I have yet to find an era without shitty music. As time passes the shittiest *usually* gets forgotten but as an 80s kid, when 80s music became memes I went looking for a mirror I could stand in front of and shoot a raygun at.
NO DON’T BRING THIS SONG BACK! A REMIXXX??? WHYYYYY?
My representative song for 90s music:
[although I could bring up Wheezer, Tool (sorry but it was overplayed), Black Hole Sun… although I kinda liked Ganga Rap at the time… but mostly I tried to avoid music in the 90s and especially the early 00s with ICP and shit.
I think a lot of music started improving in the 10s though.. but then there’s Jacob Sartorios so…
Ah! Much better pick for the 90s. I can’t help but think of every Quinton Tarantino movie when I hear this song and tbh, I never liked Quintin Tarintino movies or similar ones nor the culture of pricks it justified. But that’s my bias. I like some other Smash Mouth though. [this song isn’t bad – I just have a negative link in my head to Tarintino movies which is odd because I don’t know if he even used it]
Same can be said for Coldplay but in both cases, they have way of getting stuck in the head…. forever.
I liked one or two of them, a little too cartoonish stereotypey for me but mostly it’s some of the people it generated, who would quote lines from every one of his movies non-stop.
But then again, I never saw Fight Club either. [too many people desperately wanted me to see it and would never stop quoting from it. That was enough for me to avoid it.