1995 The Best & Worst/Music | EW.com


1995 The Best & Worst/Music

Best Unplugged Performance The Pretenders, The Isle of View

Most Promising Newcomers

D’Angelo Tricky Son Volt Ben Lee

Best Reasons to Turn on the Radio ”A Girl Like You,” Edwyn Collins; ”Waterfalls,” TLC; ”Universal Heart-Beat,” Juliana Hatfield; ”Run-Around,” Blues Traveler; ”Kiss From a Rose,” Seal; ”Another Night,” Real McCoy

Best Reasons to Turn It Off

”Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” Bryan Adams; ”Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me,” U2; ”Scream,” Michael and Janet Jackson

Best Band Names Kathleen Turner Overdrive; Dandy Warhols; Sharon Stoned

Worst Band Name Hootie & the Blowfish

Best Reason to Ban Further Tribute Albums Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King

Best Album Title Stage diving to the Oldies, a punk package

Worst Album Title Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Smashing Pumpkins. Dread full and the infinitely annoying

Best Impersonation of Courtney Love The Rocket magazine’s cover photo of Candlebox

Worst Song Title ”Can I Touch You…There?” Michael Bolton. Uh…no.

Grabbiest Opening Line of a Song ”Bombs away on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” from Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments’s ”RnR Hall of Fame.”