Rolling Stone's 25 Best Country & Americana Albums of 2021

Rolling Stone's 25 Best Country & Americana Albums of 2021

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25.

Kacey Musgraves - star-crossed
September 10, 2021
Critic Score
75
28 reviews

The best moments here put her own personalized spin on the well-worn cliches of the standard big-budget post-break-up purge-fest.

24.

Gary Allan - Ruthless
June 25, 2021
Critic Score
50
2 reviews

23.

Elvie Shane - Backslider
October 29, 2021

22.

Dan + Shay - Good Things
August 13, 2021

21.

Adia Victoria - A Southern Gothic
September 17, 2021
Critic Score
73
4 reviews

20.

Old Dominion - Time, Tequila & Therapy
October 8, 2021
Critic Score
80
1 review

19.

Maggie Rose - Have a Seat
August 20, 2021
Critic Score
70
1 review

18.

Amythyst Kiah - Wary + Strange
June 18, 2021
Critic Score
79
3 reviews

17.

Brandi Carlile - In These Silent Days
October 1, 2021
Critic Score
82
11 reviews

She’s not messing with a good thing so much as offering subtle refinements of the strengths — particularly as a vocalist — that led to her breakout.

16.

Emily Scott Robinson - American Siren
October 29, 2021
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

15.

Charley Crockett - Music City USA
September 17, 2021
Critic Score
80
1 review

12.

Mickey Guyton - Remember Her Name
September 24, 2021
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

11.

Yola - Stand for Myself
July 30, 2021
Critic Score
78
11 reviews

Platinum-voiced Brit reunites with Dan Auerbach in the producer's chair for a dazzling showcase of luxurious Seventies-inspired soul and mellow, Laurel Canyon-style folk rock.

9.

Valerie June - The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers
March 12, 2021
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

June has never sounded more fully and thrillingly herself than she does on her latest album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers, which merges pop ambition, folksy open-heartedness and blues wisdom.

8.

Sturgill Simpson - The Ballad of Dood & Juanita
August 20, 2021
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

Both the most natural and most baffling record he’s ever made.

5.

Carly Pearce - 29: Written In Stone
September 17, 2021
Critic Score
70
1 review

3.

Eric Church - Heart
April 16, 2021
Critic Score
70
4 reviews

3.

Eric Church - Soul
April 23, 2021
Critic Score
70
4 reviews

3.

Eric Church - &
April 20, 2021
Critic Score
67
3 reviews

2.

Allison Russell - Outside Child
May 21, 2021
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

1.

Morgan Wade - Reckless
March 19, 2021
Critic Score
75
2 reviews
Original Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country-lists/best-country-albums-2021-1270077/
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