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Subject: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 10/25/15 at 4:31 pm

I know this may have already been mentioned, but I haven't seen any posts primarily focused on the late 2010s. My question is, do you think things will remain the same in the late 2010s, or will we start to see change in pop culture. Personally, I think 2019 will be quite different from 2015. And from a personal perspective I hope things change in the late 2010s. I didn't care much for early 2010s culture, but mid 2010s culture is just annoying in my opinion. Personally I see 2013-2016 as the dark age of pop culture. I know plenty of people will disagree with me, but I respect your opinions if you do.  But me personally, I won't look back fondly at the current period in pop culture. So, what do you guys think the late 2010s will be like? I'm speaking in terms of music, fashion, movies, T.V. shows, etc. Pretty much anything in popular culture you can think of. Do you think it'll be better than the early-mid 2010s, or worse?

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 10/25/15 at 5:03 pm

I think it's too soon to tell. The current culture will probably continue a couple more years. I do think the '10s could end up being a split decade like the 1970s, but it's really too early to say.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 10/25/15 at 5:53 pm

The main trend that I can imagine defining the late 2010s is the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, since the films are being released every other year through 2019 instead of every three years like in the past.  Even months before the first film's release, there's already been a ton of hype, as well as lots of Star Wars merchandise sprouting up in stores everywhere.  Maybe the DC Extended Universe will also turn out to be significant, but that depends on whether the films released are successful.  Otherwise, the late 2010s will mostly be a continuation of trends from earlier this decade, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe, live action fantasy/fairytale blockbusters, zombie flicks, and progressive pieces.

I think Nintendo will have also transformed into a completely different entity, as well, due to the company's imminent entrance into the mobile market, death of Satoru Iwata, fading significance and constant delays of major titles for the Wii U, and the upcoming Nintendo NX project.  We may also see virtual glasses mature to the point that they become fairly common, even though they will probably be far from perfection.

I'm really not sure where music is going to be headed at this point.  I thought that maybe with the success of Straight Outta Compton and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, plus the ongoing tension between the black community and law enforcement, we would see a renaissance of gangsta rap to fit the modern age, but instead, we're still stuck with trap artists like Drake and The Weeknd completely dominating the top 40.  Attention-mongerers like Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj continue to score huge, as well.  Maybe the disco revival sound will expand a little further, given the gigantic success of Uptown Funk! (proving it's far more than just a 2013 fad), but with Pharrell Williams already falling from fame (his latest single, Freedom!, failing to make a chart impact), I'm skeptical of the future.

I also predict that the upcoming President of the United States will only serve one term; if it's Clinton, she'll be consumed by backlash against the Obama administration and her inconsistent track record; if Sanders wins, he won't make enough alliances in Congress to pass most of his agenda; if it's Trump, Rubio, or Bush, the administration will simply prove itself to be out of touch with current social trends.  Whichever candidate wins, then, will probably go down as pretty much the face of the late 2010s, in the same way that Bush '41 was the face of the late 80s/early 90s and Carter was the face of the late 70s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 10/25/15 at 6:07 pm


The main trend that I can imagine defining the late 2010s is the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, since the films are being released every other year through 2019 instead of every three years like in the past.  Even months before the first film's release, there's already been a ton of hype, as well as lots of Star Wars merchandise sprouting up in stores everywhere.  Maybe the DC Extended Universe will also turn out to be significant, but that depends on whether the films released are successful.  Otherwise, the late 2010s will mostly be a continuation of trends from earlier this decade, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe, live action fantasy/fairytale blockbusters, zombie flicks, and progressive pieces.

I think Nintendo will have also transformed into a completely different entity, as well, due to the company's imminent entrance into the mobile market, death of Satoru Iwata, fading significance and constant delays of major titles for the Wii U, and the upcoming Nintendo NX project.  We may also see virtual glasses mature to the point that they become fairly common, even though they will probably be far from perfection.

I'm really not sure where music is going to be headed at this point.  I thought that maybe with the success of Straight Outta Compton and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, plus the ongoing tension between the black community and law enforcement, we would see a renaissance of gangsta rap to fit the modern age, but instead, we're still stuck with trap artists like Drake and The Weeknd completely dominating the top 40.  Attention-mongerers like Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj continue to score huge, as well.  Maybe the disco revival sound will expand a little further, given the gigantic success of Uptown Funk! (proving it's far more than just a 2013 fad), but with Pharrell Williams already falling from fame (his latest single, Freedom!, failing to make a chart impact), I'm skeptical of the future.

I also predict that the upcoming President of the United States will only serve one term; if it's Clinton, she'll be consumed by backlash against the Obama administration and her inconsistent track record; if Sanders wins, he won't make enough alliances in Congress to pass most of his agenda; if it's Trump, Rubio, or Bush, the administration will simply prove itself to be out of touch with current social trends.  Whichever candidate wins, then, will probably go down as pretty much the face of the late 2010s, in the same way that Bush '41 was the face of the late 80s/early 90s and Carter was the face of the late 70s.


Late 2010's from my perspective

-Social media backlash will occur from all of the people posting instagram providing nothing with substance,
people will be sick of vine and all of these stupid apps like snapchat  (people going to a club just to flex on snapchat)


-Super hero movies will be dead, people are already getting sick of them.

- Google glass will not catch on.

-Facebook will be dead


-Youtube will be the same


-Music will go back to early 2000s sound, seeds of emo pop punk will start to come back

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 10/25/15 at 6:13 pm


I know this may have already been mentioned, but I haven't seen any posts primarily focused on the late 2010s. My question is, do you think things will remain the same in the late 2010s, or will we start to see change in pop culture. Personally, I think 2019 will be quite different from 2015. And from a personal perspective I hope things change in the late 2010s. I didn't care much for early 2010s culture, but mid 2010s culture is just annoying in my opinion. Personally I see 2013-2016 as the dark age of pop culture. I know plenty of people will disagree with me, but I respect your opinions if you do.  But me personally, I won't look back fondly at the current period in pop culture. So, what do you guys think the late 2010s will be like? I'm speaking in terms of music, fashion, movies, T.V. shows, etc. Pretty much anything in popular culture you can think of. Do you think it'll be better than the early-mid 2010s, or worse?


mid 2010s isnt the dark age

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 10/25/15 at 6:25 pm


Late 2010's from my perspective

-Social media backlash will occur from all of the people posting instagram providing nothing with substance,
people will be sick of vine and all of these stupid apps like snapchat  (people going to a club just to flex on snapchat)


-Super hero movies will be dead, people are already getting sick of them.

- Google glass will not catch on.

-Facebook will be dead


-Youtube will be the same


-Music will go back to early 2000s sound, seeds of emo pop punk will start to come back


Disagree, not anytime soon, look at the Marvel boom that's been going on throughout this decade, and I know there's going to be more Marvel movies to come that will be hits, and even live-action DC series like the Flash or Arrow are real popular as well.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 10/25/15 at 7:16 pm


Disagree, not anytime soon, look at the Marvel boom that's been going on throughout this decade, and I know there's going to be more Marvel movies to come that will be hits, and even live-action DC series like the Flash or Arrow are real popular as well.



How u going to know if its a hit if its not out yet?

Do u know if a song is a hit if it hasnt even been played 2 u

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 10/25/15 at 8:03 pm


Disagree, not anytime soon, look at the Marvel boom that's been going on throughout this decade, and I know there's going to be more Marvel movies to come that will be hits, and even live-action DC series like the Flash or Arrow are real popular as well.


Yeah, I agree, the superhero flick boom is really only just getting started, especially with the ultra-successful superhero shows like Daredevil and Supergirl, plus the upcoming DC Extended Universe that will bring the Marvel vs. DC rivalry to a whole new level of popularity. Guardians of the Galaxy was the biggest film of last year, and Age of Ultron was one of the greatest successes this year.  No, this modern golden era of superhero flicks is far from over.

I also think it's completely premature to say YouTube and Facebook will both be dead within a few years, considering both are still ubiquitous presences that people rely on for everything. Twitter and Instagram so far haven't really eroded the popularity of these late 2000s phenomena to the degree you seem to expect.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 10/25/15 at 9:00 pm

I don't see an early 2000s revival in music, at least anything widespread. There may be a few songs that have an early '00s feel to them like we saw with the '90s earlier this decade, but widespread revivals of earlier music have never been successful, not even the good attempts like the swing revival in the 1990s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 10/25/15 at 9:44 pm


I don't see an early 2000s revival in music, at least anything widespread. There may be a few songs that have an early '00s feel to them like we saw with the '90s earlier this decade, but widespread revivals of earlier music have never been successful, not even the good attempts like the swing revival in the 1990s.


First off, what hit songs this decade have a 90s feel to them and aren't just generic trap/teen EDM? Second, I don't know, the disco revival seems to have been pretty successful, considering the gargantuan success of Blurred Lines, Get Lucky, Uptown Funk! and the like. I doubt the early 2000s influence will be any less prevalent towards the end of this decade than the 90s influence was to this decade.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: JordanK1982 on 10/25/15 at 11:52 pm


I don't see an early 2000s revival in music, at least anything widespread. There may be a few songs that have an early '00s feel to them like we saw with the '90s earlier this decade, but widespread revivals of earlier music have never been successful, not even the good attempts like the swing revival in the 1990s.


What about the Punk revival? That was one of the hugest things from 1994-2003. 

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Howard on 10/26/15 at 2:40 pm

Facebook will be dead


-Youtube will be the same


I don't think Facebook and YouTube will be going anywhere anytime soon.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 10/26/15 at 2:59 pm


I don't see an early 2000s revival in music, at least anything widespread. There may be a few songs that have an early '00s feel to them like we saw with the '90s earlier this decade, but widespread revivals of earlier music have never been successful, not even the good attempts like the swing revival in the 1990s.


LOL you cant compare the early 2000s teen pop  to  SWING movement that was failed.

Early 2000s will come back trust me.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 10/26/15 at 2:59 pm


Yeah, I agree, the superhero flick boom is really only just getting started, especially with the ultra-successful superhero shows like Daredevil and Supergirl, plus the upcoming DC Extended Universe that will bring the Marvel vs. DC rivalry to a whole new level of popularity. Guardians of the Galaxy was the biggest film of last year, and Age of Ultron was one of the greatest successes this year.  No, this modern golden era of superhero flicks is far from over.

I also think it's completely premature to say YouTube and Facebook will both be dead within a few years, considering both are still ubiquitous presences that people rely on for everything. Twitter and Instagram so far haven't really eroded the popularity of these late 2000s phenomena to the degree you seem to expect.


Do you think we have been over saturated tho?

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 10/26/15 at 3:00 pm


I don't think Facebook and YouTube will be going anywhere anytime soon.


I said youtube will be the same lol
But yeah Youtube will always be around no matter what.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 10/26/15 at 3:01 pm


What about the Punk revival? That was one of the hugest things from 1994-2003.


pop punk will come back  its 2001-2007's version of any kind of grunge movement we had
even if it evolved into scene in 2008-2009

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 10/26/15 at 4:17 pm


LOL you cant compare the early 2000s teen pop  to  SWING movement that was failed.

Early 2000s will come back trust me.


There was a few songs in the early 2000s that sounded late '80s, but it was hardly the dominant sound.

I personally liked early 2000s music and its sound, but I don't see it coming back any time soon, especially since music today isn't really that far from it in the grand scheme of things.  I think rock will make a comeback.  In terms of early 2000s pop, you can find plenty of songs by One Direction or 5 Seconds of Summer that sound like they could have come out in 2000 or 2001.  Listen to One Direction's cover of "Teenage Dirtbag." I don't think hip-hop and r&b will ever return to its early '00s sound.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: JordanK1982 on 10/26/15 at 5:22 pm


pop punk will come back  its 2001-2007's version of any kind of grunge movement we had
even if it evolved into scene in 2008-2009


Pop Punk from 2000-2002/2003 is totally different from the 2003/2004-now era, though. Around that time, Pop Punk and Emo both became this weird glam metal throwback with their tight jeans and eyeliner. You have a point (even though Grunge's biggest years were probably 1991-1994/1995. The 90's weren't 100% grunge as most people seem to think) but the version of pop punk that existed from around 1994-2003 died right in 2004. I remember it happening as I was still going to shows in 2004/2005.


There was a few songs in the early 2000s that sounded late '80s, but it was hardly the dominant sound.

I personally liked early 2000s music and its sound, but I don't see it coming back any time soon, especially since music today isn't really that far from it in the grand scheme of things.  I think rock will make a comeback.  In terms of early 2000s pop, you can find plenty of songs by One Direction or 5 Seconds of Summer that sound like they could have come out in 2000 or 2001. Listen to One Direction's cover of "Teenage Dirtbag." I don't think hip-hop and r&b will ever return to its early '00s sound.


I listened to some of their songs just now and I don't think they don't sound early 00's at all.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 10/26/15 at 6:14 pm


There was a few songs in the early 2000s that sounded late '80s, but it was hardly the dominant sound.

I personally liked early 2000s music and its sound, but I don't see it coming back any time soon, especially since music today isn't really that far from it in the grand scheme of things.  I think rock will make a comeback.  In terms of early 2000s pop, you can find plenty of songs by One Direction or 5 Seconds of Summer that sound like they could have come out in 2000 or 2001.  Listen to One Direction's cover of "Teenage Dirtbag." I don't think hip-hop and r&b will ever return to its early '00s sound.


late 80s wasnt the dominant sound of the 2000s  I agree with you that early 2000s music was GOAT.
It was lol  2000s music fell off after 2007,  Thankfulllllllllly in late 2008 music got good again.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 10/26/15 at 6:18 pm


Pop Punk from 2000-2002/2003 is totally different from the 2003/2004-now era, though. Around that time, Pop Punk and Emo both became this weird glam metal throwback with their tight jeans and eyeliner. You have a point (even though Grunge's biggest years were probably 1991-1994/1995. The 90's weren't 100% grunge as most people seem to think) but the version of pop punk that existed from around 1994-2003 died right in 2004. I remember it happening as I was still going to shows in 2004/2005.

I listened to some of their songs just now and I don't think they don't sound early 00's at all.


