Rhino Records wants to remind us we are officially old.
In the "you-knew-this-was-coming" department, Rhino is set to release a 7-CD, 130 song compilation of popular music hits from the '90's. Though the it won't be available for purchase until July 26th, 2005, you can listen to a sample playlist here.
In packaging as unique as the clothing style of the decade, the boxed set includes a pouch of real coffee beans and unique artwork of faux corporate logos. Since it's really all about the music, however, here's a partial list of what you'll hear:
1. Groove is in the Heart — Deee-Lite
2. O.P.P. — Naughty By Nature
3. Only Shallow — My Bloody Valentine
4. Jump Around — House of Pain
5. Free Your Mind — En Vogue
6. God — Tori Amos
7. She Don't Use Jell — The Flaming Lips
8. What's the Frequency, Kenneth? — R.E.M
9. I'll Be There For You (Theme From "Friends") — The Rembrandts
10. Who Will Save Your Soul — Jewel
11. Brian Wilson (Live) — Barenaked Ladies
12. Slide — Goo Goo Dolls
While the '90's may never be remembered for any ground breaking musical breakthroughs, there is no denying it was the decade of "tunes that get stuck in your head for a week." Yes, listening to these songs may remind you that you're getting old but it's a safe bet that at least you'll be grinning at a memory or two in the meanwhile.
Just don't start wearing parachute pants again. Please.