The Nineties•oMeanwhile, on the other side of The Pond, Britpopemerged as a backlash against the dourness of grunge, and became the dominant form of music in Britain. However, the only Britpop band to gain real traction in America was Oasis, with the rest becomingone hitwondersat best.oMany college students across America followed Lo-Fi, the LosAngeles/Chicago-based indie rock genre spearheaded by Pavement, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Beck.oIndie rock itself begins to make a name for itself after being an incredibly obscure genre for the last half of the 80's. Pavementespecially become the most well known of the 90's indie bands to the MTV-watching public.•The '90s were the decade in which hip-hop/rapfirst began to receive widespread attention from white listeners, and began to expand beyond its New Yorkbase. The Beastie Boys,Run-D.M.C., MCHammer, Cypress Hill, House Of Painand Vanilla Icehelped bring it to mainstream attention early in the decade (and late in the precedingone
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