The Roots Music Report's
Top Rock Album Chart
for the Year of 2017

 
Album Title Band/Artist Name Label Sub Genre
1The Nashville SoundJason Isbell and the 400 UnitSotheasternRoots Rock
2Prick of the LitterDelbert McClinton & Self-Made MenHot ShotRoots Rock
3Blue & LonesomeThe Rolling StonesUniversalRoots Rock
4Graveyard WhistlingOld 97'sATOAlternative Rock
5Waiting on a SongDan AuerbachNonesuchAlternative Rock
6DuendeThe Band of HeathensBOHRoots Rock
7Belle of the WestSamantha FishRufRoots Rock
8Black IrishShannon McNallyCompassRoots Rock
9ChuckChuck BerryDualtoneRock & Roll
10Revolution Come...Revolution GoGov't MuleConcordRoots Rock
11I Got Your MedicineShinyribsMustard LidRoots Rock
12Bobby Fuller Died for Your SinsChuck ProphetYep-RocAlternative Rock
13Lay It on DownKenny Wayne Shepherd BandConcordRoots Rock
14RestlessDavid LuningBlue Rose MusicRoots Rock
15American BandDrive-By TruckersATORock & Roll
16Pretty Little TroublesMalcolm HolcombeGypsy EyesRoots Rock
17Songs of Bob DylanJoan OsborneWomanly HipsRoots Rock
18The Best of Paul ThornPaul ThornPerpetual ObscurityRoots Rock
19The Electric PineconesSouthern Culture On The SkidsKudzuRockabilly
20Hot ThoughtsSpoonMatadorAlternative Rock
21Lukas Nelson & Promise of the RealLukas Nelson & Promise of the RealFantasyRoots Rock
22What ifThe Jerry Douglas BandRounderRoots Rock
23PeachLarkin PoeTricki-WooRoots Rock
24A Deeper UnderstandingThe War on DrugsAtlanticAlternative Rock
25Dr. Feelgood's Traveling Medicine ShowGreat American TaxiSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
26Whiteout ConditionsThe New PornographersConcordAlternative Rock
27I See YouThe xxYoung Turks RecordingsAlternative Rock
28A Cure for LonelinessPeter WolfConcordRoots Rock
29Savage on the DownhillAmber CrossSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
30Transient LullabyThe MastersonsRed HouseRoots Rock
31Long Hot Summer DaysJim ByrnesBlack Hen MusicRoots Rock
32HeartwormsThe ShinsColumbiaAlternative Rock
33PurgatoryTyler ChildersHickman HollerRoots Rock
34This Sweet Old WorldLucinda WilliamsThirty TigersRoots Rock
35Northern PassagesThe SadiesYep RocAlternative Rock
36GildedJade JacksonAntiAlternative Rock
37Burn Something BeautifulAlejandro EscovedoConcordRoots Rock
38Forever and then SomeLillie MaeThird ManRoots Rock
39Silver TearsAaron Lee TasjanNew WestAlternative Rock
40Best of Old Crow Medicine ShowOld Crow Medicine ShowNettwerkRoots Rock
412MudcrutchRepriseRoots Rock
42True SadnessThe Avett BrothersRepublicRoots Rock
43Pure ComedyFather John MistySub PopAlternative Rock
44LightMoses GuestAufhebenAlternative Rock
45Run Skeleton RunDavid ChildersRamseurRoots Rock
46Snake HandlerIndia RameyLittle RiverAlternative Rock
47WitnessBenjamin BookerATOAlternative Rock
48La DivineCold War KidsCapitolAlternative Rock
49Peace TrailNeil YoungRepriseRoots Rock
50The Modern Lives, Vol. 1Jackie GreeneBlue Rose MusicRoots Rock
51Road Less TraveledSara PetiteSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
52Love and HateMichael KiwanukaSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
53DragonflyKasey ChambersEssence GroupRoots Rock
54Red ArrowChristian Lopez BandBlasterRoots Rock
55SoulrockerMichael Franti & SpearheadFantasyAlternative Rock
56MasseductionSt. VincentConcordAlternative Rock
57RELAXERAlt-JAtlanticAlternative Rock
58Ladies AuxiliaryScott MillerF.A.Y.Roots Rock
59ApocalipstickThe Harpoonist & The Axe MurdererTonicAlternative Rock
60Dust to GoldCris JacobsAmerican ShowplaseRoots Rock
