Best Artist/Band By Decade Pick one artist per decade.
Posted 10 October 2010 - 09:52 PM
1950s: Buddy Holly
1960s: The Beatles
1970s: Pink Floyd
1980s: The Smiths
1990s: R.E.M. (I think Out of Time, Automatic for the People, and Up, are excellent albums)
2000s: Death Cab for Cutie
Posted 10 October 2010 - 10:06 PM
50s: Nat King Cole
Runner up: Frank Sinatra
60s: The Beatles
Runner up: Patsy Cline
Runner up: Pink Floyd/The Who/Queen/Patti Smith
80s: The Smiths/The Clash
Runner up: The Chameleons/The Cure/Talking Heads/Kate Bush
Runner up: R.E.M
Runner up: Arcade Fire/Of Montreal
I know I cheated, sue me. But it's hard narrowing this thing down when there's so many bands and musicians that I absolutely love.
Posted 10 October 2010 - 10:17 PM
60's - The obvious choice is the Beatles, but I feel honorable mention should be the Velvet Underground for being one of the first true alternative bands.
70's - David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust, Station to Station, Low, the Thin White Duke.
80's - The Clash: the only band that mattered. London Calling and Combat Rock embraced media and new technologies with an eye to the future. Green Day would not be on Broadway without them.
90's - Radiohead: un-grunge experimentalists saved those of us who did not like Nirvana. Three great albums in the nineties.
2000's - The Shins: because they could change your life according to Zach Braff. Runner up would be Interpol. Oh, and then there's Spoon...
Posted 10 October 2010 - 10:37 PM
60's - The Beatles. If you have any other answer, you're just wrong.
70's - Led Zepplin
80's - The Smiths
90's - Radiohead
00's - The Shins
That was ridiculously hard. I had to just go with first instinct, if I thought about it for too long I would have about 10 artists for each decade (except the 50's. I fail at 50's knowlege.)
Posted 11 October 2010 - 06:52 AM
Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:59 AM
Zach Braff... the last time he was even culturally relevant was 2004.
50's: The California Gold Rush Singers
60's: "Honest" Abe Lincoln & The Emancipators
70's: The Ringers (Featuring Alexander Graham Bell)
80's: Jack & The Rippers (First-Wave British Invasion)
90's: The Roughriders
Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:54 AM
I can't do this list!! :(
60's - Rolling Stones/Velvet underground. (ugh this is painful)
70's Neil Young/The Clash
80's The Cure/The Replacements
90's Smashing Pumpkins/Jeff Buckley
00's Interpol & Radiohead.
(i only started listening to Radiohead the year 2000 so thats why i put em there)
This isn't right.