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Subject: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: mc98 on 04/15/19 at 9:38 am

I went through a marathon of listening music from 2015 and I’m surprised on how different it sounds compared to today. I mean, it’s not dated but it does sound very different. It was so upbeat and less Trap-y, but there was still Trap despite sounding different. I don’t think songs like Watch Me would ever be a hit today. I also remember it was the the last hurrah for Millennials dominating pop culture. Donald Trump debuted this year but still the politics in 2015 felt tame compared to the division we have today. What makes 2015 different from today in your view?

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/19 at 9:55 am


What makes 2015 different from today in your view?
It all happened four years earlier!

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: floppy on 04/15/19 at 10:23 am


It all happened four years earlier!

Most of 2015 was 3 years ago...

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/19 at 10:26 am


Most of 2015 was 3 years ago...
Give or take several months?

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: bchris02 on 04/15/19 at 10:44 am


I went through a marathon of listening music from 2015 and I’m surprised on how different it sounds compared to today. I mean, it’s not dated but it does sound different. It was so upbeat and less Trap-y, but there was still Trap despite sounding different. I don’t think songs like Watch Me would ever be a hit today. I also remember it was the the last hurrah for Millennials dominating pop culture. Donald Trump debuted this year but still the politics in 2015 felt tame compared to the division we have today. What makes 2015 different from today in your view?


2015, in my opinion, was the year that the SJW movement "jumped the shark" so to speak and the reason for that is that was the year it became apparent that things had been pushed too far too quickly and a backlash was coming.

Three things happened during the summer of 2015 that really led to the Trump era.  The first is Bruce Jenner announced his transition to Caitlyn Jenner.  Transgender issues weren't something on most people's minds before this.  This was also a big deal because to most people in the older generation, Bruce Jenner was known primarily for his Olympic decathlon performances and less for his role on the Kardashian show.  Bruce represented American masculinity and his transition to Caitlyn, to many conservatives, represented the total emasculation of America.  The second is the SCOTUS decision that legalized same-sex marriage and the celebrations that followed, including Obama lighting up the White House exterior in a rainbow lighting scheme.  Many politicians called this the darkest 24 hours in US history.  This sent rural America into a frenzy and many still lament that day as the death of Christian America.  And then a hydrogen bomb was dropped when Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses and went to jail.  The Christian Right now had what they needed to start promoting the "Democrats want to arrest and jail Christians for being Christian" narrative.

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I really think had 2015 gone a little bit differently, we could have avoided the Trump era and things would be so much better today.

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: mc98 on 04/15/19 at 11:00 am


2015, in my opinion, was the year that the SJW movement "jumped the shark" so to speak and the reason for that is that was the year it became apparent that things had been pushed too far too quickly and a backlash was coming.

Three things happened during the summer of 2015 that really led to the Trump era.  The first is Bruce Jenner announced his transition to Caitlyn Jenner.  Transgender issues weren't something on most people's minds before this.  This was also a big deal because to most people in the older generation, Bruce Jenner was known primarily for his Olympic decathlon performances and less for his role on the Kardashian show.  Bruce represented American masculinity and his transition to Caitlyn, to many conservatives, represented the total emasculation of America.  The second is the SCOTUS decision that legalized same-sex marriage and the celebrations that followed, including Obama lighting up the White House exterior in a rainbow lighting scheme.  Many politicians called this the darkest 24 hours in US history.  This sent rural America into a frenzy and many still lament that day as the death of Christian America.  And then a hydrogen bomb was dropped when Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses and went to jail.  The Christian Right now had what they needed to start promoting the "Democrats want to arrest and jail Christians for being Christian" narrative.

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I really think had 2015 gone a little bit differently, we could have avoided the Trump era and things would be so much better today.


What is your view on 2015 in terms of pop culture

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: 2012emo on 04/15/19 at 11:25 am

the biggest artists of that year were taylor swift, ed sheeran, and justin bieber, so it's pretty different from now. the fact that one direction had a hit in 2015 alone makes it a world away.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwgf3wmiA04

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: bchris02 on 04/15/19 at 11:32 am


What is your view on 2015 in terms of pop culture


I really liked hip-hop that year.  Pop was more hit or miss for me.  In terms of movies, we were still very much in that early/mid '10s dystopian future era.  2015 really shows its age when you think about stuff like the Hunger Games still being relevant that year.  That seems so long ago by today's standards.  2015 was also a great year for horror films.

I would also still consider 2015 primarily a Millennial-dominated year, albeit younger Millennials.  2015 was the biggest year for the hipster movement and hipster is primarily a Millennial fad and not a Gen Z one.  I'd say 2016 was the last hurrah of that specific culture.

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/19 at 11:41 am


the biggest artists of that year were taylor swift, ed sheeran, and justin bieber, so it's pretty different from now. the fact that one direction had a hit in 2015 alone makes it a world away.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwgf3wmiA04
...and now One Direction are No Direction?

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: bchris02 on 04/15/19 at 12:13 pm


...and now One Direction are No Direction?


The best thing One Direction ever did was go five directions.

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: Dundee on 04/15/19 at 7:46 pm

The year I've become an adult yeay!

