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1st May '16 5:23:54 AM aye_amber
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* Music/TheloniousMonk: Best known not for his beard, his odd onstage antics, or his collection of unusual hats, but for his idiosyncratic style of playing -- you have to be a really good musician to play that haphazardly and still make it come out ''exactly right''. Check out ''Music/BrilliantCorners''.

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* Music/TheloniousMonk: ''Thelonious Monk:'' Best known not for his beard, his odd onstage antics, or his collection of unusual hats, but for his idiosyncratic style of playing -- you have to be a really good musician to play that haphazardly and still make it come out ''exactly right''. Check out ''Music/BrilliantCorners''.
29th Apr '16 11:06:47 AM UltimateLazer
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* Music/{{Issues}} is noted for being among the first bands to combine HeavyMetal with [[{{Pop}} Top 40 music]]. They're also responsible for popularizing the [[NuMetal nu]]-{{metalcore}} trend that's gained a fair bit of popularity in the '10s. In fact, they're seen as one of the contributing bands for the supposed 2010s [[GenreRelaunch revival]] of the former.


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* Music/{{Issues}} is noted for being among the first bands to combine HeavyMetal with [[{{Pop}} Top 40 music]]. They're also responsible for popularizing the [[NuMetal nu]]-{{metalcore}} trend that's gained a fair bit of popularity in the '10s. In fact, they're seen as one of the contributing bands for the supposed 2010s [[GenreRelaunch revival]] of the former.
* Music/{{Skrillex}} didn't create {{Dubstep}}, but [[GenrePopularizer popularized]] and [[TropeCodifier codified]] it so much that the [[PublicMediumIgnorance general public thinks he did]]. The genre he popularized would become a defining genre for the start of the 2010s, and even after dubstep fell off the map, he still remained one of the most iconic figures in EDM.
29th Apr '16 10:44:13 AM UltimateLazer
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* The "Holy Trinity" of MelodicDeathMetal, comprise of Music/InFlames, AtTheGates and DarkTranquillity, are resonsible for consolidating and popularising the genre, blending the harsh sound of death metal with the more melodic sound of the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal. The later output of grindcore/death metal band Carcass is generally recognised as the UrExample of this style, and, depending on where you draw the line, may be seen as the TropeMaker to the trinity's TropeCodifier.

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* The "Holy Trinity" of MelodicDeathMetal, comprise of Music/InFlames, AtTheGates and DarkTranquillity, are resonsible responsible for consolidating and popularising the genre, blending the harsh sound of death metal with the more melodic sound of the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal. The later output of grindcore/death metal band Carcass is generally recognised as the UrExample of this style, and, depending on where you draw the line, may be seen as the TropeMaker to the trinity's TropeCodifier.


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* Music/{{Issues}} is noted for being among the first bands to combine HeavyMetal with [[{{Pop}} Top 40 music]]. They're also responsible for popularizing the [[NuMetal nu]]-{{metalcore}} trend that's gained a fair bit of popularity in the '10s. In fact, they're seen as one of the contributing bands for the supposed 2010s [[GenreRelaunch revival]] of the former.
28th Apr '16 7:41:10 AM aye_amber
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* KingCrimson, whose guitarist, Robert Fripp, is one of the most influential people on Alternative music of all time, are notable for having done everything in their career. Examples include an anthemic song that they refused to play, shouting at audience members for being too loud, releasing a Prog Rock album, a jazz album, and a metal album, a new-age album, an invisible album, and an acoustic album within ten years, and publicly stating that they don't give a rat's ass about their public image.

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* KingCrimson, Music/KingCrimson, whose guitarist, Robert Fripp, is one of the most influential people on Alternative music of all time, are notable for having done everything in their career. Examples include an anthemic song that they refused to play, shouting at audience members for being too loud, releasing a Prog Rock album, a jazz album, and a metal album, a new-age album, an invisible album, and an acoustic album within ten years, and publicly stating that they don't give a rat's ass about their public image.
27th Apr '16 9:45:43 AM wyattte
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* How about credit to Music/RageAgainstTheMachine for bringing politically agitating music back into the mainstream? Most notoriously for their protest concert outside the 2000 Democratic National Convention, but also acts like their video "Sleep Now in the Fire" outside the New York Stock Exchange, their involvement in the protest concerts against the 2008 Republican National Convention, their attempts to hang inverted American flags on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' in protest of Steve Forbes and numerous other moments. But you're probably wondering about the music: Rage built upon the influences of 1970s funk, hip hop, and heavy metal, to create a fresh fusion of styles that ''heavily'' influenced the metal scene of the 1990s, and by the time they had three albums under their belt, there were Rage-imitators all over the airwaves.

