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Musical Decades - Order of preference?
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It is not that easy to generalize, but I think this would be mine:

1. 1970s (This was when I was a teenager, and a lot of my favorite stuff resides here)

2. 2010s

3. 2000s

4. 1950s

5. 1980s (Mostly for nostalgic reasons)

6. 1990s

7. 1960s (Far and away my least favorite decade)

 

Please feel free to justify your preferences, and await any replies with interest......

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1980's for the pop music.

1970's for the rock music.

1990's for the rave music.

1960's for the rock music.

2000 and 2010's are on a par for various other types of music.

Everything else pre 1960's for the old skool dance and classical music.

 

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1960's would have to be my favourite decade for the same reason that CnoEvil's is the 1970's.

Smile Thats giving my age away a bit I suppose.

Have to think about the rest.

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steve_1979 wrote:

1980's for the pop music.

1970's for the rock music.

1990's for the rave music.

1960's for the rock music.

2000 and 2010's are on a par for various other types of music.

Everything else pre 1960's for the old skool dance and classical music.

That's taking an intriguing slant on my question ie. which decade is better for what genre of music.

If you had to stick to one decade, what would it be?

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CnoEvil wrote:

steve_1979 wrote:

1980's for the pop music.

1970's for the rock music.

1990's for the rave music.

1960's for the rock music.

2000 and 2010's are on a par for various other types of music.

Everything else pre 1960's for the old skool dance and classical music.

That's taking an intriguing slant on my question ie. which decade is better for what genre of music.

If you had to stick to one decade, what would it be?

I'd have to go for the 1980's for the best cheesy pop music. :oops:

The 80's also had some good rock too, even though it wasn't as good as rock music from the 60's and 70's.

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This is a difficult one. I know I can't be doing with anything pre 1960 at all, Elvis etc leaves me totally cold.

Also most music played on commercial radio stations these days is tripe.

 

So...

70s

90s

80s

60s

00s

 

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I think that for me it was 1970s I was a teenager listening to my older brothers first few albums the likes of Deep Purple Led Zepplin etc

there was a few good bands through 1980/1990 there have also been IMO some good bands 2000 2013 realy if you know where to look and listen I am sure that you will find good music I digress a bit it the Southern comfort hick :cheers:

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Despite being born in '74, it's '70s era stuff that got me into music in the first place - early Queen, Led Zepp, Deep Purple - but '80s stuff reminds me of my childhood and also when my first love, Thrash Metal came about...... So I'm sitting on the fence between '70s & '80s.

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80s and 90s for me: 80s for general everything, 90s for dance music... All the good stuff seemed to stop abruptly about 2004.

 

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CnoEvil wrote:

It is not that easy to generalize, but I think this would be mine:

1. 1970s (This was when I was a teenager, and a lot of my favorite stuff resides here)

2. 2010s

3. 2000s

4. 1950s

5. 1980s (Mostly for nostalgic reasons)

6. 1990s

7. 1960s (Far and away my least favorite decade)

 

Please feel free to justify your preferences, and await any replies with interest......

All decades have had great and ropey stuff, but I would have to list the following:

1) 1970s - not the s***e glam stuff like The Rubettes, Sweet, Pussycat, Prog.... but the influential stuff like Punk, New Wave. Artists that gave the music industry the kick it needed.

2) 1990s - after the dreary 80s, music found itself again.

3) 2000s - Knock-on effect from the 90s.

4) 1960s - Brit pop grew up. Finally detached from the US-influenced crooners. The UK regained identity/purpose.

5) 1930s/40 - hypnotic effect. Spin some Jazz and your transported back, enough to give you goosebumps.

6) 1950s - The youngsters tried to escape post-war austerity. Some fabulous acts, mostly throwaway artists.

7) 1980s - Why?

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One thing is for sure, the 80's would come last by a country mile. Truly awful production values that spoilt a lot of good music. I know each decade has its sound - think Motown for example - it's just that the 80's one was truly....what's the word I'm looking for.....oh yes, crap!

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One thing is for sure, the 80's would come last by a country mile.