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: Slim95 on 04/15/19 at 10:37 pm

2015 was the last "good" year for popular music. It started getting progressively worse in 2016, but became horrible in mid to late 2017. I think it was the last good year for pop culture and music because as you said it was the last year when millennials dominated. For this reason in the future 2015 will probably come off as very dated and nostalgic. Even today there are some aspects of it that feel distant, especially Taylor Swift being all over the radio. You don't get that kind of pop music today. Basically for pop culture, politics, and music, it was VERY different today. Technologically there were some differences but nothing profound compared to 2019. Also, Donald Trump wasn't even in politics for the first half of the year. In this year, live mobile streaming exploded with apps like Periscope and Meerkat launching and Facebook Live got popular this year too. There was a lot of changes and it was a year that started a bridge to where we are now.

I don't know why people are saying trap wasn't popular. "Trap Queen" was like the number one or two song of 2015 and that song literally has the word trap in it lol. Trap really became popular in summer of 2014, that's when it was popping on the radio. But today it's different, it's more mumble rap now and it's everywhere. I would call the trap on the radio in 2015 "classic trap" and it was better than it is today even though it was still bad. But it didn't take up 90% of the charts, that's the difference. Only a couple trap songs were popular but mostly everything else was pop music.

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/19 at 1:37 am

This was the year of our trip to Japan, the week or so spent there was wonderful.

https://oi293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/1428981582637.jpg?t=1555310221

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: mc98 on 04/16/19 at 12:57 pm


2015 was the last "good" year for popular music. It started getting progressively worse in 2016, but became horrible in mid to late 2017. I think it was the last good year for pop culture and music because as you said it was the last year when millennials dominated. For this reason in the future 2015 will probably come off as very dated and nostalgic. Even today there are some aspects of it that feel distant, especially Taylor Swift being all over the radio. You don't get that kind of pop music today. Basically for pop culture, politics, and music, it was VERY different today. Technologically there were some differences but nothing profound compared to 2019. Also, Donald Trump wasn't even in politics for the first half of the year. In this year, live mobile streaming exploded with apps like Periscope and Meerkat launching and Facebook Live got popular this year too. There was a lot of changes and it was a year that started a bridge to where we are now.

I don't know why people are saying trap wasn't popular. "Trap Queen" was like the number one or two song of 2015 and that song literally has the word trap in it lol. Trap really became popular in summer of 2014, that's when it was popping on the radio. But today it's different, it's more mumble rap now and it's everywhere. I would call the trap on the radio in 2015 "classic trap" and it was better than it is today even though it was still bad. But it didn't take up 90% of the charts, that's the difference. Only a couple trap songs were popular but mostly everything else was pop music.


Trap Queen is actually the #4 song of 2015. 2015 is also the last year where Skype and Kik were popular.

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: Slim95 on 04/18/19 at 3:18 pm


2015 was also when smartphones looked like this:

https://cdn.ndtv.com/tech/images/gadgets/top_10_2015_ndtv.jpg?output-quality=80

Now they look like this:

https://cdn.pocket-lint.com/r/s/970x/assets/images/147774-phones-news-weve-just-folded-the-samsung-galaxy-fold-and-this-is-what-it-looks-like-up-close-image1-fpxnisbhz3.jpg

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/img/67232448/Master.jpg

https://cdn.pocket-lint.com/r/s/320x/assets/images/120309-phones-buyer-s-guide-best-smartphones-image1-mtvsxj1zoz.jpg?v1


Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: mc98 on 04/18/19 at 6:37 pm

I can notice the difference between fashion trends from 2015 in contrast to today. Back then, it was more Hipster influence and a lot of floral prints. Today, the fashion has a strong 90s inspiration.

2015:

https://i.pinimg.com/474x/35/00/7d/35007d788eaa534464843f13e79585ac--pinterest-images-travel-fashion.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ow3PDKc_73o/VkzHL6GP7GI/AAAAAAAAOe0/Z7kMd6W15IA/s1600/fallhaulthumbnail.jpg



2019:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/2R5_ytY3LSg/maxresdefault.jpg

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/EqSkcrAbay4/maxresdefault.jpg

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: fgbn on 04/18/19 at 11:59 pm

lol@ those little digital natives stealing my childhood decade

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: BornIn86 on 04/20/19 at 5:03 am

Anyone notice a difference in men's fashion?

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: Dundee on 04/20/19 at 5:44 am


lol@ those little digital natives stealing my childhood decade
If you were a kid in the 90s then you're a digital native as well lol

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: shadowcookie on 04/20/19 at 1:12 pm


Anyone notice a difference in men's fashion?


Skinny jeans aren’t as popular, although they’re still very common in my experience.

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: 2012emo on 04/21/19 at 8:18 am


Anyone notice a difference in men's fashion?

oh yeah for sure. timberland shoes, drop crotch pants, bomber jackets, flannel, and beanies were big in 2015 but now they're mostly out of style.
2015 fashion looked like this:
https://s-i.huffpost.com/gen/3714314/thumbs/o-JUSTIN-BIEBER-900.jpg?5
https://pmcfootwearnews.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/drake-timberland-style.jpg?w=683
practically nothing from these outfits is in style anymore.

Subject: Re: Looking back on 2015.

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/19 at 1:35 pm


Anyone notice a difference in men's fashion?
Much as the same for today.

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