Re: A Little bit of Theory
The grand narrative of rock music from twenty years ago onward is a hard thing to pin down.
Recently, there have been many things in pop culture that lack originality, like remakes of movies from decades ago, film adaptations of classical super heroes, etc.
Music might have that same cancerous problem, but there are gems I think. Lady Gaga sure has the originality thing going on(At least with fashion).
So, to put it in a single term that seems more like a good thing than bad, I'd say the grand narrative of 1990-2000 rock is 'Reflection'.
"At the end of the day you just draw pretty pictures on a field and play some rimp ska dimps."