Our album reviews explore the deepest niches of 90’s rock music with the people who lived it, heard it and loved it
The Goo Goo Dolls 1990 album Hold Me Up transitioned the band from energetic pop punk to alternative rock hit makers with mixed results
Mother Love Bone released their one and only album Apple 25 years ago, we revisit with Eric Peterson from the Love That Album podcast
Known for the single "Fade Into You" from their sophomore release, She Hangs Brightly showcases the band in their dreamy shoegaze.
You are about to learn everything you ever wanted to know about the most under-appreciated band of the 90s.
In the thirtieth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1990 album Auntie Ramos' Pool Hall by The Sidewinders
In the twenty-eight episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1990 debut album Strap It On by Helmet
Sandwiched between 80s metal and 90s alternative, Mind Funk occupy the same limbo space as Mother Love Bone and Saigon Kick.
The third solo release after Dave departed Van Halen with lineup changes, producer changes and a changing musical landscape.
Australia's Ratcat scored a number one single combining the disparate sounds of 60s surf and 80s new wave on Blind Love.
The sound of the Baby Animals debut harkens back to the straightforward AOR of Heart or pop side of The Pretenders.
Carnival Art experiment with new wave, metal and more, rarely staying one idea for very long, for better or worse.
Tanya Donelly and Kristin Hersh wield a twin-guitar attack on Throwing Muses 1991 album The Real Ramon that we wanted to like more
For episode 200, we're tackling one of the biggest, most ambitious releases of the 1990s - Use Your Illusion 1 and 2 by by Guns n' Roses
They run the gamut of music history, from orchestral waltzes to Pet Shop Boy-esque dance anthems to Ministry and Sex Pistol vitriol.
On the edge of 80s glam metal and 90s alternative.
Album of the Year in 1991 (over titles like Nevermind, Badmotorfinger and Ten)
A self-titled debut album that shifts between Jane's Addiction-like alternative funk and Guns N' Roses riffing.
Does the energetic and sometimes frantic mix of punk, power-pop and indie rock come together?
The Wendys were a part of the early 90s Madchester scene, but do The Wendys stack up to those legendary bands?
Like some sort of robotic transforming thing, there's more than meets the eye, or ear, when it comes to C.O.C.
The varied styles of co-lead singers/songwriters Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar helped define Alt-Country.
In the twenty-first episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1991 album The Supersonic Storybook by Urge Overkill
In the eighteenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1991 album The Word and the Flesh by Band of Susans
In the sixteenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1991 album Illuminated by the 360s.
In the eleventh episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1991 album Starcaster by Head Candy.
In the ninth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the debut Gruntruck album Inside Yours.
The Falling Joys 1992 sophomore album Psychohum is the eclectic mixture early 90s alternative promised but could not consistently deliver
The band expands upon Vaughan’s blues template and mildly dips its toes in more pop and radio friendly territory.
Warrior Soul is hard to pin down musically, brash and loud with one foot in the sound of 80s hair metal and the other in 90s alternative.
Steeped in the pop that would guide Toad the Wet Sprocket to success, Bend by The Origin expand the sound with soul, country and psychedelia
The Screaming Jets combine the twin guitar attack of Thin Lizzy, southern boogie of Lynyrd Skynyrd and more on 1992's Tear of Thought
Your Arsenal by Morrissey is one of the highlights of a hit or miss solo career, but can it match or even exceed his worth with The Smiths?
Desert rock, stoner rock, metal - whatever you call it, it’s heavy, we revisit 1992's Blues for the Red Sun by Kyuss
Saigon Kick's 1992 album The Lizard shows off a diversity of influences that is both exciting and confusing
Medicine has been called the American My Bloody Valentine, we revisit their 1992 debut album Shot Forth Self Living
Tackle the sounds, politics and narcotic indulgences of Al Jourgenson and crew.
Features bands like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, but curveballs like Paul Westerberg and The Lovemongers add some unexpected highlights.
One-album-and-done band that featured Van Halen-style riffs with Tom Waits-esque vocals.
Revisit Bob Mould's short-lived run with with this post-Husker Du power trio.
Combining elements of Cheap Trick power pop and Jane's Addiction-esque guitar rock, Walt Mink can defy description at times.
We go deep into the history of the band, covering the arrivals, departures, working with Butch Vig and Spike Jonze.
