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

1
The Nashville Sound
by: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

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Label: Sotheastern
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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2
Prick of the Litter
by: Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men

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Label: Hot Shot
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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3
Blue & Lonesome
by: The Rolling Stones

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Label: Universal
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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4
Graveyard Whistling
by: Old 97's

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Label: ATO
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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5
Waiting on a Song
by: Dan Auerbach

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Label: Nonesuch
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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6
Duende
by: The Band of Heathens

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Label: BOH
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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7
Belle of the West
by: Samantha Fish

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Label: Ruf
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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8
Black Irish
by: Shannon McNally

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Label: Compass
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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9
Chuck
by: Chuck Berry

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Label: Dualtone
Sub Genre: Rock & Roll
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10
Revolution Come...Revolution Go
by: Gov't Mule

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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11
I Got Your Medicine
by: Shinyribs

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Label: Mustard Lid
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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12
Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins
by: Chuck Prophet

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Label: Yep-Roc
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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13
Lay It on Down
by: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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14
Restless
by: David Luning

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Label: Blue Rose Music
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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15
American Band
by: Drive-By Truckers

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Label: ATO
Sub Genre: Rock & Roll
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16
Pretty Little Troubles
by: Malcolm Holcombe

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Label: Gypsy Eyes
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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17
Songs of Bob Dylan
by: Joan Osborne

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Label: Womanly Hips
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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18
The Best of Paul Thorn
by: Paul Thorn

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Label: Perpetual Obscurity
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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19
The Electric Pinecones
by: Southern Culture On The Skids

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Label: Kudzu
Sub Genre: Rockabilly
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20
Hot Thoughts
by: Spoon

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Label: Matador
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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21
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
by: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

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Label: Fantasy
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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22
What if
by: The Jerry Douglas Band

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Label: Rounder
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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23
Peach
by: Larkin Poe

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Label: Tricki-Woo
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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24
A Deeper Understanding
by: The War on Drugs

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Label: Atlantic
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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25
Dr. Feelgood's Traveling Medicine Show
by: Great American Taxi

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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26
Whiteout Conditions
by: The New Pornographers

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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27
I See You
by: The xx

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Label: Young Turks Recordings
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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28
A Cure for Loneliness
by: Peter Wolf

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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29
Savage on the Downhill
by: Amber Cross

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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30
Transient Lullaby
by: The Mastersons

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Label: Red House
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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31
Long Hot Summer Days
by: Jim Byrnes

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Label: Black Hen Music
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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32
Heartworms
by: The Shins

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Label: Columbia
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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33
Purgatory
by: Tyler Childers

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Label: Hickman Holler
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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34
This Sweet Old World
by: Lucinda Williams

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Label: Thirty Tigers
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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35
Northern Passages
by: The Sadies

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Label: Yep Roc
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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36
Gilded
by: Jade Jackson

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Label: Anti
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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37
Burn Something Beautiful
by: Alejandro Escovedo

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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38
Forever and then Some
by: Lillie Mae

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Label: Third Man
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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39
Silver Tears
by: Aaron Lee Tasjan

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Label: New West
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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40
Best of Old Crow Medicine Show
by: Old Crow Medicine Show

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Label: Nettwerk
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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41
2
by: Mudcrutch

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Label: Reprise
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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42
True Sadness
by: The Avett Brothers

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Label: Republic
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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43
Pure Comedy
by: Father John Misty

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Label: Sub Pop
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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44
Light
by: Moses Guest

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Label: Aufheben
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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45
Run Skeleton Run
by: David Childers

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Label: Ramseur
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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46
Snake Handler
by: India Ramey

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Label: Little River
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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47
Witness
by: Benjamin Booker

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Label: ATO
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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48
La Divine
by: Cold War Kids

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Label: Capitol
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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49
Peace Trail
by: Neil Young

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Label: Reprise
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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50
The Modern Lives, Vol. 1
by: Jackie Greene

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Label: Blue Rose Music
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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51
Road Less Traveled
by: Sara Petite

