Top Ten Slacker Rock Acts of all Time
To some ‘slacker rock’ is a derogatory term for the cluster of college rock bands that came out of America in the late 80’s / early 90’s – to me it’s a term too often ignored, and a genre too often forgotten.
So who are Slacker Shack’s, Top Ten Slacker Rock Acts of all Time? These:
2. Guided by Voices
4. Modest Mouse
6. Built to Spill
7. Silver Jews
8. Dinosaur Jr
9. Neutral Milk Hotel
10. Swearing at Motorists
I don’t consider Sonic Youth to be slacker rock, for those wondering why they’ve been omitted. They’re a bit too avant-garde and droney for this list.
So why, slacker rock? Well, it’s not because these acts slack-out of producing lots of quality music. It’s all about a looseness and a slack-eyed way of looking at things. Off kilter lyrics, loose guitar playing and quirky sounds all unite these artists and between them they’ve produced some of the greatest music of the last 30 years – FACT.
Here’s a stone cold slacker rock classic from Pavement’s, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain album:-
(MP3) Pavement – Gold Soundz
Note – a few years since writing this I’ve followed it up with a Top Ten new ‘Slacker Rock’ acts – check it out here and send me your thoughts…