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The Dragon
01 Mar 24 20:47
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for me 70s was the best coz it had evertything -so diverse and it was my teenage yearsCool

closley followed by the 80,s
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Report Aspro March 1, 2024 8:54 PM GMT
70's and first half the 80's... went downhill thereafter

90's improved a bit with bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and a few others. By the time the Noughties arrived I lost interest altogether.
Report The Dragon March 1, 2024 8:55 PM GMT
birds of a feather aspCool
Report Hayden March 1, 2024 8:55 PM GMT
It's an age thing probably but i'd say 70s and 80s pretty well matched but a distance to the 3rd place
Report Aspro March 1, 2024 8:56 PM GMT
Indeed Dragon, although I will confess to topping up my music library with a bit of 60's lately.
Report The Dragon March 1, 2024 9:02 PM GMT
aye some great tunes in 60s to

but the thing is iis it an age thing or is good music just good music despite the era in which it was released

eg straus

and then how is musical choice affected by culture and background

eg my wife who is from an ethnic background (caribbean) hates abba but loves adeleCrazy
Report Aspro March 1, 2024 9:05 PM GMT
I can reason with that Dragon. Abba is more Disco/Pop whereas Adele is more soul.
Report The Dragon March 1, 2024 9:10 PM GMT
my wife (a lot youngrt thean me listens to radio 1 extra)

I listen to planet rock

but aftr all these years i am so tuned into radio 1 extra coz i have no choice

70 and 80s still the best ever

as you get older you accommodate and chill
Report Aspro March 1, 2024 9:17 PM GMT
Absolute Classic Rock is my favoured station, but for 60's/70's/80's nostalgia I usually tune into Greatest Hits Radio
Report The Dragon March 1, 2024 9:33 PM GMT
70s rck best ever
Report tobermory March 1, 2024 9:38 PM GMT
1- 80s
2- 60s
3- 70s
4- 50s
Report Aspro March 1, 2024 9:40 PM GMT
You must be younger than us Tobes Grin
Report Deptford March 1, 2024 10:03 PM GMT
I was the first punk in Deptford, what a time that was, but also loved and still do House music, had some great times in Ibiza for many a year, I am 60 now and still love listening to it.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- March 1, 2024 10:11 PM GMT
80s

70s

60s

90s
Report ronnie rails March 1, 2024 10:13 PM GMT
Deptford
first went to Ibiza in 1978 great days sad to say gone for ever best music imho the Tamla Mowtown days .
Hope you are well.
Feeling a bit old Ronnie.
Report Analyst March 1, 2024 10:17 PM GMT
I always think people like their teenage years - 1976-1986 was a good 10 years for me for music.

Clash/Jam then Joy Division then new Romantics with people like Ramones running in the background - mellowed a bit into Dire Straits, but then supped up with the Pogues.

The period 1963-1966 had some interesting stuff though with Motown/Beatles/Stones/Who/Dylan.
Report Analyst March 1, 2024 10:17 PM GMT
I always think people like their teenage years - 1976-1986 was a good 10 years for me for music.

Clash/Jam then Joy Division then new Romantics with people like Ramones running in the background - mellowed a bit into Dire Straits, but then supped up with the Pogues.

The period 1963-1966 had some interesting stuff though with Motown/Beatles/Stones/Who/Dylan.
Report stu March 2, 2024 7:46 AM GMT
Think it depends on your favourite type of music - for example I love some 90s stuff because I'm quite into the heavy metal types of all sorts e.g. Megadeth, Metallica, Ozzy.

So of course I also love the classic rock periods 70s (Rainbow, Queen etc amazing), and even 80s when it was a little more popular Metal (Bon Jovi, Europe, Def Leppard, ACDC etc).

I even like a lot of modern stuff that is more on the heavy end - Ozzy's new album (is top one, get it if you like him), Slipnot, Five Finger Death Punch, System of a Down.

Then early noughties was some great stuff like Evanescence around.

Think caveat is that some stuff I like (heavy metal) wouldn't have always been singles or 'chart' types always, more albums.

Oddly, despite all that heavy stuff, I also love Abba Laugh
Report PorcupineorPineapple March 2, 2024 8:58 AM GMT
My musical youth could be cut down to Def Leppard > Metallica > Nirvana > REM.

But got to say, once grunge had come and gone the 90s was an absolute load of crap. Britpop was absolute toilet in general with maybe half a dozen good albums in the end. And, sorry but nu-metal may be the worst genre to ever stalk the earth.


60s is the best surely. Simply having the Beatles, the Kinks and the Stones all releasing some of the greatest music ever written within a few short years. Add in the Beach Boys, Love, Scott Walker, Motown, Hendrix, Simon and Garfunkel, Dylan, Velvet Underground. Just extraordinary.

Can probably throw a towel over the 70s and 80s for me. 70s had some really interesting and experimental stuff such as Bowie, Roxy Music and early Police, XTC, Television etc. But the 80s just refined all that into some of the greatest pop music ever, before the big record companies decided getting a pretty face to front committee-room pop was the way to go later in the decade.
Report Storm Alert March 2, 2024 9:37 AM GMT
70's. At school loved Glam Rock, Bowie, Alice Cooper and Slade in particular. Soon moved on rock bands, Sabbath, Led Zep, Pink Floyd and Deep Purple. Even quite enjoyed the disco and punk era's. Concerts were great and cheap enough to go regularly...

