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Thread started 03/22/19 4:34am

Urine

1991 best year for music

Acthung Baby
Dangerous
Diamonds and Pearls
Use Your Illusion
Mama Said
Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Is there a better year?
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Reply #1 posted 03/22/19 5:30am

MotownSubdivis
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'76, '78, '82-'85, '87 and '94 are far better.

1991 was a great year though.
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Reply #2 posted 03/22/19 5:38am

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without checking all released album lists in detail, my guess it that any year from mid 70s to late 80s could qualify


1988 would kick in just based on Hip Hop albums alone

It takes A Nation Of Millions, By All Means Necessary, Long Live The Kane, Adventures Of Slick Rick, Follow The Leader, He's the DJ I'm the Rapper, Straight Outta Compton, Straight Out The Jungle and so on and so on


1989 and 1990 woud be equally good I guess, Masta Ace, Ice Cube, X-Clan, ATCQ, PE...
btw, Mama Said Knock You Out was in 1990 not 1991

Golden Age of Hip Hop the best fucking time ever to witness in music history cool



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Reply #3 posted 03/22/19 5:55am

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Dancelot said:

without checking all released album lists in detail, my guess it that any year from mid 70s to late 80s could qualify

Pretty much.

It also depends on what metrics you use to define what makes a great year in music great. You got music on an indie/underground/"bubbling under"/non-pop level and of course, music on the widespread mainstream stage. You got your years that are blossomed on the indie level (1981 comes to mind), years that were strong on the mainstream side (1985) and years that were just great all across the board high and low (i.e. 1984).

Context also matters as well. For years that were better mostly outside the Top 40, did the sounds of that year go on to influence music in future years? '81 is generally seen as a weak year for mainstream music but the black and dance charts were booming and what was banging in the clubs that year went on to mold music on a mainstream level throughout the rest of the 80's.

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Reply #4 posted 03/22/19 9:07am

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1981 is one of the best ever years for British pop music.

If you're into that obviously.

The entire premise of this thread is very silly but for what it's worth I don't especially rate any of the albums you mentioned from 1991 that highly, and you didn't even mention Nevermind!

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Reply #5 posted 03/22/19 9:40am

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I suppose it depends on what kind of music you like. I'd personally say that 1984 was the best year for music.
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Reply #6 posted 03/22/19 9:47am

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EmmaMcG said:

I suppose it depends on what kind of music you like. I'd personally say that 1984 was the best year for music.
I second this notion.

You could make an argument for '83 as well.
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Reply #7 posted 03/22/19 10:02am

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I wonder why people on this site always say music made 1970s or after is the best. Why not 1908, 1924, 1957, 1968, etc.? Or even pre-recording industry? How can you claim that the best music is the one you heard all the time?

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #8 posted 03/22/19 10:02am

Empress

Choosing the best year is not easy as it's all relative, however, I strongly believe the best decade for music was the 1970's. So much great music from this time and music that still sounds great today. You sure won't be able to say that 50 years from now about today's music.

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Reply #9 posted 03/22/19 10:45am

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1991 was a great year for music. It delivered two albums that would end up having a profound effect on my life: Phyllis Hyman "Prime Of My Life" and Mariah's "Emotions". Definately not the best year in music for me. But, it ranks somewhere up there.

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #10 posted 03/22/19 11:29am

NorthC

MickyDolenz said:

I wonder why people on this site always say music made 1970s or after is the best. Why not 1908, 1924, 1957, 1968, etc.? Or even pre-recording industry? How can you claim that the best music is the one you heard all the time?


Exactly. There is no such thing as "the" best year. You will always horrible and fantastic music in any given year.
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Reply #11 posted 03/22/19 12:19pm

S2DG

MickyDolenz said:

I wonder why people on this site always say music made 1970s or after is the best. Why not 1908, 1924, 1957, 1968, etc.? Or even pre-recording industry? How can you claim that the best music is the one you heard all the time?



I wonder how you changed the font for your post.

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Reply #12 posted 03/22/19 12:22pm

SoulAlive

Empress said:

I strongly believe the best decade for music was the 1970's. So much great music from this time and music that still sounds great today. You sure won't be able to say that 50 years from now about today's music.

I totally agree.

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Reply #13 posted 03/22/19 2:34pm

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Urine said:

Acthung Baby
Dangerous
Diamonds and Pearls
Use Your Illusion
Mama Said
Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Is there a better year?


