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The Best Americana Albums of 2016 So Far

2016 first half

Here are fifteen albums that have impressed us the most from the first half of 2016. A few favourites are in there, bands coming through with the goods yet again. There’s also a band releasing its final LP and a couple of debut releases. All in all it’s been a strong six months with plenty more great new music to come. We’d love to hear which albums have spent the most time on your turntable, in your CD player or on your computer and phone.

  • Richmond Fontaine – You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To
  • Davey Craddock – City West
  • Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts Of Highway 20
  • William Crighton – William Crighton
  • Robert Ellis – Robert Ellis
  • Steve Gunn – Eyes On The Line
  • Will Wood – Magpie Brain & Other Stories
  • The Felice Brothers – Life In The Dark
  • Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
  • Chuck Johnson – Velvet Arc
  • Malcolm Holcombe – Another Black Hole
  • William Tyler – Modern Country
  • Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife – Thieves
  • Karl Blau – Introducing Karl Blau
  • case/lang/veirs – case/lang/veirs

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2 thoughts on “The Best Americana Albums of 2016 So Far

  1. I have listened to case/lang/viers about a million times. when 3 of your favourite singers join together, the result is either going to be very good or very bad…

    how about Sarah Jarosz, Undercurrent, Perhaps not her best but still worthy.

    and definitely think Rowena Wise (self titled) could go on this list.


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