I would divide the whole  pop punk era in to a few parts  (the 2000s part)


Late 2000- 2003 )  Bands like SUM 41, New Found Glory, Dashboard,  Blink 182

Late 2004-2007)    Fall Out Boy, Panic at the disco etc

and after that it morphed

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 10/26/15 at 6:33 pm


Pop Punk from 2000-2002/2003 is totally different from the 2003/2004-now era, though. Around that time, Pop Punk and Emo both became this weird glam metal throwback with their tight jeans and eyeliner. You have a point (even though Grunge's biggest years were probably 1991-1994/1995. The 90's weren't 100% grunge as most people seem to think) but the version of pop punk that existed from around 1994-2003 died right in 2004. I remember it happening as I was still going to shows in 2004/2005.


I agree with this.  From my recollection, pop punk became emo somewhere around 2005ish which then became scene in the late 2000s.  Punk pop was at its peak in U.S. Top 40 in the late 1990s through around 2003.  When I think of pop punk I think mostly pre-emo, though some people include emo era bands under the umbrella of pop punk.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 10/26/15 at 6:36 pm


late 80s wasnt the dominant sound of the 2000s  I agree with you that early 2000s music was GOAT.
It was lol  2000s music fell off after 2007,  Thankfulllllllllly in late 2008 music got good again.


Yeah I said that late '80s was NOT the dominant sound in the early '00s.  There were a few songs though that had that sound, specifically in 2002.  I mentioned it to show that there can be songs that sound like they are from an earlier era, but it rarely becomes the dominant sound.

I agree that in late 2008, music changed for the better.  I think 2009 was by far the best year for music of the century so far.  Many hits of that year have become classics.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: JordanK1982 on 10/26/15 at 7:02 pm


I agree with this.  From my recollection, pop punk became emo somewhere around 2005ish which then became scene in the late 2000s.  Punk pop was at its peak in U.S. Top 40 in the late 1990s through around 2003.  When I think of pop punk I think mostly pre-emo, though some people include emo era bands under the umbrella of pop punk.


Exactly. That is one of the reasons I stopped going to the Warped Tour in 2005. Compare Fall Out Boy's Evening Out (recorded in 2002, released in 2003) album to Cork Tree or MCR's Bullet's (from 2002) album to Three Cheers. Evening Out sounds like a New Found Glory album and MCR's first album sounds just like all those late 90's Post-Hardcore bands like Keepsake, Glasseater and Thursday with a little bit of Poison the Well mixed in there. Spot on with it's peak, too. The biggest era of Pop Punk was from 1998-2003 but it was already a huge, huge thing from 1994-1997. I think of emo being included in Pop Punk I usually think of bands like Jimmy Eat World, The Movielife (who I think are equally Pop Punk and Emo), The Get Up Kids, Taking Back Sunday (pre-2004 of course) or The Promise Ring. I'd say some Pop Punk bands like The Ataris or New Found Glory did have some pretty emo-influenced songs. It wasn't uncommon to listen to both emo and pop punk bands back in 1998-2003. Then, 2004 came around and bands like From First to Last released "Dear Diary" on Epitaph and MCR released Three Cheers. The style went from this in 2002 to being super dark and serious in 2004.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 10/26/15 at 7:16 pm


Do you think we have been over saturated tho?


Absolutely.  I think most of these superhero movies are extremely overrated, as they predominantly reiterate the tired young white male hero/female love interest/evil male supergenius/supernatural villain archetypes of decades past, and to me at least, they feel frustratingly outdated and unoriginal in 2015 of all times.  That said, at least projects such as the critically acclaimed Supergirl TV show are just starting to expand upon the genre's diversity of leads.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 10/26/15 at 7:49 pm


Exactly. That is one of the reasons I stopped going to the Warped Tour in 2005. Compare Fall Out Boy's Evening Out (recorded in 2002, released in 2003) album to Cork Tree or MCR's Bullet's (from 2002) album to Three Cheers. Evening Out sounds like a New Found Glory album and MCR's first album sounds just like all those late 90's Post-Hardcore bands like Keepsake, Glasseater and Thursday with a little bit of Poison the Well mixed in there. Spot on with it's peak, too. The biggest era of Pop Punk was from 1998-2003 but it was already a huge, huge thing from 1994-1997. I think of emo being included in Pop Punk I usually think of bands like Jimmy Eat World, The Movielife (who I think are equally Pop Punk and Emo), The Get Up Kids, Taking Back Sunday (pre-2004 of course) or The Promise Ring. I'd say some Pop Punk bands like The Ataris or New Found Glory did have some pretty emo-influenced songs. It wasn't uncommon to listen to both emo and pop punk bands back in 1998-2003. Then, 2004 came around and bands like From First to Last released "Dear Diary" on Epitaph and MCR released Three Cheers. The style went from this in 2002 to being super dark and serious in 2004.


Mtv's shows all had this kind of music in its credits lol like Lauguna beach and Viva la bam, as well as Malcolm in the middle.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 10/26/15 at 8:06 pm


Absolutely.  I think most of these superhero movies are extremely overrated, as they predominantly reiterate the tired young white male hero/female love interest/evil male supergenius/supernatural villain archetypes of decades past, and to me at least, they feel frustratingly outdated and unoriginal in 2015 of all times.  That said, at least projects such as the critically acclaimed Supergirl TV show are just starting to expand upon the genre's diversity of leads.


The premiere of this series is on right now, but I'm not watching it at the moment because Monday Night Football is on but I will check it out soon. Although I get where you're coming from. I respect your opinion. I'm a big fan of DC or Marvel regardless of how good or mediocre the series are, but not too bad, like the recent Fantastic Four movie or Gotham. The rest of the superhero shows and movies are epic for me. I'm enjoying it! Throughout my core childhood in the 2000's, it was the DC/Marvel cartoons on Cartoon Network and Toon Disney/Jetix that I enjoyed. Now in the 2010's in my young adulthood, it's these live-action DC/Marvel movies and series that's keeping me occupied during this time of the decade!

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: JordanK1982 on 10/26/15 at 8:11 pm


I would divide the whole  pop punk era in to a few parts  (the 2000s part)


Late 2000- 2003 )  Bands like SUM 41, New Found Glory, Dashboard,  Blink 182

Late 2004-2007)    Fall Out Boy, Panic at the disco etc

and after that it morphed



I wouldn't say late 2000 because in 1998 you already had Homegrown release Act Your Age so by early 2000 that specific style Pop Punk was already everywhere. Sum 41 were also starting to get big in 1998/1999, too. I agree otherwise, though. Pretty accurate. I kinda think that Pop Punk is still kind of in a 2005 time warp. There aren't really any bands today who go back to the late 90's/early 00's style (like I wish they would) instead they all imitate Under the Cork Tree or whatever. 


Mtv's shows all had this kind of music in its credits lol like Lauguna beach and Viva la bam, as well as Malcolm in the middle.


Haha! I loved Malcolm in the Middle. I remember hearing Sum 41 on their soundtracks quite a bit. I miss when Sum 41 and blink-182 were the biggest bands in 2000-2002. Hearing them on TV, in movies or on the radio was the best.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 10/26/15 at 9:03 pm


The premiere of this series is on right now, but I'm not watching it at the moment because Monday Night Football is on but I will check it out soon. Although I get where you're coming from. I respect your opinion. I'm a big fan of DC or Marvel regardless of how good or mediocre the series are, but not too bad, like the recent Fantastic Four movie or Gotham. The rest of the superhero shows and movies are epic for me. I'm enjoying it! Throughout my core childhood in the 2000's, it was the DC/Marvel cartoons on Cartoon Network and Toon Disney/Jetix that I enjoyed. Now in the 2010's in my young adulthood, it's these live-action DC/Marvel movies and series that's keeping me occupied during this time of the decade!


It's probably a different story for you if you're male and straight, in which case the lead characters are easier to identify with.  I believe race factors in as well, as aside from 2008's Hancock, the only superhero films that come to my mind with single, non-white leads (Steel and Catwoman) are regarded as among the worst of the genre.

This all in mind, I'm personally probably in one of the worst positions to appreciate mainstream superhero flicks, as even though I'm white and from a privileged family, I'm also a lipstick lesbian who sees true heroism in strong, intellectual, and confidently feminine women instead of young, handsome males born into social expectations of leadership.  Thus, I neither relate to the superhero leads of today, nor do I fawn over them.  I just guess with this decade's focus on minority voices in the press, I wish superhero movies would be more diverse than they are now.

EDIT:  Oh no, looks like audiences do not like Supergirl despite critical approval. :(

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 10/27/15 at 10:08 am

I think the superhero movie market is starting to get saturated, but I think it still has legs and will continue until at least the end of the decade.  The Avengers has a very dedicated fanbase and I think future installments of Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy have a lot of potential.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/30/15 at 8:14 pm


Yeah, well don't you just kill yourself, you lesbian bitch.  Nobody wants to hear your stupid views over superhero movies.  Take your feminine views and shove them up your ass.  Then go make out with your future wife Mariah Carey.  It's more than that anything that pop whore ever did for music.

You know I use to be a liberal.  Then I found out what a bunch overly feminine vegetarian-loving suck assess the left wing party is.

DAMN Bro!!! :o

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 10/30/15 at 9:15 pm


Yeah, well don't you just kill yourself, you lesbian bitch.  Nobody wants to hear your stupid views over superhero movies.  Take your feminine views and shove them up your ass.  Then go make out with your future wife Mariah Carey.  It's more than that anything that pop whore ever did for music.

You know I use to be a liberal.  Then I found out what a bunch overly feminine vegetarian-loving suck assess the left wing party is.


Damn chill out! It's her own opinion! I knew there was something not right about you as long as I've known you on the internet, not just this website, but a couple other ones as well.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/30/15 at 9:47 pm


Damn chill out! It's her own opinion! I knew there was something not right about you as long as I've known you on the internet, not just this website, but a couple other ones as well.

IKR!!! ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 10/30/15 at 10:10 pm


Yeah, well don't you just kill yourself, you lesbian bitch.  Nobody wants to hear your stupid views over superhero movies.  Take your feminine views and shove them up your ass.  Then go make out with your future wife Mariah Carey.  It's more than that anything that pop whore ever did for music.

You know I use to be a liberal.  Then I found out what a bunch overly feminine vegetarian-loving suck assess the left wing party is.


You're sure quick to make crude generalizations.  If you knew me personally, you'd realize that I'm actually far from considering myself a full-on liberal and am actually quite moderate on several issues.  Like you, I used to be full-on leftist but I've since come to believe that the Democratic Party of today is preachier and more impatient on most issues than necessary.  I'm not even a vegetarian like you apparently infer.  However, as a woman who's standards of attraction are a bit out of the norm, I think I at least have more than a reason to wish that the media represented people like me a little better.

Also, you want to talk music?  Well, yes, I do appreciate Mariah Carey a ton, not only because she has a great voice and co-writes all of her material, but also because I relate to a lot of her backstory.  It's my opinion, anyway.  Oh, and for the record, I do appreciate "real" music just as much as MC, if not even more so; some of my favorite musical acts include Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, prog-era Genesis, Kate Bush, Talking Heads, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden.

Honestly, I shouldn't take any of your insults to heart, because they're far more reflective of your own insecurities than anything else, but I figured I'd just drop my two cents just to put things into perspective.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: 80sfan on 10/31/15 at 1:46 am

The only superhero movies I like are Batman's and Spider man's.

Super-Man never did it for me, in terms of entertainment.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: 80sfan on 10/31/15 at 1:53 am

Okay, I'm a bit biased because I like Mariah, but the woman can sing and writes her music. How more 'real' can an artist get?

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 10/31/15 at 2:08 am


The only superhero movies I like are Batman's and Spider man's.

Super-Man never did it for me, in terms of entertainment.


I'm probably a minority on this one, but I actually preferred the 2000s superhero movies. Sure, it was hit and miss, but when it was good, it was really good. The movies now are mostly meh, with the occasional stinker (ie., the new Fantastic Four movie).

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: 80sfan on 10/31/15 at 2:35 am


I'm probably a minority on this one, but I actually preferred the 2000s superhero movies. Sure, it was hit and miss, but when it was good, it was really good. The movies now are mostly meh, with the occasional stinker (ie., the new Fantastic Four movie).


I think there's too much hype with a lot of the super hero movies today. Unfortunately, sooner or later this overhype was going to happen. Why? Things just reach a saturation point sooner or later. I really like Tobey McGuire as Spider-Man, especially the first two films. Wow, they were great. I think that the 90s and 00s are my favorite decades for Superhero films.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Howard on 10/31/15 at 7:20 am


I think there's too much hype with a lot of the super hero movies today. Unfortunately, sooner or later this overhype was going to happen. Why? Things just reach a saturation point sooner or later. I really like Tobey McGuire as Spider-Man, especially the first two films. Wow, they were great. I think that the 90s and 00s are my favorite decades for Superhero films.


every superhero film is a remake and is not as good.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 10/31/15 at 7:59 am


I think there's too much hype with a lot of the super hero movies today. Unfortunately, sooner or later this overhype was going to happen. Why? Things just reach a saturation point sooner or later. I really like Tobey McGuire as Spider-Man, especially the first two films. Wow, they were great. I think that the 90s and 00s are my favorite decades for Superhero films.


I think it depends on your favorite superhero movie franchise, or which part of the DC or Marvel universe you prefer. I really like the Avengers the most out of all, and it's sub movies like Iron Man 1-3, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, etc. I also enjoyed Antman and Guardians of the Galaxy as well. I not 100% sure about the 90's, but when it comes to the 2000's, I liked all the X-Men movies, Fantastic 4 movies, and the Spiderman movies much better from that time than the ones from this decade, like I'd take the 2005 Fantastic 4 and Silver Surfer any day over that abomination Fantastic 4 that just came out recently. I prefer the original 2002 & 2004 Spiderman's 1-2 over the Amazing Spiderman movies from this decade. However, if there was any Avengers movie from the 2000's decade or earlier, then it can't beat the 2012 Avengers and Age of Ultron without a question. I think when it comes to Marvel the movies, we are definitely in a golden age right now.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/31/15 at 11:02 am


I think it depends on your favorite superhero movie franchise, or which part of the DC or Marvel universe you prefer. I really like the Avengers the most out of all, and it's sub movies like Iron Man 1-3, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, etc. I also enjoyed Antman and Guardians of the Galaxy as well. I not 100% sure about the 90's, but when it comes to the 2000's, I liked all the X-Men movies, Fantastic 4 movies, and the Spiderman movies much better from that time than the ones from this decade, like I'd take the 2005 Fantastic 4 and Silver Surfer any day over that abomination Fantastic 4 that just came out recently. I prefer the original 2002 & 2004 Spiderman's 1-2 over the Amazing Spiderman movies from this decade. However, if there was any Avengers movie from the 2000's decade or earlier, then it can't beat the 2012 Avengers and Age of Ultron without a question. I think when it comes to Marvel the movies, we are definitely in a golden age right now.

