Best Folk Albums of 2010: Guide

Over at, Kim Ruehl rattles off the best of this year’s folk, bluegrass and Americana CDs. What? Only eight of ’em?

1. Crooked Still’s “Some Strange Country”
2. Justin Townes Earle’s “Harlem River Blues”
3. The Punch Brothers’ “Antifogmatic”
4. Anais Mitchell’s “Hadestown”
5. Bob Dylan’s “The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: Witmark Demos 1962-64”
6. Carolina Chocolate Drops’ “Genuine Negro Jig”
7. Laura Veirs’ “July Flame”
8. Jakob Dylan’s “Women + Country”

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