90s Rock

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  1. electronic

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    Different strokes and all. If angst wasn't your thing back then, I can see how it wouldn't strike a nerve.
     
  2. TC

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    I liked all that sad stuff.

    i wrote in all lowercase in the 90s
     
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  3. TrustyPatches

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    All of this couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ve kinda found in my life that I prefer rock to be more upbeat and fun (or radical) and I get my darkness from rap and country music.

    that being said I fucked with STP, NIN and rage heavy
     
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  4. TC

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    STP has some downer moments like "Big Empty" but for the most part they were a fun-loving rock band.

    NIN, now there's a sad band. "He couldn't believe how easy it was...he put the gun into his face. Bang. So much blood from such a tiny little hole..."

    Rage fights back, they don't get sad
     
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  5. TrustyPatches

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    The Big Empty is easily my favorite STP song.
     
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  6. TC

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    STP were underrated I feel. The headline is Scott Weiland's voice, which yes is one of those post grunge voices that electronic was mentioning.

    However, the guitar player and bassist were brothers and they have these really neat jazzy chord progressions together, especially on Tiny Music. There was more to the band than just "druggie bonehead moans like Eddie Vedder"
     
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  7. electronic

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    Core came out in 92, so I wouldn't really put them in the post grunge category despite the comparisons to Vedder & PJ. Totally agree that their music is awesome.
     
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  8. Dildo Dawgins

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    Here's an album that really holds up well. I've listened to it multiple times recently.

    One of the best Dead covers ever in there too.

     
  9. Sir Phobos

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    RATM dropped three amazing albums in the 90s. they were hugely influential to me not only on a musical level (13 yo me was blown away the first time I heard "Bulls on Parade" and the stuff Morello was doing with a guitar floored me at times) but a personal level as well, helping peel back the curtain to a white suburban kid in the pre-internet (as we know it), pre-social media days who had no idea about all the bullshit basically everyone else was dealing with and had been for some time.

    that their music and more importantly their message still stands to this day is a testament to their work and effort.
     
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  10. TC

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    Same. “No shelter” taught me more than any critique of capitalism I ever heard
     
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  11. electronic

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    Literally listened to that this morning. Ha.

    Such a great song.
     
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  12. Redav

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    I love STP. :idk:

    AIC and Soundgarden are my favorites of that genre though
     
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  13. SC

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    Just different degrees of angst I think. Everclear and bands like them had an ability to wrap angsty, sad lyrics in an uptempo, almost happy musical sound that stood out from the heavy grunge bands.

    Same thing happened with alt/indie rock in the mid-2000's. If you were a sad, angry kid in 2006, that could mean going in the direction of something like Three Days Grace's One X, which was very in your face. Or something more subtle like Every Second Counts from Plain White T's.
     
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  14. Mr Bulldops

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    Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is the last great double album. It’s a masterpiece
     
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  15. TC

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    Amazing they got some of those lyrics by a major motion picture studio. "Godzilla, pure muthafuckin filler. Get your eyes off the real killer"
     
  16. electronic

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    Buy their products or get laid to waste
    Coca-Cola is back in the veins of Saigon
    And Rambo too, he's got a dope pair of Nikes on
     
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    Smashing Pumpkins <3
     
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    This whole album but this song man

     
  19. skiedfrillet

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    this seems like a thread specifically for you considering your unabashed love for all things 90s grunge
     
  20. skiedfrillet

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    the lack of Toad the Wet Sprocket being listed itt is a travesty
     
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  21. TC

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    This is what I pay for
     
  22. HOOSINSC

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    i listened to 90’s punk and hip hop almost exclusively. going back i’ve realized i like Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam a lot.
     
