Charli XCX & Troye Sivan – 1999

Tim: Charli XCX, creator of fine pop music. Troye Sivan, likewise. Should be a good song, then, as long was you’re up for some nostalgia?

Tim: And actually, despite a rocky start which was getting me all ready to be disappointed, I got on bored fairly soon. I think it was the first ‘ooooh’ that made it – although the backing didn’t get any less brash, it did provide a slightly gentle jumping on point, and from then on I could absolutely cope with it. Not going to come out and say I actively like it, mind – I’m all for a bit of nostalgia, but however much of a state we might be right now, things are definitely better overall – but musically at least, I can deal with it.

2 thoughts on “Charli XCX & Troye Sivan – 1999”

  1. That was pretty generic. I’m assuming they’re counting on the nostalgia mining to make it popular. Well, guess what: despite being a 90s kid, I can’t stand nostalgia mining: internet speeds were shit back then and queer people were worried about not dying from AIDS rather than where they would go for the honeymoon. So it’s a no from me. If you want an imac so much just go buy one on ebay, they’re like a hundred bucks and retro computing is A Thing now so you can even find other people who care as much as you do.

    Alas, I realize I am ultimately powerless against my own generation’s determination to turn into just as much of a load of five miles to school uphill both ways in the snow and we liked it codgers as the ones before us. But maybe next time at least go without the reference to weird rapey movie starring rapey actor as something about the 90s we wish we could have back? Also, why are we nostalgic about Hanes Her Way commercials, of all things?

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