Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey about the music of 1998.
- More of Phil's non-top 5s: Monster Magnet, R.E.M., Hole, Dave Matthews Band
- Jay's non-top 5s: Tragically Hip, Monster Magnet, Jerry Cantrell, Frank Black and the Catholics, Beastie Boys, Rocket From the Crypt, Rancid, Cat Power
- Phil tells of a magical mixtape service
- Phil's #5: Moe with a jazzy jam band album
- Phil says he's not a "Moe-ron"
- Not hating on Steely Dan
- Jay's #5: Silver Jews with downbeat indie rock classic
- Phil's #4 and Jay's #2: The debut from Queens of the Stone Age kicks serious ass, combining stoner rock with robotic grooves
- Jay's #4: Followed up Odelay with the experimental Mutations
- Phil's #3: A fun release from the Beastie Boys
- Jay's #3: R&B-influenced album from Afghan Whigs was last before they broke up
- Phil's #2: Phish's 7th album featured a "cow funk" sound
- Phil's #1: Big breakthrough from Fatboy Slim paved the way for DJ as frontman
- Jay's #1: Sloan with a '70s vibe, from arena rockers to sunny AM pop
- Favorite songs: "Praise You" (Phil), "She Says What She Means" (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.