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Subject: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: mc98 on 04/22/19 at 10:28 am

Does anyone have this feeling that the period between August 2009 - May 2010 felt weird? I was in 5th grade in this time and I could feel the transition from the late 2000s to the early 2010s. You see newcomers like Kesha, Drake, Jason Derulo, Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber entering the spotlight. Lady Gaga’s Fame Monster sounds different from her debut album from 2008, it felt more like in the 2010s territory. I heard songs Sexy Chick and Memories by David Guetta  and both sounded like a proto-2010s EDM songs. There were some flip phones in this time but I also saw smartphones, mostly Blackberries and some iPhones. It was the first full Obama year as well. Does anyone else feel this way?

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: bchris02 on 04/22/19 at 11:49 am


Does anyone have this feeling that the period between August 2009 - May 2010 felt weird? I was in 5th grade in this time and I could feel the transition from the late 2000s and early 2010s. You see newcomers like Kesha, Drake, Jason Derulo, Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber entering the spotlight. Lady Gaga’s Fame Monster sounds different from her debut album from 2008, it felt more like in the 2010s territory. I heard songs Sexy Chick and Memories by David Guetta  and both sounded like a proto-2010s EDM songs. There were some flip phones in this time but I also saw smartphones, mostly Blackberries and some iPhones. It was the first full Obama year as well. Does anyone else feel this way?


I loved that era and still consider it to be the best time of my life.  I went to Lady Gaga's Monster Ball concert in September of 2010.  I still believe that was her best album.

At this point in my life I'd love to go back to May 2010 and get a complete do-over from that point in time.  This decade has overall sucked.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: fgbn on 04/22/19 at 1:23 pm

no

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: piecesof93 on 04/23/19 at 12:16 am

The vibe back then was just completely different from today. Things were way more bright and optimistic.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: Slim95 on 04/23/19 at 2:35 am


The vibe back then was just completely different from today. Things were way more bright and optimistic.

Not at all. Thing were very depressing, the recession caused many people to lose their jobs and the swine flu caused many to be hospitalized and some even got killed. It was a depressing time. I don't see 2009 - 2010 as bright at all.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: Slim95 on 04/23/19 at 2:38 am

I was in grade 9, my last year of junior high school. I don't think it was weird really. We were solidly in the 2010s, no transition or anything. Obama was president, Lady Gaga was popular, social media was huge, etc. I remember the recession was a big news topic. 2008 on the other hand was when the real transition was.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: shadowcookie on 04/23/19 at 6:38 am


Not at all. Thing were very depressing, the recession caused many people to lose their jobs and the swine flu caused many to be hospitalized and some even got killed. It was a depressing time. I don't see 2009 - 2010 as bright at all.


I remember it being a lot more optimistic than today, even with the bad economy. It’s hard to explain why.

Anyway, I think this transition talk is rather asinine personally. It’s obviously subjective because nobody agrees on it. We can all broadly agree that 2010s culture started pretty early but the exact time period of the transition is always going to be debated. People still don’t even agree on when Y2K culture started.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: mc98 on 04/23/19 at 1:14 pm


I was in grade 9, my last year of junior high school. I don't think it was weird really. We were solidly in the 2010s, no transition or anything. Obama was president, Lady Gaga was popular, social media was huge, etc. I remember the recession was a big news topic. 2008 on the other hand was when the real transition was.


Another thing I want to point out is that Facebook was more popular than MySpace in this period. Another reason why the 2000s were dying at this time.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 04/23/19 at 1:57 pm

The electropop era will always be the best part of the 2010s. 2008-2012. Period.

The mid 2010s are pretty fun too, but not not as good as 2008-2012. For the late 2010s (Late 2018-present), well, let's just say it's awful.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: Slim95 on 04/23/19 at 2:48 pm


The electropop era will always be the best part of the 2010s. 2008-2012. Period.

The mid 2010s are pretty fun too, but not not as good as 2008-2012. For the late 2010s (Late 2018-present), well, let's just say it's awful.

I didn't like the era personally and I hated electropop.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: piecesof93 on 04/24/19 at 6:22 pm


Not at all. Thing were very depressing, the recession caused many people to lose their jobs and the swine flu caused many to be hospitalized and some even got killed. It was a depressing time. I don't see 2009 - 2010 as bright at all.

Well, I do. You have all the record breaking shootings, bombings, killings, riots, etc from the mid/late 2010s. Then you had the election and music became much slower and darker. 09-10 was optimistic and bright compared to the rest of this decade.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 04/24/19 at 7:43 pm


Well, I do. You have all the record breaking shootings, bombings, killings, riots, etc from the mid/late 2010s. Then you had the election and music became much slower and darker. 09-10 was optimistic and bright compared to the rest of this decade.


