Originally Posted by callmemaybe
Actually i'd say the 00s were pretty one-dimensionally oriented towards hip hop. They weren't as diverse as the 90s.
Looking at this from a generational/turning point of view, I think the reason the '90s and '00s shared common cultural themes was because they were part of the same era called a unraveling/3rd turning, it is a era defined by individualism, ironic/cynical attitudes, civic decay, edgy, raunchy pop culture(take your pick, gangsta/thug, goth, reality tv, ect.), Gen Xers came of age durning this period(lasted from the mid/late '80s to the late '00s) this era came to an end around 2008, that's why some people noticed a new cultural direction began in '08, it will continue for quite a while.
We are currently in the very early stages of a 4th turning/crisis era, it is a period of institutional upheaval, tightening public order, decreasing individualism(along with crime rates and substance abuse), this will be a period that reverses a lot of the trends and direction society has been going since the late '60s, a whole new civic order will emerge that will replace the one we've been living in since 1945/the end of World War 2. I think overall the 2010s will be a lot different than the '90s/'00s, I notice your username is callmemaybe by Carly Rae Jepsen, well you can expect music to go more in that direction, '10s pop culture will likely be much more saccharine than the recent prior decades but I think the 2010s will be more recognized for the global economic crisis/energy/food shortages. This is a period that Millennials will be coming of age in, they are generally less rebellious, more optimistic, and more group-oriented than prior generations like Boomers and Xers, this is the type of generation that could potentially build a new energy infrastructure(like the G.I. generation building the interstate highway and suburbia in the late '40s/'50s).
This period of crisis could last until the late 2020s/early 2030s, hopefully if society manages to successfully restructure it's economy and overcome it's vast obstacles(like the debt and entitlements), we could be in a new period of social stability, cultural innocence, and prosperity reminiscient of the 1950s, society could be a very different place than circa 2007 by that time.