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Author Topic: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern  (Read 971 times)

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Some that come to mind for me are:
Lonely Runs Both Ways, Alison Krauss & Union Station (2004)
A Rush of Blood To The Head, Coldplay (2002)
Mama's Gun, Erykah Badu (2000)
Rumors, Fleetwood Mac, 1977
Indigo Girls, Indigo Girls (1989)
Sweet Baby James, James Taylor, 1970
Continuum, John Mayer (2006)
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill (1999)
Joshua Judges Ruth, Lyle Lovett (1997)
It Won't Be Soon Before Long, Maroon 5 (2007)
Nickel Creek, Nickel Creek (2000)
Speakerboxx/The Love Below, OutKast (2004)
Heartbreaker, Ryan Adams (2000)
Purple, Stone Temple Pilots (1994)
The Colour of Spring, Talk Talk (1986)
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The Remedy Jason Mraz 2003
Drops of Jupiter-Train 2001
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"The White Room" album by KLF always sounds good even if it from almost 30 years ago.  Two different styles in one album make this a special treat.  Here is the most rocking song of the bunch, Last Train To Trancentral.


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John Mayers Clarity from 2003 feels modern too.

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There's this Bruce Cockburn song that appears in some old 'American Top 40' countdowns from the early '80s that actually sounds like something from the early 2000s. I don't ever remember hearing this song growing up, even though it apparently was a pretty big hit.
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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2019, 12:16:03 AM »


Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians- What I am

This song sounds like it was done in the 1990's but it was done back in 1988.
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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2019, 08:52:40 PM »

There's this Bruce Cockburn song that appears in some old 'American Top 40' countdowns from the early '80s that actually sounds like something from the early 2000s. I don't ever remember hearing this song growing up, even though it apparently was a pretty big hit.


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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2019, 01:41:37 PM »


There's this Bruce Cockburn song that appears in some old 'American Top 40' countdowns from the early '80s that actually sounds like something from the early 2000s. I don't ever remember hearing this song growing up, even though it apparently was a pretty big hit.

Which ones?




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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2019, 01:43:17 PM »

It was called "Wondering Where The Lions Are."
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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2019, 02:59:17 PM »

Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works 85-92 always sounded way ahead of its time, at least to me. Released in 1992.

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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2019, 10:07:22 AM »

1999, Prince (1982)

Even though the song's namesake year is now 20 years into the past, it still sounds as modern as it did when it was first released. Then again, Prince was always ahead of his time.
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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2019, 01:08:18 PM »

1999, Prince (1982)

Even though the song's namesake year is now 20 years into the past, it still sounds as modern as it did when it was first released. Then again, Prince was always ahead of his time.

Strange how all the stuff from other artists in the mid-80s that tried to sound like Prince sounds super dated, but the stuff he did from 1982-1984 that they were trying to emulate still sounds fresh.
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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2019, 07:23:39 AM »

Also Sprach Zarathustra ("Thus spoke Zarathustra"), at least the first part (Sunrise). It sounds modern or even futuristic due to its usage in 2001: A Space Odyssey, but in fact was composed by Richard Strauss in 1896.
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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2019, 11:03:43 PM »


Tom Petty's Last DJ is modern in terms of its lyrics given how people in 2019 do not listen to radio like they used to back when the song came out in 2002.

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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2019, 10:33:14 AM »

Since this is a road forum, seems appropriate to mention Kraftwerk's 'Autobahn'. I was a 13 year old kid when this came out, and I can't describe how futuristic it sounded. Then the 90s happened and it didn't sound so unusual anymore, but in 1974 I'd never heard anything that sounded remotely like it. I loved it then and still do. If you're not familiar with it, it's a German ode to freeways. If you like it, you should seek out the original album version, which is much longer than this single...

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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2019, 11:34:26 PM »

Since this is a road forum, seems appropriate to mention Kraftwerk's 'Autobahn'. I was a 13 year old kid when this came out, and I can't describe how futuristic it sounded. Then the 90s happened and it didn't sound so unusual anymore, but in 1974 I'd never heard anything that sounded remotely like it. I loved it then and still do. If you're not familiar with it, it's a German ode to freeways. If you like it, you should seek out the original album version, which is much longer than this single...

I’m sure Radiohead would agree with you.
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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2020, 10:27:17 PM »


Wow Calling All Angels by Train sounds modern again due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Except when this song was made in the 2000's when 9/11 was then the biggest event of the era.


Now Train has redone the video  and this time with  an updated scenes over the COVID-19 fallout.

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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2020, 11:38:43 PM »

The tiktok song "Get the Gat" is from the early 90s, but it sounds a lot newer.
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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2020, 01:01:55 AM »

Now Train has redone the video  and this time with  an updated scenes over the COVID-19 fallout.


Damn, Monahan still sounds great. Granted, it's been less than 20 years since the original, but that's a long time to lose a voice or develop something debilitating.

Particularly nice about the new version is that it's not wickedly different than the original. Definitely more "unplugged" but still very much in the original's spirit. Still my favorite Train song, and this did it justice.
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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2020, 08:48:25 PM »


John Mayer's Waiting for the World to Change is modern because of its lyrics is true in the 2020's even though the song was made in the 2000's.


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Re: Songs or albums that are older (10 years on down) that sound modern
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2020, 08:54:41 PM »


2002 Unwell- Matchbox 20 For the same reason lyrics are depressing but marches with the times.



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