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|Turning into that guy|
You'd think that with the situation in the world we'd get more moody alternative rock. Instead we're lulled to sleep with shoegaze, indie folk and black metal, Bandcamp is full of Nirvana ripoffs, and Billy Corgan has clearly lost his marbles. I'm turning into that guy, you know, the one who insists rock is dead. I'd rather not.
This is my top 5 for 2021. Got a rec?
Sweep It Into Space
J and Co. are tune-making machines, that's a constant that I hope is never going to change.
Working with God
Melvins finally got their shit together by shedding the prog influence and just being catchy and heavy.
Wild Type Droid
Further into space with each new album, but the hooks are still there.
A beacon of light in the sea of overpolished buttrock.
This is more country than rock at this point, but if anyone can make country sound appealing, it's Jerry.
|Sadly, a few of these bands have a spot in my heart (3 and 4, and 5 with AIC) - but it’s Dad rock now!|
|Yeah, kids nowadays are into those hip new Beatles and Led Zeppelins, whatever the hell they are.|
|Erra - Erra|
|michael jackson - thriller|
|Erra - Erra (2)|
|Tame impala - Innerspeaker|
|how have you not complained about overlords maneskin taking over the world with a sound that is like 20 years old?|
|Have you checked out Frost* - Day and Age? Definitely some prog rock vibes in the production, but the record is quite focused and I feel it matches your desired description of "moody alternative rock" that also doesn't fall under an umbrella of ripoff bands much more. Think it'd be worth a shot!|
Re: rock being dead, I rather think that rock is evolving and expanding. Rock has been killing it, but it's doesn't sound strictly abide by the definition of rock as defined a decade ago. I love that though.
I'll check them out, thanks.
I too think that rock is still evolving, it's just that this year has been a real slump. Although we can probably blame the pandemic for some of that.
Heard of Maneskin before, but only now made an effort to actually listen to them. Honestly, not the worst thing out there, even if it's not my thing. They're fun at the very least.
|You're not that guy, pal. |
|who gives af about rock when you have metal|
Listening to it right now, rather shoegazey but might work, thanks.
I sure hope so
|Get into Godcaster|
they're good art punk stuff with wacky guitars and a strong frontman
Godcaster - Long Haired Locusts (2020)
Godcaster - Saltergasp [EP] (2021)
|moody alternative? maybe the geese album from this year?|
|Rec me the bandcamp Nirvana ripoffs pls lol|