AUK’s Top 10 Americana Albums of the 21st Century: The Best of the Rest

The votes have been cast and counted and next week we will begin the run-down of the Top 10 Americana Albums of the 21st Century as chosen by our writers. Number 10 will be revealed on Monday and then we will count down each day in reverse order until we reach our Number One ten days later.

The albums were chosen from a shortlist of twenty drawn up from the most popular choices of our writers’ individual lists. Here are the albums from that shortlist that didn’t make the final Top 10. Nevertheless, they are still all brilliant albums – hell, let’s make it a Top 20.

11.  Mary Gauthier – Mercy Now
12.  Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
13.  Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
14.  Drive-By Truckers – Decoration Day
15.  Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer – Not Dark Yet
16.  Levon Helm – Electric Dirt
17.  Songs: Ohia – The Magnolia Electric Co.
18.  Felice Brothers – Tonight at the Arizona
19.  Lucinda Williams – Essence
20.  John Murry – The Graceless Age


About Clint West 320 Articles
From buying my first record aged 10 and attending my first gig at 14, music has been a lifelong obsession. A proud native of Suffolk, I have lived in and around Manchester for the best part of 30 years. My idea of a perfect day would be a new record arriving in the post in the morning, watching Ipswich Town win in the afternoon followed by a gig and a pint with my mates at night,
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