Girlfriend, Matthew Sweet

By now, you’ve probably had a chance to go over with a fine-toothed comb EW’s 100 New Classics music list, counting down the essential 100 albums of the past 25 years. (The four parts are here, here, here, and here. See more top 100 lists from our EW 1000 issue, here.) And no doubt your knives are sharpened. I feel for you; I, too, would have made my own idiosyncratic list of favorites that would’ve differed from the consensus choices we presented. For one thing, I’m disappointed that our listmakers found no room for Girlfriend (pictured), Matthew Sweet’s sweeping 1991 power-pop magnum opus, a near-perfect song set that remains in heavy rotation on my iPod. I’m sure you have your own list of omissions and questions (Why did we pick Nirvana’s Unplugged in New York instead of Nevermind?); give ’em to us below.