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  23. skiedfrillet

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    :crossedarms: well i was hoping for more pushback
     
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  24. kezarmyaj

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    also some elite tier 'super groups' from that time as well. mad season was my personal favorite because layne staley ruled, but temple of the dog is a tight #2
     
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  25. TC

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    If you really like the Seattle grunge stuff, this is a good book. Oral history, so it's told entirely through interviews of people that were there (famous and not famous)

     
  26. The.Barron.of.Miles

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    Both albums are flawless. It’s whatever I’m in the mood for that day.
     
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  27. Redav

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    I like that the Seattle bands were so friendly and mostly cheered each other on. Like Cantrell lived with Cornell and then Cornell was friends with what became Pearl Jam
     
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  28. Bo Pelinis

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    *Cassette
     
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  29. TC

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    I had Metallica "Until It Sleeps" on a cassette single. I think that was the last tape I ever bought.

    Can't remember which rock CD I had first...it was one of Nevermind, Siamese Dream, Offspring "Smash" or Pearl Jam "Ten"
     
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  30. Bo Pelinis

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    The first BMG 5 cd order I put in when I was 10/11 was:

    No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
    Bush - Sixteen Stone
    SP - Meloncholy and the Infinite Sadness.
    Alanis Morisette - Jagged Little Pill
    Tupac - All Eyez on Me

    Feels pretty good in retrospect.
     
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    Offspring Americana was my first CD I think
     
  32. TC

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    You knocked that out of the park. Esp considering you got 7 CDs out of a 5 CD order
     
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  33. TC

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    :baby:
     
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  34. Bo Pelinis

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    My first cassette was Green Day - Dookie, my first single cassettes were Gin and Juice (edited) and Whoomp There it Is, and my first CD was Boyz 2 Men II :pffft:
     
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  35. TrustyPatches

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    My first cassettes were Das Efx- Dead Serious and Cooleyhighharmony Boyz 2 Men on my 10th birthday. My first CD was Sublime self titled
     
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  36. Bo Pelinis

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    Actually come to think of it I believe I had a California Raisins cassette first.
     
  37. The.Barron.of.Miles

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    I had Green Day-Dookie, No Doubt-Tragic Kingdom, Spin Doctors and others on cassette but Offspring-Smash, Weezer-Blue, and Bush-Sixteen stone on CD so I’d say I made the switch in 1995ish.
     
  38. TC

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    My very first tape was Michael Jackson “Dangerous”
     
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  39. TrustyPatches

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    My aunt gave me $20 for my birthday and took me to Camelot. I want efx by das efx blew my mind when I was a kid and really kicked my love of hip hop into high gear and I had to have that album. Motownphilly was just a banger that needs no explanation
     
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  40. Bo Pelinis

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    My uncle saw The Offspring at The Ranch Bowl right after Smash came out. Badass.
     
  41. Bo Pelinis

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  42. The.Barron.of.Miles

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    I remember listening to the New Kids on the Block cassette way back in the day, but pretty sure the first cassette I actually bought was Ace of Base-The Sign.
     
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  43. HOOSINSC

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    my biggest gripe against grunge is that it was something me and my low rent skate friends got into, then out of nowhere all the chadbro rich kids started wearing flannel and growing their hair out. so i didn’t want any association with it.

    eventually dave and rusted root came along and the chads moved on to that, but i had already gotten into other things by then.
     
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  44. TC

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    My friend had Dr. Dre "The Chronic" dubbed over another tape, Tina Turner or something. Still had to hide it under the bed
     
  45. The.Barron.of.Miles

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    Columbia House was the shit. Got a ton of albums in the mail through that.
     
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  46. HOOSINSC

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    the last cassette i bought was the Crucial Conflict single Hay.

    1st cd was Bush Sixteen Stone, followed by Temples of Boom
     
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  47. TC

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    This is a picture of you in the 90s isn't it
     
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  48. HOOSINSC

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    i didn't give you permission to post this.
     
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  49. Corch

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    Counting Crows music in general has aged really well. I still enjoy a lot of their music.

    Offspring are underrated, they had some great music.
     
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  50. Redav

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    Yea I think Offspring stuff still holds up pretty well
     
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