Jul 28, 2011

Best of 2011 So Far: July

Been a while since I've updated my "best of the year so far" list and there have been several additions, including Jimbo Mathus, Centromatic, Justin Haigh and more. There are a few new ones I haven't had time to digest yet like Joe Ely and Gillian Welch so they may appear soon. Some of the entries on the chart have links where you can go check out the artists.

1. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Here We Rest

2. Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO

3. Austin Lucas - A New Home, In the Old World

4. Kasey Anderson and the Honkies - Heart of a Dog

5. Jimbo Mathus - Confederate Buddha

6. Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Scandalous

7. Ponderosa - Moonlight Revival

8. Centro-matic - Candidate Waltz

9. Justin Haigh - People Like Me

10. Robyn Ludwick - Out of These Blues

11. Left Lane Cruiser - Junkyard Speed Ball

12. Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin'

13. Adele - 21

14. Bad Meets Evil - Hell (The Sequel)

15. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

16. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

17. Ha Ha Tonka - Death of a Decade

18. Sam Sliva and the Good - And the People Say

19. Nick 13 - s/t

20. The Deep Dark Woods - The Place I Left Behind

21. Amos Lee - Mission Bell

22. Black Spiders - Sons of the North

23. Cage the Elephant - Thank You Happy Birthday

24. Social Distortion - Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes

25. Fifth on the Floor - Dark and Bloody Ground

26. Michael Ethan Messick - The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

27. Jason Fratesi and the Dirt Road Jam Band - Cryin' Out Loud

28. F*cked Up - David Comes to Life

29. Brad Paisley - This is Country Music

30. Blind Boys of Alabama - Take the High Road

31. Big K.R.I.T. - Return of 4Eva

32. Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

33. Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones

34. Cody Canada and the Departed - This is Indian Land

35. The Felice Brothers - Celebration, Florida


  1. Ah thanks man. Proud to be in the mix.

  2. Sad that Cody Canada and the Departed is so low...behind brad paisley

  3. Mike - No problem. Yours is one of the ten or so on this list I still listen to regularly so it'll probably move up.

    Anon - It's still early, and honestly, I've only listened to the Departed album about 4 times. I'm sure it will rise. Brad Paisley actually should have dropped out of my top 35. That was an oversight.



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