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actually, i’m going to revise my statement to read: “common people” at #1 may be the only salvageable part of this list….no MBV, pavement, GBV, nothing from the elephant 6 collective, no magnetic fields (not a single entry from 69 love songs!), no flaming lips, belle & sebastian at 89 & nothing from If You’re Feeling Sinister…maybe “the best british-leaning tracks of the ’90s” would have been a better title. otherwise, fuck off.
i’ve been saying “common people” — likely my favorite song ever — is the greatest song of the ’90s for years, so kudos to NME for getting that one right. “protect ya neck” should really be higher though, “song 2″ is faaar from blur’s best song of that particular decade, & nirvana’s “aneurysm” is a blatantly retarded omission…….otherwise, not a terrible list.
the fact this last doesn’t include tom waits is a travesty. get your act together, stereogum.
i love you, justin, but…um…didn’t i see you on a bushmills ad in the subway? :(
the anthology demo of “nobody loves you (when you’re down & out)”
“drive-in saturday”! come on now. sci-fi doowop.
love these guys — first album had alot of potential, but the new one blows the doors open, whole thing is terrific.
one of my favorite bands / albums of 2010. interviewed miss burhenn at her bell house show in june, she’s such a sweetheart.
2010 just keeps getting better. had no idea nina was releasing a new album. stoked for this.
oooh rufus <3
digging this lots
most underrated band of the 1990s. not a bad single — missing the neo-psych flourishes of tiny music & parts of purple, & this falls more in line with the melodic hard rock of no. 4 — but it ain’t bad.
devastating loss. i was set to interview the band at their homecoming gig in memphis this may. i’m totally crushed. what a peerless, inimitable legend we’ve lost.
fuckin’ a. PSYCHED about this.
totally meant “past several years”
blah. i really adore this band — talking through tin cans is one of my favorite albums of the best several years, so i’m not some morning benders-hating kill-joy — but i agree with matarese, this album is REALLY underwhelming. i wrote the upcoming record review over at popmatters, & as much as i like the band & as much as i wanted to give it a high score, with the exception of the opening 2 tracks it really is on the whole underwhelming. there’s no hooks at all to be found, chu’s songwriting is cripplingly undercooked, & his entire artistic approach just seems totally at odds with chris taylor’s production – which, don’t let me be misunderstood, is dynamic, detailed & quite pretty, but doesn’t mesh well with the benders’ overall style & aesthetic. don’t get me wrong, i love these dudes & hope they receive oodles of success off of this album, i was just — as a fan — really disappointed.
these guys fucking rock.
love it. such a breath of fresh air in an indie scene so obsessed with being “relevant.” you can tell these guys really live & breathe this music & have a genuine affection for the era they seek inspiration from.