Best of 2019: Fred Rudofsky’s Top Albums

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Top Albums 1 – 10

  1. Mavis Staples: WE GET BY (Anti-)
  2. Toronzo Cannon and the Chicago Way: THE PREACHER, THE POLITICIAN, OR THE PIMP (Alligator Records)
  3. Rhiannon Giddens, Amethyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla and Allison Russell: SONGS OF OUR NATIVE DAUGHTERS (Smithsonian Folkways)
  4. Mavis Staples: LIVE IN LONDON (Anti-)
  5. Los Lobos: LLEGO NAVIDAD (Rhino Records)
  6. Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men + Dana: TALL, DARK, & HANDSOME (Hot Shot Records)
  7. Jimmie Vaughan: BABY, PLEASE COME HOME (Last Music Company)
  8. Rodney Crowell: TEXAS (RC1 Records)
  9. Buddy and Julie Miller: BREAKDOWN ON 20TH AVE. SOUTH (New West Records)
  10. Duke Robillard: EAR WORMS (Sony Plain Music)

Top Albums 11 – 20

  1. Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real: TURN OFF THE NEWS (BUILD A GARDEN) (Fantasy Records)
  2. Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: THERE IS NO OTHER (Nonesuch)
  3. Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon : SOLSTICE (New West Records)
  4. The Stray Cats: 40 (Surfdog)
  5. Willie Nelson: RIDE ME BACK HOME (Legacy)
  6. Dale Watson: CALL ME LUCKY (Red House Records)
  7. Jim Lauderdale: FROM ANOTHER WORLD (Yep Roc Records)
  8. Tanya Tucker: WHILE I’M LIVIN’ (Fantasy Records)
  9. The Lawn Sausages: APPETITE FOR DYSFUNCTION (self-released) 
  10. The Cash Box Kings: HAIL TO THE KINGS! (Alligator Records)

Top Albums 21 – 31

  1. Tedeschi Trucks Band: SIGNS (Fantasy Records)
  2. North Mississippi All Stars: UP AND ROLLING (New West Records)
  3. Leyla McCalla: CAPITALIST BLUES (Jazz Village)
    24. Kinky Friedman: RESURRECTION (Echo Hill Records)
  4. Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters: BEYOND THE BLUE DOOR (Stony Plain Music)
  5. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram: Self-titled (Alligator Records)
  6. Cyrille Aimée: MOVE ONE: A SONDHEIM ADVENTURE (Mack Avenue) 
    28. Patty Griffin: Self-titled (Thirty Tigers) 
  7. The New Pornographers: IN THE MORSE CODE OF BRAKE LIGHTS (Concord Records)
  8. Iggy Pop: FREE (Thousand Mile, Inc.)
  9. Flight of the Conchords: LIVE IN LONDON (Sub Pop Records)
  10. Louis Pérez: JOYRIDE: FRIENDS TAKE THE WHEEL (self-released) 
  11. Southern Avenue: KEEP ON (Concord Records)

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