X-MEN Days of Future Past is probably the best X-Men movie now! That was FANTASTIC! :D  Fantastic Four NEVER had a good movie! ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 10/31/15 at 12:32 pm


X-MEN Days of Future Past is probably the best X-Men movie now! That was FANTASTIC! :D  Fantastic Four NEVER had a good movie! ;D ;D ;D


Which came out last year, I haven't even seen it yet, but then again, that speaks volumes about the golden age Marvel is in right now with the movie industry.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 10/31/15 at 2:14 pm


Okay, I'm a bit biased because I like Mariah, but the woman can sing and writes her music. How more 'real' can an artist get?


It's mainly because she's a solo pop artist, and music purists generally deride 98% of pop as corporate schlock, succeeding off of image instead of musical ambition and integrity.  It probably doesn't help, either, that Carey broke Elvis' record for most #1 singles by a solo artist.


I think that the 90s and 00s are my favorite decades for Superhero films.


How were the 90s a good decade for superhero movies?  There were no Superman movies, the first Batman had already come out in 1989, all the long-running major franchises weren't around until the 2000s, and there were a whole ton of awful releases that decade, such as Batman & Robin, Steel, The Phantom, Tank Girl, and the 1990 version of Captain America.  That decade was undeniably a dark age for the genre.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/31/15 at 2:21 pm

This thread is like asking people how long will mid 2010s culture will last. It wouldn't be that predictable, since the mid-late years of the decade would probably have the same culture.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/31/15 at 5:08 pm


How were the 90s a good decade for superhero movies?  There were no Superman movies, the first Batman had already come out in 1989, all the long-running major franchises weren't around until the 2000s, and there were a whole ton of awful releases that decade, such as Batman & Robin, Steel, The Phantom, Tank Girl, and the 1990 version of Captain America.  That decade was undeniably a dark age for the genre.

Yes, the 90s were THE dark age of the comic book industry and the movie genre. However, the TV shows like X-MEN, Spiderman, Batman&Superman TAS were what probably kept it alive!

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: 80sfan on 10/31/15 at 5:13 pm


It's mainly because she's a solo pop artist, and music purists generally deride 98% of pop as corporate schlock, succeeding off of image instead of musical ambition and integrity.  It probably doesn't help, either, that Carey broke Elvis' record for most #1 singles by a solo artist.

How were the 90s a good decade for superhero movies?  There were no Superman movies, the first Batman had already come out in 1989, all the long-running major franchises weren't around until the 2000s, and there were a whole ton of awful releases that decade, such as Batman & Robin, Steel, The Phantom, Tank Girl, and the 1990 version of Captain America.  That decade was undeniably a dark age for the genre.


I just like the Batman films of the 90s, even the bad one in 1997, Batman and Robin. My taste is um....interesting.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 10/31/15 at 7:17 pm


Yes, the 90s were THE dark age of the comic book industry and the movie genre. However, the TV shows like X-MEN, Spiderman, Batman&Superman TAS were what probably kept it alive!


Coming to think of it, the 1980s were not a particularly great decade for superhero flicks, either.  Though they began with Superman II and ended with Batman, there wasn't much else unless you count Robocop from 1987, which fits better with the usual macho action flick genre that dominated the decade's blockbuster catalogue.  There weren't as many outright bombs in the 80s as there were in the 90s, but you still had Howard the Duck and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/01/15 at 6:40 pm


There was a few songs in the early 2000s that sounded late '80s, but it was hardly the dominant sound.

I personally liked early 2000s music and its sound, but I don't see it coming back any time soon, especially since music today isn't really that far from it in the grand scheme of things.  I think rock will make a comeback.  In terms of early 2000s pop, you can find plenty of songs by One Direction or 5 Seconds of Summer that sound like they could have come out in 2000 or 2001.  Listen to One Direction's cover of "Teenage Dirtbag." I don't think hip-hop and r&b will ever return to its early '00s sound.


Nah. As happy as that would make me, it wouldn't make sense. The sound of Early 2000s, Hip Hop and R&B would be out of place now and odd. Majority of the current generation wouldn't understand it. Era change is real.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/01/15 at 9:49 pm


Nah. As happy as that would make me, it wouldn't make sense. The sound of Early 2000s, Hip Hop and R&B would be out of place now and odd. Majority of the current generation wouldn't understand it. Era change is real.


Completely agree with this.  As I have said, attempting to revive the sound of an earlier era is almost never successful.  There are certain exceptions such as the current disco revival, but today's disco revival songs have a distinct sound compared to the original disco in the 1970s so it doesn't quite count as a genuine 70s resurgence.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/02/15 at 12:38 am


Completely agree with this.  As I have said, attempting to revive the sound of an earlier era is almost never successful.  There are certain exceptions such as the current disco revival, but today's disco revival songs have a distinct sound compared to the original disco in the 1970s so it doesn't quite count as a genuine 70s resurgence.


Frankly, they sound far more like early 80s post-disco than actual disco from the 70s, which usually had acoustic string accompaniments instead of synthesizers and smooth baselines.  I guess 'disco revival' just sounds more marketable than 'post-disco revival.'

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/02/15 at 5:34 pm


Nah. As happy as that would make me, it wouldn't make sense. The sound of Early 2000s, Hip Hop and R&B would be out of place now and odd. Majority of the current generation wouldn't understand it. Era change is real.


I honestly don't care whether or not the early 2000s come back. All I hope for are two things. Firstly, I hope some type of rock music becomes popular in the future. Two, I want pop music to be listenable again. I don't care what direction mainstream music goes in the future, I just want it to be good.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 11/02/15 at 6:08 pm


I honestly don't care whether or not the early 2000s come back. All I hope for are two things. Firstly, I hope some type of rock music becomes popular in the future. Two, I want pop music to be listenable again. I don't care what direction mainstream music goes in the future, I just want it to be good.


Early 2000s is starting to come back a little bit but its small, there is this genre called pc music
that has come out that just recently partnered with Sony records, one of the fashion designers Steves Peeps
seems to be influencing artists such as Hannah Diamond and Liz.

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10492418_10152912613691258_4464368166259797180_n.png?oh=e11c084d6a315ae00b93ad3936541a3a&oe=56BD4558


https://adrianamichellebeauty.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/tshirtpics.jpg?w=600

http://whatthehellz.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/IMG_5932.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/aj1u7az.png





http://noragouma.com/2000s-nostalgia-already-here-steves-peeps-leads-the-way/

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/5915497/liz-y2k-exclusive-song-premiere


Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/02/15 at 6:59 pm

Despite the '90s nostalgia that has been popular this decade, there has been no '90s music revival other than a few songs.  Nostalgia culture goes in twenty year cycles.  2000s nostalgia will become more prevalent in the late '10s into the '20s.  However, I don't expect a massive revival of early '00s culture.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 11/02/15 at 8:04 pm


Despite the '90s nostalgia that has been popular this decade, there has been no '90s music revival other than a few songs.  Nostalgia culture goes in twenty year cycles.  2000s nostalgia will become more prevalent in the late '10s into the '20s.  However, I don't expect a massive revival of early '00s culture.


I already posted evidence of 2000s nostalgia that is happening now lol

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 11/02/15 at 8:43 pm


Despite the '90s nostalgia that has been popular this decade, there has been no '90s music revival other than a few songs.  Nostalgia culture goes in twenty year cycles.  2000s nostalgia will become more prevalent in the late '10s into the '20s.  However, I don't expect a massive revival of early '00s culture.


Massive you mean, oh I gotcha. Nostalgia for 2000-2003 is actually happening right now, if not soon enough!

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/02/15 at 8:58 pm

Really, the nostalgia cycle has sort of just broadened as of late, currently going back as early as the Bush '41 era and ending as late as the early 2000s.  There's no longer much of a prominent focus anymore like there was in the Happy Days and Grease 70s, An Innocent Man and Dirty Dancing 80s, Dazed and Confused 90s, or teen pop rock and Killers 2000s.  If anything, the main 90s things that actually influence mainstream popular culture today are eraser cuts, Fuller House, the upcoming Twin Peaks revival, flannel shirts, early Disney Renaissance movies, and the Michael Bay TMNT film, all of which can trace their roots to the Bush '41 era rather than the core 90s.  Almost all mid-90s to early 2000s nostalgia, however, is confined to Buzzfeed articles and the like.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/02/15 at 9:05 pm

That LIZ song, Y2K, sounds straight out of that year in style.

Do you think it will get any radio airplay?

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/02/15 at 9:06 pm


Despite the '90s nostalgia that has been popular this decade, there has been no '90s music revival other than a few songs.  Nostalgia culture goes in twenty year cycles.  2000s nostalgia will become more prevalent in the late '10s into the '20s.  However, I don't expect a massive revival of early '00s culture.


I just want things to be authentic in the future. The hipster influence of this decade has made everything bland and robotic. And all this 90s revival stuff, is just hipster fashion with a superficial 90s design. I honestly don't see how it's similar to the real 90s. Hell even the 00s were more authentic than the 2010s. And I'm going to take it a step further and say that Back to the Future II's interpretation of 2015's fashion is more authentic than the actual 2015! It's so crazy. I know the technology was a bit of an unrealistic prediction, but the fashion was still better than the robotic, pretentious stuff we have nowadays. Music wise, I think there needs to be a lot to improve the current state of music, though I think 2015 was an improvement over 2014. I do think the late 2010s and early 2020s will be better.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/02/15 at 9:10 pm


Massive you mean, oh I gotcha. Nostalgia for 2000-2003 is actually happening right now, if not soon enough!


You mean late 2001-2003. 2000-mid 2001 was more similar to late 90s culture. One thing that bugs me about the 90s revival is that people see the 90s as a homogeneous decade, which it really wasn't

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/02/15 at 9:14 pm


You mean late 2001-2003. 2000-mid 2001 was more similar to late 90s culture. One thing that bugs me about the 90s revival is that people see the 90s as a homogeneous decade, which it really wasn't


I agree.  The 2000s were far more homogeneous than the '90s were.  The Bush 41 era, the mid '90s, and the late '90s had completely different cultures.  Not since the '60s was there that much cultural change within one decade.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/02/15 at 9:17 pm


I agree.  The 2000s were far more homogeneous than the '90s were.  The Bush 41 era, the mid '90s, and the late '90s had completely different cultures.  Not since the '60s was there that much cultural change within one decade.


Actually the early 2000s were pretty different from the rest of the decade. 2000 was still similar to 1999.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 11/02/15 at 9:19 pm


You mean late 2001-2003. 2000-mid 2001 was more similar to late 90s culture. One thing that bugs me about the 90s revival is that people see the 90s as a homogeneous decade, which it really wasn't


No I was talking about the entire numerical early 2000's years, but if you're referring to the cultural early 2000's then yes that would be late 2001-2003.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/02/15 at 9:21 pm


No I was talking about the entire numerical early 2000's years, but if you're referring to the cultural early 2000's then yes that would be late 2001-2003.


Yeah I was referring to the cultural period. Though I'm not sure how they'd revive the numerical period, to be honest.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 11/02/15 at 9:52 pm


You mean late 2001-2003. 2000-mid 2001 was more similar to late 90s culture. One thing that bugs me about the 90s revival is that people see the 90s as a homogeneous decade, which it really wasn't


here is some more stuff that is happening now that is  "early 2000s influenced"
its like a sneek peak of what to expect for the 2020s

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/11220836_10153808830681258_2232036548855519970_n.jpg?oh=09067a02a61b6673824c792b468a596f&oe=56B3AFDE

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11196285_10153795723756258_1320706627571352212_n.jpg?oh=70883e330f9b2d7135ddd95b1616ec24&oe=56ADEDA2


https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-0/p206x206/10458302_10153789268291258_6258495628115983073_n.png?oh=00e371fc0b80f7eb2fbd127a5c8bdb75&oe=56ADEF4A


http://noragouma.com/interview-with-steves-peeps/

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/02/15 at 11:57 pm


here is some more stuff that is happening now that is  "early 2000s influenced"
its like a sneek peak of what to expect for the 2020s

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/11220836_10153808830681258_2232036548855519970_n.jpg?oh=09067a02a61b6673824c792b468a596f&oe=56B3AFDE

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11196285_10153795723756258_1320706627571352212_n.jpg?oh=70883e330f9b2d7135ddd95b1616ec24&oe=56ADEDA2


https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-0/p206x206/10458302_10153789268291258_6258495628115983073_n.png?oh=00e371fc0b80f7eb2fbd127a5c8bdb75&oe=56ADEF4A


http://noragouma.com/interview-with-steves-peeps/



This isn't really 2000s influenced. The shapes and designs are completely 2010s. It just includes 2000s references. That's not the same as being influenced by the fashion. You are taking this far too literally. This is probably just a joke. I doubt that this will take over in the 2020s, because the shapes and designs are too similar to the 2010s. If the 2020s have clothing with references to the 2000s, it will not look anything like those pictures.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Mat1991 on 11/03/15 at 12:46 am


This isn't really 2000s influenced. The shapes and designs are completely 2010s. It just includes 2000s references. That's not the same as being influenced by the fashion. You are taking this far too literally. This is probably just a joke. I doubt that this will take over in the 2020s, because the shapes and designs are too similar to the 2010s. If the 2020s have clothing with references to the 2000s, it will not look anything like those pictures.


