Your favorite post-1980 bands?

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  1. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    As we all know, the 1960s and 1970s represent the golden age of music on this forum.

    But which post-1980 bands are your favorites?

    These are mine -- in no particular order except no. 1:

    1. The Church
    2. Air
    3. Lord Huron
    4. Midlake
    5. Mojave 3
    6. Duran Duran
    7. Depeche Mode
    8. The Posies
    9. Wilco
    10. The Jayhawks

    Which ones are yours?
     
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  2. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

    Location:
    south paris maine
    in no order

    Less Than Jake
    Reel Big Fish
    The Starting Line
    Youth Fountain
    Vacationer
     
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  3. DJ LX

    DJ LX Forum Resident

    Location:
    Madison WI
    R,E.M.
    The Olivia Tremor Control
    Hüsker Dü
    Yo La Tengo
    Medicine
    Uncle Tupelo
    The Jayhawks
    Jason Falkner (and the various projects he's been involved in)
    Chapterhouse
    Radiohead
    Slowdive
    Portishead
    Built to Spill
    The Folk Implosion
    American Music Club
    The Myracle Brah
    The Boo Radleys
     
  4. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Village Green Preservation Society Member

    Echo & The Bunnymen
    Swing Out Sister
    Depeche Mode
    Tears For Fears
    Everything But The Girl
    The Style Council
    The Blue Nile
    R.E.M.
    New Order
    Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
    The Smiths
    Manic Street Preachers
    Blur
    Radiohead
    The Killers
    Keane
    Beach House
     
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  5. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bronx
    It Bites
    IQ
    Shadowland
    Asia
    The New St. George
    Ocean Orchestra
    Wolfstone
    Pendragon
    Marillion
    Galahad
    Pallas
    Strangers on a Train
    Echolyn
    Iluvatar
     
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  6. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Central NY
    Thinking Plague
    Tribal Tech
    Michael Hedges
     
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  7. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Forum Resident

    U2 (right at 1980 for first album)
    Arcade Fire
    Pearl Jam
    Queens of the Stone Age
    White Stripes/Raconteurs/Jack White anything
    The National
    Bon Iver
    Wilco
    Black Keys
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    The Smiths
    R.E.M.
    Garbage
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Many more...

    And if solo artists are counted: Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Bjork, Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams, etc.
     
  8. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.

    Boy, there are a lot of 80s bands listed above...
     
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  9. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lexington, SC
    My current top 15 off the top of my head (but I'm omitting my beloved U2 and the Descendents cuz they started in the 70s), in no particular order after the top 4:

    Pearl Jam
    Guided by Voices
    The Wedding Present
    Afghan Whigs
    REM
    White Stripes
    The National
    Foo Fighters
    Green Day
    Wilco
    ALL
    My Morning Jacket
    Pavement
    Sebadoh
    Dinosaur Jr.
     
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  10. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    1. Primus
    2. Faith No More
    3. Melvins
    4. Gov’t Mule
    5. Deftones
    6. Megadeth
    7. Black Flag
    8. Soundgarden
    9. Alice In Chains
    10. My Bloody Valentine
     
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  11. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    Location:
    Austria
    Off the top of my head...

    The Killers
    Ash My Love
    Dun Field Three
    The White Stripes
    The Raconteurs
    Gossip
    Lehnen
    Tears For Fears
    Talk Talk
    Gorillaz
    New Order
    Megadeth
    Cypress Hill
    Prodigy
    Rage Against The Machine
    Scissor Sisters
    Bronski Beat
    Trailerpark
    Wanda (only the first two albums)
    N.W.A.
    Hurts
    The Offspring
    Bastille
    Sex On The Beach
    Bulbul
    Bilderbuch
    SEEED
    Freundeskreis
    Fehlfarben
    Palais Schaumburg
     
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  12. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Jason Falkner's two first solo albums are excellent. And his one-off side project with The Greys, Ro Sham Bo, is even better (one of my favorite 1990s albums).
     
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  13. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I should've added Everything But The Girl to my list. Walking Wounded and Elemental are fantastic. The latter is among my all-time favorite albums.
     
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  14. Roger Thornhill

    Roger Thornhill Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ilford, Essex, UK
    Leaving aside most of the jazz outfits...

    Talk Talk
    Cinematic Orchestra
    Godspeed You Black Emperor
    Sunn O)))
    The Unthanks
    Furrow Collective
    The Necks
    Radiohead
    Pixies
     
  15. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Ugh! Talk Talk should've been on my list!
     
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  16. danielbravo

    danielbravo Forum Resident

    Location:
    Caracas. DC
    On the top:
    -Tears For Fears
    -Porcupine Tree

    And:
    -U2
    -Depeche Mode
    -Talk Talk
    -Simple Minds
    -The Stone Roses
    -Marillion
    -Asia
    -New Order
    -Saga
     
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  17. Fountains Of Wayne
    Del Amitri
    The Rembrandts
    The Jayhawks
    Marshall Crenshaw
     
  18. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    Location:
    Berkshire
    1. The Blue Nile

    ...then everyone else can slug it out.
     
  19. Rockford & Roll

    Rockford & Roll Forum Resident

    Location:
    Midway, KY
    Drivin' N' Cryin'
    The Dream Syndicate
    R.E.M.
    The Long Ryders
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    Jason & The Scorchers
    Green On Red
    Uncle Tupelo/Wilco/Son Volt
    The Jayhawks
    The White Stripes
     
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  20. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Village Green Preservation Society Member

    I forgot to mention Talk Talk
     
  21. Davido

    Davido I got a bird that whistles I got a bird that sings

    Sharon Van Etten. Oops, I guess she may not be a "band".
     
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  22. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

  23. vinylontubes

    vinylontubes Forum Resident

    Location:
    Katy, TX
    What's a post '80s band? Are we referring to releases or founding of the band.

    Example: The Clash's London Calling is often considered best '80s album. What's the ruling on this? The album was actually release in late December 1979.

    I consider the Clash to be an '80s band.
     
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  24. Anton D

    Anton D Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chico CA
    Awesomeness!!!!
     
  25. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The band's debut album has to be post-1980.
     

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