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Subject: If 9/11 had not happened, what would music of the 2000s sound like?

Written By: nintieskid999 on 03/13/14 at 7:32 pm

I think it would have been more upbeat and also less of a "shock value" culture. Rap would be less popular but there would also be less hanging on with post grunge and less emo. Rock would be more like the Killers on the lighter end and on the heavier end you would see more of bands like like Avenged Sevenfold, Billy Talent, and Disturbed.

Subject: Re: If 9/11 had not happened, what would music of the 2000s sound like?

Written By: sonikuu on 03/14/14 at 6:47 am

In all honesty, while 9/11 had a HUGE cultural impact, I'm not sure if it would have made that much of a difference on the music scene.  Things were already beginning to move into a Rap/R&B direction in 2001 (though Rock was still hanging in there pretty well compared to now).  It took a bit longer for that to come to fruition, but the transition was already under way I think.

All in all, I think it would have been basically the same. 

Subject: Re: If 9/11 had not happened, what would music of the 2000s sound like?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/14/14 at 7:38 am


All in all, I think it would have been basically the same.


Especially since 9/11 did not have such of an impact in other countries, but cultural trends were still followed, for example in Europe.

Subject: Re: If 9/11 had not happened, what would music of the 2000s sound like?

Written By: Ripley on 03/14/14 at 12:48 pm

I don't think it affected music.

Subject: Re: If 9/11 had not happened, what would music of the 2000s sound like?

Written By: XYkid on 03/14/14 at 2:49 pm

It didn't effect music that much, the whole commercialized bling-bling rap was already coming in during the late 90s and there was already a bit of a shift in the music scene around mid-2001. As I stated in a previous thread, we still had late 90s style teen pop coming out as late as 2004.
The Iraq War, however, did have a great effect on rock music, with Green Day's American Idiot and System of a Down's peak in popularity being prime examples of this.

Subject: Re: If 9/11 had not happened, what would music of the 2000s sound like?

Written By: Howard on 03/14/14 at 3:15 pm

I think music would've been more fun and upbeat instead of it being more depressing.

Subject: Re: If 9/11 had not happened, what would music of the 2000s sound like?

Written By: XYkid on 03/14/14 at 3:17 pm


I think music would've been more fun and upbeat instead of it being more depressing.
There was a lot of fun and upbeat music in the 2000s...

Subject: Re: If 9/11 had not happened, what would music of the 2000s sound like?

Written By: Emman on 03/14/14 at 6:45 pm

I didn't notice any effect 911 had on music, fashion, ect., furthermore the mood of alarm it created during it's immediate aftermath didn't last either, in fact in many ways people never had it better(until the '08 financial crisis). Bush told americans to go SHOP, SHOP, SHOP and shop they did(and going much further into debt).

The Great Recession/Second Depression whatever has had much more longer lasting and intensive impact IMO on the american public/globally and it coincided with a historic election year too.

Subject: Re: If 9/11 had not happened, what would music of the 2000s sound like?

Written By: XYkid on 03/14/14 at 10:16 pm


I didn't notice any effect 911 had on music, fashion, ect., furthermore the mood of alarm it created during it's immediate aftermath didn't last either, in fact in many ways people never had it better(until the '08 financial crisis). Bush told americans to go SHOP, SHOP, SHOP and shop they did(and going much further into debt).

The Great Recession/Second Depression whatever has had much more longer lasting and intensive impact IMO on the american public/globally and it coincided with a historic election year too.
I agree, a lot of pop culture, music, and fashion didn't really seem that different from the late 90s until around 2004/2005.

Subject: Re: If 9/11 had not happened, what would music of the 2000s sound like?

Written By: bchris02 on 03/31/14 at 8:29 pm

This has been asked before and I don't think music would have changed much with or without 9/11.  Certain songs with political messages probably wouldn't have been popular.  For instance there would have been no "Where Is The Love" by the Black Eyed Peas.  There would have been no "Mosh" by Eminem in 2004.  There are probably a few others that wouldn't have existed.  Hero by Enrique Iglesias would have probably barely charted and nobody would remember it today.  The style of music though would have likely been the same and much of the trends that defined the '00s style were already in place before 9/11.  Lil' Jon, master of ringtone rap, had his first smash in Summer of 2001 with Bia Bia. 

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