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What music still slaps at least 10 years after their original release?

Last posted Mar 13, 2021 at 11:09AM EST. Added Feb 24, 2021 at 03:53AM EST
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Curious about what y'all find seems to hold up very well with time for what they are. It's not about what has avoided aging, but rather what still seems to sound good all these years later whereas other things may retrospectively fall out of favour.
I'd say for example that 2008/9 Lady Gaga with singles the likes of Bad Romance, Paparazzi and Just Dance stands out comparatively WAY better than a lot of her pop contemporaries of the same time period (I'm looking at YOU Katy Perry). I'm also willing to highlight the album Toxicity by SOAD; perhaps out of bias of being my first metal album, but I have yet to hear anybody else that ever sounded like this and with recently upgraded headphones I'm enjoying relistening every moment of it.

I'm going to add the condition that technically it has to be music that you were both alive for and fully aware of (reasonably above toddler) during it's release, so it can't something all that far back to The Beatles for instance (unless, you actually spent part of your youth in the 60s in which case go ahead and state your classic rock music).

Last edited Feb 24, 2021 at 04:40AM EST

Squibblyskadew wrote:

I'm going to add the condition that technically it has to be music that you were both alive for and fully aware of (reasonably above toddler) during it's release, so it can't something all that far back to The Beatles for instance (unless, you actually spent part of your youth in the 60s in which case go ahead and state your classic rock music).

I'm going to break your rule, but with a cheesy qualifier. I was barely alive for any of Scatman John's short breakout career in the mid to late '90s before his 1999 death, but I did witness his meme status on early YouTube in YTP's and other stuff. Since first hearing it, I've always liked his biggest and first single, "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)", but I've only recently listened to all 3 of his albums (plus his 1986 jazz record John Larkin, which is the most impressive technically). Most of it is good if you like old pop EDM and/or rapid fire scat singing and spoken word.

I still listen to a lot of the music I listened to during high school and college. Slipknot's older stuff, My Chemical Romance, Maximum the Hormone, System of a Down, TATU, Linkin Park's first two albums (I like a good amount of their later material too but the first two albums kinda hold a special place for me), Breaking Benjamin's entire 00s era discography (and I like their stuff from the 2010s as well but this thread is focused more on stuff from before that decade). Some songs I used to feel kinda meh about in my early teens have actually really grown on me now as well, like I unironically like Nickleback's "How You Remind Me," Staind's "It's Been Awhile," and Puddle of Mudd's "Blurry" (though that last one also has Ace Combat nostalgia associated with it thanks to it being in AC5, my personal favorite).

Also gonna echo OP on Lady Gaga, a lot of her stuff from "The Fame/Monster" and "Born This Way" (which is 10 years old as of 2021) are still awesome.

I wholeheartedly agree that Lady Gaga's music from her albums 'The Fame' and 'The Fame Monster' are incredibly good. I generally have a selective taste in music and don't listen to albums, rather specific tracks – and don't listen to pop music often – but those two albums are one of the few I find just have some consistently good music. I don't listen to them ad nauseam, but whenever I do give them a listen I find myself enjoying the songs. Her live performances are also pretty on point with her music, which I find to be very talented. I have my utmost respect for her as an artist. I'd say her legacy in the late-2000s to early-2000s had definitely held up over time.

As for music older than that, the song 'Break My Stride' by Matthew Wilder and 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA never get old for me. Whenever I pull up 'Dancing Queen' I can't help but be called back to that one sequence in Gravity Falls where Dipper Pines is singing the 'Disco Girl' parody of the song.

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