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Opinion: What Decade Had the Best Music?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by spdandpwr, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Valgal

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    Eagles, Boston, Doobie Brothers, Kansas, The Who, Elton John, Steve Miller Band, Linda Ronstadt -- I could go on and on.
     
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    The Rolling Stones era! From the start to present.
     
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    Is that a decade? Oops.

    I have few options because I've only been on this earth for almost 3 decades. And there's something about hearing songs when they're just released on radio, concert, with friends when it's in its prime. I can't back up 80s, 70s, etc.
    Also, Sublime. Shit, not a decade either.
     
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    The actual answer is "1965 through 1977".
    Yes...more than a decade, but the "era" is what's important here.
    1964 still had us "Wanting to hold her hand"... 1978 saw the emergence of disco... so, yeah...65 to 77!
     
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    Even though some hoopleheads insist their personal preference is the only possible correct answer, every decade in the past 400 years has produced listenable music and many have produced great music. Choosing one that is best is not possible. There are too many variables in the music and too many different tastes. It is also folly to choose a decade based upon a single musical composition, however great. That is, unless your droogs insist on it or you have discerned the true definition and thematic importance of colitas.

    Hope that opinion doesn't put a bustle in anyone's hedgerow.

    If I could listen to music from just one decade, I would choose the 1780's, Mozart's most productive mature decade. Were I to lose my hearing, I would miss music from that decade the most.
     
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    Heart, Stevie Nicks - Fleetwood Mac, Blue Oyster Cult, -- my husband's favorite Molly Hatchet, Lynyrd Skynyrd and other Southern Fried Rock musicians - me meh not so much.
     
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    ...oh, and to back up my point, the following albums were released in this era:
    Rubber Soul
    Help!
    Sgt. Pepper
    Revolver
    White Album
    Abbey Road
    Let It Be
    Let it Bleed
    Sticky Fingers
    Exile on Main Street
    Highway 61 Revisited
    Blonde on Blonde
    Blood on the Tracks
    Tommy
    Who's Next
    Aqualung
    Thick as a Brick
    Tumbleweed Connection
    Madman Across the Water
    Tea for the Tillerman
    Sweet Baby James
    Black Sabbath
    Pronounced
    Every worthwhile Eagles album
    Bustin' Out
    The Captain & Me
    Toulouse Street
    Night Moves
    Born to Run
    Wild, Innocent & E Street Shuffle
    Welcome to Asbury Park
    Imagine
    Moondance
    Tupulo Honey
    Every Picture Tells a Story
    Chicago II
    Bayou Country
    Green River
    Willy & the Poorboys
    Cosmo's Factory
    Pendulum
    Led Zepplin 1, 2, 3 & 4
    Clouds
    All of Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Fragile
    Court of the Crimson King
    Selling England by the Pound
    Foxtrot
    Frampton Comes Alive
    CSN
    Deja Vu
    Love it to Death
    Killer
    Tres Hombres
    Fandango

    I have a lot more, but this list alone should make the point!
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    The corporate record companies of the Era thank you.
     
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    For me it’s not a decade, or era, or genre. I’m not a person who plays music all the time and don’t much care for background music. But when the mood strikes, I select my music and zone out for an hour or two.


    I’m just too fickle with too many favorites to pick one decade.

    60’s 70’s music for my nostalgic moments,
    Classical music from the 1750’s to the 1820’s for sheer beauty and complexity in so many different forms,
    Other times its a single song by a single artist, i.e. Eagles ‘Hotel California’, Andrew Lloyd Weber ‘Memory’, or Roy Rogers ‘Happy Trails’, my list is endless so I’ll spare you...:haha:
     
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    I had my teen years in the 90's and loved that music (even though an earsore to most) but now older, I have to agree, 70's has the music that consistently stays the best, no matter how many decades go by.

    I do like some 80's stuff too, but that's more fun than what I'd call timeless/iconic.
     
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    A few months ago, I'm at my local sports bar...bartender is a 20something female... music playing is some sort of Pandora "70s" station... These four songs play in order - Baba O'Reilly, Simple Man, Where to Now Saint Peter? and Let it Be.
    As she brings me my next beer, she says, "I gotta admit - your generation had absolutely the best songs ever."

    Mic drop.
     
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