Consumer Guide Album
Days of the New: Days of the New [Outpost, 1997]
As marketing, pure genius. Looks like alt-country, no electric guitars even, yet is actually America's answer to Silverchair. And hey, it's sincere--17-year-old heartland frontman Travis Meeks really is depressed, really has immersed in Soundgarden, really does think it's deep to hook your single to the all-purpose trope "abuse." This is why grown-ups need Hanson. It's also why they need Radish.