Johnny Marr-influenced guitar lines and deceptively dark lyrics wrapped in pop melodies define the critically-acclaimed sophomore release.
With bombastic guitars and the distinctive vocals of John Reis, it's hard to pinpoint the influences and origins of RFTC.
Is there more to James 1993 album Laid than a quirky and catchy radio single?
In 1993 Living Colour released an album filled songs of alienation, social commentary and heavy themes that still resonate today.
Featuring members of Soundgarden, Monster Magnet and Devilhead. the 1993 album by Hater isn’t what you might expect.
After scoring a hit “Fly Me Courageous," Drivin' N Cryin' returned with an ode to the classic rock riffage of AC/DC, Aerosmith & Hendrix.
The 1993 sophomore album Human Cannonball by School of Fish left us wanting
Arches of Loaf combined propulsive drums, melodic bass, dissonant guitars and urgent vocals in short bursts of briliance on Icky Mettle
The Welcome Mat's 1993 debut Gram packs some power-pop worthy hooks and expert guitar riffage, but we found disagreeement in the results
1993's Black Tie White Noise shows off David Bowie's penchant for melodic hooks, but the spotless production left us wanting
1993's Earth vs the Wildhearts should work for us - big guitar riffs and power pop melodies. But it doesn't - we try to figure out why
The Almighty give us down-tuned guitars, double bass drum pedals and Motorhead meets Alice In Chains riffage on 1993's Powertrippin'
Neil Finn may be known for his two hit singles with Crowded House in the 1980s, but Together Alone may be his best overall album
On 1993's Hi-Fi Sci-Fi, Dramarama became more refined, but did it smooth out the interesting edges?
We're checking out the anti-punk punk band known as Flipper and their 1993 album American Grafishy
Hits sweet spots like big guitar and drums, crisp production, and slight progressive elements.
FEL perfectly encapsulate the odd and uneasy transition of 80s metal and punk into 90s alternative.
One of the bands often mentioned along with Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam as early members of the Seattle grunge movement.
Pearl Jam, Lou Reed, Shudder to Think and more stand out as we go track-by-track through the album.
GVSB explores the dark and dirty side of alternative.
Calling it "the greatest American shoegaze record" puts some high expectations on this album, but also raises a number of question.
Featuring a roster packed with rock bands and hip-hop artists collaborating in a way that only the 1990s could produce.
The full length debut from this Canadien indie rock outfit on Sub Pop.
EDD provides a unique sound with their male/female vocal combination and wild swings from concise jangle pop to sprawling jam ballads.
This album features a collaboration with Jerry Cantrell of Alice and Chains and thick slab of straight hard rock.
Discussion of "Christian Rock" and it's development in the '90s, and a legendary guitarist showing up on a b-side track.
The award-winning three-piece is still going strong today, but we travel back in time to review their debut release.
This band took a long journey from SoCal to NYC to the UK, and it sounds like it.
It's noisy, loud, abrasive, aggressive, unrelenting and pretty damn good.
The unique combination of funk, metal, world music and grunge collide to uneven results from ex-Jane's Addiction members.
Phaseshifter is a criminally overlooked album ripe for rediscovery for people who dig the power pop of Cheap Trick and Big Star.
Artist: The Juliana Hatfield Three Album: Become What You Are Release Year: 1993
In the twentieth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1993 album Four by Seaweed
In the seventeenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1993 album Mezcal Head by Swervedriver
In episode three of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1993 debut album Dragline from Paw.
Combine T. Rex grooves with analog synths, topped with radio friendly hooks and you get Imperial Drag.
Kashmir concocts a sometimes compelling but frustrating combination of sounds and approaches that left us with more questions than answers.
Produced by Bob Rock and featuring John Corabi on vocals and guitar, the self-titled 1994 Motley Crue album divided fans and critics
Pioneers of the Britpop sound, we revisit the 1994 sophomore album Dog Man Star by The London Suede
The 1994 album Tatoonie by Blind Mr. Jones features several shoegaze touchtones but deeper listens reveal nods to power pop and Britpop
Absolute Zero by Null was released in 1994 with a comic book, a one-off rarity we decided was worth a track-by-track review
Two-basses, drums, minimalist guitar, vocals and occasional piano, horns and harmonica - it's the unique sound of Cop Shoot Cop
With their combination of metal, psyche and punk, Melvins have carved out a loyal fan base of their brand of "sludge metal."
