Edna Gundersen of USA Today reports that grunge is making a comeback with new releases from Pearl Jam and a new Nirvana track surfacing, and climbing the charts. “After five to 10 years of synth bands, it was a shock to hear a modern-rock act that rocked,” says Airplay Monitor editor Sean Ross. “Because rap-rock has faded just a little and because more straight-ahead harder stuff like Nickelback is moving into the void, we were already seeing the return of 1993. It’s interesting that Nirvana, not known for power ballads, had something in its outtakes that sounds a lot like what’s on radio this year.” Read more.
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