The Best Americana Albums of All Time

1. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

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Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
June 30, 1998
Critic Score
91
5 reviews

2. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness
January 19, 1999
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

3. James McMurtry - Complicated Game

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James McMurtry - Complicated Game
February 24, 2015
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

4. Dave Rawlings Machine - Nashville Obsolete

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Dave Rawlings Machine - Nashville Obsolete
September 18, 2015
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

5. Daniel Romano - If I've Only One Time Askin'

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Daniel Romano - If I've Only One Time Askin'
July 31, 2015
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

6. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

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Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
March 7, 2006
Critic Score
84
14 reviews

7. The Jayhawks - Tomorrow the Green Grass

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The Jayhawks - Tomorrow the Green Grass
February 14, 1995
Critic Score
83
6 reviews

8. The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall

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The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall
September 15, 1992
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

9. Guy Clark - My Favorite Picture of You

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Guy Clark - My Favorite Picture of You
July 23, 2013
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

10. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker

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Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
September 5, 2000
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

11. Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20

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Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20
February 5, 2016
Critic Score
82
13 reviews

12. Papa M - Whatever, Mortal

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Papa M - Whatever, Mortal
November 5, 2001
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

13. Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

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Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
April 25, 2006
Critic Score
81
10 reviews

14. Mudcrutch - 2

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Mudcrutch - 2
May 20, 2016
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

15. Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues

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Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
September 14, 2010
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

16. Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Wreck & Ruin

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Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Wreck & Ruin
September 7, 2012
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

17. Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness of Dancers

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Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness of Dancers
September 9, 2014
Critic Score
80
11 reviews

18. The Mavericks - Mono

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The Mavericks - Mono
February 17, 2015
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

19. Calexico & Iron and Wine - In the Reins

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Calexico & Iron and Wine - In the Reins
September 12, 2005
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

20. Bill Callahan - Dream River

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Bill Callahan - Dream River
September 17, 2013
Critic Score
79
22 reviews

21. Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free

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Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free
July 17, 2015
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

22. Steve Earle - El Corazón

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Steve Earle - El Corazón
October 7, 1997
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

23. Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther

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Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
July 25, 2006
Critic Score
78
12 reviews

24. Horse Feathers - House With No Home

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Horse Feathers - House With No Home
September 9, 2008
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

25. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Master and Everyone

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Master and Everyone
January 28, 2003
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

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