61Men Amongst MountainsThe RevivalistsWind UpRoots Rock
62Feel It Still - SinglePortugal. The ManAtlanticAlternative Rock
63BelieveThe String Cheese IncidentSCI FidelityJam Band
64Just Like MedicineA.J. CroceCompassRoots Rock
65Hug of ThunderBroken Social SceneArts & CraftsAlternative Rock
66Didn't It RainAmy HelmeOneRoots Rock
67Dig in DeepBonnie RaittRedwingRoots Rock
68Felony BluesJaime WyattForty BelowRoots Rock
69Postcard TownThe Two TracksSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
70Bring the FloodDerek HokeLittle HollywoodPop Rock
71High-Dollar GospelEli CookC.R. 8Roots Rock
72Now That the Light is FadingMaggie RogersCapitolAlternative Rock
73A Black Mile to the SurfaceManchester OrchestraLoma VistaAlternative Rock
74Yours, Dreamily,The ArcsNonesuchAlternative Rock
75Don't Try to Fight ItDavid OlneyRed ParlorRoots Rock
76Wildflower BluesJolie Holland & Samantha PartonCinquefoilRoots Rock
77Country HustleJeb Loy NicholsCity Country CityRoots Rock
78This Tall to RideRobyn LudwickSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
79Like an ArrowBlackberry Smoke3 LeggedRoots Rock
80Let the Good Times RollJD McPhersonRounder RecordsRoots Rock
81Staying at Tamara'sGeorge EzraSonyAlternative Rock
82I Had a Dream That You Were MineHamilton LeithauserGlassnoteAlternative Rock
83Little FictionsElbowConcordAlternative Rock
84Colter WallColter WallThirty TigersRoots Rock
85Painted RuinsGrizzly BearRCAAlternative Rock
86Sleep Well BeastThe National4ADAlternative Rock
87Colvin & EarleColvin & EarleConcordRoots Rock
88ThirteenBoDeansShy Dog MusicRoots Rock
89HumanzGorillazWarner Music Group Alternative Rock
90BacklashBlack Joe Lewis & The HoneybearsSelf-ReleaseAlternative Rock
91Lo MoonLo MoonColumbiaAlternative Rock
92As You WereLiam GallagherWarner BrothersAlternative Rock
93Paging Mr. ProustThe JayhawksThirty TigersAlternative Rock
94The Very Last DayParker MillsapOkrahomaRoots Rock
95Death SongThe Black AngelsPartisanAlternative Rock
96A Face Like MinePeter Bradley AdamsTone Tree MusicRoots Rock
97Songs of a RenegadeGreg SoverSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
98LoreneLeft Arm TanLeft Arm TanRoots Rock
99Modern PressureDaniel RomanoNew WestAlternative Rock
100Crack-UpFleet FoxesNonesuchAlternative Rock
101In Times Like TheseRev. SekouZentRoots Rock
102OdysseyThe AccidentalsSonyRoots Rock
103RekihndledGreg KihnRiotAlternative Rock
104AlonePretendersBMGClassic Rock
105I Hold GravityGerry SpeharSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
106Straw in the WindThe Steel WoodsSelf-ReleaseSouthern Rock
107New LoreSean RoweAntiAlternative Rock
108Memories Are NowJesca HoopSub PopAlternative Rock
109CleopatraThe LumineersDualtoneAlternative Rock
110Walk into a StormThe Lone BellowSony MasterworksAlternative Rock
111Love StuffElle KingRCAAlternative Rock
112Life Love Flesh BloodImelda MayDeccaAlternative Rock
113Live at Red RocksNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsConcord Roots Rock
114The Warm CoversJD McPhersonConcordRoots Rock
115Heart-Shaped MountainHa Ha TonkaBloodshotAlternative Rock
116Heavy MetaRon GalloNew WestAlternative Rock
117Eternally EvenJim JamesATOAlternative Rock
118The Marcus King BandThe Marcus King BandConcordRoots Rock
119 Call It What It isBen HarperConcordRoots Rock
120And then Like LionsBlind PilotATOAlternative Rock
121Gates of GoldLos LobosSLGRoots Rock
122Gold RushHannah AldridgeSelf-ReleaseAlternative Rock
123SidelongSarah Shook & the DisarmersBloodshotRoots Rock
