Over the last 10 years or more, many-a-music fan has been wondering about the future of rock music. Up to the late aughts, rock still held a dominant position in the mainstream with several post-grunge, pop-punk and neo-garage acts maintaining its commercial footprint even as hip-hop gained rapid momentum. Come the early ‘10s, it was…

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A few months ago, I wrote the article What’s Your Thing? diving into what separates the wheat from the chaff in popular music; the artists who have a definitive impact and staying power upon the rest of society and those who follow a trend (set by the handful of pioneering, influential acts) and are ultimately…

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Some call the ‘60s a decade of conscious evolution, others a decade when man reverted to an animalistic state instead of “liberating” himself as is claimed and Western morality went down the tubes. Some just can’t remember it at all. For those of us who were born long after that time, there’s plenty of archival footage…

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The golden age of vinyl, the golden age of albums. The decade that saw all sorts of rock subgenres blossom and guide the transitional flow from ‘60s hippie psychedelia and folk through to the singer-songwriter age and progressive and art rock, the proto-heavy metal of the late ‘60s and earlier half of the ‘70s into…

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If you’re a Canadian like me who grew up in the 2000’s (if not, here’s a link to what I’m talking about), you’ll remember a set of commercials by an organization called Concerned Children’s Advertisers that ran on Teletoon all the time. One of them featured a series of young boys indulging themselves in their…

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For some, the debate still persists to this day: ’80s metal or ’90s alternative? Depends what your ears hear, what kind of background, musical or otherwise you come from or simply what generation or what end of Generation X you hail from. For me personally, I’d have to go with the ’80s, though as evidenced…

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You’ve all seen these lists before, so here’s mine. I’ll be going backwards in time from here, making lists for the ’80s, ’70s and ’60s in the coming months. With that said, let’s get into the ’90s! Alice In Chains- Dirt (1992) Where Facelift had been more of a hybrid of G’N’R-style bluesy hard rock,…

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