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Poll: Which decade had the best overall music (109 member(s) have cast votes)

Which decade had the best overall music

  1. Further Back (2 votes [2.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.00%

  2. 40s (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 50s (1 votes [1.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.00%

  4. 60s (7 votes [7.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.00%

  5. 70s (10 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  6. 80s (37 votes [37.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.00%

  7. 90s (25 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  8. 00s (5 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  9. Present Day (13 votes [13.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.00%

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#1

Posted 30 June 2013 - 05:19 PM

Opinions?

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:10 PM

I dunno man. I voted for the sixties because that's where most music after that took inspiration from and where a lot of experimentation happened (although there was still a lot after the 60s). Most great psychedelic rock was made then.I don't really know a lot about the 50s apart from the beginning of Rock and a lot of genre defining jazz. Don't know a lot about the 40s either. The 70s had the very beginning of hip-hop, punk, post-punk, a ton of prog rock; the 80s had hardcore punk, post-hardcore, the early emo scene, some great hip-hop, the beginning of alternative rock and the branching of it into stuff like jangle pop, shoegaze, dream pop etc. The 90s took that stuff even further, "indie" rock became a thing, arguably the best era of hip-hop until right now. The 2000s was great for indie type stuff too. It's kinda too early too talk about the 2010s but so far so good. Looks like there's gonna be a good R&B scene for this decade. Honestly though? The 60s is probably my favourite era, but every era has really groundbreaking music.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:22 PM

I'll say the 80's. I love all of the rock/metal produced in the 1980's era. The 70's come right behind that.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:22 PM

For me, it probably would be the 1980s.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:30 PM

The 1980's all the way tounge2.gif

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:01 AM

Further back fo sho

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:14 AM

Jeez that's a tough one. I honestly can't pick between the 60's or the 80's. I'm going to have to have a think about this one.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:58 AM

80's not doubt, Heavy Metal was amazing in this golden years. inlove.gif

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:24 AM

I accidentally hit "present day" but I meant to hit "further back" since the 30s is objectively the best decade of music in every way. Damn shame, but what can you do

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:36 AM

obviously most people are going to pick the 80's because that's the demographic of this forum.

but anyone who's voting honestly knows that the correct answer is the 60's cool.gif

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:25 PM

I subjectively chose 90s, but it's a fact that the 60s were the best decade for music.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:37 PM

QUOTE (lzw3 @ Monday, Jul 1 2013, 10:14)
Jeez that's a tough one. I honestly can't pick between the 60's or the 80's. I'm going to have to have a think about this one.

I decided on the 60's.

With the likes of Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Russel Morris the answer should have been clear all along.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:56 PM

QUOTE (lzw3 @ Monday, Jul 1 2013, 13:37)
QUOTE (lzw3 @ Monday, Jul 1 2013, 10:14)
Jeez that's a tough one. I honestly can't pick between the 60's or the 80's. I'm going to have to have a think about this one.

I decided on the 60's.

With the likes of Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Russel Morris the answer should have been clear all along.

I voted 60s too, don't forget the doors, the beatles and bob dylan were also from then, I could go on naming bands and artists from the 60s forever. It doesn't really matter what genre of music you pick from the 60s chances are it was heavily influential on the music that came after it. Of course in the end it all comes down to personal opinion and taste and I really like some of the music from the 70s and 90s as well as the blues from well before the 60s.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:30 PM

Hard to say. 60s or 70s. 60s were what the 70s wanted to be but didn't have the lame Disco and KISS moneymaking bullsh*t. Also no f*cking arena rock bands like Boston or f*cking Jefferson Starship. That said, the 70s definitely featured a lot more innovative music makers. Jazz was great in the 60s, but Miles Davis' Bitches Brew really paved the way to marry a lot of more traditionally acoustic musics with electric music and sound modulation. Plus the motherf*cking Stooges.

The 80s were gay. Like, Rob Halford gay.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:13 PM Edited by _____, 01 July 2013 - 08:16 PM.

It's kind of early to tell, but I chose this decade. It's either this one or the previous one for me. There's so much music being made right now and lots of good stuff if you know where to look. Most of the "new" stuff I find nowadays was made recently.

I'm more of an electronic music guy myself so I am a little biased towards the (mostly late) '70s, '80s, and '90s. They all had awesome music and were the years when new genres were invented, so I have a lot of respect for the music back then, but I still think the present or the recent years have more to offer simply because music is the most evolved right now. Surely there's more crap now than ever, but there's also a lot of good music to be found if your tastes are broad enough.

QUOTE (Moonshield @ Monday, Jul 1 2013, 22:30)
The 80s were gay. Like, Rob Halford gay.

Not sure what you are referring to exactly. On a serious note, the correct shortened form for the 1980s is '80s.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:16 PM

Being a dude who's sort of known for having a handy knowledge of music from the last 60 years or so it would probably surprise the sh*t out of people that I said "Present Day" but I have a slightly different take on things.

I think if you turn on the radio today you're likely to hear one sh*tty overly produced, cookie cutter song after another, there's no getting around that. However, technology and decades of formatted music is giving truly savvy music artists today room to explore and chase down sounds from the past and present and marry them into something new and interesting in the same way if you asked me what era of the internet do I like better I would say present day, it works the fastest, taps into everything available and at it's absolute best produces something new. I feel the same way about music. Everything that came before teaches us something we can build upon for inspiring new directions and sounds. You don't have to absorb it all, everyone has their preferences of course but there are more options than ever now to chase down whatever you are in the mood to listen to or participate in, in ways that just weren't possible before without spending a ton of money and resources.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:56 PM

QUOTE (_____ @ Monday, Jul 1 2013, 16:13)
QUOTE (Moonshield @ Monday, Jul 1 2013, 22:30)
The 80s were gay. Like, Rob Halford gay.

