My "Most Under-Appreciated Album": Cheri Knight

Thought I'd throw this out there...for alt-country fans, a sadly underappreciated album was Cheri Knight's "The Northeast Kingdom". It was released in 1998 on Steve Earle's label, and was produced by the Twangtrust. Guests include, not surprisingly, Steve Earle, and Emmylou Harris.

It is an eclectic album, with everything from an Irish lament, Byrd-ish jangle pop, greasy Southern rock, Western swing, and Neil Young Hey hey, my my fuzztone rock (something Earle is fond of). Knights voice is untrained but sincere, and she shows a number of nice turns of phrase in her lyrics.

This album would be on my "10 albums on a desert island" list, it's that good. I hope some of you check it out.

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My most underappreciated LP is Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden-a reord my wife recently turned me on to. It is not the kiddie pop you might think of when recalling this band. Rather this album reminds me of Roxy Music's Avalon-very smooth. The album has real musicians playing real musical instruments-which was rare for this period in time when digital was king. The LP captures the space between the musicians and is very revealing. Anyway, its a great record.