Recommendations

A selection of favorites from our readers and editors. Readers’ Picks marked in bold.

2014

Fall

  • Aviator by Stoney LaRue
  • Rock & Roll Time by Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Fumes by Lily & Madeleine
  • Boxers by Matthew Ryan
  • Indian Ocean by Frazey Ford
  • Lucky 13 by Chris Duarte
  • And The War Came by Shakey Graves
  • Standing In The Breach by Jackson Browne
  • Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn by Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Summer

  • Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone by Lucinda Williams
  • Love & Logic by Sons of Bill
  • Saturday Night / Sunday Morning by Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
  • Paradise Outlaw by Pieta Brown
  • Single Mothers by Justin Townes Earle
  • Ryan Adams by Ryan Adams
  • Somewhere Under Wonderland by Counting Crows
  • Step Back by Johnny Winter
  • Live My Life by Sena Ehrhardt
  • Swimmin’ Time by Shovels & Rope
  • Connecting Stars by Connecting Stars
  • Too Blessed to Be Stressed by Paul Thorn
  • No-Hit Wonder by Cory Branan
  • Can’t Even Do Wrong Right by Elvin Bishop
  • Live From Atlanta by Lucero
  • Rockabilly Riot! All Original by Brian Setzer
  • Get Hurt by The Gaslight Anthem
  • Long in the Tooth by Billy Joe Shaver
  • They Want My Soul by Spoon
  • Don’t Wait Up for George by Shooter Jennings
  • Angus & Julia Stone by Angus & Julia Stone
  • Hypnotic Eye by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  • The Voyager by Jenny Lewis
  • A Life Worth Living by Marc Broussard
  • Acoustic Classics by Richard Thompson
  • Still on the Levee by Chris Smither
  • Terms Of My Surrender by John Hiatt
  • Wild Animals by Trampled by Turtles
  • Eagle Rock Fire by Joe Purdy
  • Counterfeit Blues by Corb Lund
  • Remedy by Old Crow Medicine Show

Spring

  • Heal by Strand of Oaks
  • Emergency Situation by Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers
  • Good Luck Charm by The Mastersons
  • Favorite Waitress by Felice Brothers
  • Good News by Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
  • MARY GAUTHIER, Trouble & Love
  • JACK WHITE, Lazaretto
  • FIRST AID KIT, Stay Gold
  • DAVE & PHIL ALVIN, Common Ground
  • MIKE MATTISON, You Can’t Fight Love
  • ROBERT FRANCIS, Heaven
  • JOHN FULLBRIGHT, Songs
  • KELLY WILLIS & BRUCE ROBISON, Our Year
  • ZOE MUTH, World of Strangers
  • NEIL YOUNG, A Letter Home
  • CHATHAM COUNTY LINE, Tightrope
  • DUHKS, Beyond the Blue
  • JOLIE HOLLAND, Wine Dark Sea
  • DAVE SPECTER, Message in Blue
  • HOWLIN BROTHERS, Trouble
  • STURGILL SIMPSON, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
  • THE BLACK KEYS, Turn Blue
  • GREGG ALLMAN, All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman
  • JAREKUS SINGLETON, Refuse To Lose
  • SANTANA, Corazon
  • BEN HARPER AND ELLEN HARPER, Childhood Home
  • OLD 97S, Most Messed Up
  • CHRIS ROBINSON, Phosphorescent Harvest
  • RODRIGO Y GABRIELA, 9 Dead Alive
  • EELS, Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
  • KEB MO, Bluesamericana
  • THE WHIGS, Modern Creation
  • SELDOM SCENE, Long Time: Seldom Scene
  • MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO’S, Sling Shot to Heaven
  • RODNEY CROWELL, Tarpaper Sky
  • BOBBY BARE, JR. Undefeated
  • JEREMY SPENCER, Coventry Blue
  • JOAN OSBORNE, Love & Hate
  • ALBERT CASTIGLIA, Solid Ground
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS, Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne
  • HOLMES BROTHERS, Brotherhood
  • NICKEL CREEK, A Dotted Line

