There is something about the music of an era. Take Frank Sinatra, for instance. I know, I know, Frank Sinatra is not in and of himself and era. So take "big band" music. Immediately upon hearing "L.O.V.E." I drift back to a time before I ever existed. Where women floated on dance floors in gauzy dresses with fluffy haircuts and men actually owned coats with tails. Where people gathered around a radio to listen to soft voices together. And then tuned in to Dick Tracy and Rick Diamond. I like this era...when the movies were in black and white and they knew how to use lighting.
What music will typify our current "era"? Gee wiz, I hope it's not rap.