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Boner’s C(o)untry Cumpilation

Only albums 1990-present. Somewhat random mix of stuff I dig, not in any way comprehensive or even fully representative of my favorites. Don’t love everything here but it’s all at least good and worth a listen.
1Uncle Tupelo
No Depression

Alt-country ground zero, cowpunk-influenced
2Iris DeMent
Infamous Angel

Americana, pretty, sad
3Lucinda Williams
Sweet Old World

Alt-country, slightly poppy
4Uncle Tupelo
March 16 to 20, 1992

Americana, mix of trad folk covers and originals
5The Jayhawks
Hollywood Town Hall

Alt-country, country rock
6Dwight Yoakam
This Time

Contemporary country
7Robert Earl Keen
A Bigger Piece of Sky
8Grant Lee Buffalo
Mighty Joe Moon

Alt-country, alt-rock
9The Jayhawks
Tomorrow the Green Grass

Alt-country, country rock
10Guy Clark
Dublin Blues

Americana, folky
11James McMurtry
Where'd You Hide the Body

Country rock, Americana
12Son Volt

Old Paint

Americana, old-fashioned
14Gillian Welch

Americana, old-fashioned
Being There

Alt-country, country rock, roots rock, double album
16Old 97s
Too Far to Care

Alt-country, cowpunk, raucous
Stranger's Almanac

Alt-country, Americana
18Steve Earle
El Corazón

Country rock, alt-country
19Midnight Choir
Amsterdam Stranded

Norwegian Americana, slowcore and chamber pop influences, hidden classic
The Black Light

Mostly instrumental, Tex-Mex influence, soundtrack vibes
21Lucinda Williams
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

Alt-country, Americana, perfect songwriting
22Golden Smog
Weird Tales

Alt-country, country rock, supergroup
23Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
I See a Darkness

Alt-country, folk, slowcore, sad
24Neko Case
Furnace Room Lullaby

Twangy alt-country, incredible vocals
25Ryan Adams

Alt-country, Americana, “separate the art from the artist”-core
26Gillian Welch
Time (The Revelator)

Americana, acoustic
27Silver Jews
Bright Flight

Alt-country, indie rock
28Kathleen Edwards

Alt-country, Americana
29Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter
Reckless Burning

Alt-country, slowcore influences
30Neko Case

Alt-country, a bit Gothic
31James McMurtry
Saint Mary of the Woods

Country rock
32Magnolia Electric Co
Magnolia Electric Co

Alt-country, country rock, sad as fuck
33Drive-By Truckers
Decoration Day

Country rock, Southern rock, stories
34Richmond Fontaine
Post To Wire

35Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

Country rock, alt-country
36Calexico and Iron and Wine
In the Reins

37Deer Tick
War Elephant

Alt-country, Americana

Americana, indie folk, campfire-core
39The Felice Brothers
The Felice Brothers

Americana, roots, raucous
40Hayes Carll
Trouble in Mind

Contemporary country, country rock
41The Avett Brothers
I and Love and You

42Turnpike Troubadours
Diamonds and Gasoline

Capital C Country, great songwriting, pleb filter vocals
43The Decemberists
The King Is Dead

Americana, folk rock
44Bill Callahan


Americana, chamber pop, a bit psych
46Kacey Musgraves
Same Trailer Different Park

Contemporary country, legs, small-town-life-core
47Hiss Golden Messenger

Americana, folk rock
Baba Yaga

Psychedelic country rock
49Patty Griffin
American Kid

50John Moreland
In The Throes

Alt-country, Americana, sad
51Jason Isbell

Americana, folk, sobriety-core
52Sarah Jarosz
Build Me Up from Bones

Americana, progressive bluegrass
53Israel Nash
Israel Nash's Rain Plans

Country rock, a bit psych, Neil Young worship
54Brandy Clark
12 Stories

Contemporary country, stories
55Hurray For The Riff Raff
Small Town Heroes

Americana, folk, small-town-life-core
56The Delines

Alt-country, country soul
57Nikki Lane
All or Nothin'

Country pop, twangy
58Sturgill Simpson
Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

Outlaw country, a bit psych
59John Fullbright

Americana, folk rock
60Lucinda Williams
Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

Americana, country rock, blues rock, double album
61Angaleena Presley
American Middle Class

Contemporary country, small-town-life-core
62Ryan Bingham
Fear and Saturday Night

63Steve Gunn and The Black Twig Pickers
Seasonal Hire

Americana, old-time, folk
64James McMurtry
Complicated Game

Americana, folky, best lyrics
65Chris Stapleton

Contemporary country, Americana, massive vocals
66The Deslondes
The Deslondes

Americana, old-fashioned
67Phil Cook and His Feat
Southland Mission

Country rock, Southern rock, feel-good
68Jason Isbell
Something More Than Free

Americana, stories, sobriety-core
69Dave Rawlings Machine
Nashville Obsolete

70The Cactus Blossoms
You're Dreaming

Americana, close harmony
71Richmond Fontaine
You Can't Go Back if There's Nothing to Go Back To

Alt-country, Americana, stories
72Parker Millsap
The Very Last Day

Americana, folk rock, bluesy
73Various Artists (Country)
Southern Family

Americana, contemporary country, concept
74Sturgill Simpson
A Sailor's Guide To Earth

Country soul
75Lori McKenna
The Bird & The Rifle

Sugary-sweet Americana
76Brent Cobb
Shine On Rainy Day

Contemporary country
77Son Volt
Notes of Blue

Alt-country, bluesy
78Willie Nelson
God's Problem Child

Progressive country, weed
79John Moreland
Big Bad Luv

Americana, roots rock
80Colter Wall
Colter Wall

Americana, contemporary folk, old-fashioned
81Justin Townes Earle
Kids In The Street

Americana, roots
82Get Your Gun
Doubt Is My Rope Back To You

Gothic country
83Turnpike Troubadours
A Long Way From Your Heart

84Hans Chew
Open Sea

Country rock, Neil Young worship
85Brandi Carlile
By the Way, I Forgive You

Americana, folk rock, amazing vocals
86Dogwood Tales
Too Hard to Tell

Americana, alt-country
87Courtney Marie Andrews
May Your Kindness Remain

88Kacey Musgraves
Golden Hour

Country pop
89Ashley Monroe

Country pop, strings, Nashville Sound
90Shannen Moser
I'll Sing

Americana, folk
91Amanda Shires
To the Sunset

Alt-country, indie pop
92Dean Wareham and Cheval Sombre
Dean Wareham Vs. Cheval Sombre

Alt-country, dream pop, slowcore
93Emily Scott Robinson
Traveling Mercies

94Faye Webster
Atlanta Millionaires Club

Country pop, indie pop, R&B/soul influences
95Ian Noe
Between The Country

Americana, John Prine-core
96Honey Harper

Alt-country, gorgeous
Saint Cloud

Alt-country, Americana
98Jerry Joseph
The Beautiful Madness

Country rock, roots rock
99Ruston Kelly
Shape and Destroy

Contemporary country
100Waylon Payne
Blue Eyes, the Harlot, the Queer, the Pusher & Me

Progressive country, Americana
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