Yeah, i agree. But let's be honest here, not every era is perfect, the 2008-2012 recession was very effective, as well as the suicide of Amanda Todd, 2011 Japanese Tsunami, etc. Every era has their own pros and cons.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: LooseBolt on 04/25/19 at 8:54 pm

The year 2009 was extremely transitional, most notably in gaming. AAA gaming and especially the hack 'n' slash, WoW-style RPG are still the big thing, but this is also the beginning of smaller, indie developers gaining the spotlight through platforms like Steam. It set the tone for this whole decade, with very innovative titles by small players.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: bchris02 on 04/25/19 at 11:03 pm


The year 2009 was extremely transitional, most notably in gaming. AAA gaming and especially the hack 'n' slash, WoW-style RPG are still the big thing, but this is also the beginning of smaller, indie developers gaining the spotlight through platforms like Steam. It set the tone for this whole decade, with very innovative titles by small players.


I would agree with this.  I think AAA gaming has been much worse this decade than it was in the 2000s.  There have been a few great AAA games in my opinion but for the most part, it's been just old ideas recycled on a better graphics engine.  What has been great about this decade is indie development.  It's also led to the return of many genres that had previously died out, like platformers and adventure games.  I still prefer the '00s for gaming and that is when I consider to be my gaming prime, but there's a lot to like about this decade.  The indie game explosion also revived the PC as a gaming platform.  If people remember, in the late 2000s it really looked like PC gaming was dying.  Increasingly, AAA titles were developed for consoles first and the PC versions were becoming more and more rushed.  It got to the point where it wasn't worth upgrading your hardware for gaming like it once was.  I was glad to see the PC revived by Steam and indie developers and that eventually led to AAA developers taking it seriously again.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/19 at 9:54 am


Does anyone have this feeling that the period between August 2009 - May 2010 felt weird? I was in 5th grade in this time and I could feel the transition from the late 2000s to the early 2010s. You see newcomers like Kesha, Drake, Jason Derulo, Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber entering the spotlight. Lady Gaga’s Fame Monster sounds different from her debut album from 2008, it felt more like in the 2010s territory. I heard songs Sexy Chick and Memories by David Guetta  and both sounded like a proto-2010s EDM songs. There were some flip phones in this time but I also saw smartphones, mostly Blackberries and some iPhones. It was the first full Obama year as well. Does anyone else feel this way?
Both years were fine for me, in fact, I enjoyed those years.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 04/26/19 at 2:07 pm


I would agree with this.  I think AAA gaming has been much worse this decade than it was in the 2000s.  There have been a few great AAA games in my opinion but for the most part, it's been just old ideas recycled on a better graphics engine.  What has been great about this decade is indie development.  It's also led to the return of many genres that had previously died out, like platformers and adventure games.  I still prefer the '00s for gaming and that is when I consider to be my gaming prime, but there's a lot to like about this decade.  The indie game explosion also revived the PC as a gaming platform.  If people remember, in the late 2000s it really looked like PC gaming was dying.  Increasingly, AAA titles were developed for consoles first and the PC versions were becoming more and more rushed.  It got to the point where it wasn't worth upgrading your hardware for gaming like it once was.  I was glad to see the PC revived by Steam and indie developers and that eventually led to AAA developers taking it seriously again.


I agree, but we have good AAA games this decade like GTA 5, Witcher 3, Rise & Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Destiny, AC Origins, PUBG, etc.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: a_reminder on 04/28/19 at 7:16 pm

2009 from my perspective felt strange in a sense that it didn't feel like the 2000's nor the 2010's.  It either felt like it's own standalone year or a beta for the 2010's.

- Social Media was around and gaining popularity, but it still felt more like a novelty.  It wasn't until the 2010's that I started to see family members, teachers, major brands, and celebrities start using social media. 
- Smartphones were also around, but also felt like a novelty.  iPhone was only out for a couple years and was only on AT&T.  Android was barely out yet as well.  People were still saying they would never need an iPhone.
- Youtube quality was still kinda amateurish, but at the time had a bit of a following, like AVGN.
- It was the last year alternative rock and emo were popular, and the first year auto-tune pop really started to take off.
- One thing that really comes to mind that makes this year strange, was that this was the first (and only) year The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien was on the air.  This was a big deal for some people because this was supposed to represent the beginning of a new era.  The "younger" generation now has the reins to one of the most iconic TV shows ever.  And by early next year, all that bullsheesh with him and Leno happened and it was just gone.         

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: Slim95 on 04/28/19 at 8:23 pm


2009 from my perspective felt strange in a sense that it didn't feel like the 2000's nor the 2010's.  It either felt like it's own standalone year or a beta for the 2010's.

