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10 iconic alternative albums that deserve to be certified RIAA gold
10 iconic alternative albums that deserve to be certified RIAA gold
We've already established that there are some surprises that come with RIAA certifications. That said, there's nothing more troubling than realizing that some of the most iconic alternative albums have never been certified gold. It's not particularly surprising that there are some discrepancies between an album's generalized reception and its certification standing. Aft...
10 collabs from the 2000s that were so good, we wish they’d happen again
10 collabs from the 2000s that were so good, we wish they’d happen again
Is there anything more exciting than a good song collaboration? Given all the hype generated by guest appearances such as Travis Barker and phem on Tyler Posey's debut solo single, we can't imagine so. While 2020 was undoubtedly a year for collaborations, that's not to say such joint efforts went unappreciated in the past. In ...
10 bands you might not have discovered without Pete Wentz
10 bands you might not have discovered without Pete Wentz
Pete Wentz was one of the most prolific artists to emerge from the 2000s alternative scene. But did you know that he also catalyzed the meteoric rise of a number of our favorite bands? The Fall Out Boy bassist launched his Fueled By Ramen imprint, Decaydance Records, in 2005 and quickly started accumulating a roster of soon-to-be icons. Though rebranded in 2014 as ...
19 scene albums from 2008 you’re probably still blasting in your car
19 scene albums from 2008 you’re probably still blasting in your car
As legendary bands in the scene continued to mature musically and grow away from the genres that they became known for, newly established musicians were creating blends that sparked new categories for scene music. In 2008, Fall Out Boy released their last album before their hiatus, and I Set My Friends On Fire popularized crunkcore...
20 scene albums from 2007 that are probably still stuck in your head
20 scene albums from 2007 that are probably still stuck in your head
In 2007, the scene was rocking harder and louder than anyone could have imagined. Myspace favorites such as Fall Out Boy and Paramore were crafting their emo sounds into unforgettable albums that established them as legends. While staying true to their roots in emo and punk, scene music introduced synthesizers and screamo elements to create the newest sound for the genre...
17 scene albums from 2006 you probably still listen to daily
17 scene albums from 2006 you probably still listen to daily
By 2006, scene culture had grown roots in every mainstream area possible. Myspace took over as the primary mode of social media communication, and bands spread like wildfire once they uploaded music. It was a whirlwind year, as music became more accessible to a larger group of people, Hot Topic brightened its lights and studded belts were an essential accessory...

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