(Dual Plover) CD $14.25 (Out-of-stock)

A retrospective Best Of New Waver’s infamous cassette series spanning the 1990s -- essentially Top 40 hits with the lyrics changed to address all aspects of loserdom, or Weird Al with a severe case of neo-Darwinian pessimism (a worldview in which everything comes down to survival of the fittest, where the strongest and most dominant triumph and the rest are sidelined, ostracized, beaten up, and generally lead miserable, pointless lives). Inpress nailed it: “Boring folks from the tax office ... tired ... and beaten down by society ... singing boring songs from the ’80s. It sounds terrible, but it’s not. It’s genius.”