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The Millennial Whoop

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Quartz has posted a video describing a new pop music trend they are referring to the “millennial whoop.” I’m pretending that name isn’t a thing, but I still found the video interesting.

  2. simplejack

    I wish I could say something but silence is fine.

    was Quartz thinking about blink's California?

  3. LionInMyPocket

    I was born in a swamp, born with no clothes on

    "Jesse Lacey from the band Brand New calls it the “mom calling you inside from the porch interval.” " - The Guardian.

    I find it funny that Jesse makes comments about "The Millenial Whoop" but can't update us on his music...
  4. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    I don't know if he made a comment or just casually mentioned it
  5. AgonizingFir

    Currently Distracted Supporter

    As interesting as this is, the name is horribly stupid. I mean there are examples from songs released a long long time ago in the video itself. Nothing millennial about it.
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  6. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    There seems to be this weird desire within the media to categorize things as millennial regardless of how distant the connection to millennials is.
  7. elphshelf

    100% made of farts Supporter

    "Millennials are killing music"
  8. Muzick


    Thank you for sharing.
  9. joey-wan kenobi

    Happiness is a warm gun mama

    Whoop! There it isssss
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  10. Yellowcard2006 Aug 31, 2016
    (Last edited: Aug 31, 2016)


    It's always weird to see types of things in songs cut out and pasted together. Never really notice it.

    Come to think of it

    Fireworks did it before it was cool

  11. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

  12. Schooner


    When did Gen Y start being called Millenials?
  13. efp722


    is it honestly a bad thing? I've noticed it in a bunch of songs before this video. Never said to myself, "man this needs to stop".

    Feels like they are just trying to pick something out and turn it into a negative thing by slapping "millenials" on it.
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  14. Guys Named Todd

    Regular Prestigious

    That seems to be a pretty healthy trend amongst every blog/news outlet latetly. Historically the youngest generation on the planet (probably) always gets scrutinized for being different that the last few, but all these millenial generalizations are getting obnoxious.
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  15. bodkins


    I figured it got the millennial tag because it started popping up, ya know, this millennium? Idk. Watched the video originally haven't read the article.
  16. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    It didn't though. Dates back at least to 1983 and probably way before then.
  17. NationalPhenomenon

    Regular Prestigious

    Seems like they're just pointing out how many (pop) songs it appears in nowadays. Obviously, it's not a new phenomenon.
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  18. bodkins


    Lemme correct my statement: became more prominent in this millennium. I'm sure it's been around since semitones, but in terms of popular music the video points to it being mostly a thing that became a trend this century.