My favourite "country" albums

A Listmania! list by Mair Rigby (Cardiff, Wales)
 
American III: Solitary Man
1.  American III: Solitary Man by Johnny Cash
The list author says:
  "If you don't feel something when you listen to this you're probably already dead. Cash's battered baritone can take you some amazing places."
£7.54   Used & New from: £0.89
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Drama Falls Like Teardrops
2.  Drama Falls Like Teardrops by Townes Van Zandt
The list author says:
  "Everything you need to start a worrying Townes habit. Exquisitly arranged poetical country songs."
£13.98   Used & New from: £1.52
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Heartbreaker
3.  Heartbreaker by Ryan Adams
The list author says:
  "One of those responsible for so-called "alt country", but this is fantastic, delicate ballads and good tunes rooted in the blues."
£17.24   Used & New from: £1.90
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Red Dirt Girl
4.  Red Dirt Girl by Emmylou Harris
The list author says:
  "A legend making her best ever album. The title track is a country heartbreaker to beat them all."
Used & New from: £3.74
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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American Recordings
5.  American Recordings by Johnny Cash
The list author says:
  "Simple songs sung with power and authority, indispensible."
£18.99   Used & New from: £3.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Pictures From Life's Other Side
6.  Pictures From Life's Other Side by Johnny Dowd
The list author says:
  "He doesn't give a damn if you think he's alt country or not, and he's here to act out your darkest country nightmares"
£14.74   Used & New from: £9.59
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Harvest Moon
7.  Harvest Moon by Neil Young
The list author says:
  "Neil doing what he does best. Lovely songs and guitar playing, perfect late night music."
£5.95   Used & New from: £1.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

One Endless Night
8.  One Endless Night by Jimmie Dale Gilmore
The list author says:
  "Real mountain music from a troubadour with a voice like no other."
£9.26   Used & New from: £4.05
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Nebraska
9.  Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  "One of the best albums he's ever made,  a set of dark country influenced stories."
£8.79   Used & New from: £0.98
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

Time (The Revelator)
10.  Time (The Revelator) by Gillian Welch
The list author says:
  "Appachialan mountain songs for today, beautiful"
£12.19   Used & New from: £5.71
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
11.  O Brother, Where Art Thou? by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "If you want to hear about the roots of country music - start here"
£2.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

Drag Queens In Limousines
12.  Drag Queens In Limousines by Mary Gauthier
The list author says:
  "I'm going to go sit in a women only bar in Louisiana and weep into my Bud"
£15.20   Used & New from: £4.69
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Wrong Side of Memphis
13.  Wrong Side of Memphis by Johnny Dowd
The list author says:
  "Country blues meets old style murder ballads in another scary ride through Hell, "Welcome Jesus""
Used & New from: £13.51
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Black Eyed Man
14.  Black Eyed Man by Cowboy Junkies
The list author says:
  "Margo's voice soothes you through a townes influenced album, chill out country"
Used & New from: £0.80
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Mutations
15.  Mutations by Beck
The list author says:
  "Johnny Cash once said that Beck has that mountain music in his head."
£6.45   Used & New from: £0.05
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Essence
16.  Essence by Lucinda Williams
The list author says:
  "Just got this and its as good as the reviews said it is, gorgeous slow burning songs"
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.29
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Through The Trees
17.  Through The Trees by The Handsome Family
The list author says:
  "This band is a revelation, their albums are the classics of the future. I'm not kidding. Spooky, funny, musically perfect!"
£8.84   Used & New from: £7.49
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Hell Among The Yearlings
18.  Hell Among The Yearlings by Gillian Welch
The list author says:
  "More from Welch - darker and scarier than Time. Great!"
£9.98   Used & New from: £4.40
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Twilight
19.  Twilight by The Handsome Family
The list author says:
  "More spooky dark perfection. What an atmosphere they build. You can feel the chill."
£10.82   Used & New from: £6.12
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

No Such Place
20.  No Such Place by Jim White
The list author says:
  "Could this be anymore entertaining? Humerous, dark, country gems. Interesting sound too."
£10.09   Used & New from: £0.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Ghost Of Tom Joad
21.  The Ghost Of Tom Joad by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  "If you like Nebraska, get this too."
£4.52   Used & New from: £1.12
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)