Whatever: The '90s Pop & Culture Box

Whatever: The '90s Pop & Culture Box

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In case you weren't sure whether enough time had elapsed for you to be nostalgic for lattes, flannel, and the dot-com boom, the answer -- Yes! -- comes in the form of this seven-disc box set from Rhino, home to zeitgeist-capturing boxes chronicling the '70s and the '80s. Whatever ably surveys some of the decade's best…  See more details below


In case you weren't sure whether enough time had elapsed for you to be nostalgic for lattes, flannel, and the dot-com boom, the answer -- Yes! -- comes in the form of this seven-disc box set from Rhino, home to zeitgeist-capturing boxes chronicling the '70s and the '80s. Whatever ably surveys some of the decade's best, including Sinéad O'Connor's chilling "Nothing Compares 2 U," Aaliyah's sultry "Back & Forth," and Ben Folds Five's winsome "Brick." Less iconic tracks, such as En Vogue's rockin' slab of R&B "Free Your Mind" or 4 Non Blondes' towering Bic-flicker "What's Up" (their singer, Linda Perry, would go on to produce post-millennial hits for Pink and Christina Aguilera), surely will bring someone back to the days when the '80s unequivocally sucked. The set's heavy with tunes that introduced artists who continue to shape the fabric of popular music: Queen Latifah featuring Monie Love's "Ladies First," Tori Amos's "God," Ani DiFranco's "Not a Pretty Girl," Sarah McLachlan's "Possession," Weezer's "Buddy Holly," Moby's "Natural Blues." And while some of us could've lived a happy life without ever being reminded of Right Said Fred's runway smash "I'm Too Sexy," totally unselfconscious, libidinous cuts such as Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" or King Missile's "Detachable Penis" make us strangely nostalgic for the pre-Nipplegate era. Likewise, the '90s' seemingly endless supply of truly memorable one-hit wonders -- EMF's "Unbelievable," Deee-Lite's "Groove Is in the Heart," Jesus Jones's "Right Here, Right Now," and Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping," for starters -- will give this box a raison d'être for many, and happily the highs outweigh the few truly bad memories (Green Jelly's "Three Little Pigs," anyone?). For those who want to get their groove on, there's C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)," Kris Kross's "Jump," and Tag Team's "Whoomp! (There It Is)." What you won't find, thanks to the vagaries of licensing, are some of the decade's biggest names -- no Nirvana or Pearl Jam (though underground counterparts/predecessors Screaming Trees, Mother Love Bone, and Mudhoney nicely represent the Seattle scene), nor will you turn up hits from '90s giants such as U2 or Radiohead, Mariah Carey or Jay-Z, Sting, Snoop Doggy Dogg, or Missy Elliott. Rather, the box scores the '90s, rightly, as the beginning of today's atomized music scene, a Lollapalooza-like gathering of tribes and subgenres: power pop (Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend," Michael Penn's "No Myth"); funk-metal (Pantera's "Walk," White Zombie's "Thunder Kiss '65"); proto-neo-soul (Meshell Ndegeocello's groovy "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)," Des'ree's "You Gotta Be"); and indie rock with a definite West Coast bias. My Bloody Valentine, Pavement, and Urge Overkill still sound great, but the Gits, Tad, and Soul Coughing? Whatever also delivers fantastic packaging: It's housed beneath a coffee bean-filled cover (cozily wrapped in a corrugated cardboard sleeve) and contains a lavish 84-page booklet featuring several thoughtful essays, detailed track-by-track liner notes, and a photo-filled timeline reminding listeners of such cultural events as the advent of Microsoft Windows, the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, the death of Tupac Shakur, and the O. J. Simpson car chase. Admit it, you feel just a little bit nostalgic, don't you?

