Discussion Favorite Decade for music?

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If you could only listen to music released in one decade which would you choose?

  • 2020s

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2010s

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2000s

    Votes: 1 3.4%
  • 1990s

    Votes: 6 20.7%
  • 1980s

    Votes: 9 31.0%
  • 1970s

    Votes: 6 20.7%
  • 1960s

    Votes: 4 13.8%
  • 1950s

    Votes: 1 3.4%
  • 1940s

    Votes: 1 3.4%
  • 1930s or earlier

    Votes: 1 3.4%

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Diamond Member
Nov 16, 2006
Yes. I figured age would be a huge component.

Though I expected the 80s to win because I have noticed comments under a lot of 80's music like: "I wasn't even born in the 80s, but its my favorite music". IMO it's the peak before a lot of digital processing dragged it down later.

I stumbled upon some of those YouTube biggest hit every month videos from something like the 1930's till now. While there is occasional good stuff everywhere, it's the mid to late 1960s where it really starts getting good for me, and the 1990s it starts getting bad.

As rock music fan, I can't imagine people leaving out Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin.

- True, I was born in the 80's and still too young to actually listen to music then, but its a helluva era for rock and roll.

I think rock bands from the 60's and 70's suffer a bit of "Seinfeld Isn't Funny" thanks to being pioneers in the genre, the bands that came up in the 80's and early 90's really matured rock and roll *a lot*. Combined with the increase in accessibility and fewer gatekeepers meant way more stuff could actually get out there and reach the ears of listeners.

Late and post 90's got hit with a double whammy over over commercialization and over accessibility. There are some incredible post grunge era bands out there (the doom metal/ stoner rock genre pioneered by Kyuss and Queens of the Stone age had a real golden age in the late 90's early 00's) but there are SO GOD DAMN MANY options now with streaming and such that its incredibly difficult for anything to really float above the noise. Listeners can also currate and dial in on personal preference so much that its hard for genres to evolve in a big way when everyone wants and can to listen to something familiar that they like there is far less serendipitous "Oh wow that was different and everyone liked that" in the air in general nowadays.
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Diamond Member
Apr 3, 2006
The Stones = meh, Zep has some decent tracks, and the Beatles were great and all but I'd have to leave too much behind picking the 60s over the 90s. Essentially no punk music, only primitive electronic music, no rap, only very early examples of funk.

If you are into funk and punk, their heyday was in the 1970s. As far as the lack of electronic music and rap, I would count that as a positive.


No Lifer
Apr 3, 2001
If you are into funk and punk, their heyday was in the 1970s. As far as the lack of electronic music and rap, I would count that as a positive.
The only think you're right about is funk, but good funk continued to be produced afterwards. Punk only got better in the following decades.