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What was the best decade for music?

I would say the late 60s and 70s as I can't decide on just one or the other.
I still have my vinyl album of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours that I got for my thirteeth birthday in 1977. My older brother Marc go me into them.
I agree … 70s were the golden time of music …
Wol62 · 51-55, M
@Soossie Thin Lizzy...Jail Break is my favourite!

Mine are Beatles, Yes, Rolling Stones, and …
BLP11520 · 61-69, M
@Soossie @Soossie oh yeah
eli1601 · 70-79, M
From about 1962 to about 1975. Of course there was great music before and after, but that was the sweet spot.
Wol62 · 51-55, M
@eli1601 What do you think went wrong after 1975?
eli1601 · 70-79, M
@Wol62 I don't think anything went wrong. There was still good music being made. Just not as much and by not as many artists.
TravisTx · M
60’s and 70’s were my favorite decades as well. Although there was some great music made before and after also.
Gusman · 61-69, M
For me it has to be the 60s.
So many great songs, so much great song writing.
50s music does not get as much credit as it deserves.
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Bumbles · 51-55, M

Revolver/Sgt. Peppers - Death of Cobain

I cheated.
Bumbles · 51-55, M
@beermeplease Lol, you’re killin’ me!
@Bumbles i loved the 80s concert scene....maiden, priest, floyd, megadeth, motley, g n r , slayer, alice, scorpions, it's endless what i saw
Bumbles · 51-55, M
@beermeplease You saw them all, wow. In the 80s I saw The Who, the Clash, Bruce, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, X, Pixies, the Dead. I was in LA so could have seen them all, but wasn’t my scene. They would have looked at me funny.
Panamared · 70-79, M
50s, 60s, 70s
60s-80s.... but i should include the 50s but i never owned an album from that era....but i remember my dad listening to 50s music...when rock n roll was born 🤗
@beermeplease Rock 'n roll but more importantly doo wop
Patriot96 · 56-60, C
60s and 70s until Disc
ElRengo · 70-79, M
To each one the magic of their own generation.
In my case I listen a wide range of music from almost all times and culture.
KarenisKenziesmum · 51-55, F
@ElRengo I do like a bit of music from before my time. I like Motown and other vintage soul music.
ElRengo · 70-79, M
That´s good!
mainvane · 61-69, M
1960's...British invasion, the Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown, Bob Dylan, Psychedelic souund, Grateful Dead, Woodstock...its was all there...
Adogslife · 61-69, M
70’s or perhaps leaning more toward the late 60’s rather than the early 89’s.
Commercial radio's purpose is to make money and rightfully so. Attracting those that have disposable income to spend at the time.

All of us can cherry-pick and compare. Especially with what is currently called "popular" music. For myself, I’m always interested in challenging my ears. Plenty of good new music is out there, but thanks to the internet, sources have changed.
KiwiBird · 36-40, F
Best year 1972
Wol62 · 51-55, M
@KiwiBird Favourite albums from that period?
Fullmetal · 46-50, M
@KiwiBird yeah, the Stones cocaine and tequila sunrise tour!!
KarenisKenziesmum · 51-55, F
@KiwiBird That was the year I was born. Apparently this was number one when I was born (no, I don't like it):
HumanEarth · 56-60, F
The 15th century
Teileach · 56-60, F
@HumanEarth Guillaume Dufay?
HumanEarth · 56-60, F
The music of Florence, better known as the Italian Renaissance

So yes you are part right
I will alway love the 60s for the Beatles and Motown. And the 70s because that was the music of my teen years, too.
@bijouxbroussard I also enjoyed 'The Brothers Gibb' during the 60's and 70's 💛
No doubt it is the 70's.
Fullmetal · 46-50, M
The 70's by far!!
rfatoday · 61-69, M
I agree that it's very subjective, but I'd say the 70's as well. Mid to late 70's. So many great bands... Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits, Genesis, Steely Dan... the list goes on.
BLP11520 · 61-69, M
Umile · 41-45, F
ArtieKat · M
I agree with your staggered decade - but I loved the era of "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac", the original (and cumbersomely named) incarnation
samueltyler2 · 80-89, M
Thirties or forties, more top level bands and music composed and played. The music endures today.
supersnipe · 61-69, M
@samueltyler2 The swing era was a sweet spot for sure. I have posted a few things by German/Swiss bands from those days.
samueltyler2 · 80-89, M
@supersnipe i play on a band which specializes in the original charts.
smiler2012 · 56-60
@Teileach i agree sixties and seventies music was good did not mind the eighties either i like a bit of fleetwood mac myself
Each decade has music I like, but I think the 2010s and 20s is going downhill, lots of manufacturing of music in a lab
Starcrossed · 41-45, F
It's like choosing a favorite child, it shouldn't be done -each decade brought its own things to love.
Bowenw · 61-69, M
I love 70s and 80s, but still enjoy a lot of the music since then.
Patriot96 · 56-60, C
Once disco became popular not much good music emerged
KarenisKenziesmum · 51-55, F
ElRengo · 70-79, M
RedBaron · M
That’s a matter of opinion and preference. There’s no objectively “best decade.”
every new artist copied / used their songs that is what went wrong now unique style
AthrillatheHunt · 51-55, M
1976-1986 (a decade doesn’t have to end w a zero).
Midlifemale · 61-69, M
I agree with you on that
ViciDraco · 36-40, M
I've got a good feeling about the 2040s...

Really though, I don't think there was a best decade. It's all subjective
caesar7 · 61-69, M
70's...hands down.

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