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Did 1997 contain the worst two weeks in music history?

Original story at avclub.com• 8 mentions • 2 months ago

avclub.com 2 months ago

 
Sean O’Neal: In the topic of “Worst Music Year,” 1997 is a frequent contender. Some of this can be attributed to distaste for a single genre—boy bands and the Spice Girls, mostly, whose dominance was complete anathema to anyone who’d spend the earlier part of the decade convinced the alt-rock “revolution” was anything but a passing fad. But even those who still clung to the idea that real music was made by earnest dudes yarling over distorted guitars were seeing diminishing returns in ’97; it’s a little hard to make that argument when the major torchbearers are second-tier Seattle clones ...
 
 
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14 Aug
David Murrieta @davmurrieta
Did 1997 contain the worst two weeks in music history? https://t.co/zI2agnlpxl ¿Qué opinas @emilyburning?
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10 Aug
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10 Aug
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09 Aug
John Yandziak @jyandziak
Did 1997 contain the worst two weeks in music history? https://t.co/7t6IOFXBLt via @TheAVClub
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09 Aug
Rob Weychert @robweychert
“[…] like a frat bro dripping his ultimate-frisbee ball sweat into your futon.” https://t.co/sn1bZgOJpP