The 25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2021
By Jonathan Bernstein, Jon Dolan, Jon Freeman, Christian Hoard, Joseph Hudak, Elias Leigh, December 13, 2021
From Morgan Wade’s invigorating debut and Sturgill Simpson’s concept record to Allison Russell’s musical memoir and Eric Church’s magnum opus, these are the best from Nashville and beyond
Below is an excerpt from The 25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2021 that features Joshua Ray Walker’s See You Next Time:
“#6 Joshua Ray Walker, ‘See You Next Time’
The Dallas troubadour comes into his own as an adult songwriter on this superb collection of songs addressing topics as diverse as honky-tonk mishaps (“Three Strikes”) and climate-crisis dystopia (“Fossil Fuel).” Over a mix of classic R&B (“Sexy After Dark”), plaintive fingerpicking (“Flash Paper”), and surging country-rock (“Three Strikes”), Walker chronicles his fellow friends in low places with humor, empathy, and grace. In his rendering of a modern U.S. with a social safety net that’s broken beyond repair (see “Dumpster Diving” and “Welfare Chet”), the road goes on forever — but the party can end at any minute. —J.B.”
See the full 25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2021 HERE.