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The 90's vs. the 00's

Updated on March 13, 2011

Why the 90's are the Clear Winner

It doesn't matter what category you look at- the 90's were superior to the 00's in every conceivable way. From entertainment to politics, from fashion to slang, there's just no comparison.

Fashion- The 90's Stomp the 00's


You wore comfy flannel, whatever kind of old shoes you felt like wearing, and a style that was all your own. If your clothes were torn or something- fine. If you felt like wearing two or three shirts- great. If you liked wearing hats and six earrings on each ear, more power to ya'. Just put on whatever and hop in the mosh pit.


If you don't have immaculate, designer clothing, you are not worthy of being alive. You need toned abs for the half-shirts and $400 for the shoes. Style? What the hell is style? Just wear whatever they do on the gossip blogs. Now go bleach your teeth or they will make fun of you on MySpace.

Entertainment- The 90's Rocked

Jerry! Jerry! Back in the day, talk shows ruled. I had a friend on college who used to say, "bring on the freaks!" every afternoon when we were finished with classes for the day. Yeah- that's when people went to school and then college instead of deciding that they could educate themselves at home by designing websites.

Anyway, 00's reality shows try their hand at the freakshow that was the 90's, but carefully orchestrated weirdness just isn't the same thing. Reality shows? Please. There are 10 skanks who try to outskank each other in order to stay on the show so they can, um, I don't even know why. They're awful. Can't...look...away...


The Real, Actual 90210

My So Called Life

Melrose Place!



Northern Exposure


Beavis and Butthead


Ally McBeal



Drew Carey


Fake 90210 Impostor


Other Survivor-Style Shows


Other CSI-Style Shows

The Office (Ok, that one's fine)

?? I literally can't think of another one

Slang of Both Eras: 00's Lose

I think the 90's were da bomb- all that and a bag of chips. I would say that the 00's should come with and get some phat style, but I suppose 00's supporter would say, um, ho- that's a pimp, ho.

No really, that's like the only slang they have. Ho and pimp. I don't even want to go there. So yada yada yada- the 90's win. Damn skippy.

Music of the 90's vs. Music of the 00's

Please. There's no contest. Allow me to elaborate:




Red Hot Chili Peppers




Stone Temple Pilots

Smashing Pumpkins

Blind Melon


Pearl Jam


P. Diddy

Katy Perry

Good Charlotte

Lilly Allen

John Mayer

Jo Jo

Lindsey Lohan

Avril Lavigne

High School Musical

Some Random Girl in a Thong

Still don't believe it? Watch the two videos from each era below and make up your own mind.




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      Benner 5 years ago

      great list, I'm a 90s guy myself, the one thing you didn't list is sports, I have to admit that's where I differ from the 90s simply because in the NFL my Eagles were a top dog in the early 2000s as opposed to the 90s where the cowboys were the top guns in the division throughout the decade. Almost everything else I agree with except for maybe video games, I'm a sucker for the updated graphics and I think games are finally throwing in realism (l.a. Noire, far cry 3) and most of my personal favorite video games are from the 2000s with the exception of metal gear solid (1998). Music from the 90s, is by far WAY better then the crap they have now, seriously rock music is dead, rap music is way overplayed, and lacks any qualities it may have had it the 90s with the exception of a few dudes (wale is pretty good), metal is the only genre nowadays that comes out with good stuff. The only thing is you can't have a list of great 90s alternative rock and grunge bands and leave out ALICE IN CHAINS they are my all time favorite band and are in my opinion the best band out that bunch, its no big deal but otherwise great list.

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      Lybrah 5 years ago

      platform shoes, bell bottom pants, piercing your tongue/belly button, I miss the 90's so much!

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      Nelson 5 years ago

      This whole article is a joke, its more of a 00's bash than an accurate representation of the culture... I'm saying that any era was better than another. I just want accurate representation! I seen no bad Artists from the 90's; Aqua is a great freaking example... just saying

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      hyt 5 years ago

      P. Diddy singed in the 90's too, you know. but with the stage name Puff Daddy.

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      Jay 5 years ago

      sex has become so overrated these days thanks to the popular media and pop artist as their only claim to fame these days is 'big booty' and skanky exhibitionists-this is all that is left of the entertainment these days.FB again emboldens a normal person to live a lie-rather then a true social person.World after 2005 has turned into a bitch under the influence of the relentless advertising from capitalists,where a person is reduced to being a muppet to give in and squander waywardly under pressure that everyone else is doing it,good people are taken to be fools by the fast men and loose women,who are now becoming majority of the population.morality has hit the bottom,no faith, but what am moaning about- it has always been running in circles from forever albiet this has reached the worst part of it and its about time that people return to there families amidst of what seems like a social and cultural collapse,which includes the downfall of music too among other things.look at Charlie Sheen!

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      Johnny 5 years ago

      I was born in 1994 and I actually wish I got to live through the 90s decade to its fullest. Most of my favorite artists are from that era such as Tupac, now in the 00s it feels music has just gone to shits. I prefer the fashion back then compared to now.

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      Markie 5 years ago

      I'm from Western Europe and was a teenager in the 90's (born in the early 80's). The biggest difference between the 90's and now is the attitude of the people, especially in media. Today it's all about image and looks, it's all fake and empty. In the 90's people were real. The other big difference is the music. 90's mainstream music was about real life experiences, the good and the bad ones. Artists were expressing themselves in lyrics based on their own real life, and people appreciated the real honest artists the most. Today mainstream music is all about being popular and showing an invincible image. TV shows in the 90's were much more simple and close to reality as today's sitcoms where you have 15 year old girls talking like they are 30 years old, with 5 layers of make-up on their face and a haircut which takes 5 hours to prepare each day.

      Don't get me wrong, there are still real artists and good tv-shows/movies being made today. But the overall realness in our media is slowly transforming into fake shit.... And slowly the realness in people will go with it. It's a sad state we are in today.

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      Mike 6 years ago

      umm... every decade has it's ups and downs, the 40s, 50s 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, whatever, they each have things abut them that were enjoyable, and things that were not. I was born in 1994, so I really don't have much memory of the 90's other than '99 maybe, but the early 2000's were a great time to be a kid, trust me they were a lot different than the late 2000s. I just don't think that you should condemn a decade just because you cound't find any joy in it. I'm sure there will be those who miss the 2010's(probably the people who are 5-10 years old right now), but that's ok. And by the way, your list of TV shows and music of the 00's is just the crappy stuff, that would be like representing the 90s with backstreet boys, and NSYNC...... there was plenty of good 2000's music (mostly from around 2000-2005).

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      Max 6 years ago

      I apologize, I think the proper grammar is "People are not too social beyond a superficial level"

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      Max 6 years ago

      It all has to do with what's going on in the corporate and political world, and bottom line is this: They have more power than they ever did before. Ever since 2001 and 9/11, things have felt unsafe, and now everyone is paranoid, and now we are afraid to step outside of the box with our thinking because we are afraid to be so different from everyone else. This aspect is being manipulated. Now we have social networking and constant internet usage to constantly monitor our own friends, and we are homogenizing our intellect with this by being served information at fast rates that everything "unimportant" gets filtered out and we only concentrate on things that we need to "survive" socially. Forget wearing clothes that don't match and tattered clothing, you'll be viewed as weird. Forget trying to spark up conversation other than "how are you" with new people, because you may be viewed as too assertive or "awkward." People are not too social anymore, not beyond a superficial level. But this is perfect for the more powerful ones, because now we are at their beck and call due to our own economic hardships, since after all we are now more concerned about money than making personal connections; we are afraid of taking RISKS, so we make media that is the same because it sells, not because it has a meaning, or trying to teach a lesson - it is there for someone to simply make money. So those who aren't on the creative end, IE CEOs and whatnot, hire producers to CREATE images and SELL our culture to US. It's slowly have been becoming this way since the late 70s, early 80s. Our culture has been sold out to keep these larger companies thriving, and pushing out innovation in intellect, and finding innovation in ignorance instead, simply manipulating the masses, who are in the process of watering down their consciousnesses with meaninglessness. It's brainwash. The 00s are damn ignorant, and that's what this comes down to.

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      Asher Ouk 6 years ago

      I loved grunge when it first emerged! But it was an underground movement for nearly a decade (The Pixies and more had a similar sound, but no name for what they were creating), evolving all the while, before it hit mainstream success in 1991 and subsequently taken to the nth degree by record companies, who were completely caught off guard by two things (a) its supposed overnight success and (b) the rapid abandonment by radio stations, MTV, and listeners of previous genres of rock that seemed, at least by 1991 old, self-absorbed, poppy, effeminate and meaningless. Grunge was at its artistic peak between 1985 - 1991 when no-one cared about it other than listeners, not music critics or the Rolling Stone/NMEs of the world. Yes Nevermind was quite a monumental record but success gave grunge exactly what it didn't want or need.

