Grunge is More Than Music: Top 5 Music Videos of 90s

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The 90s were one of the most fascinating decades of music to ever grace our ears. Mostly because of how short lived it was, and how much it managed to accomplish in that short period of time. Now, grunge is a term reserved for tumblr girls who wear upside down crosses and have dip-dye hair. This fact is quite sickening. Grunge, as a musical genre, influenced all aspects of pop culture – and the video making that came along with this radically different genre was equally magnificent.
Grunge is More Than Music: Top 5 Music Videos of 90s

5Criminal – Fiona Apple (Mark Romanek)

It is all her fault that the “grunge” tag on tumblr is filled with girls with smudged makeup in various stages of undress, and Instagram pictures of creepy stuffed animals. However, that does not detract from the sheer power that Fiona Apple puts forth in the video for Criminal. Warped, untouchable sex appeal, mixed with the dystopia of the song, makes you depressed and aroused at the same time. It’s hard not feel like American Apparel blatantly ripped Romanek and Apple off in every single ad campaign they ever did. But you can understand why. The voyeuristic appeal of Apple’s sexuality as illustrated by the video only makes her vocal prowess that more impressive.

There is a reason that the 90s are one of the most talked about decades in musical history. The juxtaposition of the political and socio-economic climate in contrast to the synthetic pop culture left over by the 80s made for the perfect catalyst for something new – and grunge came in and shook the world. These five videos accompanied some of the most ground breaking songs of that decade. It proved that grunge wasn’t just a change in music, but it a change in art, and as such a change in culture.


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