The Taller You Are, The Shorter You Get
The Taller You Are, The Shorter You Get

My Dad Is Dead

The Taller You Are, The Shorter You Get

1989

Alternative Pop/Rock

On their 1989 record, all the pieces (cynicism, hopelessness, bitching and moaning about being alone) fell into place for My Dad Is Dead. The music is that of an angst-filled, Cleveland-based loner devouring that city's fertile college radio scene without letting go of some classic rock devices like grand proggy instrumentals and guitar solos.

- David Jeffries

Cure for Pain
Cure for Pain

Morphine

Cure for Pain

September, 1993

Alternative Pop/Rock

The unconventional Boston trio delivered a legitimate alt-rock classic with their 1993 sophomore album. More finely honed songwriting from frontman/2-string bassist Mark Sandman and the debut of new drummer Billy Conway helped cement Morphine's already distinctive sound.

- Timothy Monger