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      Beaks 6 years ago from USA've never heard of grunge, then?

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      Asher Ouk 6 years ago

      For FREAK-SAKE, I am sick to death of 90s-lovers denigrating anything that is not 90s. The 1990s fashion was, according to 90s lovers "minimal" (i.e. bland), "unisex" (boxy) and "natural" (shapeless). Society was defined by the so-called angst of Gen X: over what I have no idea (haven't people always had problems and angst?). Perhaps it's because they had nothing to fight for, and they resented it.

      Overall music was quite lame and apathetic, however there were a few landmark albums. There were no new movements in music, just ones that had continued from the late 80s. Movements that did sprout in the 90s only became popular in the 2000s. And, 1990s music was nowhere near as diverse as in the 2000s - plus the 2000s had better accessibility and cheaper prices, and faster download/upload speeds. Some people even get their music for free, which in the 90s would be considered theft and scandalous.

      That's the thing, in the 90s people were actually shocked by celebrity or political scandals. I think we are all wiser than that. We don't need to hate, just to know when to not care.

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      A TEENAGER NOW 6 years ago

      im growing up right now and while yes i loved the 90s and wish i could have grown up then, i am loving 2012. i get that you have opions and they should be respected but after reading about half of these comments i feel that you aren't giving 2012 a try, at all. i like the 90s all the way to 20s and i can wear what ever style of clothes from those years and its fashioanble. "thrift" shopping is in, not designer clothes. you are just talking about a sterotype that fits only 5% of teenage population. i do not own one piece of designer clothing and i am considered on of the most fashioable girls at school. the tv shows you mentioned are just fillers, junk, they are there to fill spots when nothing good is on. who cares if i watch jesery shore its f***ing hilerous, nbody watches it because they look up to them they watch it because the people on it are a joke.

      i have 5 earrings on one ear and 3 on the other, i am not toned, i listen to good music from the 90s, 2000s, 80, 70s, 60s and 50s. but i dont listen to any of the artists you listed, and im pretty sure lindsy lohan doesn't make music (i could be wrong)and neither does anyone i know. your closing yourself off from wonderful music by refusing to listen to music just because its from the 00s. i dont know much about slang from any generation so i cant criscise you there. but id just like to say cluless was made in 1995 and it seems to fit your 00s sterotype to well. if you are going to compare 90s alternative with 00s twelve year old mainstream shit of course its going to lose. id just like you to compare 90s alt with 2012 alt. sorry if i offened you but these are my opions just like the above post was yours.

      **also to one of the comments about Gay Marriage, its about human rights and equilty. were not trying to shove it in your face we just what the matter dealt with so we can forget about how ignotrant marriage was in the past.

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      Ezza 6 years ago

      Sorry all you needed to say was SPICE GIRLS and the 90's win!!

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      Beaks 6 years ago from USA

      Yes, opinions do tend to be biased. That's what opinions are- they are our own biases.

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      goo 6 years ago

      It is sickening how biased you are. Honesly many things you say you are not even stating correctly. For TV what about show like South Park. That is just one example. For fashion, honestly what is fashion. Everybody has different opinions there is no real "good" fashion just our opinions. For music you chose every bad artist. No joke just the bad ones.

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      Aqua bunny 6 years ago

      I was born in 1976, and the 80's were my childhood days. In the 90's I was a teenager and young adult. The 90's totally rocked! Things were just easier. and more laid back. I felt alive and free, I could put $5.00 in my car and cruise all day with my friends. I remember turning 18, and being able to legally buy alcohol for two weeks before the state of LA passed the law to 21 years of age to buy or drink. It was a memorable time for me cuz it was my teen years, and my responsibilities were small. The music was way better, and MTV was still partially rock. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate today's technology, but I don't want to live on Facebook and have my cell set ablaze by random texting. If I want to talk to a friend bad enough I call them! Also I don't like how politically correct the 00's are. Don't be afraid to call it like u see it! Gays can be gay all they want, that's fine, but stop shoving gay marriage in my face. Don't even get me started on politics and religion in today's world! Enuff about that, seriously the 90's were great, and many times I've felt myself longing for them.

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      The Human 6 years ago

      Meh, they're both horrid. Now that I ponder upon it... It looks like our entire history was rather bleak... Oh well.

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      Beaks 6 years ago from USA

      I was born in the 70s, so I think I have a pretty good perspective on the 90s. I remember every bit of the 80s as well, but it didn't have the same feel as the 90s. The 80s are fun and interesting, but they were incredibly commercial.

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      Eric 6 years ago

      I loved the '90s as well. But when I think of all the great things of the '90s music isn't really anywhere near the top of the list. Personally, I think the best music came from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. I'd say 90% of music nowadays is a joke as the 3 most mentioned things in songs are: Sex, drugs, and money. Of course all those things existed in the past, but it wasn't put on such a big pedestal. Where is Wiz Khalifa's talent? Seriously, where? You love smoking pot and having sex. We get it. The pot is effecting is brain so much to the point where he feels the need to "write a song" (notice my hesitancy to even call it that) about every escapade he has involving such things. It is also a sad statement of our society on how we value sports so much. I absolutely LOVE sports, but all these high-profile athletes making 20 - 60 times more than doctors, whom, by the way, actually HELP PEOPLE. Even with some of the ridiculous medical fees that people have to pay. Same goes with engineers and many other professions. I was born in 1990, but I can assure you that I do not think the '90s were great BECAUSE I was a child. I would love to have been a teenager in the '90s, although being a child was awesome. That is why I would like to hear a testimony from someone who was born in the '80s (and '70s, '60s, so on...) to get an idea of what the '90s was like to them, so people can't say "Oh, you're just biased because you were a child and no responsibility or concept of life". I can definitely say I would NOT like to be a child in this era, where everything is dominated by technology. Technology as its ups and downs, as we all hopefully know by now, and I think it was at a point where it was 'just right' in the '90s. Back then, at least in my neighborhood, kids went outside to play. I don't think I even touched a computer until I was 9 or 10. Movies and TV were better then as we weren't so damn pre-occupied at forcing these ridiculous 'reality' shows that flood mainstream television. I was a big wrestling fan in the late '90s / early '00s and no one in their right mind would argue that wrestling NOW is better than wrestling then. It's not even opinion - it's fact. On a lighter note the early '00s weren't bad ('00 - '04), but after that things began getting silly. The rate of change is also alarming - I guarantee you 1981 - 1991 weren't so different (thus people not saying they miss the '80s that much while IN the '90s. But you look at the change from 2001 - 2011. Wow. The only thing I'd invest in is a Time Machine. If a scientist can figure that one out, I'd go crazy (in a good way ;) ).

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      Gino 6 years ago

      Dude I loved the 90's. It was awesome. The tv shows, the music.. Omg it was great.. Everything was so funny. I'm so surprised no one mentioned snl of the 90's it blows the snl's now away.. Sandler, Farley , spade... The list goes on, and I disagree with all the wear what ever you want and your cool. I definitely remember having to wear a pair of high top nikes to be cool, at least in my neiborhood. I was never a gamer so I have no input about video games.... Now to my pet peves of the 00's. 1. Chinstrap facial hair( I hate it) 2. Reality tv, 3. No talent rappers( soulja

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      Chris M 6 years ago

      Although I agree with the article that the 90s were infinitely better than the 00s in an almost utopia vs doomsday contrast, there's much better reasoning in the comment section than the article.

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      Beaks 6 years ago from USA

      Biased? Seriously? Wow. In the 90s, we knew what biased actually meant. Is my own opinion biased? Of course it is. That's what an opinion IS.

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      Annoymous 6 years ago

      Intresting how the decades are being judged solely in the terms of entertainment.

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      Emily 6 years ago

      This is so biased lol. Not at all accurate. and Blink 182 hahaha

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      Chris 6 years ago

      One of the only persons in this comment section to rally in defense of the 2000's ranted in a borderline illiterate and bratty 13 year old girl fashion. Enough said?

      @ taytay. You're wrong. Real music refers to a legitimate artist with their own vision and self created music and songs. Fake music is a record company taking a bimbo, having someone else make intentionally poor music for her, and have her appeal being image over musical substance. The 90s were a great time for the former, the 00s are dominated by the latter. Clear now?

