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In your opinion what decade had the best music and what was it about the music that made it the best?

Asked by Adirondackwannabe (32282 points ) September 24th, 2010

Just an easy start the weekend question. I’ve always loved music and have it on constantly. My brother once made the comment my generation (late 1970’s)had the best when it came to music. He grew up with music videos and he always said that they kind of ruined music for his generation. Did they? What was your favorite age of music?

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poisonedantidote's avatar

Early 70´s to late 80´s. and what made it good was talent. people actually had talent and had get to the top by going out there and making them selves known. none of this xfactor crap. in the 70’s and 80’s people made music for others to listen to, by the 90’s, it had become a business.

The music that is made today is mostly crap, and i have some evidence to support my claim. in the 1900’s, kids did not like what adults listened to and vice versa. in the 1920’s it was the same. in the 1950’s it was also the same, parents did not like what their kids listened to, and vice versa. in the 1970’s, it was the same. and when it got to the 80’s (my generation) it was still the same, my parents hated metallica and the stuff i used to listen to. but now, now all the young kids are walking around listening to the same stuff i used to listen to as a kid. they have music from their generation, but a lot of them just dont like it. they rather listen to nirvana and ac/dc. so, to me, this is evidence that music now days is mostly just crap. pumped out with the sole intention to make money.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I’m in love with all the music from the 80’s and the early 90’s. There are few bands/singers in the present that I really like.

DominicX's avatar

The 1890s

The 1890s were around the end of the Romantic period of classical music. I sometimes refer to it as “Late Romantic”. During this time, some of the greatest music known was created. The Nutcracker, La Boheme, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Raymonda, Cavalleria Rusticana, Prince Igor, Pagliacci, Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique Symphony, Manon Lescaut, Also Sprach Zarathustra (better known as the “2001 A Space Odyssey theme”, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, etc.

Some of the greatest ballet and opera was composed during this time. The Late Romantic probably marks my favorite period in classical music and the 1890s is the best of Late Romantic. Don’t get me wrong, I like modern music too (particularly 1990s and 2000s), but the 1890s still trumps all of that. :D

And don’t forget ragtime. :)

Austinlad's avatar

I love big band music (with and without the boy and girl singers) from the ‘40s.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

The 1780s when Mozart was at the height of his powers.

Aster's avatar

@DominicX ‘s choice is how I really feel, that is, what he outlined was high quality music. Far superior to my favorite era of the 1950’s or any era in my opinion. That is my fav because the songs did not sound alike. Each was an original sounding composition with great lyrics written for the love songs. It was happy music. But I also enjoyed Journey, John Denver and many groups from the 1960’s to the ‘80’s. The music now isn’t really music to me; it’s more of a “thump thump” like you’d hear if you had a racoon in the attic. It just doesn’t inspire me.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

I’m with hawaii_jake on this one. Real music was way back when true musical geniuses didn’t have computers and electricity to mess with the sound of an orchestra.

trailsillustrated's avatar

the 90s! and early 2000’s. And, right now!

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