Your favorite post-1980 bands?

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

  1. zither

    zither Forum Lodger

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    United Kingdom
    Orange Juice
    China Crisis
    Super Furry Animals
    Beta Band
    Gorillaz
    Blur
    World Party
    Talk Talk
    New Order
    Echo & The Bunnymen
    Primal Scream
    Supergrass
    Style Council
    Wilco
    Vetiver
    The Jayhawks
    Fleet Foxes
    My Morning Jacket
    Stereolab
    Beach House
     
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  2. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    wow ... 40 years of bands ....
    U2
    Simple Minds
    Big Country
    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
    Devin Townsend Project
    Soundgarden
    Transatlantic
    Decemberists
    Rival Sons
    Cure
    New Order
    Depeche Mode
    You Am I
    Powderfinger
    Iron Maiden
    REM
    Faith No More
    Crowded House
    Madness
    Cacophony
    Racer x
    Pretenders
    Nine Inch Nails
    The Birthday Party
    Go Betweens
    Smiths
    Echo and the Bunnymen
    Duran Duran
    Inxs
    Cranberries
    Blur
    Lemonheads
    Wilco
    ......

    There's probably a ton more as well
     
  3. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Location:
    wales
    Lots of great bands formed after 1980. Here are a few of my favourites:

    FOLK/FOLK-ROCK

    Show Of Hands
    Tanglefoot
    The Bushburys
    Great Big Sea
    Blue Rodeo
    The Men They Couldn't Hang
    The Hooters
    Press Gang
    To Hell With Burgundy
    Magpie Lane
    Pint & Dale
    The Storys
    Ahab
    Turnpike Troubadours
    Green Diesel



    ROCK

    Asia
    Night Ranger
    Shonen Knife
    Big Country
    W.A.S.P.
    Big Big Train
    Vertical Horizon
    Spock's Beard
    Blitzen Trapper
    The Sheepdogs
    Blackberry Smoke
    Pride Of Lions
    Zervas & Pepper
    Moon Safari
    Dawes

    Bet I've forgotten loads too!

     
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  4. Technocentral

    Technocentral Forum Resident

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    And on a post 1980 thread too, how odd. :confused:
     
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  5. Technocentral

    Technocentral Forum Resident

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  6. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

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    Benton, Illinois
    I'll Mention these, since hardly anyone else ever does. These are among my ten favorite bands of all-time.

    Plimsouls
    Original Sins
    Insomniacs
    Muffs
     
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  7. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Location:
    Syracuse, NY USA
    No order other than the first, limited to rock

    Wipers
    Chills
    Minutemen
    Cosmic Psychos
    Loop
    Duster
    Gun Club
    Spacemen 3
    Bats
    Stereolab
    Talk Talk
    Church
    Kyuss
    Trouble
    Death
    Clean
    Massive Attack
    Th Faith Healers
    Replacements
    Meat Puppets
    Elf Power
    Nebula
    Harvey Milk
    Swervedriver
    Verlaines
    Seam
    Unrest
    Yo La Tengo
     
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  8. majoyenrac

    majoyenrac Forum Resident

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    California
    No real order
    1. Radiohead - favorite album: the king of limbs

    2. Ryan Adams: favorite album: east tiger

    3. The White Stripes: favorite album: Elephant

    4. The Flaming Lips (they sound so different and added Drozd that I’ll count em): favorite album: clouds taste metallic

    5. Pearl Jam: favorite album: vitalogy

    6. Oasis: favorite album: morning glory

    7. Wilco: favorite album : Disc 1 of Being there

    8. Smashing Pumpkins (even if i just like Gish-aeroplane. Those 5 yrs were amazing): favorite album: the bloated could’ve been an all time great 1 disc still 5 star classic Mellon Collie

    9. The War on Drugs: favorite album: lost in the dream

    10. PJ Harvey: favorite album stories from the city
     
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  9. Anton D

    Anton D Forum Resident

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    Chico CA
    I would like to endorse 10 more that people have mentioned on this thread....

    The Strokes

    The Decemberists

    Yo La Tengo

    Flaming Lips

    Dead Can Dance

    World Party

    The Jayhawks

    Hot Chip

    Everything But The Girl

    They Might Be Giants

    _

    I have great love for Yeahsayer and Elastica, but too small a body of work.
     
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  10. majorlance

    majorlance Open-minded skeptic

    Location:
    Collingswood, NJ
    In rough order:
    • X
    • Replacements
    • Wilco
     
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  11. DavidD

    DavidD Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    R.E.M.
    Skydiggers
    Blue Rodeo
    Guns N Roses
    Violent Femmes
    Matchbox Twenty
    Green Day
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    No Doubt
    Cranberries
    Dixie Chicks
     
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  12. Anton D

    Anton D Forum Resident

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    Chico CA
    Dang....add GOMEZ!!!
     
