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Billboard Top Modern Rock Tracks 1990

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Billboard Top Modern Rock Tracks: 1990 is an uneven but enjoyable 10-track sampler of several of the biggest modern rock and college-radio hits of 1990. Unlike other editions in the Top Modern Rock Tracks series, 1990 actually conveys the feeling of the year fairly well, combining classic tracks like the Sundays' "Here's Where the Story Ends," and Peter Murphy's "Cuts You Up," They Might Be Giants' "Birdhouse in Your Soul," and the Church's "Metropolis," with cuts like INXS' "Suicide Blonde," Concrete Blonde's "Joey," the Heart Throbs' "Dreamtime" and Hothouse Flowers' "Give It Up," which capture the sentiment and popular styles of the post-REM/pre-Nirvana era of alternative rock quite well.

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