Rolling Stone's 40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017

Rolling Stone's 40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017

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40.

Thomas Rhett - Life Changes
September 8, 2017
Critic Score
80
1 review

39.

Jessica Lea Mayfield - Sorry Is Gone
September 29, 2017
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

37.

Brad Paisley - Love and War
April 21, 2017
Critic Score
57
4 reviews

36.

Little Bandit - Breakfast Alone
February 10, 2017
Critic Score
70
1 review

35.

Lauren Alaina - Road Less Traveled
January 27, 2017
Critic Score
65
2 reviews

32.

Hiss Golden Messenger - Hallelujah Anyhow
September 22, 2017
Critic Score
80
11 reviews

31.

The Band of Heathens - Duende
January 13, 2017
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

30.

Jade Jackson - Gilded
May 19, 2017
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

29.

Colter Wall - Colter Wall
May 12, 2017
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

28.

RaeLynn - WildHorse
March 24, 2017
Critic Score
72
3 reviews

27.

Cory Branan - Adios
April 7, 2017
Critic Score
73
4 reviews

26.

Carly Pearce - Every Little Thing
October 13, 2017
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

25.

Alison Krauss - Windy City
February 17, 2017
Critic Score
71
8 reviews

24.

Little Big Town - The Breaker
February 24, 2017
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

23.

The Mavericks - Brand New Day
March 31, 2017
Critic Score
69
5 reviews

21.

Chris Shiflett - West Coast Town
April 14, 2017
Critic Score
40
1 review

20.

Travis Meadows - First Cigarette
October 13, 2017
Critic Score
80
1 review

18.

Kelsea Ballerini - Unapologetically
November 3, 2017
Critic Score
74
3 reviews

17.

Rodney Crowell - Close Ties
March 31, 2017
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

15.

Luke Combs - This One's for You
June 2, 2017
Critic Score
70
1 review

14.

Tyler Childers - Purgatory
August 4, 2017
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

13.

Charlie Worsham - Beginning of Things
April 21, 2017
Critic Score
80
1 review

12.

Natalie Hemby - Puxico
January 13, 2017
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

11.

Kip Moore - Slowheart
September 8, 2017
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

10.

Angaleena Presley - Wrangled
April 21, 2017
Critic Score
78
9 reviews

9.

Lilly Hiatt - Trinity Lane
August 25, 2017
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

8.

Willie Nelson - God's Problem Child
April 28, 2017
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

God's Problem Child is a tightly-woven, poignant collection of ruminations on aging and fading faculties that amounts to Nelson's most moving album in decades.

7.

Midland - On the Rocks
September 22, 2017
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

6.

Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway
February 24, 2017
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

4.

Chris Stapleton - From A Room: Volume 1
May 5, 2017
Critic Score
79
12 reviews

From A Room is strikingly focused, sonically and thematically.

3.

Valerie June - The Order of Time
March 10, 2017
Critic Score
84
9 reviews

2.

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
June 16, 2017
Critic Score
82
19 reviews
After spending the last five years reckoning with past darkness, Isbell, 38, shifts his gaze outward.

1.

Margo Price - All American Made
October 20, 2017
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

After an opening series of expertly crafted country pastiches, All American Made indeed evolves into one of the most political country records in years, a declarative honky-tonk manifesto of small-town farmer populism and working-class feminism.

Original Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/country/lists/40-best-country-albums-americana-albums-of-2017-w513189
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