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Top Five Riot grrrl Albums for Beginners

By Rummy Krasteva

Riot grrrl, a punk trend that rose to fame in the 1990s, is as much a music genre as it is a feminist political movement.

Many credit Bikini Kill, a band formed by Kathleen Hanna, for creating and popularising the genre. At the time, punk music was mostly ‘for and by boys’ according to musician Tobi Vail. As a result, women made their own place in the genre, speaking about issues affecting them. Continue reading Top Five Riot grrrl Albums for Beginners