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Rock is dead

...or just needs a good kick in the pants.

I've been reading some rock and metal bbs's recently and one thing is painfully obvious. The scene as it stands is suffering real bad from an every-band-sounds-the-same syndrome. Maybe it's because I'm getting older and I'm listening to a much wider variety of tunes these days, but... I don't think that's it.

See Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks. The top ten as of the writing are as follows: Staind, Seether, Nickelback, Audioslave, Disturbed, Crossfade, Foo Fighters, Trapt, System of a Down and Shinedown.

The only band I hadn't heard of was Crossfade, but I guess I wasn't missing much. All they sound like is a bad imitation of Foo Fighters, but that's just my opinion.

All the bands on the top ten have one thing in common: They've been around for a while. That's it.

Think about that.

This is the best the mainstream has to offer?

I think we can do a whole lot better.

Hopefully in the next year we'll see some fresh stuff, because the stuff out there right now is as stale as yesterday's bread.

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