Winter

  • JOHNNY CASH, Out Among The Stars
  • SIMONE FELICE, Strangers
  • THE HOLD STEADY, Teeth Dreams
  • LUTHER DICKINSON, Rock ‘n Roll Blues
  • ELIZA GILKYSON, The Nocturne Diaries
  • NICK MOSS BAND, Time Ain’t Free
  • STEVE MARTIN AND THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell (live)
  • CHARLIE OXFORD, Charlie Oxford
  • MATT WALLACE, For a Season
  • DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, English Oceans
  • JOHN GORKA, Bright Side of Down
  • THE MEN, Tomorrow’s Hits
  • BECK, Morning Phase
  • JOE LOUIS WALKER, Hornet’s Nest
  • BOB MOULD, Workbook 25 (re-issue)
  • JIMBO MATHUS & THE TRI-STATE COALITION, Dark Night of the Soul
  • LYDIA LOVELESS, Somewhere Else
  • LAKE STREET DIVE, Bad Self Portraits
  • NEIL FINN, Dizzy Heights
  • KIM SIMMONS AND SAVOY BROWN, Goin’ To The Delta
  • JAMESTOWN REVIVAL, Utah
  • BAND OF HORSES, Acoustic at the Ryman
  • PARKER MILLSAP, Parker Millsap
  • SCOTT H. BIRAM, Nothin But Blood
  • GIRLS GUNS & GLORY, Good Luck
  • NICOLE ATKINS, Slow Phaser
  • DAVID CROSBY, Croz
  • LAURA CANTRELL, No Way There From Here
  • GASLIGHT ANTHEM, B-Sides
  • AMY RAY, Goodnight Tender
  • DAMIEN JURADO, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
  • REVEREND HORTON HEAT, REV
  • TOMMY CASTRO, The Devil You Know
  • ROSANNE CASH, The River & The Thread
  • BLACKIE & THE RODEO KINGS, South
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, High Hopes
  • SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS, Give The People What They Want
  • STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS, Wig Out at Jagbags
  • PETER GABRIEL & VARIOUS ARTISTS, And I’ll Scratch Yours

2013

Fall

  • NICK LOWE, Quality Street: a Seasonal Selection for All the Family
  • BRIGHT EYES, A Christmas Album
  • MINDY SMITH, Snowed In
  • BILLIE JOE + NORAH, Foreverly
  • CONNOR GARVEY, Meteors And Beating Hearts
  • BOTTLE ROCKETS, Bottle Rockets & The Brooklyn Side
  • JAKE BUGG, Shangri La
  • SHELBY LYNNE, Thanks
  • SONGS: OHIA, Magnolia Electric Company Co (reissue)
  • BLUE RODEO, In Our Nature
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS, Inside Llewyn Davis Original Soundtrack Recording
  • HOWE GELB, The Coincidentalist
  • MELVINS, Tres Cabrones
  • THE DEVIL MAKES THREE, I’m A Stranger Here
  • ARCADE FIRE, Reflektor
  • LESLIE WEST, Still Climbing
  • BRETT DENNEN, Smoke and Mirrors
  • BLACK HEARTED BROTHER, Stars Are Our Home
  • RICHIE RAMONE, Entitled
  • WILLIE NELSON, To All The Girls…
  • PEARL JAM, Lightning Bolt
  • THE HEAD & THE HEART, Let’s Be Still
  • PATTY GRIFFIN, Silver Bell
  • ANDERS OSBORNE, Peace
  • SCOTT MILLER, Big Big World
  • THE SADIES, Internal Sounds
  • THE WOOD BROTHERS, Muse
  • DR. DOG, B-Room

