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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…
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5 times Elton John went alternative rock

Takes talent to recognize talent. Elton John, the Rocketman as new biography movie has him referred to as, has always had an ear for recognizing great music. Whether it is soft folk music, edgy gansta rap, or angry alternative rock, sir Elton is a man with a very diverse…
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The 5 greatest bands from 924 Gillman Street

The Alternative Music Foundation with its location at 924 Gilman Street, in California, became a veritable Arcadia of 90s punk rock. The club’s mission was twofold. On the one hand, the West Berkeley located club offered the chance for new bands to play their…
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What does hipster music mean nowadays?

Hipstermusic. Rarely has there been a term more prevalent in various aspects of popular culture. But, with the shifting of trends, how is this often referenced style defined in the modern age? For all the opinionated talk of hipsters, most of us struggle to define…