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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22. Catatonia, "Road Rage"

The Britpop craze of the Nineties kept turning up weird little delights like Catatonia, a Welsh guitar band that stumbled into the limelight and charmed the pants off the English-speaking world for a couple of years. (Except, of course, the U.S.A.) Cerys Matthews was a local Cardiff lass with her own Jarvis-style swagger, scandalizing the tabloids with her mad-for-it bawdy wit, hard-partying ways and salty mouth. She throws it all into "Road Rage," where she rolls the R's in her thick Welsh accent for a chorus as big as all outdoors ("We all live in the space age/You give me rrroad rrrage"), while zooming past the useless men in her path.

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