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The 15 Best Country Albums of 2023

The 15 Best Country Albums of 2023

This year’s best country albums spring from hard-country bands to traditional true believers and from alternative country renegades to pop-country superstars.

The 15 Best Country Albums of 2022

The 15 Best Country Albums of 2022

This year’s best country albums range from hard-country bands to traditional true-believers to indie-country renegades to pop-country superstars.

The 10 Best Country Albums of 2021

The 10 Best Country Albums of 2021

Our 10 Best Country Albums of 2021 reveal artists of every stripe producing some of the most satisfying country music we’ve heard in years. 

The 10 Best Country Albums of 2010

The 10 Best Country Albums of 2010

The synthesis of the past, present, and future was so much of what country music was about in 2010. Country was still fairly male-dominated in the era, although the changing winds, wherein women would create the most forward-looking music, were already beginning to blow.

The 10 Best Country Albums of 2019

The 10 Best Country Albums of 2019

This was a major year for country music. With Lil Nas X, the world saw the shift. But others are helping to move country from near homogeneity to a diverse pastiche.

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