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Given the success of their box sets celebrating the pop culture and music of the '70s and '80s, it was inevitable that Rhino would release a set devoted to the '90s, so it was no great surprise when the label released the seven-disc set Whatever: The '90s Pop and Culture Box in late July, 2005. Some might say that 2005 is a little early to dive into '90s nostalgia, but six years into the '00s, just past the halfway mark of the Dubya administration and nearly a decade-and-a-half away from Nevermind, the '90s feel very, very long ago indeed, so this is as good time as any to start repackaging the '90s. The problem is, the '90s aren't quite as easy to pigeonhole as either the '70s or '80s. Of course, neither of those decades were quite what Rhino presented on either Have a Nice Decade or Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally), but both of those provided nice overviews of the sounds, trends, and fads of what was on mainstream radio -- or with the '80s, MTV -- during those decades. With the '90s, it's not nearly as easy to pinpoint what the sound of the mainstream was during those ten years, because the mainstream began to break down. Not just because of the changing tastes ushered in by the alternative rock explosion of late 1991-1992 (aka "The Year Punk Broke"), but because in the aftermath of the alt-rock boom, radio became more corporate (meaning tighter, stricter play lists), and MTV gradually shifted away from being a music channel to being a pop culture TV station. Add to this a pop audience that was becoming progressively niche-driven -- supported by a music industry that was eager to feed the niche and not cross-pollinate because it was easier to hit your target demographic if they all stuck together -- there wasn't a mainstream pop audience in quite the same vein as there was in the '70s and '80s. This, of course, gave the producers of Whatever a problem, and they acknowledge this in Cory Frye's producer's note to the set, where he writes that the compilers decided to "(acknowledge) some of the decade's bigger mainstream explosions while also hopefully drawing the listener's attention to...the rumblings below that would eventually surface as the renaissance of our generation." In other words: all the alt-rock and indie rock that defined the rock culture of the first part of the decade and would run out of gas around 1996. Of course, during the years between Nirvana's 1991 Nevermind, the album that kicked off the alt-rock era, and Radiohead's 1997 OK Computer, the album that effectively killed it, nearly everything was tagged as "alternative," whether it was the Spin Doctors' hippy-dippy jam band, Candlebox's lumbering heavy metal, Digable Planet's jazzy hip-hop, Korn's rap-rock or acid house, punk-pop, neo-swing, or any number of off-shoots and hybrids that littered the landscape in the early and mid-'90s. The compilers decide to focus on what was alt-rock between 1992 and 1995 -- songs and sounds that formed the backbone of MTV's weekly Sunday night show, 120 Minutes and the songs that spilled over into their "Buzz Bin," plus a handful of edgier, noisier punk-based American guitar rock bands. These are balanced by several pop, urban, and hip-hop singles that were ubiquitous, but the way that the box is sequenced, the first disc contains the great majority of urban and mainstream pop songs, with alt-rock taking hold as the second disc comes around and then sticking around until the very end of the seventh disc. The ultimate effect is that the listening effect mirrors the experience of a white kid who spent the first year or two of the '90s in high school, went to college and discovered alt-rock, got really involved in music for about five years, and then slowly stopped paying attention by the end of the decade. Inevitably, some listeners will complain that Whatever favors alternative rock too much and gives short shrift to rap and R&B. Well, that may be true, but they're hardly the only genres given the shaft here: electronica in all of its forms from acid house to trip-hop barely gets a passing nod, while Brit-pop hardly registers. But it's impossible for any seven-disc set to cover everything that happened in the decade, and at least the emphasis on alt-rock of 1991-1995 (lasting from disc two to midway through disc six) gives this box a focus, which helps make the set cohesive and even useful for some audiences. There are plenty of classic singles and tracks from the heyday of alt-rock -- the Sundays' "Here's Where the Story Ends," My Bloody Valentine's "Only Shallow," Screaming Trees' "Nearly Lost You," Sugar's "If I Can't Change Your Mind," Gin Blossoms' "Hey Jealousy," the Lemonheads' "It's a Shame About Ray," Dinosaur Jr's "Start Choppin," Pavement's "Cut Your Hair," Weezer's "Buddy Holly," Oasis' "Wonderwall" chief among them -- and there are some fun one-shots like Dada's smirky "Dizz Knee Land" and King Missile's "Detachable Penis" scattered throughout here, too. But even in terms of being a collection of alt-rock