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|10 2019 Country Albums|
One of the most overlooked genres on Sput and in general - Here are some of my favorite country albums of 2019. Outside of the top album, all are unranked.
Country music by the way of Ennio Morricone and the old-west, post-punk influences, and a modern non-heteronormative spin. A brilliant voice, superb melodies, and just the audicity of "Pony" makes it my favorite country release of 2019 so far.
A modern honky-tonk country singer, with just enough fun to not overshadow the grit and enough grit to not make it sound disingenuous.
Although musically she isn't anything to necessarily write home about, Cat Clyde has one of the best voices in modern country music. If she's able to fully embrace the darker side of the sound she hints at, she has potential for a genre classic in the future.
|4||Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle|
Stranger in the Alps
Good old fashion bluegrass that doesn't sound outdated. It sounds just as home in 2019 as it would have back in days of Spaghetti Westerns.
Walk Through Fire
A British women of color has managed to make herself one of the most talked about names in Americana in 2019, which is no small feat. A powerful voice and a range of influences are the reason for that, with "Walk Through Fire" having enough sonic variance without straying too far from its roots.
|6||Joshua Ray Walker|
Wish You Were Here
A country crooner done right. Doesn't reinvent the wheel, but has a pretty good go at steering it.
Post-Americana. Equally mellow and entrancing, a perfect sunrise album.
Between The Country
Throwback country. Music that sounds like it was recorded in sepia tone, a twangy folk that reeks of both nostalgia but also doesn't step away from discussing hard times. Definite Jason Isbell vibes, with some great guitar work throughout.
What Will We Do
Another welcome addition to female driven, socially conscious country music bordering on the edge of bluegrass. Haunting lyrics and harmonies abound!
|10||Emily Scott Robinson|
Country-folk songs about America in all its glories. For fans of Kacey Musgraves, although definitely more on the folk side rather than pop. One of my favorites of the year and criminally overlooked.
|Uh oh - Poor Buffalo Wabs was struck by the great Labor Day breakdown.|
Country Music has either the best or worst album art - Discuss?
|I don't even listen to country but 1 and 2 were great. Especially 1, just discovered it a week ago and have been jamming it non stop|
|Can you do a list of your favourite country records since 2000? Agreed it's underappreciated on Sput. Thanks in advance.|
|This is a good list|
|I could do a decade country list! I’ll be honest that I feel pretty good about classic country and more recent, but definitely missing a lot of 2000-2009. |
|Good list, also liked:|
The Delines - The Imperial
Drunken Prayer - Cordelia Elsewhere
|Memphis Kansas Breeze, have the best country songs|
|Man I haven't even heard most of these, I'm slacking this year.|
|Gonna have to throw those on soon here Doof, not familiar with either! Same with yours peekatoad. |
It’s been a really consistent year for country so far Boney, so I think there’d be some in here you would like! No crazy standout yet (although I do love Orville) but a lot of solid stuff
|Looking forward to whatever! I'm pretty obsessed with Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell but that's about it. |
|You might want to actually listen to what i posted.. |
They're the only country songs i'll listen to ...but they are a parody
|Good shit, may refer to this come cram list time...|
|not a country guy so much, but I really enjoyed Tyler Childers|
|I think whether people are country fans or not, Orville Peck has something to offer for sure! Can’t get enough|
@butt You should check out 6 and 8! Not quite the style of Childers, more “dirt emo”, but I think fans of Tyler would like them
|Nice list. Love 10. Will check the others. |
Have you heard Shannen Moser's I'll Sing?
Other than that, Townes van Zandt's Sky Blue from this year is pretty good.