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Today we reveal the top 30 Texas albums released over the past 30 years. It was rough work, but we did it.


The Texas 30: The Third Runners-Up, Albums 60-51

The Texas 30: The Second Runners-Up, Albums 50-41

Behold the Texas 30, Plus Albums 40-31

From Selena to Steve Earle to Pantera, there is something for everyone on the Texas 30. From 1982 to 2012, some crazy awesome albums came out.

As voted on by our esteemed group of music writers from all over the state, these albums have shaped Texas music over the past three decades, touching on country, metal, indie-rock, punk, soul, noise, folk and the blues.

Where else could Erykah Badu rub shoulders with Robert Earl Keen, Doug Sahm, and Dimebag Darrell?

As you read Chris Gray's feature, listen along to the tunes with our tandem Rdio and Spotify playlists that we cooked up for the occasion.

Check out Gray's past few blogs counting down to the final 30 too. Immerse yourself in the best of Texas, and don't hesitate to complain that your faves didn't make the cut. But remember, everyone from Texas wins. Hell, we're Texans.

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