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Subject: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: 90s Guy on 04/20/18 at 2:29 pm

It struck me at the time, and strikes me in retrospect, as just being a very bland period. Not much stands out in terms of what I remember regarding fashion. People wore baggy, shapeless, very forgettable clothes; the music was just a continuation of 2001-2003 only with rap becoming bigger; cell phones were becoming more common but at the same time, they were just accessories, we weren't in the smart phone age yet. The biggest thing of that era was Myspace but that's about it.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: bchris02 on 04/20/18 at 4:17 pm


It struck me at the time, and strikes me in retrospect, as just being a very bland period. Not much stands out in terms of what I remember regarding fashion. People wore baggy, shapeless, very forgettable clothes; the music was just a continuation of 2001-2003 only with rap becoming bigger; cell phones were becoming more common but at the same time, they were just accessories, we weren't in the smart phone age yet. The biggest thing of that era was Myspace but that's about it.


I agree with this.  I was not a big fan of the mid '00s.  However I wouldn't include 2007 in that as I really liked the pop culture that year.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: John Titor on 04/20/18 at 4:33 pm


It struck me at the time, and strikes me in retrospect, as just being a very bland period. Not much stands out in terms of what I remember regarding fashion. People wore baggy, shapeless, very forgettable clothes; the music was just a continuation of 2001-2003 only with rap becoming bigger; cell phones were becoming more common but at the same time, they were just accessories, we weren't in the smart phone age yet. The biggest thing of that era was Myspace but that's about it.


Actually  2004-2007 is the most important part of the 2000s the Zeitgeist lol


Myspace.com
TRL
Aim
Skateboard culture
people still went to the mall
pop punk peak
EMO
Materialism
Peak Housing bubble


For fashion for Women it was PINK, Tiffany, Juicy Couture track suits, Eye shadow, Smokey eyes

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 04/20/18 at 5:21 pm


It struck me at the time, and strikes me in retrospect, as just being a very bland period. Not much stands out in terms of what I remember regarding fashion. People wore baggy, shapeless, very forgettable clothes; the music was just a continuation of 2001-2003 only with rap becoming bigger; cell phones were becoming more common but at the same time, they were just accessories, we weren't in the smart phone age yet. The biggest thing of that era was Myspace but that's about it.


With some expectations, maintream music was turrible.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: 90s Guy on 04/20/18 at 6:14 pm


Actually  2004-2007 is the most important part of the 2000s the Zeitgeist lol


Myspace.com
TRL
Aim
Skateboard culture
people still went to the mall
pop punk peak
EMO
Materialism
Peak Housing bubble


For fashion for Women it was PINK, Tiffany, Juicy Couture track suits, Eye shadow, Smokey eyes


TRL had been around since 1998 and was huge already and I would argue MTV hit its peak as far as all that is concerned in 2002 or 2003.
AIM was always there from the late 90s onward and I don't think belongs to any one cultural era; it dies out around 2010 or 2011.
Skateboard culture had been around in some form or another since the 70s
Emo was big in 2003 - Evanescence!
The peak housing bubble was 04-08 yes, but I'm talking pop culture more than social culture.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: John Titor on 04/20/18 at 6:28 pm


TRL had been around since 1998 and was huge already and I would argue MTV hit its peak as far as all that is concerned in 2002 or 2003.
AIM was always there from the late 90s onward and I don't think belongs to any one cultural era; it dies out around 2010 or 2011.
Skateboard culture had been around in some form or another since the 70s
Emo was big in 2003 - Evanescence!
The peak housing bubble was 04-08 yes, but I'm talking pop culture more than social culture.


Nah MTV was still at peak levels in 2004-2006 with shows like NEXT, LaGuna Beach and The Hills, Pimp My ride, PUNKD, Jessica and Nick Lachey
Iconic shows that everyone knows from the 2000s,  TRL was still pulling in decent ratings with Damien and LALA hosting the show
until around December 2006 when news reports were coming out saying the show was going to get canceled in 2007




Yeah but EMO really kicked off in late 2004, like when it exploded


When people think of the 2000s they mostly think of  2001-2006


Also Myspace was like the zeightgiest social media of the 2000s, Everyone in school had one
it was so big tv shows would always reference myspace, or a song would on the radio.



Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: ofkx on 04/20/18 at 8:15 pm


Actually  2004-2007 is the most important part of the 2000s the Zeitgeist lol


Myspace.com
TRL
Aim
Skateboard culture
people still went to the mall
pop punk peak
EMO
Materialism
Peak Housing bubble


For fashion for Women it was PINK, Tiffany, Juicy Couture track suits, Eye shadow, Smokey eyes

Because everyone knows that that's a 2000s thing lol

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: 2001 on 04/21/18 at 1:32 am

I agree with you. The pop/rap was terrible and people made it a point to dress as unimaginatively as possible. The TV shows were good though, except the awful reality TV trend.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: bchris02 on 04/21/18 at 2:15 pm


I agree with you. The pop/rap was terrible and people made it a point to dress as unimaginatively as possible. The TV shows were good though, except the awful reality TV trend.


