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View Poll Results: Which time period was better?
the 80's & 90's 229 69.82%
the 00's/now 99 30.18%
Voters: 328. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-12-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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Never got the chance (90's kid) but would love the 80's
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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? Huh?

The economy of the 90s destroys the 80s. Music in the 80s was ruined by overproduced synth sound on everything. Veteran artists did their worst work in the 80s, only redeeming themselves at the very end of the decade.

Movies? Easily the 90s.
This is ridiculous. The foundation for much of the music we hear now (especially synth sound) occured back then.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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This is ridiculous. The foundation for much of the music we hear now (especially synth sound) occured back then.
You say that like it's a good thing.

I guess we should be grateful for the things that made Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Katy Perry possible, right
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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You say that like it's a good thing.

I guess we should be grateful for the things that made Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Katy Perry possible, right
Ooh, bitter...

I said foundation...please tell me you understand that there is more to music today than Lada Gaga, Rihanna, and Katy Perry (even in Gary).
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:55 PM
 
Location: plano
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Its now but you have to define where. Its better now in Tx....Im not so sure for Ca, NY or Ill.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: IN
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Its now but you have to define where. Its better now in Tx....Im not so sure for Ca, NY or Ill.
Tx is about quantity of growth, not quality. Population growth has increased much faster than job growth in TX so we'll see how the next several years go. I do agree that QOL in the 80s and 90s was much better than today for most areas of the US. Things just didn't cost as much and wages were much higher for many different jobs compared to today when adjusted for inflation. Now, you seeing younger and older workers struggling with underemployment even if they have good job skillsets.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Now. If I where growing up in the 80's/90's where I currently live, I probably would have been shot dead already.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:39 PM
 
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Ooh, bitter...

I said foundation...please tell me you understand that there is more to music today than Lada Gaga, Rihanna, and Katy Perry (even in Gary).
I disagree.

In terms of pop music, that's about what it is.

Even rappers are making Europop records and Korn is making records with Skrillex.

That kind of synthpop is pretty dominant, to the point where somebody like Adele can just make decent "vintage" music and be treated like a goddess.

Rock is pretty much dead.

R&B is pretty much dead.

Pop is lame, but it's usually been lame, so that's no biggie.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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life changed after 9/11 IMHO.
I agree.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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The old time always seem better when you reflect but the world is always progressing...
I would say this is debatable.
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