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Genre: chicago hardcore

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Chicago hardcore is a subgenre of punk rock that emerged in the 1980s and is characterized by its aggressive and fast-paced sound. It often incorporates elements of metal and thrash, with lyrics that address social and political issues. Bands from this scene are known for their intense live performances and DIY ethos.

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Parent Genre: rock

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Instruments used

Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit, Keyboard/Piano, Synthesizer

Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Chicago Hardcore genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1980s 63
1982 1
1983 5
1984 13
1985 12
1987 15
1988 6
1989 11
1990s 53
1990 3
1991 9
1992 2
1993 1
1994 5
1995 7
1996 1
1997 22
1998 1
1999 2
2000s 132
2002 3
2003 17
2004 17
2005 18
2006 35
2007 5
2008 22
2009 15
2010s 291
2010 1
2011 31
2012 12
2013 34
2014 23
2015 17
2016 67
2017 30
2018 39
2019 37
2020s 97
2020 17
2021 24
2022 23
2023 21
2024 12
636 releases

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Most popular chicago hardcore albums

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The Sufferer & The Witness
2006
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Common Suffering
2023
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Back On The Streets (Remixed and Remastered)
2019
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Moment Of Violence
2018
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Atomizer (Remastered)
1985
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Worthless
2011
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Discografía
2016
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Colder Than Ever
2013
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Jettison
1988
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Strong Reaction
1991
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Beats Off
2014
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Better Judged by Twelve Than Carried by Six
2004
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Creation and the Timeless Order of Things
2023
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World Full Of...
2022
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Eternal Misery
2015

chicago hardcore music by decade

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List of chicago hardcore artists

Here is a list of chicago hardcore artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the chicago hardcore genre. You can find out what chicago hardcore genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 70 2706394
2 46 47458
3 37 77004
4 36 77126
5 31 38425
6 27 33486
7 29 32114
8 27 12892
9 24 14021
10 24 9925
11 23 17373
12 10 5546
13 11 5944
14 11 7718
15 11 2720
16 20 3363
17 8 6118
18 13 9207
19 10 3617
20 9 3449
21 11 1642
22 12 3801
23 9 2897
24 7 4423
25 8 1055
26 3 3842
27 6 1512
28 2 578
29 2 868
30 2 49
31 1 698
32 1 308
33 1 299
34 1 200

chicago hardcore playlist created by Chosic

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