I dunno, maybe I gave the subjects of my only Spin cover story ever short shrift in my top 150 albums of 1994/’95 list. The singles on Smash are swell. But beyond that, I just get irritated. Maybe I’ll be able to hear pop-punk again after another decade or two, when I’m in my 70s or ’80s. But for now, I’m comfortable with over-correcting for how much slack I cut it when it was current. Nice guys, though.
Spin, May 1995