That's stuff I could see people wearing now. Never mind the '20s.  :P

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/03/15 at 12:55 am


That's stuff I could see people wearing now. Never mind the '20s.  :P


Exactly, it's design is very 2010s. Not to mention it fits with the quirky/obnoxious nature of the mid 2010s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 11/03/15 at 8:11 am


This isn't really 2000s influenced. The shapes and designs are completely 2010s. It just includes 2000s references. That's not the same as being influenced by the fashion. You are taking this far too literally. This is probably just a joke. I doubt that this will take over in the 2020s, because the shapes and designs are too similar to the 2010s. If the 2020s have clothing with references to the 2000s, it will not look anything like those pictures.


Isn't that what happened in the early 2010s with 90s things tho? You had the shapes of clothes looking 2009 ish with
90s references such as  " All that, Bart simpson, Beavis and Butthead it was more of a tumblr thing, then around 2013
it morphed into using actual cuts of the 90s clothes ( Versace influenced, flannel around waist etc)c  I noticed mostly fashion was 90s
influenced before it became 90s cuts if that makes sense.

In 2009 in Miley Cyrus's Party in the Usa you had her wearing grunge flannel and it was NEON yellow
in  the promo pics. It is kind of like a bridge in the gap between styles.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Carlos on 11/04/15 at 8:18 pm

I can't see pop culture changing much over the next few years, but I hope it does.

I don't really like the 2012-present pop culture because of how social media-oriented it is. The main trends over the last couple of years just seem repetitive and lacking in variety. It usually starts when a video of someone doing some ridiculous stunt becomes really popular. Then people post pictures or videos of themselves doing the same stunt and dare all their friends to do it. After the Miley Cyrus performance at the MTV awards last year, the trend was 'Take a video of yourself twerking and upload it to Facebook or Youtube or Instagram'. We have also had things like 'I dare you to do the Ice Bucket challenge and post a video of it on Facebook' or 'I dare you to do the cinnamon challenge and post a video on Youtube' or 'I dare you to tag each of your friends on Facebook for every letter of the alphabet' or 'Take a picture of yourself with a load of silly bandz and post it on Instagram'.

Every couple of months there seems to be a new social media trend, but none of it feels really original or interesting to me. I find most social media-oriented pop culture very boring, so I'm interested in knowing how long it will last. Facebook in particular has become so entrenched in people's lives, so I don't see it dying off in the next couple of years, but I don't think its popularity will last forever. There have been articles saying that a lot of teenagers are moving away from Facebook to other sites that their parents aren't using. I don't know what that could mean for the long-term future of the site. But if I had to bet, I'd say that any major decline won't happen until the 2020s. But given the rate that technology is advancing these days, who knows where we will be by then.

I know this site is like a SM site, but it doesn't really have the same vibe as places like Facebook and Twitter. I think it's because it attracts a much smaller group of people who are focused on specific topics, so it is more like a discussion forum. 

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/04/15 at 11:09 pm

I know this site is like a SM site, but it doesn't really have the same vibe as places like Facebook and Twitter. I think it's because it attracts a much smaller group of people who are focused on specific topics, so it is more like a discussion forum.


nd ppl dont talk like this

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/04/15 at 11:11 pm

Yeah "inthe00s.com" is a discussion forum, reminiscent of the kind that were popular in the '00s catered to specific interests.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: JordanK1982 on 11/06/15 at 11:09 am


I know this site is like a SM site, but it doesn't really have the same vibe as places like Facebook and Twitter. I think it's because it attracts a much smaller group of people who are focused on specific topics, so it is more like a discussion forum.


More like? I think this site is a discussion forum.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/10/15 at 7:19 am

I think early 2000s influences just might be starting to affect culture on a broad level.  Tell me this new song of Ariana Grande's doesn't sound like it took certain cues from producers like Swizz Beats and The Neptunes with its strong emphasis on shuffling drums and claps as opposed to an onslaught of overly polished synthesizers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf_wVfwpfp8

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 11/10/15 at 8:16 am


I think early 2000s influences just might be starting to affect culture on a broad level.  Tell me this new song of Ariana Grande's doesn't sound like it took certain cues from producers like Swizz Beats and The Neptunes with its strong emphasis on shuffling drums and claps as opposed to an onslaught of overly polished synthesizers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf_wVfwpfp8


Yeah it does sound a bit early 00's now that you mention it, like a fusion of the modern elctropopish sound with the early 00's drum beats

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/10/15 at 2:43 pm

I used to like Ariana Grande in Victorious. I even started to keep up to date with the series because of her. Now she is annoyingly cute and don't seem like a real person as if she is a hologram originally plan to release in the 2030s. She was a better person before she became famous. I definitely feel like she was born into the wrong era. My opinion of pop culture today is odd, too teenish, lifeless and electro. I really don't like it.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/10/15 at 4:10 pm


Yeah it does sound a bit early 00's now that you mention it, like a fusion of the modern elctropopish sound with the early 00's drum beats


I think it sounds more early '10s than early '00s.  It's a little more electropop sounding than stuff she has done in the past.  I can kind of see the early '00s reference when it comes to the drum beats, though I didn't make that connection until it was pointed out here.  Somewhat reminds me of this somewhat letter known Britney Spears song from 2002.

s25OMP4Ww6Y

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 11/10/15 at 4:45 pm


I think it sounds more early '10s than early '00s.  It's a little more electropop sounding than stuff she has done in the past.  I can kind of see the early '00s reference when it comes to the drum beats, though I didn't make that connection until it was pointed out here.  Somewhat reminds me of this somewhat letter known Britney Spears song from 2002.

s25OMP4Ww6Y


Yeah those drum beats have that Neptunes kind of feel to it, brings back great memories.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: the2001 on 11/10/15 at 5:01 pm


Exactly, it's design is very 2010s. Not to mention it fits with the quirky/obnoxious nature of the mid 2010s.


Yeah its like a mix  a tumblr ish kinda fashion

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/10/15 at 5:36 pm


I think it sounds more early '10s than early '00s.  It's a little more electropop sounding than stuff she has done in the past.  I can kind of see the early '00s reference when it comes to the drum beats, though I didn't make that connection until it was pointed out here.  Somewhat reminds me of this somewhat letter known Britney Spears song from 2002.

s25OMP4Ww6Y


I'm used to Ariana Grande's songs being 100% synth, so the fact that this song has so much emphasis on rhythm feels like a drastic change for the artist, even with the modernized instruments.  If catchy, complex rhythms becomes important again coming into the late 2010s, then it's more than a welcome change.  Even this song's video seems pretty early 2000s during certain parts; it kind of reminds me of 2000s Beyoncé to be honest.  To me, it's the same deal as 2000s rock songs like Mr. Brightside and Girl Next Door, which you can tell take cues from 80s rock even though they obviously weren't made in the 80s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/10/15 at 5:42 pm


I'm used to Ariana Grande's songs being 100% synth, so the fact that this song has so much emphasis on rhythm feels like a drastic change for the artist, even with the modernized instruments.  If catchy, complex rhythms becomes important again coming into the late 2010s, then it's more than a welcome change.  Even this song's video seems pretty early 2000s during certain parts; it kind of reminds me of 2000s Beyoncé to be honest.


I completely agree.

I think you've hit the nail on the head about the catchy, complex rhythms.  I think that is one of the things that has been lacking in mid '10s music that makes it harder, for me at least, to really get into.  Rhythm was huge in the early '10s but around 2013 it started becoming less emphasized in favor of synth and vocals.  I think a good balance is important and I hope that is the way music is headed.  Personally I am liking a lot of the stuff I am hearing this fall.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/11/15 at 12:12 am

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Another new song that has more of an '00s sound than a mid-10s sound.  This song could have come out any time in the decade and fit right in but it especially fits in the late '00s (2007-2009).  More focus on catchy melody and rhythm.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Arrowstone on 11/11/15 at 12:37 pm

That Ariana Grande song somehow reminds me of the early 00s song "Bump bump bump..", but I can't tell why.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/11/15 at 1:16 pm


That Ariana Grande song somehow reminds me of the early 00s song "Bump bump bump..", but I can't tell why.


Not at all.  Bump Bump Bump is a great example of early 2000s R&B.  The closest thing we have today to it is Kalin and Myles. 

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Arrowstone on 11/11/15 at 1:40 pm


Not at all.  Bump Bump Bump is a great example of early 2000s R&B.  The closest thing we have today to it is Kalin and Myles. 


Well yeah.. must be an invalid brain connection.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/15/15 at 3:25 am

Missy Elliott just released her first single in a decade, produced by Pharrell Williams.  It sounds even more 2000s than Ariana Grande's track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO_3Qgib6RQ

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/15/15 at 3:05 pm


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Another new song that has more of an '00s sound than a mid-10s sound.  This song could have come out any time in the decade and fit right in but it especially fits in the late '00s (2007-2009).  More focus on catchy melody and rhythm.


It's interesting, however, I'm not sure whether it will be the sound of the late 2010s. I feel like there will be some sort of transition away from the current culture around the late 2010s. I could end up being wrong, but I still doubt that this is the sound that will be popular in 2017-2019/2020. Certainly not 2021, because that year will probably begin a new era.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/15/15 at 3:08 pm


Missy Elliott just released her first single in a decade, produced by Pharrell Williams.  It sounds even more 2000s than Ariana Grande's track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO_3Qgib6RQ


To be honest, I'm not really in favor of this sound. I hope for something more exiting in the future. While this does sound like it could be from the 2000s, there's nothing really to suggest that this sound will become big again in the late 2010s/early 2020s. I think it's just Missy Elliot following her signature sound.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/15/15 at 3:23 pm


To be honest, I'm not really in favor of this sound. I hope for something more exiting in the future. While this does sound like it could be from the 2000s, there's nothing really to suggest that this sound will become big again in the late 2010s/early 2020s. I think it's just Missy Elliot following her signature sound.


It already has over 10 million views, which is pretty telling in an era that's so cutthroat to musicians who aren't ultra-young or part of the norm.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/15/15 at 5:22 pm


To be honest, I'm not really in favor of this sound. I hope for something more exiting in the future. While this does sound like it could be from the 2000s, there's nothing really to suggest that this sound will become big again in the late 2010s/early 2020s. I think it's just Missy Elliot following her signature sound.


Good point.

There actually were songs late into the '90s by '80s artists like Phil Collins that still had a very '80s sound.  It didn't mean the '80s were coming back.  Some artists like the Black Eyed Peas and Britney Spears completely reinvent their sound to keep up with the times.  Others do not.

I personally don't think the song sounds that 2000s.  It's tempo and loud rhythm and bassline fits more with the '10s.  Compare it to this, from 2003.

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Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/15/15 at 7:51 pm


Good point.

There actually were songs late into the '90s by '80s artists like Phil Collins that still had a very '80s sound.  It didn't mean the '80s were coming back.  Some artists like the Black Eyed Peas and Britney Spears completely reinvent their sound to keep up with the times.  Others do not.

I personally don't think the song sounds that 2000s.  It's tempo and loud rhythm and bassline fits more with the '10s.  Compare it to this, from 2003.

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Guess so. I'll be honest, I'm not a huge fan of hip hop made after 2002. I think this forum has kind of gotten away from the main subject, though (which is kind of typical, haha). What I'm concerned with is where music will go 2017/2018 onwards. I can tell that 2016 will probably be pretty similar to 2015, with some small signs of change around the late part of the year. But after 2016, I really hope that things improve. I don't care what direction music takes. All I care for is for it to sound good, and for the songs to have more variety. Also the production of these songs need to improve. In the 2010s (so far), music sounds overproduced, to the point where the instrumentals don't even sound real. Everything sounds louder and faker. I just hope we shift away from that soon. Now realistically, I don't see a huge shift happening until 2021, or so. But I do think the years leading up to it (2017-2019/2020) will start the transition.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/15/15 at 7:59 pm


Missy Elliott just released her first single in a decade, produced by Pharrell Williams.  It sounds even more 2000s than Ariana Grande's track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO_3Qgib6RQ


I can totally see Missy Elliott as one of those artists that will try to keep it as old school as possible haha I can relate.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Slim95 on 11/15/15 at 10:17 pm

It will change dramatically by 2019. There's not a doubt in my mind that 2019 will be very different from 2015. What will change though is something I don't know. I think it would be really cool if we had the early 2000s vibe back.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/15/15 at 10:25 pm


Guess so. I'll be honest, I'm not a huge fan of hip hop made after 2002. I think this forum has kind of gotten away from the main subject, though (which is kind of typical, haha). What I'm concerned with is where music will go 2017/2018 onwards. I can tell that 2016 will probably be pretty similar to 2015, with some small signs of change around the late part of the year. But after 2016, I really hope that things improve. I don't care what direction music takes. All I care for is for it to sound good, and for the songs to have more variety. Also the production of these songs need to improve. In the 2010s (so far), music sounds overproduced, to the point where the instrumentals don't even sound real. Everything sounds louder and faker. I just hope we shift away from that soon. Now realistically, I don't see a huge shift happening until 2021, or so. But I do think the years leading up to it (2017-2019/2020) will start the transition.


Many people said the same things back on the '00s...that it was overproduced and fake.  We now look back on that with nostalgia.

I definitely agree though that '10s music leaves much to be desired.  Thing is, I really liked the early '10s but things went south significantly around 2013.  I kind of wish the trends would have evolved in a different direction from what we had in 2011.

I don't necessarily want the early 2000s sound back like many people are wanting.  However, it would be nice to have a little more variety in Top 40 and a little more that is targeted towards older and/or male listeners.  Bottom line is I hope this teen pop era ends pretty soon and that the disco revival goes with it.  I hope to see a return to more melody focused songs with hooks with less emphasis on EDM beats and synths.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/15/15 at 10:40 pm

For 2015..these are good songs.

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These are what is wrong with music today and I hope this style is on its last legs

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Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/15/15 at 10:54 pm


Many people said the same things back on the '00s...that it was overproduced and fake.  We now look back on that with nostalgia.

I definitely agree though that '10s music leaves much to be desired.  Thing is, I really liked the early '10s but things went south significantly around 2013.  I kind of wish the trends would have evolved in a different direction from what we had in 2011.

I don't necessarily want the early 2000s sound back like many people are wanting.  However, it would be nice to have a little more variety in Top 40 and a little more that is targeted towards older and/or male listeners.  Bottom line is I hope this teen pop era ends pretty soon and that the disco revival goes with it.  I hope to see a return to more melody focused songs with hooks with less emphasis on EDM beats and synths.


