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Old 08-23-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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1975-1985 Was The Pinnacle For Music

The albums, concepts, songs, tours, creativity, influence and variety of music made this the real pinnacle for modern music.

These albums really show why:

1975-1985:
1. The Dreaming by Kate Bush

2. Hounds of Love by Kate Bush

3. Security by Peter Gabriel

4. Animals by Pink Floyd

5. Ghost In The Machine by The Police

6. Synchronicity by The Police

7. Ra by Utopia

8. Pornography by The Cure

9. Faith by The Cure

10. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac

11. Purple Rain by Prince
Yeah, good luck finding Prince songs on Youtube.
12. Night At The Opera by Queen

13. Romantic Warrior by Return To Forever

14. Avalon by Roxy Music

15. Initiation by Todd Rundgren

16. Juju by Siouxsie & The Banshees

17. Meat Is Murder by The Smiths

18. Starcastle by Starcastle

19. The Dream Of Blue Turtles by Sting

20. Songs From The Big Chair by Tears For Fears

21. The Unforgettable Fire by U2

22. Station To Station by David Bowie

23. Low by David Bowie

24. Heaven Up Here by Echo & The Bunnymen

25. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf

26. Long Distance Voyager by Moody Blues

27. Movement by New Order

28. Tales Of Mystery & Imagination by Alan Parsons Project

29. Face Value by Phil Collins

30. Scheherazade and Other Stories by Renaissance

31. Horses by Patti Smith

32. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

33. Fear of Music by Talking Heads

34. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin

35. Melt by Peter Gabriel

36. Another Green World by Brian Eno

37. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen

38. Die Mensch-Maschine by Kraftwerk


This time period gave us many wonderful things including:

Best of Prog and Art Rock
Best of New Wave
Early days of Electronic music.
Best of Bowie
Best of Pink Floyd
Pinnacle Jazz Fusion Record and one of the best jazz albums (Romantic Warrior)
Had as many if not more insanely good songs than the late sixties through early 70’s.
Merging world music with Western music.
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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Some good choices there. I'd throw Gary Numan into the mix as well.
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Wow, a Sting mention that's not an insult! Nice to see I'm not the only person around here who will own up to liking Sting.

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Holy shit, Screwtape, that's a hell of post.

But one of the things I think of in terms of music when it comes to that time period was the birth of punk. There doesn't seem to be any of the 70's pioneers of punk on your list. It was such an influential (for lack of better words) genre of music that exploded on our culture...the repercussions of it still felt today and will be felt forever.

Anyway, good work.
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Hmmm. I'm not fond of much of that.
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I disagree with you.
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I'll gladly own up to liking Sting.
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No, but nice try.

Glad to see the mentions of early rap/hip-hop spliced in here, too.
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Best of Prog and Art Rock
I disagree with that. Yes and Genesis were past their peak, and the majority of albums that prog-haters mock are from the period you named.

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Best of Bowie
I love Low, and especially Station To Station, but you can't just ignore Hunky Dory, Diamond Dogs, and fucking Ziggy Stardust. Plus, Bowie reached his lowest point artistically in the mid-80's.

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Best of Pink Floyd
Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, Dark Side Of The Moon, and Meddle are all generally recognized as Floyd classics, but I can sort of see your point.

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Had as many if not more insanely good songs than the late sixties through early 70’s.
No way.

Good effort though; I liked quite a few of your choices.
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Great selection you've got there. It's certainly one of my favorite periods too.
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