Best Year in Music?

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Postby LionIndex » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:34 pm

Yeah, I was looking at the release years of everything on my iTunes last night, and 1969 is pretty prominent. Otherwise, I think in my initial nomination of 1997, I was pretty much conflating the whole '96-'98 era. 1997 had some good stuff, but wasn't really any great shakes, and I'm actually inclined to think that 2002 beats it by a long shot.

But then, 1969. I don't think I have a lot of the more "popular" items like the Doors, Jimi or Creedence on my hit list, but still, just between VU, Zep, the Stones, King Crimson, Leo Kottke, the Stooges...Jesus Christ.

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Postby MF » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:02 pm

I'll vote for 1984 since it's the first really big year in music that I can remember (I was 13):

The Replacements, Let it Be
The Smiths, Hatful of Hollow
The Smiths, the Smiths
Minute Men, Double Nickels on the Dime
Husker Du, Zen Arcade
Lloyd Cole, Rattlesnakes
R.E.M., Reckoning
Motorhead, No Remorse
Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Rain
Talk Talk, It's My Life
Style Council, Cafe Blue
Joe Jackson, Body and Soul

Even the popular charts had some great content:
Van Halen, 1984
Prince, Purple Rain
The Cars, Heartbeat City
Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA
U2, Unforgettable Fire
Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Welcome to the Pleasuredome

'84 also brought Bandaid, Live Aid and Divine's "You think you're a man (but you're only a boy)."

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Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:52 am

MF wrote:I'll vote for 1984 since it's the first really big year in music that I can remember (I was 13):

The Replacements, Let it Be
The Smiths, Hatful of Hollow
The Smiths, the Smiths
Minute Men, Double Nickels on the Dime
Husker Du, Zen Arcade
Lloyd Cole, Rattlesnakes
R.E.M., Reckoning
Motorhead, No Remorse
Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Rain
Talk Talk, It's My Life
Style Council, Cafe Blue
Joe Jackson, Body and Soul

Even the popular charts had some great content:
Van Halen, 1984
Prince, Purple Rain
The Cars, Heartbeat City
Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA
U2, Unforgettable Fire
Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Welcome to the Pleasuredome

'84 also brought Bandaid, Live Aid and Divine's "You think you're a man (but you're only a boy)."


God, yes - 84 was a good year. Loyd Cole's 'Rattlesnakes' always sums up that year for me.

There was also Sonic Youth, Black Flag, Bad Brains, etc. And it was the year of Stop Making Sense, arguably the greatest concert movie ever made.

Plus, on the pop side of things, The Pretenders released 'Learning To Crawl'.

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Postby Sven Killer Robot Spacema » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:40 pm

Really pretentious not to pick 1956.
Anybody who picks a year because Radiohead put out an album
has their head up their ass.
Give me a fuckin break--Little Richard.
Elvis, Fats Domino.
I know some people hate God for some reason.
But this is the Lord's music.

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Postby jonas » Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:45 am

Sven Killer Robot Spacema wrote:Really pretentious not to pick 1956.
Give me a fuckin break--Little Richard.
Elvis, Fats Domino.


My god, how did I miss 1956? Pithecanthropus Erectus, 'Round About Midnight, Tenor Madness...please sign me up for this year. Thanks!

I know some people hate God for some reason.
But this is the Lord's music.


This was also the year Pat Boone ascended to fame, so we get the musical anti-Christ as part of the package.

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Postby Donaldson » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:32 am

Sven Killer Robot Spacema wrote:Anybody who picks a year because Radiohead put out an album
has their head up their ass.


Are you sure that it's not up Thom Yorke's ass?


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