The music I listen to is never going to be popular. If the music scene was a high school - my scene would be the marching band kids.
Which is why this article has ruined my week. The article, and subsequent comments, argue whether the alt.country scene is dying and shifting away into new scenes, or becoming played out as western shirts and snappy buttons pop up at American Eagle and Abercrombie. Only this scene could be dying out and exploding at the same time.
So in my musical misery I've come up with five songs. Not Top Five. Just five songs I think you should hear. Enjoy.
Whiskeytown - Everything I Do
Rachael Yamagata - Reason Why
Tift Merritt - Good Hearted Man
The Hold Steady - First Night
(Taken from Spinner.com)
Jason Isbell - Hurricanes and Hand Grenades
In the end I don't know why I get worked up at these articles. The last two years have seen countless incredible albums, and if there is anything to take away from rock and roll it is that it will never die - no matter how hard Nickleback tries. It's been said before, but bears repeating - you could drop an atomic bomb to wipe out all living creatures on earth...and the only thing that would survive is cockroaches and Keith Richards.