124In MindReal EstateDominoAlternative Rock
125Queens of the BreakersThe Barr BrothersSecret CityAlternative Rock
126Tell It to the JudgeWalker LukensModern OutsiderAlternative Rock
127JohannesburgMumford & SonsGlassnoteAlternative Rock
128When to Talk and when to ListenCurrent SwellNettwerkAlternative Rock
129Psychotic MelancholiaHayley Thompson-KingHard To Kill Roots Rock
130Old SchoolSi CranstounRuf RecordsClassic Rock
131War SurplusBecky WarrenSelf ReleaseRoots Rock
132StiffWhite DenimDowntown MusicAlternative Rock
133Soul SickSallie FordVanguardAlternative Rock
134CapacityBig ThiefSaddle CreekRoots Rock
135New MagicSon LittleAntiAlternative Rock
136You Ain't Got the Heart - SingleThe Coffis Brothers & The Mountain MenSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
137New World Arisin'Big Head Todd & The MonstersBigRoots Rock
138Panther in the DollhouseWhitehorseSix ShooterAlternative Rock
139ReskinnedLarkin PoeRH MusicAlternative Rock
140Still SummerMatt Pond PA131Alternative Rock
141I Am Another YouMaking MoviesSelf-ReleaseAlternative Rock
142The Southern SurrealThe Legendary Shack ShakersTenticlesAlternative Rock
143Close the Place DownThe LinemenSelf-ReleasePop Rock
144A Kind RevolutionPaul WellerWarner BrosRoots Rock
145SalutationsConor OberstNonesuchAlternative Rock
146Goodnight Rhonda LeeNicole AtkinsSingle LockAlternative Rock
147Case/lang/veirscase/lang/veirsAntiAlternative Rock
148Introducing Karl BlauKarl BlauBella UnionRoots Rock
149I Give You Power (feat. Mavis Staples) - SingleArcade FireTidalAlternative Rock
150Roll with ItThe Coffis Brothers & The Mountain MenSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
151FirehorseThe Young PresidentsMKM ProductionsAlternative Rock
15214 Steps to HarlemGarland JeffreysLuna ParkRoots Rock
153We All Want the Same ThingsCraig FinnPartisanAlternative Rock
154A Head Full of DreamsColdplayParlophoneAlternative Rock
155Pile DriverThe Suitcase JunketSignature Sounds       Roots Rock
156What NowSylvan EssoLoma VistaAlternative Rock
157Wade Waist DeepThomas Wynn & the BelieversMascotRoots Rock
158Once a Day Rise UpMichael Franti & SpearheadFantasyAlternative Rock
159Lotta Sea LiceCourtney BarnettMatadorAlternative Rock
160Live at Hillbilly HaikuJefferson Ross Deep Fried DiscsRoots Rock
161 Devil MusicRandall BramblettNew WestRoots Rock
162The Greatest Thing You'll Ever LearnThe RooseveltsSelf-ReleaseAlternative Rock
163No WolvesEric Morrison & The MysteriesSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
164Last PlaceGrandaddy30th CenturyAlternative Rock
165Dirty WonderK. PhillipsRock RidgeRoots Rock
166The SheltersThe SheltersWarner BrothersAlternative Rock
167Last of the Old DogsTim FlanneryWhaleboneRoots Rock
168Peaceful Easy Feeling: the Songs of Jack TempchinJack TempchinBlue ElanRoots Rock
169To the Edge61 GhostsBluzpic Media GroupAlternative Rock
170Cry Cry CryWolf ParadeSub PopAlternative Rock
171Red Hot: a Memphis Celebration of Sun RecordsAmy LaVereAmericana Music SocietyRock
172ReservoirGordiJagjaguwarAlternative Rock
173Any Way, Shape or FormBen Miller BandNew WestRoots Rock
174This Old DogMac DeMarcoRoyal MountainAlternative Rock
175Seekers and FindersGogol BordelloCooking VinylPunk Rock
176The Head and HeartDavid StarrCedar EdgeRoots Rock
177Silver EyeGoldfrappMuteAlternative Rock
178ParadiseThe Wood BrothersHoney JarRoots Rock
179HaloJuana MolinaCrammed DiscsRoots Rock
180Out in the StormWaxahatcheeMergeAlternative Rock
181Limit of LoveBoy & BearUniversalAlternative Rock
