‘90s alt-rock vocal hook supercut: Revealing the magic in those songs. (Video.)

Another Reason We Love ’90s Alt-Rock

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May 2 2014 3:42 PM

Another Reason We Love ’90s Alt-Rock

From the Breeders to Pearl Jam, the ’90s were a golden age for all kinds of so-called “alternative rock.” And Canadian comedian Dave Shumka has one idea why: the vocal hook.

In a CBC Music supercut, he collected the vocal hooks from some of the biggest ’90s alt-rock songs. It’s a telling reminder that we were all suckers for the “ooh-oohs,” “na-nah-nas,” and “whoa-ohs.”

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