UNDERSTANDING GEN X MUSIC
“You don’t know what good music is.” Millenials have come across this statement at one point or another from a Gen X’er. Much like generations in the past, we love the music we grow up with or as one comedia put it, the music that was around when you started having sex. To help better educate on why Gen X’ers are so passionate about their music we decided to put a list together of the music that defined a generation. Now, we understand that this is very debatable and we apologize if anyone is offended by an item on our list or an omission. But, seriously, it’s not that serious.
The nineties was an interesting time in music. From the grunge sound coming out of Seattle with bands like Nirvana, to the hip hop beats from New York and Compton. It was full of raw emotion and bareknuckle sound and lyrics. Grunge music was filled with angst and distorted guitars from bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. Troubled singer Kurt Cobain became a cult hero and inspired an entire generation until his tragic death by suicide in 1994. During the nineties was also the time for a genre people questioned it’s longevity, but has now become the biggest in the world, Hip Hop. Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” and Tribe Called Quest “The Low End Theory” showcased what the new artform could become and was the jumpoff point for generations of hip hop artists to come.
For all millenials looking to understand what your Gen X friend is talking about, here is a list of albums to get you started. Enjoy!