Hailed as the new heroes of the alt-country scene when they debuted in the late 1990s, My Morning Jacket matured into an eclectic, sonically diverse ensemble whose work encompassed indie rock, psychedelia, folk, blues, and even dashes of funk and prog rock. Led by songwriter and lead vocalist Jim James, My Morning Jacket's music is most strongly rooted in Americana, with Neil Young, the Band, and the psychedelic end of the '60s folk scene as obvious reference points. However, James and his bandmates have shown a frequent interest in pushing their boundaries, adding new flavors over the course of their career while holding on to the strong melodies and impassioned vocals that were their calling cards. The reverb-enhanced indie folk of their debut album, 1999's The Tennessee Fire, set the groundwork for MMJ's music, and their major-label debut, 2003's It Still Moves, added increasingly precise production and a more pop-oriented melodic approach while holding on to their rootsy frameworks. 2008's Evil Urges saw MMJ experimenting with prog rock and funk elements as they continued to challenge the expectations of their audience, and 2011's Circuital was even more ambitious, with the songs running the gamut from hard rock into fully orchestrated pop. After a pair of especially elaborate and eclectic albums (2015's The Waterfall and 2020's The Waterfall II), the band returned to more organic and personal form on 2021's My Morning Jacket.
- Happy Holiday (2023 RSD Black Friday)
- My Morning Jacket (self titled 2 Lp set on clear vinyl)