The mid '00s was a time when if you were male and you didn't dress as unimaginatively as possible, people would assume you were gay and would give you sheesh about it.  There were soooo many rules back then you had to follow to keep your man card.  Remember the requirement to leave an empty seat between you and your friend at the movie theater?

I don't miss the era at all.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Jaydawg89 on 04/21/18 at 4:26 pm


The mid '00s was a time when if you were male and you didn't dress as unimaginatively as possible, people would assume you were gay and would give you sheesh about it.  There were soooo many rules back then you had to follow to keep your man card.  Remember the requirement to leave an empty seat between you and your friend at the movie theater?

I don't miss the era at all.


I remember homophobia being pretty bad in the early and mid-2000s, I swear it wasn't that bad even in the 90s. Overall, I just don't get much nostalgia for the mid-2000s.


I agree with you. The pop/rap was terrible and people made it a point to dress as unimaginatively as possible. The TV shows were good though, except the awful reality TV trend.


The rap was awful and it was everywhere, remember Laffy Taffy or pretty much every Ringtone Rap song in existence, most of the music was unlistenable.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Rainbowz on 04/21/18 at 8:52 pm

IMO 2006 was the second most boring year of the 2000's pop culturally with 2009 being the first. It's funny because if you turn the number 9 in 2009 upside down you get 2006 and vice versa.  ;D

2007 definitely wasn't forgettable though. 2007 was a late 2000's year, both numerically and culturally, and it was definitely a good year for pop culture IMO. It was my second favorite year of the 2000's for music. The iPhone came out, the Recession started in December 2007 but that was more of a 2008/2009 thing. It was the last core 2000's year. Right when the recession hit in December 2007, we were no longer in the core 2000's.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: pink.panda_v3 on 04/22/18 at 1:12 pm


IMO 2006 was the second most boring year of the 2000's pop culturally with 2009 being the first. It's funny because if you turn the number 9 in 2009 upside down you get 2006 and vice versa.  ;D

2007 definitely wasn't forgettable though. 2007 was a late 2000's year, both numerically and culturally, and it was definitely a good year for pop culture IMO. It was my second favorite year of the 2000's for music. The iPhone came out, the Recession started in December 2007 but that was more of a 2008/2009 thing. It was the last core 2000's year. Right when the recession hit in December 2007, we were no longer in the core 2000's.

2007 was a fun year :).

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: John Titor on 04/22/18 at 2:35 pm


2007 was a fun year :).


2005 > 2006 >2007

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Rainbowz on 04/22/18 at 2:50 pm


2005 > 2006 >2007

I beg to differ.
IafB6r4hi6g

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: John Titor on 04/22/18 at 3:05 pm


I beg to differ.
IafB6r4hi6g


A lot of people think for the 2000s  it started going haywire as soon as late 2006 came along
even The Future King made a video about it,  I am not knocking 2007 tho it had some moments,
but 2005 ad 2006 were superior in almost every way except maybe the video games arena


The only credit I will give 2007 is the first few months as it still had that classic feeling

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: 2001 on 04/22/18 at 3:16 pm


The mid '00s was a time when if you were male and you didn't dress as unimaginatively as possible, people would assume you were gay and would give you sheesh about it.  There were soooo many rules back then you had to follow to keep your man card.  Remember the requirement to leave an empty seat between you and your friend at the movie theater?

I don't miss the era at all.


Yeah I remember that. Actually I remember it being considered weird to go with only one guy friend to the theatre, you had to bring at least two or a girl. Also crossing your arms was gay and crossing your legs wrong was gay too. Buying white electronics was considered girly too, when I said I was waitig for the white PSP to come out since it looked nicer. It was the most conformist era of the 21st century, and not even conforming to anything positive: just to look bland and unoriginal as possible. The mid-2000s were just nasty. Thank the heavens that era mow belongs in the dustbin of history  ;D

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Wobo on 04/22/18 at 3:34 pm

I was 3 in 2007 couldn't remember a thing.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: 2001 on 04/22/18 at 3:39 pm


I was 3 in 2007 couldn't remember a thing.


You've been spared, count your blessings ;D 2004-2007 was one big NOPE.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Wobo on 04/22/18 at 3:41 pm


You've been spared, count your blessings ;D 2004-2007 was one big NOPE.

