Music Critics Poll: The Decade

P.J. Harvey
P.J. Harvey


GREG BEETS

Artist: Chuck D

Band: Nirvana

Texan: Willie Nelson/Selena

Queen Bee: Kathleen Hanna

Song: "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Nirvana

Comeback: Tony Bennett

Flash-in-the-Pan: Vanilla Ice

Trend: the rise and fall of Alternative Nation


CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Artist: Method Man

Band: Girls Against Boys

Texan: Rev. Horton Heat

Queen Bee: PJ Harvey

Song: "Common People," Pulp

Comeback: Jane's Addiction

Flash-in-the-Pan: "modern rock"

Trend: underwear outside the pants


RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Artist: Kurt Cobain

Band: Wilco

Texan: Stevie Ray Vaughan

Queen Bee: Abbey Lincoln

Song: "Loser," Beck

Comeback: Rolling Stones

Flash-in-the-Pan: Oasis

Trend: lo-fi


CHRISTOPHER HESS

Artist: Jay Farrar/Jeff Tweedy

Band: Pavement

Texan: King Coffey

Queen Bee: Liz Phair

Song: "Web in Front," Archers of Loaf

Comeback: Neil Young

Flash-in-the-Pan: Oasis

Trend: chicks with guitars


ANDY LANGER

Artist: Beck

Band: Nirvana

Texan: Lyle Lovett

Queen Bee: Lauryn Hill

Song: "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Nirvana

Comeback: Tony Bennett

Flash-in-the-Pan: Hootie & the Blowfish

Trend: reality rap


DAVID LYNCH

Artist: Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn

Band: Nirvana

Texan: Willie Nelson

Queen Bee: Angelique Kidjo

Song: "Fake Plastic Trees," Radiohead

Comeback: Santana

Flash-in-the-Pan: white rap

Trend: swing


MARGARET MOSER

Artist: Loreena McKennitt

Band: Alice in Chains

Texan: Doug Sahm

Queen Bee: Patti Smith

Song: "Girlfriend," Matthew Sweet

Comeback: Rolling Stones

Flash-in-the-Pan: darling Britney

Trend: roots rock


JERRY RENSHAW

Artist: Beck

Band: Nashville Pussy

Texan: Billy Joe Shaver

Queen Bee: Dixie Chicks

Song: "Cherokee Boogie," BR5-49

Comeback: Johnny Cash

Flash-in-the-Pan: Presidents of the United States of America

Trend: anti-rave backlash


JAY TRACHTENBERG

Artist: Joe Lovano

Band: Skatalites

Texan: Doug Sahm

Queen Bee: Cassandra Wilson

Song: "When a Woman Cries," Jon Dee Graham

Comeback: Duke Ellington

Flash-in-the-Pan: the "lounge" thing

Trend: acid jazz

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