Why is 80s music so well liked

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  1. MadSquabbles500

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    In the Mid 90s, the powers that be tried to convince everyone the 80s was corny. And it was working for a bit especially with Gen Y. But one even as powerful as they can only repress the truth for so long.
     
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    Because it's the backbone of 90s music and beyond.
     
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    Electronic musical instruments from Japan. The 808 comes to mind.
     
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    It's because we have all the technology and resources they had (and more), yet we suck so much worse than them now. Even the pop songs were (and ARE) creative and legendary to the point of inspiring-- when's the last time that happened?
     
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    Here are 100 reasons...

    http://www.nme.com/list/100-best-songs-of-the-1980s-1161

    I wish they would bring back the 70's/80's themed night club Polly Esther's.

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    All of them went out of business.
     
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    A lot of different styles got a time in the limelight either in popular culture of big subculture followings. You had diversity, more ways for music to be heard by people, tapes becoming mainstream, MTV, college radio becoming a big thing; then you had punk and related genres of the late 70's and 80's giving a rise in hope to those without a bunch of money (for the first time since garage rock) after a lot of big production works in the 70's (a lot of filmmakers also got starts with low budget works after the film school auteur boom of the early to mid 70's as well). The 80's was just a huge pop culture explosion in a lot of different ways.
     
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    Violator may best their masterpiece but their 80s stuff is still their best overall decade of work.
    A hell of a lot better than Exciter. No hits on that.
    If you were born the in 80s you grew to love it. I was at a hall and oates/tears for fears concert a few months back and was sitting next to a couple of high school kids. I don't know if that was aberration or what lol

    Going to see DM for the first time next week btw. One of my favorite bands. The 80s were the goat music decade with what all was out there. It had it all.
     
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    Honestly its a pretty typical trend across the whole of society isn't it? any kind of movement in art/style/design is likely to be a reaction against the previous movement so it will be viewed negativity. The movement before the previous movement on the other hand will very often end up as a source of inspiration.

    Look at say architecture, modernism rejected art deco style designs yet post modernism brought them a lot of that kind of ornamentation, most obviously skyscrapers with pointy tops to them.
     
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    I don't know about the best lol. I mean some of the pop music was catchy. In fact, I think overall it's more appealing compared to current pop music.

    With the except of some Slayer, Ozzy, Iron Maiden..... the rock music isn't as good as 60s, 70s and 90s.
     
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    One obvious difference as well is that the alternative scene was still largely based on smaller lables in the 80's before becoming commercialised much more in the 90's and 00's.
     
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    Because the music from the 80s was so varied.
    Not only that but production values and arrangements were better. Music was fun and not about attitude.
     
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    Stomps on the 90s. The 90s ruined music.
     
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    Here's to hoping actual rock music makes a nostalgic comeback here soon.
     
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    Cuz it's fucking awesome.
     
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    Beyond everything else of course its music that suits depressing geopolitics...







    Pass the hairspray and the eye shadow for tomorrow were radioactive dust, etc
     
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    The pop music of the 80's was just great imo.

    Rock was still on top, Hip Hop was just getting started, Metal had a huge presence.

    The thing about the 80's for me was, it was the pinnacle of the electric guitar as an instrument, everyone used it. You could find it everywhere.

    Alot of my favorite music came from that era, across multiple genres.
     
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    Dunno if I agree that it ruined music, but it was the beginning of the end.
     
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    I think it was definitely the beginning of serious problems with the whole industry becoming commercialised leaving less room for more interesting stuff outside of the mainstream. By the 00's so called "indie rock" was just another aspect of mainstream pop and really not pushing it very often musically.
     
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    The 90s was anti talent, anti fun. All about angst and shittiness.
     
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    40somethings are inclined to give opinions on their formative years and their experiences thereof.

    80s music was terrible.
     

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