hits, Whatever is on shaky ground, since there are numerous questionable omissions and inclusions here. Such heavy-hitters as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Pixies, Jane's Addiction, Beck, Björk, the Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, Green Day, Radiohead, Hole, No Doubt, and Nine Inch Nails are naturally missing -- that's just a question of licensing and points shouldn't be deducted for that -- but their absence isn't as bothersome as the other artists and songs from this genre that should have been on here. It's not even a question of arguing which well-known indie rock favorites -- such names as Superchunk, Sebadoh, Ride, Guided by Voices, and Mercury Rev, for instance -- over the Supersuckers, the Gits, Tad and the Muffs (all four are included here, all four are fine but rather generic, certainly not as distinctive as the aforementioned quintet). It's that such commercial heavyweights as Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, and Alice in Chains didn't make the cut, nor did such well-known, critically well-regarded charting acts as Sonic Youth, Liz Phair, and PJ Harvey. Electronica acts like the Chemical Brothers, Portishead, and the Prodigy -- who all had hits -- aren't here, nor are Happy Mondays and Primal Scream, or Blur, Suede, or Pulp, none of whom are hard to license. This could be discounted as mere American bias, but there are other great American alt-rock hits that could have been here, such as Cracker's "Low," Veruca Salt's "Seether," Everclear's "Santa Monica," Folk Implosion's "Natural One," or the Presidents of the United States of America's twin shots of novelty grunge, "Lump" and "Peaches." Or let's extend into the post-grunge years of the late '90s -- there's a bunch of one-shot wonders like Harvey Danger's "Flagpole Sitta," Nada Surf's "Popular," Local H's "All the Kids Are Right," or the Toadies' "Possum Kingdom" that could have been here, along with the entire retro-swing genre, represented by such acts as Squirrel Nut Zippers and Cherry Poppin' Daddies. There aren't such mainstream oddities as OMC's "How Bizarre," or, to stretch all the way to the end of the decade, the New Radicals' lone hit "You Get What You Give," one of the very best singles of the decade, is totally missing. Such complaints are part and parcel for sets like this, but they're all the more relevant here because on Whatever, some of the included acts aren't represented at their best. Why is the Verve Pipe here with "Photograph" instead of "The Freshmen," which hit number five on the charts? Why is L7 here with "Sh*tlist" instead of "Pretend We're Dead," a bigger hit and better song? Why is Ween here with "Freedom of '76" instead of "Push Th' Little Daisies," the song that was featured on Beavis & Butt-Head and helped break the band to a wider audience? Why are the Barenaked Ladies here with "Brian Wilson" instead of their chart-topping single "One Week"? Who knows, but in this context such defensible substitutions as Belly's "Gepetto" over "Feed the Tree," or Urge Overkill's "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" over "Sister Havana" (which may not have been as big a hit, but represents the band better) seem similarly misguided. Even with all these significant flaws, Whatever is useful in rounding up a bunch of good singles. After all, it is nice to get Deee-Lite's "Groove Is in the Heart," Jesus Jones' "Right Here, Right Now," Naughty by Nature's "OPP," Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend," House of Pain's "Jump Around," Des'ree's "You Gotta Be," the Cardigans' "Lovefool," "Fountains of Wayne"'s "Radiation Vibe," and Len's glorious "Steal My Sunshine" in one place. But in the age of the iPod, it is a real question of whether it's worth buying a lavish box set or getting the individual tracks and assembling your own play list of the "Best of the '90s." That's why Rhino has gone out of their way to make Whatever into a distinctive package, assembling a book that features amusing essays by Jim DeRogatis and Joel Stein along with a bunch of pop cultural ephemera from the decade. But even here the set goes wrong: there's a picture collage of SubPop singles that contains a single from Beachwood Sparks, who didn't release anything on the label until 2000; of all the Lollapalooza tour posters to feature, they pick 1996, when Metallica headlined the tour, which nobody -- not alt-rockers, not metalheads -- liked; the Pulp Fiction toys weren't made in 1994 or 1995, when the movie was a hit, but nearly ten years later. Worst of all, Rhino has made the unjustifiable decision to use a vacuum-sealed package of actual coffee beans as the set's cover artwork. Not only is the package very fragrant (and not necessarily in a pleasant way), after only a couple of days it's already showing signs of wear, so who knows how it will hold up after a year or two of use. It may not be a practical package, but it is distinctive, which makes it appropriate for a box that has its charms, but doesn't come close to capturing either sound or spirit of the '90s.

