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WNCW's Top 100 Albums of 2021

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As voted on by our listeners and programmers, below is the list of WNCW's Top 100 Albums of 2021!

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WNCW Top 100 of 2021

1. Billy Strings -- Renewal

2. Sierra Ferrell -- Long Time Coming

3. Bela Fleck -- My Bluegrass Heart

4. James McMurtry -- The Horses and the Hounds

5. Tedeschi Trucks Band feat. Trey Anastasio -- Layla Revisited (Live at Lockn')

6. Hayes Carll -- You Get It All

7. Balsam Range -- Moxie and Mettle

8. Charley Crockett -- Music City USA

9. Anya Hinkle -- Eden and Her Borderlands

10. Sturgill Simpson -- The Ballad of Dood & Juanita

11. Brandi Carlile -- In These Silent Days

12. (Various Artists) -- Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine Volume 2

13. Melissa Carper -- Daddy's Country Gold

14. Aaron Burdett -- Dream Rich, Dirt Poor

15. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss -- Raise the Roof

16. Sturgill Simpson -- Cuttin' Grass Vol. 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions

17. Charley Crockett -- 10 For Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand

18. Alexa Rose -- Headwaters

19. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real -- A Few Stars Apart

20. Yola -- Stand For Myself

21. (Various Artists) -- Highway Butterfly: The Songs of Neal Casal

22. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit -- Georgia Blue

23. Dori Freeman -- Ten Thousand Roses

24. Aaron Lee Tasjan -- Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!

25. Gov't Mule -- Heavy Load Blues

26. Amythyst Kiah -- Wary + Strange

27. Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers -- Ramble in Music City: The Lost Concert (1990)

28. Esther Rose -- How Many Times

29. Allergies -- Promised Land

30. Felice Brothers -- From Dreams to Dust

31. Los Lobos -- Native Sons

32. Zoe & Cloyd -- Rebuild

33. Malcolm Holcombe -- Tricks of the Trade

34. (Various Artists) -- Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young for Charity

35. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats -- The Future

36. Jackson Browne -- Downhill From Everywhere

37. Allison Russell -- Outside Child

38. Hiss Golden Messenger -- Quietly Blowing It

39. Heartless Bastards -- A Beautiful Life

40. Watchhouse -- Watchhouse

41. Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno -- Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno

42. Valerie June -- The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers

43. Asleep at the Wheel -- Half a Hundred Years

44. Willie Nelson -- That's Life

45. John Hiatt with the Jerry Douglas Band -- Leftover Feelings

46. Southern Culture On the Skids -- At Home With Southern Culture On the Skids

47. Lake Street Dive -- Obviously

48. Darin & Brooke Aldridge – This Life We’re Livin’

49. Emily Scott Robinson -- American Siren

50. Son Volt- Electro Melodier

51. Infamous Stringdusters -- A Tribute to Bill Monroe

52. Pink Stones -- Introducing The Pink Stones

53. Graham Sharp -- Truer Picture

54. I See Hawks in L.A. -- On Our Way

55. Black Keys -- Delta Kream

56. Jim Lauderdale -- Hope

57. John R. Miller -- Depreciated

58. Leftover Salmon -- Brand New Good Old Days

59. Steve Earle - J.T.

60. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio -- I Told You So

61. K.C. Jones -- Queen of the In Between

62. Bamboos -- Hard Up

63. Joshua Ray Walker -- See You Next Time

64. Todd Snider -- First Agnostic Church of Hope & Wonder

65. Billy Bragg -- The Million Things That Never Happened

66. Tim O'Brien -- He Walked On

67. Lilly Hiatt -- Lately

68. Ric Robertson -- Ric Robertson

69. Pokey Lafarge -- In the Blossom of Their Shade

70. Cedric Burnside -- I Be Trying

71. Shannon McNally -- The Waylon Sessions

72. Willie Nelson Family -- The Willie Nelson Family

73. Grease Traps -- Solid Ground

74. Ghost Funk Orchestra -- An Ode to Escapism

75. Charnett Moffett -- New Love

76. Onlies -- The Onlies

77. Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi -- They're Calling Me Home

78. Shinyribs -- Late Night TV Gold

79. Ani DiFranco -- Revolutionary Love

80. Durand Jones & the Indications -- Private Space

81. Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band -- Dance Songs For Hard Times

82. Altin Gun -- Yol

83. Cordovas -- Destiny Hotel

84. Norah Jones -- 'Til We Meet Again (Live)

85. Paul Thorn -- Never Too Late to Call

86. Flatlanders -- Treasure of Love

87. GA-20 -- Does Hound Dog Taylor: Try It…You Might Like It

88. Leon Bridges -- Gold-Diggers Sound

89. Bill & the Belles -- Happy Again

90. My Morning Jacket -- My Morning Jacket

91. Tony Joe White -- Smoke From the Chimney

92. (Various Artists) -- Industrial Strength Bluegrass: Southwestern Ohio’s Musical Legacy

93. Rising Appalachia -- The Lost Mystique of Being in the Know

94. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Roundtable

95. Samantha Fish -- Faster

96. The Besnard Lakes -- The Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Great Thunderstorm Warnings

97. Clint Roberts -- Rose Songs 59

98. Femi Kuti/Made Kuti -- Legacy+

99. (Various Artists) -- Johnny Cash: Forever Words

100. Dylan LeBlanc -- Pastimes

100. (tie) Scott Fisher -- 93 Million Miles