2011 Top 10 Albums

Meine Lieblingsplatten des Jahres

1. Chip Taylor (with John Platania, Kendel Carson),
     Rock And Roll Joe – A Tribute To The Unsung Heroes
     Of Rock ’n’ Roll (Train Wreck)

2. Ry Cooder, Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down (Nonesuch)

3. Lydia Loveless, Indestructible Machine (Bloodshot)

4. Greg Brown, Freak Flag (Yep Roc)
5. Robyn Ludwick, Out Of These Blues (Late Show Records)

6. Grant Peeples, Okra And Ecclesiastes (Gatorbone)

7. Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers, Starlight Hotel
    (Signature Sounds)

8. John Hiatt, Dirty Jeans And Mudside Hymns (New West)

9. Laura Cantrell, Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs Of The Queen
    Of Country Music (Diesel Only)

10. Stacie Collins, Sometimes Ya Gotta … (REV Records)

in der engeren Auswahl waren zudem
(alphabetische Reihenfolge):

77 El Deora, The Crown & The Crow’s Confession
(Western Independent Recording)
Dave Alvin, Eleven Eleven (Yep Roc)
Pieta Brown, Mercury (Red House)
Slaid Cleaves, Sorrow & Smoke – Live At The Horseshoe Lounge
(Music Road)
Brigitte DeMeyer, Rose of Jericho (self-released)
Amber Digby & Midnight Flyer, Live at Swiss Alps Hall (Heart of Texas)
Drive-By Truckers, Go-Go Boots (ATO)
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Set Two (self-released)
Larry Lange and his Lonely Knights, Wiggle Room (Steady Boy)
Nick Lowe, The Old Magic (YepRoc)
The Rainmakers, 25 On (Bat)
Rachel Timberlake (self-released)
Renée Wahl, Cumberland Moonshine (self-released)

Re-issues, Compilations

Sir Douglas Quintet, The Mono Singles ’68–’72 (Sundazed)
The Rainmakers, The Good News And The Bad News
(Bat; Original 1989)

Was andere gut fanden

The Americana Music Association Top 100 Albums of the Year 2012 (Airplay Chart)
1. Hayes Carll, KMAG YOYO, Lost Highway
2. Lucinda Williams, Blessed, Lost Highway
3. Steve Earle, I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, New West
4. Alison Krauss & Union Station, Paper Airplane , Rounder
5. Emmylou Harris, Hard Bargain, Nonesuch
6. Gregg Allman, Low Country Blues, Rounder
7. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, Here We Rest, Lightning Rod
8. John Hiatt, Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns , New West
9. Decemberists, The King Is Dead, Capitol
10. Band Of Heathens, Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster's Son, BOH Records
11. Gillian Welch, The Harrow & The Harvest, Acony
12. Jayhawks, Mocking Bird Time, Rounder
13. Buddy Miller, Majestic Silver Strings, New West
14. Joe Ely, Satisfied At Last, Rolling Highway
15. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Revelator, Sony Masterworks
16. Robert Plant, Band of Joy, Rounder
17. Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise, RCA
18. Robbie Robertson, How To Become Clairvoyant, 429 Records
19. Robert Earl Keen, Ready For Confetti, Lost Highway
20. Sarah Jarosz, Follow Me Down, Sugar Hill
Die komplette Top-100-Liste als Excel-File zum Download: http://americanaradio.org/ama/tpl/top100.xls

The No Depression Community's 50 Favorite Albums of 2011
1. Gillian Welch, The Harrow & the Harvest
2. The Decemberists, The King Is dead
3. Wilco, The Whole Love
4. Lucinda Williams, Blessed
5. Steve Cropper, Dedicated
6. Tom Waits, Bad as Me
7. Dave Alvin, Eleven Eleven
8. Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers, Starlight Hotel
9. Jason Isbell, Here We Rest
10. Ryan Adams, Ashes & Fire
11. Hayes Carll, KMAG YOYO
12. Eilen Jewell, Queen of the Minor Key
13. Drive By Truckers, Go-Go Boots
14.The Deep Dark Woods, The Place I Left Behind
15. Jayhawks, Mockingbird Time
16. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Revelator
17. Civil Wars, Barton Hollow
18. Gregg Allman, Low Country Blues
19. Buddy Miller, Majestic Silver Strings
20. Paul Simon, So Beautiful or So What

