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1990s and 2000s Nostalgia

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Music of the 1990's and 2000's Fellow Time Traveler 09/08/2019 (Sun) 01:14:23 No.14
>These guys think they're bad because they walk slow... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRiH3jNE7OY
I miss all the dumb catchy one hit wonders.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B1ZQcbSvdU
Agreed. Hell, the 90's in particular had a lot of "guilty pleasure" one-hit wonders. Videos related... >I never was a fan of watermelon, I always preferred ice. Vanilla Ice... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jewmMjnbfzE >tfw you found out Taylor Hanson is a dude... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3Oyipl36YQ >The best thing to come out of Ireland since Jameson Whiskey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gefj2nkP2wc >Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon because that cartoon has got the boom anime babes that make me think the wrong thing... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL2IZ6-QvjU Pic related
I've been listening to Collective Soul and Days of the New fairly recently.

I was actually really surprised at how much the first Days of the New album reminds me of Alice in Chains:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFgS_6HFObU

Post-grunge has a bad reputation because of bands like Nickelback and Creed, but it wasn't always bad.
There is no band that radiated the Y2K aesthetic more than Orgy did.

https://youtu.be/NczLNctogZk

https://youtu.be/51DEzX0lLY4

Wish I could find more albums with this Y2K futuristic look to them cause I dig it.
Gorillaz 19-2000 is the most iconic 2000's song IMHO
and it's not because of it's name, the chill atmosphere, the innovative combination of classic animation and 3D etc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXR-bCF5dbM

Placebo- Special Needs probably gives the most nostalgic feeling, I heard it quite often in the radio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HClZwFNNMKs
Their first two albums were the best and than they slowly deteriorate , turning into emo band.

The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Weirdly enough I don't think I've ever heard it in the radio, and stumbled upon the band relativity not a long time ago, yet it feels very nostalgic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aeETEoNfOg



And more Gorillaz songs, because you just can't have 2000's music without them

Clint Eastwood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V_xRb0x9aw


Tomorrow Comes Today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiNdcBg3xC8


Dare (my favorite clip wise)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAOR6ib95kQ

>>151
I really dig those songs, especially the first one, don't think I ever heard them. They got that nice 2000's edge.

>Y2K aesthetic
First time I heard this term, interesting
The album Kraftwerk did for Expo 2000 is one of my favorite albums of all time. It's a shame the 2000s didn't turn out as good as the music did.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3lR3W9gM1s
>>191
>Detroit! Germany! We are so e-le-
ctric.
There's something about turn of the millennium electronic music in general. The dayglo optimism of the period couldn't be more distant from the down-in-the-dumps pessimism of today. Call it fake, plastic, "neoliberal", whatever.... but there was both an innocence and a worldliness in it. Hard to explain, but it was the 2nd summer of love.

>>164
>Y2K Aesthetics
Check out the Y2k aesthetic institute account on twitter.
Speaking of Y2K Electronic music, found out about MTV Amp's 2 compilation albums featuring Prodigy, Fatboy Slim and Aphex Twin. Check em out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LGB-mDFadQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3AxhEq1C-I
>>151
https://youtu.be/V974MkN7v94
Whenever someone mentions Y2K aesthetics Wipeout always comes to mind. Everything about it just oozes late 90s/early 2000s optimism.
>>164
>Weirdly enough I don't think I've ever heard it in the radio