Now that I think about it, 2010 was a pretty good year. Usher and Drake define that year in music for me. It even had a noticeable vibe. I graduated high school in 2010. I just realized how nostalgic that year is now.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/15/15 at 10:57 pm


Many people said the same things back on the '00s...that it was overproduced and fake.  We now look back on that with nostalgia.

I definitely agree though that '10s music leaves much to be desired.  Thing is, I really liked the early '10s but things went south significantly around 2013.  I kind of wish the trends would have evolved in a different direction from what we had in 2011.

I don't necessarily want the early 2000s sound back like many people are wanting.  However, it would be nice to have a little more variety in Top 40 and a little more that is targeted towards older and/or male listeners.  Bottom line is I hope this teen pop era ends pretty soon and that the disco revival goes with it.  I hope to see a return to more melody focused songs with hooks with less emphasis on EDM beats and synths.


I'm not asking for the early 2000s to come back either. After all, revivalism of past decades rarely (if at all) has a lasting effect. It's one thing to be inspired by the past, but it's another thing to just rip off it, for the sake of nostalgia. I want something new, something that will really blow my mind.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/16/15 at 5:28 am


Good point.

There actually were songs late into the '90s by '80s artists like Phil Collins that still had a very '80s sound.  It didn't mean the '80s were coming back.  Some artists like the Black Eyed Peas and Britney Spears completely reinvent their sound to keep up with the times.  Others do not.

I personally don't think the song sounds that 2000s.  It's tempo and loud rhythm and bassline fits more with the '10s.  Compare it to this, from 2003.

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Well, to be honest, I think Missy's new track sounds particularly mid/late-2000s, like 2006-ish.  It doesn't resemble her early 2000s material like Work It or Get Ur Freak On.  However, I really don't see how it sounds like a typically '10s hip hop song; its focus is entirely centered around its percussion, with synth melodies or bassy feedback playing little to no role in the track whatsoever.  If it was conforming to usual mid-2010s musical trends, it would either have a much slower tempo and integrate all the elements of trap, or it would be some extra-polished, Pitbull-esque EDM song with rapping on it.

Maybe this song is just Missy Elliott being her usual self.  However, I think it must be at least somewhat notable that two of the latest hits have such a focus on percussion, with less of an oversaturation of synthesizer layers.  I'm not sure if 2000s influences will really come to define late 2010s pop, but at the very least music just might be headed in a fresher and more balanced direction that it's been stuck in for the past few years.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: 80sfan on 11/16/15 at 5:22 pm

Look at the news right now. The decade is becoming more intense. Perhaps the ṕeak´ of the decade isnt 2014 and before, but late 2015 and after.
Especially all this protests against institutionalized racism. And then the attacks in France. Wild times.

Sorry for the typos and weird grammar. My laptopś buttons are screwed up, LOL.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/16/15 at 6:30 pm


Look at the news right now. The decade is becoming more intense. Perhaps the ṕeak´ of the decade isnt 2014 and before, but late 2015 and after.
Especially all this protests against institutionalized racism. And then the attacks in France. Wild times.

Sorry for the typos and weird grammar. My laptopś buttons are screwed up, LOL.


Most decades peak during the last four years, and I think that will be the same for the 2010s.  I don't think we have reached the quintessential year of the '10s yet personally.

Right now we have three huge elephants in the room that will likely effect the zeitgeist in this country over the next four years.  On each of these issues, the two sides are becoming ever-more polarized which could lead to unrest.

*Racism/police brutality
*LGBT rights
*Terrorism/Syrian refugees

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 11/16/15 at 7:06 pm


Most decades peak during the last four years, and I think that will be the same for the 2010s.  I don't think we have reached the quintessential year of the '10s yet personally.


Well I hope by most decades you're excluding the 2000's decade, because 2006-2009 were not quite the most defining years of the 2000's, in fact, that's almost like dividing that period into 2 different eras. For the 2000's decade I still consider the quintessential years to be a tie between 2006 or 2007, however, that doesn't mean it's more related to 2008 or 2009. I still think those quintessential years are a bit closer to 2004 or 2005.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/16/15 at 7:20 pm


Well I hope by most decades you're excluding the 2000's decade, because 2006-2009 were not quite the most defining years of the 2000's, in fact, that's almost like dividing that period into 2 different eras. For the 2000's decade I still consider the quintessential years to be a tie between 2006 or 2007, however, that doesn't mean it's more related to 2008 or 2009. I still think those quintessential years are a bit closer to 2004 or 2005.

This.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: 80sfan on 11/16/15 at 7:29 pm


Well I hope by most decades you're excluding the 2000's decade, because 2006-2009 were not quite the most defining years of the 2000's, in fact, that's almost like dividing that period into 2 different eras. For the 2000's decade I still consider the quintessential years to be a tie between 2006 or 2007, however, that doesn't mean it's more related to 2008 or 2009. I still think those quintessential years are a bit closer to 2004 or 2005.


Yeah, the 00s didnt seem to ṕeak in 2007, or whatever. It seemed more that 2003 to 2005 was the peak.  :)

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: 80sfan on 11/16/15 at 7:30 pm


Most decades peak during the last four years, and I think that will be the same for the 2010s.  I don't think we have reached the quintessential year of the '10s yet personally.

Right now we have three huge elephants in the room that will likely effect the zeitgeist in this country over the next four years.  On each of these issues, the two sides are becoming ever-more polarized which could lead to unrest.

*Racism/police brutality
*LGBT rights
*Terrorism/Syrian refugees


The 60s did peak in the later part.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/16/15 at 7:39 pm


The 60s did peak in the later part.

yup the 60s was the only decade that seemed to peak pretty late! Well I guess you could say the 70s too. It seemed like those decades took a LONG time to completely get away for the previous era!

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Slim95 on 11/16/15 at 7:45 pm

Yeah the core 2000s year was 2004 or 2005. But I do think we will see the core 2010s year next year.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: 80sfan on 11/16/15 at 7:58 pm


yup the 60s was the only decade that seemed to peak pretty late! Well I guess you could say the 70s too. It seemed like those decades took a LONG time to completely get away for the previous era!


1967-1970!

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 11/16/15 at 7:59 pm


Yeah, the 00s didnt seem to ṕeak in 2007, or whatever. It seemed more that 2003 to 2005 was the peak.  :)


I wouldn't mind 2005 being the peak of the 2000's, but not 2003 though, 2003 while it was the start of mid 2000's culture creeping in during the late part of the year, 2003 for most of the part was still an early 2000's year, it was the last year of a lot of late 90's/early 2000's pop culture, or millennial fad's were relevant. I just remember how all of the sudden un-late 90's things felt by the time New Years 2004 came, like all the pop culture had changed overnight and a lot of new stuff were in full effect while other stuff had ended. 2004 was like the first full year of the core 2000's.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/16/15 at 8:34 pm

2004 is the quintessential 2000s year in my opinion.  It was when by far the largest amount of iconic 2000s movies came out in theaters, it was the peak year for crunk, it was the junction between early 2000s pop punk and mid-late 2000s emo, MySpace was the only social media site with serious popularity, iPods were really popular, and Eminem and 50 Cent were still huge, among many other things.  Too much key 2000s culture was past its peak in 2007 for it to be the definitive 2000s year, though it still felt comfortably 2000s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/16/15 at 9:41 pm


It will change dramatically by 2019. There's not a doubt in my mind that 2019 will be very different from 2015. What will change though is something I don't know. I think it would be really cool if we had the early 2000s vibe back.


Even though the early 00s were a huge part of our childhood, I wouldn't really want a large scale revival. If there's an influence of early 00s culture, that's different. But a full scale revival never really works. I just hope the late 2010s and 2020s stand on their own. And, hopefully, the stench of the hipster culture will be dead by then. I'm sorry, but the hipster/tumblerite vibe of this decade is really cringeworthy.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/16/15 at 9:50 pm


Well I hope by most decades you're excluding the 2000's decade, because 2006-2009 were not quite the most defining years of the 2000's, in fact, that's almost like dividing that period into 2 different eras. For the 2000's decade I still consider the quintessential years to be a tie between 2006 or 2007, however, that doesn't mean it's more related to 2008 or 2009. I still think those quintessential years are a bit closer to 2004 or 2005.


Also I don't really see how the late 90s are the defining years of the 90s. 1996 could probably be a defining year, possibly early 1997. However 1998-1999 are definitely not "definitive 90s". As for the 80s, it's a bit arbitrary.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/16/15 at 9:51 pm


Yeah the core 2000s year was 2004 or 2005. But I do think we will see the core 2010s year next year.


Let's just hope it doesn't suck.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/16/15 at 10:11 pm


Even though the early 00s were a huge part of our childhood, I wouldn't really want a large scale revival. If there's an influence of early 00s culture, that's different. But a full scale revival never really works. I just hope the late 2010s and 2020s stand on their own. And, hopefully, the stench of the hipster culture will be dead by then. I'm sorry, but the hipster/tumblerite vibe of this decade is really cringeworthy.


The vibe of today to me just feel empty. Electro and lifeless.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/16/15 at 10:14 pm


Well I hope by most decades you're excluding the 2000's decade, because 2006-2009 were not quite the most defining years of the 2000's, in fact, that's almost like dividing that period into 2 different eras. For the 2000's decade I still consider the quintessential years to be a tie between 2006 or 2007, however, that doesn't mean it's more related to 2008 or 2009. I still think those quintessential years are a bit closer to 2004 or 2005.


I think the quintessential year of the '00s was 2007, with the second half of 2006 and the first half of 2008 right behind so yes I do apply that to the '00s.  2004 is too soon because not everything that defined the '00s had come into being yet by that point or it was still in its early stages.  Definitely core '00s but not the defining year.


Also I don't really see how the late 90s are the defining years of the 90s. 1996 could probably be a defining year, possibly early 1997. However 1998-1999 are definitely not "definitive 90s". As for the 80s, it's a bit arbitrary.


1996 is definitely the quintessential year, which per my theory, falls within the last four years.  Pretty much everything the '90s was could be experienced in '96.  You still had mid-90s trends going strong while late 90s trends were starting to come in.

The quintessential '10s year will fall within the 2016-2019 timeframe, with 2016 or 2017 being the most likely candidate. I stand by that.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/16/15 at 10:27 pm


I think the quintessential year of the '00s was 2007, with the second half of 2006 and the first half of 2008 right behind so yes I do apply that to the '00s.  2004 is too soon because not everything that defined the '00s had come into being yet by that point or it was still in its early stages.  Definitely core '00s but not the defining year.


Most of the defining stuff from 2007 carried into a lot of the 2010s in some form.  Much of it really is still alive and well today.  On the other hand, 2007 was a weak year for Eminem, Lil' Jon, Lindsay Lohan, and several 2000s franchises (i.e., Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sam Raimi Spider-Man), it marked the end of The Sopranos, Malcolm in the Middle wasn't on television anymore, and it was when the sixth generation of gaming fully died off (the seventh generation is really half-late 2000s, half-early 2010s).  I don't agree with your idea of 90s influences still existing in 2006 because that makes it seem like the 2000s were all about the Web 2.0 and portable technology, when really those didn't fully blossom until the 2010s were well underway.  Malls and blockbuster were still a significant part of popular culture for a huge chunk of the 2000s decade.  2004 is late enough that it feels comfortably removed from most millennial-era 90s influences, but old enough that it feels identifiably 2000s and not the "primitive 2010s."  I know some of this logic may seem contradictory, considering I still called 2007 a classic 2000s year, but it was really more of a peripheral classic year, like 1998 was to the 90s - a fair amount of things that would come to define the following decade were starting to become really visible, but the overall look and feel of the year was still quite akin to its own decade.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/16/15 at 10:50 pm


I think the quintessential year of the '00s was 2007, with the second half of 2006 and the first half of 2008 right behind so yes I do apply that to the '00s.  2004 is too soon because not everything that defined the '00s had come into being yet by that point or it was still in its early stages.  Definitely core '00s but not the defining year.

1996 is definitely the quintessential year, which per my theory, falls within the last four years.  Pretty much everything the '90s was could be experienced in '96.  You still had mid-90s trends going strong while late 90s trends were starting to come in.

The quintessential '10s year will fall within the 2016-2019 timeframe, with 2016 or 2017 being the most likely candidate. I stand by that.


I agree with you on 1996, but I still don't see how 1998-1999 are apart of the "definitive 90s". Even 1997 is only half definitive. As for 2016-2019, we'll just have to wait and see.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/16/15 at 10:51 pm


The vibe of today to me just feel empty. Electro and lifeless.


Do you have hope for the future?

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/16/15 at 10:52 pm


I agree with you on 1996, but I still don't see how 1998-1999 are apart of the "definitive 90s". Even 1997 is only half definitive. As for 2016-2019, we'll just have to wait and see.

yup late 1993-1997 are the all time definitive years of the 90s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/16/15 at 10:55 pm


but I still don't see how 1998-1999 are apart of the "definitive 90s". Even 1997 is only half definitive. As for 2016-2019, we'll just have to wait and see.

Yeah 1998-1999 were pretty much the pre 00s. Those were apart of the ''millennium period'' years. 1997 was a transitional year.


For 2016-2019, we need to wait till the decade ends before ANY of us decide.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/16/15 at 11:23 pm

1996 is definitely the quintessential year, which per my theory, falls within the last four years.  Pretty much everything the '90s was could be experienced in '96.  You still had mid-90s trends going strong while late 90s trends were starting to come in.

While I can definitely accept 1996 as the quintessential year of the 90s, I'd personally either lean towards 1994 or 1995 instead.  Grunge and Sega were already significantly less popular in '96, even though they still existed, and 1994 and 1995 were far bigger years for movies, even though 1996 had some iconic films like Happy Gilmore, Space Jam, and Fargo.  The Internet was not mainstream in 1994, but it still existed in some form, as did early 3D games like Virtua Fighter and Daytona USA.  1994 and 1995 were definitely the biggest years for the 90s brand of pop punk, and even as early as the spring of 1994, post-grunge and britpop had entered the mainstream while regular grunge was still in its prime (though Kurt Cobain died that year, the rest of the major grunge bands all achieved peak success thereafter).  Early 90s new-jack swing influences persisted into 1994 and even 1995 to a certain degree, but they were completely overshadowed by g-funk flavor towards 1996, even in alternative songs like The Distance.  A lot of people when describing the 90s focus solely on the gangsta rap style while overlooking new-jack swing, but I think gangsta rap was pretty much just a core 90s trend, whereas the new-jack swing feel was significant during almost all parts of the decade - late 90s boyband anthems like Everybody (Backstreet's Back) and Tearin' Up My Heart owe a serious amount of credit to Teddy Riley for their inspiration and success.  1994 and 1995 had a solid mixture of both g-funk and new-jack swing influences, without one genre overshadowing the other; Montell Jordan's #1 hit This Is How We Do It represents this balance perfectly.

