Post-grunge

Post-Grunge

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Post-grunge is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged in the mid-1990s as a derivative of grunge, using the sounds and aesthetic of grunge, but with a more commercially acceptable tone. This made post-grunge bands like Foo Fighters, Creed and Matchbox Twenty among the most commercially successful rock acts of the later 1990s and early 2000s.

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The death of Kurt Cobain of Nirvana in early 1994, as well as touring problems for Pearl Jam, marked a decline for grunge that year., Allmusic, retrieved 17 January 2010.M. Azerrad, Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991, (Boston: Little Brown and Company, 2001), ISBN 0-316-78753-1, pp. 452–3. Often they worked through the major labels and came to incorporate diverse influences from jangle pop, pop punk, ska revival, alternative metal, or hard rock. The term post-grunge was meant to be pejorative, suggesting that they were simply musically derivative, or a cynical response to an "authentic" rock movement.<ref...
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