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Old 11-18-2005, 05:51 PM   #1
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'90's bands that just sound dated

Simple question,

Which '90's bands that you used to think highly of, now sound dated in a way that turns you off to them? In other words which bands from that era aren't really timeless after all?

For me, it's the Smashing Pumpkins. I'm going to exclude Siamese Dream because that's their only brilliant album. Everything else they did now sounds dated to me. The personality driving the material on Mellon Collie and the other albums doesn't seem timeless. It belongs to another era. Which makes it seem real quaint in the long run.

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Old 11-18-2005, 06:51 PM   #2
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Well, most of the grunge and post-grunge bands I guess...

But honestly, if you ask me.. I don't mind 90s bands that sound dated cos it's quite possibly my favorite decade ever! the one I grew up with thru those teen years 1991 - 1997

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Old 11-18-2005, 06:51 PM   #3
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Pearl Jam, even their recent works sound to the 90s
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:03 PM   #4
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Blur, especially the Parklife years.
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:12 PM   #5
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Anything grunge really It had the same energy as punk rock but I doubt it will be as endeering.

Nevermind The Bollocks still sounds fresh, while Nevermind doesn't, for me anyway.
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:40 AM   #7
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Loads of early nineties bands have records who scream 'WE'RE EARLY NINETIES'.

Not necessarily a bad thing, mind you.
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Old 11-19-2005, 04:40 PM   #8
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Grunge still rules
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Old 11-19-2005, 09:17 PM   #10
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Old 11-20-2005, 03:28 AM   #11
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the post grunge yarling Vedder-apers.

if that's Creed or Seven Mary Three or any of them.

the orginators of that sound don't sound dated at all
5 of Pearl Jam's 6 albums are just rock and roll, the first one does sound a bit dated, although it's great
Soundgarden still sounds like a hard rock band
Alice in Chains still sounds like a hard rock band

the ones who really sound dated are the Godsmacks and the Days of the New that followed, who were basically emulating a sound that was only unique to specific albums, rather than a groups body of work, much less an original sound anyhow. Even today, the guy from Seether sings like Vedder on Ten, as opposed to what he's done since. Actually he's probably singing like Stapp who's singing like Vedder....anyways that could go on forever. It took almost 20 years for people to get sick of singers trying to emulate Robert Plant and Freddy Mercury. We might have a few more years left before good singers return to mainstream rock and roll (in large part)

also the aggro rap/metal, loud, silent, loud, silent, loud crowd.
with screaming/whining/ and then a repetitive sang/talked chorus plucked right from 'Killing in the Name' ---and now you do what they told ya. Let the bodies hit the floor. Or toss in some Durst.

even a good album from that 'genre' like Deftones sounds severely dated, granted it's less their fault than the slew of clones that came after them.

Some music that is dated is still very good though.
It's not always a bad thing. Usually it meant that it was very unique and important to the time it came out. Burn brighter.
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I could understand someone thinking bands such as the Gin Blossoms (who I still adore), Better than Ezra, Hootie and the Blowfish, Spin Doctors, Refreshments, Tonic all sound dated.

All that music seems so out of place in the "noughties", but I still love it and it brings out the nostalgic sentimentalist in me.

I often struggle to find a genre to put these bands into. I really don't know how to describe the sound that is created.

It's a blend of post-grunge, post-Smiths/Stone Roses and pre-commercial punk.

Good stuff all the same...

It all seems so innocent, and the 90's was indeed an innocent and carefree decade. Posibly the greatest decade in the Twentieth Century, with the only real major blemish being the the Rwandan Genocide of 1994.
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Old 11-20-2005, 02:08 PM   #14
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Stone Temple Pilots - great band but the music is so tied to the 90s that sometimes it's hard for me to listen nowadays.
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