Asinine Garbage, 1999 Was A Horrible Year For Music
Handel and Mozart are rolling over in their graves again. For the record, this worthless songand anything out like it right now (there's a lot of bad music out there right now) isn't saving Mainstream Electronic Pop music, it's making it even worse. This new, upcoming generation (Late Generation Y / Millenials And Generation Z) have the most vapid taste in music and their nostalgia is equally pathetic. They have to be one of the most musically vapid generations since the 1910's except at least they were trying to be innovative back then and actually held themselves to a standard and carried us into the late 50's and early 60's when music started advancing and became so much more impressive and original. The Mainstream Top 40 Pop Music of 2018 / 2019 is all fake garbage with no real depth or substance and little to zero real instruments are being played and the sythesizers and autotune are even horrible and unconvincing for this type of genre. The lyrics sound like they were composed by the average 12 year old, like he or she hasn't even graduated the 7th Grade. Another thing that cracks me up is that this new generation is so culturally uninformed, they actually believe that 1999 was a good year for mainstream pop music and that Britney Spears references are a good thing. Newsflash. You don't celebrate Britney Spears. Especially for the way she was, the way she dressed, the way she acted, the message she conveyed (even if it was subconcious), and what she was doing around the turn of the millenium. In 1999, Britney Spears destroyed the self-respect of young girls and society even more than The Spice Girls did between late 1996 and 1998. She made a lot of young girls who were naive and impressionable completely devolve and behave in terrible ways. And I'm an adult male saying this. Most of the horrendous Modern Rap and Hip Hop music from the late 90's and 2000's, and still today in the 2010's can also get some blame for corrupting society. In respect to mainstream music, Real Legitimate Rock Music was almost completely extinct by 1999 and Hard Rock and Metal bands were certainly no longer being invited to The Grammys (unless they were Metallica). There were hardly any females starting actual Rock bands that were well known (The Donnas?), learning instruments and actually playing real music. All that most girls wanted to do by the end of the 90's was be a singer and sometimes in as little clothing as possible like Britney Spears, even if that involved lip-syncing terribly. If you go father back to the late 80's and early 90's there were hundreds of self-respecting girls starting Hard Rock, Soft Rock, And Metal Bands with just as much pure talent and substance as their male counterparts. Essentially, 1999 was when things really started going down the drain in terms of mainstream western culture and the overall quality of music. Mainstream Music lost most of its substance and more and more emphasis was being placed on an artist looking like a polished fraud with no actual talent or originality beneath the facade. We lost our rebellious youth (in many cases, you could no longer distinguish a teenagers point of view from their grandparents), the Trophy Kid epidemic reached an all-time high, and MTV started becoming useless and became almost entirely about sex appeal and exploiting artists like Britney Spears and Nsync for their looks. And as I already said, The Backstreet Boys and The Spice Girls had slightly better music and more self-respect just a year earlier. Clearly both Troye Sivan and Charli XCX are either too young or just misinformed to remember that 1999 was an atrocious time for music and life in general, regardless of how exciting the new techology of the time was . Maybe they're aware of this and are just celebrating it because it was the beginning of the low standard in mainstream music which made it possible for clown acts like them to become popular. If you want to know a respectable and talented artist from 1999, look into Country / Pop Singer Lila McCann. Her music and voice are wonderful and she was dropped by her record label in the early 2000's because of the 2-dimensional crap like this starting to take over and turn the younger generation's minds into piles of mush. All I can honestly say in conclusion, is that I speak the truth about 1999 (I was old enough to live through it and remember that wasn't a good era. 1999 was a year representing a total decline across the board. Avoid this song like The Black Plague and don't buy it. It isn't even worth "99" Cents.