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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60. Julie Ruin, "Radical or Pro-Parental"

In between setting the world on fire with Bikini Kill and putting the ram in the rama-lama-ding-dong with Le Tigre, riot grrrl O.G. Kathleen Hanna adopted the alter ego of Julie Ruin, going for high-concept synth-pop rooted in French feminist lit-crit and a B-52s–style guitar hook.

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