Top Americana Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
131
Bruce Springsteen Nebraska Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1982
2
261
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes Chamber Folk, Indie Folk 2008
3
279
Bonnie "Prince" Billy I See a Darkness Alt-Country, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1999
4
303
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Alt-Country 1998
5
342
Johnny Cash American Recordings 1994
6
485
Ryan Adams Heartbreaker Alt-Country 2000
7
757
John Hiatt Bring the Family Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
8
813
Gillian Welch Time (The Revelator) Contemporary Folk 2001
9
878
Ry Cooder Paradise and Lunch Roots Rock 1974
10
910
Johnny Cash American III: Solitary Man 2000
11
956
Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around 2002
12
995
Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom Joad Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1995
13
1069
The Jayhawks Hollywood Town Hall Alt-Country, Country Rock 1992
14
1086
Billy Bragg & Wilco Mermaid Avenue Alt-Country, Folk Rock 1998
15
1113
Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter 1988
16
1115
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand Country Rock 2007
17
1272
Calexico The Black Light Alt-Country 1998
18
1307
Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings the Flood Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter 2006
19
1389
Uncle Tupelo Anodyne Alt-Country 1993
20
1396
Midlake The Trials of Van Occupanther Folk Rock, Indie Folk 2006
21
1421
Calexico Feast of Wire Alt-Country 2003
22
1694
Grant Lee Buffalo Fuzzy Alt-Country, Indie Rock 1993
23
1749
Bill Callahan Dream River Singer/Songwriter 2013
24
1808
J.J. Cale Naturally Blues Rock, Country Rock 1972
25
1888
The Jayhawks Tomorrow the Green Grass Alt-Country 1995
26
1905
Bonnie "Prince" Billy The Letting Go Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2006
27
1910
Jason Isbell Something More Than Free Singer/Songwriter 2015
28
2178
Ry Cooder Chavez Ravine Latin American Music 2005
29
2229
Son Volt Trace Alt-Country 1995
30
2260
David Ackles American Gothic Singer/Songwriter 1972
31
2272
Phosphorescent Muchacho 2013
32
2281
Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2007
33
2290
Lambchop How I Quit Smoking Alt-Country, Chamber Pop 1996
34
2468
Steve Earle El Corazon Alt-Country, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1997
35
2702
Steve Earle Jerusalem Alt-Country, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2002
36
2820
Gillian Welch Revival Contemporary Folk 1996
37
2829
Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions American Folk Music, Folk Rock 2006
38
2845
Bill Callahan Apocalypse Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2011
39
2851
M. Ward Transfiguration of Vincent Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2003
40
2865
Uncle Tupelo No Depression Alt-Country, Country Rock 1990
41
2968
Los Lobos By the Light of the Moon Tex-Mex 1987

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit The Nashville Sound Alt-Country 2017
Gillian Welch The Harrow and the Harvest Contemporary Folk 2011
John Hiatt Slow Turning Singer/Songwriter 1988
Uncle Tupelo March 16-20, 1992 Alt-Country 1992
Johnny Cash American V: A Hundred Highways 2006
Whiskeytown Stranger's Almanac Alt-Country 1997
Steve Earle Transcendental Blues Alt-Country, Roots Rock 2000
Jason Isbell Southeastern Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2013
Gillian Welch Hell Among the Yearlings Contemporary Folk 1998
Johnny Cash Unchained 1996
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Master and Everyone Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2003
Steve Earle The Mountain Progressive Bluegrass 1999
Nanci Griffith The Last of the True Believers Contemporary Country, Singer/Songwriter 1986
Josh T. Pearson Last of the Country Gentlemen Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2011
Steve Earle I Feel Alright Alt-Country, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1996
Rosanne Cash The River & The Thread Contemporary Country 2014
Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2012
Ry Cooder Into the Purple Valley Country Rock, Folk Rock 1972
Vic Chesnutt Is the Actor Happy? Singer/Songwriter, Slowcore 1995
Giant Sand Chore of Enchantment Alt-Country 2000
The Avett Brothers I and Love and You Alt-Country, Folk Pop 2009
Grant Lee Buffalo Mighty Joe Moon Alt-Country, Alternative Rock 1994
Robert Plant Band of Joy Country Rock 2010
Lucinda Williams The Ghosts of Highway 20 Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2016
Chris Stapleton Traveller 2015
Vic Chesnutt West of Rome Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter 1992
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Ease Down the Road Alt-Country, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2001
Lucinda Williams Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone Alt-Country, Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2014
Valerie June The Order of Time 2017
James McMurtry Complicated Game Singer/Songwriter 2015
Hurray for the Riff Raff Small Town Heroes Alt-Country, Contemporary Folk 2014
M. Ward Transistor Radio Contemporary Folk 2005
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Lie Down in the Light Alt-Country, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2008
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals Cold Roses Alt-Country 2005
Hiss Golden Messenger Heart Like a Levee Folk Rock 2016
Lambchop Aw C'mon Chamber Pop, Indie Rock 2004
Link Wray Link Wray Country Rock, Roots Rock 1971
Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness of Dancers 2014
The Walkabouts Satisfied Mind Alt-Country 1993
Ry Cooder Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down Contemporary Folk 2011
Lambchop No You C'mon Chamber Pop, Indie Rock 2004
Valerie June Pushin' Against a Stone Country Soul 2013
Steve Earle The Revolution Starts Now Alt-Country, Country Rock 2004
Jolie Holland Escondida Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2004
Damien Jurado Where Shall You Take Me? Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2003
Calexico Garden Ruin Alt-Country, Folk Rock 2006