BEST OF
2014

Alt-Country

CRITICS' HIGHEST RATED ALT-COUNTRY ALBUMS OF 2014

Wovenhand - Refractory Obdurate
#1

Wovenhand

Refractory Obdurate

80
critic score (4)
Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else
#2

Lydia Loveless

Somewhere Else

79
critic score (8)
Lucinda Williams - Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
#3

Lucinda Williams

Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

78
critic score (4)
Old 97's - Most Messed Up
#4

Old 97's

Most Messed Up

76
critic score (8)
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues
#5

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues

74
critic score (5)
Scott H. Biram - Nothin' But Blood
#6

Scott H. Biram

Nothin' But Blood

73
critic score (4)

USERS' HIGHEST RATED ALT-COUNTRY ALBUMS OF 2014

Wovenhand - Refractory Obdurate
#1

Wovenhand

Refractory Obdurate

75
user score (19)
Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else
#2

Lydia Loveless

Somewhere Else

68
user score (19)

RECENT ALT-COUNTRY ALBUMS

Lucinda Williams - Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

Lucinda Williams

Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

78
critic score (4)
74
user score (3)
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues

74
critic score (5)
70
user score (3)
Shooter Jennings - Don't Wait Up (For George)

Shooter Jennings

Don't Wait Up (For George)

75
critic score (3)

UPCOMING ALT-COUNTRY ALBUMS

No albums currently on the radar.


Critics' Top Alt-Country Artists

#1

Neko Case

81
critic score (42)
#2

Calexico

78
critic score (32)
#3

Alejandro Escovedo

75
critic score (18)
#4

Kathleen Edwards

75
critic score (22)
#5

Richard Buckner

74
critic score (22)
#6

Old 97's

74
critic score (18)
#7

Wovenhand

73
critic score (13)
#8

Lucero

73
critic score (17)