Sunday, July 12, 2009

Music Meme: 1997

Continuing my list of favorite albums from every year I've been alive.

1997

Chumbawamba: Tubthumper



It was hard not to pick Dylan's Time Out of Mind as my favorite album from this year. That would be the serious, respectable choice, but though I really like that album, it's mostly as background music. Tubthumper's the one I still consistently pull out to listen to over and over again.

Looking at the runner up albums and singles below, I remember that I'd pretty much given up on Alternative as a preferred genre. I discovered a morning show I liked on the "adult contemporary" station, so I started listening to a lot of Pop, including Shania Twain and that one Hanson song. I'm not proud, but those were dark times.

I still love the song "Tubthumping" though. And "MMMBop."

Shut up.



Runners Up:
Harry Connick, Jr.: To See You
Bob Dylan: Time Out of Mind
Enya: Paint the Skies with Stars
Natalie Imbruglia: Left of the Middle

Singles:
Cherry Poppin Daddies: "Zoot Suit Riot"
Hanson: "MMMBop"
Mighty Mighty Bosstones: "The Impression That I Get"
Smash Mouth: "Walkin' on the Sun"
Ten Thousand Maniacs: "More Than This"
Shania Twain: "Man, I Feel Like a Woman"
Shania Twain: "That Don't Impress Me Much"
Shania Twain: "You're Still the One"
The Verve: "Bittersweet Symphony"
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