Music

Ten Years of Southern Music

Our picks for the best albums of the last ten years

  • Emotionalism

    Artist: The Avett Brothers
    Release Date: May 15 2007
    Essential Tracks: “The Ballad of Love and Hate;” “Die Die Die”

  • Icky Thump

    Artist: The White Stripes
    Release Date: June 5, 2007
    Essential Tracks: “Icky Thump;” “You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)”

  • Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

    Artist: Spoon
    Release Date: July 7, 2007
    Essential Tracks: “The Underdog;” “Don’t You Evah”

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  • Raising Sand

    Artist: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    Release Date: October 23, 2007
    Essential Tracks: “Killing the Blues;” “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)

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  • Halcyon Digest

    Artist: Deerhunter
    Release Date: September 28, 2010
    Essential Tracks: “Revival;” “Desire Lines”

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  • Blunderbuss

    Artist: Jack White
    Release Date: April 23, 2012
    Essential Tracks: “Sixteen Saltines;” “Love Interruption”

  • Same Trailer, Different Park

    Artist: Kacey Musgraves
    Release Date: March 19, 2013
    Essential Tracks: “Merry Go Round;” “Follow Your Arrow;” “Blowin’ Smoke”

  • Run the Jewels

    Artist: Run the Jewels
    Release Date: June 26, 2013
    Essential Tracks: “Run the Jewels;” “Ddfh”

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  • Southeastern

    Artist: Jason Isbell
    Release Date: June 11, 2013
    Essential Tracks: “Cover Me Up;” “Super 8”

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  • Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

    Artist: Sturgill Simpson
    Release Date: May 13, 2014
    Essential Tracks: “Living the Dream;” “The Promise;” “Life of Sin”

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  • Sound & Color

    Artist: Alabama Shakes
    Release Date: April 21, 2015
    Essential Tracks: “Don’t Wanna Fight;” “Gimme All Your Love”

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  • Coming Home

    Artist: Leon Bridges
    Release Date: June 23, 2015
    Essential Tracks: “Better Man;” “Smooth Sailing;” “Coming Home”

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  • Something More Than Free

    Artist: Jason Isbell
    Release Date: July 17, 2015
    Essential Tracks: “Speed Trap Town;” “Something More Than Free”

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  • Midwestern Farmer's Daughter

    Artist: Margo Price
    Release Date: March 25, 2016
    Essential Tracks: “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle);” “Since You Put Me Down;” “Tennessee Song”

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  • This Is Where I Live

    Artist: William Bell
    Release Date: June 3, 2016
    Essential Tracks: “The Three of Me;” “This is Where I Live”

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