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Product Details

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Disc 1

  1. U Can't Touch This  - MC Hammer
  2. Nothing Compares 2 U  - Sinéad O'Connor
  3. No Myth  - Michael Penn
  4. Ladies First  - Monie Love
  5. Ball and Chain  -  Social Distortion
  6. Birdhouse in Your Soul  -  They Might Be Giants
  7. Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns  -  Mother Love Bone
  8. Here's Where the Story Ends  -  Sundays
  9. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)  -  C+C Music Factory
  10. Groove Is in the Heart  -  Deee-Lite
  11. Right Here, Right Now  -  Jesus Jones
  12. New Jack Hustler (Nino's Theme)  -  Ice-T
  13. I Touch Myself  -  Divinyls
  14. Unbelievable  -  EMF
  15. Hard to Handle  -  Black Crowes
  16. O.P.P.  -  Naughty by Nature
  17. Walking in Memphis  - Marc Cohn
  18. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday  -  Boyz II Men

Disc 2

  1. Silent Lucidity  -  Queensrÿche
  2. Into the Drink  -  Mudhoney
  3. Girlfriend  - Matthew Sweet
  4. I'm Too Sexy  -  Right Said Fred
  5. Calling All Angels  - k.d. lang
  6. Only Shallow  -  My Bloody Valentine
  7. It's a Shame About Ray  -  Lemonheads
  8. Baby Got Back  -  Mix-A-Lot
  9. They Want Efx  -  Das EFX
  10. Jump  -  Kris Kross
  11. Walk  -  Pantera
  12. N.W.O.  -  Ministry
  13. Shitlist  -  L7
  14. Absynthe  -  Gits
  15. Coattail Rider  -  Supersuckers
  16. Runaway Train  -  Soul Asylum
  17. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong  -  Spin Doctors
  18. Dizz Knee Land  -  Dada
  19. Nearly Lost You  -  Screaming Trees

Disc 3

  1. Under the Bridge  -  Red Hot Chili Peppers
  2. Unsung  -  Helmet
  3. Jump Around  -  House of Pain
  4. Free Your Mind  -  En Vogue
  5. Rump Shaker  -  Wreckx-N-Effect
  6. Informer  -  Snow
  7. Connected  -  Stereo MC's
  8. Detachable Penis  -  King Missile
  9. Freak Me  -  Silk
  10. Ordinary World  -  Duran Duran
  11. If I Can't Change Your Mind  -  Sugar
  12. Three Little Pigs  -  Green Jelly
  13. Start Choppin  -  Dinosaur Jr.
  14. The Devil's Chasing Me  - Reverend Horton Heat
  15. Gone to the Moon  -  Fastbacks
  16. My Name Is Mud  -  Primus
  17. What's Up?  -  4 Non Blondes

Disc 4

  1. Thunder Kiss '65  -  White Zombie
  2. Whoomp! (There It Is)  -  Tag Team
  3. Broken Hearted Savior  -  Big Head Todd & the Monsters
  4. Trust Me  - N'Dea Davenport
  5. Gepetto  -  Belly
  6. Eye to Eye  -  Muffs
  7. Gentlemen  -  Afghan Whigs
  8. Leafy Incline  -  Tad
  9. Dream All Day  -  Posies
  10. Hey Jealousy  -  Gin Blossoms
  11. My Sister  - Juliana Hatfield
  12. Whatta Man  -  Salt-N-Pepa
  13. Back & Forth  -  Aaliyah
  14. If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)  - MeShell NdegeOcello
  15. Freedom of '76  -  Ween
  16. Cut Your Hair  -  Pavement
  17. God  - Tori Amos
  18. MMM MMM MMM MMM  -  Crash Test Dummies
  19. Possession  - Sarah McLachlan

Disc 5

  1. Shine  -  Collective Soul
  2. Far Behind  -  Candlebox
  3. You Gotta Be  -  Des'ree
  4. Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon  -  Urge Overkill
  5. She Don't Use Jelly  -  Flaming Lips
  6. M.I.A.  -  7 Year Bitch
  7. 21st Century (Digital Boy)  -  Bad Religion
  8. Sugar Free Jazz  -  Soul Coughing
  9. Mockingbirds  -  Grant Lee Buffalo
  10. What's the Frequency, Kenneth?  -  R.E.M.
  11. Revolve  -  Melvins
  12. Buddy Holly  -  Weezer
  13. Here and Now  -  Letters to Cleo
  14. Good  -  Better Than Ezra
  15. Run-Around  -  Blues Traveler
  16. I'll Be There for You (Theme from Friends)  -  Rembrandts
  17. Tomorrow  -  Silverchair
  18. Not a Pretty Girl  - Ani DiFranco
  19. Carnival  - Natalie Merchant

