- I hope so.
- I hope not.
Most Helpful Guy
I don't think it stopped being "mainstream", but the quality has dropped significantly for the most part. Turn on your local rock station, and it will mostly be awful metalcore, buttrock bands people forgot ten years ago, and the occasional grunge, hair metal, or classic rock stuff. I don't even know good any good rock bands that started recently; most that I listen to started in the 90s or earlier.
I think rock has branched off into the bastardized genres that combined metal/hardcore and ruined them both, and the pussy indie shit from nerds running around in corduroy sweaters. If rock's gonna come back, we need bands that go back to the basics: awesome riffs, good lyrics, and actual rock vocals (not faggy emo screeching or hipster whining) a la Robert Plant or Chris Cornell. Someone posted that rock isn't experimental enough, but I'd say it's the opposite. Too many bands are trying to djent, electrify, or in other forms ruin their sound. No more turntables, drop F tunings, and undistorted guitars with cutesy effects. If rock is to come back, we need true rock bands that bring back the sound that made it great - not fucking Five Finger Death Punch or Halestorm.
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Most Helpful Girl
i love rock music, not much into current trend- techno music
hopefully they will be "in" again