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Best periods of music?

phantom
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7/2/2012 11:58:27 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
What are your favorite periods of music?

Mine are

70's(by far)
60's
80's
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7/21/2012 3:28:25 PM
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Damn. This is tough. It's between the 60's and 70's for me.
The 60's had the Beatles
The 70's had Carpenters
I can't decide :/
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7/21/2012 3:34:56 PM
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For the most part the 80s and some of the 90s. There are some other songs that are okay and are newer too, but for the most part I hate new music.
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7/23/2012 9:20:04 AM
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At 7/21/2012 3:34:56 PM, Contra wrote:
For the most part the 80s and some of the 90s. There are some other songs that are okay and are newer too, but for the most part I hate new music.

The 1970s gave us the most creative and artistic period in music history.
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7/26/2012 10:38:56 PM
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The Fool: This time.
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7/30/2012 8:21:27 AM
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1799-1827-Beethoven
1861-New American Music (for the Civil War, including Dixie, Battle Cry of Freedom, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Bonnie Blue Flag, and many other great pieces)
1880s-Tchaikovsky
1955-1961-War/Western Music (My favorite period of Johnny Cash and The Golden Age of Johnny Horton and Marty Robbins)
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8/5/2012 12:22:23 AM
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The Baroque Period, 1600 to 1750. "Composers of the baroque era include Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Alessandro Scarlatti, Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Philipp Telemann, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Arcangelo Corelli, François Couperin, Denis Gaultier, Claudio Monteverdi, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Henry Purcell." -- Wikipedia
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8/7/2012 10:39:56 PM
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At 7/23/2012 9:20:04 AM, inferno wrote:
At 7/21/2012 3:34:56 PM, Contra wrote:
For the most part the 80s and some of the 90s. There are some other songs that are okay and are newer too, but for the most part I hate new music.

The 1970s gave us the most creative and artistic period in music history.

Besides the classical era I have to whole-heartidly agree. Progressive rock dominated the 70's and I have yet to see any other form of music besides classical that is more creative than progressive rock, both in terms of insturments and lyrics.
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11/28/2015 5:56:08 PM
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Late Baroque
Late Classical
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11/30/2015 3:20:26 PM
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I think something like the period 1967 to 1975 is my favorite period. I think of it as something like a cambrian explosion of rock music. So many different musical expressions were explored and recorded.

According to Frank Zappa (who I am a big fan of by the way), the record labels back in the 60s were run by old men. You had a rising youth culture that consumed a lot of music and were in part shaped by it. The old executives didn't understand what the kids were doing and were generally disconnected from it, but wanted to make money, so they just gave young folks record deals and just hoped they'd make something that would sell. So basically, these young folks were given a lot of freedom and many were determined to make something unique. Some of these bands are now regarded as prog rock bands, but that's a bit misleading as they were generally trying to be unique rather than adhere to some common style.

In later decades, young people started taking over the business, some of them musicians, and they started streamlining their products more. This is Frank Zappa's very brief summary on just some of the shaping forces that changed the music industry from the 60s to the 80s.

I'd mention some highlights, but it would be a long list. I like bands like Pink Floyd, Beatles, Love, Velvet Underground, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Hatfield and the North, Yes, Return to Forever, and others that often had their creative peak during this period.

Best album from that period might be Yes' Close to the Edge from 1972.
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12/4/2015 10:39:21 PM
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At 11/30/2015 3:20:26 PM, toretorden wrote:
Best album from that period might be Yes' Close to the Edge from 1972.
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1972 I'd say Jethro Tull - Aqualung

I'll always be fond of the music I grew up on 60's and 70's as well as the music created by my generation the 80's and 90's

I believe there is current music that I would enjoy but I really don't have a resource to it. Niki minaj and Justin Beaver just don't make my list.

I wonder what kind of genres that exist(ed) and/or gone extinct that have not been recorded.
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