At times it seemed the 2010s were just one long wistful gaze into the past, particularly when it came to trends in music.

Streaming services allow people to dig into the back catalogs of an artist’s work in seconds, while YouTube uploads fill in any gaps. So when music icon David Bowie died in 2016, his fans’ children were able to catch up on a multidecade career in one binge-heavy weekend.

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