The 1980’s gave rise to a number of controversial styles of music

The 1980’s gave rise to a number of controversial styles of music including heavy metal, hardcore punk, rap, and alternative rock. Analyze two of these styles along with a respective artist from each. Describe their origins, influences, culture, politics (if applicable), and musical characteristics, and then compare and contrast them. Make sure to describe any similarities between the development of these styles. Be sure to include at least one song example that supports your analysis. Also, if applicable, describe whether or not they are a progression of the hippie aesthetic. Finally, explain whether or not MTV and the rise of music videos were relevant to this discussion. Support your arguments with citations from the textbook or other sources.

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