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Favourite decade in music?

Ondes Martenot

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90s - Radiohead, Elliott Smith, Aphex Twin, The Flaming Lips, Bjork, My Bloody Valentine, Jeff Buckley, Blur, Portishead, DJ Shadow, Autechre, R.E.M., Boards of Canada, Tortoise, Pavement


60s - The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Herbie Hancock, Pink Floyd (Syd era), Captain Beefheart, Duke Ellington,


70s - Miles Davis, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, Tim Buckley, Billy Joel, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, George Harrison, John Lennon, Patti Smith, Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed


50s - Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra


00s - Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Coldplay, British Sea Power, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Interpol, Sufjan Stevens


80s - Joy Division, The Smiths, Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, R.E.M., Einstuerzende Neubauten, Tom Waits


rest - good question, huh?


EDIT: jeez, it took some time

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60's for me: The Who, The Rolling Stones, Beatles, Animals, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan etc


50's: Elvis, Louis Armstrong, Sinatra etc


70's: Pink Floyd, Miles Davis etc


00's:Explosions In The Sky, Radiohaed etc


90's: Radiohead, Godspeed You! Black Emperor etc


Rest: Louis Armstrong, classical music etc =80's: Iron Maiden, Metallica

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90 > 60 > 70 > rest.


90s - Radiohead, that's enough for me :cheesy: Not really, Elliott Smith, REM, Air, Blur, The Verve etc.


60s - The Zombies, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Animals, Bob Dylan, The Yardbirds, Gilbert O'Sullivan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground, Marvin Gaye, Bobby Darin, The Doors, The Moody Blues, etc.


70s - Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Queen.


The rest is mostly 40-50s. Especially Billie Holiday and Charles Trenet.

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nik, you start great threads.


i raelly can't decide right now. my mind is all over the place about the U2 concert and other stuff..i'll subconsciously be thinking about it and post later. at the moment i'm thinking the 90s but the 70s was a momumental time in music history...etc...

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I voted for 00s. Why?


Well, it certainly hasn't been a very great decade as far as new stuff goes. Hip hop has completly taken over, and not even interesting hip hop either- completly paint-by-numbers. Add to that a music industry in turmoil from it's own inability to effectivley adapt to changing technology and listening habits, and you've got a big mess.


BUT, this is for the first time, a decade where any layman can have an unprecidented access to music- any place, any era. I can come on here and say how fantastic Wintersleep is, and how amazing they were live when I saw them last Saturday opening for Sam Roberts, and someone in Japan or Brazil or Russia or Austrailia or wherever can look them up and get an idea of who they are.


If I were to go back to the 60's because I liked the music so much, I may have direct access to the whole era, but no one would know what punk rock is. I may love 90's britpop, but I couldn't balance all the arrogance out with a bit of Coldplay when the 90's were actually happening. I don't know anyone who used to be into the older stuff that I like now, so I couldn't find out about it that way. Oldies stations only play what was really popular. This is the first era where all of music's history is openend up for exploring. I can listen to Stars, The Clash, and a bit of Chopin all in one sitting if I want to.


Most importantly, I don't have to rely on the radio to tell me what to listen to anymore. This is Canadian music's golden age in many ways, but hardly anything worth listening to actually gets attention on the airwaves, in spite of Canadian content laws.



Right now, I can find whatever it is on my own. :nice: And that's what I love about this decade.

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