      Also, any kids born IN the 90s, I hate to break it to you, but you missed out on the good part. Overall the 90s had a distinct personality, but the first half was a lot different than about 1997 forward. Most people I know, including myself, considered the late 90s to be the beginning of the disposable poppy era that we're currently suffering in. Times were still a lot happier in the late 90s, but the culture had started to become oriented towards little girls, whom have universally the worst taste in everything imaginable.

      The advent of the mp3 meant that anyone borderline computer literate (guys) stopped buying music and began downloading it, whereas girls continued buying shitloads of crappy CD's, posters, grossly overpriced tickets to shitty events, and pointless shit like dolls of their favourite atrocious "artist". This is the reason mainstream culture is so utterly horrific to this day, in my opinion. No one with half a brain for taste is buying anything anymore.

      I was born in the mid 80s, and I can't remember anything specific about my life in the 80s other than a vague feeling of nostalgia when some 80s content comes on. So kids born in the mid 90s, I'm glad you dig the decade I came up on, but don't act like you were really a part of it. It's always like 16 year olds making those "remember the 90s guyz?" videos on YouTube, and it's pretty annoying. Hey, kids born in the 90s, remember the month that Nirvana broke? Remember the LA riots? Remember N.W.A? No? No? No? Oh right, cause you're a 2000s kid, lolol.

      Seriously, it's around age 6-7 that you start to really become aware of the world and develop long term memories. So yeah, ppl born in the 80s are the real 90s kids. If I only remembered 1997-1999, I'd have thought the 90s sucked.

      I suggest anyone obsessed with grunge and 90s alternative rock check out 'shoegazer' music. It's the sound that was coming out of the UK in the early 90s and was overlooked by the mainstream due to grunges domination, but it's just as good, albeit different style of alternative rock: less emphasis on guitar riffs, and more on guitar 'scapes'. Very dreamy spacious music that sounds very 90s, in a good way.

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      ten 6 years ago

      i agree with a lot of the 90's things, but, THERES NOTHING WRONG WITH SURVIVOR! yes maybe survivor like shows like the amazing race, which sucked badly.

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      Maribel 6 years ago

      Things went downhill from 2001 to now. I would say that things were better in the late 80s to 2000. Wish there was a time machine.

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      shaun 6 years ago

      movies should be mentioned also. 90s had some great comedies like Home Alone and Mrs Doubtfire, great family comedy, nowadays its either total kiddy crap or its a rom com or some stupid teen comedy with sex.

      Movies were defiantly better in the 90s and before

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      AaX 6 years ago


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      AaX 6 years ago

      That what you get when the 'cons' got total control of the world media and music industry. you get MU-SICK. That's the cause why!!

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      DirkDoyle 6 years ago

      Another reason why 90s are superior is the economy.

      In many areas of the United States today, you can almost smell the fear and the anxiety in the air. Survey after survey has found that the American people are extremely pessimistic about the direction the economy is headed. In fact, many recent surveys have found that economic pessimism is at the highest levels ever recorded. There has been an astonishing loss of faith in the system. In general, people are extremely dissatisfied with how things are going right now, and they do not believe that things will get better any time soon. When the majority of the population starts losing hope like that, it creates a very unstable economic environment. Once people are gripped by desperation, they start behaving much differently. Desperate people do desperate things, and we are already starting to see this in many parts of the country.

      It would be great if there was some reason to be optimistic about things, but our leaders continue to pursue the same failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place.

      The statistics that you are about to read should alarm you. The American people have gotten it into their heads that things are bad and that they are going to get even worse.

      Unfortunately, the American people are correct about that.

      The following are 12 reasons to be extremely pessimistic about the direction that the economy is headed right now....

      #1 A big chunk of the American people are flat broke. According to one recent survey, one-third of all Americans say that they have absolutely no spare cash.

      #2 The budgets of American families are being stretched incredibly thin and the savings rate is going down again. In fact, the savings rate in September was the lowest that it has been since December 2007.

      #3 Back in 2001, Gallup began asking Americans about how they feel about the state of their own personal finances. In October, Gallup once again asked this question, and 22 percent of the respondents rated their personal financial situations as "poor". That is the highest number that Gallup has ever seen. In addition, the gap between the number of Americans that said that their finances were "getting worse" and the number of Americans that said their finances were "getting better" was also the largest that Gallup has ever seen.

      #4 Overall, Americans are very depressed about the state of the U.S. economy. According to a recent Associated Press-GfK poll, 43 percent of all Americans believe that the economy is in "very poor" shape.

      #5 Big corporations continue to lay off more American workers. For example, Whirlpool has just announced that it will be slashing 5,000 more jobs in the United States and Europe.

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      Luke 6 years ago

      JJ - I agree with most of what you said. I think that it is mostly perception from some people in regards to the 90s being better. It was just different, technology did not have a major influence on people until the late 90s when computers and mobile phones became more mainstream. This can be seen as have its pros and cons on both sides. Before technology life was simpler and less cluttered, after 1996 computers, internet and mobile phones are just an added expense to products that didn't exist before that, so that also makes life more expensive (wages aren't adjusted to suit new products becoming streamlines), at least not that i'm aware of.

      The only things about the 90s i really miss is the fact that mainstream music was heavily influenced by alternative/indie classed bands simply because at the turn of the 90s Nirvana, REM, U2, RHCP, Blur, Oasis etc. all brought back the beatlesque flavour of four band members with guitars who could play well with good melody and crunchy guitars, some innovation which opened up the world to a good standard of music. That hasn't happened post 00's except we all know bands like the strokes, queens of the stone age, wilco, spoon, the black keys, the shins etc. all deserve to be played commercially in some way, because that mainstream exposure exposes good music in a large communal sense which brings an exciting atmosphere at schools, work, free time, because people are aware of the good music. But to a degree, and youtube has helped to expose the bands.

      90s tv, what i like about certain shows from then is the grainy footage, it didn't look too over polished, i gives those programs some character and rawness in a way, the often felt a bit looser and less regulated.

      In saying that i think tv is now in its golden age. People go on about how they miss seinfeld and friends. well its always sunny in philedelphia, curb your enthusiasm, arrested development, corner gas are just as great but they were never played in prime time, and there are loads more shows that are great that just aren't played during peak viewing.

      So in my opinion the difference between the 90s and the 00s is not that one was better it's just that in the 90s creative shows, music, indie/alternative was more likely to be featured and in the 00s the standard of tv and music played in prime time or commercially has gone down the drain in quality.

      I also think that because people are far more aware and educated about health issues and disease, in the 90s it wasn't as talked about, because of this people are more worried and stressed.

      But again its all about perception and people experience different environments and circumstances which can influence how they view certain periods in time.

      In regards to jobs, i think there is always opportunity out there if you know where to look.

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      JJ 6 years ago

      I was born in 1985, and I feel that the pleasures of simple life have gone completely out the window. As far as music, art, literature, fashion etc etc, there have been some great stuff produced in the '00s and '10s.

      For example, thanks to downloading, it's now possible for non-mainstream artists to market their music. I think music is so much better now than before- the mainstream music has been crap since the late '80s, but there is enough alternative and indie music today that a person can find with the click of a button.

      Again, mainstream TV has been crap for a long, long time. A lot of '90s sitcoms sucked. Reality shows of the '00s sucked too. But again, it's now possible to explore a lot of genres through download, OnDemand, etc, and a lot of great shows were produced in the '00s (think early The Office (Seasons 1-3), Arrested Dev, Deadwood, etc etc .

      I think what made the '90s so much better than the '00s wasn't the music/movie culture, but rather the LIFESTYLE. The Facebook/Twitter/Digital Picture culture has totally changed how people hang out. Hanging out was so much more fun back when. Remember when you'd just hang with your friends, or your boyfriend? Didn't matter what you looked like, didn't matter how you behaved. You could be sad or struggling without making it a "thing". You could hang and play video games, play an awesome game of street tag, have a sleepover with friends and just chill.

      Now, people get together, made up, and "pose" all night for the sake of Facebook/Twitter. They're so concerned about how they appear to an audience- they have to seem popular, and beautiful, and important. It's so fake, and I feel bad for people growing up in this as their norm. Life was better when you could be real.

      That and the economy. That's a real shitter. Resources are much more scarce, jobs much more specialized and competitive. We are never going to enjoy the opportunities and security previous generations enjoyed. I love being 26 and knowing that only a few people from my high school class actually have a successful career at all. Most I see using their science, arts, or business degrees to work in diners, bars, or retail, or draw EI, while living in small apartments or at home.

      That's what sucks about today.

