90's was the last great decade of music

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#1 Posted by warmblur (3040 posts) -

Prove me wrong.

  1. Nirvana
  2. Alice In Chains in their prime Rip Stanley
  3. Soundgarden
  4. Green Day in their prime
  5. Radiohead
  6. Pearl Jam
  7. R.E.M
  8. Foo Fighters
  9. Red Hot Chili Peppers in their prime
  10. Pantera
  11. . Nine Inch Nails in their prime
  12. The Offspring in their prime
  13. Rage Against The Machine
  14. Stone Temple Pilots
  15. The Smashing Pumpkins
  16. Sonic Youth
  17. Faith No More
  18. Sublime
  19. Marylin Manson in his prime
  20. Deftones
  21. Tupac
  22. Dr. dre
  23. Snoop Doggy Dogg in his prime
  24. Ice Cube in his prime
  25. Easy- E
  26. Nas
  27. Wu -Tang- Clan
  28. Biggie Smalls
  29. Cypress Hill
  30. Garbage
  31. Hole
  32. No Doubt
  33. Oasis
  34. The Verve
  35. The Prodigy
  36. Metallica Black Album

Ect... there are so many others that I haven't even listed. 2000-2019? where's the good shit what happen to music 90's was easily the last great decade of music nothing has come close since what do you have that can be better then the 90's? prove me wrong.

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#2 Posted by br0kenrabbit (16171 posts) -

You are not wrong.

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#3 Posted by comp_atkins (35866 posts) -

let me guess. you were a teenager in the 90's?

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#4 Posted by br0kenrabbit (16171 posts) -

@comp_atkins said:

let me guess. you were a teenager in the 90's?

I turned 18 in 1994.

1995 will live forever in both fame and infamy. My, god....

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#5 Posted by foxhound_fox (98044 posts) -

That looks like a very genre-specific list. Death metal really came alive in the 2000's, some of the best ever albums came out between 2000 and 2010.

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#6 Posted by Heirren (2324 posts) -

@comp_atkins:

Touche.

Only time will tell. Nirvana isnt my favorite band from the era, but kids are still wearin their shirts. Theyre definitely a cross generational group.

There was good stuff in the 90s, there is in almost any era. Todays music is a bit different though. In the past it was the people making the music, by comparison the software of today almost writes the music. Their was a piece about this on one of those network news programs, basically showing a computer writing melodies, or the "musician" becoming stumped as to where to take a song and showing how the program helps with decisions.

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#7 Posted by HEATHEN75 (819 posts) -

I grew up with a lot of what you listed and still love plenty of those bands. Black album is absolute garbage though.

Thing is, my son would have a very different list (even though he grew up listening to most of that list as well). My mom would have a list much different than both of ours and so on. Musical taste is usually generational.

I would actually go with the generation that gave us the Beatles, Hendrix, Doors, Rolling Stones, the Who and Zeppelin. Without them, your list may not even exist.

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#8 Posted by br0kenrabbit (16171 posts) -

@heathen75 said:

I would actually go with the generation that gave us the Beatles, Hendrix, Doors, Rolling Stones, the Who and Zeppelin. Without them, your list may not even exist.

He didn't ask which was the best decade, he asked which was the LAST great decade.

Again, he is not wrong.

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#9 Edited by HEATHEN75 (819 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit: Oh shit! You're right. I would also agree then.

That's just us being old though. There is a whole generation before us that call our music crap.

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#10 Edited by br0kenrabbit (16171 posts) -

@heathen75 said:

@br0kenrabbit: Oh shit! You're right. I would also agree then.

That's just us being old though. There is a whole generation before us that call our music crap.

Dad rock. They call it dad rock.

And they needs to get off my lawn.

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#11 Posted by warmblur (3040 posts) -

@comp_atkins said:

let me guess. you were a teenager in the 90's?

Yes, and I'm so thankful for it no stupid smartphones or social media.

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#12 Edited by Ezekiel43 (1801 posts) -

Ugh. Nirvana, that lame shit band, at the top automatically invalidates your opinion. Radiohead is lame too.

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#13 Posted by AFBrat77 (26738 posts) -

I agree, but I wouldn't say it was the best decade in the latter 20th century.

Still, I agree with your statement.

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#14 Edited by AFBrat77 (26738 posts) -

@warmblur said:
@comp_atkins said:

let me guess. you were a teenager in the 90's?

Yes, and I'm so thankful for it no stupid smartphones or social media.

ok, I definitely agree with you there.

Smart Phones are a mistake, as far as I'm concerned. Leave the internet to desktops and laptops. Use cel phones for phone calls and texting. Unfortunately we stepped over the line there and doesn't seem to be any turning back now.

Social media for me is best for getting back in touch with friends you haven't seen in years but otherwise meh.

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#15 Posted by AFBrat77 (26738 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:
@comp_atkins said:

let me guess. you were a teenager in the 90's?

I turned 18 in 1994.

1995 will live forever in both fame and infamy. My, god....

I turned 18 in 1979 and 33 in 1994.

