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    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:00:01

    5 Reasons We Love The '90s - From Kurt Cobain to Summerland

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    Interest in all things related to the '90s decade has been back for a few years now. From the annual Summerland Tour, starring Everclear and other '90s hitmakers to the new Kurt Cobain doc to the resurgence of Doc Marten shoes and babydoll dresses, we, as a culture and as music fans, remain smitten by the '90s!

    Why has this era endeared itself to us? Why is Hard Candy, the popular makeup brand, reissuing its famous nail polish hues? Why is Frances Bean Cobain talking so much about her father and his influence on music, years removed from flannel and grunge and their heyday? Those aren't even the most critical questions. The most important questions are why is this era so endearing to us?

    

We've come up with five key, crucial reasons that we still love the '90s.

    
We are guilty of '90s love and lust. So sue us, crucify us­—cue the Tori Amos song from that decade!—or whatever. Our lust and love for the '90s remains strong as an ox.

    The '90s Changed Music

    Grunge was the genre du jour of the early '90s, ushering in angst and flannel while eradicating and immobilizing glam guitar rock, those noodly solos, Aqua Net hairspray and spandex pants. Kurt Cobain sounded the death knell for Warrant and Winger. It was time to get a little more serious and a lot less frivolous, and that was okay. You need the sun and the rain to make a rainbow.

    Partying Like It's 1999

    Since the millennium was upon us, we sort of had to change our way of thinking. We were worried about Y2k issue at the end of the decade, so maybe we weren't, as Prince suggested, partying like it was 1999. So we relive the era ,since we may have been a bit too neurotic to fully enjoy it when it was happening.

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