postgrunge

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postgrunge (uncountable)

  1. A 1990s subgenre of alternative rock, utilizing the sounds and aesthetic of grunge, but with a more commercially acceptable sound.
    • 1999, Simon Reynolds, Generation ecstasy: into the world of techno and rave culture
      Although the "Electronica Revolution" has been hailed in the US media as the long-overdue arrival of techno to America, it's readily apparent that the British invaders have met the postgrunge audience halfway.
    • 2006, Lynn Viehl, Dark need
      "Aren't you a little young for that? What happened to grunge and punk?" "It's postgrunge now. I think punk is buried next to disco."
    • 2009, Barry Mazor, Meeting Jimmie Rodgers
      A similar impulse lay behind the alternative country idiom that established itself in the mid-'90s, with a historical knowingness and postgrunge sensibility...