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Tinted Windows: Cherub Rock

Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), April 2009

IN 1997, THE world of commercial music was experiencing a notable change. After five years of indie rock raking in the cash, cheery pop made a massive comeback. U.S. teen pop trio Hanson led the charge, notching up three multi-platinum hits in Australia's top 20 singles of the year. Alternative rock behemoths Smashing Pumpkins didn't fare so well, with their single The End Is The Beginning Is The End earning the lowly 90th spot in the end of year chart.

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