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4 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

The little grunge I ever bothered with has kind of a depressed vibe going on. Not in a doom or DSBM way that I could dig it just seemed mopey. That notion kind of stuck with me and whilst it may be an unfair judgement I honestly don't care enough to explore the genre further. It does nothing for me at all.

It's hard to generalise about grunge, because it didn't rise up as a genre - the media/industry just lumped a bunch of bands with any similarity to Nirvana together.

But on balance I'd say that grunge expressed angstyness at least as much as it did mopeyness, because of the aforementioned punk influence. Nirvana saw themselves as a punk band when they started out.

For me, it all had a refreshing sense of rebellion about it. And freedom. And spunk. 

But each to their own and all that.

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Tubeway Army - Replicas

Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Gold und Liebe

Laibach - Nova Akropola

Osamu Kitajima - Benzaiten

Hedningarna - Kaksi (& Trä)

Al Di Meola - Electric Rendezvous

Pretty much anything by Frank Zappa + a ton of other stuff that I could spend the rest of the day writing down, except that it would bore the living shit out of everybody, myself included. What can I say? I'm just a lover of good music.

 

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