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    Best Music-Which Decade?

    The greatest rock song thread got me thinking, what is everyone's favorite decade as far as their favorite music goes? Personally, I love the 90s tunes.



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    Re: Best Music-Which Decade?

    I like this decades music

    Even though i might be the only one to pick it



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    Re: Best Music-Which Decade?

    Anything but the 80's. That was by far the worst decade musically.



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    Re: Best Music-Which Decade?

    80s were the worst that I know of.
    90s had some great stuff
    '00s were pretty good too.



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    Re: Best Music-Which Decade?

    Can this be anything other than the 60s? Some of the best rock around, Motown, etc? I'm not really a huge fan of the 60s music personally but it really shaped our music in this country.




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    Re: Best Music-Which Decade?

    70's.



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    Re: Best Music-Which Decade?

    80s music is just so complicated. Personally, I am a HUGE 80s metal/arena metal/hair metal fan, but even a lot of that sucks. I realize that most 80s music is juvenile and too often about perverted sex backstage at rock concerts, but I still appreciate it.

    For those of you who are Chuck Klosterman fans, I would recommend that you read "Fargo Rock City". I absolutely love that book and it deepened my knowledge and appreciation for 80s rock.



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    I'm gonna say that the 60's, 70's, 90's and 00's are all about equal. The 80's are weaker, but there is still plenty of good stuff to be found. My problem w/the 80's is that the decade is full of good music buried under god awful production. From a production standpoint, the other decades have a lot of commonality, and the 80's were a big aberration. My favorite albums by decade:

    60's: Rolling Stones, "Let it Bleed"
    70's: Rolling Stones, "Sticky Fingers"
    80's: Guns 'N Roses, "Appetite for Destruction"
    90's: Pearl Jam, "Vs."
    00's: (tie) Raconteurs, "Consoler of the Lonely"/Drive-By Truckers, "Decoration Day"


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    Re: Best Music-Which Decade?

    i love 80"s metal, hair, arena rock


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    Re: Best Music-Which Decade?

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Can this be anything other than the 60s? Some of the best rock around, Motown, etc? I'm not really a huge fan of the 60s music personally but it really shaped our music in this country.
    Hands down it is the 60's. Practically every genre of music came from or exploded coming out of the 50's. Rhythm and blues, rockabilly, rock and roll (guitar), folk, flower power, acid, heavy metal beginnings, Motown, doo wop, and your ever present pop. There were also significant contributions to blues and jazz.

    The 60's were king.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IsUaClone2 View Post
    Hands down it is the 60's. Practically every genre of music came from or exploded coming out of the 50's. Rhythm and blues, rockabilly, rock and roll (guitar), folk, flower power, acid, heavy metal beginnings, Motown, doo wop, and your ever present pop. There were also significant contributions to blues and jazz.

    The 60's were king.
    The 60's had it easy though. Nothing had been done. The doors were wide open. Now a days in rock, it's really, REALLY difficult to make music that doesn't in some way get compared to something that came before it. In the 60's that wasn't an issue. That's why I have a TON of respect for artists that can still put an original spin on the music they write...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    The 60's had it easy though. Nothing had been done. The doors were wide open. Now a days in rock, it's really, REALLY difficult to make music that doesn't in some way get compared to something that came before it. In the 60's that wasn't an issue. That's why I have a TON of respect for artists that can still put an original spin on the music they write...
    I totally agree with this point. Music is so saturated these days that it's increasingly tough to create something new and unique. I often wonder what songs and what bands are going to be considered "classics" 30-40 years from now. I'm just praying that my kids and grandkids never refer to anything by Hinder or Nickleback as a "classic".



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    Re: Best Music-Which Decade?

    definitely the 70s, love the bagpipe music. yeah, 1770s...



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    Quote Originally Posted by CylentButDeadly View Post
    I totally agree with this point. Music is so saturated these days that it's increasingly tough to create something new and unique. I often wonder what songs and what bands are going to be considered "classics" 30-40 years from now. I'm just praying that my kids and grandkids never refer to anything by Hinder or Nickleback as a "classic".
    My brother and I often discuss this point. Here are some names we agree on:

    Pearl Jam
    RHCP
    Dave Matthews Band
    Phish
    Rage Against the Machine
    Soundgarden
    Nirvana
    Foo Fighters
    White Stripes/Raconteurs/Anything Jack White touches
    Alice In Chains
    Green Day
    Wilco

    I think people will look back on bands like Hinder and Nickleback the same way they look back at the Monkees now...


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonez7 View Post
    definitely the 70s, love the bagpipe music. yeah, 1770s...
    AC/DC was rocking the bagpipes in the 1970's on "It's A Long Way to the Top (if you wanna rock and roll)"


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