Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey about the music of 1999.
- Jay's non-top 5s: Frank Black and the Catholics, Sebadoh, Matthew Sweet, Piebald, Fu Manchu, Superchunk, Songs: Ohia, GBV
- Phil's #5: Third release from Rage Against the Machine continues their anti-capitalist bent
- Jay's #5: Flaming Lips complete their transformation into a different sound
- Phil's #4: Dave Grohl continues to fight Foo and get more commercial-sounding
- Jay's #4 and Phil's #3: Built to Spill with the triumphant peak of their terrific '90s run
- Jay's #3: The final Pavement album has only gotten better with age
- Phil's #2: Debut of Rilo Kiley was financed by Dave Foley of Kids in the Hall
- Jay's #2: Beck gets funky, continuing extreme genre shifts from album to album
- Phil's #1: Widespread Panic melds a lot of styles in a listener-friendly jam album
- Jay's #1: Back-to-back #1s from Sloan with a semi-autobiographical masterpiece
- Favorite songs: "Climb to Safety" (Phil); "Friendship" (Jay)
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The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.