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Subject: Music evolution throughout the 2010's

Written By: Rainbowz on 03/07/18 at 8:25 am

How do you think music has changed in the 2010's, from 2010 all the way to now?

For me,
2010: Electropop is really popular, hip-hop still has that late 2000's sound to it. Had lots of party music.

2011: Still plenty of electropop, and the quintessential early 2010's year. Hip-hop starts losing its late 2000's sound.

2012: A very popular year for dubstep, electropop was fading late this year and hip-hop no longer had its late 2000's sound.

2013: Arguably the first core 2010's year. We started seeing new artists and music went through a little bit of a disco phase, with songs like "Get Lucky" and "Lose Yourself to Dance" charting. Boy bands like One Direction were extremely popular this year.

2014: The last year when trap wasn't everywhere, though it was already starting to show its signs of becoming a popular music genre of the 2010's.

2015: The EDM that we know of today started becoming popular this year. Trap was already very popular.

2016: The quintessential core 2010's year. Trap and EDM are still popular, though the music this year started to sound a bit more "mature" than the previous year.

2017: Latin pop songs started charting, with songs like "Despacito" and "Mi Gente" charting. Latin pop songs are to 2017 as to what Disco was to 2013.

2018: TBD.

Subject: Re: Music evolution throughout the 2010's

Written By: yelimsexa on 03/07/18 at 9:12 am

It sounds like the evolution isn't unlike the 1980s (after all most 2010s producers/musicians are children of their 1980s counterparts), except with dubstep this decade's New Wave, trap being the '10s equivalent of the '80s Yamaha DX7 with Phil Collins reverb drums synthpop sound, that 2013 "disco phase" akin to some of the Hi-NRG sound that peaked around 1983/84, with One Direction this decade's Duran Duran and the 2017 Latin pop akin to 1987ish Latin freestyle. 2010 and 2011 could have been what 1980 and 1981 were in the US (and were in Europe) had disco not have its big backlash, but like the early 1980s, country music was somewhat more popular in the early years of this decade as well in various "countrypolitan" forms.

But one important genre that used to be dominate pop music is now in its twilight- rock. Even in the '00s, you had Nu Metal, Post-Grunge, Pop Punk, Emo. I haven't listened to a lot of current music from this decade except for some exposed mainstream stuff, but this sounds like a pretty good analysis.

Subject: Re: Music evolution throughout the 2010's

Written By: bchris02 on 03/07/18 at 10:44 am

I agree with most of this.  However, I would say that hip-hop's late 2000s sound lasted through early 2013.  It was no longer dominant by that point but it was still around.  Here is the last one that immediately comes to mind.


Also, I don't think you can talk about 2014 without talking about Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, and #Selfie by the Chainsmokers.  You also can't talk about 2013-16 without mentioning indie-folk.

Subject: Re: Music evolution throughout the 2010's

Written By: Longaotian00 on 03/08/18 at 1:33 am

I would say the current music era we are in definetly started in 2015, that's when the first current EDM style songs started showing up and when trap became really popular. It was quite different from 2013/4.

Subject: Re: Music evolution throughout the 2010's

Written By: Dundee on 03/08/18 at 3:36 pm

Can we also enjoy the fact how the genre Alternative R&B came to its own during this decade? Absolutely amazing genre with those masterpieces :D:

Go listen to them, All of Them. NOW

Subject: Re: Music evolution throughout the 2010's

Written By: Richbrings2life on 03/08/18 at 4:26 pm

Early 2010s Rap songs (A late 2000's continuation)

Part 1: 2010

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