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Greatest Year Ever For Music? 1969 - Top 100 Albums


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And by music, in this context, I am referring to pop/rock/folk, the modern, non-classical gamut. Happened across this list as rated by rateyourmusic.com. No idea what parameters they used in the rating, but it's certainly an interesting list. And while they didn't miss many clear choices (granted, I was only 16) they definitely included some unique choices. Anyone could subjectively argue the order, but I personally doubt there has ever been a year that produced more purely brilliant, creative and varied music.

 

JC

 

 

Top Albums of 1969 - Rate Your Music

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I'm not a fan of such lists. I've never even heard of 10% of the artists on it. Interesting though that they chose both "The Progressive Blues Experiment" and "Second Winter" by Johnny Winter, but left off his self-titled Columbia album which was, by most accounts, his best album.

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I'm not a fan of such lists. I've never even heard of 10% of the artists on it. Interesting though that they chose both "The Progressive Blues Experiment" and "Second Winter" by Johnny Winter, but left off his self-titled Columbia album which was, by most accounts, his best album.

 

Agreed on the question of lists like this, in general, because who can possibly say that great releases by any number of artists are truly better than the others. They vary in style, composition, performance aspects and many other things. It's the same as calling one picture painted by a world class artist better than another picture by yet another superb painter. I just find it fascinating to look back and see what incredible music was released that year, and across many genres, but specifically in the rock arena.

 

JC

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It's all old stuff. Probably meant something to people young to middle aged at the time. I remember them as classic rock but they meant nothing much in my youth and even less now. Probably just some old folks nostalgia hit.

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It's all old stuff. Probably meant something to people young to middle aged at the time. I remember them as classic rock but they meant nothing much in my youth and even less now. Probably just some old folks nostalgia hit.

 

Sad that you feel that way and can't understand what came before, and made everything else possible.

 

 

JC

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I am aware that the OP excludes classical from the definition of music for this thread; nevertheless, in my opinion, the greatest day for music (Western music at least) was 10 June 1865 in Munich with the creation of Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by Hans von Bülow.

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I am aware that the OP excludes classical from the definition of music for this thread; nevertheless, in my opinion, the greatest day for music (Western music at least) was 10 June 1865 in Munich with the creation of Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by Hans von Bülow.

 

With all respect, Boris, the greatest "day" for music is a substantially different topic thatn the greatest year. But I thank you for making me aware of your thoughts on this as my classical education is sadly lacking.

 

JC

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For me 1995 would be the year ... from Blur and Oasis through Pulp, Radiohead Smashing Pumpkins and Bjork. Formative in my life experiences and the year I bought my first "real" HiFi (Rotel CD player, Rega amp and Mission speakers).

 

Now I wonder if I've given my age away.

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While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

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To me, 1973 seems like a pretty iconic year in music.

 

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I could have sworn there were others but those are the most noteworthy at first glance...

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64-78. Greatest era in music history. What happened!

 

Blizzard

 

Did we get older?

I agree with your summary of 1964 - 1978, but that suits my age at the time. Now in my 70's, I probably listen to a lot more music from 1995 - 2015!?

Perhaps I need to revisit 1964 - 1978!

 

Cheers

Frank

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With big hits from Guns 'n' Roses, Def Leppard, Poison, Van Halen and David Lee Roth both!, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, White Lion; along with crossover hits from the deep wells of soul that were Whitney Houston and Billy Ocean, I don't see how you can call any year but 1988 the greatest for pop music.

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