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Subject: Hit songs released after 2003 that sound 90's?

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 09/08/15 at 2:28 am

One that comes to mind:

"Vindicated" by Dashboard Confessional.

Subject: Re: Hit songs released after 2003 that sound 90's?

Written By: #Infinity on 09/08/15 at 5:50 am


One that comes to mind:

"Vindicated" by Dashboard Confessional.


Not at all.  That song is pure emo, a quintessentially 2000s genre, even though it had its roots in the late 90s.

Really, it's hard to think of songs that sound obviously 90s instead of 2000s because so much 2000s music is just a continuation of 90s movements, only with modernized production.  There are plenty of songs that could've fit in with the 90s decently, like KT Tunstall's Black Horse and the Cherry Tree, Anna Nalick's Breathe, Foo Fighters' The Pretender, and Green Day's American Idiot, but seeing how pop alternative/acoustic, post-grunge, and pop punk were still dominant throughout the 2000s as well, none of those tracks felt dated when they were originally released.  As for the 2010s, even though everybody banters on about how "the 90s are back" this decade, the nostalgia cycle certainly hasn't made its mark on the music scene, which is still obsessively electronic and whose only retro influence is the late 70s/early 80s disco sound on songs like Uptown Funk! and Get Lucky.  A lot of alternative, pop punk, and teenybopper pop from the 2000s took several cues from 80s music (i.e., Good Charlotte's Girls & Boys, Bowling for Soup's 1985, Jessica Simpson's A Public Affair, Saving Jane's Girl Next Door, The Killers in general), but I have yet to come across any kind of grunge, new-jack swing, or eurodance revival in the 2010s, even with Compton's return to chart significance through Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre (whose releases this decade sound nothing like 90s g-funk, anyway).

Subject: Re: Hit songs released after 2003 that sound 90's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/08/15 at 7:50 am

I don't think any songs after 2003 sound so 90s. Everybody was really into 80s nostalgia in the 2000s, so they really didn't gave a crap about the 90s until 2008/9. This doesn't include the raging 90s nostalgia post that was from Myspace around 2006 or something, since it was just stupid as hell.

Subject: Re: Hit songs released after 2003 that sound 90's?

Written By: ArcticFox on 09/08/15 at 1:50 pm

Nothing. 2004-2009 sounds distinctly, 100% Aughts.

Subject: Re: Hit songs released after 2003 that sound 90's?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 09/08/15 at 4:30 pm

Even though it was being overshadowed by the Garage Rock/Indie stuff by that point, I think a few mid '00s Post Grunge groups still sounded somewhat '90s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDl0LLH4q7I

For example, this song by Smile Empty Soul that was popular during the 2003-04 time period probably could've come out in 1997 or 1998 and wouldn't have stood out that much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZLILV18ut8

Any mid '00s song by Seether would probably qualify too, as they were the biggest Nirvana rip-off band this side of Bush.

Subject: Re: Hit songs released after 2003 that sound 90's?

Written By: #Infinity on 09/09/15 at 3:11 am

Here's a sort of example of a truly 90s-sounding song from beyond 2003.  Technically, it was released at the end of 2003, but it was mostly popular around the beginning of 2004, so I guess it's on the cusp?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S37SGxZSMc

That silky, bassy sound is so mid-90s.

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