Rock Music In Dire Straits: Critic

12/29/2011 03:54 pm ET | Updated Feb 28, 2012
  • Rock Music Has Worst Year Ever

How dire is the state of mainstream rock? So dire that "Sublime With Rome," a band with no higher ambition than mimicking Sublime, has had a song on the Billboard charts every week since May. "2011 may well be remembered as the most numbing year for mainstream rock in music history," declares New York Times critic Jon Caramanica.

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