what?? it was top 20 in the UK and the US, and went certified gold in italy and was a massive top seller in Canada? im starting to think you werent there,
>>199 I'm still not much of a fan of that futuristic Y2K style, but the aesthetic really comes across as charming and even friendly to me when you look at how disgustingly bland and cynical things have become nowadays. That was really the last period we had where we were looking forward to the future. I think that era may be why so many Millennials are still so retardedly sanguine about technological advancement. At that point in time it looked like things could still work out.
The Hackers series of albums is a great 90's time capsule. While the first one is just the ost, the rest is pretty much a stylistic compilation. Good shit awaits. https://invidio.us/channel/UCR10DV9sszkATwAXm7ZcT5A
Could there ever be a big beat resurgence, or even a synthwave-like scene? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0dxByaPWhM
I always was a huge fan of the soundtrack album from O Brother Where Art Thou, and it helped spark a wider revival of bluegrass and traditional old-time American music in the early 2000's. Here's a full upload of the deluxe anniversary version of the soundtrack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vFC9QhFvjw IIRC, the soundtrack got a sequel album of sorts called "Down From The Mountain" which was recorded as part of a live tour done to promote the movie and had a mix of songs from the soundtrack and other bluegrass and folk tunes. I owned both CD's back in the day.
I only discovered this guy a few years ago, but this record to me feels really evocative of the early 2000s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8l6uEdCTGM It makes me picture a sunny day out in the country, with cornfields and blues skies peppered with fluffy clouds. The settings of movies like Signs and Secondhand Lions come to mind.
repost because of dolphinnigger Remember when industrial metal was big?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiUJaflLKj0 The American soundtrack for the DBZ movies is basically a time capsule of pure early 2000s edge repost because dolphinigger
>>454 That sounds way too edgy for a DBZ production lol, who thought this was a good idea? I generally dislike american soundtracks, they tend to be all rock and edgy while european ones are more electronic. Reminds me of this game, Cool Boarders 2, that had the soundtrack to its american release made up of rock songs, while the european release had a completely different soundtrack of DnB and breakbeat songs. Audio related. The first is a track from the american release (rock), the second is from the european release (DnB), then you have the third also from the european release but mixes both genres.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlL_4CupuLo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ13GYtDKEY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8QsKS2dy80 Bowie's 90s stuff is amazing. It's criminal that it's not as popular as his older stuff.
>>465 Earthling is one of the only albums of his I actually like. I have no idea why it's so overlooked compared to his older material.
Remember when anime music was good? Commencing dump.
This was just my favorite picks from Lodoss.
From another anime. There's one that really belongs in a gondola webm but I can't find it among so many obtusely-named tracks.
And some western shit I guess. There's something about grunge, in the middle of so many terrible songs about being a drug addicted piece of trash from a big city there are hidden gems with unique lyricism by skilled musicians who cropped out of nowhere in that generation of people.
>>487 Thanks for the music anon, I especially like Kaze no Hane, somewhat reminds me of Woman in Love by Barbra Streisand. Other favorites are Hoshi no Ame and Honoo no Lagrima... I rarely listen to Japanese music but here's my contribution. Please tag your music with cover art, there are plenty of programs like MP3Tag which also tag OGG/FLAC/M4A. Looks much better on a page than a slew of music notes.
>>497 Meh, if I'm going to stick a cover image in a lossy audio file, I'd rather increase the audio bitrate instead. Have this song which I don't really know if it came out in the 90s, the CD it's in is from 1994 but it's a character song for a 1981 anime.
>>502 >Meh, if I'm going to stick a cover image in a lossy audio file, I'd rather increase the audio bitrate instead. You're too technical. It's not about any of that, it's about the aesthetics. Cover thumbnails look way better and help distinguish songs.
>>591 This is so violently Y2K it's unreal, can't believe this was released in 1993.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efkf1RQOcUE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UGrbk2jKss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyoqvUAV5n4 This probably barely fits /y2k/ given the 80s and 90s music put together but I like how well Michael Jackson's songs and old Sonic music mash up together.
Probably my favorite version of the song. The trippy mid 90s CG video too is some fantastic shit.
>>634 Dancing Fantasy was the first thing to come to mind when I read your post.
One thing I miss about the second half of the '90s and early 2000s is those unabashedly digital synthesizer sounds you used to hear constantly in soundtrack music. Those synths were capable of interesting sounds you can't get out of a traditional analog synthesizer, and even the cheesy imitations of other instruments I sometimes find appealing.
>>952 the 80s was basically the last era of innovation in the synth world. (PPG, D-50, DX7, EMUII, Juno). In the 90s and early 2000s you could pick up these keyboards/racks for dirt cheap compared to the boring array of Korg M1 clones and crappy virtual analogues. now the music (gear) industry has become reactionary to that era by shilling expensive analogue crap only to inflate the false dichotomy. "digital = cold, stale, thin, harsh, repetitive numbers in a computer" "analogue = mystical, warm, phat, fat, lush, authentic". Watching Dave Smith sell out with the Prophet 5 makes me cringe as he was always forward looking. To be fair, synth sounds have been so solidified in people's minds that people buy synths to make those sounds, not new ones, just as if they were buying a guitar / piano. Modern game / film composers all use the same 5 sounds. Imagine the opening to a new film, you can already hear the "felt piano" sample playing some pretentiously sparse lydian (meandering / uncertain) motif, followed by some ambiguous string drones, while the camera pans around some empty landscape to be met by the narration. Innovators like brian eno, michael cretu, depeche mode didn't give a fuck about technical details and just wanted to create. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk_sAHh9s08
>>952 makes me think of the faulconer score for DBZ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgJ1heSrskY&list=PL836DDC1A20726279
>>954 The faulconer score will always sound better on the GBA to me honestly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtbACzBwshc
>>953 >the 80s was basically the last era of innovation in the synth world. (PPG, D-50, DX7, EMUII, Juno). I agree. Even the digital Roland stuff from the '90s that I like was basically just following on from what they were already doing in the '80s with the D-50's LA synthesis. >In the 90s and early 2000s you could pick up these keyboards/racks for dirt cheap compared to the boring array of Korg M1 clones and crappy virtual analogues. Even digital rack synths are starting to go up in price now. >"analogue = mystical, warm, phat, fat, lush, authentic". It seems that when people say that they're missing the fact that there are limp-sounding vintage analogs out there. I own one and plan on getting rid of it. >Watching Dave Smith sell out with the Prophet 5 makes me cringe as he was always forward looking. The Prophet reboot honestly seems to be exactly what I've been hoping for in a synthesizer for years. The previous DSI/Sequential polysynths had way more features, but the Prophet 5 seems to nail the sound of the old Prophets in a way that the Prophet 08 and Rev2 didn't. That's not to say that they aren't capable of making good sounds, but I've always wanted something that sounded like an authentic, high-quality vintage analog polysynth right from the start. I want something idiotproof that I can just turn on and get convincing bread-and-butter patches from instantly instead of having to mess with a bunch of parameters trying to age or beef up basic sounds. It's expensive, but if I end up liking it it might be the only analog polysynth I'll ever want. A Jupiter 8 remake would be the only one that would really interest me, but I'm not sure if I'd feel like I'd need one. >Innovators like brian eno, michael cretu, depeche mode didn't give a fuck about technical details and just wanted to create. Being a gearslut really kills creativity. Being autistic over instruments can be an asset in terms of attention to detail, but it's highly detrimental in terms of actually getting things made.

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