I think a lot of people overlook the importance of the early 90s in the 90s decade as a whole because they're often categorized with the late 80s, whereas the late 90s aren't usually mixed with the early 2000s except for 1999.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/17/15 at 12:06 am


Most of the defining stuff from 2007 carried into a lot of the 2010s in some form.  Much of it really is still alive and well today.  On the other hand, 2007 was a weak year for Eminem, Lil' Jon, Lindsay Lohan, and several 2000s franchises (i.e., Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sam Raimi Spider-Man), it marked the end of The Sopranos, Malcolm in the Middle wasn't on television anymore, and it was when the sixth generation of gaming fully died off (the seventh generation is really half-late 2000s, half-early 2010s).  I don't agree with your idea of 90s influences still existing in 2006 because that makes it seem like the 2000s were all about the Web 2.0 and portable technology, when really those didn't fully blossom until the 2010s were well underway.  Malls and blockbuster were still a significant part of popular culture for a huge chunk of the 2000s decade.  2004 is late enough that it feels comfortably removed from most millennial-era 90s influences, but old enough that it feels identifiably 2000s and not the "primitive 2010s."  I know some of this logic may seem contradictory, considering I still called 2007 a classic 2000s year, but it was really more of a peripheral classic year, like 1998 was to the 90s - a fair amount of things that would come to define the following decade were starting to become really visible, but the overall look and feel of the year was still quite akin to its own decade.


I am not sure I fully agree.  Apart from burgeoning technology trends I don't see how 2007 has any '10s influence at all.  It was pre-electropop and pre tablet and even pre-smartphone for half of the year (and the original iPhone wasn't near as popular as today's iPhone is).  It was the height of scene culture.  Eminem wasn't popular but hip-hop dominated that year, probably moreso than any other year of the '00s.  To me, the 2000s were about the following things, which 2007 falls right into.

1. Scene kids
2. 6th and 7th Generation gaming equally
3. Emo
4. Beginning of Web 2.0
5. Commercialized hip-hop (crunk, glam rap, ringtone rap)
6. Reality TV
7. Serial dramas (Lost, 24, Prison Break)
8. The Office
9. George W. Bush
10. The recession and the election of Barack Obama
11. Increased support for LGBT rights among youth


I agree with you on 1996, but I still don't see how 1998-1999 are apart of the "definitive 90s". Even 1997 is only half definitive. As for 2016-2019, we'll just have to wait and see.


They are not.  However, the quintessential year of the decade occurred during the final four years, in the case of the '90s, 1996.  Many times after a decade's culture peaks, it falls off pretty quickly.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 11/17/15 at 12:17 am


1. Scene kids
2. 6th and 7th Generation gaming equally
3. Emo
4. Beginning of Web 2.0
5. Commercialized hip-hop (crunk, glam rap, ringtone rap)
6. Reality TV
7. Serial dramas (Lost, 24, Prison Break)
8. The Office
9. George W. Bush
10. The recession and the election of Barack Obama
11. Increased support for LGBT rights among youth


The election of Barack Obama occurred in 2008, not 2007, and it's not something I'd consider as a quintessential 2000's thing, definitely not, since most of his time as president has been spent throughout the 2010's decade, heck, the only full year of the 2000's he was president was 2009. The recession is more of a late 2000's/early 2010's phenomenon. 6th & 7th generation gaming equally would probably be the 2006-2007 school year.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/17/15 at 12:20 am


The election of Barack Obama occurred in 2008, not 2007, and it's not something I'd consider as a quintessential 2000's thing, definitely not, since most of his time as president has been spent throughout the 2010's decade, heck, the only full year of the 2000's he was president was 2009. The recession is more of a late 2000's/early 2010's phenomenon. 6th & 7th generation gaming equally would probably be the 2006-2007 school year.


The Presidency of Obama is more of a '10s thing, but the buildup to the election and the big moment when he won his first victory is very much a reflection of '00s culture and where the country was at the time.  We saw that begin in 2007.  Millennials, the generation to come of age during the 2000s, were ready to vote in large numbers and make history.  Also, the first signs of the recession were in 2007, though nobody knew how bad it was going to be.  For most people, 2007 was the last boom year but there were dark clouds on the horizon.

I think 6th and 7th generation consoles represent the culture of the 2000s equally, even though 7th gen remained popular through the early '10s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/17/15 at 12:44 am


I am not sure I fully agree.  Apart from burgeoning technology trends I don't see how 2007 has any '10s influence at all.  It was pre-electropop and pre tablet and even pre-smartphone for half of the year (and the original iPhone wasn't near as popular as today's iPhone is).  It was the height of scene culture.  Eminem wasn't popular but hip-hop dominated that year, probably moreso than any other year of the '00s.  To me, the 2000s were about the following things, which 2007 falls right into.

1. Scene kids
2. 6th and 7th Generation gaming equally
3. Emo
4. Beginning of Web 2.0
5. Commercialized hip-hop (crunk, glam rap, ringtone rap)
6. Reality TV
7. Serial dramas (Lost, 24, Prison Break)
8. The Office
9. George W. Bush
10. The recession and the election of Barack Obama
11. Increased support for LGBT rights among youth


Most things you listed were already pretty well-established by 2004, but to address some of them:

The "beginning of Web 2.0" applies mostly to the mid-2000s; by 2007, the Web 2.0 was pretty firmly established, even with some sites still rising in popularity.  By 2004, MySpace, iTunes, and broadband Internet were already pretty popular, even though the transition was still only getting started.

Scene culture is more of a late 2000s/early 2010s hybrid movement, similar to 7th generation video game consoles.

LGBT rights have consistently progressed since the Stonewall Riots of 1969, but they didn't truly accelerate until around 2009.  Even if we're focusing on the LGBT rights movement during the 2000s in particular, most of the significant events occurred around 2003/2004, with the Lawrence v. Texas decision, Massachusetts passing gay marriage, and George W. Bush campaigning for a Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage during the 2004 Election.

I agree that The Office was a huge part of 2000s television, but it wasn't the only key series that decade, not to mention Steve Carrell had already become popular in 2004 through Anchorman:  The Legend of Ron Burgundy (though 2005-2010 was his peak).

Facebook and YouTube peaked in popularity more in the early 2010s and have continued to remain extremely relevant in the mid-2010s.  In 2007, they were both popular but still on the rise.

I think 6th and 7th generation consoles represent the culture of the 2000s equally, even though 7th gen remained popular through the early '10s.


I would place a lot more weight on the PS2, GameCube, and original XBOX than the XBOX 360 and PS3, considering the former three were popular strictly during the 2000s decade and didn't directly bridge the industry into what it is now in late 2015.  2007 did produce a lot of significant new franchises, but again, they largely carried into the 2010s as well, and are thus more of a bridge between the late 2000s and 2010s.  As far as 2000s video games go, I would refer more to the Metroid Prime and Halo trilogies, World of Warcraft, and The Sims, all of which has significant releases in 2004.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: SpyroKev on 11/17/15 at 8:38 am


Do you have hope for the future?


Not as far as having substantial vibes. No.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/17/15 at 9:29 am

Yeah, Infinty and Chirs 2007 was still pretty much a core 00s year, JUST MORE EVOLVED!!!

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/17/15 at 9:31 am


The election of Barack Obama occurred in 2008, not 2007, and it's not something I'd consider as a quintessential 2000's thing, definitely not, since most of his time as president has been spent throughout the 2010's decade, heck, the only full year of the 2000's he was president was 2009. The recession is more of a late 2000's/early 2010's phenomenon. 6th & 7th generation gaming equally would probably be the 2006-2007 school year.

Just like 2013-2014 school year 7th and 8th gen was equal. and the 2001-02 school year 5th and 6th gen was equal, well at least where I live! ;D

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/17/15 at 12:00 pm

I think the difference between me and #Infinity is that I place more weight on the late '00s as the definitive '00s culture and she places more weight on the early '00s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/17/15 at 12:01 pm


I think the difference between me and #Infinity is that I place more weight on the late '00s as the definitive '00s culture and she places more weight on the early '00s.

Nah I thinks she feels the mid 00s were.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/17/15 at 12:14 pm


Nah I thinks she feels the mid 00s were.


Yeah, I mostly place weight on the mid-2000s, but the point is I think the early 2000s were an overlooked part of 2000s culture and weren't just mostly an extension of the late 90s.  It's the same reason why I call 1994 and 1995 the quintessential 90s years instead of 1996 or 1997, since early 90s things like Sega and Nirvana were huge parts of the decade, even though prominent 80s influences didn't disappear until 1993.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/17/15 at 12:29 pm


Yeah, I mostly place weight on the mid-2000s, but the point is I think the early 2000s were an overlooked part of 2000s culture and weren't just mostly an extension of the late 90s.  It's the same reason why I call 1994 and 1995 the quintessential 90s years instead of 1996 or 1997, since early 90s things like Sega and Nirvana were huge parts of the decade, even though prominent 80s influences didn't disappear until 1993.

I think 1995-1996 period were the quintessential years, because that it had BOTH the 4th gen and 5th gen gaming,OJ case,The East Coast-West Coast rap wars, 1996 election,1996 Olympics,the Monday Night wars between WWF and WCW, Hulk Hogan turned heel and Stone Cold's Austin 3:16 promo resurrected the wrestling industry and started a whole new boom, The best MJ Chicago Bulls team was during that time, Yankees Dynasty started, Brett Favre(the quintessential 90s QB) had his best years of the decade.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 11/17/15 at 12:45 pm


Brett Favre(the quintessential 90s QB) had his best years of the decade.


The quintessential 2000's QB would have to be Tom Brady without a doubt, however, as of right now in the league, I'd still say that the quintessential 2010's QB is Russell Wilson, but that's debatable though. I think we need to wait until the decade is over and see what the Seahawks will do since they aren't having a good year so far.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/17/15 at 1:06 pm


The quintessential 2000's QB would have to be Tom Brady without a doubt, however, as of right now in the league, I'd still say that the quintessential 2010's QB is Russell Wilson, but that's debatable though. I think we need to wait until the decade is over and see what the Seahawks will do since they aren't having a good year so far.


In terms of titles, of course Brady. But regular season wise it was P.Manning.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/17/15 at 1:19 pm


Yeah, I mostly place weight on the mid-2000s, but the point is I think the early 2000s were an overlooked part of 2000s culture and weren't just mostly an extension of the late 90s.  It's the same reason why I call 1994 and 1995 the quintessential 90s years instead of 1996 or 1997, since early 90s things like Sega and Nirvana were huge parts of the decade, even though prominent 80s influences didn't disappear until 1993.


2006, in my opinion, is early enough that plenty of early '00s trends were still around.  The mid '00s were in full force and the late '00s were starting to be foreshadowed.  I really can't see placing the quintessential year of the '00s any earlier than 2006.  I still go with 2007 for reasons I have already explained.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 11/17/15 at 1:32 pm


2006, in my opinion, is early enough that plenty of early '00s trends were still around.  The mid '00s were in full force and the late '00s were starting to be foreshadowed.  I really can't see placing the quintessential year of the '00s any earlier than 2006.  I still go with 2007 for reasons I have already explained.


What early 2000's trends were still around in 2005 or 2006?

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/17/15 at 1:43 pm


What early 2000's trends were still around in 2005 or 2006?


Well, there were some guys who still spiked their hair in 2005 and 2006. Though it was definitely declining in favor of emo hair.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/17/15 at 2:26 pm


What early 2000's trends were still around in 2005 or 2006?

6th gen gaming, Malcolm in the Middle, That's 70s Show, Charmed,Everwood, The WB, UPN, X-men movies,Hary Potter, those were only ones I could think of.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Howard on 11/17/15 at 2:46 pm

the Monday Night wars between WWF and WCW, Hulk Hogan turned heel and Stone Cold's Austin 3:16 promo resurrected the wrestling industry and started a whole new boom,

Those were the good old days of wrestling.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/17/15 at 5:30 pm


6th gen gaming, Malcolm in the Middle, That's 70s Show, Charmed,Everwood, The WB, UPN, X-men movies,Hary Potter, those were only ones I could think of.


In addition to what you mention here.  Some early '00s hairstyles were still popular in 2006.  The preppy Abercrombie look was also still in style, though not as prominent as it was in the early '00s.  A lot of people still wore khaki cargo pants in 2006.  Those were an early '00s thing.  Eminem didn't have his own album in 2006 but he had some hits with D12 that year.  Curtain Call had its last single, "When I'm Gone" during the first quarter of that year.

2006 was also about emo, 7th gen gaming, MySpace, YouTube, early Facebook, Blackberry phones, Blu-Ray vs HDDVD, backlash against Bush and Iraq, Westboro, Brokeback Mountain, Borat, etc which were all just as much a part of the 2000s as the trends that defined the early part of the decade.  You can't have a quintessential year of the '00s that doesn't include those things.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 11/17/15 at 5:50 pm


2006 was also about emo, 7th gen gaming, MySpace, YouTube, early Facebook, Blackberry phones, Blu-Ray vs HDDVD, backlash against Bush and Iraq, Westboro, Brokeback Mountain, Borat, etc which were all just as much a part of the 2000s as the trends that defined the early part of the decade.  You can't have a quintessential year of the '00s that doesn't include those things.