Shellac are the post-punk grinding underbelly of the 90s alternative explosion thanks to producer/guitarist/singer Steve Albini.
Mike Doughty's former band's first release has us split as we revisit the debut album by Soul Coughing
Dive into the four-singer/songwriter band, to figure out if this is the best Canadian album of all time, or even the best by the band.
Along with Guided By Voices, Sebadoh flew the lo-fi flag in the 90s with a similar gift for short, punchy rock songs.
They are among 90s bands and artists who either surpassed expectations on their second album or sank like the proverbial stone.
Lots of shoegaze influenced bands spent less time on vocals and melody than dialing in the perfect delay on their guitar, but not Ripe.
Travel back over twenty years in their catalog and tackle the most challenging album of their career.
What do Garth Brooks, X-Japan, and Dinosaur Jr. Have in common?
The lead track and single, Lenny Valentino, gets rave reviews from both of us, but how does the rest of the not-so-similar album stack up?
On the surface, the five-piece are a slightly alternative and mainstream radio-friendly band. But dig deeper and darker sound emerges.
As fans of Vanishing Point, XTRMNTR and Screamadelica can tell you, Give Out... is a hard one to figure out.
1994's Crank marks the Hoodoo's attempt at injecting some alternative rock sound into their trademark power pop.
Following this record, the band found greater success with the second release Clumsy, but is Naveed actually the better album?
Hidden inside these dissonant and jagged tunes are melodic hooks that would make Matthew Sweet swoon.
ndie and alternative aren't specific enough to describe Radial Spangle's music: neo-experimental-space-psychedelic-lo-fi-rock?
Deemed "The New Wave of New Wave" by NME back in the early 1990s,
One of the most influential albums of the 1990s, Diary. Credited as a primary instigator of what would later be known as emo,
We've often discussed the importance of a frontman who can do more than just sing in key, So what does Lucy's Fur Coat bring to the table?
The sound is reminiscent of Seattle's biggest and brightest but when you dig a little deeper, the band is definitely stretching.
One of the more prolific and perplexing bands of the last twenty years - Therapy? No, it's not a question, the name is Therapy?,
We hook up with Edsel's former singer & guitarist Sohrab Habibion, currently wielding his axe in Obits to revisit Detroit Folly.
Dive into the legendary 1986 release Deep Six, a compilation of six seminal Seattle bands that shaped the sound known as grunge.
When you combine the talents of Jason Falkner and Jon Brion into one band, you'd expect something special.
For fans of '60s pop like The Byrds, the '70s power pop of Cheap Trick and '90s alt rockers like Teenage Fanclub,
Are they punk? Are the emo? Are they pre-emo? Are they post-punk?
In the twenty-ninth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1994 self-titled debut album from Angelfish.
In the twenty-sixth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1994 self-titled album by The Cult
In the twenty-second episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1994 album Hot Boxing by Magnapop
In the nineteenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1994 album Be A Girl by The Wannadies
In episode six of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1995 debut album Look What The Rookie Did by Zumpano.
In episode four of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1994 album Ling from Seed.
For our very first episode, we're checking out the 1994 album Box Set by Wool.
With Henry Rollins producing, The Mark Of Cain channel the post-hardcore riffage of Helmet and Quicksand on 1995's Ill At Ease
The album shifts between rhythm driven “Hindi Pop” and jarring, dissonant indie guitar rock.
Into Another bring the riffs, the big vocals and locked-in rhythm section on 1995′s Seemless.
Why didn't this band with a catchy pop-punk-flavored single in the heyday of mainstream punk make it past the first single?
Although she scored a minor hit with "Better Than Nothing" and was part of the fertile 90s Boston music scene , Jen Trynin is an anomaly.
There is more Scarce than your typical 90s rock band, so we invited members of the band on to tell it in their own words.
With Mr. Bungle, Mike Patton takes the eclectic hard rock/metal of Faith No More and complete explodes the sound into uncharted territory.
Building by Sense Field packs concise, urgent songs with guitar and vocal hooks that touch on indie, punk, emo and more.
A little bit of R.E.M. jangle combined with a touch Morrissey-esque vocals give Wake by Emmet Swimming unique flavors.
