Best Of 2011: Indie Roots

MAGNET’s Devon Leger picks the best indie-roots releases of the year.

1. GILLIAN WELCH The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony)
2. THE DECEMBERISTS The King Is Dead (Capitol)
3. BRYAN JOHN APPLEBY Fire On The Vine (self-released)
4. MATT BAUER The Jessamine County Book Of Living (Crossbill)
5. ZOE MUTH & THE LOST HIGH ROLLERS Starlight Hotel (Signature Sounds)
6. ALELA DIANE Alela Diane & Wild Divine (Rough Trade)
7. JOY KILLS SORROW This Unknown Science (Signature Sounds)
8. BEN SOLLEE Inclusions (Thirty Tigers)
9. THE BUILDERS & THE BUTCHERS Dead Reckoning (Badman)
10. JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW Early In The Morning (Vagrant)

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  1. mike
    Posted December 21, 2011 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    where is Bow Thayer ?? it does not get more indie roots then him. 2 albums on the charts with 2 different bands all independently.Shared the stage this year with Ringo ,Levon ,Booker T and a bunch of other slouches ;-} headlined and put on the independent Tweed River music Fest in VT bowthayer.com go get some