Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Party Like It's 1999 1/2/16

Teenage Fanclub – “The Concept”

The Connells – “Stone Cold Yesterday”

Ben Folds Five – “Army”

Semisonic – “Singing in My Sleep”

Fountains of Wayne – “Radiation Vibe”

Toad the Wet Sprocket – “Walk On the Ocean”

Guns n’ Roses – “Live and Let Die”

The Offspring – “The Kids Aren't Alright”

Soundgarden – “Burden in My Hand”

Iggy Pop – “Candy”

Tonic – “If You Could Only See”

Weezer – “Pink Triangle”

Alanis Morissette – “Hand in My Pocket”

Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones”

Gin Blossoms – “Hey Jealousy”

Matchbox 20 – “3 A.M.”

Letters to Cleo – “Here and Now”

Spin Doctors – “Two Princes”

The Cardigans – “Lovefool”

No Doubt – “Just a Girl”

Chumbawamba – “Tubthumping”

Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre – “No Diggity”

Next – “Too Close”

TLC – “Creep”

Salt-n-Pepa - "Shoop"

Foxy Brown - "I'll Be"

Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri - "Money Ain't a Thang"

Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Ma$e - "Mo Money Mo Problems"

2Pac and Dr. Dre - "California Love"

Big Pun - "Still Not a Player"

Master P - "Make Em Say Uhhh"

Dr. Dre - "Next Episode"

Busta Rhymes - "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See"

Ol' Dirty Bastard - "Got Your Money"

Coolio featuring LV - "Gangster's Paradise"

“Weird Al” Yankovic - "Amish Paradise"

Will Smith - "Getting Jiggy Wit It"

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - "The Fresh Prince Theme"

Mariah Carey - "Fantasy"

Aaliyah - "Back and Forth"

Lauryn Hill - "Doo Wop (That Thing)"

Destiny's Child - "Jumpin' Jumpin'"

Spice Girls - "Wannabe"

Spice Girls - "Say You'll Be There"

Ace of Base - "Don't Turn Around"

Britney Spears - "(You Drive Me) Crazy"

Backstreet Boys - "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"

Aqua - "Barbie Girl"

Real McCoy - "Another Night"

Corona - "Rhythm of the Night"

Crystal Waters - "Gypsy Woman"

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - "Good Vibrations"

Bell Biv Devoe - "Poison"

Sir Mix-A-Lot - "Baby Got Back"

House of Pain - "Jump Around"

Blink 182 - "All the Small Things"

Green Day - "Basket Case"

Harvey Danger - "Flagpole Sitta"

Eve 6 - "Inside Out"

Natalie Imbruglia - "Torn"

Paula Cole - "I Don't Want to Wait"

Meredith Brooks - "Bitch"

Michael Jackson - "Black or White"

Jamiroquai - "Virtual Insanity"

Ginuwine - "Pony"

Juvenile - "Back That Azz Up"

A Tribe Called Quest - "Scenario"

Black Sheep - "The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)"

Puff Daddy - "All About the Benjamins"

Timbaland and Magoo - "Up Jumps the Boogie"

Mark Morrison - "Return of the Mack"

Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue - "Whatta Man"

Brandy and Monica - "The Boy Is Mine"

Macy Gray - "I Try"

Keith Sweat - "Twisted"

Usher - "Nice and Slow"

K-Ci & Jojo - "All My Life"

Boyz II Men - "End of the Road"