Lol i guess my brother wasn't spared.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Dundee on 04/22/18 at 4:12 pm

A fun era, peace off haters ;)

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Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Dundee on 04/22/18 at 4:26 pm

Gonna load this thread with gifs as protest :)

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^best song of the 2000s hands down
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Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: John Titor on 04/22/18 at 7:25 pm


A fun era, peace off haters ;)

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I saw someone on this board who was like 2 in 2005 say the 2000s vibe was the same
as 2009 LMAO  This is why these posters shouldn't post about living in the 2000s

You just had to be there


2004 2005 2006 had their own dreamy vibe that has not been duplicated since, life then was VIVID

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: 2001 on 04/22/18 at 7:57 pm


I saw someone on this board who was like 2 in 2005 say the 2000s vibe was the same
as 2009 LMAO  This is why these posters shouldn't post about living in the 2000s

You just had to be there


2004 2005 2006 had their own dreamy vibe that has not been duplicated since, life then was VIVID


But all the users hating on the mid-2000s in this thread are 25+ ;D

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/22/18 at 8:20 pm


But all the users hating on the mid-2000s in this thread are 25+ ;D


I've never particularly liked the Mid 2000s either and I was 5-7 years old during the era. :P

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Dapper99 on 04/22/18 at 10:52 pm

I don’t understand why everyone disliked the mid 00s. It was a pretty eventful and enjoyable time in my life. :)

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: mwalker1996 on 04/22/18 at 11:24 pm

I consider 2007 a late 00s year, it's a core 2000s year but a lot of late 00s trends started in 07 like the iphone, Pokemon generation 4, Souja boy, Kayne West at his peak, etc.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: batfan2005 on 04/23/18 at 11:51 am

I loved 2004 and 2005, but didn't care for 2006 or early 2007. Late 2007 was better and on an upswing, but 2008 was even better.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: bchris02 on 04/23/18 at 4:07 pm


Yeah I remember that. Actually I remember it being considered weird to go with only one guy friend to the theatre, you had to bring at least two or a girl. Also crossing your arms was gay and crossing your legs wrong was gay too. Buying white electronics was considered girly too, when I said I was waitig for the white PSP to come out since it looked nicer. It was the most conformist era of the 21st century, and not even conforming to anything positive: just to look bland and unoriginal as possible. The mid-2000s were just nasty. Thank the heavens that era mow belongs in the dustbin of history  ;D


Guys couldn't go to a sit-down restaurant together either, especially one on one.  It had to be fast food or it was gay.  Where I live you had to cross your arms or keep your hands in your pockets.  Letting your arms hang and swing when walking was what was gay.  I turned 21 in 2006 and ordering wine was considered gay as well as ordering any craft beers (real men drank Budweiser products).  As for electronics, I remember using Apple products was considered to be gay, which was probably where the idea that white electronics were gay came from.

This mindset lasted until around 2014 or so where I live but it's since relaxed a lot even here.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: duenas8 on 04/23/18 at 8:56 pm


Yeah I remember that. Actually I remember it being considered weird to go with only one guy friend to the theatre, you had to bring at least two or a girl. Also crossing your arms was gay and crossing your legs wrong was gay too. Buying white electronics was considered girly too, when I said I was waitig for the white PSP to come out since it looked nicer. It was the most conformist era of the 21st century, and not even conforming to anything positive: just to look bland and unoriginal as possible. The mid-2000s were just nasty. Thank the heavens that era mow belongs in the dustbin of history  ;D


That could sound hilarious but it’s completely true, even in 2010 the iPhone 4 was considered for girls

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: mwalker1996 on 04/24/18 at 3:52 pm


Lol i guess my brother wasn't spared.
Aw you were so young I was 11 at the time. I loved the mid 00s. Those who hate the mid 00s were mostly teenagers at the time.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: bchris02 on 04/24/18 at 4:32 pm


Aw you were so young I was 11 at the time. I loved the mid 00s. Those who hate the mid 00s were mostly teenagers at the time.


The mid 00s were a great time to be a kid.  Arguably better than the 90s.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Wobo on 04/24/18 at 4:43 pm


The mid 00s were a great time to be a kid.  Arguably better than the 90s.

4kids
Pokemon
Wii
DS
Xbox
More people who expirenced the Mid 00s as kids could list it better than me.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Dundee on 04/24/18 at 4:52 pm


4kids
Pokemon
Wii
DS
Xbox
More people who expirenced the Mid 00s as kids could list it better than me.
I remember that many kids were more into stuff like Yu-Gi-Oh and Beyblade. Pokémon was kind of irrelevant during the mid-2000s, and picked up again in 2007 with the releases of Diamond and Pearl.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Wobo on 04/24/18 at 6:06 pm


I remember that many kids were more into stuff like Yu-Gi-Oh and Beyblade. Pokémon was kind of irrelevant during the mid-2000s, and picked up again in 2007 with the releases of Diamond and Pearl.