2006 introduced more 7th generation gaming consoles as well as 2005 did, however, throughout most of the year not all of it was out yet. Most of 2006 was still strictly 6th generation gaming but the last year, and you only had the XBOX 360 and Nintendo DS if that counts, while the Wii and PS3 didn't come out until the end of that year. It wasn't until the start of 2007 when 7th generation fully established itself and started coming out with great games that everybody was interested in.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/17/15 at 5:55 pm


2006 introduced more 7th generation gaming consoles as well as 2005 did, however, throughout most of the year not all of it was out yet. Most of 2006 was still strictly 6th generation gaming but the last year, and you only had the XBOX 360 and Nintendo DS if that counts, while the Wii and PS3 didn't come out until the end of that year. It wasn't until the start of 2007 when 7th generation fully established itself and started coming out with great games that everybody was interested in.


There was a ton of hype surrounding 7th gen in 2006 however.  Everybody was talking about the upcoming Xbox 360 vs PS3 vs Wii war.  Nonetheless, I associate 7th generation gaming with the '00s primarily.  Yes, it's also a '10s thing but I consider the current 8th-gen consoles to be the consoles of this decade.  Xbox 360 and PS3 were very much a part of '00s culture.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 11/17/15 at 7:18 pm


There was a ton of hype surrounding 7th gen in 2006 however.  Everybody was talking about the upcoming Xbox 360 vs PS3 vs Wii war.  Nonetheless, I associate 7th generation gaming with the '00s primarily.  Yes, it's also a '10s thing but I consider the current 8th-gen consoles to be the consoles of this decade.  Xbox 360 and PS3 were very much a part of '00s culture.


7th generation while it started in the mid 2000's, I consider as a late 2000's/early 2010's thing overall, because the 1st half of it from 2007-2009 the Wii had the most popular titles, and during the 2nd half from 2010-2013 the XBOX 360 and PS3 had the most popular titles. I remember how all of the sudden when Call of Duty Blacks Ops got big in 2010 it had shifted over. The only 7th generation gaming console I'd say defined 2000's culture the most would be the Wii, and for handheld devices the DS and PSP. The XBOX 360 and PS3 I'd consider it to be late 00's/early 10's culturally in terms of max popularity. I agree with you that 6th generation gaming was mostly an early 2000's thing, but when it comes to the games it also gave us some key mid 2000's titles as well. Anything from the XBOX, PS2, Gamecube, or Gameboy Advance comes to mind. What's confusing is that IMO if we consider core 2000's culture to be from 2004-2007, then throughout that span it was mostly a transition from 6th generation to 7th generation.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/17/15 at 7:46 pm


7th generation while it started in the mid 2000's, I consider as a late 2000's/early 2010's thing overall, because the 1st half of it from 2007-2009 the Wii had the most popular titles, and during the 2nd half from 2010-2013 the XBOX 360 and PS3 had the most popular titles. I remember how all of the sudden when Call of Duty Blacks Ops got big in 2010 it had shifted over. The only 7th generation gaming console I'd say defined 2000's culture the most would be the Wii, and for handheld devices the DS and PSP. The XBOX 360 and PS3 I'd consider it to be late 00's/early 10's culturally in terms of max popularity. I agree with you that 6th generation gaming was mostly an early 2000's thing, but when it comes to the games it also gave us some key mid 2000's titles as well. Anything from the XBOX, PS2, Gamecube, or Gameboy Advance comes to mind. What's confusing is that IMO if we consider core 2000's culture to be from 2004-2007, then throughout that span it was mostly a transition from 6th generation to 7th generation.

This.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/17/15 at 8:05 pm

I would consider Xbox 360 and PS3's continuing popularity in the early '10s to be a holdover from '00s culture, kind of how the NES entertainment system, an '80s console, remained relevant in the early '90s, even after the SNES was released.  Nintendo 64 was still getting games until 2001, but I would say that was a true '90s console. 

Now I will admit that the XBOX 360 and PS3 were more relevant in the '10s than either of those consoles were in their decades, but I really cant dismiss how much 7th gen consoles changed gaming during the second half of the '00s as well as what they did to PC gaming.  This was a revolution that completely changed video games and most of it happened prior to 2010.  Also, games like Guitar Hero, Rockband, etc were a HUGE part of '00s culture and declined going into the '10s, and they were primarily on the 7th gen consoles.

Plus, half of the '00s were in a 7th-gen world (2005-2009) so you can't dismiss their impact in '00s culture.

I will concede that 7th-gen was a very strong holdover from the '00s into the '10s, but their primary impact was in the '00s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/17/15 at 10:00 pm


2006, in my opinion, is early enough that plenty of early '00s trends were still around.  The mid '00s were in full force and the late '00s were starting to be foreshadowed.  I really can't see placing the quintessential year of the '00s any earlier than 2006.  I still go with 2007 for reasons I have already explained.


Wait a sec, wouldn't that mean it wouldn't make sense for any year LATER than 2006 to be the quintessential 2000s year?  I know you basically see the early 2000s in general as the era of 90s holdovers, but you can't underestimate the importance of early 2000s things like Eminem, The Neptunes' golden age, 6th generation video games, and post-9/11 paranoia and patriotism.  Plenty of things came out in 2000-2003 that are undoubtedly 2000s instead of late 90s.


I would consider Xbox 360 and PS3's continuing popularity in the early '10s to be a holdover from '00s culture, kind of how the NES entertainment system, an '80s console, remained relevant in the early '90s, even after the SNES was released.  Nintendo 64 was still getting games until 2001, but I would say that was a true '90s console.


The NES in the 90s was only truly significant in 1990 and early 1991.  Come June 1991, when Sonic the Hesgehog arrived in stores, as well as the SNES two months later, and the gaming industry was already very much in its 4th generation, Sega/Nintendo era, during the months leading up to the Holiday Season of 1991.  There were still games made for the NES, but it's glory days were long gone by that point.  The system's real peak was 1988 to 1990.

Now I will admit that the XBOX 360 and PS3 were more relevant in the '10s than either of those consoles were in their decades, but I really cant dismiss how much 7th gen consoles changed gaming during the second half of the '00s as well as what they did to PC gaming.  This was a revolution that completely changed video games and most of it happened prior to 2010.

Well, they may have dramatically transformed gaming while it was still the 2000s, but again, I see them far more as bridging gaming directly into the 2010s, thus making the industry less identifiably 2000s.  In my opinion, we're STILL stuck in the same era of gaming as we were in 2007, despite the beginning of the eighth generation of gaming.

2001 and 2004, on the other hand, were revolutionary years in gaming in themselves, but unlike 2007, which paved the way for 2010s video games, the releases from '01 and '04 more directly helped shape the gaming industry as it was specifically in the 2000s.  2001 had the launch of the Game Boy Advance, original XBOX, and GameCube, as well as several popular titles like Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pikmin, Tony Hawk's Pri Skater 3, and Halo:  Combat Evolved.  2004 saw the release of several GIGANTIC PC titles, including Half-Life 2, The Sims 2, and World of Warcraft; the year also produced the Nintendo DS, GTA: San Andreas, Halo 2, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and MGS3: Snake Eater, among other things.  All of these titles are distinctly 2000s, but they also very much separated the 2000s gaming industry from its late 90s incarnation.

Also, games like Guitar Hero, Rockband, etc were a HUGE part of '00s culture and declined going into the '10s, and they were primarily on the 7th gen consoles.

True, Guitar Hero and Rock Band were cornerstone to 2000s gaming.  However, rhythm games were already pretty significant during the first half of the 2000s, thanks to the success of Dance Dance Revolution.  It may not have achieved quite the same level of success as Guitar Hero and Rock Band, which appealed far more to gaming's core audience, but it still made a huge impact on the 2000s culture in general, holding out through the end of the 2000s thanks to the Hottest Party games on the Wii.  DDR spawned more than a handful of other music game franchises, such as In the Groove, Karaoke Revolution, Donkey Konga, Pump It Up, Dance Praise, and Boogie, as well as even a Mario-themed DDR Mix on the GameCube.  Most of these inspired products came out before Guitar Hero and Rock Band truly caught on.  In a sense, DDR was just as important to 2000s culture as Guitar Hero and Rock Band (both knock-offs, by the way, of GuitarFreaks, also developed by DDR studio Bemani), since it revived some interest in arcades again and reached out to a diverse range of people, including non-gamers and females.  It was so significant, in fact, that several schools across the country began integrating DDR into their P.E. programs, since it was one of the only video games that was actually HEALTHY for you to play.  To be fair, I'm speaking as a hardcore fan of Dance Dance Revolution, but its presence was DEFINITELY felt throughout the 2000s decade.

Plus, half of the '00s were in a 7th-gen world (2005-2009) so you can't dismiss their impact in '00s culture.

Not so much 2005 or most of 2006.

I will concede that 7th-gen was a very strong holdover from the '00s into the '10s, but their primary impact was in the '00s.


I don't know, 2011 was a pretty significant year in 7th generation gaming with titles like Batman: Arkham City and Minecraft (official release).  The fastest selling 7th Generation title that wasn't attached to the Wii was Grand Theft Auto V, which ironically came out at the end of the generation, just months before then XBOX One and PS4 hit shelves.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/17/15 at 10:23 pm

I think in 2019 we will have a lot better perspective on what belongs with the '00s and what belongs with the '10s.  I stand by 7th-gen gaming belonging primarily with the '00s, even though it remained popular well into the '10s.  I think we have yet to see the next shift in gaming that will come to define the '10s.  You are right in that the current 8th-gen is basically still the same era but with better graphics.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/17/15 at 10:31 pm


I think in 2019 we will have a lot better perspective on what belongs with the '00s and what belongs with the '10s.  I stand by 7th-gen gaming belonging primarily with the '00s, even though it remained popular well into the '10s.


I don't know, it just seems like a really sizable amount of 2007 culture is still highly relevant today.  We're still heavily dependent on Facebook and YouTube, gaming from 2007 feels extremely similar to stuff coming out now, indie rock still reigns supreme in music enthusiast communities, and we're still in the Web 2.0 era.  Considering the 2010s are over halfway over now, I think it's pretty safe to say that 2007 strongly bridged the 2000s with the 2010s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/17/15 at 10:42 pm


I don't know, it just seems like a really sizable amount of 2007 culture is still highly relevant today.  We're still heavily dependent on Facebook and YouTube, gaming from 2007 feels extremely similar to stuff coming out now, indie rock still reigns supreme in music enthusiast communities, and we're still in the Web 2.0 era.  Considering the 2010s are over halfway over now, I think it's pretty safe to say that 2007 strongly bridged the 2000s with the 2010s.


The primary ingredients of pop culture; music, fashion, tv/movies, etc has changed a lot since the late 2000s.  Technology has as well when you consider the smartphone/tablet revolution.

I couldn't (nor would I want to) wear the clothes or do my hair the way I did it in 2007.  Music is very, very different.  I live in a small town and indie rock is hard to come by here so I am not sure how much it has changed, but Top 40 has come a long ways.

However, I will agree with you that the way we use the Internet (Web 2.0) and gaming are two things today that are still very similar to the mid '00s yet very different from the early '00s.  I have said somewhere else that the technology revolution that began in 1991 and brought us to 2008 was one long era that completely changed the way we live our lives.  Since 2008, it doesn't seem like things are moving as fast as they did from 1991 to 2008.  There have been advancements, such as the tablet revolution, but through most of the '90s and '00s you had to invest a huge amount of money in technology in order to keep up.  Today, that isn't really the case anymore.  What we have is "good enough" for most people.  The next frontier is the Internet of things, gigabit, and cloud computing, but I don't see that changing our lives as much as the PC revolution did in the '90s and broadband connectivity did in the '00s.  It will be more evolutionary, not revolutionary.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/17/15 at 10:42 pm


Plus, half of the '00s were in a 7th-gen world (2005-2009) so you can't dismiss their impact in '00s culture.

I will concede that 7th-gen was a very strong holdover from the '00s into the '10s, but their primary impact was in the '00s.

Nope, only Wii and XBOX 360 had big impact in the 00s. The generation overall was at it's peak in the early 10s, probably the VERY early 10s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/17/15 at 11:21 pm


I think in 2019 we will have a lot better perspective on what belongs with the '00s and what belongs with the '10s.  I stand by 7th-gen gaming belonging primarily with the '00s, even though it remained popular well into the '10s.  I think we have yet to see the next shift in gaming that will come to define the '10s.  You are right in that the current 8th-gen is basically still the same era but with better graphics.


As I've mentioned earlier, I think Nintendo will change a lot by the late 2010s, due to the death of Satoru Iwata (a key part of the company's heart and tenacity), their upcoming entrance into the mobile market, and the pending NX project.  I doubt Sony and Microsoft will evolve much, however.


The primary ingredients of pop culture; music, fashion, tv/movies, etc has changed a lot since the late 2000s.  Technology has as well when you consider the smartphone/tablet revolution.

I couldn't (nor would I want to) wear the clothes or do my hair the way I did it in 2007.  Music is very, very different.  I live in a small town and indie rock is hard to come by here so I am not sure how much it has changed, but Top 40 has come a long ways.


Yeah, music has changed drastically ever since the 2009-2010 school year and has only gotten further away from where it was in the 2000s.  I still think most of the key 2000s releases were from the first half of the decade, however.  Identifiable 2007 fashions like emo and scene are long gone, but a sizable amount of people had pretty neutral, understated fashion as well, not to mention hipster influences were already starting to creep in at that point.

However, I will agree with you that the way we use the Internet (Web 2.0) and gaming are two things today that are still very similar to the mid '00s yet very different from the early '00s.  I have said somewhere else that the technology revolution that began in 1991 and brought us to 2008 was one long era that completely changed the way we live our lives.  Since 2008, it doesn't seem like things are moving as fast as they did from 1991 to 2008.  There have been advancements, such as the tablet revolution, but through most of the '90s and '00s you had to invest a huge amount of money in technology in order to keep up.  Today, that isn't really the case anymore.  What we have is "good enough" for most people.  The next frontier is the Internet of things, gigabit, and cloud computing, but I don't see that changing our lives as much as the PC revolution did in the '90s and broadband connectivity did in the '00s.  It will be more evolutionary, not revolutionary.

Indeed, popular culture has not evolved very quickly since 2008.  2007 is now as close to present day as 1999, 1998 for the first several months.  I'm still begging for something truly groundbreaking again, something that actually inspires thought and creativity like the innovations from the 90s, as opposed to just turning us all into one-dimensional, politically correct sheep.

