1. New Radicals
2. The Folk Implosion
Great track you should listen to: “Insinuation”
From their 1997 album, Dare to Be Surprised, this song keeps with their familiar lo-fi sound.
3. White Town
Great track you should listen to: “Undressed”
“Undressed” is also a track from Women in Technology. It is a nice departure from “Your Woman,” in fact it sounds like it could be right at home on the soundtrack to an ‘80s John Hughes film.
Great track you should listen to: “Say Something”
A completely underrated song, “Say Something” was also a single off the album Laid. While “Laid” was a cheeky song about obsession, “Say Something” is the opposite – a dark track about a relationship falling apart.
Great track you should listen to: “Now They’ll Sleep”
This 1995 single was off Belly’s second album King. The song actually shows a nice progression in the band’s sound: a bit more hook-heavy and rock.
6. The Cardigans
Great track you should listen to: “Erase and Rewind”
This song was off their 1998 album Gran Turismo - an album that saw the band move musically towards more electronica and trip hop.
Great track you should listen to: “Cruel To Be Kind”
Probably the most fun song on an album full of tracks emulating Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie.
Also, this is not a cover of Nick Lowe’s “Cruel To Be Kind.”
Great track you should listen to: “Secret Smile”
A really great love song from Feeling Strangely Fine, that was overshadowed by the success of “Closing Time.”
Also, if you didn’t know already, you probably have another Dan Wilson (the lead singer and song writer for Semisonic) song on your iPod. Not only was Dan one of the producers on Adele’s 21, he co-wrote “Someone Like You.”
9. Marcy Playground
Great track you should listen to: “America”
This great folksy track comes off the band’s 1999 sophomore album Shapeshifter.