I said Pokemon because it usually aired on CN in the mid 00s.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: John Titor on 04/24/18 at 6:12 pm


The mid 00s were a great time to be a kid.  Arguably better than the 90s.


90s were better to be a kid

2000s were more for teenagers, the culture kinda catered to us

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: mwalker1996 on 04/24/18 at 7:41 pm


I remember that many kids were more into stuff like Yu-Gi-Oh and Beyblade. Pokémon was kind of irrelevant during the mid-2000s, and picked up again in 2007 with the releases of Diamond and Pearl.
Pokemon was still big in the mid 00s at least in my area, but it did dipped in popularity during that time period because of genoration 3. I knew plenty of kids my age and older kids who grew up with gen 1 and 2 who loved Hoenn.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: BornIn86 on 04/24/18 at 9:17 pm


The mid '00s was a time when if you were male and you didn't dress as unimaginatively as possible, people would assume you were gay and would give you sheesh about it.  There were soooo many rules back then you had to follow to keep your man card. Remember the requirement to leave an empty seat between you and your friend at the movie theater?

I don't miss the era at all.


I remember this. When I saw...*sigh* Zoolander 2....in theaters. Two middle aged men sat in front of me and they left an empty seat in between each other. I remember seeing that a lot back in the early, mid 2000s. It just looked soo ridiculous.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: John Titor on 04/24/18 at 9:18 pm


Pokemon was still big in the mid 00s at least in my area, but it did dipped in popularity during that time period because of genoration 3. I knew plenty of kids my age and older kids who grew up with gen 1 and 2 who loved Hoenn.


I left pokemon shortly after Pokemon the movie 2000 and orange league

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Dundee on 04/25/18 at 12:39 am


90s were better to be a kid

2000s were more for teenagers, the culture kinda catered to us

I think the opposite actually is true. But who cares, this is purely based on bias ???

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/25/18 at 10:56 am


The mid 00s were a great time to be a kid.  Arguably better than the 90s.

Eh, I'd say the 90s, the early 2000s, the late 2000s, and the 2010s were probably better for being a kid than the mid 2000s. :P The mid 2000s lacked a solid kid culture identity.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Dundee on 04/25/18 at 11:12 am


Eh, I'd say the 90s, the early 2000s, the late 2000s, and the 2010s were probably better for being a kid than the mid 2000s. :P The mid 2000s lacked a solid kid culture identity.
Lol, again with this "kid culture identity" nonsense, more bullsheesh please.

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Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: christopher on 07/22/18 at 1:59 pm

2004 was fine, 2005-2007 were cringe worthy. 2008 is when music started sounding good again.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: 2001 on 07/22/18 at 2:31 pm


2004 was fine, 2005-2007 were cringe worthy. 2008 is when music started sounding good again.


Are you one of my alt accounts?

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Slim95 on 07/22/18 at 3:02 pm

There were some memorable stuff from that time such as the huge growth of social media through sites like MySpace and increase in cell phones and rise in digital downloads. It doesn't hold a candle to the early 2000s though.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: wixness on 07/22/18 at 3:04 pm


The mid '00s was a time when if you were male and you didn't dress as unimaginatively as possible, people would assume you were gay and would give you sheesh about it.  There were soooo many rules back then you had to follow to keep your man card.  Remember the requirement to leave an empty seat between you and your friend at the movie theater?

I don't miss the era at all.

I find that people dress way more conservatively this decade and that the music sounds more conservative as well, where they try to sound grown up and not manufactured. Unfortunately, at least for me, it's ended up giving bland music and gendered fashion for me. I miss the 2000s.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Slim95 on 07/22/18 at 3:04 pm


Eh, I'd say the 90s, the early 2000s, the late 2000s, and the 2010s were probably better for being a kid than the mid 2000s. :P The mid 2000s lacked a solid kid culture identity.

I agree. I do appreciate the mid 2000s, however there is a sort of blandness to it pop culturally. Paris Hilton was big and hip hop was all over the radio. It didn't have as big of an identity as the early '00s did.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: wixness on 07/22/18 at 3:06 pm


Guys couldn't go to a sit-down restaurant together either, especially one on one.  It had to be fast food or it was gay.  Where I live you had to cross your arms or keep your hands in your pockets.  Letting your arms hang and swing when walking was what was gay.  I turned 21 in 2006 and ordering wine was considered gay as well as ordering any craft beers (real men drank Budweiser products).  As for electronics, I remember using Apple products was considered to be gay, which was probably where the idea that white electronics were gay came from.

