What are the masterpieces of the alt country genre?
March 11, 2009 12:50 PM Subscribe
I was a fan of alt country back in the day, but never a fanatic, and I am wondering if I might have missed any of the major alt country albums. What would you say they were?
posted by ND¢ to Media & Arts (73 answers total) 117 users marked this as a favorite
I just heard that Ryan Adams married Mandy Moore
, and that got me thinking about my brief time as an alt country fan. I think I listened to all of the major albums in the genre, but I was never a hardcore fan and it didn't stick with me for long, so I may not have.
I am looking for a list of the greatest hits of alt country, but in terms of albums rather than individual songs. I am thinking of bands that were operating during the 90's mostly, so not someone like Gram Parsons. By way of example, if I were answering my own question I might suggest "Stranger's Almanac" or "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road".
In case it helps, here are a few things I am not looking for: actual country music, obscure bands that were totally great but not many people ever heard of and suggestions that I try pandora or last fm. What I am looking for is a list of the albums (not just artists please) that come to mind when you hear the term "alt country" no matter how nebulous and inexact a term that may be, because I would like to listen to any of them that I did not get around to back when I was a fan. Thank you in advance.