I don’t know on what planet you guys living. But I remember that in 1988 the charts were full of electronic music, same for the whole 90′s,… (people got bored from hairmetal). At least 70% of the charts. Today I see a lot of recycling (90% major label dance crap). These days you can hear (pop)rock fromArctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Balthazar, Franz Ferdinand, Arcade Fire, Trixie Whitley, Recorders, Editors, Miles Kane, Girls in Hawaii, dEUS, Puggy, Black Box Revelation, Sir Yes Sir, Jacco Gardner,… in primetime at major radiostations. Which was unthinkable during the grunge-era and the complete nineties. At least in Belgium/Europe.
No Belgian bands???? How ignorant can you be.
dEUS: Following Sea is missing.
Finally a video for “Don’t Leave Me”. You missed the best video of the past month: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsFfHdqNOWI
What?? no dEUS? Check my BEL20 & Top 50: http://moviesandmusic.tumblr.com/
No, it’s not different. It sounds just dated. Most of the tracks sound like mediocre 90′s dance music.
Drake, Jay-Z and Kanye West,… Are you serious? Hiphop is an underground movement, those mtv gangsta wannabe’s make hiphop to shame. Screaming “nigga” over classic tracks isn’t music.
What? Not mainstream enough? “Video Games” is Top 5 in many European countries. Just didn’t make it to number 1 in most countries, because of the immense success of Gotye featuring Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know”. Seems like Interscope wants to make here the “Lady Gaga” of alter-popmusic, which isn’t a good idea. Majors (especially J. Iovine) need to stay away from the alternative and electronic scene. Katy Perry may have various number 1 hits in the US, but here it was Adele, Gotye, Lykke Li, Agnes Obel,… that dominated the charts. People are getting bored of al that mainstream stuff. Singles of Lady Gaga’s latest album weren’t even played on the major stations over here.