You can not name a single rock band from the last 25 years that is both critically acclaimed and culturally relevant.

You can not name a single rock band from the last 25 years that is both critically acclaimed and culturally relevant. Please note that commercial success is not synonymous with cultural relevance.

R.I.P Rock

Please note:
>The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, The Mars Volta, Franz Ferdinand, The Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, Bloc Party, The Libertines, Blur, Pulp, Suede, and Interpol are not culturally relevant, all of them are fad artists associated with a certain 3-5 year timespan with no real longevity or standing cultural relevancy. You're not going to hear their music being played at a high school dance or have a large number of people sharing them on Facebook and remembering them fondly 20 years from now the way you would a contemporary artist like Drake or Taylor Swift
>Jack White is not a culturally relevant artist. Seven Nation Army may be played at lots of sporting events but having only one culturally relevant track indicates a lack of longevity and thus a lack of cultural relevance as artists.
>Radiohead's praise comes from the fact that they "destroyed" rock music and became a primarily electronic act. Their success is evident of rock's death, not continued relevance.
>Muse, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Tool, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Mumford & Sons, and Red Hot Chili Peppers are not critically acclaimed.
>King Gizzard, The Flaming Lips, Sufjan Stevens, Tame Impala, The National, The Hold Steady, Dinosaur Jr, Deerhunter, Mac DeMarco, Porcupine Tree, Beach House, Ween, Titus Andronicus, Bon Iver, Pixies, Spoon, Pavement and Modest Mouse are far too niche to be considered culturally relevant. This is also true for all metal.
>R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, and U2 have not been critically acclaimed in the last 25 years.
>LCD Soundsystem, MGMT, and Arcade Fire are not rock bands.

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Maneskin

    • 3 months ago
      Soul

      Maroon 5. While NOT making and releasing rock music any more, their live shows still are AT LEAST half made up of their older, more rock material.

      And yes, also Måneskin.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      theyre awful but this is the right answer (also the similarly dogshit 1975)

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      If the band didn’t push woke ideology and degeneracy they wouldn’t be relevant, same with Harry Styles, he was culturally irrelevant when he first went solo, it wasn’t until he started playing “the game” that he was suddenly everywhere.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nice feet, dude.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're mentally ill for saying Tame Impala, Pixies, and Mac DeMarco are 'too niche'. literally Mom music at this point where I live

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Polyphia

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I actually disagree with you about The White Stripes.

    Jack White is actually a culturally relevent musician. No artist really does last in the light that long, except for The Beatles, even then though, it's not as if I listen to Abby Road every day. Even Jimi Hendrix is starting to seem dated and he was "guitar god" at some point in time.

    The White Stripes counts I think and technically did happen within the last 25 years.

    Also Omar Rodriguez pretty much is the reason why tons of people play the guitar a certain way. That dude's guitar playing literally revolutionized the instrument he just never gets that much credit for it. The modern guitar was stained with emo-jazz licks that involve thoughtless pull offs and fast reckless strumming that stems from Omar's hispanic roots.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >No artist really does last in the light that long, except for The Beatles, even then though, it's not as if I listen to Abby Road every day. Even Jimi Hendrix is starting to seem dated and he was "guitar god" at some point in time.
      Hendrix does not sound more dated than the fucking Beatles. holy fuck beatlefags are delusional

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      When did Omar suddenly become good to some people? The guy is a goddamn hack who takes credit based on the slightest contribution and drives out any good band member. Ain't nobody trying to play like Omar since the guy can't even play his own shit. Tell me that last solo in L'via is even listenable; that's Gary Clark Jr level nonsense.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Omar is a really influential guitar player and probably an autodidact. His guitar playing sounds great. Some of it is like Black Flag and some of it is really well thought out. Listen to Eriatarka, or try to play it. It's weird and great.

        Really whether or not you find it good doesn't take away from how influential it is. Listen to Solar Gambling, what the fuck how do you not like Omar???

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I've followed him for years since ATDI and heard all of his side projects like that album he did with John Frusciante and Bosnian Rainbows. Despair was just an hour of static. You can't name one successful band with a guitar player that sounds like Omar and doesn't sound like Yes -- he ain't influential.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're wrong. Tame Impala qualifies.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You’re not wrong, but fortunately “cultural relevance” itself is irrelevant, unless you are actually invested in 21st century social media culture.

      Tame Impala has always sucked

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        highest IQ post in here. there's no such thing as cultural relevancy in an atomized digital world.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Muse
    >not critically acclaimed
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    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      bump

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Well yea you're not saying anythin surpriging here.

    Rock died in the post-grunge era, it became a revivalist jerk-off. Everyone trying to 'sound like' the Stooges, the Stones, Husker Du, Siouxie, the Beatles, MBV, and so on.

    The honest and rebellious attitude of rock has disappeared, making room for this ironic, meta, filtered, retro glow kind of rock.

    Nirvana was the last big rock band and even that was the synthesis of the best that the 80s had, adapted to a 90s audience. Everything after that is just 'style' and ironic circlejerk.

