The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year

In 1998, boundaries blew open and new genres were invented each week. We look back at the best, brightest and weirdest from a pivotal year in pop

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59. Buffalo Daughter, "Socks, Drugs and Rock & Roll"

Left-field funk for the Space Age spinster pad, courtesy of three Japanese madwomen making gearhead moves on the Beasties' Grand Royal label, in a mix of vintage analog synths and turntables. Buffalo Daughter rose out of the Shibuya-Kei scene that also spawned brilliant electronic artists like Takako Minekawa and Cornelius. "Socks, Drugs & Rock & Roll" rocks the house with a tantric mantra that invades your skull without making a damn bit of sense.

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