Top 20 - nicht der eine Lieblingstitel diesmal oder die besten drei, aber diese 20 Alben sind schon sehr toll gewesen (und sind es immer noch!), in zufälliger Reihenfolge:

Patty Griffin - Downtown Church
Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits
Volebeats - Volebeats
Richard Thompson - Dream Attic
Doug Paisley - Constant Companion
Raul Malo - Sinners & Saints
Frontier Ruckus - Deadmalls & Nightfalls
Have Gun, Will Travel - Postcards From The Friendly City
Mary Gauthier - The Foundling
Alejandro Escovedo - Street Songs Of Love
Darrell Scott - A Crooked Road
Robert Plant - Band Of Joy
SteelDrivers - Reckless
Blue Giant - Blue Giant
Azure Ray - Drawing Down The Moon
Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs - God Willin' & The Greek Don't Rise
Chris Brecht & Dead Flowers - Dead Flower Motel
Paul Thorn - Pimps & Preachers
Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song
American Aquarium - Small Town Hymns

In einer anderen Laune, zu einer anderen Tageszeit... (20 weitere "better than the rest"-Titel):

Ray Wylie Hubbard - A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment
David Hidalgo & Louie Perez - The Long Goodbye
Watson Twins - Talking To You, Talking To Me
KaiserCartel - Secret Transit
Sahara Smith - Myth Of The Heart
JJ Grey & Mofro - Georgia Warhorse
The Duke & The King - Long Live The Duke & The King
7 Walkers - 7 Walkers
Railroad Earth - Railroad Earth
Hill Country Revue - Zebra Ranch
Black Prairie - Feast Of The Hunter's Moon
Sadies - Darker Circles
Turnpike Troubadours - Diamonds & Gasoline
Jenny & Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now
Massy Ferguson - Hard Water
Rachel Harrington - Celilo Falls
Boris & The Saltlicks - Wheel Of Life
Truth & Salvage Co. - Truth & Salvage Co.
Old 97's - The Grand Theatre Vol. One
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band - Legacy

Auch noch unbedingt erwähnenswert:

Autumn Defense - Once Around
Dylan LeBlanc - Paupers Field
Anais Mitchell - Hadestown
Whitey Morgan & The 78's - Whitey Morgan & The 78's
Hayward Williams - Cotton Bell
Tift Merritt - See You On The Moon
Fred Eaglesmith - Cha Cha Cha
Steve Miller Band - Bingo!
Peter Case - Wig!
Eilen Jewell - Butcher Holler / A Tribute To Loretta Lynn
Carrie Rodriguez - Love & Circumstance
Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago
Mark Olson - Many Colored Kite
Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Age Of Miracles
Reckless Kelly - Somewhere In Time
Danny Barnes - Pizza Box
John Hiatt - The Open Road
Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do
South Memphis Band - Home Sweet Home
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine Negro Jig
Pernice Brothers - Goodbye, Killer
Elizabeth Cook - Welder
Jakob Dylan - Women + Country
Mark Erelli & Jeffrey Foucault - Seven Curses
Peter Wolf - Midnight Souvenirs
Jim Lauderdale - Patchwork River
Will Kimbrough - Wings
Rocky Votolato - True Devotion
Lost Immigrants - Pasaporte
Coal Porters - Durango
Versus - On The Ones And Threes
Nora Jane Struthers - S/T
Chatham County Line - Wildwood
Marty Stuart - The Studio B Sessions
Shinyribs - Well After Awhile
Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
Justin Rutledge - The Early Widows
Neil Young - Le Noise
Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer Of The World
Elvis Costello - National Ransom
Fabulous Ginn Sisters - You Can't Take A Bad Girl Home
Phosphorescent - Here's To Taking It Easy
Robyn Ludwick - Out Of These Blues
Peter Himmelman - The Mystery & The Hum
Robert Randolph And The Family Band - We Walk This Road
Giant Sand - Blurry Blue Mountain
Leeroy Stagger & The Wildflowers - Little Victories

10 herausragende Live-Alben in 2010:

Joe Ely - Live Chicago 1987
Richmond Fontaine - Postcard From Portland - Live At Dante's
Moby Grape - Live
John Prine - In Person & On Stage
Derek Trucks Band - Roadsongs
Kristin Hersh - Cats & Mice
Avett Brothers - Live, Vol.3
Los Lonely Boys - Keep On Giving: Acoustic Live!
Poco - Live At Columbia Studios, Hollywood 9/30/71
Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band - Ragged But Right

Enttäuschungen & Flops (gemessen am Standard, an den Erwartungen oder am Hype):

Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep
Jackson Browne & David Lindley - Love Is Strange
Grateful Dead - Crimson, White & Indigo
Jimmy Webb - Just Across The River
Ryan Bingham - Junky Star
Mother Truckers - Van Tour
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - III/IV
Indigo Girls - Staring Down The Brilliant Dream