Decade’s End: My Favorite Albums — 2010-2019 — PLUS Song of the Year 2019

My Favorite Albums Each Year from 2010-2019

2010: Harlem River Blues, Justin Townes Earle
Runner-up: American VI: Ain’t No Grave, Johnny Cash

2011: Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars
Runner-up: So Beautiful or So What, Paul Simon

2012: Ashes & Roses, Mary Chapin Carpenter
Runner-up: That’s Why God Made the Radio, The Beach Boys

2013: Lines We Trace, Hey Marseilles
Runner-up: Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

2014: The River & the Thread, Roseanne Cash
Runner-up: Standing in the Breach, Jackson Browne

2015: Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens
Runner-up: Something More than Free, Jason Isbell

2016: A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson
Runner-up: Are You Serious, Andrew Bird

2017: A Deeper Understanding, War on Drugs
Runner-up: Windy City, Alison Krauss

2018: Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
Runner-up: By the Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlisle

2019: Tides of a Teardrop, Mandolin Orange
Runner-up: Amidst the Chaos, Sara Bareilles

“Golden Embers,” from Tides of a Teardrop by Mandolin Orange

This year’s best song describes how hard we must work to help each other in the face of devastating losses, lest they divide and overcome us. The poignant video portrays a father and son, each grappling with his own grief and how it threatens their ongoing relationship.

Read: Mandolin Orange Makes Harmony Grounded in Grief on New Album

12 thoughts on “Decade’s End: My Favorite Albums — 2010-2019 — PLUS Song of the Year 2019

  1. Folks, I’m fine with sharing prayer requests and all, but that’s not really the purpose of the blog. I’d rather you exchange emails and communicate that way or join the Facebook group and keep up with each other there. I’m gratified that we can communicate, but it really isn’t the purpose of most of the daily blog posts.

    Perhaps I could help by having a weekly update post or something like that where folks could share.


  2. my comment was moderated.
    I hope it might appear soon.
    Such a dreadful day.
    No local fires but family and friends affected.


  3. I’m afraid you’re right, Robert . . .

    last evening I met a new grand-niece for the first time, a beautiful child, just fourteen months old . . . . I wonder what is her future to be like on this planet . . . the signs are getting worse, aren’t they?


  4. things have got really bad in Australia . . . please pray for Susan and her family

    their military is now helping to fight the fires


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