The 1995 debut Hello by Poe shifted from moody hip-hop to hymnlike piano to fingerpicking pop-folk with varying results
It was supposed the end of the electric guitar and rise of synths, samples and drum loops - we revisit Delete Yourself by Atari Teenage Riot
Twenty years since being released, we revisit the 1995 debut of Jay Farrar's post-Uncle Tupelo band Son Volt
Dandelion scored a minor hit in 1995 with Weird-Out off their album Dyslexicon, we finally get around to checking out the rest of the album
Kim Salmon is a legend in Australia that we're just now getting around to by checking out his 1995 album with The Surrealists
On his debut solo album, Sonic Youth frontman/guitarist Thurston Moore strips down and condenses the songs, for better or worse
Steeped in the alt-country that rose to prominence with bands like Uncle Tupelo and The Jayhawks, we check out Faithless by Whiskeytown
Chock full of production goodness, S.P.M. is a dense, inventive record with a power pop heart.
The band scored a minor hit with Friend of P, and this debut is full of even more radio-friendly singles.
Can the youth appreciate power pop? Can music be too good for radio?
Chrome hinted at a heavier sound from the band, their earlier shoegaze influences were still evident. Not so on Happy Days.
The single "Superstar" failed to connect with a big audience, but there is no doubting it's a damn good song.
Before their breakout single 'Space Lord," MM scored a minor hit with 'Negasonic Teenage Warhead'.
Many of the hair/glam rock and metal bands of the 1980s made attempts to update their sound in the 90s but is this one successful?
Combining disjointed rhythms and razor sharp guitar riffs, aMiniature are in the same stratosphere as the recently reviewed Knapsack.
Often, musical supergroups fail to live up to the sum of their parts (re: The Thorns or Velvet Revolver), does Mad Season?
Tripping Daisy even managed to score their own version of an oddball hit single a la "She Don't Use Jelly" with the tune "I Got A Girl,"
Their combination of metal, progressive rock and shoegaze with a space and science lyrical bent makes comparisons difficult,
From Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the same scene that produced Archers of Loaf, Polvo and Superchunk.
We kick off season two with disagreement over the lone album by Fossil, their 1995 self-titled release.
We try to determine if Weasels is the sound of '90s - a little punk, a little grunge, some melody and edginess, but pretty much just rock.
On episode #32 of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1995 album Reloaded by Green Apple Quick Step
In the twenty-fourth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1995 album Example by For Squirrels
In the twenty-third episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1995 album Manic Compression by Quicksand
In the eighth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review Sons of Elvis debut album Glodean.
In seventh episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review Smile's 1995 debut album Maquee.
On their eight album The Proess, Skinny Puppy imploded personally and expanded sonically, splitting fans and critics
Some may have discovered Benson thanks to his team-up with Jack White in The Raconteurs.
As with all tributes, artists stay close to the original version while others radically reinterpret, and that’s the case with Twisted Willie
Underground legends cut down in their prime, we explore the final Brainiac album from 1996.
The Presidents of the United States of America scored a number one single with Lump off their debut. We revisit their sophomore release II.
Bush brought Steve Albini on board to produce their sophomore album Razorblade Suitcase, a slump or worth redeeming?
The self-titled debut by Fountains of Wayne hints at what was to come while still struggling to sound original and find their voice.
Positioned between successfully selling albums, The Tragically Hip's moody and sparse 1996 release deserves a deeper listen.
Low leaves plenty of space and the tempos crawl, a unique sound from an era of stadium ready rock.
Sect. 8 provides a mixed bag of styles, elements of King’s X progressive hard rock, Stone Temple Pilots grunge swagger, shoegaze and more
Jim Hanke of Vinyl Emergency stops by to discuss the 1996 Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album Now I Got Worry and the death of Prince
Bon Jovi choruses slam against jazzy verses in Gods Child's 1996 sophomore album Aluminum
Sing to God, the 1996 double album by Cardiacs, wants to defy classification, but we're crazy enough to tackle it and try
The 1996 album Excerpts from a Love Circus by Lisa Germano is stark, dissonant and caught us off guard, which may be a good thing
For better or worse, the uneven 1996 debut The Sun Is Often Out by the Longpigs lands smack dab in the middle of Britpop hysteria
While Green Day, The Offspring and Rancid took punk to the mainstream in the 90s, the New Bomb Turks forged a louder, more aggressive path
Combine the twisted pop of XTC and the Pixies with clear Beatles influence, occasionally detouring into They Might Be Giants.
