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Old 12-28-2009, 12:55 AM
 
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What is your favorite era of music? Mine is either the late 1960s/early 1970s or the 1980s/early 1990s
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:58 AM
 
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Early to mid 80s for sure. I like a lot of music from a lot of different times but that time has the highest concentration of music that I love. It might be because that was when I became a teenager and a lot of memories are tied up with music of the time.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:06 AM
 
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Early to mid 80s for sure. I like a lot of music from a lot of different times but that time has the highest concentration of music that I love. It might be because that was when I became a teenager and a lot of memories are tied up with music of the time.
Me watching the music videos on MTV and VH1 back in the mid/late 1980s was how I've first got into music
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:08 AM
 
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1960's
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:39 AM
 
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I don't have a favorite era, but each decade (more or less) introduced me to music that is part of my personal idea of the best music.

As a teenager in the Fifties it was R&B, soon dubbed RnR for white audiences; Sixties music that has lasted for me was Soul and Motown. But because I'd moved to NYC I quickly became fascinated with foreign music and began buying recordings of Piaf, Amalia Rodrigues, Oum Khalsoum, and some Greek music.

In the Seventies it was Funk and disco, and the Eighties was Hi NRG dance music. But in the Seventies I became very interested in classical music too and collected hundreds of LPs.

In the 90's U.S. pop and rock was so bad, as far as I was concerned, that I went heavily into classic 50's & early 60's jazz and Brazilian music, and since then I have mainly bought African, Arabic and Greek pop music.

I have replaced my LPs with CDs, and have continued to buy music CDs. At this point I have many hundreds of CD's representative of all the music I liked best from the past. What is clear from looking at all those many, many boxes of CD's is that the smallest one is U.S. pop and rock...only about fifties CD's at best. For me rock had no staying power at all, and I don't think I have saved one rock recording from the 80's or 90's.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:28 AM
 
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Hard to pick just one.
I like English folk, Celtic, Beethoven, big band swing and much of today's music.
I agree with Kexvu that each era has had something to offer, and shaped my taste in some way. (I did enjoy Warren Zevon, the Beasties, RHCP and Nirvana in the 80's and 90's.)

I am going to disagree with Kexvu that the 70's was just funk and disco (as much as I do like both of those), there was still a lot of groundbreaking stuff going on then: Along with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Bee Gees, Sugarhill Gang and Chic doing the R & B/disco thing, we had the Clash, Bob Marley, the Police--so many old dinosaurs of today (the Who, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Debbie Harry,Springsteen, Stones etc) who were in their prime back then; they produced timeless work.

I guess I could pick the 70's for both the excitement of experimentation as well as sentiment (I turned 18 in 1972).
Maybe I would pick Now for the sheer number of genres and choices, and ease of finding them.
Sometimes it is overwhelming; I'll never keep up with it all. But that's okay.

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Old 12-28-2009, 04:52 AM
 
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It IS hard to pick one favorite from the past. But I agree that right now is overall best due to the fact that so much is at our fingertips. We can venture far beyond our own continent or go back in time to immerse our selves in music we missed when it was new.

A lot of music that I really liked at the time isn't at all listenable now . What was I thinking??? But it's all fun to remember and consider how it influenced current preferences.

Country rock from the 70's probably has the warmest connection, due to what I was doing at the time .

Although not directly related to the music itself, I have to smile remembering the prehistoric Ipod era when Boom Boxes walked the earth.
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:59 AM
 
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I like all kinds of stuff, but my fav years would be 1975-1985 rock music.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:47 AM
 
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1960's
I totally agree!
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:12 AM
 
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Eighties and fifties.
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