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50 best alt-country albums of "all time"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by EStreetJoe, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

  2. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    As best-of music lists go, that one is pretty fucking good. The only major omission I thought of was DBT' s The Dirty South.

    One quibble is Wilco's "Being There." Great album, but it's not really alt-country. It has some of that, but mostly it's the perfect bridge between where the band came from and where it was going.
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  3. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    1. Uncle Tupelo – Anodyne (1993)
    The last entry in the band’s catalog before Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar parted ways

    Wait, what???
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Good to see some love for the great Dave Alvin, Lucero and the fucking awesome Jason and the Scorchers....
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  5. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Two Avett Brother albums? Good list. :cool:
  6. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

    Dave and Phil Alvin have put out a couple of solid albums recently. Worth checking out.
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Both very good records, still holding out hope for a Blasters reunion....
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Well, I know what I'll be listening to at work for the next couple of weeks.
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  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    "Trace" is one of the greatest albums ever made, period.

    In the '90s, only "Nevermind" may eclipse it. Seriously. It's absolutely note perfect, start to finish.
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  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" came out when I was in college and barely aware of alt-country. At the time, I would have told you I hated country music. I recall that "Rolling Stone" gave it a 4 1/2 or 5 star review as its lede review that week, so I decided to check it out. It blew me away, and that is probably a top five turning point in my listening habits during my life. Another was the first time someone popped in "Nevermind" in the Little League concession stand where we worked. Another was when my friend lent me "Exile on Main Street" to listen to through headphones as I wrote a long-forgotten paper for a class.
  11. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    The Scorchers shoulda been on the list twice, with Still Standing being added (or any of their live albums). And I say this not just because they played my 16th birthday party.

    To learn more, make sure you stick around past 1:20:


    The Questionnaires shoulda been on the list once.

    Edit: How the fuck can Foster & Lloyd not be on the list?
  12. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Yep. And it made everything Farrar has done since pale in comparison.
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