Ah, 1995, the year I graduated college (had been in the military) and the year people swarmed to the PC at Christmas after the release of Windows 95. Good years for me. And the beginning of some great years to be a PC Gamer with CD-Rom, 3dfx graphics cards, Pentium PC's and eventually 56k modem (haha)!

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#16 Posted by jdc6305 (5057 posts) -

I was 18 in 1994

All the same stuff I listen to. I'd like to add Blind Melon and Type O Negative to the list.

Yeah I hate cell phones and social media. It was a different world back then.

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#17 Posted by TheFlush (5929 posts) -

I was born in 1980, so I was in my teenage years in the 90's.
I love the 90's.

But every decade has awesome music, like right now.
But there's so much music that you have to search just a little harder.

  • Hercules & Love Affair
  • Disclosure
  • Tunnelvisions
  • Roosevelt
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Years & Years
  • Bright Light Bright Light
  • Perel
  • DJ Koze
  • Kölsch
  • Chase & Status
  • Modeselektor
  • George Fitzgerald
  • Redlight
  • MNEK
  • Maribou State
  • Jon Hopkins
  • Peggy Gou
  • Rae Morris
  • Trentemöller
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#18 Posted by DoomNukem3D (396 posts) -

80s was the last great decade. Most of the bands listed in the OP are hot garbage or highly overrated tbh. Not to say there wasnt good stuff that would be silly ,but a lot of the best stuff was from bands who were already prolific in the 80s.

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#19 Posted by DoomNukem3D (396 posts) -

@ezekiel43: Radiohead is a band I've given far more chances than they deserve.

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#20 Edited by warmblur (3040 posts) -

I'm no fan of Radiohead I just put them on the list because they where pretty big at one time in the 90's but at least they are real artist not like the trash today.

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#21 Posted by DoomNukem3D (396 posts) -

@warmblur: I mean I'd agree 90s is better than now. I still dont like nearly as much music from that decade as the 60s, 70s, and 80s though.

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#22 Posted by Solaryellow (5171 posts) -

What was played on the radio and presented as mainstream and readily available? Yes. The 90's was the last great decade. The "artists" of today pushed as mainstream? Awful.

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#23 Posted by TheFlush (5929 posts) -

My favourites from the 90's

  • The prodigy
  • Chemical Brothers
  • Underword
  • Orbital
  • Aphex Twin
  • Squarepusher
  • Ken Ishii
  • Moloko
  • Lamb
  • Everything but the Girl
  • Massive Attack
  • Roni Size Reprazent
  • Goldie
  • Adam F
  • Air
  • Daft Punk
  • Future Sound of London
  • Björk
  • Leftfield
  • 4Hero
  • BT
  • Way Out West
  • Tricky
  • Photek
  • Pesshay
  • Dillinja
  • Ed Rush & Optical

Yeah, I guess I love alternative electronic music from the 90's.

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#24 Posted by LJS9502_basic (167158 posts) -

There is no best. There is only opinion. And if you want good music you have the internet find it. You won't find it in the business model......ie radio etc. But there is good and bad in every decade and genre. Happy hunting.

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#25 Posted by brimmul777 (4142 posts) -

Don't mean to offend anyone, but in my opinion the 1990's were the decline of rock and roll. As months, years and decades passed,rock and roll has died a horrible death. Rock'N'Roll was greatest during the 50's,60's,70's and 80's. Nothing will surpass those four decade's of music. Country,rock,hard rock,heavy metal,even pop music wasn't bad from time to time. In my opinion,all music is just plain junk now,very few songs are decent nowadays.

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#26 Edited by warmblur (3040 posts) -

@brimmul777 said:

Don't mean to offend anyone, but in my opinion the 1990's were the decline of rock and roll. As months, years and decades passed,rock and roll has died a horrible death. Rock'N'Roll was greatest during the 50's,60's,70's and 80's. Nothing will surpass those four decade's of music. Country,rock,hard rock,heavy metal,even pop music wasn't bad from time to time. In my opinion,all music is just plain junk now,very few songs are decent nowadays.

I understand why you would think that at least when it comes to classic Rock. 90's was more alternative while 70's was pure rock. The 70's was the prime of rock I can see that. But I still believe that the 90's was last great decade of music as a whole and I agree music is junk now I never ever thought it could get this bad.

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#27 Posted by brimmul777 (4142 posts) -

@warmblur: Strange, no AC/DC!!!! No Iron Maiden?No Ozzy?lol, just wondering.

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#28 Posted by br0kenrabbit (16171 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

There is no best.

Not the topic.

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#29 Posted by warmblur (3040 posts) -

@brimmul777 said:

@warmblur: Strange, no AC/DC!!!! No Iron Maiden?No Ozzy?lol, just wondering.

Those are all great bands of course totally slipped my mind.

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#30 Edited by AFBrat77 (26738 posts) -

@warmblur:

I grew up in the 1970's but I would still say the 60's was the best decade for Rock music even if just for the years 1966-1969, the artists and music output in those years was phenomenal and creative. And then there was Motown, which wasn't Rock but quite a force for most of the decade

But overall music I would give the edge to 1970's mainly because of the 1) Motown stars breaking away and making their best albums, like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and Marvin Gaye, 2) the emergence of funk and soul bands like Sly and the Family Stone, Ohio Players, The Commodores, Parliament/Funkadelic, and others and 3) the arrival of new wave, punk, and rap in the late 70's that changed music completely. Let's forget about disco and the crappy cheesy 70's pop songs.

