Your favorite post-1980 bands?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Record Rotator, Jul 11, 2019 at 6:04 PM.

  1. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    If I had made a longer list, Bon Iver and The Black Keys would've made my list, too.
     
  2. Anton D

    Anton D Forum Resident

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    Chico CA
    Okay...limiting it to ten, and all debuts 1980 or later, only “groups”...,

    Rage Against The Machine

    Morphine

    LCD Soundsystem

    Wilco/Son Volt, cheating, I know!

    Massive Attack

    Okay, solo, or band? Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

    NIN!!!!

    Social Distortion

    New Order

    Morcheeba

    That was tough!
     
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  3. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

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    Cincinnati Ohio
    Just off the top of my head:
    R.E.M.
    The Replacements
    Air Traffic Controller
    Dawes
    The Decemberists
    Counting Crows
    Arcade Fire
    Teenage Fanclub
    X
    The Minutemen
    Hüsker Dü
    Violent Femmes
    They Might Be Giants
    The Vaccines
    Ass Ponys
    Wussy
     
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  4. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I don't think I've ever heard anything by either of these artists, and the only name that seems somewhat familiar is Youth Fountain. I'm guessing they're all Indie artists. I'll have to check them out.
     
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  5. GonnaGetcha

    GonnaGetcha Forum Resident

    Slayer
    Nirvana
    Amy Winehouse
     
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  6. Grant

    Grant C'mon let me show you where it's at!

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    Why are bands and not individual artists ever included? Anyway:

    Nirvana
    Sugar Ray
    Gin Blossoms
    Stone Temple Pilots
    Pearl Jam
     
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  7. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I won't report you to the gorts for mentioning your favorite post-1980 solo artists! ;)
     
  8. Grant

    Grant C'mon let me show you where it's at!

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    Well, I just now noticed it says post 1980, as in the year 1980. I was thinking the decade. Anyway, what I listed still stands. I'll name some 80s bands later.
     
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  9. Kassonica

    Kassonica Forum Resident

    A couple

    Talk Talk

    Radiohead

    Nick Cave and the bad seeds

    New order

    the smiths
     
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  10. HenryH

    HenryH Forum Resident

    So, the best bands of the last 35+ years? That’s quite a tall order. But a handful of bands, artists do stand out for me, personally...

    U2
    Blue Rodeo
    Stereolab
    Wilco
    The New Pornographers
    My Morning Jacket
    The Tragically Hip
    Simple Minds
    New Order
    Coldplay
    The Decemberists
    Sleater-Kinney
     
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  11. Panther

    Panther Forum Resident

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    U2 (technically had an Ireland-only single in 1979)

    Depeche Mode (up to about 1994)

    R.E.M.

    The Stone Roses

    Juliana Hatfield

    Bjork

    Sinead O'Connor (when singing, not talking)

    Speech

    Michael Kiwanuka
     
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  12. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    He is a wonderful singer-songwriter.
     
  13. theMess

    theMess Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kent, UK
    R.E.M
    Blur
    The Smiths
    The Stone Roses
    Nirvana
    Guided By Voices
    Tame Impala
    Haim
    Foo Fighters
    Florence And The Machine
    Fleet Foxes
    The Pixies
    Tears For Fears
    Talk Talk
    New Order
    Echo And The Bunnymen
    Style Council
    Hot Chip
    The Strokes
    Depeche Mode
     
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  14. cyril sneer

    cyril sneer Forum Resident

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    Exeter, UK
    The Stones Roses
    Nirvana
    Blur
    Radiohead
    The Prodigy
    The Chemical Brothers
    The White Stripes
    The Libertines
     
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  15. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

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    south paris maine
    they're mostly ska and alternative
     
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  16. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

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    France
    excluding solo acts...

    A-List (listed more or less chronologically)
    U2
    Section 25
    New Order
    Microdisney
    The Smiths
    Pixies
    Divine Comedy
    Portishead
    Parquet Courts


    hit-and-miss, but the hits are forever:
    Comsat Angels
    The Cure
    Simple Minds
    Prefab Sprout
    R.E.M.
    Posies
    Sebadoh
    Dinosaur Jr.
     
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  17. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway Music Lover

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    Michigan
    Talk Talk
    Tears For Fears
    U2
    Blur
    The Verve
    Radiohead
    The House Of Love
    The Stone Roses
    Oasis
    Foster The People
    The Black Keys
    The White Stripes

    Etc...
     
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  18. Silverwolf

    Silverwolf Forum Resident

    Of the top of my head, no order:
    U2
    Pearl Jam
    Tool
    A Perfect Circle
    Eat Static
    The Orb
    The Future Sound Of London
    Nirvana
    The Prodigy
    The Chemical Brothers
    Shpongle
    Younger Brother
    Massive Attack
    Porcupine Tree
    Marilyn Manson
    NIN
    The Pixies
    Mansun
    James

    I will have to mention the Cure - near the top of my list if it was ordered, but their first album was ‘79.
     
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  19. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I'd give The Cure a free pass. They're too much of an '80s band to be "ignored" in this thread.
     
  20. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

    Location:
    Michigan
    Grant Lee Buffalo
    Shack
    Porcupine Tree
    Dead Can Dance
    Cocteau Twins
    Devil Doll
    Talk Talk
    Only A Mother
    Scavenger Quartet
    Ween
    The Tragically Hip
    The Coral
    Super Furry Animals
    Ozric Tentacles
    My Morning Jacket
    Fleet Foxes
    Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO
    British Sea Power
    Opeth
     
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  21. blair207

    blair207 Forum Resident

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    Fife, Scotland
    Arctic Monkeys
     
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  22. theMess

    theMess Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kent, UK
    Massive Attack and Portishead somehow slipped my mind.
     
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  23. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Location:
    Little Britain
    Stray Cats
    The Cure
    U2
    Tin Machine
    Morphine
    Pixies
    The La's
    The Waterboys
    Supergrass
    White Stripes
    White Denim
    Blackberry Smoke
     
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  24. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    Quickly thrown together, several of my faves surely left out:


    Nirvana -- my absolute fave artist since 1980

    Wilco
    Elliot Smith
    Radiohead
    X
    Beck
    R.E.M.
    The Waterboys
    Grant Lee Philips / Grant Lee Buffalo
    Cocteau Twins
    Elastica
    The Jayhawks
    Foo Fighters
    Rilo Kiley / Jenny Lewis
    Sinead O'Connor
    Amy Winehouse
    American Music Club
    Adele
    Derek Trucks Band
    Warren Haynes / Gov’t Mule
    Echo & The Bunnymen
    Blur
    Fountains of Wayne
    Black Keys
    White Stripes
    Foo Fighters
    Green Day
    Smashing Pumpkins
     
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  25. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident

    Location:
    Serbia
    Marillion
    Pallas
    Galahad
    Pendragon
    Iluvatar
     
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