Twitter user Chris Osborn has created a long list of "moving image work" from 2003 onwards that considers "how the idea of "the millennial" has been constructed, presented, and regimented by mass media," and it mentions Animal Collective, Grimes and more.
The list was posted by Osborn on Twitter yesterday (14 March), and as well as featuring classic films and series including New Girl, The O.C., Napoleon Dynamite, Twilight, Juno, The Hills, Superbad, Jennifer's Body, 500 Days of Summer and more, Osborn's "millennial canon" list also includes a variety of nostalgic music throwbacks.
Animal Collective's 2007 performance of "#1" on Late Night with Conan O'Brien is featured alongside Grimes' "Oblivion", Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)", Girls' "Lust For Life", Tyler, The Creator's "Yonkers", Lana Del Rey's "Video Games", Azealia Banks' "212", Taylor Siwft's "Shake It Off", Kanye West's "Runaway", SOPHIE's "It's Okay To Cry", Charli XCX and Troye Sivan's "1999", and more. Beyoncé's 2019 film Homecoming also made the list.
i recently embarked on an arduous, probably foolhardy project to identify "the millennial canon" of moving image work since 2003: an attempt to consider how the idea of "the millennial" has been constructed, presented, and regimented by mass media.— Chris Osborn (@Chris_Osborn) March 14, 2022
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Osborn has also acknowledged other work that didn't make the list, including OK GO's "Here It Goes Again" video, British series Skins and more.