Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Country Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Country Albums of All Time

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100.

Kenny Chesney - No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems
April 23, 2002
Critic Score
66
3 reviews

98.

Keith Urban - Golden Road
October 8, 2002
Critic Score
70
1 review

96.

Hank Thompson - A Six Pack to Go
Critic Score
100
1 review

94.

Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
November 1, 1978
Critic Score
90
1 review

93.

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

What’s most impressive about The Highwomen... is how artfully, and matter-of-factly, it engages social issues.

92.

The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin
February 1, 1969
Critic Score
92
3 reviews

91.

Connie Smith - Connie Smith
March 1, 1965
Critic Score
100
1 review

88.

Glen Campbell - Ghost on the Canvas
August 29, 2011
Critic Score
75
10 reviews

87.

Faith Hill - Faith
April 21, 1998
Critic Score
69
2 reviews

86.

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

85.

Marty Robbins - Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs
September 1, 1959
Critic Score
90
1 review

82.

Brandy Clark - 12 Stories
October 22, 2013
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

81.

Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
March 25, 2016
Critic Score
83
12 reviews

Midwest Farmer's Daughter is the first full-on country release on Third Man, the Nashville based label run by suspect carpetbagger Jack White, and dude was smart to wait ‘til he had an act this undeniable.

80.

Vince Gill - When Love Finds You
June 7, 1994
Critic Score
68
3 reviews

79.

Alison Krauss & Union Station - Every Time You Say Goodbye
February 14, 1992
Critic Score
60
1 review

78.

Alan Jackson - Don't Rock the Jukebox
May 14, 1991
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

77.

Dierks Bentley - Up on the Ridge
June 8, 2010
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

75.

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Come On Come On
June 30, 1992
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

74.

Jason Isbell - Southeastern
June 11, 2013
Critic Score
84
13 reviews
Here, he mostly dials back the volume to plumb heavy emotions.

73.

Linda Martell - Color Me Country
August 0, 1970
Critic Score
70
1 review

72.

Elvis Presley - Elvis Country
January 2, 1971
Critic Score
80
1 review

71.

Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
October 10, 1977
Critic Score
70
1 review

69.

The Louvin Brothers - Satan Is Real
November 16, 1959
Critic Score
100
1 review

68.

Jerry Jeff Walker - ¡Viva Terlingua!
August 18, 1973
Critic Score
90
1 review

66.

Dwight Yoakam - This Time
March 23, 1993
Critic Score
96
2 reviews

62.

Lefty Frizzell - Look What Thoughts Will Do
January 28, 1997
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

61.

Patty Loveless - When Fallen Angels Fly
August 23, 1994
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

60.

Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe
August 21, 1967
Critic Score
90
1 review

59.

Merle Haggard - Mama Tried
January 1, 1968
Critic Score
96
2 reviews

58.

Terry Allen - Lubbock (On Everything)
January 1, 1979
Critic Score
88
3 reviews

57.

Reba McEntire - Rumor Has It
September 4, 1990
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

56.

Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A
Critic Score
90
1 review

55.

Roger Miller - Roger and Out
May 0, 1964
Critic Score
80
1 review

54.

Pistol Annies - Hell on Heels
September 6, 2011
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

53.

Steve Earle - Guitar Town
March 5, 1986
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

52.

Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
July 31, 2001
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

51.

Willie Nelson - Phases and Stages
January 1, 1974
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
Original Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/best-country-albums-1234581876/
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