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The Official Country Music Thread Genre • Page 5

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Craig Manning, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    You have six posts and this is one of them? You really showed us!

    So, just radio country? That's not representative of the genre at all. It could be argued that most of the stuff on country radio right now isn't country at all, but slighlty twangy pop. The fact that you can say the bolded pretty much proves you haven't tried hard enough. Legitimately don't think there's a human alive who could listen to Jason Isbell's lyrics and describe them as "uninspired" or "dumb," and he's just one of the many, many great artists making music in this genre right now.
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  2. St. Nate

    We were just talkin' bout the Jesus. Prestigious

    If you're the Mom can I be the fun Uncle that visits the kids and lets them do stuff like watch R rated movies and eat candy all day and take them to the track to play the ponies?
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  3. Meerkat

    Officer Hot Prestigious

    I mean, I let the kids do all of that anyway but yes
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  4. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I'll second this rec. I got into Gone Away Backward earlier this year, but I didn't know this was coming out. I think I like this more. Really lovely, relaxing stuff, and with very strong songwriting.
  5. therookielot

    Punk, Absolute Prestigious



    as you can see I like female singers mostly. I am not a fan of male singers in country music.
  6. phaynes1


    I'll be the first to say I dislike a majority of most country. Even some of the artists more critically acclaimed like Sturgill don't do anything for me. That said, it is an incredibly broad genre with lots of different sub-genres (like, ya know, every other genre out there) and I have found plenty to like in some of those less-mainstream country offshoots. If you're going to come into a broad country thread and all you can muster is "ew," first of all, surely you can say something more clever, and second, just don't.
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  7. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I think the point's been made. Let's move forward.

    Really into Dolly Parton when the weather is nice for some reason
  8. lish

    Perpetually Cold Prestigious

    I have been listening to WAY TOO MUCH Keith Urban lately. I haven't been super into country in a long time, but a friend got one of his songs stuck in my head and I've delved back into his catalog. I've kind of missed it. :3
  9. Garrett

    just looking for a little hope Moderator

    I'm going to her theme park tomorrow. It's a delightful, really fun place. Something tells me quite a few of you in this thread would love the music they play throughout the park. A good mixture of old country and modern bluegrass.
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  10. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I've got a soft spot for Keith Urban. His last record in particular was very solid mainstream country fair--not the least because Butch Walker had a hand in it.
  11. Trent Gill Supporter

    Guys, country isn't punk.
  12. bd007h's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    Closest to country I really like is Lucero, Wilco, and Drive By Truckers.
  13. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    If you like those, I could probably recommend you at least 20 albums under the country umbrella that you would enjoy. If you're interested.
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  14. ChaseTx

    Nuke the site from orbit. The only way to be sure Prestigious

    These are all bands we discuss here
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  15. s/t

    Regular Prestigious

    Said this toward the end of the old thread, but I really enjoy this album.

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  16. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    It took me separating her from the persona to really fall in love with her music, but now that I have, I'd probably get a kick out of it
  17. Garrett

    just looking for a little hope Moderator

    Haha. I grew up in Florida, visiting all the major ones, and I enjoy this one just as much. On days when she randomly appears, the places goes NUTS. I really like that song she did for Transamerica awhile back. I'm familiar with a lot of her stuff, but honestly haven't sought out her catalog.
  18. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I've only heard a small sample myself but Coat of Many Colors is an amazing album and The Grass Is Blue is really good too.

    Oh and the first Trio record with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt is great
  19. bd007h's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    I forgot to include Cracker in my list lol. I don't mind Willie Nelson or Johnny Cash either.

    But stuff like Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, etc. I never really liked.

    I won't even get into my opinion of Luke Bryan, Cole Swindel, Thomas Rhett.... lol

    I like southern rock and country tinged rock (as opposed to "rock" tinged country lol), but your "stereotypical"/
    "radio" country music over the past 25-30 years just isn't for me.
  20. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I don't think anyone in this thread is advocating for any of those artists, ha. I enjoy Urban and McGraw from time to time, but those aren't my top country artists either.

    To start, I'd recommend American Aquarium. They've got a lot in common with Lucero in terms of sound (their singers have similar vocal timbres) and are also on the more "rock" side of the spectrum. Based on the bands you've said you like, I'm guessing you'd dig their past two records, Wolves and Burn.Flicker.Die.
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  21. bd007h's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    Will have to check them out. Thanks for the recommendation!
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  22. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    My pleasure.
  23. CellarGhosts Prestigious

    Right on haha. Hopefully more people catch on, as Flatlands was definitely one of my favorite albums of 2015, and with a debut that strong I can't wait to see what he does next.

    I feel like all my favorite country artists I've been discovering lately are from Texas, which I guess isn't that surprising. Been really into William Clark Green lately as well.
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  24. CellarGhosts Prestigious

    I'm all about this.
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  25. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I feel like a lot of people around these parts would love that album. Hope some more users give it a shot because of this thread. I mean, come on!

    Also, super glad you're still enjoying William Clark Green. I know I'm going to be spinning Ringling Road a lot once the weather warms up.
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