This mindset lasted until around 2014 or so where I live but it's since relaxed a lot even here.

Oh God, so no wonder tech this decade is crap; granted, homophobia and transphobia aren't OK, but I prefer the days when streaming wasn't so common and you were in charge of your entire music, film and photo collection and not some cloud or streaming service, since streaming and cloud services can take stuff down.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Slim95 on 07/22/18 at 3:06 pm


I find that people dress way more conservatively this decade and that the music sounds more conservative as well, where they try to sound grown up and not manufactured. Unfortunately, at least for me, it's ended up giving bland music and gendered fashion for me. I miss the 2000s.

The music sounds as liberal, if not more liberal than back then. Every second song you hear on the radio is about drugs and sex even in 2018. The last time that music sounded conservative or had any dignity left was in the mid 1990s.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: wixness on 07/22/18 at 3:07 pm


Are you one of my alt accounts?
I admit that the music just started sounding bland from as early as 2010. My last hope for it was rock, but that only died down more and more this decade.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Slim95 on 07/22/18 at 3:08 pm


Oh God, so no wonder tech this decade is crap; granted, homophobia and transphobia aren't OK, but I prefer the days when streaming wasn't so common and you were in charge of your entire music, film and photo collection and not some cloud or streaming service, since streaming and cloud services can take stuff down.

I hate streaming too, but we still have to option not to stream and own our own media. Nobody has taken that option away yet.  :)

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: wixness on 07/22/18 at 3:08 pm


The music sounds as liberal, if not more liberal than back then. Every second song you hear on the radio is about drugs and sex even if in 2018. The last time that music sounded conservative or had any dignity was in the mid 1990s.

This decade all tries to go for a chill and grown up sound, even if the lyrics aren't in English (exception is Despacito). No wonder I like children's music even from this decade because the 2010s sound just tries to sound mature and wholesome (actually bland) regardless of the lyrics.

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Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: wixness on 07/22/18 at 3:09 pm


I hate streaming too, but we still have to option not to stream and own our own media. Nobody has taken that option away yet.  :)

I fear they might since fewer and fewer new devices come with stuff like CD drives for instance.
I was OK with streaming until Spotify started taking down tracks. I still find Spotify more tolerable because at least I don't have to pay to use the service; I don't really want to pay for anything where the content won't last as long as I do.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: piecesof93 on 07/22/18 at 4:31 pm

A Few reasons the mid 2000s (2004 - 2006) were awesome.

2004 - 2006 can be considered the 2000s in it's purest form. As often pointed out on this forum, the early 2000s were heavily influenced by the 90s. It was period that in which 90s holdovers such as dial-up, old computers, televisions, Nokia phones, etc were still extremely popular. The late 2000s on the other hand, witnessed notable changed in technology and was a precursor to the rise of social media in the 2010s.

The mid 2000s had a great balance of both worlds. Many people were getting rid of dial up for faster internet. Social media was still popular but not over barring. My favorite types of social media platforms were popular in this era: chatrooms, forums, instant messaging, beebo, MySpace, etc. But most importantly, pop culture did not revolve around social media like it does today.

Gaming was still great with ps2, xbox, psps, etc

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The Music was great - The Music of the mid 2000s was incredibly diverse. Genres that were popular in this era include dancehall, r&b, pop, reggaeton, post-grunge, pop punk, reggae, Latin pop, female led pop rock, indie rock, and hip-hop which was diverse as well (soul sampled based/jazz hip-hop, alternative hip-hop, chopped and screwed, snap, crunk, hyphy, trap, conscious hip-hop).

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1. Green Day - American Idiot
2. Kanye West - All Falls Down
3. Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
4. Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
5. The Killers - Mr. Brightside
6. Jay-Z & Linkin Park - Numb/Encore  (legendary collaboration)
7. Keyshia Cole - I Just Want It To Be Over
8. All American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret
9. John Mayor - Waiting on the World To Change
10. Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
11. Missy Elliot - Lost Control
12. Damian Marely - Beautiful
13. R.Kelly - Happy People
14. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
15. Anyone House - Rehab
16. Nas - Hip-Hop is Dead
17. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
18. Fort Minor - Remember the Name
19. Kevin Lyttle - Turn Me On
20. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
21. Sean Paul - Temperature
22. Kanye West - Diamonds Sierra Leone
23. Modest Mouse - Float On
24. JoJo - Leave (Get Out)
25. Bobby Valentino - Slow Down
26. Twista - Slow Jams
27. Kelly Clarkson (Since You Been Gone)
28. Nina Sky - Move Your Body
29. Avril Lavgine - Happy Ending
30. Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama
31. Natasha Bedeningfield - These Words
32. The F Ups - The F Ups
33. Gwen Stefani - Luxurious
34. Eminem - Lose Yourself
35. Jadakiss - Why
36. Anthony Hamilton - Charlene
37. N.O.R.E. - Oye Mi Canto
38. The Game - One Blood
39. Tito El Bambino - This Is My Time
40. Cam'ron - Purple Haze
41. Amerie - 1 Thing
42. John Legend - Ordinary People
43. Dilated Peoples - This Way
44. Destiny's Child - Girl
45. Slim Thug - Still Tippin
46. MF Doom - mm..Food
47. Robin Thicke - Lost Without You
48. Sergio Mendes ft. Q-Tip & Will.I Am - The Frog
49. Outkast - Roses
50. Madvillainy - Madvillainy
51. Lupe Fiasco - Daydreamin'
52. Fantasia - Truth Is
53. T.I. - KING
54. Mary J. Blige - The Breakthrough

