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For Americana fans...



No Depression's (community) Top 50 Albums of 2012

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15sammy34
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That's an interesting group of musicians on that list. All the way from Chris Knight and Turnpike Troubadours to the Lumineers.





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L Boogie
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10. John Fullbright - From The Ground Up

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16. Turnpike Troubadours - Goodbye Normal Street








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TheDoc
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Lucero's record was pretty awful. American aquarium not being on there is a HUGE mistake. That record is amazing.

Omitting Cory Branan is another glaring omission

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Ryan Bingham - Tomorrowland


Was awful too



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L Boogie
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American aquarium not being on there is a HUGE mistake


I was about to edit and add the same thing, Doc. That's a hell of an album.






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15sammy34
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American aquarium not being on there is a HUGE mistake



I was about to edit and add the same thing, Doc. That's a hell of an album.



I thought about this, but then wasn't sure what their definition of American is.

Also, Turnpike's new album is good, but it's a definite step down from D&G. Which, to be fair is a tough one to top. D&G is my favorite record of the past several years.







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I listened to the new Iris Dement, Sing the Delta, and it really is an outstanding work of art.






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TheDoc
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I thought about this, but then wasn't sure what their definition of American is.


They have been reviewed on there before

They qualify...






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TFTC
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I used the term Americana (loosely) to include all forms of country, folk, alt-country, bluegrass, etc... ND pretty much covers all that type of music...

FYI - I believe the rankings are an aggregate of a poll from their readers...

For the record, I find American Aquarium bland and boring... but I definitely think they would fit in on this list if the readers chose to include them...

I also havent heard many of these records to judge the list...



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For the record, I find American Aquarium bland and boring


You haven't heard the new record then..

I'll email it to you

Here's a track: LINK



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Walt OReilly
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id put the lumineers album higher





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For the record, I find American Aquarium bland and boring... but I definitely think they would fit in on this list if the readers chose to include them...

My take as well. I know a lot of people on this board love them and champion their work... but I just can't get into them at all. I don't hate them or anything, but I don't seek them out at all.

I'm surprised Craig Finn's solo record didn't make the cut. It's uneven, but it has some real high points.






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I am surprised avett brothers was number 2. It was decent but compared to their others. Meh.

I also find american aquarium to be just ok. Not terrible but certainly nothing that I would go out of my way for.






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Baloo
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I am as well. I'm a huge fan of the Avetts, but this was their weakest album since... what? The Gleam?





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TheDoc
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My take as well. I know a lot of people on this board love them and champion their work... but I just can't get into them at all. I don't hate them or anything, but I don't seek them out at all.



they are also a band you have to see live to really "get them" i feel

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TheDoc
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I am as well. I'm a huge fan of the Avetts, but this was their weakest album since... what? The Gleam?



agreed.

there some albums on this list that are only on there because of their name.

I love lucero to death, but woman and work is pure garbage.






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L Boogie
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I also find american aquarium to be just ok. Not terrible but certainly nothing that I would go out of my way for.


Understandable. I enjoy them, but the drummer is a pretty good friend of mine, so I might be biased . Also, Doc's right, I feel like it's harder to appreciate them if you've never seen them live.

I think BJ is an incredible lyricist, but I DO wish I liked his voice more.






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TheDoc
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his voice is just one of those things... it's real though. he really does have a very bad drawl

people think he's faking it, but he's honestly not






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I love American Aquarium but I have gotten incredibly sick of them here lately. I overplayed the frick out of them for about 6 months though





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L Boogie
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Oh trust me, I know. 100% legit.

I mean, it works for them, and I like their sound regardless. However, he is definitely not one of the great voices of our time.

Hell of a writer, though.



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