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The Best Country Albums of All Time

1.

Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
May 1, 1975
Critic Score
97
5 reviews

2.

Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
September 19, 1970
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

3.

Anaïs Mitchell - Hadestown
March 9, 2010
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

4.

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

5.

Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song
September 14, 2010
Critic Score
91
6 reviews

6.

The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
September 7, 1999
Critic Score
91
10 reviews

7.

Rose City Band - Summerlong
May 15, 2020
Critic Score
89
6 reviews

8.

Taylor Swift - Red (Taylor's Version)
November 12, 2021
Critic Score
88
17 reviews

9.

Johnny Cash - American V: A Hundred Highways
July 4, 2006
Critic Score
86
18 reviews

10.

Brad Paisley - American Saturday Night
June 30, 2009
Critic Score
86
8 reviews

11.

Lee Ann Womack - The Way I'm Livin'
September 23, 2014
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

12.

Wilco - Being There
October 29, 1996
Critic Score
86
7 reviews

13.

Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
March 7, 2006
Critic Score
86
16 reviews

14.

Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains
July 12, 2019
Critic Score
85
21 reviews

15.

Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
April 27, 2004
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

16.

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - Years
April 6, 2018
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

17.

Drive-By Truckers - American Band
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

18.

Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
April 15, 2016
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

19.

Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
February 11, 2022
Critic Score
85
32 reviews

20.

Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
May 13, 2014
Critic Score
85
11 reviews

21.

Songs: Ohia - The Magnolia Electric Co.
March 4, 2003
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

22.

Ashley McBryde - Girl Going Nowhere
March 30, 2018
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

23.

The Jayhawks - Tomorrow the Green Grass
February 14, 1995
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

24.

Drive-By Truckers - Decoration Day
June 17, 2003
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

25.

Angel Olsen - Big Time
June 3, 2022
Critic Score
84
27 reviews
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