- Play Making new music out of old music can be a very challenging
task but good old Moby knows how to add just the right touches and also
step away from the spotlight when needed. This guy is definitely one hip
and happening vegetarian!
4. Marcy Playground - Shapeshifter No one can live on sex and candy alone as Marcy Playground brilliantly
proves on their engaging sophomore effort. Quirky pop tunes ("It's
Saturday"), ballads ("All The Lights Went Out") and self-analysis
("Wave Motion Gun") are all represented effectively here.
3. Fountains Of Wayne
- Utopia Parkway This is great melodic pop-rock for losers, winners and everyone
in between. "Red Dragon Tattoo" and "Denise" are great
tunes with large doses of wit and humor. Guaranteed to stick in your head
If J. Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.) and Neil Young had a child
it would be:
A. A scientific miracle
B. Extremely frightening
C. Doug Martsch; leader of Built To Spill
1. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin The almighty Lips have finally made an album that combines
all of their multiple musical personalities into a mature and cohesive
piece of work. They haven't lost their sense of humor but they've gained
the ability to be introspective and intelligent. A major acheivement.
Worst album of the year:
No one album really irritated me this past year, but any
album featuring the pathetic sounding combination of rap and rock (Limp
Bizkit, Korn, etc.) automatically made me sick. Let's face it folks: Faith
No More did this type of music first...AND BEST!!!