Its always possible to discover a 'gem' album missed first time round.
Report PorcupineorPineapple March 2, 2024 9:39 AM GMT
Only got into early Alice Cooper in the last year or so. Why did no-one tell me it was that good? He'd always just been the Poison guy.
Report Storm Alert March 2, 2024 9:52 AM GMT
Welcome to My Nightmare is a fantastic album.
Report mecca March 2, 2024 10:49 AM GMT
3 years either side of Jilted John... that's about my era
Report The Dragon March 2, 2024 10:49 AM GMT
Alice Copper is brilliant his early albums are some of the best in my vinyl collection - some great tunes , lyrics and guitar riffs
Report stu March 2, 2024 10:55 AM GMT
Forgot to add one of my favourite bands that made me love some 80s/90s music - Green Day - and had great longevity as a band too so spanned decades from 80's up to present...
Report stu March 2, 2024 10:56 AM GMT
I think when your favourites last a long time, then the exact decade becomes a bit less important for your music choice.
Report loui March 2, 2024 11:05 AM GMT
70s defo, dragon spot on with the diversity , Mary Hopkins to the the sex pistols
Report stu March 2, 2024 11:08 AM GMT
I should really say 90s for Green Day, as they barely made 80s, and they are one of the bands that really meant the 90s was still a decent decade for music, as well as the 2000s onwards...
Report loui March 2, 2024 11:42 AM GMT
Later on, do like a bit of Nickelback
Report salmon spray March 2, 2024 12:05 PM GMT
The 60s was the most innovative if you assume Rock'n'roll was essentially ryhthm and blues with a white face. I was about to say the 60s till I noticed Steely Dan weren't  formed till 1971. The 70s probably had more depth with Young,Springsteen and Mitchell producing their best albums and an awful lot of classic albums from a great host of others.
Report PorcupineorPineapple March 2, 2024 1:14 PM GMT
I think the growth of bands like The Beatles, The Kinks and The Beach Boys over a few short years was just ridiculous. John and Paul go from Love Me Do to Rubber Soul in 3 years. 3 years! Rubber Sould and Revolver are released in the space of 8 months, and they even have the time to release Paperback Writer and Rain in between.

Look at the journey of Brian Wilson from creating brilliant pop surf songs to then doing Pet Sounds and Surf's Up later on.

Same with The Kinks. Innovative blues rock of You Really Got Me in 64 to Village Green, Arthur and Lola (surely the greatest 3-album run ever) later in the decade.



Just don't think any decade can compete with that level of innovation and creativity. Just imagine being 20 years old in 65 and having all that coming out one after the other.







My mum and dad basically were 20 in 65 btw. Well 22. And from Liverpool. They literally had the Beatles in The Cavern a bus ride away. But not for them. They spent the decade listening to the crooners. Englebert. Johnny Mathis. I'll never understand how they managed to miss all that.
Report Lee Ho Fooks March 2, 2024 1:31 PM GMT
70's for me but I've seen this after just watching Tin Soldier by the Small Faces & now I'm not so sure
Report stu March 2, 2024 2:26 PM GMT
Living through it, as a younger person, the 80s seemed like trash a lot of the time.

But, looking back in retrospect I realised how many good acts there actually were producing music across the 80s, and even much of the more pop stuff (Duran Duran etc) was actually very decent music written and played by the actual artists.

It couldn't compete for 'invention' with something like the 60s, as 80s was a lot more produced as a sound, but still some very talented musicians around in it, and in comparison some far more impressive actual production of sound achieved in many ways.

My only bugbear with the 90s was that it spawned areas like rap and dance music that to me spoilt music forever. Even though there are occasional areas of those sounds I like.
Report steerforth March 2, 2024 2:26 PM GMT
There was some absolute dross in every decade, but alongside that there was innovation and imagination from 63 to around th eend of the 70s. The best of 70s and 80s couldn't have happened without the 60s revolution. I went from infant to teenager in the 60s and was totally aware of the cultural shift that was happening, it will always be the sound track to growing up.
Report lfc1971 March 2, 2024 3:23 PM GMT
1960s/1970s   best songs ,, which when all is said and done is what counts

With a large part of the best in the 1970s merely being a continuation of the music and artists of the 60s

A lot of the rest in the 70s was enjoyable but lacked real depth to be considered ,,, with exceptions such as Springsteen

80s music too tinny
Report lfc1971 March 2, 2024 3:28 PM GMT
Again exceptions in the 80s such as REM …

But even then as good as they were ,,, they didn’t write quite right something as good
as Midnight Train to Georgia  or Galveston … true timeless classics that are in a different league
Report lfc1971 March 2, 2024 3:42 PM GMT
Just listen to that simple guitar intro and then Glen Campbells voice comes in … game over
Report mecca March 2, 2024 9:30 PM GMT
I'm guessing that not many of the forumites on here are watching the brit awards tonight then?
Report PorcupineorPineapple March 2, 2024 9:50 PM GMT
Got it on.

Just said to the family that I'm officially getting old as I hardly know any of these people.
Report mecca March 2, 2024 9:57 PM GMT
seen less flesh on a porno video
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