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Learning About 1998 From the Godzilla Soundtrack

Lindsey Weber and Jesse David Fox report:

When Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla was released on May 20, 1998, the bubblegum-pop explosion brought on by the perfect storm of ’N Sync, Backstreet Boys, and MTV’s Total Request Live was still a few months away; the mainstream musical landscape was mostly a mess of post-grunge and rap-rock; and ephemera like Next’s “Too Close” held enough sway to be crowned Billboard’s top hit of the year. Not that everything we were listening to in May 1998 was bad, but the horrible soundtrack to the horrible movie Godzilla makes for a fitting time capsule from that particular period of time, filled as it is with overcooked, underwhelming, testosterone-fueled hodgepodge.

via Vulture.

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