Wolf Alice Instigates Grunge Revival from Across the Pond

The returning trends of Doc Martens, choker necklaces, oversized flannels and crop tops have us wondering what decade it is — but fashion isn’t the only area that ’90s grunge is making a comeback.

Grunge is experiencing a resurgence in music as well, but not in the way you might think. For a male-dominated genre known as the “Seattle Sound,” you wouldn’t expect a female-fronted British band to take on grunge’s revival. Enter Wolf Alice.

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Listen Up: Pop Music with a Message

When it comes to pop music, we all have our guilty pleasures (tip of the glitter-filled hat to Kesha). Those are the ones you shamefully listen to only with headphones, unless you’re drunk – then you’re suddenly belting out every memorized lyric between proclamations about how they’re your spirit animal. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything.

But I feel those guilty pleasure artists have given all of pop music a bad name. I’m the last person to jump to the defense of pop music, but it is worth noting that there are some artists out there making pop music with a message beyond party jams and sappy love songs.

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Love Trumps Hate: The 1975’s “Loving Someone” is the Song the World Needs Now

Fair warning to those who have grown accustomed to my usual quippy posts — I haven’t been in the most quippy mood as of late.

To say tensions have been high since Tuesday’s election results is an understatement. My stomach sank as I watched the U.S. map slowly turn red state by state. I couldn’t even bring myself to wait for the announcement that Donald Trump was our country’s new president-elect. Continue reading “Love Trumps Hate: The 1975’s “Loving Someone” is the Song the World Needs Now”