Summer

  • DEER TICK, Negativity
  • HA HA TONKA, Lessons
  • SARAH JAROSZ, Build Me Up From Bones
  • BAND OF HEATHENS, Sunday Morning Record
  • ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ROOTS, Wise Up Ghost
  • TIM O’BRIEN & DARRELL SCOTT, Memories & Moments
  • TROMBONE SHORTY, Say That to Say This
  • BRIAN WRIGHT, Rattle Their Chains
  • MARK KNOPFLER, Privateering
  • NEKO CASE, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
  • RECKLESS KELLY, Long Night Moon
  • NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS, World Boogie Is Coming
  • ROBBIE FULKS, Gone Away Backward
  • BLACK JOE LEWIS, Electric Slave
  • THE RIDES, Can’t Get Enough: The Rides
  • TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND, Made Up Mind
  • THE GREENCARDS, Sweetheart of the Sun
  • TRAVIS, Where You Stand
  • VALERIE JUNE, Pushin’ Against A Stone
  • TODD WOLFE, Miles to Go
  • THE CIVIL WARS, The Civil Wars
  • SARAH LEE GUTHRIE & JOHNNY IRION, Wassaic Way
  • KT TUNSTALL, Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon
  • TWO TONS OF STEEL, Unraveled
  • BUDDY GUY, Rhythm & Blues
  • DARDEN SMITH, Love Calling
  • ALELA DIANE, About Farewell
  • GUY CLARK, My Favorite Picture of You
  • EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • TRUTH & SALVAGE CO., Pick Me Up
  • ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND, Lickety Split
  • MATT NATHANSON, Last of the Great Pretenders
  • FRANK BLACK, Oddballs
  • SCUD MOUNTAIN BOYS, Do You Love the Sun
  • TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT, Badlands
  • DEADLY GENTLEMEN, Roll Me Tumble Me

Spring

  • WILLIE NILE, American Ride
  • WATERMELON SLIM & THE WORKERS, Bull Goose Rooster
  • AUGUST BURNS RED, Rescue & Restore
  • DELBERT MCCLINTON & GLEN CLARK, Blind, Crippled & Crazy
  • DONNA THE BUFFALO, Tonight Tomorrow & Yesterday
  • STEPHEN KELLOGG, Blunderstone Rookery
  • JASON ISBELL, Southeastern
  • JOSEPH ARTHUR, Ballad of Boogie Christ
  • WALTER TROUT, Luther’s Blues – A Tribute to Luther Allison
  • HOUNDMOUTH, From The Hills Below The City
  • QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, …Like Clockwork
  • JOY KILLS SORROW, Wide Awake
  • JOHN FOGERTY, Wrote a Song For Everyone
  • LAURA MARLING, Once I Was An Eagle
  • POPA CHUBBY, Universal Breakdown Blues
  • THE NATIONAL, Trouble Will Find Me
  • DARIUS RUCKER, True Believers
  • BETH HART AND JOE BONAMASSA, Seesaw
  • CHIP TAYLOR, Block Out the Sirens of This Lonely World
  • THE HANDSOME FAMILY, Wilderness
  • VAMPIRE WEEKEND, Modern Vampires Of The City
  • JASON BOLAND & STRAGGLERS, Dark & Dirty Mile
  • PATTY GRIFFIN, American Kid
  • JAMES COTTON, Cotton Mouth Man
  • PISTOL ANNIES, Annie Up
  • RANDY ROGERS BAND, Trouble
  • IGGY & THE STOOGES, Ready to Die
  • DENISON WITMER, Denison Witmer
  • FRANK TURNER, Tape Deck Heart
  • LORI MCKENNA, Massachusetts
  • CHARLIE PARR, Barnswallow
  • STEVE EARLE, The Low Highway
  • JJ GREY & MOFRO, This River
  • IRON & WINE, Ghost on Ghost
  • DEADSTRING BROTHERS, Cannery Row
  • JOHN MURRY, Graceless Age
  • RONNIE EARL & BROADCASTERS, Just for Today
  • THE BLACK ANGELS, Indigo Meadow
  • HEM, Departure & Farewell
  • HACKENSAW BOYS, For the Love of a Friend

Winter

  • THE WATERBOYS, Appointment With Mr Yeats
  • THE MILK CARTON KIDS, The Ash & Clay
  • BLACK LILLIES, Runaway Freeway Blues
  • BILLY BRAGG, Tooth & Nail
  • JASON ELMORE & HOODOO WITCH, Tell You What
  • KACEY MUSGRAVES, Same Trailer Different Park
  • SHOOTER JENNINGS, The Other Life
  • ERIC CLAPTON, Old Sock
  • DAVID BOWIE, The Next Day
  • SON VOLT, Honky Tonk
  • JOSH RITTER, Beast in Its Tracks
  • BOZ SCAGGS, Memphis
  • ROBYN HITCHCOCK, Love From London
  • EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL, Old Yellow Moon
  • THE MAVERICKS, In Time
  • MOUNT MORIAH, Miracle Temple
  • NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS, Push the Sky Away
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS, Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys
  • RICHARD THOMPSON, Electric
  • JIM JAMES, Regions of Light and Sound of God
  • KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, Feeling Mortal
  • FICTION FAMILY, Fiction Family Reunion
  • BEN HARPER AND CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, Get Up!
  • CARRIE RODRIGUEZ, Give Me All You Got
  • CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN, La Costa Perdida
  • ADAM ANT, Adam Ant is The BlueBlack Hussar Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter
  • THE LONE BELLOW, Self-titled
  • MAX GOMEZ, Rule the World
  • YO LA TENGO, Fade
  • ERIN MCKEOWN, Manifestra
  • PARQUET COURTS, Light Up Gold
  • DROPKICK MURPHYS, SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD

