Americana Music Association Lists The Top 100 Albums Of The Year


The Americana Music Association has announced its Top 100 Albums of the Year, based on “those records reported to the Americana Airplay Chart during the period of November 17, 2009 through November 15, 2010.”

This rubric means that 2009’s much-buzzed about Crazy Heart Original Motion Picture Soundtrack topped the list at 7,946 spins. The #100 spot goes to Rosie Flores & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts, whose album Girl Of The Century was released on Bloodshot Records.

Check out the top ten Americana albums below, and investigate the full list here. Read our cover story on the Crazy Heart phenomenon here.

1. Various Artists, Crazy Heart Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / New West
2. Rosanne Cash, The List / Manhattan
3. John Hiatt, The Open Road / New West
4. Carolina Chocolate Drops, Genuine Negro Jig / Nonesuch
5. Ray Wylie Hubbard, A Enlightenment B Endarkenment Hint There Is No C / Bordello/Thirty Tigers
6. Robert Earl Keen, The Rose Hotel / Lost Highway
7. Band Of Heathens, One Foot In The Ether / BOH Records
8. The Avett Brothers, I And Love And You / Columbia
9. Patty Griffin, Downtown Church / Credential
10. Reckless Kelly, Somewhere In Time / Yep Roc

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