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
January 1, 1985
Critic Score
80
1 review

46.

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

45.

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

44.

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

40.

k.d. lang - Ingénue
March 17, 1992
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

39.

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

38.

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

36.

Rosanne Cash - The River & the Thread
January 14, 2014
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

35.

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

33.

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

32.

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

31.

Mekons - Fear and Whiskey
June 1, 1985
Critic Score
94
2 reviews

29.

My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
September 9, 2003
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

27.

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

26.

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

24.

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

23.

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

21.

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

20.

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
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
83
15 reviews

18.

Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
April 27, 2004
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

17.

Jason Isbell - Southeastern
June 11, 2013
Critic Score
85
12 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
January 1, 1985
Critic Score
80
1 review

15.

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

13.

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

12.

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

11.

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

10.

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

9.

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

7.

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

4.

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

3.

Gillian Welch - Revival
April 9, 1996
Critic Score
68
3 reviews

1.

Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne
October 5, 1993
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
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