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1979 Was it the best ever year for music?

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Created by myscreenname Two weeks ago, 12 Feb 2021
myscreenname
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12 Feb 2021 6:23PM
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I heard something the other day that I think rings true. "Your musical tastes for life are set 15 years after you were born."

1979 had so much going on. Disco, Punk, New Wave, some memorable hits and the launch of many influential artists.

Was 1979 the best ever year for music?

GPA
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12 Feb 2021 7:09PM
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I heard a similar thing - by the time you are 33yo you stop seeking out new music and stick with what you like...

Interesting - I'm 54yo and was a teenager through the 80's - clubbing and pubbing through to my mid 20's. My son is 23yo and my soon to be SIL is 30yo - both really get into the 70's and 80's classics that I tend to play when cooking the Sunday BBQ. They know the bands and words to many of the songs...

Carantoc
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12 Feb 2021 7:16PM
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Let's see now....

UK top 10 singles in 1979 :
Y.M.C.A - Village People
We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard
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Maybe top 10 albums in 1979 might be better ...
Barbara Streisand's Greatest Hits Vol 2
The Very Best of Leo Sayer
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Yeah, right 1979.......mmm... Are these your favorite artists myscreenname ?

I guess that you rue Bronski Beat and Right Said Fred weren't around when you were 15 ??

Mark _australia
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12 Feb 2021 10:05PM
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I don't think I agree with the 15 year old thing. I moved through at least 4 few genres as 'favourite' over adult life, and now come back to the one that's in the middle - certainly not my teenage tastes. But having a teenager and a much younger partner, I've heard a lot of their modern stuff and really like it as its based on the electronic or hiphop that I liked 20yrs ago. (Some trap is really good...)
Today I listened to about an hour each of psytrance, reggae and mid 90's alt rock in the shaping room. My poor neighbours though......

oldtelefart
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13 Feb 2021 5:01AM
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When I was 15 it was the late 60's. Listening to Cream, Hendrix, Traffic, and some weird jazz, Roland Kirk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis.

Mid-70's the rot had set in. Disco and Glam.
Today's hits are mostly computer-generated swill, with the occasional Ed Sheeran-type whiny acoustic singer songwriter.

Nowadays I mainly listen to Steely Dan and Stravinsky.

myscreenname
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13 Feb 2021 5:09AM
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I've been playing a 1979 play list on Spotify and most of it is pretty diverse and amazing.

louderthanwar.com/1979-40-years-on-was-this-the-greatest-ever-year-for-music/

If there is a better year than 1979 I want to give it a run and compare.



www.nytimes.com/2018/02/10/opinion/sunday/favorite-songs.html

Buster fin
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13 Feb 2021 6:16AM
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1984

kiterboy
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13 Feb 2021 3:44PM
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Mark _australia said..But having a teenager and a much younger partner, I've heard a lot of their modern stuff and really like it as its based on the electronic or hiphop that I liked 20yrs ago.


So what's the modern Thai music scene like?

hilly
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13 Feb 2021 4:50PM
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I was 16 1979 and still clearly remember the songs, loved the punk and ska bands. Amazing how they stick in your memories. What a time to be alive

Orange Whip
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13 Feb 2021 8:04PM
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Carantoc said..
Let's see now....

UK top 10 singles in 1979 :
Y.M.C.A - Village People
We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard
....

Maybe top 10 albums in 1979 might be better ...
Barbara Streisand's Greatest Hits Vol 2
The Very Best of Leo Sayer
.....


Yeah, right 1979.......mmm... Are these your favorite artists myscreenname ?

I guess that you rue Bronski Beat and Right Said Fred weren't around when you were 15 ??


That's a ****ed assumption that everyone listened to what polled top 10, not everyone is a sheep

Mark _australia
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13 Feb 2021 11:39PM
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kiterboy said..

Mark _australia said..But having a teenager and a much younger partner, I've heard a lot of their modern stuff and really like it as its based on the electronic or hiphop that I liked 20yrs ago.



So what's the modern Thai music scene like?


Am I missing something?

Haircut
QLD, 6399 posts
23 Feb 2021 7:12PM
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okay...checking other years for bestest music year everrer on super puta

yep, 1979 was the best year ever

Flatty
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23 Feb 2021 9:43PM
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Pugwash
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23 Feb 2021 7:56PM
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I understand it's a good year for humans that visit seabreeze

Ian K
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23 Feb 2021 8:11PM
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AquaPlow
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23 Feb 2021 10:23PM
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TartsPA said..

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I heard a similar thing - by the time you are 33yo you stop seeking out new music and stick with what you like..


And then Spotify came along.. Seeking on in my 60s
Huge range.. Love cherry picking.. At uni in UK.1979 The bands g8.. The survivors took it up a gear in eighties.. Some punk bands were truly aweful... But easy to catch Style council.. Buzzcocks the Clash.. Phil Collins shortly after Genesis split 40-50 in student bar. Bowie in different phases..

My generic likes playlist starts in 50s chugs thru till 2019.. When Trying random stuff often crash thru triple j top 100.. Easy to find something..
Cheers
AP

AquaPlow
QLD, 964 posts
23 Feb 2021 10:48PM
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Not style council later in early 80s they came out of Dexys midnight runners..
Older bands still touring clubs... Saw cracker cockney rebel set prob 79ish..
Missed a Fleetwood mac around then it was music central looking back... Virgin records started sir richard branson back thenToo..
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myscreenname
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Wednesday , 24 Feb 2021 2:30AM
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1979, freaking amazing year for music



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