A favorite band from 1996, where their very American Radio-friendly sound (they’re British) stood out amongst all the Britpop debris still flying around. I remember loving their harmonies – which, yes, they could easily reproduce live – and being amused to discover that the opening line to the song is apparently “And I/Fucking/Give/Up” stretched to avoid getting edited for the radio. There’s a joy in this, and a defiant lack of cool, that there was no way that I could fail to listen when it first came on the radio. Power Pop with ridiculous lyrics and violent choppy guitars? I’m in.