First post here folks.
I just joined a music forum exactly because of the thread title, rock feels dead to me. (NB I did not state rock is dead)
Now let me start by stating rock feels dead for a number of fairly obvious reasons.
1. I'm now 36 and consider myself an old fart utterly out of touch with modern music and have reached that grumpy age where it's acceptable to state everything new is shit and can't possibly be as good as the music I grew up listening to (which my parent told me was shit and not as good as the music they grew up listening to and so on)
2. I haven't purchased a new album in a decade, other than from bands who I started listening to over a decade ago, some of whom are approaching semi-relevant rubbishness or 8th album bland idealessness.
3. When I get bored of what I do listen to, I tend to go back and start listening to something I missed during the 90's or 00's (I got into Foo Fighters nearly a decade late and only started listening to PJ about 3 years ago)
4. The charts! (I'm guessing this might be a recurring theme here...yes?)
So I came here for some learned zen master of rock music to tell me "Davie, rock isn't dead my friend, it's just hiding somewhere you haven't been looking, you like Foo fighters & pearl jam? Here give these a listen."
"PS if you liked Oasis & Ocean Colour Scene you'll probably love this new band!"
So tell me it ain't so, point me to where the good music is and tell me to stop being silly, I just haven't been looking hard enough....