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the best songs ever: the lost years
Gen xers in America make fantastic music. For those who are not blinded and deafened by their own standards and ideology of course.
1984 Apollonian Civic
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Neglected rock classic from 2001





"Snake Charmer" by Zenfin, which I had listed some years ago on my Bewitched Genre music page.
http://philosopherswheel.com/bewitched.html
I think one of my listeners recommended it as a bewitched song.
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/zenfin
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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The best of these years comes in New Age styles of various kinds. Here's an acoustic artist doing another great but neglected instrumental bewitched tune. Happy Halloween and Boo to You!





http://www.dannyheines.com/bio.html
https://www.allmusic.com/artist/danny-he.../biography
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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November 1996:  

The album "If You're Feeling Sinister" is released by Belle and Sebastian, of Glasgow.  Lead singer and songwriter Stuart Murdoch (born 1968) considers this album to be their best collection of songs, and it is noted as one of "One Of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die."  

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_You%27r...g_Sinister)















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Mazzy Star, an alternative rock band featuring a style of dream pop, folk music and neo-psychedelia, formed in Santa Monica, CA in the late 80s.  They had some moderate success in the early/mid 90s, "Fade Into You" being their highest charting hit.  I like these other two songs better.

Both are from 1993: 







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Quote:On the football pitch in Parkland, Florida, the students listened to a recording of the song Shine – “heaven let your light shine down” – as sympathy banners sent from around the world draped an adjacent building.

Then, 17 minutes later, the students filed back inside.


'Enough': US students come together in spectacular walkout to end gun violence  --the Guardian, 3/14/18

I'm really proud of these kids.  May heaven listen to their prayers and congress listen to their demands.




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(03-14-2018, 09:46 PM)gabrielle Wrote: ['Enough': US students come together in spectacular walkout to end gun violence  --the Guardian, 3/14/18

I'm really proud of these kids.  May heaven listen to their prayers and congress listen to their demands.

Optimism may be warranted or not, but it's certainly welcome. Eventually, something, somewhere has to give.
Intelligence is not knowledge and knowledge is not wisdom, but they all play well together.
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"Why don't you close your eyes and reinvent me?"

Twenty years ago this spring, Massive Attack released Mezzanine, their darkest and sexiest album.  

"On Mezzanine, Massive Attack tried to escape trip-hop. They nearly tore themselves apart and made its defining document instead."
-- https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22703-mezzanine/















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"Does your soul cast about like an old paper bag?
Past empty lots and early graves
Of those like you who lost their way
Murdered on the interstate
While the red bells rang like thunder?"

"Deep Red Bells," from the 2002 album Blacklisted, by Neko Case.  





Some more 3T alt-country gems:

"Revelator," from the 2001 album Time (the Revelator), by Gillian Welch





And here is one of my favorites from Son Volt, from the 1996 album Trace.





Some more Gillan Welch and David Rawlings, for fun:


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(07-28-2017, 02:04 AM)taramarie Wrote: Gen xers in America make fantastic music. For those who are not blinded and deafened by their own standards and ideology of course.

I tend to agree. Many of my favourite songs are from 2000 to 2005, which I consider the last years of the 3T.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl8mpAvTm_Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soa3gO7tL-c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw17-BEFb3Y

Late 2000s and 2010s music simply lacks something.
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(03-26-2019, 09:02 AM)Bill the Piper Wrote: Late 2000s and 2010s music simply lacks something.

… or has something that doesn't connect with you. Musical taste is highly personal. I've found music to my liking in all eras, but some eras are bellwethers, and others are lean to the point of being nearly bare. In some cases, the audience selects-out my preferences, and I have to find them where I can.
Often, the music genre is the fault factor. Rock music got stale and hip-hop pushed it aside. Old-time country got pushed aside by rock-derived country. Fusion was hot for a while, then it just disappeared. Neo-folk seems to making yet another run. The same can be said for other roots forms. These too will pass. FWIW, Rock is returning in a neo-form too. Who knows?
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(03-26-2019, 10:38 AM)David Horn Wrote:
(03-26-2019, 09:02 AM)Bill the Piper Wrote: Late 2000s and 2010s music simply lacks something.

… or has something that doesn't connect with you.

Excellent point Smile
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(03-26-2019, 09:02 AM)Bill the Piper Wrote:
(07-28-2017, 02:04 AM)taramarie Wrote: Gen xers in America make fantastic music. For those who are not blinded and deafened by their own standards and ideology of course.

I tend to agree. Many of my favourite songs are from 2000 to 2005, which I consider the last years of the 3T.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl8mpAvTm_Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soa3gO7tL-c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw17-BEFb3Y

Late 2000s and 2010s music simply lacks something.

The entire period since the 3T began lacks something. It's a downcast time, as the T4T authors said, and the music has reflected that, and not for the better. Generally-speaking, of course, and mostly concerning the pop mainstream of the USA, of course.
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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(03-26-2019, 09:02 AM)Bill the Piper Wrote:
(07-28-2017, 02:04 AM)taramarie Wrote: Gen xers in America make fantastic music. For those who are not blinded and deafened by their own standards and ideology of course.

I tend to agree. Many of my favourite songs are from 2000 to 2005, which I consider the last years of the 3T.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl8mpAvTm_Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soa3gO7tL-c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw17-BEFb3Y

Late 2000s and 2010s music simply lacks something.

My theory is that for this 4T the best is underground. This 4T is the era where everything dies but underground lives on. It's exactly why Hipsters see mainstream as an insult. My theory is whatever becomes mainstream in this 4T is typically garbage. It's an era where the worst is rewarded and the best isn't noticed. I don't have any regard for mainstream awards because they don't really mean anything.
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I agree again with the AspieMillennial.

But I do give a thumbs up for the first link by Bill. Moloko, The Time is Now. And I have always said I liked Green Day.

The most popular music of the 2000s, however, tended to be oversexed and under-musical.

Nothing in pop or rock in the last 45 years beats the song in my siggie though. Four point counterpoint of awesome melodies at the end, with vocals expressing heart-felt dedication to ideals and the people. Can't beat that in a pop song!
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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A nice album from the Shins, from 2001: Oh, Inverted World.

The Shins are based in Portland OR, but formed in Albuquerque NM.  James Mercer (born December, 26 1970 in Honolulu) is the singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

















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(04-20-2019, 09:29 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: I agree again with the AspieMillennial.

But I do give a thumbs up for the first link by Bill. Moloko, The Time is Now. And I have always said I liked Green Day.

The most popular music of the 2000s, however, tended to be oversexed and under-musical.

Nothing in pop or rock in the last 45 years beats the song in my siggie though. Four point counterpoint of awesome melodies at the end, with vocals expressing heart-felt dedication to ideals and the people. Can't beat that in a pop song!

In your opinion of course. We agree on one thing where music has been over sexualized. Just keep in mind your opinions does not make fact for all. We can allow room for others music which we do not have to agree to. The world does not revolve around one person's tastes after all.
1984 Apollonian Civic
ISFP - The Artist.






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(05-17-2019, 10:52 PM)gabrielle Wrote: A nice album from the Shins, from 2001: Oh, Inverted World.

The Shins are based in Portland OR, but formed in Albuquerque NM.  James Mercer (born December, 26 1970 in Honolulu) is the singer, songwriter, and guitarist.



















  this is what I shared with my partner recently who is in another country. Beautiful meanings are within songs for those with open ears and awake eyes to find its inner beauty.
1984 Apollonian Civic
ISFP - The Artist.






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