Just thinking as I also would welcome people who could recommend me tracks of this theme for a playlist I’m making.
As even in the early 2000s many people claimed everything in rock, indie and guitar music had been done before: the Strokes were just a copy of 1977 New York punk, Franz Ferdinand were just a tribute band to 1979 British post-punk, the Darkness were living in 1986 etc. You had Radiohead who did genuinely seem to try to reinvent the wheel if not always achieve it but they seemed an exception to the norm. Maybe the best innovation was in hip-hop especially over here with how grime exploded, but even some of those subgenres seem to have hit brick walls and run out of steam, especially trap. I guess with any fanbase getting middle-aged and wistfully looking back to younger, happier times it will happen, but in dance music, the big wave of acid house/rave nostalgia is a pretty weird thing when it was originally a genre and subculture so obsessed with the future and “retro” being a swear word. So can anyone help? What is the most original music made in the last two (almost) decades? If you post Rebecca Black - Friday, I’ll block you permanently