Here’s a throwback playlist from a pro! Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty knows a thing or two about ’90s rock. The singer, 43 — whose solo disc The Great Unknown is out now — shared his ultimate '90s playlist exclusively with Us Weekly. Check out his favorite smooth tunes from back in the day.
“Sabotage” by Beastie Boys: “The Beasties completely changed the rock and rap game with this — a whole new level. I was a fan from day one!”
“Sodajerk” by Buffalo Tom: “When you talk about ‘90s bands, they’re often overlooked. They set the definitive guitar tone for alt radio.”
“Here’s Where The Story Ends” by The Sundays: “Harriet Wheeler had a wistful voice, penetrating eyes and cool sweaters. Sometimes that’s enough.”
“Glory Box” by Portishead: “A completely unique beat and melody. It feels like what Billie Holiday would be doing if she came out then.”
“Brick” by Ben Folds Five: “It’s honest and emotional. For a group that plays up-tempo piano rock, they showed they can hit a somber note.”
“Honey Don’t Think” by Grant Lee Buffalo: “Grant-Lee Phillips can definitely write a melody. This is such a beautiful love song.”
“There She Goes” by The LA’s: “This had one of the greatest tones of all time in the intro guitar. It feels like if The Byrds made ‘90s alternative music.”
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