2012

Fall

  • JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT, Live From Alabama
  • MARRY WATERSON & OLIVER KNIGHT, Hidden
  • ELVIS COSTELLO, In Motion Pictures
  • BUDDY MILLER AND JIM LAUDERDALE, Buddy and Jim
  • THE ROLLING STONES, GRRR!
  • GUIDED BY VOICES, Bears For Lunch
  • PAUL KELLY, Spring & Fall
  • JOSHUA JAMES, From the Top of the Willamette Mountain
  • AEROSMITH, Music From Another Dimension
  • NEIL YOUNG WITH CRAZY HORSE, Psychedelic Pill
  • DANIELIA COTTON, Gun in Your Hand
  • ANDREW BIRD, Hands of Glory
  • KASEY CHAMBERS AND SHANE NICHOLSON, Wreck and Ruin
  • ANDY ROBERTS, Urban Cowboy
  • GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS, Walking in the Green Corn
  • MARTHA WAINWRIGHT, Come Home To Mama
  • WIDESPREAD PANIC, Wood
  • WANDA JACKSON, Unfinished Business
  • THE WALLFLOWERS, Glad All Over
  • A.C. NEWMAN, Shut Down the Streets
  • TIFT MERRITT, Traveling Alone
  • IRIS DEMENT, Sing The Delta
  • FRANK TURNER, Last Minutes & Lost Evenings

Summer

  • JOHN HIATT, Mystic Pinball
  • MUMFORD & SONS, Babel
  • LUCY KAPLANSKY, Reunion
  • RYAN BINGHAM, Tomorrowland
  • DWIGHT YOAKAM, 3 Pears
  • BAND OF HORSES, Mirage Rock
  • THE AVETT BROTHERS, The Carpenter
  • BOB DYLAN, Tempest
  • CHRIS KNIGHT, Little Victories
  • BOB MOULD, Silver Age
  • CAT POWER, Sun
  • MELISSA ETHERIDGE, 4th Street Feeling
  • THE DUNWELLS, Blind Sighted Faith
  • AMY COOK, Summer Skin
  • SEAN ROWE, The Salesman and the Shark
  • MAIA SHARP, Change the Ending
  • RY COODER, Election Special
  • LYNYRD SKYNYRD, Last of a Dyin’ Breed
  • KELLY JOE PHELPS, Brother Sinner & The Whale
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS, Joey’s Song 2
  • ROBIN AND LINDA WILLIAMS, These Old Dark Hills
  • BEN TAYLOR, Listening
  • THE REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND, Between the Ditches
  • FOLK SOUL REVIVAL, Prompting the Dapperness
  • SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER, Lost in Translation
  • SHOVELS AND ROPE, O’ Be Joyful
  • JOSHUA RADIN, Underwater
  • WILL GRAY & REVA WILLIAMS, The Renegade
  • THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, Handwritten
  • OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, Carry Me Back
  • JON DEE GRAHAM, Garage Sale
  • MATT POND PA, Nature of Maps
  • CHATHAM COUNTY LINE, Sight & Sound
  • JAMES LUTHER DICKINSON & NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL-STARS, I’m Just Dead I’m Not Gone
  • MINDY SMITH, Mindy Smith
  • CASEY ABRAMS, Casey Abrams
  • JOE JACKSON, The Duke
  • THE FLAMING LIPS, The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends
  • GLEN HANSARD, Rhythm And Repose
  • CHRIS SMITHER, Hundred Dollar Valentine
  • SMASHING PUMPKINS, Oceania
  • FIONA APPLE, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser…

