Do you like 80's music?

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Do you like 80's music?

  1. Yes.

    30.8%
  2. Heck yes.

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  1. olivia_the_lamb

    olivia_the_lamb Moderator Staff Member

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    If so, what are your favourite bands/artists? Some of your favourite songs? Go ahead and post them! Lyrics too if you want :)

    80's and 70's music is really all I listen to anymore. My favourite band isn't 80s/70s but I usually have to be in the mood to listen to them because they're pretty depressing lol.
     
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    The 80s laid the groundwork for everything good about 90s music.

    Grunge was 80s
    Black Metal was 80s
    Desert Rock was 80s
    Shoegaze was 80s

    That being said, I don't listen to that much New Wave, which is the most 80s thing ever.
     
  3. olivia_the_lamb

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    Glad someone else appreciates it as much as I do.

    What are some of your favourite artists from the 80's?
     
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    You've probably seen me spamming songs from this album in the "What are you listening to" thread, but Birth of Sol by Yawning Man would be one of the best rock albums of all time if only it was recorded at higher audio quality.



    Another highly influential 80s band would be Dinosaur Jr., who are cited by pretty much every Grunge and Alt-Rock band as a major influence. On their 80s albums, their songs would often alternate between the heavier side of grunge and the lighter side of grunge.



    And no list of good 80s band is complete without mentioning Sonic Youth.

     
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    I love 80's music. Even New wave....
    I recently rediscovered some of the great hard rock hidden by the tussled tresses of hair/glam metal. Bands like Dokken and Van Halen that were amazing musicians and songwriters. Had forgotten about these guys for many years. So many catchy songs.
    Also went back and rediscovered 80's and 90's Black Sabbath (post Ozzy), so many great songs.
    Always have been a massive fan of 80's gloomy depressing Cure albums like "Pornography"
    Bit shout out to Gary Numan for his contributions to electronic music.
    So many classic songs, albums and artists. Would need a huge post to talk about it all!
    Don't even start me on the 70's!!
     
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    I'm the same way, I love the 70's just as much as the 80's, but I've been on a huge 80's kick for the past several months.

    Though I do love metal etc, I've been into more of the softer rock and even pop/electronic music of the 80's... kind of some great one hit wonders too :p
     
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    I like music from any time period. the 80's did have some good music, though some other stuff from that decade is kinda meh. it all depends on what it is and what kind of mood I'm in at the time
     
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    I'm like Midnattblod, sort of. I like music from most periods. :)
     
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    60’s, 70’s and 80’s were the best.
     
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    I've got music from the 20s to the 20-teens on my computer - love 'em all! Just downloaded a bunch of 80s stuff last weekend.
     
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    I especially love the vibe of Swing music, more than anything, so for me the ideal music era was 30's-40's.

    Of course, there have been some amazing songs and artists from every decade.
     
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    I like a little bit of almost every era's music. I just prefer the 80's because a lot of it is upbeat, yet sometimes you get hit with a song that makes you really think or something that makes you feel like love. Or sad sometimes even. Same with 70's and 60's. It's just interesting to see how we evolve as a society through music :D
     
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    I'm like Liv, I love a bit of everything, though concerning songs I tend to prefer those from the 60s. I was a major Beatles nut in my teenage years. I do like 80s music though, but I've found that admitting that, at least in my family, is a big taboo :D
     
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    There are in, is in my eyes, a lot of good stuff still being released. Maybe not as cutting edge as back in the day. However some of the newer artists are pretty good. It is just hard to find it now thanks to the internet letting everyone on. For every good band/artist there are 4 billion shit ones.
    I sometimes spend hours on bandcamp looking....but there are 3 or 4 worthwhile from a stack of shit. But when you find something good it is pretty awesome.
     
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    The '90s is underrated as a decade in terms of certain genres.







     
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    There's also King's X, who were also quite ahead of the curve.
     
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    80s were a weird time. Punk was hot. Metal was hot. But the charts were hot with electric drums and synths.

    I think a lot of great music was made in the 80s. But erm... yeah.
     
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    I still listen to the old stuff. The music of the 80s was pretty forgettable.

    I use some of the lyrics found in, Whiskey in the Jar in the story I'm writing.
    "Stand and deliver or the devil he may take ya"

     
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    There's probably a reason why this song rings true. The Whiskey in the Jar story is interesting, but 80s it is not. Well, it might be, but then it's probably going to be 1680's :D

    Whiskey in the Jar - Wikipedia

    I like the Thin Lizzy version - but it's a 70's song. You might claim Metallica , but that was 90's (only just as well)
     
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    Whiskey in the Jar is one of those wonderfully timeless songs that I hope will never go completely out of fashion... there is a recent song that brought Whiskey in the Jar to mind... Renegades.