Top 10 Very True Things About the 1990s that Nostalgia Purists Will Kill You for Saying About the Decade

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The Top Ten

1 Nirvana was never even remotely the real king of the "grunge" sub-genre
2 Beavis & Butthead and Ren & Stimpy were both incredibly stupid and forgettable

Shut up, they're not the best but they do the right things to grab attention at their time

3 Mainstream pop music back then wasn't actually that much better than it was in the 2000s
4 Super Nintendo and Genesis were just about evenly matched overall
5 The Nicktoons lineup back then wasn't actually that great in retrospect
6 Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger and Earthbound were all easily just as overrated as Final Fantasy VII and Undertale
7 Rocko's Modern Life was just a rich man's Spongebob Squarepants
8 Radiohead (formerly a poor man's Nirvana in Pablo Honey) is now basically just a rich man's Muse
9 The Matrix trilogy had always been mediocre and boring ever since its first movie
10 The political situation back then also wasn't that much better than it is now (in some ways, it was actually worse)

Really? How so? - Redrocm

The Contenders

11 Most of Adam Sandler's films are stupid, dated and forgettable

Agreed very much. - Redrocm

12 It was harder to access movies, TV shows, music and videos games than it is now
13 Not everything made in the 1990s is pure gold
14 Marilyn Manson is a poor man's Trent Reznor (who is also a poor man's Al Jourgensen)
15 Dinosaurs is corny and creepy looking
16 Saved By the Bell is cheesy and doesn't really hold up well
17 Rugrats was boring and ugly looking
18 While its Lammy spinoff was actually pretty amazing, Parappa The Rapper itself is hands-down one of THE worst games of the entire rhythm genre
19 The only things good about Earthworm Jim were the soundtrack, the art style and the cartoon
20 Sonic The Hedgehog never actually was more than middlingly good
21 Many of the Metroidvanias that came after Super Metroid are objectively better games than it
22 Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs are both extremely overrated and boring
23 Radiohead made objectively more interesting and complex music in the 2000s than they did in the 1990s
24 Dragon Ball Z was stupid and cliched
25 Eminem is colossally overpraised and really needs to stop acting like he "invented" white rappers, let alone rap music in general
26 Super Mario 64 is overrated and has poor graphics
27 Pearl Jam is a boring band and Eddie Vedder's voice is mediocre at best
28 Metallica's non-thrash albums weren't that bad
29 The Blair Witch Project is not scary and doesn't hold up well
30 Pantera isn't the only band that kept metal alive in the 90s

There were other bands in the underground who were still keeping the genre alive (bands that were honestly way better in my opinion. Bands that had more talent, influence and credibility). - DarkMatter1997

31 Titanic is an overrated love story
32 The Internet was slow as heck
33 Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog killed Sonic before Sonic X
34 Nu Metal was one of the reasons of metal's decline in the 90s
35 Dumb and Dumber was stupid and childish
36 Star Wars was still a flawed movie even before The Phantom Menace came out
37 Space Jam is an unfunny and overrated disgrace to the Looney Tunes that's only liked because of nostalgia
38 Cow and Chicken is gross and hasn't aged well
39 Dexter's Laboratory is corny and dated
40 Anything that was released in the late 90s is part of the 2000s decade

For example, SpongeBob aired in 1999 but became more popular in the 2000s.

I also hate how people say that they're 90s kids despite being born in the late 90s. A 90s kid has to be born in the late 80s or the early to mid 90s to be a 90s kid. Kids born in the late 90s and early 2000s are 2000s kids.

41 Free Willy is overrated and poorly written
42 Twister is mediocre and only popular because of the special effects
43 The Powerpuff Girls is overrated, cheesy and dated
44 James and the Giant Peach is cheesy and incredibly flawed
45 Jurassic Park still had some flaws
46 Most grunge and alternative rock bands weren't even the biggest stars of the 90s (it was certain pop artists who dominated the mainstream)

Seriously, just watch ADoseOfBuckley's Right Generation video.

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1. Nirvana was never even remotely the real king of the "grunge" sub-genre
2. Beavis & Butthead and Ren & Stimpy were both incredibly stupid and forgettable
3. Mainstream pop music back then wasn't actually that much better than it was in the 2000s
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