A “Best Of” Flashback

Recently my wife Katie and I started some very early Spring cleaning when I discovered some old “Best Of” mix CDs I made years ago. As with revisiting any of-the-moment list, some tracks are no-brainers (Wilco, Manics, Twilight Singers) that are still in rotation, while others haven’t gotten a spin in (Ash, Bernard Butler, Deftones) over a decade.

The Best of 1999
1. Manic Street Preachers – The Masses Against The Classes (from the single The Masses Against The Classes single)
2. Blur – Coffee & TV (from the album 13)
3. Wilco – Nothing’severgonnastandinmyway (Again) (from the album Summerteeth)
4. The Hellacopters – The Devil Stole The Beat From The Lord (from the album Grande Rock)
5. The London Suede – Can’t Get Enough (from the album Head Music)
6. Blinker The Star – Below The Sliding Doors (from the album August Everywhere)
7. Stereophonics – The Bartender and the Thief (from the album Performance and Cocktails)
8. Fiona Apple – Limp (from the album When The Pawn…)
9. The Black Halos – Shooting Stars (from the album The Black Halos)
10. Pretty Mighty Mighty – Media Kind (from the album Famous Past Lives)
11. Travis – Turn (from the album The Man Who)
12. The Flaming Lips – The Spark That Bled (from the album The Soft Bulletin)
13. Muse – Sober (from the album Showbix)
14. Matthew Sweet – What Matters (from the album In Reverse)
15. Ash – Jesus Says (from the album Nu-Clear Sounds)
16. Our Lady Peace – One Man Army (from the album Happiness… Is Not A Fish You Can Catch)
17. Bernard Butler – Friends & Lovers (from the album Friends & Lovers)
18. Buckcherry – Dead Again (from the album Buckcherry)
19. The Sheila Divine – Like A Criminal (from the album New Parade)

The Best of 2000
1. The Twilight Singers – Last Temptation (from the album Twilight as played by The Twilight Singers)
2. Radiohead – The National Anthem (from the album Kid A)
3. Sunny Day Real Estate – One (from the album The Rising Tide)
4. The Catherine Wheel – Sparks Are Gonna Fly (from the album Wishville)
5. Richard Ashcroft – A Song For Lovers (from the album Alone With Everybody)
6. At The Drive-in – Pattern Against User (from the album Relationship of Command)
7. Primal Scream – Kill All Hippies (from the album XTRMNTR)
8. Tsar – I Don’t Wanna Break Up (from the album Tsar)
9. On – C’mon Collapse (from the album Shifting Skin)
10. National Skyline – Metropolis (from the EP National Skyline)
11. Kent – Music Non-Stop (from the album Hagnesta Hill)
12. Ian Astbury – Tonight (Illuminated) (from the album Spirit/Light/Speed)
13. Deftones – Change (In The House of Flies) (from the album White Pony)
14. The Smashing Pumpkins – Stand Inside Your Love (from the album Machina: The Machines of God)
15. Gluecifer – The General Says Hell Yeah (from the album Tender Is The Savage)
16. U2 – Walk On (from the album All That You Can’t Leave Behind)
17. The Hellacopters – Hopeless Case of a Kid in Denial (from the album High Visibility)
18. PJ Harvey – This Mess We’re In (from the album Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea)

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