It seems difficult to make a case for '80s music for anything other than nostalgic reasons.

The Smiths, The Cure, and REM were all making music in the '80s, but that may be as good as it got. I was a child throughout the '80s, however, so perhaps missed out on anything worth listening to.

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philipjohnwright wrote:

One thing is for sure, the 80's would come last by a country mile.

It seems difficult to make a case for '80s music for anything other than nostalgic reasons.

The Smiths, The Cure, and REM were all making music in the '80s, but that may be as good as it got. I was a child throughout the '80s, however, so perhaps missed out on anything worth listening to.

 

A few choice cuts from the 80s:

80/81 Pat Metheny

A Black Box Peter Hammill

Peter Gabriel 3,4

Heartattack and Vine Tom Waits

Friday Night in San Francisco de Meola/McLaughlin/de Lucia

Discipline King Crimson

Night and Day Joe Jackson

Lyric Suite for Sextet Corea/Burton

Live and Let Live Twelfth Night

Suzanne Vega Suzanne Vega

Magic Touch Stanley Jordan

Songs From The Big Chair Tears for Fears

Graceland Paul Simon

The Way it is Bruce Hornsby and the Range

Idlewild Everything But The Girl

The Healer John Lee Hooker

 

 

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I am struggling with this question because I think good music is timeless and the date it was created is irrelevant to me , this probably sounds a bit sanctimonious but it is not meant to be it is just how I feel . Smile

I suppose splitting music up into decades puts a framework around the music for reference purposes but I tend to choose my music by mood and the effect I want the music  to have on me , I don't even put my Cd's in alphabetical order I just group them in similar mood and style types .

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hammill wrote:

strapped for cash wrote:

philipjohnwright wrote:

One thing is for sure, the 80's would come last by a country mile.

It seems difficult to make a case for '80s music for anything other than nostalgic reasons.

The Smiths, The Cure, and REM were all making music in the '80s, but that may be as good as it got. I was a child throughout the '80s, however, so perhaps missed out on anything worth listening to.

 

A few choice cuts from the 80s:

80/81 Pat Metheny

A Black Box Peter Hammill

Peter Gabriel 3,4

Heartattack and Vine Tom Waits

Friday Night in San Francisco de Meola/McLaughlin/de Lucia

Discipline King Crimson

Night and Day Joe Jackson

Lyric Suite for Sextet Corea/Burton

Live and Let Live Twelfth Night

Suzanne Vega Suzanne Vega

Magic Touch Stanley Jordan

Songs From The Big Chair Tears for Fears

Graceland Paul Simon

The Way it is Bruce Hornsby and the Range

Idlewild Everything But The Girl

The Healer John Lee Hooker

Well, yeah, there was all that, too. Smile

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philipjohnwright wrote:
One thing is for sure, the 80's would come last by a country mile. Truly awful production values that spoilt a lot of good music.

Absolute rubbish (and yes that is the word I typed this time!), two words, Trevor Horn, end of discussion.

The 80s is the only decade where I can really say I like more music than I dislike; electronic/New Romantic, early Thrash that BC mentioned (it's Slayer's Reign In Blood for me, 30 years old next year, extraordinary thought!), so that would have to come first.

Beyond that it's picking a very small number of artists from each decade, I'd rather listen to 50s music (apart from Elvis), such as Les Paul, Nat King Cole, Jim Reeves etc (anything pre-rock'n'roll really) than most artists from the 60s (The Doors excepted perhaps) and anybody from the 70s, which is a decade I struggle to find any redeeming artists in (although I do like Gary Numan/Tubeway Army but I'd be more inclined to push him into the 80s conceptually and Kraftwerk but again that's off the back of 80s electronic/New Romantic interest).

The 90's of course brought us PWEI at their height, other than that there isn't much for me to shout about, so the order would be:

1) 80s

2) 50s

3) 90s

4) 60s

5) 70s

I can't think of anything from 2000> that I listen to that wasn't active earlier than that, even Medeski, Martin and Wood have been around since about 91...

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