The truth is that I feel little nostalgia for ’90s grunge, and almost no connection to the version of myself that once felt part of the Alternative Nation. I once believed that the rise of so-called alternative music in the early ’90s was the greatest thing to happen in my lifetime—world-changing, no less—but now this notion seems almost too embarrassing to admit in print.
I can’t find a single person from my generation who will admit to still listening to grunde… ok, except Nirvana and Stone Temple Pilots.
On the other hand, people have no shame about liking old school hiphop.
Same generation of music, very different outcome.