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#305403 - 05/07/10 11:13 PM The 90's
Argon Offline
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I have digital cable. As part of the package, there are music channels. As I over research the party playlist, I have been listening to find material. Several of the main channels that I have been listening to .....
Party Favorites
Oldies
70's
80's
90's
Pop

What I am finding out is that I recognize music from every channel except the 90's. So I thought about that for a while.

What occurs to me is that number 1 daughter was born in 88 and number 2 in 91. At that point, I sorta morphed from the cool young crowd and got involved in child rearing. I lost touch with popular music in the 90's. I actually picked back up in the 2000's when my "offspring" started listening to popular music - although now, I am the "older generation".

What is really hitting me, though is that I don't think I missed much? I have not heard a lot on the 90's channel that I like.
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#305408 - 05/08/10 12:00 AM Re: The 90's [Re: Argon]
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You missed out on all the grunge and the last death throes of good metal. \:\)
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#305454 - 05/08/10 08:30 AM Re: The 90's [Re: pmbuko]
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Grunge is/was one of my favorite genres. It was a good time for me: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, Hole, Stone Temple Pilots, Foo Fighters, Green Day. Not all of those (esp. Green Day) are technically grunge, but they all got played on my favorite radio station, back when radio was tolerable.

The other movement I liked was Britpop, with Oasis being one of my favorite bands for a few years. Their first two albums: Definitely Maybe and What's the Story Morning Glory and the compilation The Masterplan are classic. Blur and Elastica were also worthy bands.

R.E.M. made it big in the 90s. Automatic for the People and Monster are two of theirs that I still play a lot.

As far as pop, yeah, I tuned that out as well. Teen pop was big, with Britney Spears, 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys and Hanson. I remember Hanson's "mmm bop" was a mindworm and a half in the late 90s. And the Spice Girls ... yeah, you didn't miss much on the pop side of things.
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#305537 - 05/08/10 05:37 PM Re: The 90's [Re: medic8r]
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Pop music isn't really supposed to be remembered, it's a flavour of the month. The music industry seemed to be a little lost in the 90s, imo, with much of the companies pushing pop acts and the emergence of emo bands. Nothing like some fake anger in your music.
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#305538 - 05/08/10 05:56 PM Re: The 90's [Re: Adrian]
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And music was found in the '00s? I don't think so...
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#305539 - 05/08/10 06:05 PM Re: The 90's [Re: medic8r]
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Y'all forgot the granddaddy of grung. Neil
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#305540 - 05/08/10 06:10 PM Re: The 90's [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
And music was found in the '00s? I don't think so...

I said music seemed a *little* lost in the 90s...it got more lost in the 00s. Don't worry, Simon Cowell will have an epiphany one of these days and realize he should have been selling vacuum cleaners or something.
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#305548 - 05/08/10 08:12 PM Re: The 90's [Re: Adrian]
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Nine Inch Nails
Faith no More
The Age of Electric
Collective Soul
Smashing Pumpkins

Some other popular bands during that time - Silverchair, Bush. Not a big fan of those.
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#305700 - 05/09/10 07:49 PM Re: The 90's [Re: BlueJays1]
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The sad thing about the 90's is while there was some decent music, dynamic range compression or what has been called the "loudness wars" became popular in the studio.

A few wonderful albums were made by The Tea Party that did not sacrifice on sonic qualities in the studio and are very good quality rock recordings that will sound excellent on linear speakers.

I would recommend listening to the albums Splendor Solis and The Edges of Twilight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tea_Party
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#305842 - 05/10/10 01:11 PM Re: The 90's [Re: BlueJays1]
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 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
Nine Inch Nails
Faith no More
The Age of Electric
Collective Soul
Smashing Pumpkins

Some other popular bands during that time - Silverchair, Bush. Not a big fan of those.


Good list.
The 90s did have some great music. You just had to turn off the radio & TVs and go buy it.
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