20. Green Day

20. Green Day
Leading the Punk Revival charge, Green Day has a claim as one of the more influential bands of the 1990’s. This was ironic as they never exactly broke new ground, but their echoes of the music that came fifteen years before, ushered in the Neo Punk movement. While doing this, they remained a relevant band and continued to outsell many of the bands they inspired. They would continue to play with their sound and add more political awareness to their lyrics, which may have aided to keep their shelf life significantly longer than most of the other Punk bands that existed. Critically, they have are loved or hated, as their legion of fans is contradicted by the previous Punk generation who may feel they are on the poser side of the ledger. Whether that is true or not, they did usher in a revival of Punk and as such this…
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