"Contemplating the Engine Room" is a very good, emotional album, but I find it hard to listen to on a regular basis. It manages to be interesting and yet uninteresting at the same time.
Anyway, he sold a Minutemen song for a car commercial, but that was to pay the hospital bills for his dying dad, so that's forgivable... I don't have much of a problem with songs in car commercials anyway. He was in a Good Charlotte video, though... that's pretty awful.
I've never seen Watt and the Secondmen, but they have a new album coming out sometime soon, so I guess I'll see after that. I have to vote NOT CRAP for now though, solely because he was in the Minutemen and that makes him awesome.