Simple is an understatement, as Bowery Electric takes minimalism to near Brian Eno levels.
Respected and admired by musicians and a legion of dedicated fans, King's X may be the quintessential overlooked band.
Though they managed to breakthrough with Sucked Out, a minor hit, the band never crossed over into mainstream consciousness.
A unique story and influential band on emo and post-hardcore bands.
The Cult's Ian Astbury nods to '60s psychedelia combined with modern keyboard-centric twists.
We've got some good old fashioned disagreement! Unique and original, or familiar and predictable?
Sportsguitar is a challenge upon first listen. Hidden beneath layers of guitar noise are pop melodies, some deeper than others.
Influenced by early 1980s Crossover Thrash music and inspired by 90s grunge.
Combining bar-band like guitar crunch with clever lyrics, FFBB shows of the Arizona band's musical range.
The band recruited legendary producer George Drakoulias and legendary keyboardist Benmont Tench.
The gentlemen from Memphis combine Southern rock, funk and a little Ska with touches of Dust Brothers production.
Combining the long-form jams of The Verve with the attitude and pop-sensiblity of Oasis.
Co-leader Elliott Smith went on to carve out a well-respected if too short solo career. Mic City Sons shows off a different side to Smith.
The gentlemen of UK's Send No Flowers are giving us their take on early '90s American alternative rock.
Many people know Hansard from the movie Once and his other band The Swell Season, but Hansard cut his teeth with The Frames
The early punk of The Stooges and MC5 is prevalent in the sound of Asteroid B-612: raw energy, loud guitars and a big chorus.
Are they punk, post-punk, pop, alternative? And why did we gravitate towards the lyrics?
A sprawling 19-track album presents many challenges - can the band maintain quality from start to finish?
In the twenty-fifth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1996 album Hot Saki and Bedtime Stories by Catherine
In the thirteenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1996 album This World and Body by Marion.
On episode twelve of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1996 album Fantastic Planet by Failure.
Tim and Jason are joined by Chip Midnight to review the 1996 album Broadcaster by Triple Fast Action.
In episode number two of Dig Me Out, Tim and Jason review the self-titled 1996 album by Lustre.
Out latest visit to the world of underappreciated and overlooked power pop is the 1997 album Wonderful Life by The Tories
Known for the hit “Stay”, her 1997 release under her own name has some made for radio pop singles as well as more intimate material.
A mixture of early rock ‘n roll riffs mixed with Ramones energy, Monkees goofiness, and wrapped in a Misfits-style horror punk sound
Attempting to fill the hole left by Weiland’s drug problems in 1996, the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz recruit Dave Coutts.
Save Ferris don’t break the mold, but they do add a few extra layers.
Though only a three-piece, they pile on a wide range of non-traditional instrumentation to create a unique, swirling sound.
Harvey Danger being tagged as a “one-hit wonder” can be both a blessing and a curse.
It’s a headphone album of sprawling proportions one moment and cacophony worthy of a stadium the next.
They can tow the line between indulgent Rufus Wainwright-style balladry and Ben Folds-esque pop, remaining radio friendly.
An eclectic soundtrack from the Batman & Robin movie starring George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, and Alicia Silverstone.
Cheap Trick has two self-titled albums. Colin Gawel of Watershed helps us dissect and provide context for the 1997 album.
Regurgiator's second album Unit came out in 1997, going triple platinum, producing hit singles and winning music awards.
With American Psycho, the Misfits returned with a more metallic sound, but perhaps with too much of a good thing.
Moby covers all the ground on Animal Rights - industrial metal, down tempo-dirges, post-punk, ambient - but is it too much?
Best known in the U.S. for their 2000 single "Roll On," Australia's The Living End combo of punk, rockabilly and ska brings energy and more.
Summercamp's lone album Pure Juice runs the gamut from syrupy power-pop to grungy thumpers and big rock ballads
Acetone's 1997 album recalls the slow and deliberate sound of Low, causing extreme disagreement in every aspect of our review
We're checking out the second (and final) album from Richard Butler's post-Psychedelic Furs project Love Spit Love, 1997's Trysome Eatone
Mansun's 1997 debut Attack of the Grey Lantern crosses Britpop influences with older American influences in a wildly interesting combination
We’re checking out the 1997 album Gone by Sydney, Australia’s legendary and influencial Beasts of Bourbon
Hooks, harmonies and loud guitars sum up Silver Sun's freshman release, and it's chock full of them.
