Permanent Records: Albums From The A.V. Club’s Hall Of Fame | Music | The A.V. Club

The Onion A.V. Club makes a case for Sloan’s Between the Bridges as an underrated classic. Personally, I’ve always had a hard time taking them seriously; They’re geeky guys who see themselves as arena rockers, and hope others see that too. (e.g. When I worked at Sam’s, Jay and Chris – the most delusional of the group – had a habit of “browsing” right next to their cardboard promotional cutout. Pathetic.) Despite the high wanker-quotient, however, their music is pretty durn catchy. One of my favourite memories of my 3-year stint at the store was watching everyone in the store singing along to People of the Sky, most without realising they were doing it. In a very mean way, I suppose a retrospective column about quality albums that never sold is the perfect scenario for Sloan recognition.

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