Paste's 20 Best Country & Americana Albums of 2019

Paste's 20 Best Country & Americana Albums of 2019

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20. Son Volt - Union

Son Volt - Union
March 29, 2019
Critic Score
60
4 reviews

18. Runaway June - Blue Roses

Runaway June - Blue Roses
June 28, 2019
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

16. Lillie Mae - Other Girls

Lillie Mae - Other Girls
August 16, 2019
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

14. Jade Bird - Jade Bird

Jade Bird - Jade Bird
April 19, 2019
Critic Score
74
12 reviews

Thankfully, Bird’s singular musical style—a chalky blend of roots-rock, country and pop—and her mighty, mighty roar cancel out any thematic fumbles entirely and make Jade Bird one of the more impressive solo debuts of the year so far.

13. Hayes Carll - What It Is

Hayes Carll - What It Is
February 15, 2019
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

12. Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury

Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury
September 27, 2019
Critic Score
73
15 reviews

On its own, the album is loud, sometimes cranky and also the least essential entry in Simpson’s catalog so far.

9. Allison Moorer - Blood

Allison Moorer - Blood
October 25, 2019
Critic Score
90
4 reviews

8. Tyler Childers - Country Squire

Tyler Childers - Country Squire
August 2, 2019
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

7. Maren Morris - GIRL

Maren Morris - GIRL
March 8, 2019
Critic Score
71
9 reviews

Morris’ endearing and earnest second album is country-pop polished for radio that still feels down-to-earth. And the best part—it’s an antithesis to the frat-guy, country-rap tomfoolery dominating the charts.

6. Robert Ellis - Texas Piano Man

Robert Ellis - Texas Piano Man
February 14, 2019
Critic Score
79
4 reviews

5. Tanya Tucker - While I'm Livin'

Tanya Tucker - While I'm Livin'
August 23, 2019
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

4. Orville Peck - Pony

Orville Peck - Pony
March 22, 2019
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

3. Miranda Lambert - Wildcard

Miranda Lambert - Wildcard
November 1, 2019
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

2. Yola - Walk Through Fire

Yola - Walk Through Fire
February 22, 2019
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

1. The Highwomen - The Highwomen

The Highwomen - The Highwomen
September 6, 2019
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

Of this album’s 12 graceful, all equally important tracks, several bring new content to the country table.

Original Source: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/12/best-country-albums-2019.html
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