7. Here's To Shutting Up (2001)
Portions of the wonderful Here's to Shutting Up could pass as the relaxed, keyboard-driven soundscapes of Roxy Music, like on the opener "Late Century Dreams." Meanwhile, tracks like the moving and slightly eerie "Phone Sex" evoke the disorienting moodscapes of American Music Club. On balance, the Superchunk of Here's To Shutting Up sounds remarkably sharp, refined and in control of an idiom that they have practically invented themselves. There is the weight of disappointment, too, as a great band seemingly winding down the clock struggles with the question of how best to exit the stage.