Stereogum's 20 Best Country Albums of 2016

Stereogum's 20 Best Country Albums of 2016

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20. Todd Snider - Eastside Bulldog

Todd Snider - Eastside Bulldog
October 7, 2016
Critic Score
67
3 reviews
User Score
NR

19. Vince Gill - Down to My Last Bad Habit

Vince Gill - Down to My Last Bad Habit
February 12, 2016
Country
Critic Score
70
3 reviews
User Score
70
3 reviews

18. Willie Nelson - For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price

Willie Nelson - For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price
September 16, 2016
Critic Score
75
2 reviews
User Score
NR

17. John Paul White - Beulah

John Paul White - Beulah
August 19, 2016
Folk Rock
Critic Score
70
4 reviews
User Score
70
8 reviews

16. Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20

Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20
February 5, 2016
Americana
Critic Score
81
14 reviews
User Score
74
58 reviews

15. Hayes Carll - Lovers and Leavers

Hayes Carll - Lovers and Leavers
April 8, 2016
Alt-Country
Critic Score
67
3 reviews
User Score
95
1 review

14. Loretta Lynn - Full Circle

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

13. Paul Cauthen - My Gospel

Paul Cauthen - My Gospel
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
65
2 reviews
User Score
NR

12. Maren Morris - Hero

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

11. Shovels & Rope - Little Seeds

Shovels & Rope - Little Seeds
October 7, 2016
Folk
Critic Score
75
6 reviews
User Score
75
5 reviews

10. Elizabeth Cook - Exodus of Venus

Elizabeth Cook - Exodus of Venus
June 17, 2016
Country
Critic Score
80
3 reviews
User Score
76
1 review

9. Yola Carter - Orphan Offering

Yola Carter - Orphan Offering
November 1, 2016
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

8. Various Artists - Southern Family

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

7. 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

6. Courtney Marie Andrews - Honest Life

Courtney Marie Andrews - Honest Life
August 19, 2016
Folk
Critic Score
79
8 reviews
User Score
71
8 reviews

5. Lydia Loveless - Real

Lydia Loveless - Real
August 19, 2016
Alt-Country
Critic Score
78
12 reviews
User Score
73
22 reviews

4. 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

3. 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

2. 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

1. 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
Original Source: http://www.stereogum.com/1916713/the-20-best-country-albums-of-2016/franchises/2016-in-review/

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