Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey about the music of 1997.
- Jay's non-top 5 albums: Cornershop, Yo La Tengo, Elliott Smith, Chris Whitley, Portishead, Ween
- Phil's #5 and Jay's #4: Ben Folds Five's breakthrough with piano-driven snark
- Phil's #4: Third album from Sleater-Kinney features Janet Weiss' debut on drums
- Phil's #3: Elliott Smith's lo-fi folk got a boost from Good Will Hunting
- Jay's #3: Built to Spill with another of their epic '90s releases
- Phil's #2: Dylan makes a triumphant return
- When artists stop writing new material
- Jay's #2: A masterful release from Pavement
- Phil's #1 and Jay's #5; Second Foo Fighters album establishes Grohl and his band as a musical force
- Jay's #1: Radiohead reaches new heights on its third album
- How Jay learned to love Radiohead
- Favorite songs: "My Poor Brain" (Phil), "Karma Police" (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.