I really enjoy the early stuff by Steely Dan. Can’t Buy a Thrill, their debut, is still their best in my opinion. As they matured, I found their music less accessible to me. By the time they released Aja and Goucho, I was disinterested.
Do you hear the Neil Young in this song? Minnesoter is a 1997 song by The Dandy Warhols, but close your eyes. Isn’t this a really good Neil Young song?
What really makes this song so powerful are those background vocals, though. Sets the mood perfectly for the lyrics.
Do you want to hear a song of social commentary on the 1990s and 2000s?
“Somebody” is a song that desperately should be THE SONG on a soundtrack of an Oscar awarded movie about some criminal activity.
Mmmbop by Hanson was one of the best pop songs of the 90s. It kind of reminds me of an ABBA song, just a little island of something else in an era of Seattle sound and rap that people enjoyed.
You probably haven’t heard the original version of this song. It was covered in the movie soundtrack “Into the Wild” by Eddie Vedder and that version is great.
But I prefer Indio’s version of “Hard Sun”.
Somewhere in the basement I still have a few of the 45s I listened to when I was a kid, but I lost that Nillson record a long time ago.
It’s Your Thing by the Isley Brothers is just funk fun.
Prism was underrated.
Prism is underrated.