And that's not even half of it.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: piecesof93 on 07/22/18 at 4:32 pm


Pokemon was still big in the mid 00s at least in my area, but it did dipped in popularity during that time period because of genoration 3. I knew plenty of kids my age and older kids who grew up with gen 1 and 2 who loved Hoenn.

I feel like the last time Pokemon was really popular during that time was early 2005

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: BornIn86 on 07/22/18 at 5:23 pm


The music sounds as liberal, if not more liberal than back then. Every second song you hear on the radio is about drugs and sex even in 2018. The last time that music sounded conservative or had any dignity left was in the mid 1990s.


Is this serious?

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: BornIn86 on 07/22/18 at 5:25 pm


I fear they might since fewer and fewer new devices come with stuff like CD drives for instance.
I was OK with streaming until Spotify started taking down tracks. I still find Spotify more tolerable because at least I don't have to pay to use the service; I don't really want to pay for anything where the content won't last as long as I do.


There are ways to download music that you find from Spotify and back it up, kids.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: ofkx on 07/22/18 at 5:53 pm


The music sounds as liberal, if not more liberal than back then. Every second song you hear on the radio is about drugs and sex even in 2018. The last time that music sounded conservative or had any dignity left was in the mid 1990s.

Cause only conservatives have dignity?
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Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: wixness on 07/22/18 at 5:54 pm


There are ways to download music that you find from Spotify and back it up, kids.

Those mediums are becoming less and less prominent, e.g. iTunes and Amazon Music. Thankfully, Apple and Amazon are still very relevant.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: BornIn86 on 07/22/18 at 6:09 pm


Cause only conservatives have dignity?
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That's just the tip. I honestly don't know how anyone could have come to such a conclusion. If you made that claim about music from the 50s and down, I'd get it. But anything 60s+...really?

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: BornIn86 on 07/22/18 at 6:12 pm


Those mediums are becoming less and less prominent, e.g. iTunes and Amazon Music. Thankfully, Apple and Amazon are still very relevant.


I use keepvid. The program is more shoddy but I've downloaded months worth of music through it.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Wobo on 07/22/18 at 6:18 pm


A Few reasons the mid 2000s (2004 - 2006) were awesome.

2004 - 2006 can be considered the 2000s in it's purest form. As often pointed out on this forum, the early 2000s were heavily influenced by the 90s. It was period that in which 90s holdovers such as dial-up, old computers, televisions, Nokia phones, etc were still extremely popular. The late 2000s on the other hand, witnessed notable changed in technology and was a precursor to the rise of social media in the 2010s.

The mid 2000s had a great balance of both worlds. Many people were getting rid of dial up for faster internet. Social media was still popular but not over barring. My favorite types of social media platforms were popular in this era: chatrooms, forums, instant messaging, beebo, MySpace, etc. But most importantly, pop culture did not revolve around social media like it does today.

Gaming was still great with ps2, xbox, psps, etc

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The Music was great - The Music of the mid 2000s was incredibly diverse. Genres that were popular in this era include dancehall, r&b, pop, reggaeton, post-grunge, pop punk, reggae, Latin pop, female led pop rock, indie rock, and hip-hop which was diverse as well (soul sampled based/jazz hip-hop, alternative hip-hop, chopped and screwed, snap, crunk, hyphy, trap, conscious hip-hop).

