I don’t know why Archers of Loaf made it and fellow 90s slackers Lotion didn’t. The angsty pop-rock outfit was one of the most promising bands in New York in the middle of the decade: The Village Voice called their first album, Full Isaac, the best of 1994, and fanboy Thomas Pynchon wrote liner notes for their second, Nobody’s Cool, which I’ve had on heavy rotation since I heard Lotion reunited in October. Because they disappeared for more than a decade after one more full-length in 1998, I feel like their story warrants a strip in the Secret History of New York Music or something.