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College Countdown: 90FM’s Top 90 of 1995, 1

1. Marques Bovre and the Evil Twins, Flyover Land Though I wasn’t at the station at the time, I can provide all sorts of reasons as to why Flyover Land predictably landed at the top spot of 90FM’s year-end chart. The

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College Countdown: 90FM’s Top 90 of 1995, 2

2. Goo Goo Dolls, A Boy Named Goo There are a lot of albums on this particular countdown that sound intensely, almost painfully tied to their era. I tend to consider the different records that are so desperately trying to

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College Countdown: 90FM’s Top 90 of 1995, 3

3. Foo Fighters, Foo Fighters At the time, it seemed highly improbable that Foo Fighters was the thumping drumbeat announcement of one of the more enduring rock bands to emerge in the nineteen-nineties. In the aftermath of Kurt Cobain’s suicide,

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College Countdown: 90FM’s Top 90 of 1995, 4

4. Radiohead, The Bends In 1995, Radiohead wasn’t yet Radiohead. Yes, it was absolutely comprised of the exact same five members who persist in the lineup to this day, and any cursory listen to their earliest albums indicates that they

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College Countdown: 90FM’s Top 90 of 1995, 5

5. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Brainbloodvolume As happens from time to time in this crazy endeavor of mine, I find myself downright startled by the high placement of an album on the chart being scaled through. The U.K. band Ned’s Atomic Dustbin

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College Countdown: 90FM’s Top 90 of 1995, 6

6. Juliana Hatfield, Only Everything I don’t think I was the only person at 90FM who actively cultivated celebrity crushes. At the risk of stating the obvious, boys are sorta gross when it comes to that, categorizing those to whom

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College Countdown: 90FM’s Top 90 of 1995, 7

7. Matthew Sweet, 100% Fun Matthew Sweet was probably alternative rock’s official King of Power Pop in 1995, not that there were many combatants for that particular throne. Sweet bounded from obscurity to the upper reaches of the college charts a

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