Old 97's: Satellite Rides (2001)
The ringer here is "Can't Get A Line On You" (sung by bassist Murry Hammond), a perfect, Beatlesque pop tune that stands (alongside Wilco's "Box Full of Letters") as one of the truly essential power pop numbers with only a passing resemblance to the band's more countryish roots. Opener "King Of All The World" is similarly high-energy, jangly pop, sing-along chorus and all. Sure, there's some twang to be found in tunes like "Am I Too Late" and "Up The Devil's Pay" for those who come seeking out the band's more traditional country/folk-adjacent rock, but jangly mid-tempo rockers like "Buick City Complex" and "Bird In A Cage" make this an endlessly engaging album for old Stones & 'Mats lovers who don't consider themselves Americana fans.
Here's a live "Can't Get A Line":...and an audio rip of "King Of All The World":Here's a solo Miller performance of "Buick City Complex":
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