The AV Club's year-long article series Fear of a Punk Decade
has finally made it's way to 1999, and the article details the rightfully praised Jimmy Eat World
(among other 1999 albums). Check it out
and leave your thoughts on both that year in punk and the album in the replies.
Being from Denver, I felt an extra sting when I heard Clarity’s obvious ploy for radio play, the single “Lucky Denver Mint.” At the same time, I had to admit, “What a goddamn song.” It’s as if Joshua Tree-era U2 had somehow mated with all my favorite melodic emo bands of the ’90s, from Christie Front Drive to Texas Is The Reason. The difference was, most of those bands had hit a brick wall,...