Village Records: The Year 2011 In Music
Best Of The Year
1. Carrie Rodriguez & Ben Kyle, We Still Love Our Country
2. Buddy Miller, The Majestic Silver Strings
3. The Rainmakers, 25 On
4. Steve Earle, I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
5. Amanda Shires, Carrying Lightning
6. Jimmie Dale Gilmoe & The Wronglers, Heirloom Music
7. Joe Ely, Satisfied At Last
8. John Hiatt, Dirty Jeans And Mudside Hymns
9. Robert Earl Keen, Ready For Confetti
10. Tom Russell, Mesabi
11. Jackie DeShannon, When You Walk In The Room
12. V. A., This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark
13. Paul Siebel, Live At McCabe’s (with David Bromberg & Gary White)
 Best Sellers For The Year
1. (V. A.), Oxford American Magazine, Mussic Issue 2011 (CD, Magazine)
2. V.  A., Garth Hudson Presents A Candien Celebration Of The Band
3. Buddy Miller, The Majestic Silver Strings (CD/DVD Combo)
4. The Rainmakers, 25 On
5. Emmylou Harris, Hard Bargain (CD/DVD Combo)
6. Rod Picott, Welding Burns
7. Dave Alvin, Eleven Eleven
8. V. A., This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark (2 CD)
9. The Wagoneers, Essential: Complete Works
10. The V-Roys, Sooner Or Later
11. Tom Russell, Don’t Look Down + Mesabi (DVD/CD Combo)
Freight Train Boogie Top Ten plus Ten list for calender year 2011
Top 10 Major Label Releases
1. JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT, Here We Rest
2. DEEP DARK WOODS, The Place I Left Behind
3. STEVE EARLE, I'll Never Get of This World Alive
4. TARA NEVINS,  Wood and Stone
6. THE CIVIL WARS,  Barton Hollow
8. EMMYLOU HARRIS, Hard Bargain
9. RY COODER, Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down
Top 10 Independent Releases
OLD CALIFORNIO, Sundrunk Angels
ROD PICOTT, Welding Burns
THE BLACK LILLIES,  100 Miles of Wreckage
CAM PENNER, Gypsy Summer
GREG TROOPER,  Upside-Down Town
TED RUSSELL KAMP,  Get Back To The Land
NELL ROBINSON, On The Brooklyn Road
SPIN’s 20 Best Country & Americana Albums of 2011
1. Eric Church, Chief (EMI Nashville)
2. Gillian Welch, The Harrow and the Harvest (Acony)
3. Hayes Carll, KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) (Lost Highway)
4, Lydia Loveless, Indestructible Machine (Bloodshot)
5. Sunny Sweeney, Concrete (Republic Nashville)
6. Laura Marling, A Creature I Don't Know (Ribbon)
7. Brad Paisley, This Is Country Music (Sony Nashville)
8. Pistol Annies, Hell on Heels (Columbia Nashville)
9. Ashton Shepherd, Where Country Grows (MCA Nashville)
10. Ryan Adams, Ashes and Fire (Capitol) (Southern Lord)
11. Miranda Lambert, Four the Record (RCA Nashville)
12. Richard Buckner, Our Blood (Merge)
13. Jessica Lea Mayfield, Tell Me (Nonesuch)
14. Drive-By Truckers, Go-Go Boots (ATO)
15. Lucinda Williams, Blessed (Lost Highway)
16. Caitlin Rose, Own Side Now (ATO)
17. Robert Ellis. Photographs (New West)
18. Glen Campbell, Ghost on the Canvas (Surfdog)
19. The Dirt Drifters, This Is My Blood (Warner Bros.)
20. Amy Lavere, Stranger Me (Archer)

PopMatters Picks: The Best Americana of 2011
1. The Decemberists, The King Is Dead (Capitol)
2. Fleet Foxes, Helpnessless Blues (Sub Pop)
3. Mount Moriah (Holidays for Quince)
4. Gillian Welch, The Harrow and the Harvest (Acony)
5. Ha Ha Tonka, Death of a Decade (Bloodshot)
6. Abigail Wahsburn, City of Refugee (Foreign Children)
7. Hayes Carll, KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) (Lost Highway)
8. Blitzen Trapper, American Goldwing (Sub Pop)
9. Milk Carton Kids, Prologue (Milk Carton)
10. Dawes, Nothing Is Wrong (ATO)

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