182Robyn HitckcockRobyn HitchcockYep RocAlternative Rock
183Sunlit YouthLocal NativesConcord MusicAlternative Rock
184PleasureFeistPolydorAlternative Rock
185Factory MadeWyatt BrewerSelf-ReleaseAlternative Rock
186GasolineDale BoyleSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
187Revolution RadioGreen DayReprisePunk Rock
188The Ghost for YouLines WestNunyaAlternative Rock
189Oczy MlodyThe Flaming LipsWarner Bros. Alternative Rock
190A Moon Shaped PoolRadioheadXL RecordingsAlternative Rock
191Kicked out of EdenJavier EscovedoSaustexGlam Rock
192Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish ExtentLewis CapaldiVertigo BerlinAlternative Rock
19322, a MillionBon IverJagjaguwarAlternative Rock
194Gin and RosewaterChuck McDermottSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
195Couldn't Stand the WeatherStevie Ray Vaughan & Double TroubleEpic/LegacyRock
196Jen CloherJen CloherMarathon ArtistsAlternative Rock
197Boy Crazy and Single(s)Lydia LovelessBloodshotRoots Rock
198VHSX AmbassadorsInterscopeAlternative Rock
199TumbleweedBig SomethingMiddle of NowhereRoots Rock
200Acoustic Classics IIRichard ThompsonBeeswingRoots Rock
201Hurt & the MercilessThe HeavyBad SonRock
202Still Life on FireMise En SceneLight OrganAlternative Rock
203Ty SegallTy SegallDrag CityRock
204Fake SugarBeth DittoVirginAlternative Rock
205MonsterSarah PotenzaSnax RecordsAlternative Rock
206PassionBuzz CasonArenA RecordingsRoots Rock
207Barefoot in the HeadChris Robinson BrotherhoodSilver ArrowRoots Rock
208Red Hot: a Memphis Celebration of Sun RecordsJohn Paul KeithAmericana Music SocietyRockabilly
209HeritageDangermuffinSelf-ReleaseJam Band
210Deadbeat Graffiti Black Pistol FireRifle BirdAlternative Rock
211Darling DestroyerLeopold & His FictionNative FictionAlternative Rock
212Damage and JoyThe Jesus And Mary ChainArtificial PlasticAlternative Rock
213The Head and the HeartThe Head and The HeartSub PopAlternative Rock
214Emotions and MathMargaret GlaspyATOAlternative Rock
215What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the FloodThe MynabirdsSaddle CreekAlternative Rock
216VersatileVan MorrisonSonyRoots Rock
217LoveJoysPickwickSmall PressAlternative Rock
218Blind Sighted FaithThe DunwellsConcordAlternative Rock
219Any Way You Love We Know How You FeelChris Robinson BrotherhoodSilver Arrow RecordsRoots Rock
220VisionlandBanditosBloodshotAlternative Rock
221Memory MirrorThe Octopus ProjectRobot High SchoolAlternative Rock
222A Place I'll Always GoPalehoundPolyvinylAlternative Rock
223Back to BirthJackie GreeneYep RocRoots Rock
224Light of a Strange DayHiteSix DegreesAlternative Rock
225Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?Lisa LeBlancBonsoundAlternative Rock
226Fast ClareFast ClareSelf-ReleaseRock & Roll
227Sam Coffey & the Iron LungsSam Coffey & The Iron LungsBurger/Dine AloneRock
228HajkHajkJansenSoft Rock
229Teens of DenialCar Seat HeadrestMatadorAlternative Rock
230The Cross Eyed SessionsDon PedigoWork With MeRoots Rock
231Glass of '75 (Teetering on the Brink of Extinction) - SingleThe Rogues GalleryLocalRoots Rock
232Mexican DustMosquitosSix DegreesAlternative Rock
233The World We BuiltThe Wild ReedsDualtoneAlternative Rock
234Mental IllnessAimee MannSuperEgoAlternative Rock
235New MistakesTerra LightfootSonic UnyonAlternative Rock
236ScavengersMy GoodnessVotivAlternative Rock
237St. MojoSweet SpiritNine MileRoots Rock
238Please Be MineMolly BurchSelf-ReleaseAlternative Rock
239Fire AwayOzomatliDowntownRock
