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happyclown
02-11-2009, 09:07 PM
For me, the 80's. :)

Some of my fave artists from that era:

Roxette, Alice Cooper, Madonna, Cindi Lauper, Belinda Carlisle, Michael Jackson, Richard Marks, MC Hammer, Bobby Brown, New Kids on the Block, Bon Jovi, Phil Collins, The Bangles.

sean
02-11-2009, 09:35 PM
Roxette almost it for the 80's, but I'd have to say that 2000+ has produced the best music for my taste.

cpjust
02-11-2009, 09:38 PM
70's, 80's & 90's are good.

psychopath
02-11-2009, 09:59 PM
I'm gonna say 90's, because that's when most of my favourite bands came to be (Placebo, The Flaming Lips, Manic Street Preachers, Rage Against the Machine, Modest Mouse). But there's been some good stuff coming from this decade as well.

whiteflags
02-11-2009, 10:46 PM
I will bet on the future!

cpjust
02-12-2009, 07:58 AM
Nobody voted for 1900 yet? That's shocking. :D

SlyMaelstrom
02-12-2009, 08:18 AM
Looks like we got a big Classical music fan here.

I personally voted the 70s. I like a lot of 60s, 80s, and 90s music, but the 70s in my opinion trumps it all. The Eagles, James Taylor, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath, Harry Chapin, Billy Joel, Kansas, Boston... I think I could go on for a while.

Sentral
02-12-2009, 02:14 PM
Late 60's, early 70's for me. Hendrix, Cream, Beatles! Yeahhhhhh! :o

maxorator
02-12-2009, 04:11 PM
I think the equasion for this answer is ((iBirthYear-1900)/10)*10+20 . But then again, that doesn't apply for people under 20 years of age.

cpjust
02-12-2009, 07:00 PM
I think the equasion for this answer is ((iBirthYear-1900)/10)*10+20 . But then again, that doesn't apply for people under 20 years of age.

Isn't that the same as: (iBirthYear-1900)+20

Although for me it's: (iBirthYear-1900)+10

Desolation
02-12-2009, 09:10 PM
I voted 70s for classic rock but this decade has bred the heaviest bands ever (Dillinger Escape Plan, Protest the Hero, Human Abstract, Unearth, Bring Me The Horizon, Trivium ...) and I definitely like that too.

cpjust
02-12-2009, 09:24 PM
I voted 70s for classic rock but this decade has bred the heaviest bands ever (Dillinger Escape Plan, Protest the Hero, Human Abstract, Unearth, Bring Me The Horizon, Trivium ...) and I definitely like that too.

I've never heard of any of those.

Desolation
02-12-2009, 10:02 PM
I've never heard of any of those.By "this decade" I really meant our current decade.

The bands I named are grindcore / metalcore / mathcore bands. They're not quite mainstream genres but they've become bigger lately.

cpjust
02-12-2009, 10:47 PM
mathcore?? Do they write songs about calculus or something? :D

Desolation
02-12-2009, 11:02 PM
Ahah ! Actually, this genre is all about making the most intense music: both in the sense of being really hard music and really really really technical. Also, disonant chords (most often contains a minor 2nd interval) are abused which enforces the heaviness / stress of the songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZdkICiSTLg&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0uZLqpBuuY&feature=related

happyclown
02-12-2009, 11:39 PM
By "this decade" I really meant our current decade.

The bands I named are grindcore / metalcore / mathcore bands.

So where's dualcore and quadcore?

Then the Intel fanboys will be interested! :D

Desolation
02-12-2009, 11:49 PM
Close enough, there's Nintendocore (actually it's a joke genre name but people still call it nintendocore anyway).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Twokr090WM

Oldman47
02-13-2009, 05:53 AM
The 60s and 70s. I imagine that's partly because of my younger days and my personal belief that beyond a few songs here and there (such as 'here without you' 3doors down), today's music is hollow or downright obnoxious (most rap).

Hell, they've even managed to ruin country -

VirtualAce
02-13-2009, 05:44 PM
The 80's.

Desolation
02-13-2009, 06:50 PM
The 60s and 70s. I imagine that's partly because of my younger days and my personal belief that beyond a few songs here and there (such as 'here without you' 3doors down), today's music is hollow or downright obnoxious (most rap).

Hell, they've even managed to ruin country -

That is caused by lack of knowledge about today's music. There are amazing bands these days in all genres. Of course, do not expect 00's pop or rock to sound anything like 70's rock (though some bands try to). It's a different era and a different sound but it's not necessarily (sp ?) better or worse.

If you don't mind, here are a few bands that are very actual and that I consider are worth listening to. They are Quebec (east of Canada) bands.

Karkwa - Le Compteur (alternative rock) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0dXXk98DKI&feature=related)
Malajube - Labyrinthes (album, alternative rock) (http://www.myspace.com/malajube)
Polémil Bazar - Avale Ta Montre (album, alternative / ska / bohemian / big band / jazzy-sounding rock) (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=102231613)

mike_g
02-13-2009, 08:21 PM
Oh noes, not the 70s or 80s. Thats like apes banging on drums, not that banging on drums is a bad thing. I do it. But seriously, you want a kick ass synth; thats what computers is about. and the nintendocore thing is funny. me likes :)

happyclown
02-13-2009, 09:04 PM
Oh noes, not the 70s or 80s. Thats like apes banging on drums, not that banging on drums is a bad thing. I do it. But seriously, you want a kick ass synth; thats what computers is about.

But the bands in the 70s & 80's actually play the instruments.

Ever since the 90's til now, the bands(particularly boy/girl bands, rap) rely on synth and techno to do all the bulk of the work. All they do is sing and dance.

Even lack vocal ability isn't much of a problem, because technology can remove any bad elements, and add to the voice.

Let's hear them unplugged, and see what they're really worth! ;)

EDIT: And in the case of Nintendocore(and Gorillaz etc), you don't even see any real people, just animation.

So the human element is missing.

cpjust
02-13-2009, 10:56 PM
Oh noes, not the 70s or 80s. Thats like apes banging on drums, not that banging on drums is a bad thing. I do it. But seriously, you want a kick ass synth; thats what computers is about. and the nintendocore thing is funny. me likes :)

So you think bands like ACDC, Metallica, Depeche Mode, INXS, Ozzy Osbourne, Pet Shop Boys, U2... sound like apes banging on drums? Those must be some pretty talented Apes.