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PopMatters' 20 Best Americana Albums of 2018

PopMatters' 20 Best Americana Albums of 2018

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19. Kaia Kater - Grenades

Kaia Kater - Grenades
October 26, 2018
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

16. Birds of Chicago - Love in Wartime

Birds of Chicago - Love in Wartime
May 4, 2018
Critic Score
70
1 review

15. Shemekia Copeland - America's Child

Shemekia Copeland - America's Child
August 3, 2018
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

12. Blackberry Smoke - Find A Light

Blackberry Smoke - Find A Light
April 6, 2018
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

11. Old Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer

Old Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer
April 20, 2018
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

9. Parker Millsap - Other Arrangements

Parker Millsap - Other Arrangements
May 4, 2018
Critic Score
73
5 reviews

6. Mary Gauthier - Rifles & Rosary Beads

Mary Gauthier - Rifles & Rosary Beads
January 26, 2018
Critic Score
93
4 reviews

From start to finish, Rifles & Rosary Beads is a beautiful and harrowing experience telling important stories that need to be heard and pointing to still more others coming from the ongoing work being done through SongwritingWith:Soldiers.

3. Amanda Shires - To The Sunset

Amanda Shires - To The Sunset
August 3, 2018
Critic Score
83
10 reviews

Singer/violinist Amanda Shires avoids easy lessons and genre expectations in crafting a catchy and challenging new album.

2. Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - Years

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - Years
April 6, 2018
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

Years is a compact, straight to the heart (and feet) record. Every song connects and no notes are wasted. It's a new country classic, plain and simple.

1. I'm With Her - See You Around

I'm With Her - See You Around
February 16, 2018
Critic Score
75
5 reviews
Original Source: https://www.popmatters.com/best-americana-albums-2018-2623298032.html
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