lately, i've been obsessed with jellyfish's spilt milk. released in 1993, the album is over 10 years old and it still stands up. i go through phases like this past week, where i'll listen to it at least 2-3 times a day. it's that good. you can hear all the influences (beatles, beach boys, and queen, for example), but it doesn't sound like a shitty ripoff. it's meticulously crafted power pop. the harmonies, the handclaps, the crunchy guitars...it's got enough hooks to keep you hangin' for days and days. spilt milk was their second and final album, the first being bellybutton. the first one is good, don't get me wrong, but spilt milk is a huge leap forward.
sadly, this can easily be found in the used sections and bargain bins. i don't understand why more people don't love this album, get it if you can. check out new mistake, which is the album's tour de force and centerpiece. it would be tough, but i guess if i had to pick only one song to represent this album, new mistake would be the one. so if you claim to like pop music, do yourself a favor and get this. hell, if you don't like it...i'll buy it from you and give it to someone who will appreciate it.