I was very recently listening to NPR’s All Songs Considered New Music Podcast (the January 26th episode) and there was a brief bit about how the early 00’s are starting to be considered retro by some folks. The conversation was in relation to a band that sounds like Yeah Yeah Yeahs. This brief 1 minute aside stuck with me (I even made a quick Twine adventure about it at https://thecianrice.itch.io/the-00s-are-retro-now).
I personally still don’t think of them as retro - maybe that’s because even 18 years removed it feels very fresh in my elephant-like memory but I could be in a minority here. Does anyone think of the early 2000’s as retro?
Memories of playing early Gamecube, Xbox, PS2 games (i.e 2001/2002) are still super fresh. Using a Walkman and not an iPod similarly. Heck, even playing Pokemon Silver on Gameboy Color feels very fresh. So I’m super curious if my perspective is warped by how vivid my memories are?