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Subject: Remembering the early 2010s

Written By: bchris02 on 12/09/15 at 10:56 pm

2009-11 were the best years of my life.  I'm not sure if my life will ever be as awesome as it was then.  Everything was just so easygoing and positive.  Here are a few songs that I think really capture the zeitgeist of that era.














Subject: Re: Remembering the early 2010s

Written By: #Infinity on 12/10/15 at 12:28 am

Totally in the same boat as bchris02, 2009 through 2011, spanning my junior and senior years of high school, were a golden period in my life that I miss every day.

In my opinion, 2009-2011 was when the digital information age peaked.  We now had access to endless catalogues of music, movies, blogs, and other forms of entertainment media, but there was still a direct and sincere purpose to what content these mediums produced.  Nowadays, everything is shackled by extreme political correctness.  Though I can understand the need for broader representation of diversity in popular media and the awareness of social biases, there's no longer any sense of joy or patience in the development of a more progressive future.  The constant fear of inadvertently offending somebody who refuses to give anyone the benefit of the doubt is really more harmful to equality in the long-run because it burdens us with new responsibilities that ultimately can't hide a history of inequality.  I'm definitely optimistic that things will eventually get as good for me as they were in 2009-2011, but when that happens, I'm really not sure.

Subject: Re: Remembering the early 2010s

Written By: mqg96 on 12/10/15 at 8:26 am

I'm on my cellphone so I can't post too much like I could on my laptop. Long story short. 2009-mid 2012 was not the best for my personal life, but pop culturally it was a dreamy vibe. The summers of 2009 & 2011 were great moments of my life, especially 2011 due to visiting my cousins in Ohio and going to New York for the first time my whole life. With the type of pop culture 2009-2011 offered, it was a perfect time to go to New York a whole week that's for sure. Me leaving middle school and enter high school was a great feeling. As the the movies in the period, 2009 was my favorite year due to movies like Blind Side, Transformers, and Avatar. Personally, 2012 & 2013 have been my favorite year for movies of the decade so far. However, when it comes to music, NOTHING beats 2010! Love it or hate it, the hip-hop/rap music and party electro pop music got hot at the right time. I believe apps on phones peaked at the time too. Angry Birds was a game I got addicted too. Last but not least, the excitement of Call of Duty: Black Ops, it may have been a turning point in the gaming industry, but at the time the original Black Ops was brand new, I remember everybody talking about it like crazy. Especially the zombie mode which got everybody pumped up and excited to buy it!  Speaking of zombies, The Walking Dead was brand new at the time too.

Subject: Re: Remembering the early 2010s

Written By: SpyroKev on 12/10/15 at 12:01 pm

2010 was my last year of high school. I do miss the music Usher, Drake and Big Sean released then, Saints Row 3 and Skyrim days, still having that newly fresh feel after my recent high school released. As I look back, 2010-2011 were interesting years.

Subject: Re: Remembering the early 2010s

Written By: TheKid99 on 12/11/15 at 6:04 am

The first part of this decade 2009-early 2013 were a time of real transition from my childhood to early teenagerhood. Last time I truly felt like a child was in early 2011. After that my innocence was shattered with finding out that my parents had to foreclose on our very nice home and move to much smaller house. It was a bit of a heartbreaking moment in my life and I have not forgotten it. 2012 was a great year for me as it was the first real year I listened to pop music on my own. 2013 was a transition time for me into a teenager. I miss alot of the music from the early 2010s especially the ones from 2009-2011. Those were great years in music. 2012 was an alright year for music for me, I guess I am slightly biased since it was the first year I listened to alot of pop music. 2013 was IMO the best music yet this decade after the transition time 2009-2011. I liked the slight disco influence that year, r&b started popping up. Trap rap wasabout to be unleashed into mainstream music but was just not their yet. There was still a slight electropop influence in early 2013 but that died out.

Subject: Re: Remembering the early 2010s

Written By: 2001 on 12/11/15 at 2:24 pm

2009 - 2012 were great. Represents the last year of high school, a gap year and the first year of university for me. I got out of my depression over losing my job and family problems in 2008 and hit back harder than ever. Higher grades, made a lot of new friends, found a lot of new perspectives on life, bought skinny jeans which is like a revolution in itself LOL. I started really enjoying pop music and was really into dub step. The video games of the time were so-so. I wasn't a huge fan of the AAA releases like Call of Duty or GTA or any of that. I was absolutely in love with Xbox Live Arcade games like Braid and Castle Crashers though.

I got onto Twitter in 2009 and made a lot of online friends that I could relate to. It was great because I always thought I was a weirdo until Twitter. I got a smartphone in 2010 (Samsung Galaxy S) and that immensely improved my quality of life, mostly because I could look up new places on Foursquare to go to, and keep in touch with friends on the go. I was going outside and socializing a lot more often because of these two. Ironic because a lot of people on this board say smartphones are killing real socializing lol.

My sister fell really ill in 2013, and that puts an abrupt end to what I consider "the early 2010s". I'm not sure if I prefer the mid-2010s or early 2010s. Mid-2010s, as my sig says, has the worst of times in my life, as well as the best of times (university life in general). I guess I'll have to see in retrospect. Still though, what an amazing decade this is ^^

Subject: Re: Remembering the early 2010s

Written By: Baltimoreian on 12/11/15 at 7:56 pm

I wouldn't really consider 2009 as part of the early 2010s to start this reply. Also, I didn't really felt happy during the early 2010s, especially 2012. My life was like a living hell back then. It was the age of sheesh, in my perspective. It even made me depressed at some point and the only way to make me happy back then was watching horror movies.

Subject: Re: Remembering the early 2010s

Written By: sonic2005 on 12/15/15 at 2:33 am

meh didn't really care for the early 2010s but it was a HELL of a lot better than the late 00s (well for me personally)

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