stylistic origins: Grunge, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
cultural origins: Early 1990s, Florida, Ontario, Southern California, Seattle, Georgia
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Post-Grunge

stylistic origins: Grunge, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
cultural origins: Early 1990s, Florida, Ontario, Southern California, Seattle, Georgia

Post-grunge is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged in the early 1990s as a derivative of grunge music. Generally, bands labelled as such are rock bands that are influenced by grunge. Their music may often incorporate the distorted guitar, angst-filled lyrics and "loud-quiet" dynamics of grunge, but produced in a radio-friendly and commercial way.

The first huge post-grunge albums were “Sixteen Stone” by British band Bush and Live's “Throwing Copper”. Bands such as Collective Soul, Silverchair and Candlebox were soon to follow.

By 1994, post-grunge, along with alternative rock in general, had overtaken grunge as the main rock format in America while in Britain, Brit pop (Britain's alternative rock scene) was becoming massively popular. However, by the end of the millennium, with disappointing follow-ups by most post-grunge artists, only a few bands like Creed maintained continued commercial success. Many bands that survived had evolved, most notably Dave Grohl's post-Nirvana outfit and Foo Fighters, whose first two albums fit in with the rest of the post-grunge pack.

Today there are a number of post 1990s bands still thriving commercially in this genre, most notably Nickelback, Breaking Benjamin, Theory Of A Deadman, Three Days Grace, Rev Theory and 3 Doors Down.

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