The latest albums you need to hear. Suggested concerts, and how to navigate the live music scene in New York City. Hosted by Scott Taylor, with guests. Weekly.
Best Albums of 2020
My year is officially over when I drop my Best Albums list. This year' s picks include:
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush
Perfume Genius - Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
Moses Sumney - græ
Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud
The Killers - Imploding the Mirage
Run the Jewels - RTJ4
Taylor Swift - folklore / evermore
SAULT - UNTITLED (Black Is) / UNTITLED (Rise)
Best Songs of 2020
My picks for Best Songs of 2020 - there is no overlap with my Best Albums list, which is coming soon. This list features: Hayley Williams, The 1975, Caribou, Caroline Rose, Dua Lipa, Matt Berninger, Omar Apollo, Oneohtrix Point Never, Soccer Mommy, and Yves Tumor.
Show Reviews: Black Pumas, Garage à Trois, Lizzo, Bon Iver, Explosions in the Sky, Dead & Company, Railroad Earth. Best Albums of 2019: Lana Del Rey, James Blake, The National, Sharon Van Etten, Bon Iver, Maren Morris, Great Grandpa, Better Oblivion Community Center, Broods, Big Thief.
New Music: Bon Iver, Nick Murphy, Lana Del Rey, Banks, Charli XCX, (Sandy) Alex G. Concert recap: Calexico / Iron & Wine, Dead & Company, Drive-by Truckers, Caroline Rose, Gorgon City, Nick Murphy, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket. Shows this week: Andrew Bird, Lana Del Rey, Lizzo, Black Pumas, Cat Power.
New Music: GoldLink, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Crumb, Claire Cronin, Lukas Nelson. Concert recap: The National, Courtney Barnett, Death Cab for Cutie, Jenny Lewis, Jason Isbell, Father John Misty. Shows this week: Drive-by Truckers, Iron & Wine / Calexico, Dead & Company, Alvvays.
Best Music of 2019 so far: James Blake, The National, Maggie Rogers, Sharon Van Etten, Vampire Weekend, Better Oblivion Community Center. Concert recap: the New York Philharmonic performing John Corigliano's Symphony No. 1. Shows this week: Beach House, The National, Craig Finn, Habibi, Panda Bear, Death Cab for Cutie, Jenny Lewis.