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Subject: 2014

Written By: Slim95 on 06/10/18 at 2:17 pm

How did you like 2014? What are some things you remember from that year and how did the year go for you? I always feel like 2014 is too easily forgotten this decade. 2014 was my third favourite year of the decade, pretty solid and good year both pop culturally and personal-life wise. Music was good too I believe. Only thing I didn't like is at the very end of the year (December) the oil price dropped and the economy collapsed to a huge depression even bigger than '09 and we still feel the effects today, and some violent protests started brewing later in the year.

What are some ways 2014 is different from today? I think in music there was a lot less EDM influence in 2014 and there was a large amount of slow pop like Sam Smith. The trumpet/saxophone trend was pretty big in 2014 too. Basic teen pop was big with Taylor Swift releasing her album 1989. I think fashion is identical to now. Politics-wise it was more stable and the vibe felt a lot more bright that year than now (though it was still pretty dark in 2014 oddly enough). I remember tech was actually cool back then and every smartphone upgrade was significant and fun to watch. What are some other differences between 2018 and 2014?

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Wobo on 06/10/18 at 2:19 pm

2014 was awesome for 10 year old me, i'm surprised that it's now 4 years ago though.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Slim95 on 06/10/18 at 2:25 pm


2014 was awesome for 10 year old me, i'm surprised that it's now 4 years ago though.

2014 was fun for me too, but I was 19. :P

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/18 at 2:30 pm

It was fun for me too, I had a unlimited cinema pass, brought monthly and I could see all the films at a certain chain of cinemas, to watch any film any time as many times as you like.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Wobo on 06/10/18 at 2:32 pm


2014 was fun for me too, but I was 19. :P

For me 2014 was the last year of my core childhood. I think 2014 is better than 2018.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Lizardmatum on 06/10/18 at 4:40 pm

A very interesting year indeed. My secondary school/college transition year. Music was a bit better I think too.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Rainbowz on 06/10/18 at 4:46 pm

2014 is definitely a year I feel like I took for granted. I've always talked about how boring this year was for me, but looking back it really wasn't that bad. Even the music wasn't that bad and some of it even makes me a bit nostalgic. It's just that I didn't do anything during that summer and my grandfather died in September of that year. But other than that, it wasn't that bad for me.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: mqg96 on 06/10/18 at 8:31 pm

I'm just waiting for ZeldaFan and I to get on here and have a fun discussion about how amazing this year was for us especially our graduating senior class!

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: SmartBo1 on 06/10/18 at 10:57 pm

2014 was an okay year for me. It was the beginning of my teenage years and it was around that time when I REALLY started to not like school. It was also around that time when I started to become more social. 2014 was also the year I created my very own Xbox live account. I remember staying up until 2 am just to play Minecraft and Destiny with my friends. ;D Man did I hate my middle school though. For some reason I don't really remember mush else from that year. Wish I could go back and relive that year at an older age. 

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Wobo on 06/10/18 at 11:29 pm


My older brother also graduated in 2014. He was actually born in early 1995 but got held back.

Why did he held back?

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 06/11/18 at 12:35 am

I was 15 years old in 2014. It's not a year I look back on with much nostalgia...

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 3:01 am

We spent the year anticipating my son's wedding the following year.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: ofkx on 06/11/18 at 11:44 am

I was really into hipster/indie music that year :o. Also, I started middle school in late August 2014 which was nice.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: mwalker1996 on 06/11/18 at 12:20 pm


I'm just waiting for ZeldaFan and I to get on here and have a fun discussion about how amazing this year was for us especially our graduating senior class!
I bet, I graduated that year too. I still got my class of 14 oufit.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: 2001 on 06/11/18 at 12:26 pm

My favourite year of all time!

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 12:31 pm


I'm just waiting for ZeldaFan and I to get on here and have a fun discussion about how amazing this year was for us especially our graduating senior class!
In a similar vein, at my last employment, there was a work colleague the same age as me, and right from day one we were the best of friends, we had the same interest in music, comedy, and sport. We would about the 60s, 70s and 80s, and the younger generation of staff would look on amazed.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Wobo on 06/11/18 at 2:05 pm


I was really into hipster/indie music that year :o. Also, I started middle school in late August 2014 which was nice.

