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Mercury Rev and Medicine: Fuzzy Daydreams Replace the Grimness of Grunge

Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 22 November 1992

AFTER THE EXPLOSIVE success of Nirvana last year, and the ensuing breakthrough by Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, alternative rock is now in a paradoxical state. Commercially, it has never been more powerful, but musically, it has become increasingly less adventurous.

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