We love vinyl. Even if you don't have a multi-million-dollar sound system to capture the warmth and pristine quality, there is still a rich experience behind the act of pulling a record out of the sleeve, placing it on a turntable platter, dropping the needle and sitting back to hear an album in its entirety.

To that end, The Boot's staff went back through shopping lists and receipts from local record stores to pull out 10 of our favorite country and Americana vinyl releases of 2018. Don't worry — we know there were a lot more than just these ones, but we had to whittle our list down to a handful of our favorites.

Check out our picks for 2018's best vinyl in the photo gallery, and then leave us a comment and let us know which releases are your favorites of the year!