Daily Archives: August 17, 2015

“KEEP PLANTING TO FIND OUT WHICH ONE GROWS.”

The Believer A Review of Hanson’s “MMMBop” by Max Rubin Though difficult to decipher through young Taylor Hanson’s reedy timbre, the lyrics that open “MMMBop,” the 1997 über-smash by Hanson, are a sobering quatrain: “You have so many relationships in this life/Only one or two will last/You go through all the pain and strife/Then you turn your back… Read More »

That’s Just Sand in My Eye!

Slate Dominated by tributes hits “I’ll Be Missing You” and “Candle in the Wind,” 1997 was the year that Puffy and Elton moved us to tears. In 1997, the deaths of Notorious B.I.G. and Princess Diana left America looking for musical catharsis. On The Gist, our regular guest Chris Molanphy explores how tribute songs came to dominate the… Read More »