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10 biggest grunge albums of all time

Grunge became a revelation in the 1990s for rock fanatics and mainstream audiences alike. In spite of the newfound fame, this mixture of punk, heavy metal, and hard rock had been around. Yet, starting with Nirvana’s album Nevermind, grunge enjoyed tremendous…
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5 worst hair metal to alternative rock makeovers

The party rock of the late 1980s was a force to be reckoned with on radio and on MTV, the biggest means of promotion of the day. But, with grunge and alternative rock threatening these groups’ very careers, many of them opted for a quick makeover. Cash grab, change of…
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The 5 most critically acclaimed punk bands of the 90s

Critics have always had a love affair with 90s punk rock. The uncompromising vision of the genre, the tendency of choosing the underground over the mainstream, the focus on the message rather than musicianship, are all elements rock critics have embraced. Last time we…
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The 5 best selling pop-punk bands of the 90s

Few genres are as beloved by music critics as punk rock. While the genre has always shifted in and out of the underground, the 90s were a time of great commercial appeal for punk rockers. A select few crop of bands sold a colossal amount of records. Others, rarely the same…
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5 genres that the Strokes killed off

By the late 1990’s rock music was still the music industry’s main driving force, its milking cow, its safe bet. New styles and music genres were appearing at an urgent pace, charting and selling records piggybacked by the major record labels. But, while this…