Well we discussed the eighties revival yesterday (though the response was sorta muted), so today let's turn a jaded eye to the nineties revival. While much fuss has been raised over bands like Yuck and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, I'd argue Cloud Nothings have spit out the first classic of the neo-nineties genre with "Stay Useless". Check out the contrasting verse and chorus, that abrasive Steve Albini production, the self-loathing slacker lyrics ("Can I see what’s going wrong with me/I used to have it all, now I’m alone") and of course that razor-sharp hook that could just gut you. If you love Superchunk's "Slack Motherfucker" or Archers of Loaf's "Web in Front", you owe it to yourself to check this out.
So what do you make of this nineties revival that's going on?
What's your first take on "Stay Useless"?
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