Originally Posted by radman
I think there are long cycles of "rock". It gets overindulged with itself (70s), then the Sex Pistols come along and flatten it.
It builds back up again and gets fat and bloated (80s) ... then grunge comes along.
Perhaps we are due again now? hhhmmm ... maybe overdue.
I think you're on to something there. So what could be next? What could possibly come in to puncture the bloat we have today ... the tortured melisma, competitive compression, autotune and Protools, formulaic writing, the infernal machines, exposed navels ...