Monday, January 04, 2016

Awesome Aughts 12/31/2015

The Killers – “All These Things that I've Done”
The Strokes – “Last Nite”
Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out”
Green Day – “American Idiot”
Bowling for Soup – “1985”
Fountains of Wayne – “Stacy's Mom”
Wheatus – “Teenage Dirtbag”
Weezer – “Beverly Hills”
Jason Mraz – “The Remedy”
Nine Days – “Absolutely (Story of a Girl)”
Kelly Clarkson – “Since U Been Gone”
No Doubt – “Hella Good”
Pink – “Get the Party Started”
Britney Spears – “Toxic”
Destiny's Child – “Bootylicious”
Aaliyah – “Try Again”
Shaggy – “It Wasn't Me”
Kanye West – “Gold Digger”
Jay-Z – “Big Pimpin’”
Chingy – “Right Thurr”
Snoop Dogg featuring Pharell – “Drop It like Its Hot”
D12 – “My Band”
50 Cent featuring Olivia – “Candy Shop”
Lil Kim featuring 50 Cent – “Magic Stick”
Cassidy featuring R. Kelly – “Hotel”
Missy Elliott – “Work It”
Kelis – “Milkshake”
D4L – “Laffy Taffy”
Cam’ron feat. Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey – “Hey Ma”
Outkast – “Ms. Jackson”
City High – “What Would You Do”
SoulDecision – “Faded”
Backstreet Boys – “Larger Than Life”
N’Sync – “Bye Bye Bye”
Usher featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon – “Yeah!”
Nelly – “Hot in Herre”
Sisqo – “Thong Song”
R. Kelly – “Ignition (Remix)”
Pretty Ricky – “Grind With me”
Jennifer Lopez – “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”
Shakira – “Whenever, Wherever”
Christina Aguilera – “Fighter”
Dream – “He Loves You Not”
Janet Jackson – “All for You”
Madonna – “Music”
DJ Sammy featuring Yanou and Do – “Heaven”
Daft Punk – “One More Time”
Eiffel 65 – “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”
Bloodhound Gang – “The Bad Touch”
Jimmy Eat World – “The Middle”
Blink 182 – “All the Small Things”
White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”
Bon Jovi – “It’s My Life”
Vertical Horizon – “Everything You Want”
Crazy Town – “Butterfly”
Destiny’s Child – “Survivor”
Beyonce featuring Jay-Z – “Crazy in Love”
Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes – “Don’t Cha”
Mariah Carey – “It’s Like That”
98 Degrees – “Just One Night (Una Noche)”
Enrique Iglesias – “Be With You”
Sean Paul – “Get Busy”
Lil Jon – “Get Low”
Ludacris – “Stand Up”
Terror Squad – “Lean Back”
Fat Joe featuring Ashanti – “What’s Luv?”
Ja Rule featuring Ashanti – “Always on Time”
Twista featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx – “Slow Jamz”
B2K featuring P Diddy – “Bump Bump Bump”
Blu Cantrell – “Hit Em Up Style (Oops)”
Mary J Blige – “Family Affair”
Eve featuring Gwen Stefani – “Let Me Blown Your Mind”
Santana featuring Product G&B – “Maria Maria”
Nelly Furtado – “I’m Like a Bird”
Gorillaz – “Feel Good Inc.”
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “By the Way”
The Killers – “Somebody Told Me”
Jay-Z – “99 Problems”
112 – “Peaches & Cream”
Trillville featuring Cutty – “Some Cut”
Truth Hurts featuring Rakim – “Addictive”
Joe featuring Mystikal – “Stutter”
Ginuwine featuring Baby – “Hellyeah”
Craig David – “Let Me In”
Ashanti – “Foolish”
Justin Timberlake – “Cry Me a River”
Hoobastank – “The Reason”
Alicia Keys – “Fallin’”
Christina Aguilera – “Beautiful”

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Village Voice Ballot 2015

I shut down the RT20 List after 25 years last year. But I'm somehow still a Village Voice Pazz & Jop voter, so I decided to assemble Top 10 albums and singles to submit and I figured I'd share them here. Enjoy. (Or criticize, whatever.)


1) Telekinesis – Ad Infinitum (Merge)

2) Courtney Barrnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom & Pop)

3) Tame Impala – Currents (Interscope)

4) Mac McCaughan – Non-Believers (Merge)

5) Wilco – Star Wars (dpm)

6) Guster – Evermotion (Ocho Mule/Nettwerk)

7) Dwight Yoakum – Second Hand Heart (Warner Bros.)

