About this time last year, I got caught up in this whole 'New Rave'/New Wave revival thing and though it was the best thing ever. With the benefit of hindsight, there was one good band in the entire thing, New Young Pony Club, the rest were pretty rubbish.
I also remember the whole 'New Wave of American Heavy Metal', I wonder how much Roadrunner bribed Metal Hammer with to push that! Strangely, though, although the term is completely ludicrous, the bands involved do seem to have massively influenced the direction kids are getting into metal, what with all this metalcore.
What bands/movements did you like/do you remember that ended up being duds?