I'm guessing middle school in late August 2015 was different.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Wobo on 06/11/18 at 2:13 pm

2014 was the last great year for me, and the last year of my core childhood. I had a great 10th birthday party, Got 2DS for christmas that year, went to my Grandmother's birthday party June of that year, Being addicted to the Super Smash Bros game that came out that year also. Fifth Grade later that year fine also and nostalgic songs like Happy were popular that year also and Summer of 2014 was pretty awesome.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: ofkx on 06/11/18 at 2:16 pm


I'm guessing middle school in late August 2015 was different.

Eh, not wildly. One thing that was different though is that boy bands like 1D were really big with girls when I first started middle school. I don't think they were as big in August 2015 though? Also, Snapchat was starting to get popular when I started middle school, but it wasn't super big. Most people I know first made their snapchat account in very late 2014/early 2015.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: SpyroKev on 06/11/18 at 4:18 pm

I don't remember 2014 at all, crazy. All I remember from that year is Va Va Voom by Nicki and Beauty and a Beat having music videos. 2014 is forgettable as hell to me right now.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: batfan2005 on 06/11/18 at 5:17 pm

I remember 2014 as a baaaaaad year, but it was mainly just the first half (continuing from the second half of 2013 which is also forgettable). The second half was when things started to improve (since it couldn't get much worse), but 2015 was better. 2014 actually did have some good music like Sam Smith, "Rude" by Magic, "Summer" by Calvin Harris, and "Boom Clap" by Charli XCX.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Slim95 on 06/11/18 at 5:26 pm

I remember I first heard of Snap Chat around January of 2014. It got really popular that year.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Dundee on 06/11/18 at 6:57 pm

I probably annoy some people with my constant bitching of this particular year ;D. But yeah, those were really horrid times for me for personal reasons and I'm really disappointed the last year of my minority was so plain bad :(.
It was also year I felt completely disconnected from pop culture and wanted to flee it like the pest, and this only a year after I was really getting into it. A lot of the hits back then really felt completely unpleasant (and still do to this day, really), but I at least it sure wasn't 100% plain bad, especially a few summer hits like "Am I Wrong", "Summer" or "Rather Be" are quite good.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Slim95 on 06/11/18 at 7:22 pm

"I'm The Man" by Aloe Blacc is a good hit from 2014 too.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: piecesof93 on 06/12/18 at 1:19 am

When I hear 2014, I think of DJ Mustard.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: SpyroKev on 06/12/18 at 11:54 am

Did anyone else feel like 2015 was a fresh start? By the time we were well into 2015, 2014 already felt distant to me.


YES! Thank you for reminding me. It was like that.
I probably annoy some people with my constant bitching of this particular year ;D. But yeah, those were really horrid times for me for personal reasons and I'm really disappointed the last year of my minority was so plain bad :(.
It was also year I felt completely disconnected from pop culture and wanted to flee it like the pest, and this only a year after I was really getting into it. A lot of the hits back then really felt completely unpleasant (and still do to this day, really), but I at least it sure wasn't 100% plain bad, especially a few summer hits like "Am I Wrong", "Summer" or "Rather Be" are quite good.


This is a good definition to.  2014.. there was just something absent about it.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: mqg96 on 06/12/18 at 12:43 pm

MOVIES of 2014!

Take note I always consider 2012-2015 as the best 4 year stretch for cinema of the 21st century so far. Now, out of all of these 4 years 2014 is probably the least good or the most underrated, but still a great lineup of movies though. Still better than 2010-2011 and 2016. 2018 is going great so far but I still can't judge on that year yet until it's over.

http://images.sequart.org/images/The-Hobbit-The-Battle-of-The-Five-Armies-Poster-HD-Wallpaper.jpg
https://is2-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music1/v4/ac/08/3d/ac083d70-0149-0a0a-4b90-7647203edbe0/UMG_cvrart_00602547178466_01_RGB72_1500x1500_14UMGIM51157.jpg/1200x630bb.jpg
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/22jumpstreet/discanddigital/images/fb_share.jpg
http://www.thewildbore.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/whiplash.jpg
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQdWKWF2aW3BeYRdEC3pAE5mbJUgd4myk6KyRUy6xmGdFixe5Rn
https://i0.wp.com/www.eliberico.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/poster-2.jpg?fit=1024%2C768&ssl=1
http://www.dhakamovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/X-Men-Days-of-Future-Past-2014-1080p-HD.jpg
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/O3TCkwoT5Qc/maxresdefault.jpg
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7SlILk2WMTI/maxresdefault.jpg
http://harvestroomrestaurant.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/big-hero-6.jpg
https://pisces.bbystatic.com/image2/BestBuy_US/images/products/5863/5863038_sa.jpg;maxHeight=640;maxWidth=550
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71x7ZjQlHZL._SL1050_.jpg

