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Paste's 50 Best Alt-Country Albums of All Time

Paste's 50 Best Alt-Country Albums of All Time

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50. Green On Red - Gas Food Lodging

Green On Red - Gas Food Lodging
January 1, 1985
Critic Score
80
1 review

46. Lucero - 1372 Overton Park

Lucero - 1372 Overton Park
October 6, 2009
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

45. Jim Lauderdale - Pretty Close to the Truth

Jim Lauderdale - Pretty Close to the Truth
August 2, 1994
Critic Score
90
1 review

44. Freakwater - Old Paint

Freakwater - Old Paint
October 10, 1995
Critic Score
88
2 reviews

40. k.d. lang - Ingénue

k.d. lang - Ingénue
March 17, 1992
Critic Score
70
3 reviews

39. Robbie Fulks - Country Love Songs

Robbie Fulks - Country Love Songs
June 27, 1996
Critic Score
80
1 review

38. Kathleen Edwards - Failer

Kathleen Edwards - Failer
January 14, 2003
Critic Score
78
2 reviews

37. Rodney Crowell - The Houston Kid

Rodney Crowell - The Houston Kid
January 1, 2001
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

36. Rosanne Cash - The River & the Thread

Rosanne Cash - The River & the Thread
January 14, 2014
Critic Score
76
9 reviews

35. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness
January 19, 1999
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

33. 16 Horsepower - Folklore

16 Horsepower - Folklore
August 6, 2002
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

32. Julie Miller - Broken Things

Julie Miller - Broken Things
August 17, 1999
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

31. Mekons - Fear and Whiskey

Mekons - Fear and Whiskey
June 1, 1985
Critic Score
90
1 review

29. My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves

My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
September 9, 2003
Critic Score
82
9 reviews

27. Joe Henry - Kindness of the World

Joe Henry - Kindness of the World
September 28, 1993
Critic Score
91
2 reviews

26. Steve Earle - El Corazón

Steve Earle - El Corazón
October 7, 1997
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

24. The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You

The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
September 29, 2009
Critic Score
77
15 reviews

23. Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues

Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
September 14, 2010
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

21. The Bottle Rockets - The Brooklyn Side

The Bottle Rockets - The Brooklyn Side
November 9, 1994
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

20. Old 97's - Too Far to Care

Old 97's - Too Far to Care
June 17, 1997
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

19. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

18. Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose

Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
April 27, 2004
Critic Score
86
14 reviews

17. Jason Isbell - Southeastern

Jason Isbell - Southeastern
June 11, 2013
Critic Score
83
10 reviews

It’s the most potent expression to date of Isbell’s talent (including his DBT output) and, hopefully, a harbinger of great things to come.

16. Lone Justice - Lone Justice

Lone Justice - Lone Justice
January 1, 1985
Critic Score
80
1 review

15. Uncle Tupelo - March 16-20, 1992

Uncle Tupelo - March 16-20, 1992
August 3, 1992
Critic Score
87
2 reviews

13. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker

Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
September 5, 2000
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

12. Steve Earle - Train a Comin'

Steve Earle - Train a Comin'
February 28, 1995
Critic Score
81
4 reviews

11. Johnny Cash - American Recordings

Johnny Cash - American Recordings
April 26, 1994
Critic Score
91
4 reviews

10. The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall

The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall
September 15, 1992
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

9. Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball

Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball
September 26, 1995
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

7. Wilco - Being There

Wilco - Being There
October 29, 1996
Critic Score
89
7 reviews

4. Son Volt - Trace

Son Volt - Trace
September 19, 1995
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

3. Gillian Welch - Revival

Gillian Welch - Revival
April 9, 1996
Critic Score
82
2 reviews

1. Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne

Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne
October 5, 1993
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
Original Source: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/08/the-50-best-alt-country-albums-of-all-time.html
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