recommendedrecommendedrecommendedrecommended (out of five)

Superchunk is the beloved and forever-existing band that can be credited (or blamed) for the existence of just about every crunchy pop band formed post-1990. But unlike the majority of their catalog, which is largely bouncy and uplifting, Superchunk's recently rereleased 1994 full-length, Foolish, is the perfect soundtrack for those moments in life where you feel fucked up, like you've been fucked over, or maybe just want to disappear altogether. It's one of their more morose efforts (written after the band's singer Mac McCaughan and bassist Laura Ballance broke up), so even though there are a few examples of the band's highly revered pop tendencies (hear "Water Wings" and "Without Blinking" for examples), the real gems of the record are the fuzzy and feedback-filled anthems about being bummed out. recommended