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      A chick that loves the 90's 6 years ago

      i'm born in 1993 and I love the 90's that was good-life although i missed a lot of it :( i wish i was born 5 or 10 years earlier, so i could enjoy the 90's the fullest ! the games were better, the film and ofcorse Hip-Hop was real those days ! one big love for the 90's

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      Nobody Pal 6 years ago

      Shiznit. I really missed those old cartoons back then :S

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      dude 6 years ago

      diddy started in the 90's smh ......

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      taytay 6 years ago

      @Bre- actually, Britney Spears became popular in the 90's.

      and lastly, i'm sick of people talking about "real music". music is anything you listen to that makes you feel something. whether it be Hannah Montana, or Michael Jackson. Just because you don't like a certain sound, doesn't mean it's not "real music".

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      Luke 6 years ago

      Music culture was very exciting especially with shows like 120 minutes on MTV had some great raw music for years and years. Cartoons like Animaniacs and Rocko's modern life were very creative and raw...There were so many great bands in that period as well. Politically it seemed to be more peaceful and there was no economic disaster or terrorist disasters or wars on a big scale aside from 1991, it made for a very sunny and dreamy environment. However i think in the 00s there are many great tv shows now where as music mainstream has gone down hill. So for me personally its the quality feature music that has vanished and perhaps not as many good nickelodean cartoons ...aside from that technology has improved and you do see more people going to the cafe and eating out etc ...But yes! the gurndgy music era was very cool and is missed especially by us guitar enthusiasts.

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      Beaks 6 years ago from USA

      I wrote this in 2008, and believe me, that's all anyone talked about at the time. The movie, the soundtrack, the toy tie-ins, etc. You seriously can't remember that far back?

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      um 6 years ago

      I'm pretty sure you just took the worst things of the 00s and compared them to the best of the 90s. No one listens to high school wtf.

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      Bre 6 years ago

      First of all im tired of hearing tht young people think the music back then was garbage because i was born 1997 and i hate all this britney spears justin bieber shit. I absolutley love listening to pearl jam SWV TLC and all tht stuff. i wish i was born in the 80s to enjoy the 90s :(

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      Tay Tay 6 years ago

      Okay, there's no point in your old asses trashing the 00's. Y'all complain that it's depressing? well guess what? it's even more depressing with y'all talking shit about it. Maybe if y'all tried to see the positive things about it, you wouldn't find it as bad. besides, most bad trends that are going on now started out in the 80's and 90's. Music based off of sex? i believe that goes wayy back to the 80's with Madonna's "Like A Virgin", since then sex has been promoted in music. You have to wear designer clothes to be cool? last time i checked, "Clueless" came out in '95. Pop stars wearing skimpy outfits to sell records? Once again, we're back to Madonna, who started that. and sooo much more. Yeah the economy's down, there was the 9/11 incident, but every decade has had their moments. Lots of historic things have happened in the 00's. When i'm old, i'm gonna have soo many stories to tell my grandkids. Like, seeing the first black president elected into office, how shocked everyone was while watching the second plane fly into the world trade center, how i survived hurricane Katrina (I live in Louisiana- it was pretty bad) oh, AND hurricane Gustav, (which was FAR WORSE than Katrina, it just wasn't as publicized.) Sure some of those weren't positive things. but they're all VERY close to my heart, and will never be forgotten. And not everything about image is bad. i've seen many thick, curvy cuties in all different shapes & sizes. From stick thin to curvalicious. And back then, you couldn't facetime your old bestfriend or relatives who live 3,000 miles away. You couldn't acess internet from your phone wherever you wanted. And to the person who said you don't need internet to have fun, then what the fuck are you doing on this website? If you don't need internet then bye. Don't touch a computer even again then. NEVER use internet again for anything unless it has to do with your job. If you can't do that then you're a fake and a liar. Sure, you might like the 90's better, but making the 00's seem SO TERRIBLE doesn't make them more fun. my whole point is that if you had a positive outlook, you'd realize the 00's weren't that bad. But anyways, the 00's ended on January 1st, 2010. so now we have the 2010's to look forward to. :)

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      BV 6 years ago

      I landed here by on a 90's nostalgia surf.

      The 80's seemed bubble gum simple fun.

      The 90's seemed laid back, optimistic, and open.

      The 00's seemed depressed, stressful, and detached.

      I'd love to go back to the 90's, we had it so good. I'd gladly trade reality competitions and CSI:everywhere for some funny sitcoms, auto-tuned sample ridden gaga-hip-pop for some nice guitar bands, and I'd kill for some original movies as opposed to more re-booted and re-imagined fan fiction crap.

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      Dave - 90s Songs 6 years ago

      Well if you ask me there has never been a better decade for great music. Not all the music from the 1990's is great - but all the great music is from them if that makes sense. The 60s was OK but the 70s was complete crap. When we got to the 80s we couldn't get any worse - but how can you beat bands like Nirvana, Counting Crows, Oasis, Blur, Alanis Morisette, The Bluetones....Do I need to go on? The 90s rocks and don't forget it!

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      Nobody Pal 6 years ago

      @ bethany: you sounded like a skank when ranting abt how other ppl trashed your generation. Yes, you do have so much as a valid point. But, please, save the drama. There ARE things in the 00s that's better than the 90s, i have to admit (faster internet connections for one), but the thing is you gotta admit that from the 00s onwards there's just so much insecurity - both socially and politically. Don't you think so? Those 'rules' indirectly saying that you must have branded things, size 0 models etc in order to fit in. Aren't you tired of it?

      I have to agree with the fact that the 90s were better in a sense compared to the 00s era. Not trashing the 00s. But look at the kids today and the kids back in the 90s: 90s kids spend more time outdoors than indoors. Kids today all they did was sit and stare at the computer or do anything that's electric-gadget related.

      Hence, i believe that the 90s were a lot more better than the 00s. No contest there. PEACE OUT!

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      Sean 6 years ago

      I remember the 1980's it was a great decade and i went to school back then and here in Brisbane Australia we had expo 88 and those six months were great i had a seasion pass and i went there after school and i went that many times the seasion pass i got the money's worth out of it to anyone who knows brisbane it is where southbank is now and you can see photos of expo 88 on the net and google expo 88 in Brisbane and it will come up and i remember the 1990's and the start of digital tv in australia and when digital tv came out i went and got a set top box to watch digital tv and now digital radio started about two years ago and they were popaula and my perrents saw tv come to air in the 1950's and they saw fm radio come to australia and i listen to brisbane's first comershal fm radio station in the 1980's and that was 4mmm (fm 104) witch is now called triple m and it started on the frequency 104.1 and later on they moved to 104.5 and i think that was around the late 80's or early 90's

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      Sheila 6 years ago

      Trust me from someone who was born in the mid 70's lived in the 80's and 90's, those two decades were way better than the 2000's. Screw the internet, we didn't need it to have fun. And no we all thought the 80's and 90's ruled during that time.

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      Woodley  6 years ago

      The 90s was the overall package and dominated in every sector. There was economic surplus, plentiful jobs, low crime rate, higher graduation and college enrollments. there was good music,movie, TV shows and clothes. And, I do remember it was a lot sunnier in the 90s. the 90s were the happier times. the 90s was the last decade where having a one on one conversation existed before the technology took over the preceding decade. oh, kids weren't over weight.

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      Asia 7 years ago

      Wow...I skimmed through some of the comments and I find it hilarious how people born in 1994 think they know everything about the 1990s! I will agree that the 80s seemed like a really cool decade to live in, but the 1990s was that decade! No, it was not boring. People actually LIVED in the 90s. People had REAL entertainment. The economy was much better and gas was not almost $5.00. I don't get it either when people say that 2000-2007 was great. Really? If it recall it correctly, 9/11 happened in 2001 right? The country has been at war since then, so long to the point where they don't even know why they are fighting anymore. A lot of people thought Bush was a horrible president during those years too, especially African Americans. Many call Bill Clinton the "first black president." We've lost quite a handfull of talented stars in the 2000s too, the most shocking one being Michael Jackson. People who grew up in the 80s were fortunate to see Michael Jackson in his prime.

      Look at how everything is based off of sex, looks, and technology today. Everywhere you look, either sex or a new gadget is constantly being thrown in your face. The commercials give you this "YOU GOT TO HAVE THIS CAUSE THIS IS THE NEW THING" idea. It sucks. Entertainment has been bad for about 6 years now, maybe even longer. The 90s was the last FUN decade, not just because many people were younger, but because the 90s didn't have the problems the 2000s have. Sure, every decade has its problems, but the bad had definitely outweighed the good in this era. Enough said!

