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By all rights Hanson should be in the Where-Are-They-Now file, but they never entirely vanished. A couple weeks back their latest album debuted at #30 which, while nowhere near their previous levels, still means a whole lot of people paid real money for a Hanson album in 2010. Real money that could have been spent for so many other causes. Here are some better uses of $15: Donate it to the Glenn Beck 2012 fund. Buy some gas to throw into the ocean. Shred it to line your cat’s litter box. What else?
“MMMBop” is widely (and rightly) considered a joke now, but at the time it was not only wildly popular, but critically acclaimed. It’s true. Rolling Stone, Spin, and VH1 called it one of the best songs of 1997. The Village Voice’s annual Pazz and Jop critic poll called it the best song of 1997. Wow.
Israeli quintet ProjectRNL recently recorded a “VideoSong” of the only Hanson tune anyone who didn’t buy the album knows. Their version blends a cappella, metal, jazz, and a ton more for a very different take on the song.
Check out more Project RNL at their YouTube page.