Not sure what you are referring to exactly. On a serious note, the correct shortened form for the 1980s is '80s.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:23 PM

I had to go with the '70's, although I'd have to say that the '60's were definitely on par. I picked the former due to the fact that I love prog rock from that time. Pink Floyd, Genesis, King Crimson, ELO were all brilliant along with other great artists like Jethro Tull, Supertramp, Beggars Opera, and, of course, Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours".

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:26 PM

I voted for the 90s simply because that was a great decade for me. I discovered a LOT of great music during those years. I didn't see much point in voting for the 60s (even though I like a lot of music from that era) simply because I wasn't around to experience it first hand.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:16 PM

90's and 80's were the best, 00's were pretty good until near the end, current decade might be the worst era ever, I'd rather get hit by a monster truck then listen to Lil Wayne's garbage.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:22 PM

I'd have to go with the 1980's icon14.gif

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:39 PM

Right now. "Right now" is the most interesting and experimental period of music there will ever be, because you've always got the rest of music history backing it up. Every artist is influenced by those that came before them, and nobody is truly "original" in the true sense of the word (and that's not a bad thing), taking the bits they like of one act and bits they like from another and throwing them all together to create their own unique sound. Thanks to the constantly increasing accessibility of music from all periods to everyone, and the fall in price and technical know-how needed for producing music personally everyone can have a go. This may mean it is more difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff, but there is a lot more of the good stuff out there.

Never let anybody tell you that "music today" is sh*t. Whether that's today, tomorrow or in 20 years time. There will always be music you like being made by someone somewhere, you just have to look for it.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:01 AM

In my opinion, the 1970's produced the most solid music.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:15 AM

QUOTE (I So Brink @ Monday, Jul 1 2013, 17:39)
Never let anybody tell you that "music today" is sh*t.

but it IS sh*t wink.gif

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:37 AM

Tough... I'd say modern day is great followed closely by the 90's. I mean, just listen to some of this stuff. Our music today is definitely not appreciated to the fullest and so much stuff falls under the radar. The majority of the radio sucks, sure, but look beyond that:









etc etc etc... I could go on forever.Just give our music today a chance and you'll find so many gems hidden away under the less desirable music. ph34r.gif ph34r.gif

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:43 AM

QUOTE (I So Brink @ Monday, Jul 1 2013, 23:39)
There will always be music you like being made by someone somewhere, you just have to look for it.

I was feeling a little meh since you sort of echoed my sentiments with only slightly different verbiage but that's a great summary statement and a positive way to direct people away from their own complacency in not seeking out quality music. Seek and ye shall find.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:35 AM

QUOTE (Trinette @ Monday, Jul 1 2013, 18:37)
The majority of the radio sucks, sure, but look beyond that:

[youtube]ea0MOWQm8Cw

[youtube]C-9IGld1qos

[youtube]emwR9McHd3k

[youtube]b_6fgotqVHM

well that music doesn't suck... but it's awfully boring.

my problem with music "today" isn't necessarily that its bad.
a lot of isn't bad.

my problem with music today is that it's utterly soulless.
you really don't hear much (if any) passion or emotion in modern music. it's all so highly digitized, heavily produced, and overly-perfected in the studio that it really becomes void of any true feeling. dare I say that each of the videos you posted illustrates my point exactly... it's not bad music but it's quite forgettable.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:51 AM

QUOTE (El_Diablo @ Monday, Jul 1 2013, 21:35)
QUOTE (Trinette @ Monday, Jul 1 2013, 18:37)
The majority of the radio sucks, sure, but look beyond that:

[youtube]ea0MOWQm8Cw

[youtube]C-9IGld1qos

[youtube]emwR9McHd3k

[youtube]b_6fgotqVHM

well that music doesn't suck... but it's awfully boring.

my problem with music "today" isn't necessarily that its bad.
a lot of isn't bad.

my problem with music today is that it's utterly soulless.
you really don't hear much (if any) passion or emotion in modern music. it's all so highly digitized, heavily produced, and overly-perfected in the studio that it really becomes void of any true feeling. dare I say that each of the videos you posted illustrates my point exactly... it's not bad music but it's quite forgettable.

I can see where you're coming from with that. I'll agree that those songs I posted were some of the ones that take a bit more time to get into. An example of what might fit your description of music with soul and feeling in it would be (in my opinion):





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctgb_28ESyw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1npX5-CP0A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw3ruwwewFo

It's definitely a matter of taste but these are just a few of many that have feeling and/or production quality that isn't amped up too much. There's too much out there and it would be unfortunate if a lot of people couldn't get lost within it all. ph34r.gif ph34r.gif

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:52 AM

QUOTE (Shenmue18 @ Monday, Jul 1 2013, 23:16)
90's and 80's were the best, 00's were pretty good until near the end, current decade might be the worst era ever, I'd rather get hit by a monster truck then listen to Lil Wayne's garbage.

Damn son. Every decade had it's bad stuff. Every decade had it's manufactured pop hits. There are tons of great artists that are just slightly less mainstream than what you'll hear on the radio.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:56 AM

QUOTE (Adam_ @ Tuesday, Jul 2 2013, 11:52)
QUOTE (Shenmue18 @ Monday, Jul 1 2013, 23:16)
90's and 80's were the best, 00's were pretty good until near the end, current decade might be the worst era ever, I'd rather get hit by a monster truck then listen to Lil Wayne's garbage.

Damn son. Every decade had it's bad stuff. Every decade had it's manufactured pop hits. There are tons of great artists that are just slightly less mainstream than what you'll hear on the radio.

The manufactured pop hits in the 80's were awesome though.




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