College rock

College rock was a term used in the United States to describe 1980s alternative rock before the term “alternative” came into common usage. So named because it was primarily played on campus radio stations, these bands combined the experimentation of post-punk and New Wave with a more melodic pop style and an underground sensibility. Edit this Artist photo: Depeche Mode

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  • amilee

    No, the question is: is Argamocrypt the biggest faggot on, or the biggest faggot ever?

    July 2013
  • Angelight2012

    Glad to see that Vampire Weekend isnt here

    March 2012
  • venenumest

    The 80s "classic rock". Both being unbearable terms, this one for: new wave, jangle pop, neo-psychedelia, post-punk and... well, ok, I know, overclassification is potentially annoying, but...

    January 2012
  • jesse6669

    Always good to respond to generalizations with more generalizations, incredible, jfon605

    October 2011
  • jfon605

    The people calling this "horrible" must be devoted fans of MeTaL and Hard Rawk. Or they are youngsters who don't even understand what this is (none of the naysayers here are old enough to remember the 80s).

    September 2011
  • lincolnp75

    weezer is definitely college rock. one of the reasons i can't stand them.

    June 2011
  • selitskas

    It's horrible, indeed.

    March 2011
  • Raccoonology

    how is this horrible music? the replacements, r.e.m., the smiths, elvis fucking costello. this music is golden

    September 2010
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