Big guitars and big hooks make the sound, but they've got some hidden tricks up their sleeves.
Dark and ominous, with comparison to Girls Against Boys and Nick Cave, Crow shift gears throughout the album.
On the surface this band sounds like a slightly edgier Bush, but dig deeper and a more complex and interesting band appears.
Melvins-eque sludge to frenetic punk, with a screaming vocal on top of it all. How can we not love this combination?
Combining the brit-pop guitar bombast with the melodies and hooks of the Kinks, topped off with stellar Steve Lillywhite production.
It bounces between ten-plus-minute space rock experiments to concise and bittersweet harmonized morose pop.
Written and recorded after the departure of co-founding lead singer and songwriter Mark Olsen, it rests on the shoulders of Gary Louris.
Featuring members of legendary bands like Quicksand, Helmet, Cro-Mags and Murphy's Law.
In it's finest moments recalls Pablo Honey and The Bends-era Radiohead.
Combing angular guitar riffs with tricky drumming and challenging melodies.
We kick off season three with the 1997 album One Day At A Time by Symposium, a Britsh band that ignored Britpop for American pop punk.
Some describe Grandaddy's sound as lo-fi space-rock, drawing comparisons to The Flaming Lips, Brian Wilson and Pavement.
Fronted by now half of the duo known as the The Kills, this short-lived Jamie Hince led trio pound out some big noise and catchy melodies.
J. Mascis once described the album as his favorite of the major label years.
They bounce between '60s psychedelia, Velvet Underground drone, Neil Young guitar spasms, electronic rhythms and even some bouncy Britpop.
Featuring former members of Sponge, Hoarse takes a decidedly different approach, drawing on punk, power pop and even a little pop metal.
Lots of tags are applied to Shiner - progressive, emo, alternative, math rock, space rock - but all that really matters is the songs.
On episode #33 of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1997 album On The Turn by Kerbdog
In the twenty-seventh episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1998 debut album Sumo by The Superjesus
In the tenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the debut Big Wreck album In Loving Memory Of.
Fini Scad released their lone album Wider Screen in 1998 and disappeared, is it time to discover a diamond in the rough or leave it buried?
On the Jesus And Mary Chain's 1998 album Munki, is there a great album buried in an overlong and inconsistent seventy minutes of music?
On her fourth album, Tori Amos assembled an all-star band to bulk up her minimalist piano sound but at the expense of melody
On their sophomore album The Proximity Effect, Nada Surf attempted to shed their one-hit wonder tag with mixed results
Can immaculate production and well-crafted songs help Stabbing Westward elevate Darkest Days above the late 90s industrial rock pack?
With his debut solo release 12 Bar Blues, Scott Weiland moved away from the sound of Stone Temple Pilots with abandon and aggrevation
On her 1998 album Little Plastic Castle, Ani DiFranco expanded her sound from punk folk to incorporate mariachi horns and jazz saxophone
On their fifth album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours, the Manic Street Preachers process death and depression with radio friendly sheen
Turbonegro were at the forefront of the late 90s Scandanvian underground rock movement, we check out their 1998 album Apocalypse Dudes
Though known for their bouncy pop single Lovefool, words like moody and introspective better represent their overall sound.
Whether you call them punk, post-punk, post-hardcore or emo, HWM forges a unique path on 1997′s Forever and Counting.
Dual vocals, fuzzy guitars and an urgent rhythm section give Violetine a little something extra on Small Speaker Joyland.
We were unfamiliar with Braid and their much acclaimed 1998 album Frame and Canvas. Does it live up to the hype?
Age can make the adventurous seem tame, does Mercury Rev's 1998 album Deserter’s Songs stand the test of time?
Steeped in r&b and soul, Glover explores Steve Wonder, Al Green and Sly Stone territory while injecting it with some rock 'n roll swagger.
A band that easily recreates the dramatic bombast and minor chord melancholy of Radiohead, U2 and Our Lady Peace.
Exploring the mathematical side of indie rock, they aren't afraid to incorporate long sections of noise and dissonance.
