Taproot Top 20 for 2010 (revised)

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Dec 112010
 

Wow! 3 of the top 5 this year for me were women. I believe that’s a first ever since I began tracking best of the year lists. And believe me, these are some fine CDs by some amazingly talented women. Don’t forget, you can preview the Taproot Top 20 on iTunes.

 1. Janiva Magness – The Devil Is An Angel Too
2. Carrie Rodriguez – Love and Circumstance
3. Caleb Klauder – Western Country
4. Eden Brent – Ain’t Got No Troubles
5. Ray Wylie Hubbard – A.) Enlightenment
6. Deadstring Brothers – Sao Palo
7. Stone River Boys – Love On The Dial
8. JJ Grey – Georgia Warhorse
9. Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone
10. Shinyribs – Well After Awhile
11. J Shogren – Bird Bones and Muscle
12. Earl Pickens and Family – Gathering
13. AJ Downing and the Buick 6 – Way Back Home
14. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – I Learned The Hard Way
15. Yvette Landry – Should Have Known
16. Drive-By Truckers – The Big To Do
17. Reckless Kelly – Somewhere In Time
18. Peter Wolf – Midnight Souvenirs
19. Patty Griffin – Downtown Church
20. Andre Williams – That’s All I Need

Honorable Mentions:
Elvin Bishop – Red Dog Speaks
Brian Setzer – Don’t Mess With A Big Band
Ryan Bingham – Junky Star
The Sadies – Darker Circles
Shelby Lynne – Tears, Lies and Alibis
New Heathens – Hello Disaster
Water Tower Bucket Boys – Sole Kitchen
Tokyo Rosenthal – Ghosts
Lynne Hansone – Once The Sun Goes Down
Bettye LaVette – British Rock Songbook
Robert Plant – Band of Joy
The Black Keys – Brothers
Johnny Cash – American VI Ain’t No Grave