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Subject: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 01/23/20 at 11:08 pm

When I think of Late 1988-1992, I think of New Jack Swing, House music, Golden Age of Hip Hop, Golden Age of Nickelodeon, Early Disney Renaissance, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and In Living Color. What would you guys name this era? Xennial Era? Bush 41 Era?

What we already have:
1914-1918: World War 1
1920-1929: Roaring 20s
1930-1939: Great Depression Era
1939-1945: World War 2
1967-1970: Hippie Era
1974-1981: Disco Era
1998-2001: Y2K Era
2001-2003: Mall Pop Era
2004-2006: MySpace Emo Era
2008-2013: Electropop Era

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/23/20 at 11:55 pm

The Gulf War Era.

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: wagonman76 on 01/24/20 at 12:14 am

Bush 41 era or Bush Sr era.  My favorite time in all of my history for music.

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 01/24/20 at 8:46 am


Bush 41 era or Bush Sr era.  My favorite time in all of my history for music.

But how does Bush 41 relate to New Jack Swing or Fresh Prince of Bel Air?

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: wagonman76 on 01/24/20 at 11:36 am

Nothing but the best signifier of the timeframe.

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: Zelek3 on 01/24/20 at 3:23 pm

Neon Era

This era dated itself rather fast and even by 1995, it already looked very old.

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: Zelek3 on 01/24/20 at 8:03 pm


1998-2001: Y2K Era
2001-2003: Mall Pop Era
2008-2013: Electropop Era

Personally, I always thought of the Y2K Era as going up till 2003. Yes there was 9/11 in 2001, but a lot of the same styles and pop culture from 1998-Sept 10, 2001 still remained from Sept 11, 2001-2003, before fading out in mid-late 2004.

Also I'd call 2004-2007 the MySpace Emo Era.

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: DisneysRetro on 01/26/20 at 2:19 pm


Personally, I always thought of the Y2K Era as going up till 2003. Yes there was 9/11 in 2001, but a lot of the same styles and pop culture from 1998-Sept 10, 2001 still remained from Sept 11, 2001-2003, before fading out in mid-late 2004.

Also I'd call 2004-2007 the MySpace Emo Era.


Same the y2k era lasted till2003 in my opinion as well. Some will call 1998-2003 the millennium era and 1998-2001 the y2k era tho. They’re all the same sh*t.

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: DisneysRetro on 01/26/20 at 2:25 pm

1988-1992/3: The New Jack Swing era

1993-1997/8: The grunge/gangsta rap era

1998-2002/3: The y2k/millennium era

2003-2007/8: The mall pop, emo, crunk era (ringtone rap)

2008-2012/3: The electro pop/ era

2013-2015/6: The Edm/twerk era (short lived  :\'( )

2016- present: the trap era.

Keep in mind culture doesn’t stop on a specific day. It just fades out naturally..

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 01/27/20 at 2:15 am

I'd call it the Xennial era tbh, because it makes more sense. Saying stuff like Xennial New Jack Swing or Xennial Comedy shows, etc. Makes more sense than Bush 41 new Jack swing or Neon New Jack Swing. 1988-1992/93 was Late Teen/Adult Gen X culture, and Early Kid Millennial culture.

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: DisneysRetro on 01/27/20 at 3:09 pm


I'd call it the Xennial era tbh, because it makes more sense. Saying stuff like Xennial New Jack Swing or Xennial Comedy shows, etc. Makes more sense than Bush 41 new Jack swing or Neon New Jack Swing. 1988-1992/93 was Late Teen/Adult Gen X culture, and Early Kid Millennial culture.


The xennial era would have been the y2k era. They were the entrepreneurs of y2k fashion, the party scene, the first to vote in 2000 and graduate post global internet. You should watch the movie “Save the Last Dance ”  (2001) it portrays the xennial youth experience during the y2k era. The late 80’s and early 90’s was purely core gen X. My mom and dads era (b 1973/1974). They were the teens and youth of that time period. Xennials were at best in middle school to elementary  school. Most xennials grew up in the 80’s as children and were teens in the 90’s however came of age after the rise of global internet circa 1994-1995.

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 01/29/20 at 7:15 pm

Nickelodeon Studios also opened in 1990, mainly for Xennials, or Late Gen X Early Millennial people

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: violet_shy on 01/29/20 at 8:45 pm


Nickelodeon Studios also opened in 1990, mainly for Xennials, or Late Gen X Early Millennial people


That's me! I remember the early days of Nickelodeon. I remember thinking back then, what a silly logo name. Lol.

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: Zelek3 on 02/01/20 at 11:05 pm

This era mostly ended by 1993, but as old user Marty McFly mentioned, parts of it lasted indirectly till 1996 like Ninja Turtles, SNES, grunge, and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: annimal on 02/01/20 at 11:30 pm

nothing.  I don't play name years

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 02/02/20 at 12:06 am

The New Jack Swing Era/The Bush 41 Era/The 16-bit Era.

This era (and until 1993) was also the final peak era for Michael Jackson. A few months after MJ performed at Super Bowl 27 in January 1993 (it was an ICONIC & LEGENDARY halftime show!), he was hit the child molestation allegations (which have proven to be false) and his career and life was NEVER the same. Yeah, he had a couple of hit songs in 1995/6 and 2001 but his career just wasn't the same as it was before 1993.

Subject: Re: What would you call the Era that lasted from Late 1988 to 1992?

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 02/02/20 at 6:56 pm


The New Jack Swing Era/The Bush 41 Era/The 16-bit Era.

This era (and until 1993) was also the final peak era for Michael Jackson. A few months after MJ performed at Super Bowl 27 in January 1993 (it was an ICONIC & LEGENDARY halftime show!), he was hit the child molestation allegations (which have proven to be false) and his career and life was NEVER the same. Yeah, he had a couple of hit songs in 1995/6 and 2001 but his career just wasn't the same as it was before 1993.

Yeah, it sucks how it had to happen. However, I'd just call it the Xennial era because I dont want anymore eras named by popular music genres, its kinda getting generic in my opinion...

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