1997 was a bizarre year for music, mainly because no prevailing mainstream trend dominated the airwaves. Teenpop wouldn't hit until the next year, while grunge was on its watered-down third-wave by this point. The indie rockers that did jump ship to the majors were the somewhat low-profile ones — one gets the sense that labels were signing anything in hopes something would stick; how else to explain the Apples in Stereo on a major label? — while punk's mainstream presence was limited to blink- 182 and Green Day. In short, the patchwork scene had room for just about... More >>>