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Old 08-27-2009, 12:08 AM
 
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Default Most influential American city on the music scene by decade

1960's--San Francisco

1970's--???

1980's--LA

1990's--Seattle

2000--???
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:15 AM
 
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70s would probably be New York with disco and punk, but it's hard to say any city was more influential for any decade since musical fads come and go so quickly
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:15 AM
 
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1970's--???
Detroit rather people like it or not
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:18 AM
 
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Detroit rather people like it or not
If you're talking about Motown, most of its heydays were in the 60s while most of the 70s were spent in LA.
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:21 AM
 
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It seems like New York and L.A. are the top two in every decade since at least the 70's. But beyond those 2 the rest look ok.
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:27 AM
 
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I disagree with that. Clearly SF in the 60's and Seattle in the 90's had more influence than either LA or New York.
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It seems like New York and L.A. are the top two in every decade since at least the 70's. But beyond those 2 the rest look ok.
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:30 AM
 
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I disagree with that. Clearly SF in the 60's and Seattle in the 90's had more influence than either LA or New York.
I agree.
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:33 AM
 
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60's SF
70's NYC
80's LA
90's SEA/LA(Gangsta Rap)
00's?

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Old 08-27-2009, 12:35 AM
 
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I disagree with that. Clearly SF in the 60's and Seattle in the 90's had more influence than either LA or New York.
I think people say Seattle because grunge was very popular and everyone knows that Seattle started that trend, but it's a stretch to say that Grunge bands "dominated" the sheer output of music from hubs NYC and L.A. Hell, even Orlando with all its ****ty teeny bop bands probably sold as well as grunge did.
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:37 AM
 
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This is about popular music in general, not just hip-hop...or are you saying other genres of popular music (like Rock) became stale in the late 90's and early 2000s. Because I would agree with that, although saying ATL/No for 2000's is kind of a stretch.

Overall, 2000s was kind of a bad decade for music...


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60's SF
70's NYC
80's LA
90's SEA/LA(Gangsta Rap)
00's ATL/NO(Southern Rap)
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