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* How about credit to Music/RageAgainstTheMachine for bringing politically agitating music back into the mainstream? Most notoriously for their protest concert outside the 2000 Democratic National Convention, but also acts like their video "Sleep Now in the Fire" outside the New York Stock Exchange, their involvement in the protest concerts against the 2008 Republican National Convention, their attempts to hang inverted American flags on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' in protest of Steve Forbes and numerous other moments. But you're probably wondering about the music: Rage built upon the influences of 1970s funk, hip hop, and heavy metal, to create a fresh fusion of styles that ''heavily'' influenced the metal scene of the 1990s, and by the time they had three albums under their belt, there were Rage-imitators all over the airwaves. Also notable for Tom Morello, the band's strikingly innovative guitar player.
* Music/CannibalCorpse. The TropeCodifier for DeathMetal, brutal death metal, and {{Gorn}} as it pertains to heavy metal music. You can bet that any given song has a significant body count, and as a result they've earned the wrath of many MoralGuardians (such as being banned from Australia for a decade).
29th Feb '16 12:29:36 PM EliasQFuntybunt
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* Music/HotChip are a British group fusing indie/alternative rock sensibilities with house, R&B and electronica influences, taking them somewhere close to Chromeo via LCD Soundsystem and Basement Jaxx... and, as that might imply, extremely hard to pin down as they tend to experiment a fair bit. Their first album, ''Coming On Strong'' was [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth amateurish]], [[Minimalism minimalist]] electronica (to the point of, at times, sounding almost unfinished), which their second release ''The Warning'' expanded upon with the addition of more instrumentation. This was followed up by ''Made In The Dark'' and its hooky yet experimental synthpop, ''One Life Stand'' (downbeat and serious electronica/dance songs [[ConceptAlbum based around the general theme of love and companionship]]), ''In Our Heads'' (similar to One Life Stand but even more serious and with more obvious influences from 80s synthpop) and their latest ''Why Make Sense?'', consisting of pared-back synth-pop R&B/funk numbers.

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* Music/HotChip are a British group fusing indie/alternative rock sensibilities with house, R&B and electronica influences, taking them somewhere close to Chromeo via LCD Soundsystem and Basement Jaxx... and, as that might imply, extremely hard to pin down as they tend to experiment a fair bit. Their first album, ''Coming On Strong'' was [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth amateurish]], [[Minimalism [[{{Minimalism}} minimalist]] electronica (to the point of, at times, sounding almost unfinished), which their second release ''The Warning'' expanded upon with the addition of more instrumentation. This was followed up by ''Made In The Dark'' and its hooky yet experimental synthpop, ''One Life Stand'' (downbeat and serious electronica/dance songs [[ConceptAlbum based around the general theme of love and companionship]]), ''In Our Heads'' (similar to One Life Stand but even more serious and with more obvious influences from 80s synthpop) and their latest ''Why Make Sense?'', consisting of pared-back synth-pop R&B/funk numbers.
29th Feb '16 12:29:08 PM EliasQFuntybunt
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* Music/HotChip are a British group fusing indie/alternative rock sensibilities with house, R&B and electronica influences, taking them somewhere close to Chromeo via LCD Soundsystem and Basement Jaxx... and, as that might imply, extremely hard to pin down as they tend to experiment a fair bit. Their first album, ''Coming On Strong'' was [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth amateurish]], [[Minimalism minimalist]] electronica (to the point of, at times, sounding almost unfinished), which their second release ''The Warning'' expanded upon with the addition of more instrumentation. This was followed up by ''Made In The Dark'' and its hooky yet experimental synthpop, ''One Life Stand'' (downbeat and serious electronica/dance songs [[ConceptAlbum based around the general theme of love and companionship]]), ''In Our Heads'' (similar to One Life Stand but even more serious and with more obvious influences from 80s synthpop) and their latest ''Why Make Sense?'', consisting of pared-back synth-pop R&B/funk numbers.
20th Feb '16 7:06:55 PM wyattte
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* The Guess Who! Elder statesmen of Canadian rock music, heavily indebted to rhythm & blues and soul music, responsible for a ton of radio classics that are still in constant rotation today, and the beginning of the careers of Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman (the latter of whom would later form Bachman-Turner Overdrive).


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** Of course, if ever there was a ''true'' American version of Queen, Music/{{Styx}} would be a candidate. Fronted (during their peak years) by high-voiced keyboard virtuoso Dennis [=DeYoung=], Styx were progressive rock gods, prone to huge rock operas, epic power ballads, musical theatre and concept albums, and tethered it all with some solid HardRock chops. Proof that you could be arty and still be a mainstream success.


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* Music/MyChemicalRomance, fronted by 2000s emo icon Gerard Way. They transcended their PopPunk roots in grand fashion, invoked the theatricality of bands like Music/{{Styx}} and Music/{{Queen}} as well as movie soundtracks, and, alongside Green Day, are one of the last flag-carriers of Album Oriented Rock before the overall decline of rock music in the 2010s.
7th Feb '16 7:44:22 PM nombretomado
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* Music/PearlJam was at the time even bigger than Nirvana, their debut ''Music/TenAlbum'' outselling ''Nevermind'' ten-times. They had a grunge sound with a strong influence from classic rock, for example playing with Neil Young. They were also one of the few bands not to die out by the end of the "grunge era".

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* Music/PearlJam was at the time even bigger than Nirvana, their debut ''Music/TenAlbum'' ''{{Music/Ten}}'' outselling ''Nevermind'' ten-times. They had a grunge sound with a strong influence from classic rock, for example playing with Neil Young. They were also one of the few bands not to die out by the end of the "grunge era".
6th Feb '16 12:47:26 PM Freshmeat
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* Music/{{X}}, also up there with establishing the L.A. scene for punk rock, and whose blending of punk aggression and old rockabilly elements proved to be pretty influential in their own right. Their MagnumOpus debut album, ''Los Angeles,'' was produced by no less than Music/TheDoors' Ray Manzarek.

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* Music/{{X}}, also up there with establishing the L.A. scene for punk rock, and whose blending of punk aggression and old rockabilly elements proved to be pretty influential in their own right. Their MagnumOpus debut album, ''Los Angeles,'' was produced by no less than Music/TheDoors' Ray Manzarek.
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