Which Decade has the Greatest Music?
I grew up with MANY decades, so I have a pretty good screening of our music. For me, it was the 70's. Neal Diamond, Paul Simon, The Carpenters, The Eagles, Chicago and dozens more REAL songwriters. The singers were in the foreground, you could hear every word, the instruments were the background.
Today I can make out few words. Sometimes I put on CC so I can SEE them, they still, usually, make little sense and consist of three or four lines, over and over, and a lot of ooh-ooh-oohs and aah-aah-aahs in between, so, certainly not THIS decade.
Most people would choose the decade of their youth when music meant most to them.
Music and songs can evoke fond memories and stimulate the moods of a time when romance and love formed a greater part of your life.
The most universally popular era is the 60s which saw the entrenchment of rock and roll, Elvis, The Beatles and the whole magic of the 60s period whose artists and songs we will never see nor hear the likes of again.
If we are talking about recorded music, I'm going to go with the 70s. Why? Because at that point, recording technology pretty much reached its peak. It was the best time as far as actually recording the sound of real instruments. Sound quality was perfected
After that, it all went downhill because the only place left to as far as sound production was synth and electronic sounds. I like music played by real people. I like instruments that sensitively respond to the instrumentalists touch. Triggered drums? Bullshit. Give me someone playing a real drum any day. I don't care if one person can program an epic symphony by themselves, I am more impressed with a group of musicians playing together and making music happen like that.
Part of what makes music fun for me is playing music. I like to play musical instruments, and I like the communication that occurs when you have a group of musicians playing together.
I think the 80s in particular is disgraceful, because so much music from the 80s would have sounded so much better if the record producers and business people weren't pushing so hard for the artists to use the "latest technology". I don't like robotic music that is devoid of soul. I like the nuance of the human touch. This is not something you can get when every time you hit a snare it sounds exactly the same as every other time you hit the snare.
In large part because of the money made during the 1960s, recording technology really hit its peak in the 1970s, and I think listening makes it really obvious.
That said, good music is good music no matter what time it was made. I love a lot of music from every decade.
This came out in the 1970s, and who does music like this?
Ah a fresh topic.
I think the 80’s was the greatest diversity with old rock still on radio and all kinds of new electronic sounds coming out. Style and music seemed to be so important in young people’s lives. The 90’s saw a dive back to guitar and then it just freaking DIED
Music is crap ow. One hit wonders and rap. Wtf
That depends on the mood. If we aren't focusing on 80/90's, I'm a fan of Miles Davis, Nightwish, Within Temptation, Imagine Dragons......it's pretty eclectic.
If we are looking at those two decades I'd say....Martin Page, Enigma, Michael Jackson, Jefferson Starship, Journey, Weird Al ....hmmmmm I'll have to add more when they come to mind.
There is no correct answer to your question because there is no way to accurately measure whether one piece of music is better or worse than any other. Provided the rules of theory aren't abandoned then the matter is completely subjective.
When I was young, adults used to say music died in the 1960s. Now they say it died in the 1980s. I think most people associate their youth with the songs around at that time, so this gives them a bias towards particular music.