8) FFS – FFS (Domino)

9) Unlikely Friends – Solid Gold Cowboys (Jigsaw Recordings)

10) The Figgs – Other Planes of Here (Stomper Music)


1) Alessia Cara – “Here” (Def Jam)

2) John Grant – “Disappointing” (Partisan)

3) Adele – “Hello” (XL/Columbia)

4) Best Coast – “Feeling Okay” (Harvest)

5) Beck – “Dreams” (Capitol)

6) Dawes – “All Your Favorite Bands” (Hub Records)

7) The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face” (Republic)

8) Ryan Adams – “Bad Blood” (Pax Am/Blue Note)

9) EL VY –
“Return to the Moon” (4AD)

10) The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Astralwerks)

Monday, December 07, 2015

Party Like It's 1999 12/5/15

Stone Temple Pilots – “Wicked Garden”
Stone Temple Pilots – “Vasoline”
Stone Temple Pilots – “Dancing Days”
Stone Temple Pilots – “Big Bang Baby”
Stone Temple Pilots – “Sour Girl”
Urge Overkill – “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon”
White Town – “Your Woman”
Lemonheads – “Into Your Arms”
Dave Matthews Band – “Stay”
Rusted Root – “Send Me On My Way”
Better Than Ezra – “Good”
Gin Blossoms – “Hey Jealousy”
Eagle-Eye Cherry – “Save Tonight”
Sublime – “Date Rape”
Reel Big Fish – “Sell Out”
Squirrel Nut Zippers – “Hell”
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “The Impression That I Get”
No Doubt – “Sunday Morning”
Letters to Cleo – “Cruel to Be Kind”
Meredith Brooks – “Bitch”
Natalie Imbruglia – “Torn”
Mariah Carey – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
Mariah Carey – “Honey”
Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre – “No Diggity”
Salt-N-Pepa – “Shoop”
Notorious B.I.G. – “Hypnotize”
Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Ma$e – “Mo Money, Mo Problems”
Will Smith – “Getting Jiggy Wit It”
Will Smith – “Fresh Prince Theme”
Bell Biv Devoe – “Poison”
Kris Kross – “Jump”
Michael Jackson – “Black or White”
Sir Mix-A-Lot – “Baby Got Back”
Juvenile – “Back That Azz Up”
2Pac and Dr. Dre – “California Love”
DMX – “Party Up (Up in Here)”
Snoop Dogg – “Gin and Juice”
TLC – “No Scrubs”
Mariah Carey – “All I Want for Christmas Is You”
Mariah Carey – “Fantasy”
Pras featuring Michel, Mya and ODB – “Ghetto Supastar”
Janet Jackson – “Escapade”
Britney Spears – “(You Drive Me) Crazy”
Spice Girls – “Wannabe”
Spice Girls – “Spice Up Your Life”
Ace of Base – “Beautiful Life”
Nikki French – “Total Eclipse of the Heart”
La Bouche – “Be My Lover”
Reel 2 Real – “I Like to Move It”
Quad City DJ’s – “Space Jam”
69 Boyz – “Tootsie Roll”
Eiffel 65 – “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”
Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”
C + C Music Factory – “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”
Kid N Play – “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody”
Boyz II Men – “Motownphilly”
Mariah Carey – “Emotions”
Mariah Carey featuring Jay-Z – “Heartbreaker”
N’ Sync – “Tearing Up My Heart”
Backstreet Boys – “Larger Than Life”
Aqua – “Barbie Girl”
Chumbawamba – “Tubthumping”
Hanson – “Mmmbop”
Green Day – “Basket Case”
Lit – “My Own Worst Enemy”
Third Eye Blind – “Semi-Charmed Life”
Weezer – “Buddy Holly”
Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Sponge – “Molly”
Sugar Ray – “Fly”
Len – “Steal My Sunshine”
Ini Kamoze – “Here Comes the Hotstepper”
Beenie Man – “Who Ami I (Sim Simma)”
Ginuwine – “Pony”
Destiny’s Child – “Say My Name”
Aaliyah – “Are You That Somebody”
Coolio featuring LV – “Gangsta’s Paradise”
Warren G and Nate Dogg – “Regulate”
Lil’ Kim – “Crush on You (Remix)”
Wu-Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M.”
Busta Rhymes – “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”
ODB – “Got Your Money”
Lou Bega – “Mambo #5”
Ricky Martin – “Living La Vida Loca”
Enrique Iglesias – “Bailamos”
Jennifer Lopez – “If You Had MY Love”
Jade – “Don’t Walk Away”
Brandy and Monica – “The Boy Is Mine”
Counting Crows – “A Long December”
Lisa Loeb – “Stay (I Missed You)”
Seal – “Kiss From a Rose”