Releases Of The Year: We asked our contributors to nominate their top ten records, CDs, downloads and streams of the year, then we counted up the votes
One Thing That Got Me Through: Our contributors share their 2020 survival aids; plus Mats Gustafsson on selling records; RA Washington on weathering the storm; PTP’s Geng on sharing skills; and Kyle Devine on rebuilding the future
Plague Time Television: Colour Out Of Space curators take their anarchic fun on air. By Edwin Pouncey
Label Solidarity: Moshpit manners define music business etiquette in crisis times. By Ivan Zoloto
Columnists’ Charts: Our specialist critics select music that shook their corner of the subculture, from avant rock to noise
Online Platforms: Can virtual music communities flourish during lockdown? By Billy Gomberg
Teaching & Workshops: Musicians live and learn as they turn to teaching to get by. By Jennifer Lucy Allan
Archive Releases Of The Year: Our contributors voted for their top ten archival records, CDs, downloads and streams, and we counted them all up.
Invisible Jukebox: Faith Coloccia × Aaron Turner: The US avant rock/drone duo come under SIGE from The Wire’s mystery record selection.
Patricia Brennan: The classically trained percussionist makes a textured debut. By Daniel Spicer