Some '90s alt-rock for you, as requested.
This album sounds a little bit like it would have been used for an Old Navy commercial at the time of its release. That could be seen as a negative or positive point, depending on your view. Old Navy once took Fame and made it about shorts, so I approve.
Blake Babies is Juliana Hatfield before she went solo, along with John Strohm and Freda Boner. So, obviously, you can expect something along the lines of Juliana Hatfield. Compared to Juliana's solo work, however, this album is less gritty. It is rather smooth and sweet, sound-wise. Lyrically that is not so much the case.
Sunburn can be listened to at any time, really. It's a good album to put on, because it doesn't require external mood enchancers.