Rock Is Having Two Revivals

Kelefa Sanneh of The New York Times profiled the current state of rock ‘n roll’s upsurge in popularity that has had its origins it two areas. There’s been a mainstream revival led by , and the alternative revival has been led by the Strokes. Sanneh writes, “Both bands play guitar-driven rock, but they exist in different universes. is hugely popular and hopelessly unhip.” While of the Strokes, he stated they “epitomize hipster chic: their jeans fit like pantyhose, and their music is calculated to whip residents of New York’s East Village into a frenzy.” has since removed the article.

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