Monday, April 17, 2006

I hate the 90s (cont'd)

I probably should've found a place for The Offspring before now. Anyone who recorded a song as heinous as "Pretty Fly for a White Guy" deserves worse. But 11th place will have to do:

Gonna play the field, keep it real
For you know a way, for you know a way
So if you don't break, just over compensate
At least you know you can always go on Ricki Lake

How's that for name-dropping!

Matthew Sweet was also overdue for mention. "Girlfriend" follows in 12th.


  1. "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet is my phone's ringtone when my wife calls and one of my all-time favorite tunes.

    I think, if anything, the man is underrated. His work after that album was not nearly as commercially viable, but really excellent.

    He's now doing a 60's cover album with the former lead singer of The Bangles, Sussanah Hoffs.

    Granted, "Girlfriend" is simple and straight-forward, but it's power pop, man! We need more truly fun pop artists and not the kind of kiddy, bubblegum crap like the boy bands of the late 90's.

  2. I was almost ready to shot you down a few days back when you mentioned Jewel, but I cannot stand by and let you drag Matthew Sweet down too, Seriously, if you cannot appreciate "Girlfriend" for what it is (a classic 3 1/2 minute pop song that borrows from Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody To Love") then, I don't want to say something is wrong with you, but your musical choices are very suspect