Country Music is Not Evil. Prove it.
April 28, 2010 5:38 PM Subscribe
Please help me stop judging all of country music as evil.
posted by larthegreat to media & arts (112 answers total) 97 users marked this as a favorite
My entire life I've been convinced that I hate country music, and then I heard "Jolene" and then I kinda liked the opening song of "True Blood". So apparently I don't hate all country music.
Unfortunately, every time I start trying to expand my country experience I end up backing away very rapidly from the computer. I like clever lyrics, throaty vocals, and decent melody (but doesn't everyone?). I prefer more upbeat/less ballady about the dying dog and the trucker with a shotgun on the range. I've tried listening to more of Dolly Parton, but it's only specific songs that I like and finding them is hard. I've tried Pandora and Last FM's suggestions using the two above starting points, but there was still a lot of stuff that didn't rock my world/drove me insane.
Help me stop judging a giant genre of music. I'm not looking for a huge amount of songs, just the super awesome ones to throw into my current mix of tunes...
Current music tastes figure heavily towards Iclandic melodic rock, The Killers, Flogging Molly, Lady Gaga, and La Roux (yea a little of everything).