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post #16 of 26
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I am really enjoying the responses so far.

 

For example, I wouldn't have expected an individual to pick Pink Floyd for one decade and Kanye West for another. Likewise for Black Sabbath and Madonna!!! Those are combinations I wouldn't have imagined, but that's what is making it interesting. smile.gif

 

Also, I notice no one has attempted the '50s or earlier except me... popcorn.gif

 

That's because no one is as old as you are... :-) Sorry, but you of course know that I'm just kidding.. wink_face.gif The combinations are quite interesting and I'm sure there's a personal story behind all this that a simple decade ranking simply won't reveal.. It is a subjective perspective more than a objective ranking and this is what you asked for, right?  I have listened to ABBA just as much as the Sex Pistols in 77' and I still enjoy both, weird, but a fact.. All a personal experience..

post #17 of 26
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That's because no one is as old as you are... :-) Sorry, but you of course know that I'm just kidding.. wink_face.gif The combinations are quite interesting and I'm sure there's a personal story behind all this that a simple decade ranking simply won't reveal.. It is a subjective perspective more than a objective ranking and this is what you asked for, right?  I have listened to ABBA just as much as the Sex Pistols in 77' and I still enjoy both, weird, but a fact.. All a personal experience..

 

If you must know the truth, I do have a favorite ABBA song. It's "Waterloo." I bought the 45 RPM single in '74 and I still have it! biggrin.gif

post #18 of 26
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If you must know the truth, I do have a favorite ABBA song. It's "Waterloo." I bought the 45 RPM single in '74 and I still have it! biggrin.gif

Funny, I had a couple of ABBA of singles as well bought in 74/75, S.O.S and Ring, Ring, but unfortunately I don't have them anymore. 

If I have to come up with a list containing just Pop artist/bands, I seriously think that ABBA may be my choice of the 70's.

post #19 of 26
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Funny, I had a couple of ABBA of singles as well bought in 74/75, S.O.S and Ring, Ring, but unfortunately I don't have them anymore. 

If I have to come up with a list containing just Pop artist/bands, I seriously think that ABBA may be my choice of the 70's.

 

I still have the S.O.S. single too, but not Ring, Ring.

post #20 of 26

50s: Elvis

60s: The Doors (Hendrix 2nd; Beatles 3rd)

70s: Black Sabbath (Led Zeppelin 2nd; Pink Floyd 3rd)

80s: Springsteen (Stevie Ray Vaughan 2nd; Police 3rd)

90s: R.E.M.

00s: Green Day

post #21 of 26
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50s: Elvis
60s: The Doors (Hendrix 2nd; Beatles 3rd)
70s: Black Sabbath (Led Zeppelin 2nd; Pink Floyd 3rd)
80s: Springsteen (Stevie Ray Vaughan 2nd; Police 3rd)
90s: R.E.M.
00s: Green Day

I think this makes R.E.M. the first artist to be mentioned in 2 different decades. I prefer their 80's stuff, but R.E.M. would be on my short list for 90's too.
post #22 of 26
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I think this makes R.E.M. the first artist to be mentioned in 2 different decades. I prefer their 80's stuff, but R.E.M. would be on my short list for 90's too.

R.E.M can be tough to place in this game. Personally I favour "Life Rich Pageant", "Document" and "Green" well, "Reckoning" as well as my favorite R.E.M albums, all 80's releases.  I do absolutely understand why their four albums released between 1991-96 would make them a contender for the 90's for other people. Maybe a decade counting from 1984-94 would give them the full credential of what they deserve, just IMO of course..


Edited by Jupiterknight - 7/19/13 at 10:21pm
post #23 of 26

40s: Woodie Guthrie (his career spans the generations, but the 40s were his best)

50s: Elvis (Elvis was king during his "Sun" years, but he kept putting out great tracks)

60s: Beatles (unrivaled for consistency and influence, despite loads of competition)

70s: Ramones (their first three studio LPs and live double-LP revolutionized rock)

80s: CRASS (produced studio recordings and influenced a generation of bands internationally)

90s: Nirvana (hard to rationalize not putting this band on the top of the list)

00s: for me, no one band or group took precedence

 

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post #24 of 26
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90s: Nirvana (hard to rationalize not putting this band on the top of the list)

 

 

Not for me. I mean, Cobain was dead by early '94, so Nirvana didn't really make all that much music in the '90s. Certainly not enough to rule the decade in my opinion.

 

Perfect example of a band that put out some good music in the decade, but not nearly enough to rule the decade the way I see it.

 

That's just my own weird rating system, but any artist who wasn't even around for the majority of the decade can't be the ruler. Those who die before the decade's even half over don't cut it for me. smile.gif

post #25 of 26
60 : Beatles
70 : Pink Floyd
80 : Rush
90 : Jeff Buckley
00 : Radiohead
10 : Porcupine Tree
post #26 of 26

60 : Beatles
70 : Led Zeppelin 
80 : ....
90 : Alice In Chains
00 : Radiohead
10 : Porcupine Tree

 

Side Note: I think Neil Young spans several decades with his music so I can't confine him to a mere decade.

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