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90s NIT (Alt-Country)- CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS PAGE 5

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by EStreetJoe, May 13, 2012.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    I'm going to attempt to do this for all the alt-country fans like myself on this board.
    However, before I attempt to make regions or do seeding, I need to make sure I haven't left anyone out.
    I'm going to limit it to a 32-team tournament (for the sake of simplicity).

    Here's a 32-album list that I've come up with as a foundation.
    Your job, should you choose to accept it is to give me up to 4 nominations that should be added to the list AND a list of up to 4 that should be dropped from the list. You can post OR PM me your votes (just don't do both). Top vote-getters will be added and eliminated and then I'll make the brackets.
    Deadline for voting will be 5 a.m. Eastern Wednesday, so I can spend time Wednesday putting the brackets together.

    In no particular order, here are the albums I've come up with:
    Old 97s - Too Far to Care
    The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall
    Dan Bern - Dan Bern
    Waco Brothers - Cowboy In Flames
    Son Volt - Trace
    Son Volt - Straightaways
    Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams
    Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
    Whiskeytown - Strangers' Almanac
    Wilco - AM
    Wilco - Being There
    Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue
    Uncle Tupelo - No Depression
    Uncle Tupelo - Anodynne
    Iris DeMent - The Way I Should
    Joe Ely - Love & Danger
    Joe Ely - Letter to Laredo
    Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers - Honky Tonk Union
    Allison Kraus & Union Station - Forget About It
    Steve Earle - I Feel Alright
    Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball
    Roseann Cash - Interiors
    Robert Earl Keene - Gringo Honeymoon
    Slaid Cleaves - No Angel Knows
    Ray Wylie Hubbard - Crusades of the Restless Knights
    Patti Griffin - Flaming Red
    John Prine - The Missing Years
    John Hiatt - Walk On
    The Pistoleros - Hang On To Nothing
    My Morning Jacket - Tennessee Fire
    Pinkerton - Live Through This
    Slobberbone - Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today
     
  2. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Re: Best albums of the 90s NIT (Alt-Country bracket)

    We counting the Truckers?
     
  3. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Re: Best albums of the 90s NIT (Alt-Country bracket)

    I was under the impression that these brackets had to have at least a majority of albums that were actually good.

    I must have been mistaken.
     
  4. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Re: Best albums of the 90s NIT (Alt-Country bracket)

    Thought the Truckers first good album - Southern Rock Opera came out in the 2000s. If they had something good in the 90s that I obviously am unaware of, by all means, vote for it.
    That's why I'm soliciting input. I had no list to go off for getting nominees.

    Alt-country is a wide-open genre, that's why I'm soliciting nominees because I know there's band and albums I might not have heard of or don't know about.
     
  5. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Re: Best albums of the 90s NIT (Alt-Country bracket)

    That's why I'm looking for albums to get voted off the island and replacements to get voted onto the island before I set up the brackets :)
     
  6. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Re: Best albums of the 90s NIT (Alt-Country bracket)

    Two albums by the Truckers in the late '90s -- Gangstabilly and Pizza Deliverance. They're not SRO, Decoration Day or Dirty South, but what is? As a whole, I'd take them over their last album, which relatively sucked.
     
  7. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Re: Best albums of the 90s NIT (Alt-Country bracket)

    I might vote on this...but I am pretty limited on 90s alt-country stuff other than what's been listed.

    The only nominee I can think of is
    Vigilantes of Love - Welcome to Struggleville
     
  8. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Re: Best albums of the 90s NIT (Alt-Country bracket)

    I'm not asking this to be a contrarian douche, because I recognize country's popularity, but I'm wondering what alt-country is compared to regular country and are the above mentions strictly in the alt-country category, or do they include "regular" country?

    I'm genuinely curious. My knowledge of country doesn't extend far beyond the occasional Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks (when covering Smashing Pumpkins who covered Fleetwood, etc.), Sugarland or Faith Hill (she had a song in Pearl Harbor).
     
  9. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Re: Best albums of the 90s NIT (Alt-Country bracket)

    To add:

    Pizza Deliverance, DBT
    Down by the old Mainstream, Golden Smog
    The Brooklyn Side, Bottle Rockets
    Dog Days, Blue Mountain
     
  10. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Re: Best albums of the 90s NIT (Alt-Country bracket)

    Stick to comic books, son. :)
     
  11. X-Hack

    X-Hack Active Member

    Re: Best albums of the 90s NIT (Alt-Country bracket)

    A Night of Reckoning by the Dead Reckoners
     
  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Re: Best albums of the 90s NIT (Alt-Country bracket)

    Noted. :D
     
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