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Senior copywriter. DJ at 88.1 WMUC-FM. Freelance tabletop role-playing game author. Not necessarily in that order. (He/him/his)
Nov 15, 2021 20 tweets 5 min read
So, not to pick on John, but this take is actually wrong and OP is right. Because something catastrophic *did* happen to Gen X and the Xennial's music: the Telecommunication Act of 1996.

It's story time, kids... 1/ 1991–94 was one of the those rare periods where the critics and the public were in alignment: The music that was Good™ was the music getting airplay. (I'm mostly speaking grunge/alternative, but I believe this was also true of rap thanks to the East/West beef). 2/