Spring

  • THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH, There’s No Leaving Now
  • DRIVIN N CRYIN, Songs From the Laundromat
  • GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS, The Lion The Beast The Beat
  • BODEANS, American Made
  • ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO, Big Station
  • BRANDI CARLILE, Bear Creek
  • LANGHORNE SLIM & THE LAW, Way We Move
  • RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS, The Wolf You Feed
  • JOHN MAYER, Born and Raised
  • THE CULT, Choice of Weapon
  • WILLIE NELSON, Heroes
  • SANTANA, Shape Shifter
  • MEIKO, The Bright Side
  • ALABAMA SHAKES, Boys & Girls
  • THE MASTERSONS, Birds Fly South
  • BONNIE RAITT, Slipstream
  • DR. JOHN, Locked Down
  • THE LUMINEERS, The Lumineers
  • ROCKY VOTOLATO, Television Of Saints
  • ELVIS COSTELLO, The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook
  • JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE, Nothing’s Going to Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
  • SONS OF BILL, Sirens
  • RAY WYLIE HUBBARD, Grifter’s Hymnal

Winter

  • THE SHINS, Port of Morrow
  • FRANK BLACK & THE CATHOLICS, Live at Melkweg
  • MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO & SO’S, Rot Gut Domestic
  • LUCERO, Woman & Work
  • DELTA SPIRIT, Delta Spirit
  • SHOOTER JENNINGS, Family Man
  • TODD SNIDER, Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, Wrecking Ball
  • CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS, Leaving Eden
  • LYLE LOVETT, Release Me
  • HONEYDOGS, What Comes After
  • JOSH RITTER, Bringing in the Darlings (EP)
  • KEVN KINNEY & GOLDEN PALOMINOS, A Good Country Mile
  • LAMBCHOP, Mr. M
  • ANGELA EASTERLING, Mon secret
  • HEARTLESS BASTARDS, Arrow
  • PUNCH BROTHERS, Who’s Feeling Young Now?
  • CHUCK PROPHET, Temple Beautiful
  • DR. DOG, Be The Void
  • VAN HALEN, A Different Kind of Truth
  • BEN KWELLER, Go Fly A Kite
  • RUTHIE FOSTER, Let It Burn
  • JOHN HIATT, Crossing Muddy Waters
  • DARRELL SCOTT, Long Ride Home
  • MICAH SCHNABEL, I’m Dead, Serious
  • CRAIG FINN, Clear Heart Full Eyes
  • NADA SURF, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy
  • CHRIS CASTLE, Last Bird Home
  • KATHLEEN EDWARDS, Voyageur
  • GUIDED BY VOICES, Let’s Go Eat the Factory

2011

Fall

  • Shurman & Family Christmas Vol. 1
  • SHE & HIM, A Very She & Him Christmas
  • RHETT MILLER, The Interpreter: Live At Largo
  • R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982 – 2011
  • SEAN COSTELLO, At His Best: Live
  • STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, Soul to Soul
  • NOEL GALLAGHER, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  • LAURA VEIRS, Tumble Bee
  • THE DECEMBERISTS, Long Live the King
  • MIRANDA LAMBERT, For The Record
  • TOM WAITS, Bad As Me
  • DEER TICK, Divine Providence
  • PAUL KELLY, Songs From the South
  • SHELBY LYNNE, Revelation Road
  • CHRIS ISAAK, Beyond the Sun
  • RYAN ADAMS, Ashes & Fire
  • SCOTT H BIRAM, Bad Ingredients
  • JAMES MORRISON, Awakening
  • BONNIE PRINCE BILLY, Wolfroy Goes to Town
  • MIKE VIOLA, Electro De Perfecto
  • INDIGO GIRLS, Beauty Queen Sister

