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On 08/17/2013 08:04 PM, Brent Busby wrote:
>> feel more and more that art doesn't exist without a subculture, and
> music after grunge is that it has no name, no statement, no people, no
> happened before, and is probably the best argument that rock music has
> (I wasn't much of a fan of grunge, so I'm not defending it as some sort=
> of golden age -- just acknowledging that it was a real rock movement,
There have been pop music sub-cultures after grunge, like postrock,
mathrock and emo for example. Especially emo was a very big subculture
with quite some influence on contemporary music and even fashion since
it was the emo kids that started wearing skinny jeans and shirts, had
their hair like Justin Bieber when he was still in his diapers, boosted
the sales of classic Vans shoes and made the so-called 'sleeve' popular
(fully tattood arm). Besides their own clothing code they also had their
own dance (anyone recall violent dancing?). But postrock and mathrock
and all of its sub-genres (like jazzcore, what's in a name) are indeed
genres that are like jazz. So I'd say emo was the last prevalent style
movement that didn't co-op a look or feel from the past.
>> Many western classical composers in the early twentieth century argued=
>> for "music for its own sake" -- music that captures a glimpse of the
> this time, music and art is strangely silent about it all. One would
But making political statements doesn't go well with individualism. A
lot of artists barely make statements, they only make music centered
around themselves. I think this tendency also contributes to the fact
that no new exciting genres pop up anymore. Artists are so busy with
themselves that they barely care about what others are doing.
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