I remember growing up in a Britpop obssesed England in the 1990's. In 1993 it felt like we were about to enter a utopian age for British music, with the arrival of Oasis and the prominence gained by Pulp with the album 'His 'n' Hers'. Nirvana will still going strong in the U.S and in my own 15 year old world it seemed like an age to tell the grandkids about.
As the decade progressed however, we seemed only to be getting a bunch of imitators like Menswear and Bush clogging the once fine airwaves. At this point I lost interest and just carried on listening to the old records I always loved. As the 90's entered the 00's, I always dismissed the decade as a lost cause, and I looked back in embaressment that I ever felt any differently.
However, this decade seems to have maybe followed a similar pattern, so in my desperate haste to find something new, I looked back on the old. I was glad to find numerous bands who I had been blissfully unaware of in my youth including Pavement, Neutral Milk Hotel and DJ Shadow. This got me thinking of how many great bands pass us by simply because we are too young to appreciate them at the time. So my question is : What do you think of the 90's in hindsight ?, were they a decade of dull bands long forgotten or was it (as I now beleive) a decade of great adventure which we never may see the type of again?
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