ND Critics Poll: Our Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2018

Ah, c'mon ND - - you can't even be bothered to come up with an unranked ten-deep "fave albums" list?


To quote someone I'd much rather not: "Sad."

I'm not sure the list is that useful? I think I'd rather have a shorter (50 at most?) ranked list; maybe with scores of some sort. I have 11 out of the 113(?) listed.

Thanks for your top seven. I'm familiar with all but the Brothers album -- and like 'em. But as two other writers commented, I prefer a shorter list of 50 or fewer recommended/favorite albums, ranked or not. I like to use these end-of-the-year lists to focus on albums I should listen to and perhaps buy. I certainly can't go through a list this long or buy many of them. 

Sorry, but you are the critics - I look to you for guidance. You dropped the ball here.

I don't see much agreement here with my own list. The only album in your top 7 I have is the John Prine album which didn't make my top 10 but was in my top 20. I have a few in the long list but was amazed how that list had so few of the readers' favorites but was glad to at least see Jimmy LaFave, Kevin Welch and Bettye LaVette. Sorry and surprised not to see Alejandro Escovedo, Kevin Gordon, John Hiatt, Richard Thompson or Boz Scaggs.