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Bands that still made good music after their "golden era"?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Heavy Formvar, May 6, 2020.

  1. Fiesta Red

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    Which is what made it sound great to me...show me what ya got if you’re slamming out a disc with what you have on-hand...
     
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    blame clear channel, or iheart, or whatever it's called now.
     
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    Pearl Jam formed in 1990, and their debut album (Ten) was 1991, so they obviously could not have had their "golden era" before the '80s.
     
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    DAVID. BOWIE. His last couple of albums, especially Blackstar, were a strong return to form.

     
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    It's been over since 1978...

    We've only come to expect less most of the time and accept what we'd NEVER have back in the early 70s.

    Last great classic rock album NY "Rust Never Sleeps"

    One that marked THE END LZ "In Through The Outhouse"
     
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    Going to have to agree. Rolling Stones have never surpassed their 1968-1972 "heyday". Every one of their best albums come from this short window. And Pink Floyd? They had a slightly wider window, but '67 to '79 really. Nothing later comes close.
     
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    Moody Blues. Steve Miller, Ron Wood, George Thurogood, Peter Frampton, Rod Stewart,
     
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    Dylan never really had one "golden era", and he has made excellent albums in the early 60s, late 60s, early 70s, late 70s. He had a rough time in the 80s I'm not going to lie. But then late 90s he came roaring back with Time Out Of Mind. And then released 40 or 50 more forgettable records and he's still going, but, well, I'm not hating.
     
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    It’s Everly Time - 1960

    They never had the cheery, mega hits of ‘57 again but this album was their best. A bit slower, darker - riding that line between commercial and artistic.

    Sleepless Nights anyone?
     
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    Bad Religion. Started in 1980, reached the peak of their influence by the late 80’s, stumbled through the 90’s, but pretty much every new album since 2000 has been good to great to transcendent.

    Their seminal work is considered 1988’s Suffer album, and 2013’s True North is considered to be the band operating at its highest level. 25 years between two of their most acclaimed albums.
     
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    The 80's were imho a very good come back for twang
    Steve Earle Dwight Yoakam were two of my favs to come out of the 80's
     
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    great band, for sure, and i agree with your analysis. Social Distortion have put out some good records over the last 20 years, too, but no front to back masterpieces like Social D, Somewhere, or White Heat.
     
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    I totally forgot OP’s stipulation about the 80’s. Just meant to say that Vedder put out some quality stuff years after Pearl Jam’s heyday.
     
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    The Kinks, since 1964...... Ray Davies solo stuff is a nice addition/continuation too... sadly widely neglected...
     
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    Winwood and Petty for sure.
     
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    Neil Young.

    Edit: And ZZ Top. They definitely had an 80s sound but it was still THAT band.
     
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    I haven't read the entire thread, but I'm quite sure no one has mentioned Marillion yet.
     
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    The Stones.

    For me, their golden era ends after Sticky Fingers. Beggar's Banquet and Let It Bleed were their plateau. Sticky Fingers was a notch down from there, and Exile on Main Street was a major drop off in quality. After that, pretty much off the cliff, with a brief reprieve in Some Girls.

    There's still plenty of stuff I like on a lot of their later albums. There are only a handful that have pretty much no redeeming qualities to me whatsoever. After what I consider their prime, most of their albums have at least one good song (and some have many good songs).
     
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    Daryl Hall and John Oates.

    Those two dudes, and their solid cast of supporting musicians, continue to tour and record and make really great noise.

    Just sayin'....
    :)

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    I think the only other modern punk band to do it would be maybe Bouncing Souls? They were huge in the early/mid 90’s and then a few of their later albums have been pretty great.

    Also, Rancid put out a pretty incredible album just last year...
     
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