42 min

The Women Reclaiming Nu-Metal ft. Rina Sawayama Switched on Pop

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Nu-Metal, the mid 90s creation that blended metal, rap and pop, is one of the most critically derided pop genres. So it is strange that this genre is having a comeback. But whereas its first incarnation was dominated by men, now women are leading the way. Artists like Poppy, Grimes and Rina Sawayama have recast the heavy guitars, sung-rap lyrics and gaudy aesthetic to fight back the patriarchy.
CORRECTION: Charlie does not play pinch harmonics, but rather natural harmonics
SONGS DISCUSSED

Korn - Freak On A Leash

Rina Sawayama - STFU!

Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff

Poppy - I Disagree

Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole

Grimes, Hana - We Appreciate Power

Rina Sawayama - XS

Britney Spears - Gimme More

Britney Spears - Toxic


MORE
Check out Finn McKenty's YouTube channel The Punk Rock MBA starting with his video on what killed Nu-Metal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATllyNXF3Kg&t
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Nu-Metal, the mid 90s creation that blended metal, rap and pop, is one of the most critically derided pop genres. So it is strange that this genre is having a comeback. But whereas its first incarnation was dominated by men, now women are leading the way. Artists like Poppy, Grimes and Rina Sawayama have recast the heavy guitars, sung-rap lyrics and gaudy aesthetic to fight back the patriarchy.
CORRECTION: Charlie does not play pinch harmonics, but rather natural harmonics
SONGS DISCUSSED

Korn - Freak On A Leash

Rina Sawayama - STFU!

Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff

Poppy - I Disagree

Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole

Grimes, Hana - We Appreciate Power

Rina Sawayama - XS

Britney Spears - Gimme More

Britney Spears - Toxic


MORE
Check out Finn McKenty's YouTube channel The Punk Rock MBA starting with his video on what killed Nu-Metal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATllyNXF3Kg&t
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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