Disc 6

  1. Wonderwall  -  Oasis
  2. Birthday Cake  -  Cibo Matto
  3. Cumbersome  -  Seven Mary Three
  4. One of Us  - Joan Osborne
  5. Caught by the Fuzz  -  Supergrass
  6. Sweet 69  -  Babes in Toyland
  7. Breakfast at Tiffany's  -  Deep Blue Something
  8. Photograph  -  Verve Pipe
  9. In the Meantime  -  Spacehog
  10. Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check  - Busta Rhymes
  11. Who Will Save Your Soul  -  Jewel
  12. Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Mony in My Hand  -  Primitive Radio Gods
  13. Cybele's Reverie  -  Stereolab
  14. Capri Pants  -  Bikini Kill
  15. What I Got  -  Sublime
  16. Kung Fu  -  Ash
  17. Virtual Insanity  -  Jamiroquai
  18. Naked Eye  -  Luscious Jackson
  19. Outtasite (Outta Mind)  -  Wilco

Disc 7

  1. Itszoweezee (Hot)  -  De La Soul
  2. Lovefool  -  Cardigans
  3. Radiation Vibe  -  Fountains of Wayne
  4. The Impression That I Get  -  Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  5. Turn It On  -  Sleater-Kinney
  6. Bitch  - Meredith Brooks
  7. Mmmbop  -  Hanson
  8. Brian Wilson  -  Barenaked Ladies
  9. Brick  -  Ben Folds Five
  10. Sex and Candy  -  Marcy Playground
  11. Walking on the Sun  -  Smash Mouth
  12. Tubthumping  -  Chumbawamba
  13. 6 Underground  -  Sneaker Pimps
  14. Lullaby  - Shawn Mullins
  15. Slide  -  Goo Goo Dolls
  16. Kiss Me  -  Sixpence None the Richer
  17. Steal My Sunshine  -  LEN
  18. What It's Like  -  Everlast
  19. Natural Blues  -  Moby

