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Chapter 210: Possum Kingdom

Alt rock & pop punk

When curating the Anthology I’ve typically picked from among each artist’s most popular songs to represent them; more often than not, the big hits were hits for good reason. But sometimes I can’t resist slightly deeper cuts, as on this set of KROQ classics. Jimmy Eat World’s “Sweetness” didn’t break mainstream the way “The Middle” did, but it’s a more interesting song with that distinctive stop-start rhythm. And Tragic Kingdom is loaded with highly singable hits, but “Excuse Me Mr.” is a barrelling jam, worth including for its ska-meets-Dixieland bridge alone.
1. Lit

My Own Worst Enemy

2. Gin Blossoms

Til I Hear It from You

3. Jimmy Eat World


4. No Doubt

Excuse Me Mr

5. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Scar Tissue

6. Smashing Pumpkins


7. Toadies

Possum Kingdom

8. Third Eye Blind

Semi-Charmed Life

9. Foo Fighters

My Hero

10. Weezer

Undone (The Sweater Song)