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Top Ten Americana Albums

A Listmania! list by BloodyOllie (Moseley, UK)
 
Crossing Muddy Waters
1.  Crossing Muddy Waters by John Hiatt
The list author says:
  "A master of the craft at the height of his power - this album has a focus which Hiatt sometimes lacks, and every track on here is a killer."
14.95   Used & New from: 4.24
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Time (The Revelator)
2.  Time (The Revelator) by Gillian Welch
The list author says:
  "Welch proves that all you need to make a classic album is a couple of guitars, some subtle harmonies and a handful of well sculpted songs. Stark, understated and thoroughly wonderful throughout"
9.75   Used & New from: 5.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Mule Variations
3.  Mule Variations by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  "The sense of atmosphere on this album is incredible, like an OST that had no need for a movie. Waits veers maniacally from hilarious to poignant, heartwarming to terrifying with trademark swagger"
8.18   Used & New from: 2.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Raising Sand
4.  Raising Sand by Robert Plant
The list author says:
  "A 'sum of its parts' sensation - great musicianship, perfect song selection and beautiful production. A real one off."
5.00   Used & New from: 0.84
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)

Pontiac
5.  Pontiac by Lyle Lovett
The list author says:
  "Sadly Lovett seemed to hit his peak at only his second album. This one has all the good and none of the bad, and the title track will haunt you for weeks"
Used & New from: 1.69
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Bringing It All Back Home
6.  Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "No list of Americana would be complete without Dylan, and for me this is the album that stands above the rest. Crackling with inventiveness and rebellion, comic highbrow blues for the masses"
4.99   Used & New from: 2.94
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

For Emma Forever Ago
7.  For Emma Forever Ago by Bon Iver
The list author says:
  "We have yet to see whether this album was a fluke or the start of a dazzling career, but Justin Vernon's log cabin exile produced an work of exceptional resonance and beauty. A contemporary landmark."
8.65   Used & New from: 3.98
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)

We Shall Overcome - The Seeger Sessions / American Land Edition [CD+DVD]
8.  We Shall Overcome - The Seeger Sessions / American Land Edition [CD+DVD] by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  "It doesn't get more Americana than this - Springsteen sounds like he's having the time of his life, which is always going to translate into one hell of an album!"
12.68   Used & New from: 5.85
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

F# A# Oo
9.  F# A# Oo by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The list author says:
  "Epic instrumental soundscapes described by every instrument under the sun, but never sounding pompous or overwhelming. By far the best album from the Black Emperor collective"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Builders & The Butchers (Spkg)
10.  Builders & The Butchers (Spkg) by The Builders and the Butchers
The list author says:
  "A wildcard for number ten. I found these guys on Myspace before they were signed and really got into this album. The vocals won't be to everyone's taste, but there's some great raucous songs  here"
11.02   Used & New from: 5.01

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Qualifications: My mom's American, my dad's a musician. It's in the blood.
Last updated: 02/05/2010
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