Summer

  • WILCO, The Whole Love
  • MATTHEW SWEET, Modern Art
  • MEKONS, Ancient & Modern
  • JAYHAWKS, Mockingbird Time
  • RICHMOND FONTAINE, The High Country
  • WILL DAILEY, Will Dailey & The Rivals
  • LYDIA LOVELESS, Indestructible Machine
  • GOURDS, Old Mad Joy
  • RECKLESS KELLY, Good Luck & True Love
  • SLAID CLEAVES, Sorrow & Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge
  • TOM RUSSELL, Mesabi
  • JOHN DOE, Keeper
  • ERIC LINDELL, West County Drifter
  • ROBERT EARL KEEN, Ready for Confetti
  • MATTHEW RYAN, I Recall Standing as Though Nothing Could Fall
  • STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS, Mirror Traffic
  • THE BOTTLE ROCKETS, Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening
  • JEFF BRIDGES, Jeff Bridges
  • GUY CLARK, Songs & Stories
  • JOHN HIATT, Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns
  • KEB MO, The Reflection
  • FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE, Sky Full of Holes
  • BODEANS, Indigo Dreams
  • JIMMIE VAUGHAN, Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites
  • RAY WYLIE HUBBARD, Ray Wylie Hubbard & the Cowboy Twinkies
  • AMY LAVERE, Stranger Me
  • GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS, 2120 South Michigan Ave
  • OLD 97′S, Grand Theatre Vol. 2
  • TIM EASTON, Since 1966, Vol. 1

Spring

  • GILLIAN WELCH, The Harrow & The Harvest
  • EILEN JEWELL, Queen of the Minor Key
  • DAVE ALVIN, Eleven Eleven
  • BON IVER, Bon Iver
  • JIM LAUDERDALE, Reason & Rhyme
  • JAMES MADDOCK, Wake Up & Dream
  • NEIL YOUNG INTERNATIONAL HARVESTERS, A Treasure
  • MARC BROUSSARD, Marc Broussard
  • MADELEINE PEYROUX, Standing on the Rooftop
  • JOE ELY, Satisfied at Last
  • TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND, Revelator
  • CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS, Heritage
  • MY MORNING JACKET, Circuital
  • DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, Codes And Keys
  • FLOGGING MOLLY, Speed Of Darkness
  • EDDIE VEDDER, Ukulele Songs
  • JOSEPH ARTHUR, Graduation Ceremony
  • CHIP TAYLOR, Rock & Roll Joe
  • LEVON HELM, Ramble at the Ryman
  • SARAH JAROSZ, Follow Me Down
  • HANK WILLIAMS III, Hillbilly Joker
  • FELICE BROTHERS, Celebration Florida
  • BEN SOLLEE, Inclusions
  • OKKERVIL RIVER, I Am Very Far
  • FLEET FOXES, Helplessness Blues
  • BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, Take The High Road
  • ELIZA GILKYSON, Roses at the End of Time
  • JEFFREY FOUCAULT, Horse Latitudes
  • R.E.M., The Lowdown
  • STEVE EARLE, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
  • EMMYLOU HARRIS, Hard Bargain
  • THE WAIFS, Temptation
  • ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS, Unida Cantina
  • BOB SCHNEIDER, Perfect Day
  • GRAVEYARD, Hisingen Blues
  • RALPH STANLEY, A Mother’s Prayer
  • JASON ISBELL AND 400 UNIT, Here We Rest
  • ALISON KRAUSS AND UNION STATION, Paper Airplane
  • PAUL SIMON, So Beautiful or So What
  • HA HA TONKA, Death of a Decade
  • ROBBIE ROBERTSON, How To Become Clairvoyant
  • HOT TUNA, Steady As She Goes
  • BAND OF HEATHENS, Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster’s Son
  • LOS LONELY BOYS, Rockpango
  • WILLIE NELSON, WYNTON MARSALIS, AND NORAH JONES, Here We Go Again
  • SHANNON MCNALLY, Western Ballad
  • THE STROKES, Angles
  • SOLOMON BURKE AND DIJK, Hold On Tight