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      Mechanical 7 years ago

      I've noticed two common factors in this interesting discussion. Firstly, most people tend to be nostalgic and emphatic about their 'childhood generation', perceiving all other generations to be out of line or 'boring', although not realizing that those days were their time of innocence, a time they could do what they wanted and not fully understanding the life around them. And secondly, it seems that everything just seems to get worser, mainly because of our higher expectations of the future. In other words, sometimes change is dangerous. The idea that technology, crime, sex, politics is constantly changing brings about an unwanted response from us.

      But it will be interesting to look back in 20/30 years time and see whether our perceptions have changed.

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      Yo 7 years ago

      @ Bethany, I really don't know where to begin, u make me laugh, sadly not with you, lol

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      Bethany 7 years ago

      -.- i am on here because i am tired of people TRASHING my generation. NOT ALL OF THE SINGERS R BAD SINGERS as u call it i agree fashion models look like sick twigs,and that there r some bad tv shows like hannah montana and jersey shore lol but if u havnt read THERE GETTING CANCELED! and well u guys can stop trashing my generation the 00's but probaly not cuz u guys r sooo STUBORN yeah i agree music is getting worse there giving this chick all of us kids use as ajoke for her song " friday" a RECORD DEAL that girl cant sing she has no talent...hopefuly the music wont get bad but ilike the music today i like the shows today i like SOME of the fashion today and i would like to no WHY ON EARTH someone trashed facebook I BET U HAVE ONE DONT U LOL that thing is not crap its something my generation will look bak and laugh on! lol xD and b4 i get a lot of hate ( cuz i no i will) when i was lil in the 90's ( of what i can remember) i watched those cartoons like power puff girls,jonny bravo,the early spongebob,rugrats, and lizzie migurire ( lol that came out in early 00's BUT IT BEAT H ANNAH MONTANA :P ) and 1 more thing Y DID SOMEONE SAY THE 00's STANK BECAUSE OF 911 THAT WAS JUST WRONG!!!its not our fault those dang terrosist attacked my country actualy that was a great terible t hing that happened and no one should make fun or disrespecting!!!! and appart from 911 and those other tradgedies i love what im growing up in i get to tell my kids about the ups and downs about this generation and its media lol it will give them a good laugh and about HOW ALL THESE PEOPLE CAME AND TRASHED MY GENORATION FOR NO REASON and it felt like no one liked the world today i meen ino iwont be here for ever i will die and go to heaven to be with god but right now for a kid my age ITS PRETTY ENJOYABLE! and think aout it in the 90's did u have ppl trashing ur g eneration everywhere u looked :( yeah so think about that sooo PEACE!

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      Dennis Teel 7 years ago

      I'm a 56 year old man..that said,i lived through the 70's and 80's,etc...why do i say the 80's is the best? the 80's was a happy decade.full of color.everything was neon or pastel,form the clothes,the products,the signs in the shopping malls..the 80's was like a rainbow of happy.while all decades had their own problems of course the 80's had theirs.but overall,the social setting in the 80's was a happy positive one.the music differed in that rock had so many divisions and MTV played all of them.the music didn't have the same beat ,song after song and the styles of the bands varied greatly unlike today and even unlike the 90's.psychedelic furs.aerosmith,debbie gibson..heart...roxy music..talking heads..metallica..bon jovi..def many it's too easy to lose we have primarily rap and hip hop.there's not exactly a division of styles among the hip hop style of music..or rap all sounds's what? the 80's was could have pink hair,green hair,big hair and no hair and the best thing about it is that everywhere you went somehow color was reflected the social attitude of the time.the malls were beautiful in that there was so much neon represented in the advertising and of course in the fashions of the time.while some of the music was danceable it also was vastly non clone sounding.i look at fashions today..blah!! drab..i look at the malls..drab..blahh...don't say i'm being bias relating it to when i grew up or that the 80's was my high school years,yada yada yada..i'm 'days' were the 70's.the 70's were almost as drab as the 2000's.the 80's came alive with the sounds of the moog..neon signs,neon lights,record covers with colors and geometric designs(for some reason the 80's was unique about colored pyramids and rectangles and other geographical shapes,squiggly lines ,etc being inserted on to record albums and in advertisements and other stuff such..quite cool really).i miss all the color.and what i really miss..people were happier then.much friendlier.for those not familiar with the 80's music,take a listen to def leppard or the psychedelic furrs or erasure or missing persons.just to name a few.there's tons actually.have a nice day!!

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      Steak 7 years ago

      Yes, the 90's were more about living your life the way YOU choose not like now you cant do this you cant do that because your not smart enough or not popular. On the other hand 00's have some great music like Nelly's Heart of a Champion or Saliva's Click Click Boom. Also, here in the 00's we are so hi-tech now with the ipod's and newer cell phones compared to the old brick cell phone and the old windows 98 computer compared to laptops.

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      Robert 7 years ago

      80's were good and bad. Reagan was a great president, whether or not his policies were positive or negative. But, we feared missiles in the 1980's, getting blown up by the Soviets with a nuclear blast. Then, in the 90's we had a new enemy-Iraq. But, we put them in their place quickly. Then the 90's was pretty much peacetime until 9/11 happened then Bush 2 declared war on them Taliban and Iraq. I'm sure the radical Muslims and Taliban started running in fear in Oct 2001 when the US helicopters and fighter jets showed up. 80's after the recession of 1981-1982 were the best economic times, although I lost my father in March 8, 1986 and then our income got smaller (he worked for a (now defunct) steel plant in Bethlehem, PA) and we had to go on Social Security. So, to me the late 80's were not good economically with inflation rising every year and our govt income not rising as fast. But, we made it. We went on vacations every year before and after my father's death, and we ate out. The 80's also had the best music, and the 70's as well. I loved most of the music that played on the radio in the 80's. Not so much the 90's. Think of it this way: NKOTB, Debbie Gibson and Tiffany beat out BSB/NSYNC/Britney. The late 80' had it's male and female teen music, so did the late 90's. I don't like 90's country or rap or modern rock. Or all that club music with pulsating beats and electronics, or most pop. 70's and 80's win hands down. The Clinton years were also great with no major war (during both George Bush's father and son terms we were at war with Iraq) 9/11 triggered the second war with Iraq and the Muslim world. Then, the 00's got depressing. The music sucks, too. Arcade video games were better in the 90's. 80's games were good, too from Pac Man to Donkey Kong to Pole Position and Dragon's Lair. There was an arcade in a mall near me in early 80's that had those great games (there was a Dragon's Lair, Pole Position, etc.) but it closed and a new arcade opened down the mall but smaller, there was a Final Fight by Capcom, then it moved again to the middle of the mall there was a Virtua Fighter so it was after 1993 then it went, too. Now there's a Kohl's where the middle of the mall was. I loved TMNT, Final Fight, and Street Fighter II in the arcades. I owned almost every home video game from Atari to Nintendo to Sega to Sony to Xbox to portables. The 80's were my school years, 1980 to 1992. In the early 80's teachers showed movies on those old fashioned reel projectors and used filmstrips for still pictures projected onto a screen. Computers I remember Apple II's yes-Apple II's!! 8-bit like, beeps and blips. Very primitive compared to today. Remember Oregon Trail? I remember the cars we had in the 70's, 80's and 90's, a 1975 Subaru wagon until May 1986, then a Nissan Stanza wagon until 1994 then Mercury Tracer, now Ford Focus (2002 model). My dad also had an early 70's Ford Maverick then a 70's Ford Pinto bought used after the Maverick went.

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      Bones of '93 7 years ago

      Where did the good times go? Can't even BEGIN to tell you how awesome the 90's were for me. Of course, having lived in Alaska for most of my life, I probably missed out on the REALLY big mainstream things. (Bring back Mambo No. 5)

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      Beaks 7 years ago from USA

      Interesting posts. It may very well have been where you went to school- I literally used to wear a friend's purse as a hat and never got a comment. But then again, maybe that's just where I went to school.

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      JT 7 years ago

      Also, apologies for the long-winded post, lol.

      On one final note, I do have to disagree with the "you could wear whatever you want" statement. I was made fun of in school all the time for how I dressed...for wearing what can't be described as anything other than "average" clothes (kids made fun of my jeans, in particular, because they weren't 8 sizes too large and they weren't sagging enough for my ass crack to show). Maybe it was just the school I went to/where I lived at the time.

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      JT 7 years ago

      I don't think anyone is saying the 90's were perfect (perfection does not exist), but objectively speaking, I really don't see how one can make much of an argument for the 2000's not being, for lack of a better word, "worse" than the previous decade.

