Essential Alt. Country Albums



CMT Edge has come up with the cream of alt. country albums released in the 1990’s that signaled a new direction for this genre.

The ten albums are:


The Jayhawks, Hollywood Town Hall (1992)

Uncle Tupelo, March 16-20, 1992 (1992)

Bottle Rockets, The Brooklyn Side (1995)

Freakwater, Old Paint (1995)

Gillian Welch, Revival (1996)

Old 97’s, Too Far to Care (1997)

Whiskeytown, Strangers Almanac (1997)

Billy Bragg & Wilco, Mermaid Avenue Vol. 1 (1998)

Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)

Kelly Willis, What I Deserve (1999)


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Author: Rob Dickens

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