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712 Foolish by Superchunk


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On 1994's Foolish, Superchunk released their darkest album paired with raw and intense performance that helped define indie rock in the 90s

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The 1994 album Foolish by Superchunk might be the defining indie rock album of the 1990s. Raw musical energy paired with introspective lyrics and hooks that grab hold from the first track to the last. The band's signature blend of punk and pop shines through in every distorted chord or note that guitarist and lead singer Mac McCaughan sings or strums, creating an album that feels both urgent and timeless. Tracks like "Driveway to Driveway" and "Like a Fool" showcase the band's knack for crafting sneakily catchy melodies while maintaining the emotional depth of a record that famously followed the breakup of McCaughan and bassist Laura Balance. The end result is a vital record that defines the 1990s indie rock sound.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Water Wings
  • 17:23 - Driveway to Driveway
  • 29:41 - Why Do You Have to Put a Date on Everything
  • 35:07 - Kicked In
  • 40:18 - Like A Fool
  • Outro - The First Part

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