Winter

  • CAITLIN ROSE, Own Side Now
  • THE DAMNWELLS, No One Listens to the Band Anymore
  • NICK LOWE, Labour of Lust
  • J MASCIS, Several Shades of Why
  • R.E.M., Collapse Into Now
  • DR JOHN, Zu Zu Soiree
  • BRUCE COCKBURN, Small Source of Comfort
  • EXENE CERVENKA, Excitement of Maybe
  • LUCINDA WILLIAMS, Blessed
  • BUDDY MILLER, MARC RIBOT, BILL FRISELL & GREG LEISZ, The Majestic Silver Strings
  • RON SEXSMITH, Long Player Late Bloomer
  • LOW ANTHEM, Smart Flesh
  • ADELE, 21
  • THE CAVE SINGERS, No Witch
  • DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, Go-Go Boots
  • HAYES CARLL, KMAG YOYO (& other American stories)
  • BRIGHT EYES, The People’s Key
  • PJ HARVEY, Let England Shake
  • THE WAILIN’ JENNYS, Bright Morning Stars
  • OVER THE RHINE, Long Surrender
  • TEDDY THOMPSON, Bella
  • TODD SNIDER, Todd Snider Live: The Storyteller
  • CARRIE RODRIGUEZ AND BEN KYLE, We Still Love Our Country
  • NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS, Keys to the Kingdom
  • AMOS LEE, Mission Bell
  • WANDA JACKSON (WITH JACK WHITE), The Party Ain’t Over
  • LORI MCKENNA, Lorraine
  • CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS, Carolina Chocolate Drops / Luminescent Orchestrii
  • IRON AND WINE, We Kiss Each Other Clean
  • THE DECEMBERISTS, The King Is Dead
  • GREGG ALLMAN, Low Country Blues
  • SOCIAL DISTORTION, Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes
  • ABIGAIL WASHBURN, City of Refuge
  • EDIE BRICKELL, Edie Brickell
  • CAKE, Showroom of Compassion

2010

Fall

  • SCOTT MILLER, Christmas Gift
  • SHELBY LYNNE, Merry Christmas
  • INDIGO GIRLS, Holly Happy Days
  • DAN HICKS, Crazy For Christmas
  • MASON JENNINGS, The Flood
  • SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS, Kudzu Ranch
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, The Promise
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS, Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn
  • NORAH JONES, …Featuring Norah Jones
  • THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH, Sometimes the Blues Is Just a Passing Bird
  • ALBERT KING/STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, In Session
  • ELVIS COSTELLO, National Ransom
  • KEITH RICHARDS, Vintage Vinos
  • WEEZER, Death To False Metal
  • BOB DYLAN, The Bootleg Series: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964
  • ELTON JOHN & LEON RUSSELL, The Union
  • KINGS OF LEON, Come Around Sundown
  • OLD 97S, The Grand Theatre Volume One
  • BELLE AND SEBASTIAN, Write About Love
  • DAR WILLIAMS, Many Great Companions
  • RAILROAD EARTH, Railroad Earth
  • RAUL MALO, Sinners & Saints
  • THE AVETT BROTHERS, Live, Volume 3
  • GUSTER, Easy Wonderful

Summer

  • NEIL YOUNG, Le Noise
  • JOHN MELLENCAMP, No Better Than This
  • PETE YORN, Pete Yorn
  • THE POSIES, Blood/Candy
  • JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE, Harlem River Blues
  • ROBERT PLANT, Band of Joy
  • MAVIS STAPLES, You Are Not Alone
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band: Legacy
  • STEELDRIVERS, Reckless
  • JERRY LEE LEWIS, Mean Old Man
  • RICHARD THOMPSON, Dream Attic
  • BOBBY BARE, JR., A Storm A Tree My Mother’s Head
  • THE WEEPIES, Be My Thrill
  • JJ GREY, Georgia Warhorse
  • MARTY STUART, Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions)
  • NILS LOFGREN, I Came to Dance
  • EELS, Tomorrow Morning
  • RAY LAMONTAGNE, God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise
  • JOHN MELLENCAMP, No Better Than This
  • ELI “PAPERBOY” REED, Come And Get It
  • NEIL JUKEBOX YOUNG, Neil Young’s Jukebox
  • LOS LOBOS, Tin Can Trust
  • ARCADE FIRE, The Suburbs
  • BLACK CROWES, Croweology
  • GOV’T MULE, Mulennium
  • MARK OLSON, Many Colored Kite
  • BUTCHER HOLLER AND EILEN JEWELL, Butcher Holler
  • BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS, Rocksteady
  • SHERYL CROW, 100 Miles From Memphis
  • FRONTIER RUCKUS, Deadmalls and Nightfalls
  • CHRIS SHIFLETT & THE DEAD PEASANTS, Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants
  • CHATAM COUNTY LINE, Wildwood
  • TOMMY KEENE, Tommy Keene You Hear Me: A Retrospective 83-2009
  • CROWDED HOUSE, Intriguer
  • JIMMIE VAUGHAN, Jimmie Vaughan-Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites
  • STONEHONEY, The Cedar Creek Sessions
  • ROBERT POLLARD, Moses on a Snail