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1. Green Day - American Idiot
2. Kanye West - All Falls Down
3. Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
4. Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
5. The Killers - Mr. Brightside
6. Jay-Z & Linkin Park - Numb/Encore  (legendary collaboration)
7. Keyshia Cole - I Just Want It To Be Over
8. All American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret
9. John Mayor - Waiting on the World To Change
10. Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
11. Missy Elliot - Lost Control
12. Damian Marely - Beautiful
13. R.Kelly - Happy People
14. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
15. Anyone House - Rehab
16. Nas - Hip-Hop is Dead
17. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
18. Fort Minor - Remember the Name
19. Kevin Lyttle - Turn Me On
20. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
21. Sean Paul - Temperature
22. Kanye West - Diamonds Sierra Leone
23. Modest Mouse - Float On
24. JoJo - Leave (Get Out)
25. Bobby Valentino - Slow Down
26. Twista - Slow Jams
27. Kelly Clarkson (Since You Been Gone)
28. Nina Sky - Move Your Body
29. Avril Lavgine - Happy Ending
30. Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama
31. Natasha Bedeningfield - These Words
32. The F Ups - The F Ups
33. Gwen Stefani - Luxurious
34. Eminem - Lose Yourself
35. Jadakiss - Why
36. Anthony Hamilton - Charlene
37. N.O.R.E. - Oye Mi Canto
38. The Game - One Blood
39. Tito El Bambino - This Is My Time
40. Cam'ron - Purple Haze
41. Amerie - 1 Thing
42. John Legend - Ordinary People
43. Dilated Peoples - This Way
44. Destiny's Child - Girl
45. Slim Thug - Still Tippin
46. MF Doom - mm..Food
47. Robin Thicke - Lost Without You
48. Sergio Mendes ft. Q-Tip & Will.I Am - The Frog
49. Outkast - Roses
50. Madvillainy - Madvillainy
51. Lupe Fiasco - Daydreamin'
52. Fantasia - Truth Is
53. T.I. - KING
54. Mary J. Blige - The Breakthrough

And that's not even half of it.

Where's Demon Days?

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: SpyroKev on 07/22/18 at 6:49 pm


Where's Demon Days?


Its after the "And that's not even the half of it."

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Wobo on 07/22/18 at 6:50 pm


Its after the "And that's not even the half of it."

Still one of the most popular albums of the mid 2000s.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: piecesof93 on 07/22/18 at 6:56 pm


Its after the "And that's not even the half of it."

;D ;D Right

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Wobo on 07/22/18 at 6:58 pm


;D ;D Right

Demon Days isn't forgettable so lol.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Slim95 on 07/24/18 at 7:46 pm


A Few reasons the mid 2000s (2004 - 2006) were awesome.

2004 - 2006 can be considered the 2000s in it's purest form. As often pointed out on this forum, the early 2000s were heavily influenced by the 90s. It was period that in which 90s holdovers such as dial-up, old computers, televisions, Nokia phones, etc were still extremely popular. The late 2000s on the other hand, witnessed notable changed in technology and was a precursor to the rise of social media in the 2010s.


The early 2000s were nothing like the '90s... The early 2000s were the quintessential period of the 2000s, nothing more or nothing less. It felt like the 2000s.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Slim95 on 07/24/18 at 7:47 pm


Cause only conservatives have dignity?
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What?  ??? Music sounding conservative has nothing to do with "conservatives" or politics at all. It has to do with having class. The content of music not being trash like it is today mostly.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Slim95 on 07/24/18 at 7:52 pm


Is this serious?

Yes.

That's just the tip. I honestly don't know how anyone could have come to such a conclusion. If you made that claim about music from the 50s and down, I'd get it. But anything 60s+...really?

Just the tip? Did I say music before the 1990s wasn't liberal at all and was only conservative? No. I said the last time there was music still around with conservative class was in the 1990s. Mainstream music was not AS big into drugs and sex until around 1997ish (note I capitalized as), around then is when music started going downhill more or less.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: ofkx on 07/24/18 at 9:51 pm


What?  ??? Music sounding conservative has nothing to do with "conservatives" or politics at all. It has to do with having class. The content of music not being trash like it is today mostly.

What do you even mean that music sounds "liberal"? Drugs and sex are not liberal, or conservative. Music has never sounded "conservative" or "liberal".

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Slim95 on 07/24/18 at 10:13 pm


What do you even mean that music sounds "liberal"? Drugs and sex are not liberal, or conservative. Music has never sounded "conservative" or "liberal".

Umm what?  ??? What do you mean music has never sounded conservative or liberal? Do you know the definition of these terms? Seems like you don't by your posts and you are thinking politically or getting mad for no reason. Classical music is conservative... It's from the past, it's traditional, it's older,,, that's the definition of conservative..

Firstly, I'm not the one who brought this topic up I simply replied. Secondly, yes songs about drug and sex are considered more liberal songs. Songs more about traditional romance and less about sex are conservative songs. Yes it has sounded that way for as long as music has existed, and this has NOTHING to do with politics. Look up the definitions of liberal and conservative, it's a term to describe something as a characteristic. In terms of liberal music, it is more about newer progression and rebellion, and songs about sex and drugs are common in this, rebellion against authority. Conservative music is more traditional, songs that have less swearing, more meaningful lyrics, more mature, and better, less trashy content. I'm not sure why you aren't getting this. I know quite a bit about music and what these terms are to describe it. And I have no idea why you aren't agreeing with me on this as this is simply fact on what the terms are.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: mqg96 on 07/24/18 at 10:30 pm


What do you even mean that music sounds "liberal"? Drugs and sex are not liberal, or conservative. Music has never sounded "conservative" or "liberal".


