AllMusic 2014 Year In Review
Favorite Americana Albums - Americana had a strong 2014, represented by excellent new music from Laura Cantrell, Shakey Graves, Hiss Golden Messenger, Lydia Loveless and the Old 97's.
Chatham County Line
Sixth album from this bluegrass-inspired North Carolina quartet finds them exploring new sounds with their usual excellence.
The Canadian country songwriter and his band re-record their early hits absolutely live from the floor of Memphis Tennessee's Sun Studio.
Mike Cooley steps up to co-star status on this band's tenth album, a relatively low-key set of thoughtful character studies.
Michigan alt-country act delivers a poppier sound on their fourth album, but their atmospheric music is still literate and strong.
Triumphant album from the Ohio-based singer and songwriter, who sings of love and lust with casual brilliance and power.
On her sophomore offering, the Danish pedal steel guitarist and songwriter creates an intimate and powerful portrait of loss.
Most Messed Up
Rough, rowdy, and sounding like a boozy boys night out, the band's 10th album is one of their toughest and best in years.
Cannily constructed, sometimes emotionally vulnerable re-creation of the golden age of studio rock from the savvy singer/songwriter.
Idiosyncratic singer and songwriter gets a new band and a new sound, but holds onto her powerful voice and soul-baring songs.
Way Out Weather
On his second Paradise of Bachelors offering, the artist artfully and ambitiously showcases his increasing confidence as a singer/songwriter.