“Girlfriend” by Matthew Sweet (No. 72)

Another day, another album! This time around, Matthew Sweet's 1991 power pop / alternative rock masterpiece Girlfriend. While Nirvana and Soundgarden were grunging it up in the early 90s, and Trent Reznor and Ministry were shattering eardrums, Matthew Sweet came along with a perfect contemporary pop album full of love songs. Don't get the idea … Continue reading “Girlfriend” by Matthew Sweet (No. 72)

“Free” by Concrete Blonde (No. 77)

Free, the second album from LA-based Concrete Blonde is today's pick for my top 100 favorite albums. Concrete Blonde sits in the 80s/90s "Alternative/Indie" bucket, which means they're not exactly top 40, not exactly hard rock, and they didn't have a major label behind them for their first few albums. Free was released by I.R.S., … Continue reading “Free” by Concrete Blonde (No. 77)