What is the best decade for music?

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What is the best decade for music?

Poll ended at Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:42 am

60`s
1
33%
70`s
2
67%
80`s
0
No votes
90`s
0
No votes
00`s
0
No votes
teens.
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No votes
 
Total votes: 3

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What is the best decade for music?

Postby Frank » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:42 am

I think we all have a favourite period for music, I have liked some music from most decades but, as a whole I think the 60`s and 70`s were , without doubt the best time ever. The 60`s were a great time for varied music, in the charts you would find the latest pop like the Beetles and the Stones alongside folk orientated offerings from Simon and Garfunkel, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Middle of the road stuff from Perry Como and Shirley Bassey next to jazz from Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk.

Younger readers might have to ask their parents about some of these artists :lol:
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Re: What is the best decade for music?

Postby 50th » Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:52 am

I graduated high school in 1975, I voted for the 70's as there were many "super groups" in that decade. Like the Bee Gee's .
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Re: What is the best decade for music?

Postby josta59 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:28 pm

The whole century of recorded music has been pretty amazing. I like it all, though I tend to spend the most time on the cutting edge, hearing stuff released to the Web in the last few months. I like to hear what's "now" in recorded sound best.

I heard it said recently that the music of your teenage years is your soundtrack for life, since those are your formative and impressionable years, so that's what will stick with you. What's stuck with me the most has been '90s grunge, and that's what I like to play at open-mic nights since it's easiest for me to remember and still elicits an emotional and nostalgic response within me when I hear it.
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Re: What is the best decade for music?

Postby Frank » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:04 pm

I think you are right about the music you grow up with being your soundtrack for life, though I wonder if that holds true so much these days. as more music seems to be sold on download than on actual vinyl or disc. I still have the first album and single I bought in the mid 60`s, but catching part of a documentary about the changes to the record industry I was struck by one guy explaining his listening habits, saying that "he downloads something, plays the s**t out of it for a couple of weeks then scrubs it and downloads something else". I just don`t understand that viewpoint.

I am with you guys about the Bee Gees and Grunge. I listened to a lot of the Bee Gees as a straight pop act in the 60`s and when they re-invented themselves as a disco band in the 70`s. I like some of Nirvana, and REM,(I think they are Grunge, to be honest there have been so many music styles over the years I have trouble knowing just what is what), I also like Seether, who I understand are "post grunge" :? I love the 60`s and 70`s and think the 80`s are probably the last decade where I liked more stuff than disliked or just did not give a damn about. There is still some good stuff coming out but, for me, less and less each decade.
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Re: What is the best decade for music?

Postby Frank » Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:43 pm

Thanks for the input guys. I think this was always going to bring out some strong opinions.
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Re: What is the best decade for music?

Postby gibbs » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:42 pm

In my opinion this would be something that I would find difficult to give a definitive answer as I will quite happily listen to some things from the 60's and 70's but I will also happily listen to things people have created recently using Yamaha's vocaloid software
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Re: What is the best decade for music?

Postby McCoy » Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:23 pm

For me it's an easy answer, the 70's but then my favourite artists is Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Bob Seger & Jackson Browne among many.
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Re: What is the best decade for music?

Postby Frank » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:11 am

The 70`s were my second choice.

I have always loved the singer/songwriters though mainly the girls, Carole King, Joni Mitchel, Joan Baez and so on but have not listened to much Neil Young though I have not long picked up "unplugged" and am enjoying it.
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Re: What is the best decade for music?

Postby McCoy » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:15 am

That was the album that introduced Neil Young to me. Now I've got 50+ albums with Neil, solo and in different constelations. He'll grow on you. Try to listen to Harvest as the next one.
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Re: What is the best decade for music?

Postby Frank » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:01 am

Thanks, I`ll keep an eye out for that one.
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