Soul Coughing grabbed attention in 1996 with “Super Bon Bon” but despite the song’s fresh approach, it is a bit grating and annoying. 1998 saw the Â band come back with El Oso, an collection of tracks that blended M. Doughty’s sing/rap/talk vocals with everything from drum n’ bass beats to typical indie guitar and percussion. El Oso is one of my favorite albums of that era and listening to it now I can’t help but feel that (unlike a lot of the jams in this column) it would sound just as fresh today. “Rolling” is one of the best songs ever for driving through the city at night, while “Circles” is better suited for a stroll through the park or a summer BBQ. But whatever, do what you want while you listen to these jams. I don’t care. Just get the album if you don’t have it. Solid business.