Stephan Jenkins, redeemed.

  1. unbornwhiskey replied to your postTop ten songs I played in 2010, not from 2010.
    The first two Third Eye Blind records are incredible.
  2. justinlam replied to your post: Top ten songs I played in 2010, not from 2010.
    3eb’s debut is one of my favorite albums ever. so many hits back to back.
  3. sayyes replied to your post: Top ten songs I played in 2010, not from 2010.
    “Nickels and dimes/Yours and mine/Did you cash in all your dreams?” Stephen Jenkins is the worst lyricist, but I fucking love that song, too.

Third Eye Blind: perhaps not so underrated after all?

I really came to this band late; though “Semi-Charmed Life” was a deserved hit in Australia, none of the other singles from 3eb or Blue did anything at all. I remember reading something at the time that described the band as wildly popular in the States (“Really? Those do-do-do guys?” I thought) and — can you believe this? — I took that as sufficient reason to dismiss them. 

Still, assuming that people could use a reminder of the post-grunge boom in alternative pop-rock, what’s the number one album from that era absolutely ripe for re-evaluation: Third Eye Blind, or the Gin Blossoms’ New Miserable Experience?