Was 90's alternative/grunge the last real rock era?

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  1. leftcoastal

    leftcoastal Member

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    With so many new bands playing what people want to hear to get signed,radio play, or get exposure what do you guys think?
     
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    It was probably the last time rock ruled the airwaves, but the paradigm has shifted because of digital music. I don't think whatever is being sold as "top of the pops" these days has the same broad fanbase any of those old bands did. Digital stores have provided instant content for music fans for whatever genre they want, even without buying a whole album. In the old days, we dealt with the radio, the record store, and MTV. If it wasn't there, we didn't hear it. Those things don't apply anymore. Neither do the big record companies.
    I teach college kids and like to ask my students what they like to listen to. There might be a Lady Gaga or Bruno Mars track here and there (two really talented folks), but most of it is a really eclectic mix of the last three decades. I just don't think as many people listen to modern pop as the record companies would like us to believe. It's like they're media celebrities, and not music stars. They probably make more from advertising and endorsements, than record sales. None of them do extensive touring.
    This is also why think live music is dying. That stuff just doesn't work live without a ton of studio magic.
     
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  3. T Dizz

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    Early 2000.. School of Rock Era.
     
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    To me rock ended with
    Back In Black.
     
  5. Old Possum

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    Rock will live on forever in me, that's all I care. there's so much great rock to just keep playing no matter what happens:cool:
     
  6. leftcoastal

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    Some great points. The 90's era still had cd's and Napster hadn't gone mainstream just yet.

    I'm out of touch with kids these days, but I assumed a good percentage of kids were being dumbed down by what is popular (codeine rap for example). On top of that I do hear the "I already have that or I heard that already" shtick. Not to long ago it was about who had the most gigs on their iPod.

    With streaming hopefully the playing field levels again and we start to see more cream. There is a lot of talent out there still.
     
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    Yep. There has been good stuff since but not at the same rate.
     
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    That seems to be the era when most guys here decided to let their curiosity die.
     
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    You can't kill rock n' roll... it's hear to stay!
     
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    RnR may not be dead but it sure seems like it is on life support... :cool:
     
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    I believe so and am quite bitter about it.

    Why couldn't the movie industry or anything else but the music industry get tainted and skewed? How is it movies are still thriving? Why haven't they become expendable background like music?
     
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    Yes, at least up through the mid 90s :waiting and then *poof* it was all over. :cry:
     
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    Don't forget about the early 2000s NYC scene. The Strokes, Kings of Leon, White Stripes, etc. I distinctly recall this being hailed as a revival when nu-metal was ruling the airwaves.
     
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    Good point .. and other bands like the Darkness, Jet, Foo Fighters too
     
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    This seems like the last hurrah for rock in the mainstream, to me.

    And I’m okay with that.
     
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    You guys need to get out more.
     
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    I certainly hope not. Here I am writing all these rock songs.
     
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    Here’s some favourites of mine post 2000:

    2000 ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’, U2
    2000 ‘Kid A’, Radiohead
    2000 ‘Parachutes’, Coldplay
    2001 ‘Echolalia’, Something For Kate
    2002 ‘Diorama’, Silverchair
    2002 ‘One By One’, Foo Fighters
    2002 ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’, Coldplay
    2003 ‘The Beautiful Letdown’, Switchfoot
    2003 ‘Vulture Street’, Powderfinger
    2004 ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’, U2
    2004 ‘American Idiot’, Green Day
    2005 ‘In Your Honor’, Foo Fighters
    2006 ‘Mutemath’, Mutemath
    2007 ‘In Rainbows’, Radiohead
    2009 ‘Armistice’, Mutemath
    2009 ‘No Line On The Horizon’, U2
    2010 ‘Black Dub’, Black Dub’
    2011 ‘Wasting Light’, Foo Fighters
    2011 ‘Revelator’, Tedeschi Trucks Band
    2012 ‘Blak and Blu’, Gary Clark, Jr.
    2012 ‘Everybody’s Talkin’, Tedeschi Trucks Band
    2013 ‘Paramore’, Paramore
    2013 ‘Made Up Mind’, Tedeschi Trucks Band
    2014 ‘Songs of Innocence’, U2
    2014 ‘Ryan Adams’, Ryan Adams
    2014 ‘Lost In The Dream’, The War On Drugs
    2015 ‘Higher Truth’, Chris Cornell
    2016 ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, Radiohead
    2017 ‘Songs of Experience’, U2
    2017 ‘Prisoner’, Ryan Adams
    2017 ‘A Deeper Understanding’, The War On Drugs
    2017 ‘Go Farther In Lightness’, Gang Of Youths
    2018 ‘Lost Friends’, Middle Kids
     
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  20. grill

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    Funny, I don't listen to music anymore.

    Maybe it's because I haven't heard anything new for the last 20yrs.

    When did music die?

    :):(
     
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