The 1980's were very underrated, and that decade had something for everyone.

I don't deny there was great Rock in the 1970's, Back in Black came out when I was in high school, and was played at every frickin party!

Aerosmith (they were actually good then), Rush, Floyd, Zeppelin, Bowie, were the flavors of the day, but me and my friends jumped on to the punk scene and then the post-punk that led to some of the best music of the 1980's. Wasn't much into hair bands but I did appreciate the punky thrust of alot of Motley Crues early stuff.

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#31 Edited by Heirren (2324 posts) -

Curious what peoples favorite 10 albums of the 90s were. 00s had some stellar releases, as well.

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#32 Posted by SuperRetroGamer (65 posts) -

Italo disco from 90s was the best:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bnVFv8ZBeao

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#33 Posted by thehig1 (7355 posts) -

@foxhound_fox: agree with this and for metal in general.

Metal had a wierd time during the 90s, with some great bands loosing their way, thrash metal in particular had a revival around 2010 onwards.

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#34 Posted by thehig1 (7355 posts) -

@warmblur:

So basically all your saying is the 90s had better music than the 00s and 10s ?

I dont think anyone will disagree with you

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#35 Posted by Heirren (2324 posts) -

2000s

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#36 Posted by warmblur (3040 posts) -

@thehig1 said:

@warmblur:

So basically all your saying is the 90s had better music than the 00s and 10s ?

I dont think anyone will disagree with you

Yep.

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#39 Posted by Robbie23 (389 posts) -

@foxhound_fox: I preferred early 90s Death Metal, but early 2000s did have heaps of good stuff.

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#40 Posted by SexPantherPanda (113 posts) -

As i get older I'm 39 now I enjoy early to mid 2K rock more then 90's rock.

SUM 41

Yellowcard

Three Days Grace

Linkin Park

The Killers

Crossfade

Simple Plan

Queens of the Stone Age

Mudvayne

Skillet

Thirty Seconds to Mars

Seether

Chevelle

Muse

Fuel

Breaking Benjermain

All American Rejects

Audiovent

Bowling for soup

Paramore

Drowning Pool

Saliva

Earshot

Hinder

Papa Roach

Saosin

The Taste of Ink

Smile Empty Soul

I grew up on 90's rock but I enjoy and listen to 2000's rock much more.

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#41 Posted by Gaming-Planet (20037 posts) -

I used to think that until I discovered some new music away from the pop-thots and rags to riches rappers.

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#42 Posted by LJS9502_basic (167158 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:
@LJS9502_basic said:

There is no best.

Not the topic.

Odd thing to say. You might want to look at the actual thread title.

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#43 Edited by br0kenrabbit (16171 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:
@br0kenrabbit said:
@LJS9502_basic said:

There is no best.

Not the topic.

Odd thing to say. You might want to look at the actual thread title.

Thread title is the LAST great decade of music, not THE BEST decade.

Great and best are NOT synonyms.

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#44 Posted by Heirren (2324 posts) -

An often forgotten group from the 90s

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#45 Posted by Vaidream45 (2036 posts) -

I agree 100%. That was the last of the analogue era when music wasn’t edited to a robotic nature and real performances were captured. Pro tools though it is a great piece of software ruined music.

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#46 Edited by dogfish515 (748 posts) -

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9yy0RGTaWYM&feature=youtu.be

Relating to video games, 90’s music in combination with gaming really creating that edgy, cool, mainstream medium that just exploded at the time. When I think 90s, music, and gaming, Fluke’s “Atom Bomb” defines the start of an era....just think of where gaming was before Gen 5 compared to after. It’s fitting that 90’s music helped shape it.

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#47 Edited by warmblur (3040 posts) -

@dogfish515 said:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9yy0RGTaWYM&feature=youtu.be

Relating to video games, 90’s music in combination with gaming really creating that edgy, cool, mainstream medium that just exploded at the time. When I think 90s, music, and gaming, Fluke’s “Atom Bomb” defines the start of an era....just think of where gaming was before Gen 5 compared to after. It’s fitting that 90’s music helped shape it.

Cool video and song I love the oringal Wipeout that really takes me back someone need to remake Wipeout in unreal engine 4 with a first person cockpit view and make it VR.

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#48 Edited by dantesergei (2213 posts) -

You mentioned 36 bands from a world of infinite music. I think your perception is flawed.

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#49 Posted by warmblur (3040 posts) -

@dantesergei said:

You mentioned 36 bands from a world of infinite music. I think your perception is flawed.

I still stand by it.

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#50 Posted by Heirren (2324 posts) -

There was also a lot of trash in the 90s. A lot of copycat bands, just like any era, really. The 90s just had a very strong image connected with them, and MTV didnt hurt, either.

00s were really when the "revival" kicked in, even though it began in the 90s, it didnt hit the pop scene until the 00s.