By Sarah Gray The 1980s has some of the best abjectly angsty teen songs available with the rise of the punk rock movement. Not unlike the 90s, which we’ll get to shortly, there is nothing really to be so worked up about, but they’re pretty worked up anyway. Teens of the 1980s: I have a […]
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by Sarah Gray It is in the 1970s that teen angst music really becomes angsty. Its focus shifts to flouting conformity and the American dream for the first time. Punk rock, which would really take off in the 80s, takes its first baby steps in the 70s. Teen angst music starts taking a broader look […]
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by Sarah Gray What rock and roll began in the 50s really started coming to fruition as a cultural movement in the 1960s. Music played an important role in the countercultural movement, which divided strongly along generational lines. The teen angst songs of the 60s lean toward the highly political, with the Vietnam War and […]
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by Sarah Gray Did you think your Nana was innocent of all night partying, pre-marital sex, and raging against the proverbial machine? Guess again. Teen angst is as time honored a part of our culture as apple pie and baseball. For the next several weeks this list will serve as a time travel getaway from […]
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