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Wobo on 06/12/18 at 2:18 pm


I got a Wii U and Super Smash Bros 4 with it for Christmas that year. Good way to end off a sh*tty year. 2014 for me sucked, 2015 was a lot better.

Did anyone else feel like 2015 was a fresh start? By the time we were well into 2015, 2014 already felt distant to me.

Yea, true but for me early-mid (July-August) 2015 was better, late 2015 sucked for me.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Wobo on 06/12/18 at 2:20 pm


MOVIES of 2014!

Take note I always consider 2012-2015 as the best 4 year stretch for cinema of the 21st century so far. Now, out of all of these 4 years 2014 is probably the least good or the most underrated, but still a great lineup of movies though. Still better than 2010-2011 and 2016. 2018 is going great so far but I still can't judge on that year yet until it's over.

http://images.sequart.org/images/The-Hobbit-The-Battle-of-The-Five-Armies-Poster-HD-Wallpaper.jpg
https://is2-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music1/v4/ac/08/3d/ac083d70-0149-0a0a-4b90-7647203edbe0/UMG_cvrart_00602547178466_01_RGB72_1500x1500_14UMGIM51157.jpg/1200x630bb.jpg
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/22jumpstreet/discanddigital/images/fb_share.jpg
http://www.thewildbore.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/whiplash.jpg
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQdWKWF2aW3BeYRdEC3pAE5mbJUgd4myk6KyRUy6xmGdFixe5Rn
https://i0.wp.com/www.eliberico.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/poster-2.jpg?fit=1024%2C768&ssl=1
http://www.dhakamovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/X-Men-Days-of-Future-Past-2014-1080p-HD.jpg
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/O3TCkwoT5Qc/maxresdefault.jpg
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7SlILk2WMTI/maxresdefault.jpg
http://harvestroomrestaurant.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/big-hero-6.jpg
https://pisces.bbystatic.com/image2/BestBuy_US/images/products/5863/5863038_sa.jpg;maxHeight=640;maxWidth=550
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71x7ZjQlHZL._SL1050_.jpg

Ayyy 22 Jumpstreet and Lego Movie.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Dundee on 06/12/18 at 5:50 pm

^ Daaang, those movies are already 4 years old. Unbelievable

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: mwalker1996 on 06/12/18 at 6:07 pm

I guess 2014 isn't as memorable to most people on here since you guys were already well into your 20s or either in yall core childhood, but 2014 is a memorable year for me since I graduated high school, went to college, moved back to NY for a year and eventually moved back due to issues I don't really want to talk about (I did made a video on it called my frist year of college on my youtube channel).  I agree that 2015 felt quite different than 2014 espically from early 2014, I thought it was just me since I was still in high school at the time but 2014 was when the wii-u was at it's peak and the Ps4 had pretty much nothing but multiplats that year. 2015 was when the 8th generation really started to kick off for the Ps4 and Xbox while the Wii U was starting to see it's nail on the coffin with E3 2015.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: BornIn86 on 06/12/18 at 10:21 pm


MOVIES of 2014!

Take note I always consider 2012-2015 as the best 4 year stretch for cinema of the 21st century so far. Now, out of all of these 4 years 2014 is probably the least good or the most underrated, but still a great lineup of movies though. Still better than 2010-2011 and 2016. 2018 is going great so far but I still can't judge on that year yet until it's over.




I saw every movie here in theaters except How To Train Your Dragon 2. I haven't even seen the first.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/18 at 3:06 am


MOVIES of 2014!

