Asinine Garbage And There's Actually Nothing Good About 1999
Handel And Mozart are rolling over in their graves again. For the record, this worthless song and anything that's being put out like it right now (there's a lot of terrible music today) isn't saving mainstream electronic pop music, it's just making it even worse. This new and upcoming generation (Late Generation Y / Millenials And Generation Z) simply have utterly vapid taste in music and their fabricated nostalgia for years like 1999 is equally as pathetic. They have to be one of the most musically vapid generations since the 1910's except that generation was still original and innovative and actually held themselves to a standard which eventually brought us into the late 1950's and early 60's when pop and rock music started advancing and became so much more original and innovative. The mainstream top 40 music of 2018 / 2019 is all fake garbage or new trash with no real depth or substance and little to zero real instruments are being played. Even the synthesizors and autotune sound horrendous and unconvincing for this type of sub-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 yet. Another thing which I also find ironic is how oblivious and culturally uninformed this new generation is despite having the internet in front of them all day on their smartphones and laptops. The majority of them would actually be inexperienced enough to actually beleive that 1999 was a good year for mainstream pop music and that Britney Spears references are ever a good thing. Newsflash Generation "Why" and Generation Z. You don't celebrate Britney Spears, ever. Not for the way she looked, the way she dressed, the way she would act, the subconcious message she tried to impose on young girls, and just what artists like her were doing around the turn of the millenium. In 1999 Britney Spears was almost fully responsible for outright poisoning the self-respect of young girls and mainstream society even more than The Spice Girls ever could between 1996 and 1998. She made a lot of young girls who were still naive and impressionable completely devolve and act in terrible uncivilized ways. And I'm an adult male saying this. Most of the horrendous modern (c)rap and hip hop music from the late 90's and early 2000's which is still somewhat popular right now in the 2010's but fortunately slowly dying off can also take some blame for messing up society and youth culture. In respect to the Top 100, real and legitimate rock music was almost completely extinct by 1999 and Hard Rock and Metal bands were no longer being invited to award shows and weren't being promoted or recognized (unless they were as big as Metallica). There were hardly any females starting actual rock bands that were well known (The Donnas?), playing instruments, and actually creating real music. All that most young girls wanted to do by the end of the 90's was be a singer and usually in as little clothing as possible like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, even if that involved lip-syncing unconvincingly. If you go further back to the entire 1980's and early to mid 1990's, there were literally hundreds self-respecting girls forming hard rock, soft rock, and even heavy metal bands with just as much real talent and substance as their male counterparts. The majority of female pop artists showing up between 1997 and 2002 were just a different breed and had no substance. The record companies exploited them to death just to make money off of their bodies. Essentially 1999 is when things really started going down the drain in terms of mainstream music and the overall quality of music. Mainstream Music just lost most of its substance and realism and more emphasis was placed on an artist looking like a polished fraud with little to zero actual talent and originality beneath the facade. We lost our rebellious youth and the trophy-kid epidemic reached an all-time high. MTV started becoming a useless fake reality channel and became almost entirely about sex appeal and exploiting Britney and Nsync for their looks. As I already said, The Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys already had slightly better teen pop and more self-respect just a year or two earlier. It's apparant that both Troye Sivan and Charli XCX are either too young or just too misinformed to remember how miserable 1999 really was. Or perhaps they are aware of this and just celebrating the era because it was essentially the beginning of the low standard in mainstream pop and dance music which made it possible for fake clown acts like themselves to become famous. If you actually want to know a respectable and talented artist from 1999, look into country / pop singer Lila McCann. Her music and her voice are wonderful and she was dropped by her record label in the early 2000's because of the 2-dimensional crap like this that was beginning to competely take over and turn the younger generations heads into piles of mush. All I can honestly say in the conclusion of this is that I speak more of the truth about 1999 than Troye Sivan and Charli XCX. I was old enough to live through it and remember that it wasn't a good era. 1999 was a year representing a total decline across the board. Avoid this song like it's the plague and don't buy it. It isn't even worth "99 cents". P.S. - Go Away Millenial Controlled MTV Classic, I Want VH1 Classic Back Please.