240City MusicKevin MorbyDead OceansAlternative Rock
241UnknownCar Seat HeadrestUnknownAlternative Rock
242Sneaker WavesTristenModern OutsiderAlternative Rock
243Middle KidsMiddle KidsDominoAlternative Rock
244Many MoonsMartin CourtneyDominoAlternative Rock
245Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry GarciaVarious ArtistsRounderRoots Rock
246Are We in Love?Emily BurgessSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
247Love Letter for FireSam Beam & Jesca HoopSub PopAlternative Rock
248WorkRon PopeBrooklyn BasementRoots Rock
249Young MopesLouise BurnsLight OrganAlternative Rock
250Dear DangerBilly HarveyGoldAlternative Rock
251The Sound of Letting GoSwear And ShakePots And PansRoots Rock
252The WildThe Rural Alberta AdvantageSaddle CreekAlternative Rock
253The Muscle Shoals SessionsAmy BlackReubenRoots Rock
254How Did We Get So Dark?Royal BloodWarner MusicAlternative Rock
255Under the LightsMidnight NorthTrazmickAlternative Rock
256ScandalousBlack Joe Lewis & The HoneybearsUnknownRock
257Ties of Blood and AffectionJeremy PinnellSofaburnRock
258Soul InsightThe Marcus King BandSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
259Everybody WorksJay SomPolyvinylAlternative Rock
260The Bad TestamentScott H. BiramBloodshotRoots Rock
261ApocalipstickCherry GlazerrSecretly CanadianAlternative Rock
262Pearl EarlPearl EarlDreamy LifeRock
263Glamour ChildMoonrise NationZincAlternative Rock
264ZoneCloud ControlVotivRock
265Two Hearts and No BrainKane StrangDead OceansAlternative Rock
266One WayThe Local BoysMaynard HouseAlternative Rock
267And the War CameShakey GravesDualtoneRoots Rock
268Evil Twin [EP]KRRUM+1/37 AdventuresRock
269BluebirdBruce HughesFreedom RecordsPop Rock
270DelilahAnderson EastElektra RecordsRoots Rock
271Good Luck and Good NightJD & The Straight ShotNew WestRoots Rock
272PlungeFever RayMuteAlternative Rock
273Freedom's ChildLazer LloydLots of LoveRock
274SacredJason Lee McKinney BandSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
275Love Saves the DayG. Love & Special SauceBrushfireRock
276LosingBullyUnknownRock
277FreedaysTall Tall TreesJoyful NoiseAlternative Rock
278Everything NowArcarde FireColumbiaRock
279AntisocialitesAlvvaysUnknownRock
280Fatal GiftEmily Haines & The Soft SkeletonLast Gang Records Inc.Rock
2816AMKutimanSiyalPop Rock
282Ron Pope & the NighthawksRon Pope And The NighthawksSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
283Mechanical BullKings of LeonRCA RecordsAlternative Rock
284Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster's SonThe Band of HeathensBOH RecordsRoots Rock
285UnknownToro Y MoiUnknownAlternative Rock
286Rocket(Sandy) Alex GDominoAlternative Rock
287Weight FallsKim ChurchillRufus NomadAlternative Rock
288Slow WaveThe VelveteinsFactorAlternative Rock
289Street DogsWidespread PanicConcordRoots Rock
290Out of the Bird CageThe Damn QuailsSelf-ReleaseRoots Rock
291My Stupid HeartShawn MullinsSugar HillRoots Rock
292Deer Tick Vol. 1 + Deer Tick Vol. 2Deer TickPartisanRock
293La MigraBattle Of SantiagoMWPCAlternative Rock
294Good and DirtySarah BorgesDry LightningRoots Rock
295Turn out the LightsJulien BakerMatadorAlternative Rock
296Ryou CannonPalo DuroUnknownRock
297The ConversationPete's PosseUnknownRock
298YoungOvercoatsArts & CraftsAlternative Rock
299Both Sides of the CeilingDuncan FellowsSelf-ReleaseAlternative Rock
300The Weather BelowSister Sparrow & The Dirty BirdsThirty TigersAlternative Rock
 

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