A few stray thoughts that tend to run through my brain while reading the New Musical Express: "Hmm, I really don’t listen to enough Oasis, do I?... Bret Anderson telling reporters that he probably won’t record another Suede album but totally might someday doesn’t really seem like actual news… So why am I so interested?... Obnoxious comments section trolls are so much more interesting in the UK than they are here..." Etc. etc.
The mainstay music rag published their list of the 100 Best Songs of the 1990s earlier today, and while I’m a little bothered it didn’t pop into my head immediately while quickly brainstorming the greatest songs of my pre-formative years, I’m extremely pleased to report that Pulp’s landmark Different Class classic "Common People" has landed the no. 1 spot.
Rounding out the Top 10 are Nirvana’s "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Suede’s "Stay Together", Radiohead’s "Paranoid Android", Manic Street Preachers' "Motorcycle Emptiness", Oasis’ "Supersonic", Beastie Boys’ "Sabotage", Daft Punk’s "Da Funk", McAlmont & Butler’s "Yes", and Rage Against The Machine’s "Killing In The Name". You can (and should, especially if you’re wondering "Who are Suede?" right now) check out the complete list right here.
A little surprised they didn’t rank Oasis a little higher ("Supersonic"? Really?) and I’m borderline offended that a (presumably) self-respecting music magazine would rank anything by Suede over Radiohead’s "Paranoid Android" (shrug, they’re English, what can you do), it’s a pretty solid list—proving my eternal theories that: 1.) the British have way keener music tastes than we do, and 2.) the ‘90s were pretty awesome.
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