Plus

Nevermind
Ten
Metallica
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Reply #14 posted 03/22/19 4:01pm

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Urine said:

Acthung Baby Dangerous Diamonds and Pearls Use Your Illusion Mama Said Blood Sugar Sex Magik Is there a better year?



You're taking the piss, aren't you?

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Reply #15 posted 03/22/19 6:28pm

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ah, the year of "little fluffy clouds", "innuendo" and "ring ring ring (ha ha hey)", "losing my religion",
"unfinished sympathy" and so many other great tunes music


and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #16 posted 03/22/19 7:51pm

Abdul

One of my favorites from 1991, the cheaters anthem "OPP" biggrin

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Reply #17 posted 03/23/19 9:21am

ItsLetoyaBaby

Are you kidding me? 1991 is the year Letoya Jackson released the album No Relations. When I listened to it for the first time I knew it would be legendary right away. Epic. Sexbox remains a pop hit and Let's Rock The House is pure Beat-it style rock (notice how it even has "rock" in the name). Wild Side was a #1 hit in the Phillipines.

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Reply #18 posted 03/23/19 3:03pm

Halen

1967 when it comes to music albums:

The Beatles | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Velvet Underground | The Velvet Underground & Nico

The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Are You Experienced

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Reply #19 posted 03/23/19 11:50pm

S2DG

There's only one year, it's 1957.

Little Richard - Here's Little Richard

Miles Davis - The Birth of Cool

Ray Charles - The Great Ray Charles

These among Elvis, Chuck Berry, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Louie Armstrong, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Monk, Mingus, Johnny Cash and Chuck Berry.

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Reply #20 posted 03/24/19 12:44am

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ItsLetoyaBaby said:

Are you kidding me? 1991 is the year Letoya Jackson released the album No Relations. When I listened to it for the first time I knew it would be legendary right away. Epic. Sexbox remains a pop hit and Let's Rock The House is pure Beat-it style rock (notice how it even has "rock" in the name). Wild Side was a #1 hit in the Phillipines.

the album version of Sexbox is out of this world!

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Reply #21 posted 03/24/19 3:24am

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nextedition said:

ItsLetoyaBaby said:

Are you kidding me? 1991 is the year Letoya Jackson released the album No Relations. When I listened to it for the first time I knew it would be legendary right away. Epic. Sexbox remains a pop hit and Let's Rock The House is pure Beat-it style rock (notice how it even has "rock" in the name). Wild Side was a #1 hit in the Phillipines.

the album version of Sexbox is out of this world!

It iiiiissss! And it was a very saccessful hit too, it peaked at #3 in Albania and #12 in Peru. Talk about worldwide saccess!

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Reply #22 posted 03/24/19 3:47am

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LOL, i've never even heard this Letoya Jackson song and wiki says the album was only released in Colombia, Germany and Holland. But hey, I approve of musical delusions, we all have them.

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Reply #23 posted 03/24/19 10:13am

Empress

jaawwnn said:

LOL, i've never even heard this Letoya Jackson song and wiki says the album was only released in Colombia, Germany and Holland. But hey, I approve of musical delusions, we all have them.



I couldn't name one Latoya Jackson song. She is practically talentless IMO.
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Reply #24 posted 03/24/19 10:56am

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Achtung Baby is ear cancer.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #25 posted 03/24/19 1:11pm

ItsLetoyaBaby

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jaawwnn said:

LOL, i've never even heard this Letoya Jackson song and wiki says the album was only released in Colombia, Germany and Holland. But hey, I approve of musical delusions, we all have them.

I couldn't name one Latoya Jackson song. She is practically talentless IMO.

Oh, look, a Janet fan! You are SO easy to spot with your pointless resentment of Letoya it's actually funny. There's a reason Toy has been named "The Pope Of Pop" and it isn't because you're all smart and we're fools. She has a very loyal, dedicated fanbase The Toy Soldiers who gather at The Church Of Letoya, and she has been popping them hits since the 70's regardless of whatever is going on on her personal life, regardless of that devilish Jack Gordon and her heartbreaking keloids. It shouldn't come as a surprise that she is a big star in the Phillipines and East Timor. If you've been to those places you know what I'm talking about. I mean, I've never been there but I know someone who has and he tells me: Letoya's BIG!

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Reply #26 posted 03/24/19 3:47pm

mrwiggles

1978, for the peaking of the P-Funk if nothing else.

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Reply #27 posted 03/24/19 3:59pm

SoulAlive

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1978, for the peaking of the P-Funk if nothing else.

1978 is my favorite year for music,too smile

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Reply #28 posted 03/24/19 6:22pm

Abdul

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Abdul said:

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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