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Your favorite year in music?

post #1 of 17
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Pick a specific year that you think music was especially good to your tastes. List songs / works / albums that came out that specific year which you value.
post #2 of 17
70's.

Sorry, gotta chose the whole 70's decade. A lot of good things were seen then, including Edger Winters Frankenstein.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by mmd8x28 View Post
70's.
ditto...music never sounded better, and especially no autotune bs, no crappy 80's synthesizers...just very good music!
post #4 of 17
Definitely mid to late 70's.

Aerosmith, "Toys in the Attic", "Rocks"
The Who, "By Numbers", "Who Are You"
Rush, "2112", "Hemispheres"
Pink Floyd, "Animals"
Led Zepplin, "Physical Grafitti", "Presence"
Supertramp, Ted Nugent, Journey, Boston, Styx, ELO, Steely Dan, Queen, Genesis, etc.....

All these bands were in their hey day for the most part and it still probably represents the strongest era of classic rock.

Moving into the 80's I basically only think of REM and U2 owning that decade and a declining Genesis and the emergence of very forgetable big hair bands. Obviously some exceptions though.
post #5 of 17
Seeing as I wasn't around in the 70's i think i'll break the mould.

For me it was 2007,

I went to Creamfields that summer! The Return of Runrig with Everything You See, I went to Brecon Jazz Festival that summer!, Matrix & Futurebound - Universal Truth, Salmonella Dub - Heal Me, Justice - Cross, Makoto - Believe in my Soul, LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver, The rise of deadmau5, Chromeo - Fancy Footwork

I'm sure i've missed a few
post #6 of 17
I will have to go with the 70's also. The 60's are a close second. I like the simplicity of the music from long ago. Stuff like "My Boyfriend's Back" and the Beach Boy's and Del Shannon etc were really fantastic but it is so hard to get good copies of that music that sounds as clear as I remember in my mind being. Hope all that made sense. I especially loved the simple harmonies they produced.
post #7 of 17
1971

Can - Tago Mago
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
John Coltrane - Sun Ship
The Who - Who's Next
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Joni Mitchell -Blue
Miles Davis - A Tribute to Jack Johnson
Led Zeppelin - IV
Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Comus - First Utterance
Duke Ellington - New Orleans Suite
T. Rex - Electric Warrior
Van der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts
Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
Yes - Fragile
Genesis - Nursery Cryme
The Inner Mounting Flame - Mahavishnu Orchestra
Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda
Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink
Roy Harper - Stormcock
Faust - Faust
Popol Vuh - In den Garten Pharaos
Gentle Giant - Acquiring the Taste

Unrivaled year
post #8 of 17
A bunch of years from the 90's would be my choice half for nostalgia reasons. I imagine many recall the music we loved in our youth, a little more fondly.

Specifically 95 struck me as particularly good:

Tri Repetae++, Washing Machine, I Care Because You Do..., Clouds Taste Metallic, Leftism, Garbage, Imaginations from the Other Side, Elastica, Northern Soul, To Bring You My Love, Different Class, Post, Demanufacture, From Here You'll Watch the World Go By, Nihil

and so on and so on...
post #9 of 17

YEP!

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Originally Posted by A Love Supreme View Post
1971

Can - Tago Mago
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
John Coltrane - Sun Ship
The Who - Who's Next
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Joni Mitchell -Blue
Miles Davis - A Tribute to Jack Johnson
Led Zeppelin - IV
Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Comus - First Utterance
Duke Ellington - New Orleans Suite
T. Rex - Electric Warrior
Van der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts
Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
Yes - Fragile
Genesis - Nursery Cryme
The Inner Mounting Flame - Mahavishnu Orchestra
Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda
Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink
Roy Harper - Stormcock
Faust - Faust
Popol Vuh - In den Garten Pharaos
Gentle Giant - Acquiring the Taste

Unrivaled year
For sure, and I'll add "The ALLMAN BROS.BAND" to this short list of Great Titles
post #10 of 17
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Seeing as I wasn't around in the 70's i think i'll break the mould.
so if you were born in the 70's, you can't listen to 60's music?
post #11 of 17
1993.

That's when the death and black metal scene had the most golden albums.
post #12 of 17
2008

not saying it was 'the best year' by any means. but it is my 'favorite' because of the personal impact the music had!

here is why
1. it was the first year i really 'got into music'
2. it was the prime time of highschool which i miss, so all the music from that year (which was a lot considering that was when i get into music) is pure nostalgia now (only a couple years later). 2008 was such a great year, and the music captures all the memories. for me thats the most important factor in music; how it effects your life/memories.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
so if you were born in the 70's, you can't listen to 60's music?
Not at all, I wasn't around in the 70's so I don't know the music as well. There is always more than enough new music to keep me entertained. Also I wasn't around for any festivals/gigs in the 70's.
post #14 of 17
I have to go with 1972. Albums like Exile On Main Street, Harvest, and many others made it an incredible year in music.

Couple that with the Rolling Stones legendary 72 American Tour, perhaps the greatest rock tour in history, and it was a very good year!

Roger
post #15 of 17
70's > The Who > Live at Leeds > the greatest live concert ever. Jethro Tull > Thick as a Brick.
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