      Without even thinking about it too much, I just internally "sense" that the 90's were better crafted in most areas. What's more, despite having been born in 1985 and not remembering a lick of the 80's (I was in preschool as that decade was wrapping up), I have a sort of nostalgic feeling whenever I hear 80's music or watch events that took place during that decade. There was just a certain "magic"...a certain "charm," if you will. I didn't even live it, yet I still feel it.

      As a "child of the 90's," I remember there being an actual feeling back actual "realness" to things in the world. Everything these days is so plastic and dead and lifeless. HD this, ipod that, cell phone this, blu-ray that. It's like we've made these fictional worlds so realistic/life-like that we now get lost in them and have essentially zapped all the life out of the "real world." The place is empty. Nobody will leave their "OMGZ GRAPHICS." In the 90's, no graphics on a video game or computer were advanced enough to replace reality. The games were fun for an hour or so, then you'd want to do something in the REAL world.

      What's more, subtlety is a lost art. So is wit. Maybe it's just the transparency of the world thanks to people being allowed to post comments on Youtube videos, but I can not believe how many flat-out DUMB people there are in the world today. Reminds me--proper English/writing skills...another lost art.

      Gone is the magical, creative spark of Nickelodeon in the 1990's, with their trademark quirky shows with enough mature references to thoroughly entertain adult audiences, as well as kids.

      Gone is the fresh, witty-yet-still-professional, warm, inviting atmosphere on 1990's ESPN (namely Sportscenter).

      Gone is magic of 90's sports...with the focus on the sports themselves and not on what so-and-so said or did in the past week that we should find controversial as the cameras follow him around all game long while the self-aggrandizing announcers blather, thinking they are the main attraction.

      Gone is any semblance of an attempt at making actual MUSIC when it comes to the pop industry. Admittedly, the late-90's featured the horrific Backstreet Boys/N-sync/Britney Spears era, but nobody pretended it was good. And it certainly wasn't the only thing on the airwaves.

      What I find most telling--I have a couple friends I regularly wax nostalgically with. One of them is 5 years older than me. One of them is 5 years younger than me. That's a 10 year age range of people who agree that the current era is depression and horrible and we all long for the past. It's not JUST a generational gap.

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      Hoverson 7 years ago

      I was born in 92' but i am a grunge head an love everything to do with the 90's excluding politics in my opinion clinton screwed us we had a good economy cause of bill gates an internet not clinton an he made treatys that sent all our jobs away. Anyway as far as fashion i love the whole go with what is you an oh the flanel love it. But as far as the slang I was to young to really know but as far as what I know now only being 18 I am pretty shure it was better than now. Oh and movies and TV where way better not as much political correctness an censorship BIG EXAMPLE NO MORE TOONAMI. I feel bad for those who have to grow up watching SPONGEBOB ugh. HIP HOP and all 90s music was more personal and had meaning now its all what ever is popular very pro media sell out crap now again there is some good stuff still out there but i am talking majority is media sell out crap and it can't compare to 90's music. I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN A TEENAGER IN THE 90s WHEN PEOPLE MUSIC AN EVERYTHING was real an not crappy popularity fakeness.

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      Beaks 7 years ago from USA

      Well, that was, what, a five week fight? It was over in a sneeze. Not like the 00's war that has dragged on for so many years it's being called a "permanent war" by CNN. Can't really compare the two.

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      Trigle 7 years ago

      "quotations 2 years ago

      I agree. The 90s seemed to be funnier and more optimistic too. No 9/11, Iraq, or over-priced gas. But at least Jerry Springer lives on. Trailer parks are trailer parks in whatever decade."

      Do you forget about the gulf war? Remember Saddam and his scud missiles? it's been going on that long because it was a bush legacy to end that bitch fight.

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      SomeGuy 7 years ago

      I agree the 90's were best my kinda time, every ten years in the 20Th century represented a decade of something, the fashion, the move, and new age. 2000 and after became boring as hell nothing happens as if everything that kept us entertaining just died out in one day. I really miss the old music on WDRQ Detroit station that i used to listen every morning, the long haired metalheads that i used to see on the streets late at night, the hipsters riming out something at the local store, the kids that actually used to play outside not like these new gabages that sit in front of tha pc 24/7 heck i miss lot's of things the huge laserdiscs, the walkmans, the old cell phones that used to be a real badass thing back than by the way, the old pocketvision tv's, heck i even miss the old ads and commercials. However there are people that keep on the traditional lifestyle i only wish i could see more people outside that keep on the oldskool going. The modern world is stuck in nowhere.

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      90s for life 7 years ago

      90s are in a totally different league

      than the 00s. Music on the radio was better. Now you have tpains annoying ass voice on every station. Being raised in the 90s was the best. You had actual toys like tech decks yo yos all that cool stuff.

      Now the 00s is ruled by annoying ass technology that has taken away from the quality of life. Fu texting, iPhone, mp3s, ps3. Entertainment was the best in the 90s. You jhad video games that were family friendly like mario. FYI video games were meant for kids, not as a wannabe combat sim.

      If anyone out there thinks the 00s are better, please meet me at ohlone college so I can beat your ass for being wrong.

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      Chinmay 7 years ago

      90s kicked ASS

      TV : seinfeld. rapes every other show on air right now. Only one mildly comparable to it is Modern family

      Music: Rock of the 90s, REM, nirvana, third eye blind, live, awesome awesome awesome. Probably only someone like buckethead is any good right now.

      Fashion : you could wear anything without being embaressed. Now, if it doesn't have a swoosh or three stripes on it, you are branded a retard

      Oh, and to emphasize my point : Seinfeld.

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      Laura 7 years ago

      I stumbled upon this page during a fit of nostalgic google searching. What a depressing decade this has been indeed. When I saw the photo of the dreadlocked girl with the manky cons and oversized paint covered hoodie I felt so overwhelmed I ran straight to my cd player and shoved on Ten. The 90s was a beast of a decade, and although I can't really compare it to the 70s or 80s I can compare it to the 00s and you are 100% on the ball here. Spot on, sir. I blame Simon Cowell for everything. He has brainwashed the world into thinking he is some sort of God of entertainment. These reality shows that manufacture pop bands are a disgrace and they bump all of the talent from the charts and the limelight. There definitely is some talent out there today, they just don't get the recognition they deserve. Sons and Daughter, Biffy Clyro, coming to think of it I genuinely can't think of anyone else right now. What a nightmare. As for TV and film, If I have to watch one more episode of Family Guy I'm going to scream. Honestly. It was good for a while, yes, but KNOW WHEN TO STOP. I've noticed this with American television...the series multiply and multiply until everyone is sick of it. Can't they just continue with something while it's good and then give it a rest? I loved Seinfeld. But it went on for far too long. Even Larry David stopped writing episodes because he knew they were taking the piss. The British Office knew when to stop and it's now classed as a comedy masterpiece...the American version however is dragging out and Steve Carell has abandoned it. What's the point in continuing with a TV series if the main character has left? Same goes for Scrubs.

      Anyways. Rant over. Steam blown etc.

      Oh and I almost forgot...Blink 182 are awesome.

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      Beaks 7 years ago from USA

      I really hope you're going for some hipster irony there.

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      Leah 7 years ago

      The most ironic thing about your list is that the 90s music you listed sucks. I am all about the LATE 90s when Pop ruled the world. So yeah, 90s music is better than today's music but you listed all the wrong 90s music.

      I'll take NSYNC and BSB over Nirvana any day.

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      Sampson 7 years ago

      90's is the best

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      Guy 7 years ago

      I agree that music for the past 10 years have been..rough lol.. but history tends to repeat itself. The hip-hop scene is coming back strong. No im not talking about lil wayne or drake because they are EXTREMELY overrated and i just personally find them to be annoying as hell lol... but Im talking about J. Cole, Curren$y, Big Sean, or my favorite Kid Cudi.. Now im not saying they are better rappers than the 90's guys..cuz obviously tupac, biggie, and all the guys in the wutang clan would kill any rapper today.. Especially the GZA..jesus that guy is ridiculous..

      As far as electronic music goes.. it died off a little bit in the 00's but is definitely coming back stronger than ever with all these new software programs that are coming out from propellerhead or NI.. and of course akai and other companies that make keyboards and midis are creating some pretty amazing stuff lol so its safe to say that electronic music is going to be better than the 90's very soon..

