November 20 — DANCING WITH THE WOMEN AT THE BAR, Whiskeytown (1997)

img_1338Paste Magazine has always been a reliable source for good taste, introducing me Arizona Amp & Alternator, Sam Baker and the Gaslight Anthem — artists that otherwise would never have entered my world. Fittingly, their “Top 50 Alt-Country Albums of All Time” is largely spot-on. Uncle Tupelo’s “Anodyne” and Lucinda Williams’s “Car Wheels” are at the top. The list is heavy on releases from the mid- to late ’90s, including the Drive-By Truckers, Wilco, Son Volt, Old 97’s and Steve Earle. Any obvious omissions? As you may expect, I have a opinions. Chief among them is the absence of “Strangers Almanac” by Whiskeytown, recorded when Ryan Adams was 22.



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