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Your best year/s in music

MrMarcus

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mine was 1984-85 because:

1. Purple rain

2. All of the 4 "superstars" of the 80's (MJ, Prince, Madonna, Springsteen) had a phenomenal year (1984)

3. Do they know it's christmas?

4. Live aid (OMG...kids born during this event can legally drink in Ontario now...I'm old!)

5. relax...don't do it!

6. Electro & breakdancing

7. Legend...my first introduction to reggae music

8. New order: Blue Monday (actually released in 1983, but it was still hot in 84)

9. Huge year for new wave

10. Around the world in a day
 

rswbrixton

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I was there in 1984 , lived it , breathed it . Great decade in music and life.


80's goin to happen again !!
 

MrMarcus

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Originally posted by rswbrixton
I was there in 1984 , lived it , breathed it . Great decade in music and life.

where? Live Aid? that was 85. I remember camping out in front of the TV all day all night watching it...seems like it was just yesterday :(
 
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wakipaki

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Without a doubt, 92-95, when it all came together,

The best hip hop ever, every new school artists best albums came out during this period,

And of course the emergence of Jungle/drumnbass out of the hardcore scene

New school dance hall reggae emergence and best of,

The best in breakbeats,

The last good rock, grunge etc....
 

terrawrist III

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Originally posted by wakipaki
Without a doubt, 92-95, when it all came together,

The best hip hop ever, every new school artists best albums came out during this period,

And of course the emergence of Jungle/drumnbass out of the hardcore scene

New school dance hall reggae emergence and best of,

The best in breakbeats,

The last good rock, grunge etc....
HIP HOP...that's when the underground started to reveal itself to the wrold...good call:)
 

smile

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Originally posted by wakipaki
Without a doubt, 92-95, when it all came together,

The best hip hop ever, every new school artists best albums came out during this period,

And of course the emergence of Jungle/drumnbass out of the hardcore scene

New school dance hall reggae emergence and best of,

The best in breakbeats,

The last good rock, grunge etc....
agreed!
 
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terrawrist III

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not to be specific to an actual year but the late 70's laid the blueprint for revolutionary musical outbursts...

punk(shortly thereafter NEW WAVE)
disco(before you say anything was instrumental for house,techno,dance etc.)
early karftwerk and kraut rock
when bam and kool herc had crazy block parties(led the way to garbage you hear on BET everyday:rolleyes: )
a lot of classic rock
 
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Preroller

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Originally posted by wakipaki
Without a doubt, 92-95, when it all came together,

The best hip hop ever, every new school artists best albums came out during this period,

And of course the emergence of Jungle/drumnbass out of the hardcore scene

New school dance hall reggae emergence and best of,

The best in breakbeats,

The last good rock, grunge etc....
Yep, this was what I would say too...
Lots of stuff I listen to alot from this era.

DAVE
 

MrMarcus

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the 80s was the last decade of "classic" and original music. years from now, people will still listen to new order, depeche mode, prince...etc. nobody really listens to 90s music anymore...its full of manufactured teeny bopper music. those who grew up in the 80s know what I'm talkin about ;)
 

Preroller

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Originally posted by MrMarcus
the 80s was the last decade of "classic" and original music. years from now, people will still listen to new order, depeche mode, prince...etc. nobody really listens to 90s music anymore...its full of manufactured teeny bopper music. those who grew up in the 80s know what I'm talkin about ;)
ok General Gerneralizer.

Different strokes...

for me the early 90's was great because of bands like Dinosaur Jr., Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, SP, Radiohead..hardly teeny bopper music IMO. Later on when i discovered gigs like Underworld and the Chemical Bros..then it was on to a whole new genre for me anyway...

But music is always borrowing from another time...its pretty much all been done before, just related to our time or updated.

DAVE
 

outofcontrol

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Originally posted by Preroller
ok General Gerneralizer.

Different strokes...

for me the early 90's was great because of bands like Dinosaur Jr., Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, SP, Radiohead..hardly teeny bopper music IMO. Later on when i discovered gigs like Underworld and the Chemical Bros..then it was on to a whole new genre for me anyway...

But music is always borrowing from another time...its pretty much all been done before, just related to our time or updated.

DAVE
Dave I COULDN'T have said that better myself.
As far as I'm concered, the 80's was the WORST decade for music. All of my musical friends have ongoing jokes about the 80's. Yes there were big things going on in the underground scenes, but for the most part the 80's was hilarious.

