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Music in the 1990s – Introduction

Madchester, Grunge, Indie, Rave, House, Boy Bands, Techno, Lo-Fi, Heavy Metal and the Brit Pop movement that spawned a thousand “next big things”.

Following the success of Nirvana‘s Nevermind LP, major labels swooped on Seattle signing any band in sight that had guitars and flannel shirts – and it seemed that every time Kurt Cobain praised an indie band in an interview, said band were immediately offered a multi-album deal.

As with all industry feeding frenzies, the mediocre signings far out-weighed the great ones.