Can you help me navigate Loudon Wainwright III's discography?
August 2, 2010 4:56 PM Subscribe
Which of Loudon Wainwright III's albums tend more to the lo-fi folk-y and less to the plugged in country sound? I'm not a huge fan of synth drums and choral backing, but I think he's an amazing songwriter and would love some help figuring out which of his many, many albums are to my taste. Any similar sounding recommendations would be awesome as well!
posted by libertypie to media & arts (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
A highly specific question, but one that (so far as I can see) the internet-at-large has not yet attempted to answer. I love folk music, and was lucky enough to stumble across Loudon Wainwright III recently. His ouvre is so vast that I have no idea where to begin, and skipping around has so far yielded me some of that stripped-down folk I so long for, some poppy country I'm slightly less (but still fond) of, and some overproduced 80's stuff that I am really, really not that fond of. Can you direct me? Is this all chronological (i.e. should I try to track down the earlier albums only?), or is there later music of his that's still got the raw sound of "A live one"?
Everlasting thanks, hive mind!