Cottage industry: the enduring power of the 'cabin in the woods' album

Published Nov 06 2020 at 1:00 PM GMT
  • From Bon Iver to Taylor Swift, artists and audiences continue to be drawn to the homespun allure of the isolation albumFor some, the 'cabin in the woods" album aesthetic reached critical mass in 2011, with a headline in the Onion: "Man Just Going To Grab Guitar And Old Four-Track, Go Out To Cabin In Woods, Make Shittiest Album Anyone's Ever Heard.
  • For others, it arrived in the form of Taylor Swift's Folklore LP this July: an album so deliberately homespun in its marketing, it could only have been made more.



  • Published Nov 6, 2020 1:00 PM GMT