Top Alt-Country Albums




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RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 336 Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road 1998 Americana
2 343 Bonnie "Prince" Billy I See a Darkness 1999 Americana
Contemporary Folk
Singer/Songwriter
3 455 Ryan Adams Heartbreaker 2000 Americana
4 562 Wilco Being There 1996 Country Rock
Roots Rock
5 933 Cowboy Junkies The Trinity Session 1988 Contemporary Folk
6 1009 The Jayhawks Hollywood Town Hall 1992 Americana
Country Rock
7 1040 Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle 2009 Singer/Songwriter
8 1071 Steve Earle Guitar Town 1986 Country Rock
9 1086 Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings the Flood 2006 Americana
Singer/Songwriter
10 1091 Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams 1988 Americana
Singer/Songwriter
11 1140 Billy Bragg & Wilco Mermaid Avenue 1998 Americana
Folk Rock
12 1205 Ryan Adams Gold 2001 Pop Rock
13 1227 Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball 1995
14 1297 Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose 2004
15 1300 Palace Brothers There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You 1993 Indie Folk
16 1312 Calexico Feast of Wire 2003 Americana
17 1333 Calexico The Black Light 1998 Americana
18 1355 Wilco Sky Blue Sky 2007 Alternative Rock
Pop Rock
19 1407 Uncle Tupelo Anodyne 1993 Americana
20 1616 Neko Case Blacklisted 2002 Alternative Singer/Songwriter
21 1777 Lucinda Williams World Without Tears 2003
22 1865 Meat Puppets Up on the Sun 1985 Alternative Rock
Cowpunk
23 1877 Grant Lee Buffalo Fuzzy 1993 Americana
Indie Rock
24 1948 The Jayhawks Tomorrow the Green Grass 1995 Americana
25 2132 Neko Case Middle Cyclone 2009 Singer/Songwriter
26 2236 Michelle Shocked Short Sharp Shocked 1988 Folk Rock
Singer/Songwriter
27 2260 Steve Earle El Corazon 1997 Americana
Country Rock
Singer/Songwriter
28 2355 Lambchop Is a Woman 2002 Chamber Pop
29 2361 Lucinda Williams Essence 2001 Singer/Songwriter
30 2362 Son Volt Trace 1995 Americana
31 2363 Lambchop How I Quit Smoking 1996 Americana
Chamber Pop
32 2386 Steve Earle Jerusalem 2002 Americana
Country Rock
Singer/Songwriter
33 2575 Lyle Lovett Pontiac 1988
34 2599 Drive-By Truckers Brighter Than Creation's Dark 2008 Country Rock
Southern Rock
35 2698 Uncle Tupelo No Depression 1990 Americana
Country Rock
36 2748 Drive-By Truckers Southern Rock Opera 2001 Southern Rock
37 2931 Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins Rabbit Fur Coat 2006
38 2964 Blue Rodeo Five Days in July 1993 Country Rock
39 2980 Bright Eyes Cassadaga 2007 Indie Folk
40 2991 Steve Earle Copperhead Road 1988 Country Rock
Singer/Songwriter


Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Steve Earle Transcendental Blues 2000 Americana
Roots Rock
Songs: Ohia Magnolia Electric Co. 2003 Contemporary Folk
Emmylou Harris Red Dirt Girl 2000 Contemporary Country
Uncle Tupelo March 16-20, 1992 1992 Americana
The Jayhawks Rainy Day Music 2003 Pop Rock
Whiskeytown Stranger's Almanac 1997 Americana
Steve Earle I Feel Alright 1996 Americana
Country Rock
Singer/Songwriter
Lucinda Williams Sweet Old World 1992
Giant Sand Chore of Enchantment 2000 Americana
The Jayhawks Sound of Lies 1997
Califone Roots & Crowns 2006 Psychedelic Folk
Jimmie Dale Gilmore After Awhile 1991 Progressive Country
The Avett Brothers I and Love and You 2009 Americana
Folk Pop
Grant Lee Buffalo Mighty Joe Moon 1994 Alternative Rock
Americana
16 Horsepower Sackcloth 'n' Ashes 1996 Gothic Country
My Morning Jacket Evil Urges 2008 Indie Rock
Lucinda Williams Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone 2014 Americana
Roots Rock
Singer/Songwriter
My Morning Jacket Circuital 2011 Indie Rock
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Ease Down the Road 2001 Americana
Contemporary Folk
Singer/Songwriter
Tweedy Sukierae 2014 Singer/Songwriter
She & Him Volume One 2008 Folk Pop
Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Matt Sweeney Superwolf 2005 Contemporary Folk
Califone Quicksand/Cradlesnakes 2003
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Lie Down in the Light 2008 Americana
Contemporary Folk
Singer/Songwriter
Palace Brothers Days in the Wake 1994 Singer/Songwriter
Hurray for the Riff Raff Small Town Heroes 2014 Americana
Contemporary Folk
Mojave 3 Excuses for Travellers 2000
16 Horsepower Secret South 2000 Gothic Country
T-Bone Burnett T-Bone Burnett 1986 Roots Rock
Singer/Songwriter
Giant Sand Center of the Universe 1992 Indie Rock
Vic Chesnutt West of Rome 1992 Americana
Singer/Songwriter
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals Cold Roses 2005 Americana
Rosanne Cash Black Cadillac 2006 Contemporary Country
Steve Earle The Revolution Starts Now 2004 Americana
Country Rock
Ryan Adams Easy Tiger 2007 Singer/Songwriter
The Walkabouts Satisfied Mind 1993 Americana
Howe Gelb Sno Angel Like You 2006
Marah Kids in Philly 2000 Rock
Calexico Garden Ruin 2006 Americana
Folk Rock
The Handsome Family Last Days of Wonder 2006



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