Follow-up to 1997 debut, Waters Ave. S.
Produced by William Orbit of Madonna's Ray of Light-fame.
Pay no attention to the fact that this prolific musician is only 20 years old.
Former Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottom is the band's leader.
The band was formed in the late '80s by then-Dinosaur Jr. bassist Lou Barlow.
More transporting songs from the brilliantly quirky band.
Erykah Badu makes a guest appearance.
Singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin and Soul Asylum singer/guitarist Dave Pirner make appearances.
Includes performances by Whiskeytown, Johnny Cash and Richard Buckner.
Includes songs by Deejay Punk-Roc, Avalanche, and Norma Jean Bell.
Lending a hand are Wu regulars Method Man, Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah and Killarmy.
Singer Beth Gibbons works her usual magic: She's absolutely mystifying.
Many of these songs are the best of that decade, not just from U2, but from anybody.
The set starts with six songs they recorded for a sculpture exhibition by Charles Long.
They're not quite in the same league as the Replacements -- but give them time.
On his new album, the singer/songwriter wields his band like a human version of his loops and samples.
It's now hip to be square, and music that was once heard only in elevators and on easy listening stations is leaking into pop culture once again.
If Korn are this generation's Metallica, then maybe Soul Coughing are our Cars -- crossover nerds (which is a way to say "intellectual" and not turn off the consumer quite so much).