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Jakebert
08-11-2008, 11:35 PM
I find that most people have a certain time period of music that they favor more than others, intentionally or not. Do YOU have one?

For me, I tend to really favor mid-80's-to-mid-90's indie rock like R.E.M., Sonic Youth, the Pixies, Husker Du, My Bloody Valentine, Mudhoney, Beat Happening, ect. That era is pretty diverse in terms of style and I find there's always something new that I haven't heard before to discover, for example, just yesterday I discovered Sebadoh and Swirlies. Not that I don't like music from other eras, obviously, but I do find that this is the time period that I find myself returning to a lot when I'm looking for new music.

Little_Miss_1565
08-12-2008, 12:06 AM
I've been loving 90's indie pop lately (Magnetic Fields, Smashing Pumpkins, Yo La Tengo, Liz Phair, Pixies), but that might be mainly because my new band sounds like that and it's a very new band so I'm still in that honeymoon phase.

Overall, though, I don't have just one sweet spot. I also love 90's rock, 80's dance music (the gayer the better, so that goes without saying everything Vince Clarke touched in that decade), and the indie rock of my college years in the early 2000s, though I'm only a few years out of school so that doesn't say much (John Vanderslice, New Pornographers, The National, Death Cab/Postal Service, The Faint/Broken Spindles). All those bands are still really active though so I dunno how much that counts. Like, as much as I loved the National's album Alligator, Boxer blew it out of the water last year. And I have high hopes for the new Faint album.

I also still listen to all my 90s punk rock shit, too. Bad Religion, Lunachicks, Descendents, Green Day, some fucking band called the Offspring. Speaking of Lunachicks, though, anyone listen to Theo and the Skyscrapers? My ladycrush on Theo knows no bounds...

Then there's Tom Waits and Nick Cave who span so many decades, sounds, and scenes that they're impossible to pin down.

bighead384
08-12-2008, 12:30 AM
90's skate punk/pop punk owns. Best genre ever if you ask me. Modern punk that's influenced by that sound is awesome too. Bands like The Offspring of course, Pennywise, Mid-AFI, NOFX, Lagwagon, Pulley, Bad Religion, Propagandhi, Older Green Day, Guttermouth, MxPx, Strung Out, The Vandals. I'm high and felt like naming every band I could think of that fits that sound/time period. That's the best kind of punk if you ask me. It's both very intense and very melodic, and you can't quite say that as much of other kinds of punk.

Endymion
08-12-2008, 12:51 AM
hmm...

currently i'd have to say it's early to mid 80s zolo/new-wave/etc. i also like early 90s - present free-jazz/noise.

bighead384
08-12-2008, 12:56 AM
i also like early 90s - present free-jazz/noise.

Man that sound like it would be cool right about now, in my high state.

holland25
08-12-2008, 02:43 AM
The end of 70's - the first half of 80's hardocre punk and UK82.

Rooster
08-12-2008, 03:26 AM
Ninties punk rock and grunge (i still listen to the bands who play that style now but most of them are originally from ninties or eighties anyway) early 2000s (QOTSA's Songs For The Deaf comes to my mind).

wheelchairman
08-12-2008, 07:12 AM
This is a cool thread but I'm going to delete the posts of anyone who replies with

"oh man don't you like the 60s/70s with like The Doors, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin man!"

Cause even though I like some of those bands, that's just the worst.

SaiKYoU
08-12-2008, 07:31 AM
This is a cool thread but I'm going to delete the posts of anyone who replies with

"oh man don't you like the 60s/70s with like The Doors, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin man!"

Cause even though I like some of those bands, that's just the worst.

yep, that was a good period for drug abuse, not for music...

drex878
08-12-2008, 10:24 AM
The early 90's punk scene will always be one of my favorite times in the world of music. I used to be absolutely crazy for Rancid, Green Day, and The Offspring. Recently I've began to get into underground hip-hop. Kool Keith and his many aliases (http://www.koolkeith.co.uk/personas.html) such as Dr. Octagon, Black Elvis, and Dr. Dooom have some off the hook beats and crazy lyrics. Trip-Hop at it's finest.

Andy
08-12-2008, 10:42 AM
Probably 1995/6 to present.

Rag Doll
08-12-2008, 10:53 AM
I've been loving 90's indie pop lately (Magnetic Fields, Smashing Pumpkins, Yo La Tengo, Liz Phair, Pixies)

Overall, though, I don't have just one sweet spot. I also love 90's rock, 80's dance music (the gayer the better, so that goes without saying everything Vince Clarke touched in that decade), and the indie rock of my college years in the early 2000s, though I'm only a few years out of school so that doesn't say much (John Vanderslice, New Pornographers, The National, Death Cab/Postal Service, The Faint/Broken Spindles). All those bands are still really active though so I dunno how much that counts.

yesyesyes.

I am also a fan of stuff that, as my mom describes it, "sounds like it came out of England in 1969"....though, not necessarily from that period.

jacknife737
08-12-2008, 12:25 PM
1990-1998
The "rebirth" of punk rock. I’ve always been a fan of the “pop” side of punk, and the 90s stuff is a welcome relief to a lot of the shit that was put out in the 80s (not to say that it was all bad). All the music here just sounds to "raw" and aggressive, but it all has a huge pop influence, which is why i think i've been attracted to it. From Nirvana exploding, to the rise of Offspring/ Green Day/ NoFx/ Rancid/ Lagwagon/ ect/ ect/ to the emergence of Third Wave Ska - Mighty Mighty Bosstones/ ect. Hell, even Brit-pop had some decent albums during this time period (glances at Blur).

2002-????
-A lot of music in the 2000s gets written off, but it’s really just the ‘mainstream” stuff which is terrible (hey, when hasn’t it?). This decade has some of the best stuff from any genre, you just need to know where to look. Some of my favorite albums ever have been written/recorded during this Era by such bands as Against Me!/ Dillinger Four/ Street Dogs/ Loved Ones/ Wilhelm Scream / Alkaline Trio/ ect/ ect.

Smash_Returns
08-14-2008, 06:31 PM
'80s Metal, '90s punk, '90s grunge

also really like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Who, Van Halen, Pink Floyd, etc. but yeah, overall the time periods they are in can get sort of, old.

HATE The Doors. Can't f***in stand The Doors

ANDiTKO
08-15-2008, 11:22 PM
Smash,Americana days.... :rolleyes:

lost_nvrfound
08-16-2008, 12:27 AM
very much the 90s to present.

of course I can't write off the greats like Van Halen and The Who, but you can't really pin them down to a certain time period without it being ridiculously huge. (can't stand the doors, black sabbath, pink floyd and led zepplin with the exception of very few songs)

But mostly lately, I've really been into bands that cropped up in the 90s and later.