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

MC Hammer   Composer,Producer
Naughty by Nature   Producer
Mix-A-Lot   Composer,Producer
Jane Siberry   Composer,Producer
Babes in Toyland   Composer
Marc Cohn   Composer,Producer
Neil Diamond   Composer
Duran Duran   Producer
Goo Goo Dolls   Producer
Jerry Harrison   Producer
Rick James   Composer
L7   Producer
Mark Lanegan   Composer
Mother Love Bone   Composer
Bob Mould   Composer,Producer
Mudhoney   Composer
Ric Ocasek   Producer
Michael Penn   Composer
Prince   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Keith Sweat   Composer,Producer
Matthew Sweet   Composer,Producer
They Might Be Giants   Composer
Bernie Worrell   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Composer
Jack Endino   Producer
Kramer   Producer
Sarah McLachlan   Composer
Moby   Composer
White Zombie   Composer
Stereo MC's   Producer
Peter Collins   Producer
Clive Langer   Producer
Tori Amos   Composer,Producer
Juliana Hatfield   Composer
Danny Wilde   Composer
Supersuckers   Composer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Chumbawamba   Producer
John S. Hall   Composer
Ken Scott   Producer
Ben Keith   Producer
Ani DiFranco   Composer,Producer
Guru   Composer,Producer
Mark James   Composer
Muffs   Producer
7 Year Bitch   Producer
Letters to Cleo   Composer
R. Kelly   Producer
Soul Coughing   Composer,Producer
Christina Amphlett   Composer
Jon Auer   Composer
Dallas Austin   Producer
Michael Barbiero   Producer
Eric Bazilian   Composer
Michael Beinhorn   Producer
Tony Berg   Producer
Andre Betts   Producer
Tchad Blake   Producer
Kurt Bloch   Composer,Producer
Bootsy Collins   Composer
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner   Composer
Brett Gurewitz   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Peter Buck   Composer
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey   Composer
Rick Chertoff   Producer
Claypool   Composer
Keith Cleversley   Producer
Robert Clivillés   Producer
David Cole   Producer
Anthony Criss   Composer
Warren Cuccurullo   Composer
Tommy D   Producer
Evan Dando   Composer,Producer
Kurt Danielson   Composer
Terry Date   Producer
N'Dea Davenport   Composer
David Z.   Producer
Aqil Davidson   Composer,Producer
De La Soul   Producer
Mark Dearnley   Producer
Mike Denneen   Producer
Peter Denenberg   Producer
Tad Doyle   Composer
George Drakoulias   Producer
Greg Dulli   Composer,Producer
Jermaine Dupri   Composer,Producer
Mike Edwards   Composer,Producer
Fred Fairbrass   Composer
Richard Fairbrass   Composer
Richard Finch   Composer
Flea   Composer
Don Fleming   Producer
Denzil Foster   Composer,Producer
Mitchell Froom   Producer
John Frusciante   Composer
Tyrone Fyffe   Producer
GGGarth   Producer
David Gamson   Producer
Tim Gane   Composer
David Gavurin   Composer
Lou Giordano   Producer
Bryce Goggin   Producer
John Goodmanson   Producer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Michael Gurley   Composer
Page Hamilton   Composer
Gibby Haynes   Producer
Nellee Hooper   Producer
Ice-T   Producer
Dave Jerden   Producer
Ralph Jezzard   Producer
John Beverly Jones   Producer
Marshall "Rock" Jones   Composer
David Kahne   Producer
Jason Kay   Composer
Tom Kelly   Composer
Anthony Kiedis   Composer
Paul Kimble   Producer
Paul Q. Kolderie   Composer,Producer
Frankie La Rocka   Producer
Daniel Lanois   Producer
Simon LeBon   Composer
Scott Litt   Producer
Fred Maher   Producer
Rob Manzoli   Composer
Pierre Marchand   Producer
J Mascis   Composer,Producer
Sylvia Massy   Producer
Thomas McElroy   Composer,Producer
Meshell Ndegeocello   Composer,Producer
Natalie Merchant   Composer
Alonzo Miller   Composer
Alphonso Mizell   Composer
Owen Morris   Producer
Tom Morris   Producer
Lawrence Muggerud   Composer
Roger Murdock   Composer
Roy Murray   Composer
Gil Norton   Producer
Sinéad O'Connor   Producer
Vinnie Paul   Producer
Shelly Peiken   Composer
Freddie Perren   Composer
Linda Perry   Composer
Michael Phillip Wojewoda   Producer
Dave Pirner   Composer
John Popper   Composer
Bob Power   Producer
R.E.M.   Producer
Nick Rhodes   Composer
Deke Richards   Composer
Markell Riley   Composer,Producer
Teddy Riley   Producer
Brad Roberts   Composer
Ed Roland   Composer,Producer
Eric Ivan Rosse   Producer
Rick Rubin   Producer
Johnny Rzeznik   Composer
Laetitia Sadier   Composer
Garry Shider   Composer
Kevin Shields   Composer,Producer
Kevin Shirley   Producer
R. Shulman   Producer
Sean Slade   Composer,Producer
Chad Smith   Composer
Don Smith   Producer
Toby Smith   Composer
Trevor Smith   Composer
Phil Solem   Composer
Caleb Southern   Producer
Donita Sparks   Composer
