Entertainment Weekly's Best Country Albums of 2016

Entertainment Weekly's Best Country Albums of 2016

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10. Lori McKenna - The Bird & the Rifle

Lori McKenna - The Bird & the Rifle
July 29, 2016
Critic Score
78
3 reviews
User Score
79
7 reviews

9. Various Artists - Southern Family

Various Artists - Southern Family
March 18, 2016
Critic Score
83
3 reviews
User Score
79
16 reviews

8. Brandy Clark - Big Day in a Small Town

Brandy Clark - Big Day in a Small Town
June 10, 2016
Country
Critic Score
84
4 reviews
User Score
80
13 reviews

7. Brothers Osborne - Pawn Shop

Brothers Osborne - Pawn Shop
January 15, 2016
Country
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
74
8 reviews

6. Dierks Bentley - Black

Dierks Bentley - Black
May 27, 2016
Country
Critic Score
68
4 reviews
User Score
55
2 reviews

5. Maren Morris - Hero

Maren Morris - Hero
June 3, 2016
Country
Critic Score
75
3 reviews
User Score
70
32 reviews

4. Loretta Lynn - Full Circle

Loretta Lynn - Full Circle
March 4, 2016
Country
Critic Score
79
10 reviews
User Score
70
35 reviews

3. Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings

Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings
November 18, 2016
Country
Critic Score
80
9 reviews
User Score
78
34 reviews

There’s something pleasingly organic ... in Weight’s cohesiveness; it asks for patience and rewards it, weaving true tales of regret and resilience into one fiercely honest, gloriously flawed whole. Bless this mess.

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2. Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter

Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
March 25, 2016
Country
Critic Score
80
10 reviews
User Score
76
72 reviews

1. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth

Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
April 15, 2016
Alt-Country
Critic Score
83
16 reviews
User Score
79
232 reviews
Overall, the album is strikingly intimate. At times, it feels like you’ve somehow found yourself in the singer’s hallway, listening as he coos lullabies to his child in a nursery.
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Original Source: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/12/14/best-country-albums-2016

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