The 80's was where music (and most of American culture) went to die. Look at all the great 70's bands that imploded in the 80's - Devo, XTC, Talking Heads, Gang of Four... none of them made it past 85 before nosediving. 80's music was in a right state before Pixies and Fugazi came along and saved it.
I'll admit though, most of my favorite and dear to me albums came out in the 2000s. ATDI's Relationship of Command, Neu by Polysics, and Progress by Rx Bandits... Still, 70's takes the prize for being so far ahead of their time.
While the 60's provided the most evolution, most of the biggest [and what I consider the greatest] bands sprung up shortly after it's wake in the early-mid 70's; Rush, Black Sabbath, Genesis, ELP, King Crimson [yes, yes, 1969 I know...], Yes, Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull, Led Zepplin etc.
can you believe that I hit the beatles and then drew a blank thanks man.
" The 1960's Bob Dylan, The Band, The Doors, Cream, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, and the list goes on "
"Hmm, I know I like 60's music why is that again" and loop
" The 1960's Bob Dylan, The Band, The Doors, Cream, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, and the list goes on "Yes yes yes yes yes.
You 80s people are crazy. Most of the music that came our around then was total shite!
i really like the early/mid 90s that's when lots of my favorite bands were starting out like smashing pumpkins, operation ivy, sublime and the prodigy
the 70s and 80s also had amazing stuff like joy division, rush, Bauhaus and Tangerine Dream and many others
and the last 9 years has had a lot going on in all the electronic genres like trance and drum and bass have evolved so much in the like ten years
its hard to choice a fave decade when my musical taste is always evolving
" 80's Nowadays it's nothing but horrible emo bands and shitty rap, but rap means shitty so shitty rap makes no since "Quit being a 10 year old. Your basis for rap being "shitty" is based on the terrible radio rap you hear. It's like me saying rock sucks based on Nickelback being terrible.
Also, it's sense not since.
" The 1960's Bob Dylan, The Band, The Doors, Cream, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, and the list goes on "Eric Burdon, the Animals, Cream, Procol Harum, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat, CC-motherfucking-R!!!
It was a total tossup between 60's and 70's. 60's saw the birth of something incredibly profound and new in music (drugs sure helped), but the early 70's were really damn good too. I'm pretty ashamed to see the 80's winning (which isn't to say I don't love 80's music as well, but the golden age was about two decades before).
Creedence Clearwater Revival is my favorite band of all time.