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Here are my favorite albums of the year – not at all official, or in any particular order, just my own personal picks.  Let me know what records you couldn’t get enough of this year!

Bonnie Whitmore – F*@K With Sad Girls
Tim Easton – American Fork
Hayes Carll – Lovers and Leavers
Wilco – Smilco
John Prine – For Better, Or Worse
Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll
Coal Porters – No. 6
Shovels & Rope – Little Seeds
Michael Hearne & Shake Russell – Only As Strong As Your Dreams
Avett Brothers – True Sadness

Hayes Carll – “Sake of the Song”
Tim Easton – “Elmore James”
Steve Earle/ Shawn Colvin – “You’re Right (I’m Wrong)”
John Prine/Iris Dement – “Who’s Gonna Take the Garbage Out”
Band of Heathens – “Oklahoma Gypsy Shuffler”
Aaron Lee Tasjan – “Ready to Die”
Jack Ingram – “I’m Drinking Through It”
James McMurtry – “Remembrance”
Wilco – “If I Ever Was a Child”
Verlon Thompson – “Sideman’s Dream”