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Vulture Recommends a Few Alternatives to Alternative Rock

Today in Vulture Recommends, New York's pop-music critic Nitsuh Abebe would like everyone to hold on just one minute before jumping on the nineties alt-rock-revival bandwagon. Before you get to that decade, why not stop and savor some late-eighties polka-dot rap, for instance? Or some fifties calypso? Or just forget about the nineties altogether and enjoy some contemporary tunes, such as Nadia Oh's "Taking Over the Dancefloor (Kate Middleton)"? Why you gotta be livin' in the past?