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Objective answers: Who is the best rock band since 1990 to date (welcome sub-ge

  1. Brandon Tart profile image61
    Brandon Tartposted 5 years ago

    Objective answers:  Who is the best rock band since 1990 to date (welcome sub-genres: prog, etc)why?

    Music impacts our lives more so perhaps, than any other art form.  At work, play, parties, driving, walking, sleeping - we love our music!  The only modern music that I LOVE -- is Rock.  Based on musicianship, vocal pitch control, lyricism and live performance - when you take these elements into consideration, who comes out on top amongst every rock band, including sub-genres?  Why do you feel so passionate about your choice?


  2. mcbel profile image74
    mcbelposted 5 years ago

    Unfortunately, the people who will bite on this question first are most likely to be under twenty years old, the generations that Katy Perry and Cee Low Green market towards. As a nineteen year old, I have been heavily influenced by my Dad's taste in music. Lots of Zeppelin, Van Halen, Beastie Boys, all that good stuff.

    With the shift in music interests by the majority of Americans towards heavy bass rap and loud technology based dance music, I'd say the best music from 1990 to now would be something that stays true to the styles of pre-90's music.

    Prior to My Chemical Romance's release of Danger Days, I'd say that they had a sound closer to any old band that I've heard since 2000 (when I was old enough to understand and have an interest in music).

    In my belief, the last band ever universally accepted for making good music (usually, most people just jump on the latest stuff released by the new American Idol), was blink 182. I know there will be people who will say, "You're an idiot for thinking blink-182 is a great band, they're so generic and you're an *******." Not that it is my favorite band, but I believe it's the only band that produced quality music that has been truly, and consistently (key word), accepted since 1990.

    1. Brandon Tart profile image61
      Brandon Tartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Blink 182 has an amazing drummer.  Unfortunately, I never went so far as to make a purchase, but can say that I don't turn the radio station when they come over the waves.  Definitely a keeper!  This is subjective, but I like fans reasonings on music

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    For most of the 90's I was heavily influenced by the music of Soundgarden and Alice In Chains.

    I've not heard anything since those days that inspires me much at all.

    1. Brandon Tart profile image61
      Brandon Tartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      BOTH are 2 of my favorites - LS and CC are both great vocalists, and Matt Cameron nails it all across the board!  Even with Pearl Jam, another great 90's & up band, MC is a genius.  Good selections for many reasons!  Black Hole Sun and Rooster...

    2. mcbel profile image74
      mcbelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My comment above clearly shows a lack of musical attention during the 90's. I hate to say it, but I'm nineteen in one of the worst possible music, movie, economical, etc. times in America. hmm Good call with these two bands.

    3. Brandon Tart profile image61
      Brandon Tartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      mcbel -I did not mean to hide your xtra comment... u r not off, brother...and if u r 19, i commend u 4 doing something with your time other than jerking...
      blink was and is alright!  I'd make some recommendations for listening, but it's not @ me here

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    My favorite band of the 90s was Warrior Soul...very cool, politically charged, punk influenced metal. Unfortunately I seem to be one of the very few who dug them.

  5. Brandon Tart profile image61
    Brandon Tartposted 5 years ago

    Well, since this question is dying off, I will add my band.

    The work above with the hammers is a brain-teasing hint.  I made this sculpture back in 2005. The hammers are painted to resemble the marching hammers from Pink Floyd's, THE WALL.  A movie that I highly recommend.

    However, They were big in the late 60s and 70s and even to this day, they grind away.

    So, it should be, to some extent, obvious who I am referring to.  The image was to steer you all in several directions, but no one bit one it. 

    I follow TOOL.  These guys continue to mature in an upward and outward spiral relative to their beginning.

    On every level, concerning every facet of their musicianship, I consider them the most credible musicians.  BEST, as a word, is a bit strong, so lets just say they work a hell of a lot harder to make an impact, taking as much as 5 years to produce their form.

    Thanks to everyone for answering, and each of your answers were fun to see!

  6. Co-D profile image41
    Co-Dposted 5 years ago

    I would have to say Nirvana. By far one of the most powerful voices of the nineties. Young and old still respect them. And to young buck mcbel blink 182 is a great band, don't listen to the teeny poppers of your age.