      As far as rock goes.. im really not to sure.. rock is a very emotional genre. Its easy to get attached to the rock you grew up with that's for sure.. although i dont mind most screamo bands. yep i said it lol bands like We Came As Romans or Saosin are just amazing bands with GREAT vocalists and drummers..and dont forget about The Fall of Troy! wow each of the players are AMAZING with their instrument. dont believe me? look them up (most of their songs however are VERY spontaneous and "crazy")... But my favorite band of all times is Blink 182. why? because i grew up listening to them. simple as that lol yea travis is an above average drummer.. they really arent that musically talented compared to rush or great bands like that.. but i love blink cuz they related to me back then.. its all about how you feel when it comes to rock. That's my opinion anyways..

      OK! Now as far as video games go.. there is NO WAY ANYBODY CAN SAY THAT 90's VIDEO GAMES WERE BETTER THAN TODAY'S!! HAHAHA sorry but that's a bunch of bullshit. Yes today's games are very faced paced and may seem like they are "rushed".. but i assure you there are games in today's time that have AMAZING story lines and creative style of gameplay. EX. Mass Effect, Fable, FFX, HALO (yes halo 1 and 2 were VERY addicting when it came to the story. halo 3 and on however sucked ass hahaa).. but wow those games had me at the edge of my couch the throughout the ENITRE game! And there are so many creative games that are out right now its ridiculous. Not to mention one of my fav games of all times.. SUPER SMASH BROTHERS!! (also including SSBM and SSBB) ok so it doesn't have a story line and the graphics really arent that great. BUT the game is just so fun! who doesn't want to see ridiculous match ups like Fox fighting Pikachu!! hahaa

      But anyways i realize that the 90's games paved the way for today's games.. but i feel that there is absolutely no way that on average 90's games were better than 00's.. NO WAY lol

      Im not going to get into media... i really dont watch t.v. that much..

      at least we can all agree that sports has pretty much stayed the same tho hahaha besides all the advertisements that go along with it -____- that is so annoying btw lol... OOO and i also think its safe to say that Action Sports are WAAAY better now than they were back in the 90's!! the tricks people are doing nowadays on snowboards, skateboads, dirtbikes, etc. are WAY more difficult and exciting than they were back then..

      well that's just how i feel anyways lol i hope i influenced at least one person :P

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      Slithe 7 years ago

      I would definitely say the 90s. Although the earlier part of this decade wasn't that bad.

      I agree with what 90szens said, I actually noticed that too. I was born in '88 and I did notice there was a lot more sun in the 90s(don't know why either). Maybe it was where we lived at? Maybe it was global warming now? Not sure.

      Allow me sum up the 90s vs 00s


      90s (booming decade with great opportunities for employment, and even though I didn't like what Bill Clinton did with Monica Lewinsky and lied under oath, I still thought he was an amazing president and did an awesome job at maintaining a good economy and kept the amount of tensions ans conflicts to a minimal and brought the world together and beats Bush Obama combined)

      00s (war and recession and inflation in gas prices and billions of people still losing jobs, even when our economy is starting to stabilize itself now)

      Entertainment (Gaming):

      90s (actually focused more on quality-based gaming in every genre of gaming imaginable despite lack of online play, although Dreamcast had some online play)

      00s (too much of a focus on first-person shooters and online play and games all feel the same now (don't know if the ladder is an age-based thing though))

      Entertainment (Music):

      90s: A lot more variety and no one genre dominated the other.

      00s: Too much hip-hop, and the hip-hop has gotten worse over the years too.

      Entertainment (Movies):

      90s: While not the best era of movies, there were certainly some interesting films that came out of that decade and, like with the music, a lot more variety.

      00s: Too many predicatble plots, and lots of focus on action and CGI and special effects.

      Entertainment: Television

      90s: Lots of programs that were very original and were actually entertainment

      00s: Too much of a focus on reality TV

      Fashion and Slang:

      90s: I was kind of young to know how many people dressed, but I thought some of it was kinda eccentric yet pretty neat still, but I loved the slang they used. In fact, I still use 90s slang a lot nowadays.

      00s: Too much of a focus on lookin "gangsta" and having pants that sag down to where you look like you just shit a huge load in your pants, and what's with all this "wut up dawg" and "homie" and all. It's kind of annoying too me.

      I probably missed a lot, but I hoped I made my opinion at least clear. Perhaps it is a generational thing with the whole "this decades better than the last" or "the decade I grew up in is better than yours" kinda thing, but I personally would love to revisit the 90s again. I'm sick of all the paranoia our world is in nowadays and the crappy condition it's in. I mean it could be worse, but I think it could be better.

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      C.S. 7 years ago

      I was born in 1991 so I can barely remember the 90s. Because of this I have no desire to listen to the music, look at the fashions, or care very much about the politics back then. I grew up in the 00's and I loved it. I like the music I grew up with and I just can't seem to get into bands from before. The fashion seemed kinda bad too with the mullet and all (that was the 90's right?) but that's just my opinion. But I think the 00's will be appreciated in the future, like all decades. I'm already nostalgic for the early 00's.

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      J.D. 7 years ago

      Man, the 90's we're the best. The 90's...Damn, I wish I lived in a damn timeloop or something ya know...

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      Beaks 7 years ago from USA

      I hear what you're saying. The 90s were not the "only decade of my childhood," though, so that wasn't a factor. I grew up in the 80s, and yeah, it was pretty awesome. The 70s were atrocious. I wouldn't glorify that gross decade at all- everything conceivable was terrible during the 70s. Ever stayed in line for three hours to buy gas only to have stagflation hit the grocery store and keep you from eating that week? If not, maybe thinking of the 70s as a golden age should be reconsidered.

      But, just because you grew up in a decade doesn't make them great. The 00's were awful, and millions grew up in them. Some decades are just better than others.

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      Joseph 7 years ago

      I won't say the 90s or 00s suck, but I do have to agree with mark on the 90s being a little boring. I to was born in 94 and I won't lie, the 90s were a little better than the 00s but I see it this way, the only decade that makes the 90s look good is the 00s. I'd rather be in the 70s and 80s more than the 90s because I see those as the last two golden decades. I can't quite put my finger on it but the 90s and 00s just look so shitty compared to the 80s and 70s. But still, I liked my time in the 00s.

      The 90s hade there share of shitty situations and things, but everyone appears to over look them because that was there childhood, it was the only decade they were a childhood and the same goes for us who grew up in the 00s.

      I'm not going be like some people in here who try so hard to make the 90s look good only by trashing the 00s. That's not fair for us who grew up in them, and yes we do get to gave an opinion on the 90s because we were there more than half the decade.

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      the_dude_of_22 7 years ago

      The 90's were cool, but I think when people look back at the 00's they will say the same thing. The 00's have been a crazy time homosexual rights being advanced, a black president, two wars, the economy, immigration and technology. The only thing we are truly lacking on is fashion and music.

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      90szens 7 years ago

      I was born in the 1987, i dont know what the reason behind that but the sun brighter in the 90s than today even fog more fresh and cold in the 90s, i dont know maybe its because global warming or something, so please tell me why is it...,by the way i go with the 90s all the way (90s rocks)

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      ro23 7 years ago

      How could you mention the 90's without mentioning Mariah Carey? She was the biggest selling artist of the 90's.

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      Ryan 7 years ago

      As a 90's kid, I can tell you that it's not just nostalgia that makes me realize why the 90's were clearly better. Now I'm not arguing that the 90's were some incredibly fantastic decade. I think the 70's and 80's were actually better, even though I didn't grow up during that time. But the 90's clearly had better TV, movies, and even music (although I don't care for most 90's music).

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      kay 7 years ago

      This is an endless debate=before was better. Some people have found documents dating from ancient Rome of older people criticising the new generation and how everything was better back in the days.

      There were many good things in the 90s yet I remember people feeling nostalgic about the 80s and how nothing could ever beat that era etc...

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      Mike 81 7 years ago

      Yep, music today is garbage. Reality shows suck. I don't even watch tv anymore because of it. the average person seem to have become more stupid, yet technology continues to advance it seems. I guess we can blame it on all this mainstream garbage and reality shows and celebrities, and for the most part the hip hop culture.

      Boy did I like some rap in the 90's, biggie smalls, 2 pac, a lot of good rappers. I can't stand rap now adays, maybe I grew out of the type of music, but the rap today doesn't seem real.

      I am a big fan of 70's 80's and 90's music. I even like some 60's, yea I'm a beatles fan, as lame as that may be to kids today.

      Some of my favorite artists groups. RATM, Green Day, 3eB, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkin, Metallica,REM, Red hot chilli peppers, sublime.. I listen to all this stuff and have it all on my playlist. Any good music, is my music. But now adays music just sucks, Even on the radio all they play is the same garbage, depending on the station. It gets real old. It is hard to find decent music now, but it is out there. Rise Against is a perfect example. I sometimes here songs I like that are new, but it is rare. Too much phony and manufactured stuff. People having their vocals tuned so they sound , i dunno "futuristic?" It just sounds fake tbh.

