The 80s were the last great decade for music

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#1  Edited By Mike1964
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Michael Jackson

Prince

Whitney Houston

George Michael

Metallica

Tina Turner

Chaka Khan

Bruce Springsteen

Sade

Kate Bush

U2

Tears For Fears

Luther Vandross

Lionel Richie

The Police

Rakim

Big Daddy Kane

Run DMC

Culture Club

Rick James

The talent pool was too ridiculous then and the album's then too. The last era that had originality, artist's played their instruments, MTV was actually great (before Real World made it's debut), broke colour barriers, the last era that had innovative moments and cultural impact musically.

I saw the 70s and 80s and witnessed many great talents in their prime. Hell, I can remember when artist's of my generation were even outspoken about how much music was changing for the worse. Frank Zappa, Michael Jackson, Prince, Gladys Knight, Donna Summer and many more in the 90s

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#2 Fairmonkey
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There was also the 90s. 00s had some decent stuff too

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#3  Edited By warmblur
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I disagree the 90's was the last great decade of music 80's where great don't get me wrong but for me the 90's was the last great decade of music. Lets be honest here though we all are bias because of the generation we grew up in for us that music will always be the best.

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#4  Edited By Mike1964
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@warmblur:

I mean... There's a reason why Prince said the 60s, 70s and 80s were the golden ages of music in 2011.

You're only saying the 90s because you grew up in that era, you weren't there prior to the 90s.

I lived through the 70s and 80s. The 90s kick started all the bad trends we have to this day.

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#5  Edited By Mike1964
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@Fairmonkey:

The 90s were bad and the 00s were even worse.

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Someone's going through a midlife crisis. 😄

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#7 Fairmonkey
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The Mollusk album by Ween came out in 1997 and that was pretty damn good

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#8 warmblur
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@mike1964 said:

@warmblur:

I mean... There's a reason why Prince said the 60s, 70s and 80s were the golden ages of music in 2011.

You're only saying the 90s because you grew up in that era, you weren't there prior to the 90s.

I lived through the 70s and 80s. The 90s kick started all the bad trends we have to this day.

Meh, it's all subjective just enjoy your music and I will enjoy mine.

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#9  Edited By lamprey263
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I preceeded the generation that identified with the Micky Mouse club musical artists, so I am among those that saw 90s as the end of it... after that, millennials like some super pop vomit shit.

Definitely like me some 80s appreciation though.

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#10 omegaMaster
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For me, the 80s was the golden era.

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#11 VFighter
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@mike1964: And you're only saying the 80's because you lived through it.

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"i used to be with it, but they then changed what it was. now what i'm with isn't it, and what's it seems weird and scary"


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80s 90s, with the rise and decline of television (MTV, Viva, VH1)...

Science Proves: Pop Music Has Actually Gotten Worse

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/science-proves-pop-music-has-actually-gotten-worse-8173368/

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That 80s sound is just too awesome.

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#15 Mike1964
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@vfighter:

I also lived through the 70s which I think is the best decade for music.

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#16 Mike1964
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@lamprey263:

Those that grew up during the 90s saw all the bad trends that kick started in the 90s.

Which is why I feel bad for those that grew up in the 90s. Who did they have? Mariah Carey? Spice girls? Nirvana? Nsync?

Please... My era had Michael Jackson, Prince.

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#17 Mike1964
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@palasta:

The link of that article even has the YouTube video about loudness war which peaked in the 90s into the 00s.

What also hurt music was Soundscan when it was all about week 1 sales not the artistry and it wasn't about you being a longevity of an artist anymore.

Sampling as well... Remember the amount of songs of the 70s and 80s that were sampled throughout the 90s into the 00s?

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#18  Edited By jaydan  Online
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I disagree when anyone says "[this artistic medium] stopped being good after [this era]."

The fact is: most people that think this way are close-minded, biased and straight up lazy over exploring and digging deeper into things. You're the types of people that just expect good things to be spoon-fed and have things placed right in front of you.

Most of you will base your opinions on selectively bad examples that don't even make up the sum of the work for any given era.

Quit being lazy or just accept your closed-mindedness is your bigger issue.

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#19 Peasly
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I was a teenager in the 80's so that's the music I still love today. Music is a matter of personal taste. Sometimes you can find unexpected new music to enjoy just by searching for them.

I used to be into hardcore in my 20's but now at 46 I can't stand to hear it. Sampling is annoying for me too..!! Today's music doesn't do much for me either but that's just my personal preference. Tomorrow's music I may enjoy, who knows..?

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#20 Epak_
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Nope, but I love the nostalgia when I hear some 80's music. Doesn't matter what it is really.

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#21 mrbojangles25
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Nope.

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The best year of music was during 300 B.C

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#23 sealionact
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Oof. 80s had some of the worst music ever to get to number one as well.

Sigue Sigue Sputnik anyone?

https://youtu.be/PfHxsjH0bUI

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1960-2009?

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#25 Yams1980
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90s were good also, many of the great 90s bands started in the late 80s. Alice in chains, soundgarden, nirvana, local h, smashing pumpkins etc. If anything, you have to say late 80s to 90s were the best. But I am probably bias since I grew up in the 80s and 90s.

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#26  Edited By Mike1964
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@Yams1980:

No offence but you barely remember the 80s musically, I was listening to half the artists I mentioned while you were an infant. Is not your era.

The 90s were awful if you ask me.

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#27  Edited By Yams1980
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@mike1964: i started and was ending highschool when I was listening to nirvana, smashing pumpkins, alice in chains, local h. Hardly an infant. I'm almost 42 years old. Maybe if I grew up in the 70s I would say the early 80s had best music like you.

You didnt listen to what I was saying, my favourite music was the late 80s to early to mid 90s mostly.

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#28 NathanDrakeSwag
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Lol TC just named a bunch of crappy pop singers. Please don't lump Metallica and Bruce in with that other garbage.

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#29 Mike1964
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@Yams1980:

I'm talking about your name 1980 I'm assuming you were born in 1980 which means you were too young for the 80s.

That is my whole point