The Best Albums of the Decade, Part One: #100-#76
The Ten Best Albums of 2019
The Twenty Best Singles of 2019
100 Greatest Women, #70: Gillian Welch
100 Greatest Women, #75: Shelby Lynne
100 Greatest Women, #86: Allison Moorer
Sunday Selections: September 11, 2016
It’s Trio Collection release week, y’all!
The Best Albums of 2015, Part Two: #10-#1
The upper half of our albums list reflects the revitalization of country music in 2015, courtesy of mostly younger artists with fresh perspectives in their lyrics and arrangements. There is still a legend or two in the mix, but if this year has proven anything, it’s that the genre’s future is in good hands.
Album Review: Allison Moorer, Down to Believing
Since making her debut with 1997’s Alabama Song, Allison Moorer has been one of country music’s most consistent albums artists. The singer-songwriter has three unqualified masterpieces to her credit— the flawless stone-country heartbreak cycle of The Hardest Part, the politically charged The Duel, and the somber, heady Southern Gothic of Crows. Despite having those triumphs— and other excellent albums like Alabama Song and Good Fortune— to her credit, Moorer’s latest effort, Down to Believing, is perhaps the finest album of her career because it finds Moorer challenging both her singing and her songwriting voices to plumb truly difficult emotional depths.