I really don't think there is a 'best' decade for music. Thousands of great albums have been released during every decade since the 1960s, and prescribing some hierarchical order just seems to me like an entirely arbitrary exercise.
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View Poll Results: What was the best decade for music?2000s58.33%1990s58.33%1980s1525.00%1970s1118.33%1960s2338.33%1950s00%pre 195011.67%Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll
- 22-07-2009 01:13
- 22-07-2009 01:16
Cheap Trick, Steve Vai, Racer X, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax and all that lovely Electro pop
- 22-07-2009 01:21
Can't beat the 60s + 70s.
Favourites are the beatles, Queen, hendrix and bowie.
- 22-07-2009 01:27
Pink Floyd were not the best in the 60's... they peaked much later on.
Plus Porcupine Tree weren't in the 60's so no
- 22-07-2009 01:31
100% the best!!!
- 22-07-2009 14:15
Hmmm, I would say the late fifties to the late seventies was proably the best period of popular music.
- 22-07-2009 14:21
Each decade has something good but I'd say the 80s are my favourite. The music was cool + girls looked fantastic.
- 22-07-2009 14:25
This be me favourite period.
Do you got tickets?
(Original post by munn)
- 22-07-2009 14:26
i used to say the 70s because i loved rock, but really the 90s was a much greater decade
for rock fans:
Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Chillis, Radiohead, Oasis, Blur, Nine Inch Nails, Incubus, Rage Against the Machine
for hip hop fans
Wu Tang Clan, Nas. Biggie Smalls, Jay Z, Fugees, Gang Starr, Ice Cube, Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Mobb Deep, Jurassic 5, DJ Shadow
for dance fans
The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Aphex Twin, Chemical Brothers, Orbital, Daft Punk, Goldie, Moby, Underworld
it really was a decade for everyone
- 22-07-2009 19:04
Retarded question that has been done to death. But if I were to say, it'd be 2000's purely because most of the music I listen to has been released in this decade. Although saying it's the 'best' would just make me stupid.
(Original post by Lou Reed)
- 23-07-2009 02:54
getting high and writing great music, the 60s.
bands like the beatles, the doors, the velvet underground, the animals, lou reed, the rolling stones, jefferson airplane, eagles, led zepp, the beach boys, hendrix, pink floyd, bowie, the zombies, the kinks, mama and papas, the yardbirds, iggy pop and THE WHO! (probably more...)
by my taste, thats the best decade hands down...(cant stand most modern, mainstream stuff).
second choice would be 80s, then 70s.
- 23-07-2009 03:21
i would agree to there are some bloody good bands in the 60's, i do like the mod rock, and ska
in the 80's we saw radiohead
80's is a bit far calling that great, the start of pop and one hit wonders
70's was ok, disco and funk, you can hear a lot of that into music, well funky house
90's nothing great there , just pop pop pop, age of the girl bands and boy bands
and your 00's we have seen many changes, from indie and emo taking off, you most forms of dance music hitting the mainstream, no one would of through drum and bass would be so big, or dubstep, when they was unknown out side of london late 90's early 00's
a shame we saw of death of UK garage which pretty much started all these off, people forget that
but calling its the best its a bit far, but then each person makes of music what they want it to, and we all love different types which makes it great
(Original post by Lou Reed)
- 23-07-2009 17:38
some good bands there, like i say 80s were my second choice nothing beats classic rock though
oh and btw - is that helena bonahm carter in your avatar?
- 23-07-2009 19:44
Nowadays, music is made as fast as its sold, as fast as its forgotten. Its for the money nowadays, not for the love of music, and music has devolved. Hardly anything new nowadays that was developed by a person and not a computer synthesiser
- 29-08-2009 23:51
60's & 70's without a doubt, There's been a lot of bands mentioned but I think people are forgetting the soul music of the 60's, especially artists like Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Temptations, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, etc
- 30-08-2009 00:38
Defintely the 60's.