Spring

  • ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO, Street Songs of Love
  • JACKIE GREENE, Till The Light Comes
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS, Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs Of John Prine
  • PAUL THORN, Pimps and Preachers
  • GRIFFIN HOUSE, The Learner
  • CONSTELLATIONS, Southern Gothic
  • GASLIGHT ANTHEM, American Slang
  • TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS, Mojo
  • PERNICE BROTHERS, Goodbye Killer
  • GRACE POTTER AND THE NOCTURNALS, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
  • DEER TICK, Black Dirt Sessions
  • DELTA SPIRIT, History From Below
  • TIFT MERRITT, See You On The Moon
  • JACK JOHNSON, The Bride Screamed Murder
  • WATERMELON SLIM, Ringers
  • SADIES, Darker Circles
  • BAND OF HORSES, Infinite Arms
  • BLACK KEYS, Brothers
  • MARY GAUTHIER, The Foundling
  • CROOKED STILL, Some Strange Country
  • JIM LAUDERDALE, Patchwork River
  • THE NATIONAL, High Violet
  • JACKSON BROWNE AND DAVID LINDLEY, Love Is Strange
  • JOSH RITTER, So Runs The World Away
  • HOLD STEADY, Heaven Is Whenever
  • JUSTIN CURRIE, The Great War
  • NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, Together
  • JESSE MALIN & ST. MARKS SOCIAL, Love It to Life
  • ANDERS OSBORNE, American Patchwork
  • MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, The Age of Miracles
  • WILLIE NELSON, Country Music
  • SHELBY LYNNE, Tears, Lies, And Alibis
  • APPLES IN STEREO, Travellers In Space And Time
  • MERLE HAGGARD, I Am What I Am
  • RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu
  • INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS, Things That Fly
  • LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS, Agridustrial
  • CARRIE RODRIGUEZ, Love And Circumstance
  • MGMT, Congratulations
  • NATALIE MERCHANT, Leave Your Sleep
  • PETER WOLF, Midnight Souvenirs
  • JAKOB DYLAN, Women and Country
  • DR. DOG, Shame Shame
  • SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS, I Learned the Hard Way
  • MARTIN SEXTON, Sugarcoating
  • GRAHAM PARKER, Imaginary Television
  • JOAN ARMATRADING, This Charming Life
  • BLACK FRANCIS, Nonstoperotik

Winter

  • ROADSIDE GRAVES, You Won’t Be Happy With Me (EP)
  • THE RIGHT ONS, Look Inside, Now!
  • SHE AND HIM, Volume Two
  • DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, The Big To-Do
  • THE WHITE STRIPES, Under Great White Northern Lights
  • POPA CHUBBY, The Fight Is On
  • THE CHIEFTAINS FEATURING RY COODER, San Patricio
  • FRIGHTENED RABBIT, The Winter Of Mixed Drinks
  • BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, Beat the Devil’s Tattoo
  • JOHN HIATT, The Open Road
  • THE TEXAS TORNADOES, Esta Bueno
  • HOLMES BROTHERS, Feed My Soul
  • SHOOTER JENNINGS & HIEROPHANT, Black Ribbons
  • JOHNNY CASH, American VI: Ain’t No Grave
  • WILL KIMBROUGH, Wings
  • DEADSTRING BROTHERS, Sao Paulo
  • JOE PUG, Messenger
  • KASEY ANDERSON, Nowhere Nights
  • MATTHEW RYAN, Dear Lover
  • CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS, Genuine Negro Jig
  • IKE REILLY, Hard Luck Stories
  • BACKYARD TIRE FIRE, Good to Be
  • RECKLESS KELLY, Somewhere in Time
  • TIM BARRY, 28th & Stonewall
  • ALLISON MOORER, Crows
  • GLOSSARY, Feral Fire
  • PATTY GRIFFIN, Downtown Church
  • BLUE RODEO, The Things We Left Behind
  • LADY ANTEBELLUM, Need You Now
  • CRAZY HEART, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (New West)
  • DANNY BARNES, Pizza Box (ATO)
  • SPOON, Transference (Merge)
  • RAY WYLIE HUBBARD, A. Enlightenment, B. Endarkment (Hint: There Is No C)
  • LAURA VEIRS, July Flame
  • FREEDY JOHNSTON, Rain on the City

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