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15 music videos that contributed to the uniqueness of the ‘80s

The 1980s were the big bang of music videos—a cosmic explosion of creativity, technology and straight-up weirdness.  With the launch of MTV in 1981, some...
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10 emerging Scottish bands who are innovating alternative music

Between the likes of Snow Patrol, Biffy Clyro and beyond, Scotland set some solid roots in the '90s mainstream alternative explosion. Don't mistake its prominence in the music scene as...
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10 alternative artists who gave iconic ’80s classics a modern update

We're well aware that there's a bit of an '80s renaissance going on in pop culture. From soundtracking shows to influencing alternative artists with synth-pop and...
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10 albums from the ’90s that pushed the feminist movement to new heights

It's a bit sad that feminism and music go so perfectly hand in hand. The movement shouldn't have to be twisted into a countercultural...
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10 modern alternative artists who are channeling the sound of the ’80s

The ’80s feel like a lifetime away, and for many in the scene, they actually are (yikes). The good news is the decade has...
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10 alternative artists who embraced electronica for a whole new sound

The incorporation of electronic sounds into alternative music is hardly a new phenomenon. In the mid-2000s, bands such as Cobra Starship and 3OH!3 made...

Courier Club bring post-punk, new wave vibes on “It Takes Time”–listen

Today AltPress is premiering "It Takes Time," the new track from Philadelphia-based post-punk outfit Courier Club. Although it's not as dark as most bands...
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The Cars founder Ric Ocasek was more than just your parents’ nostalgia

In his roles as vocalist/guitarist/chief songwriter of iconic American new-wave group the Cars, Ric Ocasek brought pop hooks, futuristic sheen and firepower to an...