Best Years in Music

1965-1967
1969-1973
1990-1994
1997-1999
 
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dicksherwood

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Originally posted by MrMarcus
the 80s was the last decade of "classic" and original music. years from now, people will still listen to new order, depeche mode, prince...etc. nobody really listens to 90s music anymore...its full of manufactured teeny bopper music. those who grew up in the 80s know what I'm talkin about ;)
Ohmigod, you can't say that shit man. I grew up in the 80's and enjoy much of the non-pop music that was created. Some very original stuff that is still relevant today no doubt.

But dude hip hop blew up in the 90's, everyone who mattered and matters today released their best material between 92-95, music no one was doing before, the new shit, freshbeats. ORIGINAL. You know what those beats are called now? CLASSIC Stuff too RAW for teeny bopper ears. I coach a junior basketball team (boys 14-16) and you know what they played in the gym before our last game? Rakim, Warren G f/Nate Dogg, Wu Tang and Gang Starr, all tracks from CLASSIC early 90's discs.

Alright, then you consider Grunge. That was fresh shit too, the Seattle bands were creating music no one had ever heard before. Fresh and ORIGINAL. Don't try and tell me that Nevermind, or 10, or Jar of Flies aren't considered CLASSIC. Again much of it didn't hit teeny boppers ears, too RAW. Ask my 15 year old half sister what she listens to, she'll say early 90's rock and Nirvana is her fdavorite..

Now those were what I was into, I didn't know about electronic music then, but those beats were fresh and original too and you know teeny boppers weren't feeling that.

Every decade has created new sounds, some of which blew up, some stayed underground. But you can't compare one to another, it's apples and oranges. Fortunately every decade has music that tastes oh so good.
 
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Preroller

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The last 2 posts are awesome.

For me, a lot has to do with what I relate the music with as well.

I can still rmember the first time a friend had me over to his dorm room at Waterloo, and we listened to Dinosaur Jr. 'where you been' and Smashing Pumpkins 'Siamese Dream' back to back for the first time. Woah.

even certain songs, I can still vividly remember the situations, when a certain song plays, it brings back aweosme memories.

I was totally into the hip hop at this time as well, Public Enemy, NWA, later..the Wu-tang and Warren G, Icecube etc...

I liked alot of the industrial at this time as well. NIN was the main one for me, and they spawned so many cool bands I like, love the sound from pretty hate machine, broken and downward spiral.

Thats not to say that I don't like some stuff that came from the 80's or any other time for that matter, I just like the early 90's stuff the best.

DAVE
 

MrMarcus

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don't get me wrong...I had a blast in the 90s. I spent my whole 20somethings in the 90s... and certainly, there is always a minority of good music (like those mentioned above, dancehall reggae, and electronic music). but there has never been so much manufactured music than the 90s and beyond. plus, in the 90s, artists became so boxed into their respective genres that their creativity is often limited to what is acceptable within the genre.

take alicia keys for example. (I know, she's 2001, but read on) she's an R&B chick who can play the piano. why is she considered so cutting edge? just because she's a black chick who can actually play an instrument? if it was the 80s, would she be considered so fresh and cutting edge? I don't think so. Its only because in the 90s, R&B/hip hop artists were so caught up in being "black" that picking up a guitar or piano is considered "white". I can count the number of black guitarists that came out of the 90s on one hand.

ok..I think I'm getting off-topic...sorry... but I think these "black and white" divisions in music was most prevailent in the 90s, and hindered the creative progress of many artists of the decade. that is one of the reasons why I turned to electronic music and raves...because it was "free", and unbound by any limitations. blah....
 
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The Truth

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Originally posted by outofcontrol
Dave I COULDN'T have said that better myself.
As far as I'm concered, the 80's was the WORST decade for music. All of my musical friends have ongoing jokes about the 80's. Yes there were big things going on in the underground scenes, but for the most part the 80's was hilarious.

Best Years in Music

1965-1967
1969-1973
1990-1994
1997-1999
I think the reason most people crap on the 80s is because of obvious one hit-wonders which every decade had

Here's a brief list of artists who emerged out of the 80s..they may not be your cup of tea but they're still around today..how many artist from the 60s or 70s lasted 20 or so years..the 90s had good artists but they mostly emerged before 95..I doubt anything from 97-99 will last more than 10 years

Michael Jackson
Prince
Madonna
Janet Jackson
Whitney Houston
U2
Inxs (new lead)
Depeche Mode
New Order
The Cure
Morrissey (via The Smiths)
Metallica
Bon Jovi
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
Anthrax
Public Enemy
LL Cool J
Rakim
Beastie Boys
Run DMC (rip)
etc etc etc

plus the birth of entire genres of music including

Hip-Hop
House
Techno
Electro
New Wave
Goth
Industrial
etc etc
 
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