Take note I always consider 2012-2015 as the best 4 year stretch for cinema of the 21st century so far. Now, out of all of these 4 years 2014 is probably the least good or the most underrated, but still a great lineup of movies though. Still better than 2010-2011 and 2016. 2018 is going great so far but I still can't judge on that year yet until it's over.

http://images.sequart.org/images/The-Hobbit-The-Battle-of-The-Five-Armies-Poster-HD-Wallpaper.jpg
https://is2-ssl.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music1/v4/ac/08/3d/ac083d70-0149-0a0a-4b90-7647203edbe0/UMG_cvrart_00602547178466_01_RGB72_1500x1500_14UMGIM51157.jpg/1200x630bb.jpg
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/22jumpstreet/discanddigital/images/fb_share.jpg
http://www.thewildbore.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/whiplash.jpg
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQdWKWF2aW3BeYRdEC3pAE5mbJUgd4myk6KyRUy6xmGdFixe5Rn
https://i0.wp.com/www.eliberico.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/poster-2.jpg?fit=1024%2C768&ssl=1
http://www.dhakamovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/X-Men-Days-of-Future-Past-2014-1080p-HD.jpg
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/O3TCkwoT5Qc/maxresdefault.jpg
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7SlILk2WMTI/maxresdefault.jpg
http://harvestroomrestaurant.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/big-hero-6.jpg
https://pisces.bbystatic.com/image2/BestBuy_US/images/products/5863/5863038_sa.jpg;maxHeight=640;maxWidth=550
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71x7ZjQlHZL._SL1050_.jpg
Most of these I saw on my fore mentioned cinema pass.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: bchris02 on 06/13/18 at 3:56 pm


How did you like 2014? What are some things you remember from that year and how did the year go for you? I always feel like 2014 is too easily forgotten this decade. 2014 was my third favourite year of the decade, pretty solid and good year both pop culturally and personal-life wise. Music was good too I believe. Only thing I didn't like is at the very end of the year (December) the oil price dropped and the economy collapsed to a huge depression even bigger than '09 and we still feel the effects today, and some violent protests started brewing later in the year.


2014 to me was pretty much 2013 part deux.  2013 and 2014 are the two most identical years this decade in my opinion.  Both years were terrible for me in my personal life as those were my ex-gay conversion therapy years.  After all that I was doing to make my parents happy (I moved back to Oklahoma and did conversion therapy) I still remember my dad yelling at me about not doing enough and one time for drinking a beer.  Everyone around me was absolutely freaking out about gay marriage and Obama's support of gay rights.  I was pretty much unable to participate in the pop culture of that era except for the music, which I wasn't a huge fan of.  2014 was the peak of neo-teen pop.  Early Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez, Cher Lloyd, Becky G, #Selfie era Chainsmokers, etc dominated that year.

And oh yeah...Guardians of the Galaxy was THE movie of 2014.  Nothing else comes close.


What are some ways 2014 is different from today? I think in music there was a lot less EDM influence in 2014 and there was a large amount of slow pop like Sam Smith. The trumpet/saxophone trend was pretty big in 2014 too. Basic teen pop was big with Taylor Swift releasing her album 1989. I think fashion is identical to now. Politics-wise it was more stable and the vibe felt a lot more bright that year than now (though it was still pretty dark in 2014 oddly enough). I remember tech was actually cool back then and every smartphone upgrade was significant and fun to watch. What are some other differences between 2018 and 2014?


When it comes to pop culture, 2014 was approaching peak hipster.  Today, the hipster fad is on the decline (it's roughly where emo/scene was in 2010).  2014 was also the peak of neo-teen pop, a genre that has since fallen out of the mainstream as artists like Ariana Grande have become more mature.  Politics as a whole was more liberal in 2014, but the SJW and alt-right dichotomy was already established and the seeds of Trumpism had already been sown.  However, there was still optimism at the time that liberalism and progress would prevail and it was just a matter of time before reactionary conservatives would concede their loss of the culture war.  How wrong everyone was.  In terms of tech, there isn't a lot of differences.  3D movies were much bigger back then and UHD had yet to really catch on but for the most part, things were similar.  The novelty of smartphones had already worn off by 2014.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Longaotian00 on 06/14/18 at 6:20 pm


The novelty of smartphones had already worn off by 2014.


For the most part yes, but I still remember people getting pretty hyped for phones like the iPhone 6 as this was around the time when all phones started getting bigger displays, but then by 2015 no one even cared anymore.

Subject: Re: 2014

Written By: Longaotian00 on 06/14/18 at 6:22 pm


I remember I first heard of Snap Chat around January of 2014. It got really popular that year.


I first heard of it in 2012 and then I got it in mid 2013.

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