Continuing my list of favorite albums from every year I've been alive.
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."
Harry Connick, Jr.: To See You
Bob Dylan: Time Out of Mind
Enya: Paint the Skies with Stars
Natalie Imbruglia: Left of the Middle
Cherry Poppin Daddies: "Zoot Suit Riot"
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"