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The Noughties: Honorary Mentions-Continental Europe

Sweden, and by extension the whole of Scandinavia, was the true engine behind continental Europe’s best crafted music; either cutting-edge pop; finest indie; hardcore metal or the revival of Balearic dance. France carried on living out of the electronica stars of the nineties, whereas a new generation of singer-songwriters successfully updating “la chanson française” remained within the country’s boundaries. And they became probably the first civilized nation to have a pop star as first lady. Elsewhere, the internet and an expanding festival circuit made possible for the most popular local bands to reach beyond their frontiers. Read the rest of this entry »

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