Friday, April 06, 2007

Damn I Miss the '90s

Up till a few years ago, I had appalling taste in music. And despite my since-2002 love of indie rock and jazz, many people still think I have appalling taste in music. What's wrong with Marvin Gaye?!

The girl who grew up in the sunny suburb in me misses the bad, BAD pop rock (without the fizz) of the '90s. I mean, I really do miss grunge rock and excruciatingly dramatic, fist-pumping rock ballads of the '90s. Only the '80s hair bands did it better. Damn, I miss the '90s, and those days when I thought no one understood me but Alanis Morrissette (yes, you can go "WTF?!" now).

So, part of me really wants this BUZZ BALLADS CD set for the AWESOMELY BAD power rock ballads. I saw the informercial last night when I was watching "Best Week Ever" on VH1. No, I'm not ashamed to admit that. Only thing is, where is No Doubt? Where is Alanis? Veruca Salt? Where are the girl power bands?! What's with all this "2000's" music? Otherwise, this is almost perfect for a Gen X/Y Dinner Party.

Oh wait, that's the Reality Bites soundtrack. Wait, I hate Ethan Hawk. Or maybe Grosse Pointe Blank. Or High Fidelity. I wish that John Cusack, and not Zach Braff, was the voice of my generation. If only.

This, however, is the "Buzz Ballads" track list. Don't you miss the '90s?! No? Well, okay then.

Disc 1

Lightning Crashes Live
Champagne Supernova Oasis
If You Could Only See Tonic
Glycerine Bush
Doll Parts Hole
Santeria Sublime
Hemorrhage (In My Hands) Fuel
A Long December Counting Crows
Counting Blue Cars Dishwalla
Linger Cranberries
Hanging By A Moment Lifehouse
Runaway Train Soul Asylum
Til I Hear It From You Gin Blossoms
Here's To The Night Eve 6
What Do I Have To Do? Stabbing Westward
Out of My Head Fastball

Disc 2

It's Been Awhile Staind
Jumper Third Eye Blind
Wasting My Time Default
Everything You Want Vertical Horizon
Sex And Candy Marcy Playground
Far Behind Candlebox
The Freshmen The Verve Pipe
Take A Picture Filter
What It's Like Everlast
Something's Always Wrong Toad The Wet Sprocket
World I Know Collective Soul
Desperately Wanting Better Than Ezra
Angry Johnny Poe
Save Me Remy Zero
Easy Faith No More
Smells Like Teen Spirit Tori Amos