Thursday, March 29, 2018

Alternative Country in the Aughties - Volumes Three and Four

      As promised, here's Volumes Three and Four of the 2000's alternative country compilation (once again together as one file.)  Enjoy.

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Volume Three

The Man of the People Tres Chicas
Heartbreaks Ben Mallott
Nowhere, Manitoba Lee Mellor
Black Hearted Ways Tim Easton
Catch Yer Own Train The Silver Seas
He's Alright Kurt Vile
Last Year's Leaves Blanche
Plainest Thing Tift Merritt
Listen Joe Golden Smog
I Miss Being Broken, Lowdown And Alone Andy Friedman
Honky Tonk Livin' Starline Rhythm Boys
Bongo Ride Jon Rauhouse
Vamos Nenas Cordero
Long Time Deer Tick
Why Would Anybody Live Here? The Sadies
When the Night Comes Dan Auerbach
Volume Four
Revelator Gillian Welch
If I Could Only Fly Merle Haggard
Faraway (From the North County) John Doe
The Song of A Hundred Toads The Handsome Family
The Chorus in the Underground Great Lake Swimmers
When The Well Runs Dry Drive-By Truckers
Barricades & Brickwalls Kasey Chambers
In My Own Mind Lyle Lovett
Chinese Translation M. Ward
Nobody Wants To Go To The Moon Anymore Kelly Willis
Telephone Shelby Lynne
Indian Queens Nick Lowe
The End Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
Lonely Still Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
He Reached Down Iris Dement
Heartaches of a Fool Phosphorescent

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Alternative Country in the Aughties - Volumes One and Two

       In an early Seinfeld episode, Kramer and Newman debate whether or not Tuesday and Wednesday have a "feel".  I'm not sure where I stand on that issue, but I was thinking about the idea of feel when putting together this compilation of alternative country music from the 2000s (i.e. the Aughties).  Specifically, I don't really discern a distinctive sound in the alternative country from that decade in the way that I do when listening to alternative country from the 1990s.  My 51 year old ears may be failing me so I've re-upped my 1990s alternative country compilations to let folks compare.  I did not include any acts that appeared on the 90s compilations, but I did include some of the bigger acts from both eras that I left off on the 90s compilations.   Volume One and Two are both one download (and I'll post Volumes Three and  Four in a month).

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Volume One

Andy Neko Case
Wave Alejandro Escovedo
Fine Lines Bosque Brown
Murder Ballad In G Minor The Rosewood Thieves
Graveyard Grayson Capps
Stop and Think It Over Sarah Borges & Broken Singles
On a Monday The Detroit Cobras
Gimme Back My Dog Slobberbone
Closest (Look Out) Matt Pond PA
I've Got A Tender Heart Eleni Mandell
Why Go? Thad Cockrell
The Way That He Sings My Morning Jacket
Fair to Midland Dwight Yoakam
Blue Shadows Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Where Is My Love? Lucinda Williams
The Bluest Eyes In Texas A Camp

Volume Two

Melt Your Heart Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins
Six Year Drought James McMurtry
Hoping Wishers Never Lose, Richard Buckner
Fleur de Lis Slow Dazzle
The Pirate s Gospel Alela Diane
Railroad Bill Dave Alvin
Tell My Mother I Miss Her So Ryan Bingham
Sputnik 57 The Minus 5
Throwin' Away My Money Wayne Hancock
Slow Swinging Western Tunes Sunny Sweeney
Adelaide Old 97's
Your Adorable Beast Bobby Bare Jr's Young Criminals' Starvation League
Close Behind Calexico
I'm Wondering The Mavericks
Sap Freakwater
Sing Me to Sleep Allison Moorer