    Today rock is pretty much a nerds' stomping ground. It stopped being mainstream relevant, except for one a song gets included in the soundtrack of a vidya gaey

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Normies and zoomers still love The Strokes and The Arctic Monkeys where I am. I hear the Arctic Monkeys in particular regularly.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good, anything "culturally relevant" eventually gets eaten alive by corporate drones, I enjoy a ton of "niche" bands, get into amazing live shows and listen to great music all day long.
    I don't need Zoomers to put posters of my fav artists on their walls like young people once did for Nirvana or Pink Floyd.
    If you care about that sort of stuff you seriously need to get a life.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >both critically acclaimed and culturally relevan
    Why would I care about that?
    Who is this footslut?

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Arctic Monkeys
    they have been in the limelight since 2004, peaking in 2013

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >so many people responding to obvious bait
    yikes

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      at least it's fairly high effort bait with all of the bands he named

      MCR is definitely critically acclaimed and highly relevant still.

      > This is also true for all metal.
      Everyone knows Slipknot, they've been around since the 90s, and got their critical due with WANYK, which sparked a reexamination of their backlog. Probably the most culturally relevant metal band of the last 25 years.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    good

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Please note that the following rock bands are not rock bands

    Okay. You have 10 seconds to define rock band or I'm backtracing your IP and doing to you things, which perhaps no one has ever done to you.

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Music acts as a whole have limited shelf life even the Beatles were only together for under a decade.

    Oasis was nearly 40 years ago and you're still taking about them and their legacy is huge overseas.

    Are there still school dances figured kids are more interested in fartknight dancing than irl. Also you're under the assumption Facebook will be around in 20 years

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pic source?

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kek at this entire thread
    >You cannot name a single rock band from the last 25 years that is both critically acclaimed and culturally relevant.
    >Here's a list of obvious choices to prove me wrong so I can pre-emptively deny their obvious cultural relevance

    Top kek especially at Jack White, The Strokes and Oasis being "not remembered fondly 20 years from now", as if all of their early albums aren't 20+ years old and aren't fondly remembered as the childhood albums of 80% of millennials

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >both critically acclaimed and culturally relevant.
      you doomed us from the start with your botched premise.
      and quit being a blackpiller.

      >the childhood albums of 80% of millennials
      and zoomers like myself, I remember hearing QoTSA right when they took off when I was 2 and got a mass wave of nostalgia when I heard it again as a teen in the 2010s, I really do regret not being more around music and stuff of the time because I was always afraid as a kid that if I ever played music or was near it, then people would try to get me to sing and I'd be shy.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I remember hearing QoTSA right when they took off when I was 2
        shut the fuck up, no you don't

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          no I won't; yes I do.

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm pretty sure that Tame Impala has a cultural impact, and is critically acclaimed with commercial success. Every single normie knows the less you know the better. The same applies to Arctic Monkeys. You'll see people who do not rock fans but still enjoy them and go to their concerts whenever they can. You just don't like those bands because they're not the rawk with loud guitars and an edgy frontman.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      and plenty of "Classic" acts got shit on hard back then, critics fucking HATED led zeppelin, they were busy jerking off to Van Morrison or Crimson King.
      I know Johnny Rotten famously bought a Pink Floyd shirt and graffitied all over it but I doubt the average Boomer joe even gave much of a shit about Pink Floyd more than the average millennial gives a shit about Kevin Parker, King Gizzard or Portugal. The Man.
      or Greta Van Fleet!

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's mcr
        they might not have been cool in the "hip" music circles but mainstream critics gave them mostly positive reviews especially the black parade which has made multiple best of all time lists and they're getting more positive as the years go by, p4k gave three cheers 8.2
        this is happening to them

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I get remembering taylor swift fondly but
    >drake
    Sitting on the porch with a glass of sweet tea, I croon "say the you a lesbian girl me too" as that good ol drake plays from my bluetooth speaker on a warm summer evening in the year of our lord 2074.

    Drake is actively in the process of memeing himself out of a legacy.

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    thank goodness you didn’t mention animal collective

    because that’s my pick

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Lists a bunch of the biggest music press darlings
    >"Not critically acclaimed"

    Sage this bait thread. Also in answer to your question, The Chats.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Also in answer to your question, The Chats.

      BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAA you cant be serious

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      well they're definitely making waves here down under and exposing lots of pop-leaning normies to punk, but I still wouldn't call them all that culturally relevant. To me it seems they're getting attention for sticking out like a sore thumb, playing a style that's very sparse at the moment, not because of the cultural impact they're making. Just seems like an interesting albeit fleeting moment of rock gaining a ton of traction all of a sudden.

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tell me what 2+2 equals. And You better not say 4

  24. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry but Smashing Pumpkins are still relevant. Their stuff post 2007 or so sucks but you DEFINITELY still seen teenagers wearing their shit and listening to Mellon Collie or Siamese Dream

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      No you don’t. If that was the case they would be one of the most popular artists on Spotify.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This, when I was in college they had a TON of Smashing Pumpkins songs played or shirts worn. Wheel of Fortune just had Mayonaise as a fucking puzzle

      No you don’t. If that was the case they would be one of the most popular artists on Spotify.

