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Old 04-15-2003, 08:41 PM   #1
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Which decade do you think was best for music…?

The 2000’s (so far), the 90s, the 80s (or for the older crowd, the 70s or 60s?)… which decade do you think spawned the best songs overall?
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Old 04-15-2003, 09:38 PM   #2
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The 80's, but I'm biased.

The Smiths, New Order, Depeche Mode, The Cure, .... Sure, some of these bands continued on into the 90's, but they weren't as essential.
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Old 04-16-2003, 01:51 AM   #3
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I certainly dig 80s tunes, but I think by far the best decade has been the 70s. Led Zepplin, Queen, The Partridge Family ... great decade for music.

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Old 04-16-2003, 11:41 AM   #4
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For Rock the 70's where the greatest decade hands down IMHO, but since I'm also a huge rap fan I tend to lead towards the 90's as the greatest decade for music.
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Old 04-16-2003, 03:14 PM   #5
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Old 04-16-2003, 03:27 PM   #6
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The Beatles? First to last album released?
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Old 04-16-2003, 04:09 PM   #7
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Which century?
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Old 04-16-2003, 05:04 PM   #8
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Googling says the first date is the Beatles' Ed Sullivan appearance and the last is the Stones at Altamont.
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Old 04-16-2003, 05:19 PM   #9
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Good music and time have nothing to do with one another!
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Old 04-16-2003, 05:20 PM   #10
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It does in some minds, but not those of true music lovers. Anyone who says they hate the music of a generation doesn't appereciate their own generations music. They can't.
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Old 04-16-2003, 07:00 PM   #11
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Good music and time have nothing to do with one another!
Good point juju. Anyone else agree? What makes good music then. Just the listeners taste? Age? Type? Do musical tastes change as we get older?
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Old 04-16-2003, 10:03 PM   #12
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I have to agree with the 'good music knows no time period' argument, here. I mean, sure, the 70's kicked ass, and it has the highest density of my favorite music (Genesis, Yes, Gentle Giant, ELP, much, much more), but then I stop and remember that I think Glenn Miller kicks ass, too, and Mozart, and Gershwin, and Irving Berlin, and Nine Inch Nails and Billie Holliday and Patsy Cline and Nat King Cole...

I can't possibly pick any one time period over the other...its all good!
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Old 04-17-2003, 09:22 PM   #13
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80's,i think,for there came the Guns'n'Roses
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Old 04-18-2003, 09:00 AM   #14
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The 80's, but I'm biased.

The Smiths, New Order, Depeche Mode, The Cure, .... Sure, some of these bands continued on into the 90's, but they weren't as essential.
*sighs, missing those days*. Well, DM IMO was more essential than most of their counterparts during the 90's, but then again, *I'm* biased too. (laughing)
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Old 04-18-2003, 06:27 PM   #15
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For me, I think I go through phazes. I remember in the eithies I loved stuff like Tears for Fears and Smiths. In the nineties it was a lot of the grunge stuff and now I'm totally into the trip hop Massive Attack, Portishead, Hooverphonic and Weekend Players stuff. Does anyone else like that scene right now?
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