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cornstarch
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Member since May 2010
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Are we currently in a new era of rock music?

It seems as though the term "alternative" is effectively dying out. The grunge era with Pearl Jam/Nirvana that transitioned into the "alternative" stage with bands like Incubus, Chili Peppers, etc. of the 90s are starting to fade off - making way for the "indie" rock genre that is continuously saturating the market with bands such as Band of Horses, Local Natives, Grizzly Bear, etc, etc.

These new bands are actually full of talent and I see a lot of staying power for this current sound of music, anyone agree?



trom83
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2013
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re: Are we currently in a new era of rock music?
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It seems as though the term "alternative" is effectively dying out. The grunge era with Pearl Jam/Nirvana that transitioned into the "alternative" stage with bands like Incubus, Chili Peppers, etc. of the 90s are starting to fade off - making way for the "indie" rock genre that is continuously saturating the market with bands such as Band of Horses, Local Natives, Grizzly Bear, etc, etc.


If I'm correct, RHCP have been big since the early 80s. Before Nirvana and Pearl Jam even formed. But good try.


HeadyBrosevelt
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the Verde River
Member since Jan 2013
20441 posts

re: Are we currently in a new era of rock music?
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These new bands are actually full of talent and I see a lot of staying power for this current sound of music, anyone agree?


It is so hard to predict music trends. 5 years ago I would not have guessed that electronic music would be the biggest thing out. It has truly caught on like a wildfire. Rock music is more alive than most give credit for, though.


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ThePenIsMightier
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re: Are we currently in a new era of rock music?
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If I'm correct, RHCP have been big since the early 80s. Before Nirvana and Pearl Jam even formed. But good try.


I guess you get partial credit. Their first album was released in 1984 but I don't think anyone would consider them big until Mother's Milk was released in 1989. BSSM put them over the top in '91.


mizzoukills
Member since Aug 2011
31108 posts

re: Are we currently in a new era of rock music?
This is the EDM era whether you like it or not.


As far as rock is concerned, I think we're in a transition period much like the late 80s and very early 90s.

Don't forget that when Nirvana debuted their groundbreaking album and music style, Mr. Big was a hit.

Think about that. Think about the incredible difference between Mr. Big, hairband music, and Nirvana's style.

I believe that an unknown band will soon drop a musical atomic bomb and at that time we'll know that music has changed.


CaptainPanic
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re: Are we currently in a new era of rock music?
Don't forget that snoozefest Arcade Fire


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Govt Tide
Member since Nov 2009
7364 posts

re: Are we currently in a new era of rock music?
If it's about to happen it's way past due given the nuclear winter the music industry (particularly rock, country, and pop music) has experienced the last 15 years. The music industry had a great run from the birth of rock n roll in the late 50s through about the mid 90s. The run of great enduring music was bound to end at some point hence the complete wasteland of the last 15 years. It's time for a revival of decent music.


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Pettifogger
Hat Creek Cattle Co.
Member since Feb 2012
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re: Are we currently in a new era of rock music?
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This is the EDM era whether you like it or not.



Not really, unless you count the EDM influence on indie, pop and alt rock.


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