- Social Media was around and gaining popularity, but it still felt more like a novelty.  It wasn't until the 2010's that I started to see family members, teachers, major brands, and celebrities start using social media. 
- Smartphones were also around, but also felt like a novelty.  iPhone was only out for a couple years and was only on AT&T.  Android was barely out yet as well.  People were still saying they would never need an iPhone.
- Youtube quality was still kinda amateurish, but at the time had a bit of a following, like AVGN.
- It was the last year alternative rock and emo were popular, and the first year auto-tune pop really started to take off.
- One thing that really comes to mind that makes this year strange, was that this was the first (and only) year The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien was on the air.  This was a big deal for some people because this was supposed to represent the beginning of a new era.  The "younger" generation now has the reins to one of the most iconic TV shows ever.  And by early next year, all that bullsheesh with him and Leno happened and it was just gone.       

2009 felt exactly like the 2000s to me. The years that didn't feel 2000s or 2010s were 2006 - 2008.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: mwalker1996 on 04/28/19 at 9:43 pm


2009 felt exactly like the 2000s to me. The years that didn't feel 2000s or 2010s were 2006 - 2008.
2009 felt like the dawm of the 10s especially the latter half of the decade with Smartphones increasingly becoming common, Obama being in office, MJ dying, Skinny Jeans being fully-accepted, swag culture, the rise of Drake. 2009 is similar to 1999 where's both years lean heavily towards the next decade but still had things from there preservice decade. One thing that made 09 very 00s is that Myspace was still widely used that year.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 04/29/19 at 12:15 am


2009 felt like the dawm of the 10s especially the latter half of the decade with Smartphones increasingly becoming common, Obama being in office, MJ dying, Skinny Jeans being fully-accepted, swag culture, the rise of Drake. 2009 is similar to 1999 where's both years lean heavily towards the next decade but still had things from there preservice decade. One thing that made 09 very 00s is that Myspace was still widely used that year.


Or late 2008 to be precise

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/01/19 at 6:06 am


Or late 2008 to be precise
Yeah but people act like 2009 was fully 2010s when it actually was pretty 2000s as well. Psp, Fliphones,  Cable tv, MySpace, Baggy Jeans were still pretty dominant in that year. It was YouTube last full-year it had the 5-star rating system, Ringtone rap was on its last legs with songs like Hallie Berry, Ricky Bobby, Stanky leg, swag and surf and Ice Cream Paint Job. The Wii was at its peak with NSMB Wii and Wii Sports Resort. The second half of 09 leaned more 2010s when Drake and Nikki Minaj came on the scene but early 2009 definitely felt more 2000s.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: Slim95 on 05/01/19 at 7:17 am


but early 2009 definitely felt more 2000s.

I don't agree. To me '09 was 100% a 2010s year. Late 2008 started it all.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/01/19 at 10:45 pm


I don't agree. To me '09 was 100% a 2010s year. Late 2008 started it all.
Everyone has different opinions but 2009 feels much more 2000s now especially with it being a decade ago.  The fact people still used fliphones regularly, DVD players were still the main source of watching movies, the iPod nano was the most common music playing device and Guitar Hero still being the fad game shows the 2009 wasn't all that different from 2007 and 08.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: Slim95 on 05/02/19 at 5:07 am


Everyone has different opinions but 2009 feels much more 2000s now especially with it being a decade ago.  The fact people still used fliphones regularly, DVD players were still the main source of watching movies, the iPod nano was the most common music playing device and Guitar Hero still being the fad game shows the 2009 wasn't all that different from 2007 and 08.

I guess it wasn't drastically different than 2007 and 2008 but it sure is totally different from anything pre-2006 which I consider the real 2000s anyways.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: mc98 on 05/02/19 at 12:15 pm


I guess it wasn't drastically different than 2007 and 2008 but it sure is totally different from anything pre-2006 which I consider the real 2000s anyways.


The majority of 2009 isn't really different from 2007 and 2008, but it certainly felt different from 2006 and before. Late 2009 is when the early 2010s is in it's prototype stage.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/02/19 at 12:21 pm


Yeah but people act like 2009 was fully 2010s when it actually was pretty 2000s as well. Psp, Fliphones,  Cable tv, MySpace, Baggy Jeans were still pretty dominant in that year. It was YouTube last full-year it had the 5-star rating system, Ringtone rap was on its last legs with songs like Hallie Berry, Ricky Bobby, Stanky leg, swag and surf and Ice Cream Paint Job. The Wii was at its peak with NSMB Wii and Wii Sports Resort. The second half of 09 leaned more 2010s when Drake and Nikki Minaj came on the scene but early 2009 definitely felt more 2000s.

2009 was very 2000s. However, at the time that year actually felt very different to me compared against previous years.

Subject: Re: 2009-2010 was weird.

Written By: thisismelemon on 05/02/19 at 10:05 pm


2009 was very 2000s. However, at the time that year actually felt very different to me compared against previous years.


That's how i feel too, at the time you could really feel things were changing, but looking back now 2009 still looked very 00s comparing to let's say 2012.
For me 2011 is the first year that feels predominantly 10s, and 2010 feels 50/50

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