The story of 10MW is long and troubled, taking over 20 years to release their only album featuring Duff McKagan.
Dabbling equally in Britpop and American alternative, Nu-Clear Sounds bounces from delicate ballads to fuzzed-out rave-ups in an instant.
Remy Zero's sophomore album Villa Elaine owes a debt to Radiohead, but a deeper listen reveals a wider array of influences.
In the 90s they drew comparisons to fellow 'nati residents The Afghan Whigs, but time has provided more perspective.
A group that started as a busking Irish folk band now combines high-energy pop rock and introspective tunes.
Moves between wholly unique sounds like Pure Morning and Allergic, to songs that conjure memories of New Order and the Smashing Pumpkins.
Featuring sixteen covers of Depeche Mode songs.
Facebook love, or is disagreement on the horizon?
Of all the albums we've reviewed so far, Dope Box might be the most diverse (or schizophrenic).
Since it's original release in 1998, TSoPtC has been graced with accolades and fawning retrospectives - but is it deserved?
Combine a frantic rhythm section with complex guitars lines and vocal gymnastics, and you've scratched the surface of ATDI.
There's no doubt that lead singer Myles Kennedy, like Matthew Bellamy of Muse or Jimmy Gnecco of Ours, owes a lot to Jeff Buckley.
An album Tim and J both discovered back in 2000, but are happy to revisit and spread the word about Mink.
In the fourteenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1998 album Eleventh Avenue by Ammonia.
In the thirteenth episode of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1998 album Bricks and Blackouts by Gaunt.
Eric Melin and Bill McShane of Ultimate Fakebook join us to discuss the 1999 release (and 2000 Sony rerelease) This Will Be Laughing Week
What happened to Marcy Playground after they scored a hit with Sex and Candy? We find out on their uneven sophomore album Shapeshifter
How do you measure a band that is equal parts Massive Attack, the Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Dream Theater and Slowdive?
Zen Guerrilla have plent of energy and volume on 1999's Trance States in Tongues, but does it come at a cost to the songwriting?
Dovetail Joint released their one and only album 001 in 1999 with radio-ready singles but failed to make a dent, we try to figure out why
This project frees Bernard Sumner to explore more pop melodies, while Johnny Marr can get lost in the layers of loops and synths.
Combining a variety of tasty guitar tones, a tight and original rhythm section, and interesting melodies.
It was the right sound released at the right time, so why isn't The Stereo mentioned along side Fall Out Boy and New Found Glory?
Expanding their band and sound allows the band to bring in a variety of elements and genres not heard on their debut release.
Borrowing from the Motown garage rock of the MCS, Stooges and Sonic Rendezvous Band, as well as stadium rockers like KISS and The Who.
An odd mix of power pop, metal, trip-hop, brit pop and just about every other genre from the 90s.
It combines a whole bunch of alternative rock royalty, like the Pixies, Pavement, Talking Heads and Gang of Four just to name a few.
Clarity represents musical highpoint for not only emo, but rock music at the end of the 20th Century.
The debut solo album by founding Kyuss member and former Fu Manchu drummer Brant Bjork.
Jesse Malin and company combine the snotty punk of the New York Dolls with power pop of Cheap Trick and '80s Sunset Strip bands.
Bob Pollard abandoned his trademark lo-fi sound to release a major label album, produced by the legendary Cars leader Ric Ocasek,
Musical roots in Canada, making the move to Los Angeles in the mid-90s, Courtney Love and Mandy Moore are just part of the story.
A story of line-up changes, building recording studios, surviving a house fire, and scoring an unexpected local radio hit.
J Robbins may be better known for his years in Jawbox, but is it possible Mission: Control! is his best work?
On episode #31 of the Dig Me Out Podcast, Tim and Jason review the 1999 album Dead Letter Chorus by Llama Farmers
Ringo Sheena combines melodic pop vocals with a wide array of styles covered in layers of fuzz and distortion on her 2000 album Shōso Strip
Jason Bieler of Saigon Kick started over in the late 90s with Super TransAtlantic, combining Pumpkins bombast with punky power-pop
28 Days combines pop punk and rap rock on Upstyledown for a familiar yet divisive sound.
Butch Walker transitioned from 80s glam rock to 90s pop punk with mixed results.
We take in an in-depth look at the history of one our favorite bands and discuss their reunion album.