Conservative means sticking with traditional values that's been passed down for generation and generation while liberal means discarding traditional values and coming up with new ideas or opinions. Simple as that. I believe in a mixture of both based off how I grew up. There's conservative values out there that I believe is wrong and is a false doctrine while there are liberal values out there that are taking things way too far. The act of drugs and sex in general aren't liberal, but believing it's okay despite being part of a religious group or adding it to songs might be considered as "liberal" because traditionally if you're part of a religion you're not supposed to take drugs or have sex or the fact that songs back then were more about life lessons instead of "drugs and sex" like later on.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Slim95 on 07/24/18 at 10:42 pm


The act of drugs and sex in general aren't liberal, but believing it's okay despite being part of a religious group or adding it to songs might be considered as "liberal" because traditionally if you're part of a religion you're not supposed to take drugs or have sex or the fact that songs back then were more about life lessons instead of "drugs and sex" like later on.

Yes but it moves further than that in terms of music as well. Musically it's more about rebellion when it comes to "liberal music". And this has existed back then as well (rock n' roll, hair metal, in the 80s and before) but not as prominent as today I believe. And those acts and content in music are all associated with rebellion which is considered more liberal music. And conservative just means less of that, more safe music with less swearing and less cutting-edge. Liberal music is also about progressive sounding music in terms of instruments and the sound as well. Anything that sounds very new sounding and fresh and futuristic (like how rock n' roll sounded new and cutting edge back then) would be considered more liberal music objectively speaking.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: mqg96 on 07/24/18 at 11:06 pm


Yes but it moves further than that in terms of music as well. Musically it's more about rebellion when it comes to "liberal music". And this has existed back then as well (rock n' roll, hair metal, in the 80s and before) but not as prominent as today I believe. And those acts and content in music are all associated with rebellion which is considered more liberal music. And conservative just means less of that, more safe music with less swearing and less cutting-edge. Liberal music is also about progressive sounding music in terms of instruments and the sound as well. Anything that sounds very new sounding and fresh and futuristic (like how rock n' roll sounded new and cutting edge back then) would be considered more liberal music objectively speaking.


Oh yeah I absolutely get what you're saying here, and you make a good point about the "Rock N Roll" music being liberal too. I wonder if the "hippie" culture of old was considered as liberal too.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Dundee on 07/25/18 at 12:07 pm


What?  ??? Music sounding conservative has nothing to do with "conservatives" or politics at all. It has to do with having class. The content of music not being trash like it is today mostly.

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Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: piecesof93 on 07/25/18 at 12:13 pm


The early 2000s were nothing like the '90s... The early 2000s were the quintessential period of the 2000s, nothing more or nothing less. It felt like the 2000s.

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Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: 2001 on 07/25/18 at 1:43 pm


I hate streaming too


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Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: BornIn86 on 07/31/18 at 7:43 pm


Yes but it moves further than that in terms of music as well. Musically it's more about rebellion when it comes to "liberal music". And this has existed back then as well (rock n' roll, hair metal, in the 80s and before) but not as prominent as today I believe. And those acts and content in music are all associated with rebellion which is considered more liberal music. And conservative just means less of that, more safe music with less swearing and less cutting-edge. Liberal music is also about progressive sounding music in terms of instruments and the sound as well. Anything that sounds very new sounding and fresh and futuristic (like how rock n' roll sounded new and cutting edge back then) would be considered more liberal music objectively speaking.


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Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Rainbowz on 07/31/18 at 8:34 pm


I hate streaming too

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Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: SpyroKev on 08/03/18 at 6:15 pm


No because the Mid-2000's were a big part of my childhood and it was definitely not a forgetable period to be a kid in.  Maybe a pretty forgetable period for sports and movies compared to the Late-90's/Early-2000's and not definitely not the best era for pop culture, but I didn't care about pop culture then and I wouldn't right off a whole era because of that.


Nice. Some mid 2000s appreciation. Welcome, dude.

Subject: Re: Did anyone find the middle 2000s (say 2004-2007) to be forgettable?

Written By: Moon Unit on 08/03/18 at 7:20 pm

I personally don't; being born at the end of 2000, it was basically the first part of a decade I got to live through and remember. I honestly enjoyed all of the pop culture going on at the time even though part of it is probably fueled by nostalgia.

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