50 Best Albums of 2013


Ashley Monroe, 'Like A Rose'

Ashley Monroe, 'Like A Rose'
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This Knoxville girl gave us a juicy old-school honky-tonk set wrapped in pedal steel, full of characters as real as your neighbors and sung with Dolly Parton soul and sass. But when Monroe suggests ganja and whips and chains to her man on "Weed Instead of Roses," it's clear this isn't your grandma's country music.

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