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    Default Which has been the best decade for music?

    Which has been the best decade for music?
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    For me I have to go with the 70's followed by the 80's.

    It sure as hell isn't the 00's.
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    1966-1976.
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    tough call...seems like after about 1995/6 music just sort of stopped being good...at least popular music. Obviously there is plenty of new music being pumped out by lots and lots of regional and not so well known artists but it seemed like from 1955 all the way through the mid nineties, you could turn on a radio station and hear something really good after a couple of minutes.

    The eighties were a bit of a drag but there was so much good "alternative" music going just below the mainstream radar it's hard to vote against that decade but because the best stuff wasn't in the main spotlight I can't give it the "best decade" award.

    The seventies had a bunch of great stuff but i think there was as much throwaway music in the mainstream spotlight as there was good stuff so can't give it to that either.

    I'm going to pull a chef, cheat a little bit and say 1964-1974...that ten year span really gets the best of everything. elvis at his vocal peak, the entire beatles catalog plus their best solo output, pink floyd, led zeppelin, queen, bowie, punk, psychedelic, motown, pop, everything was great.

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    I'd agree with Broken on the post 95-96 deal, as i have very little material in my collection past then. Yeah, the 70's had a lot of fluff, but then again, so did the 80's. For me, it's just impossible to pick one ten year span, as I end up leaving another band or two out if I shift the timeline.
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    The 80's are my pick. Van Halen was at their absolute zenith and I'm a big fan of alot of the so called hair metal bands.
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    Me and a few mates had a night long debate about this once.

    Funny thing is, when you actually check what was around, just about every era was as bad as now. You had some great bands but, if you check the charts, most weeks were 95% rubbish.

    It's just that we have forgotten the rubbish and we remember fondly the great music.

    I think that most people's favourite musical eras tie to a particular point in their lives, usually from the early teens to early twenties. Before that we weren't so aware and afterwards we had less time or, even more importantly, less sense of wonder when it came to music.

    I am not even aware of most of what is around these days but when I was 18 I knew the charts and just about (what seemed like) every good underground band that there was.

    There is some great music out there I'm sure. I'm just not tuning in to find out.

    My era goes from very late seventies to mid eighties and yet I hated most of the fashions in music from that era. It did, however, give me The stranglers, the clash, rush, japan, my favourite Bowie period ..
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    I think this is one of those "there's a thread around here about this somewhere" threads. I'd probably lean more towards the '70s - groups like ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Queen, KISS, Paul McCartney (esp. with Wings) & Elton John all had better stuff in the '70s than any other decade, plus you still had the Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd and Led Zeppelin put out the bulk of their work, but like others, if I could split, I'd probably do from '74 to '83 as the majority of the '70s music I like came out in '74 or later (probably because I turned 10 in late '73 and started paying more attention to music other than the Disney records I had when I was a kid) while into the early '80s you had the bulk of Van Halen's good stuff on disc as well as the Police and the Cars and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Talking Heads and J. Geils Band and Bob Seger and AC/DC, plus a classic run from the Rolling Stones of Some Girls to Tattoo You. Plus you had the highpoint of the punk scene. The '80s weren't far behind as you did have continued output from most of the aforementioned bands, plus newcomers like U2, Billy Idol, INXS and finally by the end of the decade, Guns 'N F'n Roses.

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    I like the rock of the late 60's and all of the 70's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    I think this is one of those "there's a thread around here about this somewhere" threads. I'd probably lean more towards the '70s - groups like ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Queen, KISS, Paul McCartney (esp. with Wings) & Elton John all had better stuff in the '70s than any other decade, plus you still had the Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd and Led Zeppelin put out the bulk of their work, but like others, if I could split, I'd probably do from '74 to '83 as the majority of the '70s music I like came out in '74 or later (probably because I turned 10 in late '73 and started paying more attention to music other than the Disney records I had when I was a kid) while into the early '80s you had the bulk of Van Halen's good stuff on disc as well as the Police and the Cars and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Talking Heads and J. Geils Band and Bob Seger and AC/DC, plus a classic run from the Rolling Stones of Some Girls to Tattoo You. Plus you had the highpoint of the punk scene. The '80s weren't far behind as you did have continued output from most of the aforementioned bands, plus newcomers like U2, Billy Idol, INXS and finally by the end of the decade, Guns 'N F'n Roses.
    the late seventies leading into the eighties were very very good. Petty, talking heads, billy joel, the Cars...lots and lots of great stuff there not to mention Zep.

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    Its impossible to say.

    They all over good and bad.

    Id say the 80's are the best for Van Halen, but as a whole?

    Not a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    I think this is one of those "there's a thread around here about this somewhere" threads. I'd probably lean more towards the '70s - groups like ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Queen, KISS, Paul McCartney (esp. with Wings) & Elton John all had better stuff in the '70s than any other decade, plus you still had the Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd and Led Zeppelin put out the bulk of their work, but like others, if I could split, I'd probably do from '74 to '83 as the majority of the '70s music I like came out in '74 or later (probably because I turned 10 in late '73 and started paying more attention to music other than the Disney records I had when I was a kid) while into the early '80s you had the bulk of Van Halen's good stuff on disc as well as the Police and the Cars and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Talking Heads and J. Geils Band and Bob Seger and AC/DC, plus a classic run from the Rolling Stones of Some Girls to Tattoo You. Plus you had the highpoint of the punk scene. The '80s weren't far behind as you did have continued output from most of the aforementioned bands, plus newcomers like U2, Billy Idol, INXS and finally by the end of the decade, Guns 'N F'n Roses.
    You and I are close in age, and I lean towards this time period as well. Great time to be alive! Although, I do like quite a bit from the sixties too. My run ended about mid eighties.

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    Hmm.

    I'll go 1971-1980

    It's bookended with Who's Next, Zep IV, and L.A. Woman to Permanent Waves, Back In Black, and WACF. Oh, and a few decent albums in between..

    Not bad..
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    As a whole, gotta go with the 60s.

    Even pop-style music was cooler then. Motown stuff was cool, eventhough it's not may favorite type of music.

    This decade really included almost everybody truly relevant to rock with probably the fewest exceptions. Part of it probably had a lot to do with that being the last era before business REALLY got in the way (although the machine started chewing up artists towards that latter half - ask any true Jimi fan ).

    My only mis-givings are that Who's Next didn't come out until '71, Zep & the Stones had some monster stuff in the 70s as well. Not to mention VH & Montrose & anything with Ritchie Blackmoore.

    But the 70s had a lot of crap pop (and I'm not even mentioning disco), thinking as far as a wider scale of popular music goes.

    Just opinion.

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    Hard question because I can find music I really feel strong about from all the decades since the 50's. With a gun to my head, I'd say the 70's. My all time favorites are Led Zeppelin and Floyd which hit their creative peaks in the 70's. Couple that with Brian Eno, another fave, hitting his solo stride and the Ramones and the Clash (and of course VH) and I'd have to say the 70's Rocked!

 

 

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