A History of “Modern Rock” →
An overview of recent mini-eras.
Key bands: Bush, Live, Third Eye Blind, Candlebox, Soul Asylum
Era of dominance: 1994-1996
Defining hit: Live, “Lightning Crashes”
Vestigial reminder in a recent hit: Gavin Rossdale, “Love Remains The Same”
These are the bands that briefly joined the above described A-list, landing four or five huge hits off of one album (usually but not always their debut), but proving unable to hack it in the long run. They’re the ones with ‘greatest hits’ albums that are 60% comprised of songs from the same album.