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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52
Love and Hate
by: Michael Kiwanuka

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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53
Dragonfly
by: Kasey Chambers

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Label: Essence Group
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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54
Red Arrow
by: Christian Lopez Band

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Label: Blaster
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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55
Soulrocker
by: Michael Franti & Spearhead

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Label: Fantasy
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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56
Masseduction
by: St. Vincent

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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57
RELAXER
by: Alt-J

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Label: Atlantic
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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58
Ladies Auxiliary
by: Scott Miller

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Label: F.A.Y.
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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59
Apocalipstick
by: The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

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Label: Tonic
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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60
Dust to Gold
by: Cris Jacobs

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Label: American Showplase
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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61
Men Amongst Mountains
by: The Revivalists

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Label: Wind Up
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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62
Believe
by: The String Cheese Incident

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Label: SCI Fidelity
Sub Genre: Jam Band
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63
Just Like Medicine
by: A.J. Croce

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Label: Compass
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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64
Hug of Thunder
by: Broken Social Scene

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Label: Arts & Crafts
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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65
Didn't It Rain
by: Amy Helm

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Label: eOne
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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66
Dig in Deep
by: Bonnie Raitt

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Label: Redwing
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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67
Felony Blues
by: Jaime Wyatt

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Label: Forty Below
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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68
Postcard Town
by: The Two Tracks

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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69
Bring the Flood
by: Derek Hoke

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Label: Little Hollywood
Sub Genre: Pop Rock
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70
High-Dollar Gospel
by: Eli Cook

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Label: C.R. 8
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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71
Now That the Light is Fading
by: Maggie Rogers

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Label: Capitol
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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72
A Black Mile to the Surface
by: Manchester Orchestra

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Label: Loma Vista
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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73
Yours, Dreamily,
by: The Arcs

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Label: Nonesuch
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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74
Don't Try to Fight It
by: David Olney

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Label: Red Parlor
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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75
Wildflower Blues
by: Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton

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Label: Cinquefoil
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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76
Country Hustle
by: Jeb Loy Nichols

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Label: City Country City
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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77
This Tall to Ride
by: Robyn Ludwick

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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78
Like an Arrow
by: Blackberry Smoke

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Label: 3 Legged
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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79
Let the Good Times Roll
by: JD McPherson

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Label: Rounder Records
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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80
Staying at Tamara's
by: George Ezra

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Label: Sony
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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81
I Had a Dream That You Were Mine
by: Hamilton Leithauser

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Label: Glassnote
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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82
Little Fictions
by: Elbow

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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83
Colter Wall
by: Colter Wall

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Label: Thirty Tigers
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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84
Painted Ruins
by: Grizzly Bear

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Label: RCA
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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85
Sleep Well Beast
by: The National

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Label: 4AD
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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86
Colvin & Earle
by: Colvin & Earle

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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87
Thirteen
by: BoDeans

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Label: Shy Dog Music
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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88
Humanz
by: Gorillaz

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Label: Warner Music Group
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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89
Backlash
by: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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90
Lo Moon
by: Lo Moon

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Label: Columbia
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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91
As You Were
by: Liam Gallagher

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Label: Warner Brothers
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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92
Paging Mr. Proust
by: The Jayhawks

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Label: Thirty Tigers
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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93
The Very Last Day
by: Parker Millsap

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Label: Okrahoma
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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94
Death Song
by: The Black Angels

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Label: Partisan
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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95
A Face Like Mine
by: Peter Bradley Adams

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Label: Tone Tree Music
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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96
Songs of a Renegade
by: Greg Sover

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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97
Lorene
by: Left Arm Tan

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Label: Left Arm Tan
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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98
Modern Pressure
by: Daniel Romano

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Label: New West
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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99
Crack-Up
by: Fleet Foxes

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Label: Nonesuch
Sub Genre: Alternative Rock
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In Times Like These
by: Rev. Sekou

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Label: Zent
Sub Genre: Roots Rock
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