If you're having a hard time accepting the fact that we're getting closer to the end of 2016 and further from the beginning of it, join the club. Before you know it, we'll be shopping for Halloween costumes and stuffing our turkeys.

Fortunately, no matter how fast time seems to move, we've been graced with a tremendous amount of memorable new music this year, from some of our favorite bands as well as several amazing emerging artists. Even though we could spend hours upon hours chatting about every single record that has hit our turntables, we decided to take it upon ourselves to whittle our favorites down to a more comprehensive list.

In the gallery above, check out our picks for the Top 5 Americana, alt-country and folk albums of 2016 (so far), and then leave a comment below telling us which records we missed!

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