Carrie Underwood's fourth studio album has scored the best debut week among country albums released in 2012, and she tops the Taste of Country list of the Best Albums of 2012 (so far). She has work to do to catch Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee,' which features duets with country music's hottest stars. Sales success doesn't always equal fan appreciation, however. Of the albums released after Jan. 1, 2012, which is your favorite?

Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley were among the artists to release albums in January. Rascal Flatts timed the release of 'Changed' around the ACM Awards, and the trio have gotten great feedback from fans thus far. Kip Moore may have the one of the best debut albums of 2012. Choose from the list below or write in an album that you've bought this year in the comments section below. Remember, only albums released in 2012 are being considered for this poll.