David Spradley   Composer
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Michael Stipe   Composer
Stone   Producer
Ken Stringfellow   Composer
Tag Team   Composer
John Taylor   Composer
Steve Thompson   Producer
Gary Thorstensen   Composer
David Tickle   Producer
Paul Tipler   Producer
Jeff Tweedy   Composer
Conrad Uno   Producer
Eric Valentine   Producer
Butch Vig   Producer
Andy Wallace   Producer
Steve Watson   Producer
Andrew Weiss   Producer
Harriet Wheeler   Composer
Sam Williams   Producer
Allee Willis   Composer
Alan Winstanley   Producer
Ben Wisch   Producer
David Wynn   Composer,Producer
Chris Xefos   Composer
Tanya Donelly   Composer
Robb Brothers   Producer
Supergrass   Composer
Towa Tei   Composer
Shawn Mullins   Composer,Producer
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Noel Gallagher   Composer,Producer
Tim Mac   Producer
Steven Page   Composer
Kim Shattuck   Composer
Aaron Comess   Composer
Jim DeRogatis   Liner Notes
Mark Deutrom   Composer
Geza   Producer
Ashley Ingram   Composer,Producer
Todd Park Mohr   Composer
Dan Rothchild   Producer
Eric Schenkman   Composer
Vincent Mason   Composer
Dave Rick   Composer
Ben Folds   Composer,Producer
Cibo Matto   Composer
Jill Cunniff   Composer,Producer
Nigel Hunter   Composer
Royston Langdon   Composer
Line of Flight   Producer
Brian Vander Ark   Composer
Rivers Cuomo   Composer
Chris DeGarmo   Composer
Jay Kay   Producer
Tony Mangurian   Producer
Meredith Brooks   Composer
Mark de Cloedt   Composer
Ian Dench   Composer
Zac Foley   Composer
Mike Ness   Composer
Erik Schrody   Composer
Andre "Krazy Drazyz" Weston   Composer,Producer
Sleater-Kinney   Composer
Gary Lee Conner   Composer
Joie Calio   Composer
Van Conner   Composer
Kelly Gray   Producer
Stephen Malkmus   Composer
Jim Abbiss   Producer
Dust Brothers   Producer
Adam Schlesinger   Producer
Michael Ivins   Composer
Paul Greco   Composer
Melanie Vammen   Composer
Wayne Coyne   Composer
Rashad Smith   Composer,Producer
John Srebalus   Liner Notes
Steve Woolard   Discographical Annotation
John Wozniak   Composer,Producer
C.J. Buscaglia   Producer
Chris Collingwood   Composer
David Katznelson   Producer
Shawn Moltke   Composer
Todd Pipes   Composer
Michael Skloff   Composer
Selene Vigil   Composer
Bardi Martin   Composer
Scott Mercado   Composer
Matt Slocum   Composer
Tim Wheeler   Composer
Kathi Wilcox   Composer
Pharrell Williams   Composer
Eric Wilson   Composer
Steven Drozd   Composer
Tore Johansson   Producer
Peter Klett   Composer
Isaac Hanson   Composer
Taylor Hanson   Composer
Daniel Johns   Composer
Brad Nowell   Composer
James "Jimmy" Atkins   Composer
Dana Owens   Composer
Edmond Leary   Composer
Valerie Agnew   Composer
Lindon Roberts   Composer
Jason Ross   Composer
Josh Sinder   Composer
Peter Svensson   Composer
Vincent Brown   Composer
Elizabeth Davis   Composer
Kamaal Fareed   Composer
Bud Gaugh   Composer
Christine Yarian   Composer
Ben Gillies   Composer
Marta Kauffman   Composer
Bill Karren   Composer
Darren Jessee   Composer
Jason Pollock   Composer
Harry Hamer   Composer
Kevin Coleman   Composer
Paul DeLisle   Composer
J.A. Ross   Producer
Chris O'Connor   Producer
Kathleen Hanna   Composer
David Crane   Composer
Rob Birch   Composer
Greg Camp   Composer
Steve Harwell   Composer
Nina Persson   Composer
Chris Corner   Composer
Liam Howe   Composer
Brian Ives   Liner Notes
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
Marc Costanzo   Composer
Cory Frye   Liner Notes
Willie Hines   Composer,Producer
Nick Hallam   Composer
Kelvin Mercer   Composer
Zachary Hanson   Composer
Constantin Boym   Sculpture
Humberto Howard   Art Direction
Clark Humphrey   Liner Notes
Joel Stein   Liner Notes
Tracy Morrow   Composer
Gregg Diamond   Composer
David Jolicouer   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Producer

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Whatever: The '90s Pop & Culture Box 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most compilations, even the titles from Rhino, suffer from having about 60% good songs you want and 40% filler (even worse when that filler is songs you don't know). Part of that problem is because they're limited by the genre it's placed in. "Whatever" by far is the first and best compilation I have ever seen, filling every single space with great songs from every genre of the 90s. Forget the fact that there's no BIG names like Nirvana or U2 or Radiohead or Pearl Jam--aside from licensing problems Rhino may have had, about 90% of us have those albums anyway. This compilation truly for those who want to remember the fun of the 90s in all its multigenre glory.