Continuing my list of favorite albums from every year I've been alive.
Squirrel Nut Zippers: Hot
I can see from the Singles below that I was starting to - if not warm up to - at least make my peace with '90s Alternative. It's still pretty slim pickings for music I like from this year though.
And it's telling that my favorite album of the year - perhaps spinning out of the previous year's discovery of Smooth Jazz - isn't an Alternative release, but by a Swing Revival band. I really got into that whole Swing Revival thing. Still would be probably if it had stuck around.
Beck: "Where It's At"
Butthole Surfers: "Pepper"
Soul Coughing: "Soundtrack to Mary"
The Wallflowers: "One Headlight"
"Weird Al" Yankovic: "Gump"