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Top 10 songs from past 30 years.

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Mulletperm, 11 Sep 2018.

  1. Mulletperm

    Mulletperm Andy Sinton

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    I love these kind of threads because it opens me up to stuff I may not have heard before.

    I figured that the past 30 years kinda encapsulates most of our age bracket. I'm normally a metal/hard-rock fan, so am going to try and mix it up a bit with other stuff I've heard.

    In no order:

    Nightswimming - REM
    Even Flow - Pearl Jam
    Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
    Born Slippy - Underworld
    Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
    Fools Gold - The Stone Roses
    River of Deceit - Mad Season
    Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill
    1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
    Rolling in the Deep - Adele

    Hmmm, there's an awful lot there from the 90s....
     
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    milo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    scaramanga Jimmy Cantrell Staff Member

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    That's because music started a rapid death in about 96-97 and never recovered. Millenials are all clams so we'll have to wait for the next generation before music can be good again.
     
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    ShipOfTheseus William Gallas

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    The late 90s had little going for them, but the mid 2000s saw post-punk indie sensibility become mainstream and much good resulted. Interpol, for instance. Editors. It may have been pastiche, but it was much better than the dross that followed Britpop. And really, the only Britpop band worth anything was Pulp.
     
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    scaramanga Jimmy Cantrell Staff Member

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    All of that stuff you're talking about is included in the "brick that followed Britpop" category for me. Much of the mainstream Britpop stuff was (as with all genres) was dogbrick, but it was a very good period for going to smaller gigs with a good groundswell of bands. It's been a long time since I went to a gig and was pleasantly surprised - most of the clams gigging now are producing what @milo succinctly calls "music for bedwetters".

    Any world in which Ed Sheeran can exist, let alone make money selling music is a bad one.
     
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    ShipOfTheseus William Gallas

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    Long time since I've been to anything but a (disappointing) nostalgia gig, so I'll take your word for it. If you go deep enough into any sub-genre rabbit hole there will be plenty of superb recent music. For me, it's been post-rock for about a year, but I doubt anyone here will share that enthusiasm.

    What changed this century was that the musical mainstream is now divorced from either gigs or record sales: it's part of a multi-platform, multi-media celebrity industry. Which is why it's brick.

    No idea what @milo means by bedwetters. When my daughters were young enough to need bedside sticker charts they were malleable enough to be persuaded that they liked the Cardiacs. Those days are long gone.
     
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    LemonadeMoney Steve Carr

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    It's roughly 30 years ago that Stock Aitken Waterman embarked on the death of music, before passing on the baton to Simon Fuller and Simon Cowell.
     
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    Mulletperm Andy Sinton

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    SAW started their tripe in 87ish, and there was still cracking music through the early-mid nineties. It seems that something happened around 97/98 and decent music just died. The only thing of note I can remember from around that time is the Oasis Knebworth shows, where festivals became 'trendy' and the subsequent implosion of Oasis.
     
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    scaramanga Jimmy Cantrell Staff Member

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    I don't believe that. There's always been pop music - it's always been aimed at people who don't like thinking very much. That goes back way further than SAW, they just improved the process.

    The problem now is that there's every little in the way of an alternative scene in which music can grow properly. Much of that is down to the existence of generation sensible and their complete inability to indulge in hedonistic behaviour.
     
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    scaramanga Jimmy Cantrell Staff Member

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    Oasis brought chavs to guitar music and festivals - that was a big part of it. I have only been to Glastonbury twice and Reading once since then (used to be both most years) and I can't say I enjoyed either. Those festivals used to be places you could go to get away from all the clams (had to put up with hippies though) but now they're all there too.
     
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    Mulletperm Andy Sinton

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    Good point. I did Glastonbury 1994, and Reading 1995 both of which were bloody amazing. Then had a bit of a break from festivals until around Reading 2000 and it was bloody awful. Completely different atmosphere.
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Mostly mid-90s for me, but as few more recent ones

    Pulp - Babies
    Verve - History
    Mansun - Everyone Must Win
    Shed Seven - Chasing Rainbows
    Echo and the Bunnymen - Nothing Lasts Forever
    Hurricane #1 - Step Into My World
    Marion - Sleep
    Puressence - Sharpen Up The Knives
    Professor Elemental - Hat Full Of Sunshine
    Ride - Lannoy Point
     
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    Jordinho Steve Archibald Staff Member

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    This thread would be a lot more challenging if we excluded the 90s.
     
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    scaramanga Jimmy Cantrell Staff Member

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    So a best songs of 1989 thread? Shouldn't be too tough. In that year we had:

    • The Stone Roses
    • Doolittle
    • 3 Feet High and Rising
    • Straight Outta Compton
    • Disintegration
    Pretty much any track on any of those albums beats the brick out of post-2000 music. And I'm going to sneak a single in there and nominate Joe by the Inspirals as we can't have a best music discussion without me mentioning them.
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Especially as the Smiths split in 1987

    I guess there would be some Stone Roses, Cure (Disintegration was 1989), Pixies (Doolittle was 1989), then for me a spattering of Libertines, Empire of the Sun and Jeffrey Lewis.
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    I genuinely wrote that before your post came up
     
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    billyiddo Barry Daines Staff Member

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    Music from when i was young was the best and everything since has been brick
     
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    scaramanga Jimmy Cantrell Staff Member

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    and young people are all clams.
     
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    parklane1 Les Medley

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    Wow that is a hard question for those as old as me i love music and got a few thousand LP's.

    I will probably get it wrong and think how the hell did i forget that one but here goes.

    Working Class Hero : Lennon
    Stairway to Heaven : Led Zep
    Machine Gun : Hendrix
    Hells Bells : AC/DC
    Masters of War : Dylan
    Like a Rock : Bob Segar
    On the Road Again : Canned Heat
    Suite Judy Blue Eyes : CSN
    Child in Time : Deep Purple
    Riders of the Storm : The Doors.
     
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    billyiddo Barry Daines Staff Member

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    You don't say...

    Top 10 songs from past 30 years.

    :p
     

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