Spin - The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997 (2017)

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Spin - The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997 (2017)

Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:12 am

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79. Matthew Sweet – “Where You Get Love”
78. Jars of Clay – “Crazy Times”
77. Live – “Lakini’s Juice”
76. Filter and Crystal Method – “Trip Like I Do”
75. Silverchair – “Abuse Me”
74. Days Of The New – “Touch, Peel And Stand”
73. 311 – “Beautiful Disaster”
72. Our Lady Peace – “Clumsy”
71. Smashing Pumpkins – “ The Beginning is the End is the Beginning”
70. Supergrass – “Cheapskate”
69. The Sundays – “Summertime”
68. Soundgarden – “Blow Up the Outside World”
67. U2 – “Staring At The Sun”
66. Better Than Ezra – “Desperately Wanting”
65. Counting Crows – “Long December”
64. The Prodigy – “Breathe”
63. Ben Folds Five – “Battle of Who Could Care Less”
62. The Offspring – “All I Want”
61. Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – “Zoot Suit Riot”
60. Foo Fighters – “My Hero”
59. Oasis – “All Around the World”
58. Incubus – “New Skin”
57. Smash Mouth – “Why Can’t We Be Friends”
56. Save Ferris – “Come On Eileen”
55. Sarah McLachlan – “Sweet Surrender”
54. The Offspring – “Gone Away”
53. Abra Moore – “Four Leaf Clover”
52. Third Eye Blind – “Graduate”
51. Loreena McKennitt – “The Mummers’ Dance”
50. Depeche Mode – “It’s No Good”
49. Green Day – “Hitchin’ A Ride”
48. Beck – “Deadweight”
47. INXS – “Elegantly Wasted”
46. Creed – “My Own Prison”
45. Foo Fighters – “Monkey Wrench”
44. Our Lady Peace – “Superman’s Dead”
43. Cornershop – “Brimful of Asha”
42. Squirrel Nut Zippers – “Hell”
41. Dandy Warhols – “Not if You Were the Last Junkie on Earth”
40. Veruca Salt – “Volcano Girls”
39. Oasis – “D’You Know What I Mean”
38. Beck – “Jack-Ass”
37. The Chemical Brothers – “Block Rockin’ Beats”
36. That Dog – “Never Say Never”
35. Bloodhound Gang – “Fire Water Burn”
34. Third Eye Blind – “How’s It Going to Be”
33. Matchbox 20 – “Push”
32. The Verve Pipe – “The Freshmen”
31. Fiona Apple – “Sleep to Dream”
30. David Bowie – “I’m Afraid of Americans”
29. White Town – “Your Woman”
28. Radiohead – “Let Down”
27. Paula Cole – “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone”
26. Green Day – “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”
25. Beck – “New Pollution”
24. Smash Mouth – “Walkin’ on the Sun”
23. Sarah McLachlan – “Building a Mystery”
22. Nine Inch Nails – “The Perfect Drug”
21. Oasis – “Don’t Go Away”
20. The Prodigy – “Firestarter”
19. Ben Folds Five – “Brick”
18. Jamiroquai – “Virtual Insanity”
17. Tonic – “If You Could Only See”
16. Everclear – “Everything to Everyone”
15. Sister Hazel – “All For You”
14. Matchbox 20 – “3 AM”
13. Sugar Ray – “Fly”
12. Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “The Impression That I Get”
11. Meredith Brooks – “Bitch”
10. Chumbawamba – “Tubthumping”
9. blink-182 – “Dammit”
8. The Verve – “Bitter Sweet Symphony”
7. Natalie Imbruglia – “Torn”
6. Blur – “Song 2”
5. Radiohead – “Karma Police”
4. Marcy Playground – “Sex and Candy”
3. Third Eye Blind – “Semi-Charmed Life”
2. Foo Fighters – “Everlong”
1. Fiona Apple – “Criminal”

I'll say this: I wasn't expecting "Paranoid Android" and "Flagpole Sitta" to not make the cut (with the tone this list was setting, it'd seem inevitable that one or both of them would be in the top 10), nor for the #1 to be a song from 1996. Oh well. I still like a lot of the songs on this list, even the doofier ones like "The Impression That I Get" or "Fly." Creed still suck though.
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Re: Spin - The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997 (2017)

Postby filmman » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:15 pm

Slant has also made lists about the best albums of the 90's by each year. I don't know what the rules are but I think these lists should be included, they are basically EOY lists.

http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/a ... ms-of-1998
http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/a ... ms-of-1997
http://www.slantmagazine.com/features

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Re: Spin - The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997 (2017)

Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:20 am

filmman wrote:Slant has also made lists about the best albums of the 90's by each year. I don't know what the rules are but I think these lists should be included, they are basically EOY lists.

http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/a ... ms-of-1998
http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/a ... ms-of-1997
http://www.slantmagazine.com/features

Post them separately and they might be able to make the cut. They seem to be less year-end lists (in which case they'd be added to the old year-end lists thread - or they'd already be on the site) and more throwback lists in the same vein as this list.
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Re: Spin - The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997 (2017)

Postby whuntva » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:47 am

Well, Spin is the absolute worst in terms of research and compilations, as well as theme. But if the shoe fits, I guess...
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Re: Spin - The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997 (2017)

Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:56 am

I was definitely digging all the '96 tracks (they couldn't have sacrificed the Odelay tracks for Paranoid Android or something like that? Or are they saving that for the '98 list?).
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