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A new paradigm

So I had a think about this and I wondered whether there was another way of seeing it. Decades are just arbitrary numbers. Moreover, some bands hit their straps across decades and there seems to be notable eras across time. Notable, the Beatles were really only good after 65 so the early 60s could go to someone else (although the Beatles didn't really have an early 70s). Radiohead also seem to have had their best period in the late 90s and early 00s. The key one that I thought of was Kate Bush. She was at her peak in the late 70s and early 80s. So from Kick inside (perhaps the best debut album ever) to Hounds of Love, she was the best.

Split decades:

66-75 Beatles or maybe Beefheart (psychedelic / rock era)
76-85 Kate Bush (funny that she is my choice for the punk/new wave era)
86-95 R.E.M. (for the grunge / alternative era)
96-2005 Stereolab (postrock / triphop / britpop era)
2006 - now Dirty Projectors (maybe) or Belbury Poly

Jun 01, 2013, 07:45


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