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Best band by decade

Pick a band (only one) for each decade from 1960 to the present.

1960's : The Beatles
1970's : Sex Pistols
1980's : The Cars
1990's : Morcheeba
2000's : Gorillaz
Permalink Send private email xampl 
July 10th, 2007 9:26pm
Best Band & Best Album. (Rock)

1960's  Beatles  Sgt. Pepper's
1970's  Stones    Exile on Main Street
1980's  U2        Joshua Tree
1990's  Nirvana  Nevermind
Permalink one man shopper 
July 10th, 2007 9:37pm
1960's : The Beatles
1970's : Tangerine Dream
1980's : Depeche Mode
1990's : Cranberries
2000's : ???
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 10th, 2007 10:13pm
Apparently taste has disappeared gradually over the decades.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 10th, 2007 10:17pm
I just going on opinion.  Not too much of a fan for stuff 80s  and earlier.


1960's : Hendrix
1970's : Santana
1980's : Vanilla Ice (kiddding, hehe, ????)
1990's : Nirvana
2000's : Linkin Park (last cd flopped)
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 10th, 2007 10:18pm
I would've put Guns and Roses in there. Admittedly not much good music ever did come from the 80s.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 10th, 2007 10:21pm
Linkin Park? Shit, is music nowadays that bad that they're considered the best?
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 10th, 2007 10:21pm
"Linkin Park?" -bah, you dont like mainstream stuff.  It is ok.  They aren't that bad and probably per albums sold, probably one of the best.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 10th, 2007 10:26pm
I like mainstream from the era before marketers started pushing albums, and music was "naturally" popular (pre-1980s). Then the record companies realized that they could manufacture popularity, and from then on popular music went downhill.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 10th, 2007 10:28pm
Hendrix is good, but not Beatles.  Nirvana is correct. Otherwise, Bot's list is a joke.

Colm, do you have a list?  Guns and Roses could take the 80s.  I considered it very seriously. 

Depeche Mode.  Iconic, but the best?  Also Violator was 1990, so that gave me pause. I considered and dismissed talking heads for the same reasons. 

Xampl falls off the rails in the 1990s and 2000s and Clash over the Sex Pistols.
Permalink one man shopper 
July 10th, 2007 10:29pm
These fucking lists are all subjective anyway.  Yes I dig Linkin Park but I also like DJs like BT, Tiesto in terms of music are way more powerful, but I was trying to relate.

Gorillaz is ok, I give them 1 or 2 more albums.  People say radiohead is good but I don't like them.  I liked Perfect Circle or Rage against the Machine in terms of top bands.  Rock bands anyway.  Also in the 90s, 2pac was the best rap artist.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 10th, 2007 10:35pm
> I like mainstream from the era before marketers started
> pushing albums,

I'm not so sure.  If you compare the UK and the US Beatles releases up until Rubber Soul & Revolver the track selections for "the same" album are sometimes very different.  This was largely done by the record company deciding which songs would be hits and dividing the hits out across albums and adding filler.  Naturally when Rubber Soul arrived it was a masterpiece and the Beatles a phenomenon so even the marketers had the sense to just stand back.

Perhaps the phenomenon you're sensing is the rise of MTV?  Music became about the artist and the image of the artist more than the song.  MTV also became so dominant in the rise of artists that things reflect a single company's vision and feel manufactured.
Permalink one man shopper 
July 10th, 2007 10:51pm
Iron Maiden rulezz the 80s.
and
Duran Duran..wohooo
Permalink Yogi Bear 
July 10th, 2007 10:55pm
>Perhaps the phenomenon you're sensing is the rise of MTV?

Possibly, yeah. I'm not exactly sure what it was, but I'm sure that there was a point in the early 80s/late 70s where the record companies discovered that somehow they could make very patently bad music into a hit by marketing it right. It may well have been MTV which did that.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 10th, 2007 11:07pm
Ok Colm, anti up.  What is your favorite band in the last decade or band since year 2000.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 10th, 2007 11:11pm
it is ante-up isn't it.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 10th, 2007 11:13pm
I have several. Muse, A Perfect Circle, Ozomatli, Orbital, Jurassic 5, Future Sound of London, Tool... I don't know if I could choose a favorite.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 10th, 2007 11:14pm
"Depeche Mode.  Iconic, but the best?"

I don't know man, there was lots of stuff but nothing really stood out in the 1980s.

"I considered and dismissed talking heads for the same reasons."

Ok, I guess Talking Heads was better than Depeche Mode. I mean, I still listen to my heads albums, but not Depeche, so there you go.

I can't really think of much from the 80s that I still listen to other than field recordings of ethnic music.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 10th, 2007 11:17pm
Bot's right about Santana.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 10th, 2007 11:24pm
80's - How about the Police? The Jam ?
Permalink Yogi Bear 
July 10th, 2007 11:37pm
80's - Genesis
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 10th, 2007 11:46pm
and didn't Fleetwood Mac outsell EVERYBODY in the 80s?
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 10th, 2007 11:47pm
Definitely Klaus Schulze - past, present and beyond. Period.
Permalink Dan Denman 
July 11th, 2007 12:10am
Better than Johannes Schmoelling? Bah!
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 11th, 2007 12:45am
I like Tangerine Dream, but in terms of Electronica, they weren't as influential as Kraftwerk.

I picked the Sex Pistols because they were the band that broke everyone out of the "Pat Boone" doldrums.  Before: Ho-hum blah more of the same.  After: OMG, we can say 'fuck' on a track.  And several times!  And still sell a million copies!
Permalink xampl 
July 11th, 2007 7:58am
Bot, check out Paul Van Dyk if you like BT and Tiesto.
Permalink el 
July 11th, 2007 8:19am
For my money, nobody can touch Zamfir, "Master of the Pan Flute".
Permalink Anonymous Asshat 
July 11th, 2007 9:11am

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