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Thirsty Thursdays: 23

Remember the Y2k Scare? The bank and credit card accounts are going to crash... nuclear missiles around the world are going to detonate... planes and satellites are going to fall from the sky and crater the earth... Needless to say nothing happened thanks to guys like in Office Space and because of kick ass '99 music. Two time Grammy Winners Rage Against the Machine have been one of the most influential American rock bands over the past two decades. Remaining loyal to Epic Records the band smashed charts with ear-splitting singles and monumental albums. "The Battle of Los Angeles" was a double platinum billboard smasher. Although "Renegades" was the group's last studio album together, I feel that "The Battle of Los Angeles" was a more successful project. On the '99 album, one song had its own year 2000 single, which became an underground political anthem; the justifiably named "Testify".

Rage Against the Machine - "Testify" [Removed]

Synth-pop band The Faint... is awesome. I'm at a blank. I don't know what to write about them. Honestly I'm sitting in my Earth Science class learning about under sea mountains, it's fascinating, and I wish I could listen to this song.

The Faint - "Call Call" [Removed]

I'm having a hard time with the posts today. I'm not sure what to say or if I want to say anything at all, between work, school, sleep, and everything else, it seems as if my brain is fried. TakeoffZebra turned me on to Pavement, when I asked, "What's so great about Pavement?" He simple replied, "I'm not sure... There just good." And this is true. I can't describe them either. It's just good music.

Pavement - "Spit On A Stranger"[Removed]

With the 2007 addition of Sky Blue Sky, Chicago-based Wilco has released a total of six albums, three before 2000 and three after 2000. Before moving on into the 21st century, Wilco released "Summerteeth", a great album that received scores such as 9.4/10 on Pitchfork, and a 4.5/5 on Music Guide.

Wilco - "A Shot in the Arm" [Removed]

Belle & Sebastian has been active for for close to twelve years now, churning out an album every two or so years. Their debut album, "Tigermilk" was released in '96, however only 1,000 copies were ever made. tt was then re-released in '99. First song, first album:

Belle & Sebastian - "The State I Am In" [Removed]

Finding a release by Beck in 1999 wasn't at all difficult. Mr. Hansen has released an album damn near once a year taking a few breaks here and there. Although all of the albums are great in their own right, I feel that "Midnite Vultures" is my personal favorite. The reasons are unknown to me, unlike other artists, you can't say "None of the songs sound the same" because, well, its Beck. For this album in particular, I can say that it just "flows" for me. It feels like a little bit more retro, impending choas, and confusion of youth.

Beck - "Sexx Laws" [Removed]

A while ago I promised to post more songs from the 1999 Shin's EP, Nature Bears A Vacuum, therefore its pretty fitting that I put another song up during this '99 post. Enjoy.

The Shins - "We Built A Raft and We Floated" [Removed]

That's it for this week, Cheers, Pipe.

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