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the state of music


Yesterday I was talking to my brother on the phone and we were saying how amazing it is that Kurt Cobain's music remains so powerful and current after 8-10 years. Then I realized that it's not much of a question of Cobain's music remaining current but a question of the rest of the music world never having innovated much past Nirvana's Grunge aesthetics and soft/loud dynamics. Older bands (U2, Depeche Mode, etc) went along their own evolutionary (and sometimes slightly revolutionary) paths, but nothing really new/refreshing appeared after Nirvana. Think about it: what did we get? Soft (crap) pop (The Spice Girls, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Britney Spears...) and a few bands that were reasonably good (Limp Bizkit) but not really revolutionary. Too bad. On the other hand, revolutions (even ones limited to something like music) can't happen all the time, can they? :-)

Categories: personal
Posted by diego on December 24 2002 at 4:08 PM

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