      They have close to 10 million monthly listeners, that's pretty fucking massive for a weird alternative act that has made one good song in the past 22 years

  25. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You cannot name a single pop musician from the last quarter century that fits your criteria. Pop music is entirely disposable and who gives a shit now. Kendrick Lamar is not important, Beyonce is not important, your favorite shitty artist or band is not important because it makes derivative and constrained music and probably lacks musicianship, that is: can't sing, can't play and is overly dependent on producers and gimmicks.

  26. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    weeser

  27. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Muh genre purity
    >They dont make music like they used to
    > Le wrong generation :~~*

    Bro no one cares, niche music acts are all that are relevant. You've clearly never interacted with indie chicks who love King Gizzard and that bullshit, and love it when you act like you don't know obscure music.
    You clearly don't get pussy

  28. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    who cares about your writing babble; she cute

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >she cute
      she certainly is.
      post qts and the bands they probably listen to.
      >MCR
      >Paramore even though it clashes w her aesthetic
      >Marilyn Manson but she hides it from her friends for the time being
      >Joy Division (like two songs and nothing else)
      >Pale Waves
      >Boy Harsher
      >Ritual Veil

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        lmao you just described the she/they in my work's #music channel to a t

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Haha, yes.
          >is she single can she send me a jar of her own piss please please respond now tell me

  29. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >ctrl+f "avenged sevenfold"
    >0 results

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      having a song titled Critical Acclaim does not make you critically acclaimed

  30. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Oasis
    >You're not going to hear their music being played at a high school dance or have a large number of people sharing them on Facebook and remembering them fondly 20 years from now
    kek
    KEK

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oasis broke up over 25 years ago.

  31. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    the copes here are insane, which is sad because you made some actually good points in the first half of your spew.

    > [culturally relevant artist] isnt relevant! why? uhh, too niche! doesnt matter that every station between here and timbuktu plays it!

  32. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    every single cookie cutter college aged indie girl listens to Mac Demarco. there is a college north of me where every single student listens to him. every fraternity on the West Coast has a Tame Impala poster inside somewhere.

  33. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Killers

  34. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ghost, they're classic rock like BOC and Boston but they're super popular, won a grammy, went viral, topped charts worldwide and revitalized Arena Rock.They're well on their way to being the next legendary band with how popular they've become, just as Sister Imperator decreed.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'd say you've got critically acclaimed covered, but culturally I'd say they're still not there yet - you go ask your colleague if they've heard the new Ghost track, 9/10 times they'll respond with "Who are Ghost?". Compare that with if they've heard the new Muse song and they're guaranteed to at least know who you're talking about.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Until their last album I'd agree with you, but Impera debuted at number 2 on Billboard Top 200, hit number 1 on Top Rock Albums and Top Album Sales Chart...and that was just in America. They've been on Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and even got their song Hunter's Moon in the movie Halloween Kills. They've been featured in Batman comics, Garbage Pail Kids, Funko Pops, even paid homage in the new Wendell and Wild tv show. If you use Tik Tok or watch Stranger Things, chances are they've crossed your path. They're packing massive venues and they have a hardcore thirsty fanbase who do nothing but write fanfics, make stan fancams and draw art of them.

        If your colleague doesn't know who they are, they don't listen to rock music or aren't online much.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Hah, I'm in this picture somewhere - but yea, no, cultural break-through is not whether one very online demographic knows about a thing.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Oh shit, I didn't realize you were a fellow fan, my bad anon

            Well if you're a big enough fan to go to their concerts and you still don't think they're big enough for big leagues mainstream popularity then I guess they've a ways to grow yet. I've never been to a concert, I've only been able to stan from the internet.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm glad they're doing good. shame they have a tumultuous lineup; I still have drama trauma from getting into them in 2016/17 and then having the members quit and file the lawsuit, shit made me bummed in an already shitty year for me.
          but god bless them and whatever they're all doing now.

  35. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gonna need the sauce

  36. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    the White Stripes were huge for a long time though and had quite a few radio hits. just because they have one that's one of the most popular songs of the decade doesn't mean they're not culturally relevant at all. your average normie has heard "fell in love with a girl" and a few others on the radio

  37. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >you can not name a single rock band from the last 25 years that is both critically acclaimed and culturally relevant. Please note that commercial success is not synonymous with cultural relevance.
    >hurr here is a list of a million arbitrary exceptions because I'm wrong
    you are old and do not know what people are listening to today, twitter not liking your shit taste in music does not mean rock is dead

  38. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    she's got bizarrely short toes

  39. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    lol you are deliriously wrong
    literally all the bands you posted are relevant

    move it to the past 5 to 10 years
    yes, its dead

  40. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fugazi

  41. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Foals?

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