MusicFilter: Help me find more mid- to late 90's acoustic "rock"
February 10, 2015 6:11 PM   Subscribe

I want to hear more mid- to late 90's acoustic rock like the following:

"Rain King" by Counting Crows (or pretty much like all of August and Everything After)
"Three Marlenas" The Wallflowers
"Let Her Cry" Hootie and the Blowfish
"She Talks to Angels" The Black Crowes
"The Mountains Win Again" Blues Traveler

I love the very slight twang of the acoustic guitar, the almost jazzy vocals. It just scratches an itch for me and I want more.
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Steve Earle put out some great albums around then; check out Train A Comin', I Feel Alright or El Corazon. Or go back to his Copperhead Road (1988) for something a little harder.
posted by Bron at 7:08 PM on February 10, 2015 [2 favorites]

After reviewing the tunes you listed, my first thought was a one-off project from the early 90s: Little Village. Live on BBC; On Carson
posted by CincyBlues at 7:35 PM on February 10, 2015

Big Head Todd and the Monsters, "Bittersweet", in particular. I am too lazy to find appropriate links on YouTube.
posted by kellyblah at 7:39 PM on February 10, 2015

Gar, I feel like that kind of music was almost unavoidable at the time, yet I can't think of many..
A little earlier than that, maybe, but Blind Melon's No Rain (sweet video)
Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend (I used to like Divine Intervention)

Canadian content:
Big Sugar - Sugar In My Coffee
The Tragically Hip - Wheat Kings
Blue Rodeo - Diamond Mine, Try - maybe early

Probably Blues Traveler, but I can't think of particular songs, sorry.

(I think if you started a Spotify station with any of the songs you listed, you'd get a bunch of suggestions.)
posted by cotton dress sock at 7:40 PM on February 10, 2015 [2 favorites]

I'd recommend songs by the band already on that list, but a few more come to mind:

"At the Stars" by Better Than Ezra
"Change" by Blind Melon
"Better Than It Was" by Fastball
"Walk On the Ocean" by Toad the Wet Sprocket
posted by PuddleWonderful at 7:53 PM on February 10, 2015 [2 favorites]

It's not late 90's, but Peter Case's solo debut (1986) is right on the money. Great album.
posted by davebush at 8:03 PM on February 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

Son Volt - Tear Stained Eye or Out of the Picture
Billy Bragg and Wilco - California Stars

And how about the Rolling Stones' Stripped album? For example, here's Sweet Virginia.
posted by Redstart at 9:17 PM on February 10, 2015 [3 favorites]

The songs you list populate some of my 90s playlists. Others include:

Beck - Bottle of Blues
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Del Amitri - Roll to Me
Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars
Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You
Elliott Smith - Waltz #2
Gin Blossoms - Til I Hear It From You
Paula Cole - I Don't Wanna Wait
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Shawn Colvin - Sunny Came Home
Shawn Mullins - Lullaby
Sheryl Crow - If It Makes You Happy
Soul Asylum - Runaway Train

These are not necessarily endorsements. I need to post this now or it will keep growing.
posted by mountmccabe at 9:28 PM on February 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

Stating the obvious: Dave Matthews Band

Like mountmccabe, I would like to note that this is not an endorsement.
posted by desuetude at 10:25 PM on February 10, 2015

Pete Yorn, Music for the Morning After (released in 2001, but has that sound).
posted by Violet Hour at 10:55 PM on February 10, 2015 [4 favorites]

Mazzy star - So Tonight That I Might See
posted by askmehow at 5:20 AM on February 11, 2015

Hayden - Bad as They Seem
posted by twoporedomain at 8:56 AM on February 11, 2015

The Sundays - Wild Horses
Anything by Jackopierce
All ready mentioned but pretty much any Toad the Wet Sprocket album
Oasis - Wonderwall
Blind Melon - No Rain
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
posted by Benway at 2:47 PM on February 11, 2015

I apologize, as some of these are not technically coming from inside of the 90's but I think I understand the itch, and some of these may help.
Moist - Gasoline
Fuel- Shimmer
Live - Lightning Crashes / Dolphins cry
black crowes - she talks to angels
Candlebox-Far Behind
The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
Seven Mary Three Cumbersome
Pixies (little older than others) - Velouria
Weezer anything from the blue album
Fuel - Hemorrhage (In My Hands)
Screaming Infidelities by Dashboard Confessional
Probably some Our Lady Peace (probably from the 'Clumsy' album)
Y'may like one of the modern successors (imo) to some of the suggestions you gave; Dallas Green (City and Colour), or his new project with Alecia Pink Moore (you+me [album=Rose Ave.])
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars, Set The Fire To The Third Bar, Run
Wintersleep - Orca
Finch - Letters To You (Acoustic)
Sugarcult - Memory [Punk goes acoustic {this series has some unexpected gems in it — rec. vol. 1,2,3}]
Brand New - The Quiet Things No One Knows
Cartel - The Minstrel's Prayer, Chroma (album)
Dirty Projectors: "Two Doves"
The Fray - How to save a life
posted by infinite intimation at 10:07 AM on February 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

Peter Himmelman, "Woman with the Strength of 10,000 Men."
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:44 PM on February 12, 2015

Hmmm, acoustic rock from the 90's? You would probably need to look into Nirvana and Pearl jam. They always have good options.
posted by chagler at 12:35 PM on February 18, 2015

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