Best of Rock Music 2017

Best of Rock Music 2017

 

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Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States.[1][2] It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, itself heavily influenced by blues, rhythm and blues and country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical sources.

Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass guitar and drums. Typically, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse-chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political in emphasis.

By the late 1960s, referred to as the "golden age"[3][dubious ] or "classic rock"[1] period, a number of distinct rock music subgenres had emerged, including hybrids like blues rock, folk rock, country rock, raga rock, and jazz-rock, many of which contributed to the development of psychedelic rock, which was influenced by the countercultural psychedelic scene. New genres that emerged from this scene included progressive rock, which extended the artistic elements; glam rock, which highlighted showmanship and visual style; and the diverse and enduring subgenre of heavy metal, which emphasized volume, power, and speed. In the second half of the 1970s, punk rock reacted against the perceived overblown, inauthentic and overly mainstream aspects of these genres to produce a stripped-down, energetic form of music valuing raw expression and often lyrically characterised by social and political critiques. Punk was an influence into the 1980s on the subsequent development of other subgenres, including new wave, post-punk and eventually the alternative rock movement. From the 1990s alternative rock began to dominate rock music and break through into the mainstream in the form of grunge, Britpop, and indie rock. Further fusion subgenres have since emerged, including pop punk, rap rock, and rap metal, as well as conscious attempts to revisit rock's history, including the garage rock/post-punk and synthpop revivals at the beginning of the new millennium.

Rock music has also embodied and served as the vehicle for cultural and social movements, leading to major sub-cultures including mods and rockers in the UK and the hippie counterculture that spread out from San Francisco in the US in the 1960s. Similarly, 1970s punk culture spawned the visually distinctive goth and emo subcultures. Inheriting the folk tradition of the protest song, rock music has been associated with political activism as well as changes in social attitudes to race, sex and drug use, and is often seen as an expression of youth revolt against adult consumerism and conformity.

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Ambitions
 
Ambitions is the eighth full-length album by the Japanese band, ONE OK ROCK. It will be released on January 11, 2017 for the Japanese version album under a Japanese label A-Sketch and on January 13, 2017 for the English version album under an American label Fueled by Ramen.
Oczy Mlody
 
Oczy Mlody (Polish: "eyes (of the) young", pronounced "otshee mwodee") is the fourteenth studio album by experimental rock band The Flaming Lips, released on January 13, 2017, on Warner Bros in the US and Bella Union in the UK.
In the Passing Light of Day
 
In the Passing Light of Day is the tenth studio album by Swedish band Pain of Salvation and will be released on 13 January 2017 by InsideOut.
Vessels
 
Vessels is the upcoming second studio album by American rock band Starset, and is scheduled to be released on January 20, 2017 through Razor & Tie.

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Spotlight Artists2

Top Albums by Spotlight Artists4

Top Songs by Spotlight Artists4

Albums Released This Month19

Artists with New Releases this Month20

Albums Released this Year29

Artists with New Releases this Year30

Chart-Topping Artists32

Chart-Topping Albums18

Chart-Topping Songs18

#1 Radio Songs8

Top iTunes Songs10

Best Reviewed Albums5

Best Reviewed Artists5

Award Winners7

Up & Coming Artists6

Top Albums by Up & Coming Artists4

Top Songs by Up & Coming Artists2

Artists on Tour79

Popular Music Festivals49

Popular Record Labels20

Videos731

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles103

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Featured Tracks34

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles7

Black Stone Cherry Announces Summer 2017 US Tour
  –  March 2, 2017
It's been a while since we've set out on a coast-to-coast US headline tour and we expect this to be the best yet! We are a LIVE band. We are bringing our A Game and promise to leave it all on the stage every night. You deserve nothing less. Rock music ...
Latitude Festival 2017 announces line-up with The 1975 and Mumford & Sons as headliners
  –  March 2, 2017
Some of the biggest acts from pop, rock and EDM are coming ... and sharing not only our own music but also sharing music of artists who we love and are listening to regularly. "It's almost like creating a mix tape with a best friend, but instead it's ...
Haute Top Five: Best Italian Restaurants in Las Vegas in 2017
  –  March 2, 2017
This off-Strip locale just moved into new digs early this year across from the Hard Rock ... for Best Supporting Actor in From Here to Eternity, his Grammy Award for "Strangers in the Night," and his Emmy for Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music or dine ...
Learn about the power of music from Sizzer Amsterdam at ADFEST 2017
  –  March 2, 2017
PATTAYA – In a hands-on workshop hosted by renowned music agency Sizzer ... creation of some of Sizzer’s best projects,” added Rogers. Before joining Sizzer, Wiebenga toured Europe and the United States with rock and punk bands before joining Sizzer ...
Icahn selling Trump Taj Mahal casino to Hard Rock
  –  March 2, 2017
We wish Hard Rock and its partners the best of luck with the Taj Mahal ... In 2011, the company proposed — and soon abandoned — a music-themed casino resort at the southern end of the Boardwalk. Icahn said the sale does not include the shuttered ...
Freak Valley 2017: Golden Void, Arbouretum, Limestone Whale & Föllakzoid Added
  –  March 1, 2017
GOLDEN VOID is the new face of Bay Area psychedelic music. It’s a rich tradition and like ... ARBOURETUM has been called “the best of the millennial classic rock bands, a guitar-fuzzed powerhouse.” The band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Dave ...
Grammys 2017: Complete winners’ list
  –  February 13, 2017
The Grammys 2017 was hosted by James Corden and Adele kicked ... and "Blackstar" won four Grammys during the pre-show for best rock performance, best alternative music album, best engineered album, non-classical and best recording package.

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