30. WATERS-What’s Real? and Tonight, Tonight (Smashing Pumpkins cover)
Power pop is the best description of this band and this album, where nearly every song is an anthem designed to blast while you run as fast as you can down the beach after breaking out of the most tortuous relationship you’ve ever had. It’s tragic, and it’s real. And that Smashing Pumpkins cover is money.
29. SARAH BELKNER-Hard To Say I’m Sorry (Chicago)
Something about a British accent turns corny sentimentality into real feeling.
28. J-LIVE-Pay it Forward
More great hip hop from one of the smartest guys in the game.
27. LITTLE WHITE THINGS-Step Back
A terrific little single!
26. MOTORHEAD-Sympathy for the Devil (The Rolling Stones)
One of the hardest edged metal bands still making hardcore music returns with a collection of tight originals and a slamming Rolling Stones cover.
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