All this in mind, 2004, I think, best represents the part of the analog-digital transition that took place in the 2000s, with sites like MySpace and things like iPods, flip-phones, and iTunes quickly growing in popularity, yet DVD's still in their prime and people still integrating a solid balance between active hobbies and digital technology.  Online video games like World of Warcraft and Halo 2 were quickly establishing themselves, yet the living room nature of gaming was still alive and well.  2007 is much more skewed towards the digital side, especially with video rentals and mall culture on the decline, though iPhones and tablets were not yet a craze.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 11/18/15 at 12:29 am


Indeed, popular culture has not evolved very quickly since 2008.  2007 is now as close to present day as 1999, 1998 for the first several months.  I'm still begging for something truly groundbreaking again, something that actually inspires thought and creativity like the innovations from the 90s, as opposed to just turning us all into one-dimensional, politically correct sheep.


It depends on what aspect of popular culture you are talking about.  Technology has evolved slowly since 2008.  There really hasn't been anything revolutionary other than maybe the iPad.  Everything else has been simply evolved versions of what we already had.  Music and fashion however have changed.

When I look back at 2008, I think scene and emo, not hipsters.  I didn't start hearing about the hipster fad until 2009 and that point it was only online.  It wasn't until 2011 that I became familiar with it in person.

2008 was the height of the materialistic culture that prevailed just before the recession.  Some of that has come back but its nowhere near what it was then.



All this in mind, 2004, I think, best represents the part of the analog-digital transition that took place in the 2000s, with sites like MySpace and things like iPods, flip-phones, and iTunes quickly growing in popularity, yet DVD's still in their prime and people still integrating a solid balance between active hobbies and digital technology.  Online video games like World of Warcraft and Halo 2 were quickly establishing themselves, yet the living room nature of gaming was still alive and well.  2007 is much more skewed towards the digital side, especially with video rentals and mall culture on the decline, though iPhones and tablets were not yet a craze.


The early 2000s were significant musically.  You had Eminem, 50 Cent, Avril Lavigne, Evanescence to name a few that made big impacts.  You can't underestimate though what the late '00s had to offer.  Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Akon, Kanye West, T.I., Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, the Black Eyed Peas, and Timbaland all made a huge impact.

The one thing I will give 2004 props for is PC gaming.  That year was the absolute peak of the genre and it has not since and maybe never will see another year like it.

Digital downloads actually didn't overtake CDs in overall sales globally until this year.  In the United States, this happened in 2011, well after 2004.  Digital downloads for most people, including myself, were a late '00s thing.  In 2004 I was still buying CDs and most people I knew were as well.  If you didn't want to buy a CD, you had Limewire.  iTunes at the time still DRMed their songs, limiting them to one device which turned a lot of people off.

I don't know, maybe its just that I don't look back on the early 2000s with the same fondness that I view the late '00s with.  I am baffled how many people simply ignore the late '00s or group it with the '10s, not acknowledging the era for what it was and what it contributed to the culture and experience of the '00s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/18/15 at 12:43 am


As I've mentioned earlier, I think Nintendo will change a lot by the late 2010s, due to the death of Satoru Iwata (a key part of the company's heart and tenacity), their upcoming entrance into the mobile market, and the pending NX project.  I doubt Sony and Microsoft will evolve much, however.

Yeah, music has changed drastically ever since the 2009-2010 school year and has only gotten further away from where it was in the 2000s.  I still think most of the key 2000s releases were from the first half of the decade, however.  Identifiable 2007 fashions like emo and scene are long gone, but a sizable amount of people had pretty neutral, understated fashion as well, not to mention hipster influences were already starting to creep in at that point.

Indeed, popular culture has not evolved very quickly since 2008.  2007 is now as close to present day as 1999, 1998 for the first several months.  I'm still begging for something truly groundbreaking again, something that actually inspires thought and creativity like the innovations from the 90s, as opposed to just turning us all into one-dimensional, politically correct sheep.

All this in mind, 2004, I think, best represents the part of the analog-digital transition that took place in the 2000s, with sites like MySpace and things like iPods, flip-phones, and iTunes quickly growing in popularity, yet DVD's still in their prime and people still integrating a solid balance between active hobbies and digital technology.  Online video games like World of Warcraft and Halo 2 were quickly establishing themselves, yet the living room nature of gaming was still alive and well.  2007 is much more skewed towards the digital side, especially with video rentals and mall culture on the decline, though iPhones and tablets were not yet a craze.


Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of mobile gaming. I certainly would not want it to replace console gaming. But yeah, I do agree that the inventions of the 2010s have been pretty shallow. App culture is getting old, and I'm honestly not interested in the newest smartphone.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: musicguy93 on 11/18/15 at 12:52 am


It depends on what aspect of popular culture you are talking about.  Technology has evolved slowly since 2008.  There really hasn't been anything revolutionary other than maybe the iPad.  Everything else has been simply evolved versions of what we already had.  Music and fashion however have changed.

When I look back at 2008, I think scene and emo, not hipsters.  I didn't start hearing about the hipster fad until 2009 and that point it was only online.  It wasn't until 2011 that I became familiar with it in person.

2008 was the height of the materialistic culture that prevailed just before the recession.  Some of that has come back but its nowhere near what it was then.


The early 2000s were significant musically.  You had Eminem, 50 Cent, Avril Lavigne, Evanescence to name a few that made big impacts.  You can't underestimate though what the late '00s had to offer.  Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Akon, Kanye West, T.I., Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, the Black Eyed Peas, and Timbaland all made a huge impact.

The one thing I will give 2004 props for is PC gaming.  That year was the absolute peak of the genre and it has not since and maybe never will see another year like it.

Digital downloads actually didn't overtake CDs in overall sales globally until this year.  In the United States, this happened in 2011, well after 2004.  Digital downloads for most people, including myself, were a late '00s thing.  In 2004 I was still buying CDs and most people I knew were as well.  If you didn't want to buy a CD, you had Limewire.  iTunes at the time still DRMed their songs, limiting them to one device which turned a lot of people off.

I don't know, maybe its just that I don't look back on the early 2000s with the same fondness that I view the late '00s with.  I am baffled how many people simply ignore the late '00s or group it with the '10s, not acknowledging the era for what it was and what it contributed to the culture and experience of the '00s.


I actually do think the late 00s are pretty distinctive from the 2010s (with the exception of 2010). I remember stores like Borders and Circut City were still around.. Also, it wasn't unusual to find a DVD store and/or a CD store in the mall. I remember the mall in my area still had a game store (forgot the name) in 2008 that sold new and old games and consoles, and now there's only freaking Game Stop (which has absolutely no variety). Honestly, things have been getting duller in the 2010s. I guess the 2010s will be seen as the adolescence of the 21st century, haha.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Slim95 on 11/18/15 at 1:10 am

I would disagree with people saying technology innovation is weak in the 2010's. Firstly, compare a popular cell phone from 2010 to now, huge difference. Back in the very early 2010s Blackberries and slider phones were mostly used. Also, tablets became popular through this decade. As well as the evolution of PC laptops to touchscreen devices and convertables. Both mobile and desktop processors are way more powerful and SSDs are way cheaper, more common and have bigger space than in 2010. New apps are also popular and Facebook became something "uncool" that everyone's parents have at least for teens. Also, Microsofts Hololens is in the works. Virtual Reality is already here and I own a VR headset. Never would I have imagined my 2010 self eventually having virtual reality. VR was a pipe dream in 2010 yet today I use it. Smartwatches are also popular. Google Glass has been invented. So many things in technology are being made this decade. We have so much more robots and voice assistants now. More innovations than the 2000s in my opinion.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 11/18/15 at 1:56 am

When I look back at 2008, I think scene and emo, not hipsters.  I didn't start hearing about the hipster fad until 2009 and that point it was only online.  It wasn't until 2011 that I became familiar with it in person.

Indie rock was really flourishing in 2007, and hipster fashion was starting to become popular in certain parts of society, even though it hadn't yet overtaken scene or emo.

The early 2000s were significant musically.  You had Eminem, 50 Cent, Avril Lavigne, Evanescence to name a few that made big impacts.  You can't underestimate though what the late '00s had to offer.  Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Akon, Kanye West, T.I., Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, the Black Eyed Peas, and Timbaland all made a huge impact.

Kanye West, Akon, Lil' Wayne, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Rowland and Timbaland were all significant figures in 2004, even though some wouldn't peak until a little later.  Kanye West's The College Dropout is arguably the definitive hip hop album of 2004.  Beyoncé had the hit singles Me, Myself & I and Naughty Girl in 2004, not to mention her material with Destiny's Child later that year with Lose My Breath and Soldier.  The Black Eyed Peas became huge in 2003 when they released Elephunk, and the summer 2004 hit Let's Get It Started was one of the biggest anthems of the decade.  Akon's Trouble album was huge in 2004 thanks to Locked Up.  Lil' Wayne and T.I. both had top 15 hits in 2004 (Go DJ and Bring 'Em Out, respectively), even though their height was the late 2000s.  Timbaland may have been most popular from late 2006 to mid-2008, but he had already been a significant urban producer since 1996, with much of his success carrying into the first half of the 2000s, especially his work with Missy Elliott.

I refuse to call Katy Perry and especially Lady Gaga 2000s artists, at least in general.  Lady Gaga was basically the face of the death of 2000s music, dismantling snap/urban/Timbaland and replacing it with electropop, which laid the foundation for 2010s pop music; her bright, flashy, and eccentric image was also completely different from the urban and Avril Lavigne-influenced looks that dominated the 2000s.  Katy Perry's One of the Boys album is reasonably 2000s-styled, I guess, but even the song Hot n Cold is heading in the direction of early 2010s electropop; otherwise, Katy Perry is predominantly a 2010s artist, having dominated the charts with both her albums so far and tying Michael Jackson's Bad for most #1 singles from a single album.  The point is, even her original breakthrough was a sign that we were definitely beyond the core 2000s, even though the album itself is much more late 2000s than early 2010s.

On the other hand, the second half of the 2000s lacked a lot of music acts that were extremely vital to 2000s music in general.  Ja Rule disappeared after 2004, Nelly was unsuccessful in-between 2005's Grillz and 2010's Just a Dream, blink-182 broke up in 2005 (having just scored one of their most popular hits in 2004 with I Miss You), Creed disbanded in 2004 (it would reform years later without Scott Stapp), Jimmy Eat World didn't come out with much after Bleed American, and System of a Down went on hiatus beginning in 2006.  Even by the latter half of 2006, Lil' Jon disappeared as the dominant producer in urban music, though he did produce a hit song in 2007 with Baby Bash's Cyclone.

Digital downloads actually didn't overtake CDs in overall sales globally until this year.  In the United States, this happened in 2011, well after 2004.  Digital downloads for most people, including myself, were a late '00s thing.  In 2004 I was still buying CDs and most people I knew were as well.  If you didn't want to buy a CD, you had Limewire.  iTunes at the time still DRMed their songs, limiting them to one device which turned a lot of people off.

A lot of people were already pirating their music if they weren't using online purchasing services.  The CD peaked at the turn of the century and has been on a downward spiral ever since.  iTunes was a vital accompaniment to the iPod, which was popular in the late 2000s but which had its original breakthrough in the mid-2000s.  In my family, at least, we had been using iTunes extensively since 2004.

I don't know, maybe its just that I don't look back on the early 2000s with the same fondness that I view the late '00s with.  I am baffled how many people simply ignore the late '00s or group it with the '10s, not acknowledging the era for what it was and what it contributed to the culture and experience of the '00s.


I mostly prefer the early 2000s, in large part because rock and hip hop were much better back then and gaming was much more diverse.  To be honest, the late 2000s were a much more interesting time than now, but considering we haven't really progressed much innovatively since 2007, it feels as though that year can be easily associated with the present, at least certainly much more than 1998/1999.


I would disagree with people saying technology innovation is weak in the 2010's. Firstly, compare a popular cell phone from 2010 to now, huge difference. Back in the very early 2010s Blackberries and slider phones were mostly used. Also, tablets became popular through this decade. As well as the evolution of PC laptops to touchscreen devices and convertables. Both mobile and desktop processors are way more powerful and SSDs are way cheaper, more common and have bigger space than in 2010. New apps are also popular and Facebook became something "uncool" that everyone's parents have at least for teens. Also, Microsofts Hololens is in the works. Virtual Reality is already here and I own a VR headset. Never would I have imagined my 2010 self eventually having virtual reality. VR was a pipe dream in 2010 yet today I use it. Smartwatches are also popular. Google Glass has been invented. So many things in technology are being made this decade. We have so much more robots and voice assistants now. More innovations than the 2000s in my opinion.


The majority of things you listed were already invented by 2007; aside from its slower performance and smaller size, the original iPhone from 2007 is surprisingly similar to the devices we have today.  The vast bulk of technological change over the past eight years has just been the further establishment of these 2007 technologies, to the point where they now completely consume our lives.  It has yet to be seen whether the Google Glass will be a success.  In 1999, the Internet was slow and not even fully established, most TV's were huge, multimedia devices were completely primitive, VHS tapes were still more popular than DVD's, most animated movies were 2D-animated, and cell phones were still just seen as phones.  It was still very much the living room era, whereas by 2007, digital media was already a huge part of people's lives, albeit not to the mind-numbing extreme that it is today.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 12/16/15 at 4:41 am

As of me writing this, Star Wars Episode VII has a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 90 reviews so far.  Prepare for a new best-grossing movie of all time, as well as an imminent shift in 2010s cinema.

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: 80sfan on 12/16/15 at 6:16 am

Speaking of Star Wars, try beating $1 billion, domestically, in order to beat Gone With The Wind in 1939/1940.  :o

Subject: Re: Pop culture of the late 2010s

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/16/15 at 9:47 pm


I actually do think the late 00s are pretty distinctive from the 2010s (with the exception of 2010). I remember stores like Borders and Circut City were still around.. Also, it wasn't unusual to find a DVD store and/or a CD store in the mall. I remember the mall in my area still had a game store (forgot the name) in 2008 that sold new and old games and consoles, and now there's only freaking Game Stop (which has absolutely no variety). Honestly, things have been getting duller in the 2010s. I guess the 2010s will be seen as the adolescence of the 21st century, haha.


Well, it does seem like it. They do have more sophisticated technology than any other decade.

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