      List of garbage of the decade :

      Lil wayne, Miley cyrus, paris hilton, Lydsy Lohan, Most rap artists probably all of them tbh, reality shows, MTv is garbage today,VH1.... garbage today, Lady gagga, justin beiber, facebook yep I said it ... garbage, katey perry, there are so many stupid bands just too many to name. No homo , yea wtf dumb saying is this ?!?!? Now we gotta say no homo after we hug our dad or something? or that might make us gay? Yea fuck 2000 and the people (mainly the rappers that took over the music industry and destroyed it) that ruined it.

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      Channe 7 years ago

      You guys who are arguing that every generation feels its decade was better than than all others are proven wrong by the FACT that the overall most purchased songs TODAY are from the 90s. People are longing for the 90s because the 90s were better ! !

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      Marini 7 years ago

      oh yeah man the 90s rocked

      1 best damn sitcoms/shows ever

      phat grunge style that quite frankly was something you created all on your own

      3 music was awesome in the 90s metal bands were awesome and it was the age of divas-people like mariah carey, whitney houston and celine dion made some of their most memorable hits during that time (i mean even though whitney started in the mid to late 80s what person who grew up in the 90s doesn't remember her '93 release of i will always love you from the bodyguard soundtrack-that made her so famous that ppl now only remember her for that song if u ask most ppl)

      4 movies were better and actually interesting now i would classify most movies in certain categories

      a-movies about hollywood blondes

      b boring disaster movies

      c woe is me biopics

      d twilight(i admit to liking it though-but the characters are not convinving enough)

      btw teens in highschool and college kids were the focus of the 90s while now tweenagers are the focus(and thus we have hannah montana)during the 90s kids watched nickelodeon and they found good shows like clarissa explains it all(that taught ppl to be original in the way they dress and act) and are you afraid of the dark(those were my favorites)and of course you had the fresh prince of belair that was awesome as well as other great shows

      btw what's with that whole shebang nowadays of bleaching your hair that ugly canary yellow ppl like wearing now and what about all them stupid plastic surgeries?PUUUULEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZ


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      Rol 7 years ago

      Defining historical moment that started the nineties (November 89 to October 90) - the final fall of the Berlin wall and suddenly with it the fear we might be 5 minutes away from nuclear apocalypse. The end of the cold war.

      Defining historical moment that started the 00's - the world trade center being destroyed, 1000's killed, the start of a new war and a president who won under dubious circumstances coming to power.

      Case closed.

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      Mark 7 years ago

      Actually, college enrollments have been increasing since the 90's. That is mainly why many grads are unable to find work these days. Supply and demand. Too many college graduates for a limited supply of professional jobs. Our generation has studied themselves out of a job. I don't blame our generation though. We were victims of aggressive advertising. Colleges play off our insecurities and fears. "If you don't go to college you will be a nobody" was the messege pounded into our brains since we were young. Many people have and continue to rack up massive student loan debts because of those irrational fears. Many don't want society to view them as mediocre so they waste 4 years of their life only to have a piece of paper and massive debt as the result. Society as a whole doesn't help either by glorifying college while putting down trades and other jobs.

      In closing: I love the 90's. The days before my eyes were opened. Now if I could only figure out a way to shut them again. Ignorance truly is bliss.

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      Beaks 7 years ago from USA

      You're kidding, right? Actually, you probably really do have that opinion, but that's because you're a kid and you're too young to remember much of the 90s. I'm not sure what you mean by "Many didn't finsh school and lots made stupid decitions trying to have fun." The drop-out rate is higher now than it was then, and every generation in every decade in every country has always done dumb things to have fun.

      There was nothing boring about the 90s. The 00s? Not so much. There is nothing more boring than the movies and music made in the 00s. Seriously. It's quite dismal.

      I think kids back then were articulate, though, and could spell relatively well and actually create coherent sentences. ; ) Stay in school.

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      Mark 7 years ago

      I don't like the 90s. I was born in 94 and when I look back on them, they really were boring. Mainly in movies and music. Rock n Roll wasn't as big in the 90s as it was in the 60s 70s and 80s. Fashion was so dull because it used dull colors and grunge was cool. I like the 00s because it gave us so much moré than the 90s in movies, music, fashion and culture.

      Children were much mire deprived then than they are nowdays. Many didn't finsh school and lots made stupid decitions trying to have fun. Many didn't go to college and many of the shows before the 00s came, everyone thought the 90s were the crappiest decade.

      If you ask me, the 90s suck just as much as the 00s (but the 00s were better in my opinion because they weren't as boring), and the 90s are trying to make tge 00s look like shit to make the 90s look like "da good ol' days". Even if the 90s were better than the 00s, it's still one of the worst decades ever.

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      Mapache 7 years ago

      Thus is not fair. Breaders vs JLo is like Savage garden vs Gorillaz or In Vogue vs The White Stripes.

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      jen 7 years ago

      im totally a 90's kid grew up watchin all the great tv shows like family matters, step by step, dinosaurs, boy meets world, blossom a lot of the tv shows nowdays arent even really tv shows there all reality shows. the music was awesome in the 90's grunge, rock some pop wasn't bad now days pop music is nothing but shit but grunge was replaced with alt. rock, post grunge, heavy metal and hard rock which is great. as far as fashion goes i hated the 90's fashion damn pegged jeans nowadays fashion i feel is better other than skinny jeans are the same damn thing as what i wore as a kid and kids now are like these are so cool no there not flare jeans and boot cut are a lot better. but other than hating the 90's fashion i loved the 90's better

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      haha 7 years ago

      the 80's wasn't as good as the 00's imo but the 90's kicked ass

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      THE LATE 90s KID 7 years ago

      i was born 1997, but i agree completely! i hate new musoc, actually, any music after 2005! i HATE the shit. Nirvana and Oasis are my all time favorite bands! and i hate today's use of words, lol wft rofl, what is this crap?!?!

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      rustypeanuts 7 years ago

      I agree younger generations will look at the prior and say "how tacky" and truthfully some aspects are...come on parachute pants are not cool and neither are skinny jeans which are tacky right now. Either way, growing up in the 80's and 90's I think that the 90's was very influential...when it came to music a vast majority of artist were semi-dope and then it all fell apart...I personally blame Diddy. Nobody really drops the riffs as heavy anymore nor do rappers pose intricate rhyme schemes and non redundant beats. Nothing senses to charged but its not all that bad with a great exception for mainstream rap/hip least early rap/hip hop had substance but now? What a joke.

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      Idle 7 years ago

      It depends on how old you are. It's a fact that kids of the 00's will look back on the media and fashion of the 90's and 80's and think, "Why's this so tacky?"

      Plus the economy of the begining of the 00's was actually very good, but it went downhill in the last two years of the decade, Plus lots of historic things happened this decade -- The new millinieum, 9/11, Huricane Katrina, The fist Black President

      Of course just like the huge rat's nest hair of the 80's, the phanny-packs of the 90's, there will be things we'll look back on with regret namely Uggs

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      Danielt104 7 years ago

      This is just sad. You all hate the '00s just because of the economy?!? 2000-2007 was great, but 2008 and 2009 was so horribly economy/music/lifestyle wise that everyone hates the 00s.

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      phoenix 8 years ago

      You guys who love the 90's, I love you. It really warms my heart to know that I am not the only one. The 90's decade was such a beautiful, intelligent, refined, interesting decade to me.The 00's for the most part have been crass, the ultimate dumb decade.I agree 100 percent with Beaks'analysis.At the time we shared the same opinion with a friend of mine that it must have been what the late 60's felt like.

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      circuitworx 8 years ago

      The 90s had great games, movies, music and movies. The 90s also was way better economically. The 00s are depressing, the economy sucks, the movies blow and the music is just mediocre. I cant wait for the next decade! The worst things happened to me in the 00s. I never was this depressed when it was the 90s.

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      Squidge 8 years ago

      Man i was born in the 90's so seeing the awesome shit you guys listened to makes me wonder, is the only way people can become famouse is by getting their junk out all over the fricken internet or in every video a crotch shot or 15 like everyone does it. plus you forget Linkin Park, 30 seconds to mars etc etc

      look all in all i would say both eras epically failed at music and fashion ie Backstreet boys, westlife, puff daddy/p diddy/(wateve the fuck tht prick calls himself) LADY GAGA!!! MILEY CYRUS!!! scouting for girls, spice girls and so forth....

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      Hannah 8 years ago

      @DJ Functual

      Beck was well alive in the 90's.