Well, everyone, prepare to have your guts kicked out by folk singers...
There have been similar times in history. Take the sixties. After exciting simple blues music evolved into rock operas and Sgt Peppers, the garage band movement gained momentum. In the 70s when rock turned into stadiums and self indulgent twenty minute solos, punk rock was born. Coming out of the 90s when grunge and punk had evolved into pretty boys playing commercially slick alternative music that teenage girls liked, there was another garage movement.
As for my half joking statement about Garth Brooks, his style of country propelled the genre to heights it had never achieved before and I think that hair metal's death was necessary for this to take place. I think there is evidence found in Bon Jovi and Brett Michaels pandering to the country crowds in recent years. So, in a way, Nirvana cleared the path for commercial country.
All of this is in your not-so-humble opinion.
Give me what you would probably call "Post-Grunge" any day over any grunge music.
I call it Rock and Roll.
"Post-Grunge" as you call it is an attempt, and in some cases a good one, to give us music that is most like rock and roll from days past, but with better production and new riffs.
Grunge killed real rock and roll, "Post-Grunge" is trying (and succeeding with me), to bring it back to life.
Of course at 46 years of age, I suppose that my views will be radically different than most on this youth-ruled forum.
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"Old men in their 50's who probably rock harder than you"
Would you pay for music by Beck?
What if you heard he owned a plane made of gold?
Good, because he needs the money.
Wait, so I actually dislike alternative rock, metal, and punk/hardcore punk?
Well shoot, guess I gotta stop liking Muse, Judas Priest, Senses Fail, Arctic Monkeys, MGMT, The Ramones, Megadeth, Snow Patrol, Radiohead, Franz Ferdinand, and basically every other band I've ever liked.
Looks like the only band I actually like is Toadies. Thanks for clearing that up
Face it bro, my divinity is unassailable
I'm a bit confused by some of the points you make here, but I am also annoyed when Creed is thought of as "the" grunge band. I love grunge, but I absolutely despise post-grunge.
Jerry Cantrell, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Eddie Vedder, Layne Staley, Buzz Osbourne, Steve Turner, Chris Cornell, and, yes, even Kurt Cobain would all like to have a word with you.
If people are gonna be so pissy and this thread really bothers them that much, I'll ask a mod to close it, because I really don't want to hear it, honestly. Okay, I get it, I could have worded it better. Okay, I get it, you don't like grunge. Okay, I get it, Kurt Cobain committed suicide. Get over it. No one asked you to come to this thread, and no one asked you to be a aggressive about it.
By the way, this obviously isn't pointed at everyone who has posted in this thread, but I'm not going to name names or **** like that.