There can be only one top album for me this year: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording). Even though it came out in September 2015, I discovered it in February of this year. This album has been on constant play in our house, car and headphones.

The Drive-by Truckers, American Band

Wilco, Schmilco

Hiss Golden Messenger, Heart Like a Levee

Lake Street Dive, Side Pony

Parquet Courts, Human Performance

Bon Iver, 22, A Million

Parker Millsap, The Very Last Day

The Jayhawks, Paging Mr. Proust

Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

Various Artists, Southern Family

Tim Easton, American Folk

Hard Working Americans, Rest In Chaos

Sarah Jarosz, Undercurrent

Green Day, Revolution Radio

Band of Horses, Why Are You OK

Neil Young, Peace Trail

If you’re interested in more best of 2016 music lists, check these out:

Paste Magazine “The 50 Best Albums of 2016”

American Songwriter’s Top 50 Albums of 2016

Rolling Stone 50 Best Albums of 2016

No Depression Magazine Reader’s Favorite 50 Albums