If I Had A Hi-Fi
With opener "Electrocution," ancient grunge poppers Nada Surf manage to resurrect the salad days of indie rock, echoing Big Star, The Byrds and Dwight Twilley all at once in a radio-friendly format the genre could never quite reach itself. From there, the unfortunately tagged, but undeniable, One Hit Wonders (remember "Popular" from 1996?) apply more Byrds-like harmonies and Alex Chilton-style melodies (think "September Gurls") to their signature simple guitar-bass-drums setup. Aside from the fantastic opener, the key tracks here are "Enjoy the Silence" and "You Were So Warm."