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Chapter 237: Jesus, Etc.

Alt-country & indie country

Country is an inherently reactionary genre, so alt-country - a reaction to a glitzy era of Nashville pop - is in some ways the most pure country music of all, a return to the core values of evocative storytelling and campfire-warm production. The Avett Brothers and Bonnie “Prince” Billy wring incredible pathos from spare, halting melodies, while Songs: Ohia and My Morning Jacket slip into CSNY-esque country rock like an old sweater. A creaky old Johnny Cash fits right in, intoning end times Bible imagery and sounding downright excited about it.
1. My Morning Jacket


2. Johnny Cash

The Man Comes Around

3. Drive-By Truckers

My Sweet Annette

4. Old Crow Medicine Show

Wagon Wheel

5. The Avett Brothers

The Ballad of Love and Hate

6. Songs: Ohia

Farewell Transmission

7. Phosphorescent

Song For Zula

8. Uncle Tupelo

New Madrid

9. Bonnie "Prince" Billy

I See A Darkness

10. Wilco

Jesus, Etc.