To today's ears, much of the electronic music circa 2000 is laughable. There are a lot of songs with formulaic bleeping and bonking noises but no regard for musicality. I loved it at the time, and I still listen to some of it, but when the musicians and fans got over the novelty of using a laptop to generate music, it felt like waking from a long, weird dream. It felt like a revolution until we realized it was just hardware. Similar things happen in other fields too, for example--you knew this was coming--social media. Sure, your new phone/tablet/online community/syndication service is awesome, but quit playing around and do something meaningful. Connect with your audience.
I was going to write a longer post, but I think I've made my point. Instead I'll leave you with a couple musical examples. First, here's a song I used to really like but I now find kind of tired. I call it "the song with four notes", Sandstorm by Darude (2001).
Here's one that's aged a bit better: Pearls Girl by Underworld (1996).
Andalucia red yellow red yellow....