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  13. Talk Talk
    The Smiths
    The Jayhawks
    The Decemberists
    The Blue Nile
    REM
    Dave Matthews Band
    Larkin Poe
    The Pogues
    Porcupine Tree
    Tedeschi Trucks Band
    Replacements

    + solo artists:
    Shawn Colvin
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
    Krista Detor
    Shelby Lynne
    Anna Calvi
    PJ Harvey
    Joan As Police Woman
     
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  14. mr. steak

    mr. steak Forum Resident

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    tempe az
    Throwing Muses
    Dirtbombs
    Meat Puppets
    Public Enemy
    Portishead
    Cocteau Twins

    And a bunch already listed
     
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  15. JCM

    JCM Forum Resident

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    Columbus, Ohio
    New Order
    R.E.M.
    The Replacements
    Cocteau Twins
    The Jesus and Mary Chain
    Pixies
    Sonic Youth
    Public Enemy
    Dinosaur Jr.
    Jane's Addiction
    My Bloody Valentine
    The Sundays
    Fugazi
    Nirvana
    Pavement
     
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  16. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    The Jayhawks
    Old 97’s
    The Killers
    R.E.M.
    Sublime
    U2
    George Michael
    Beastie Boys
    Vampire Weekend
    The Shins
    Portishead
    The Roots
    Soundgarden
    Drive-By Truckers
    LCD Soundsystem
    Pavement
    Afghan Whigs
    Alice In Chains
    The Replacements
    The Stone Roses
    Tears For Fears
    Weezer
    NWA
    Guns N Roses
    Eric B & Rakim
    Daft Punk
    Public Enemy
    Violent Femmes
    World Party

    NOT: Nirvana, Oasis, and Green Day
     
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  17. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Damn, I should've mentioned these guys, too. Huge fan of Californication, By The Way and Stadium Arcadium.
     
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  18. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I obviously should've created my own personal Top 30 (or Top 40) since Daft Punk is yet another act I wish I had mentioned in my original post.
     
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  19. Hardy Melville

    Hardy Melville Forum Resident

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    New York
    Man 1980 was nearly 40 years ago. I agree with the OP's description of "the golden age", but that's a long time. Anyway, for rock, and assuming not including bands that were on my radar before 1980 that continued after that(in no order):

    The Replacements
    Alice in Chains
    Queens of the Stone Age
    Stone Temple Pilots
    Joan Osborne
    Soundgarden
    Pearl Jam
    The Church
    Sheryl Crow
    Nirvana
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Lucinda Williams
    Steve Earle
    Foo Fighters
    Eagles of Death Metal
    The Sundays
    Bryan Ferry (solo career)
    Psychedelic Furs (didn't know about them until 80)
    Inxs
    Echo & the Bunnymen
    Gary Numan
    Monochrome Set
    Adam Ant
    The Go Go's

    For country:
    Patty Loveless
    Dwight Yoakam
    Marty Stuart
    Lee Ann Womack
    Travis Tritt
    Brad Paisley
     
  20. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo Music gives me Eargasms

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    Scorpions
    Motorhead
    Iron Maiden
    Judas Priest
    Ronny James Dio
    Ozzy Osbourne
    Saxon
    April Wine
    Def Leppard
    Guns N Roses
    Krokus
    Motley Crue
    Pearl Jam
    Queensryche
    Rainbow
    Soundgarden
    Van Halen
    Whitesnake
    Yngwie Malmsteen

    Still play most of it today!
     
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  21. LoveYourLife

    LoveYourLife Forum Resident

    Location:
    London, UK
    How far 'post' are we going?
    From the 80s only I'd go for these...

    The Smiths
    Talk Talk
    The Cult
    The Style Council
    The Adventures
    Prefab Sprout
    Duran Duran
    Alphaville
    10,000 Maniacs
    Depeche Mode
    Pet Shop Boys
    Guns N Roses
    Arcadia
    Propaganda
    The Associates
    Indochine
    Lloyd Cole & the Commotions
    The Creatures
    Cock Robin
    Big Audio Dynamite
    The Bangles
    The Time

    I have probably missed tons.
     
  22. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    Vienna, Austria
    Simple Minds were formed in 1977 and had released 2 albums by 1980.
     
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  23. jimmydean

    jimmydean Forum Resident

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    Vienna, Austria
    hüsker dü
    sonic youth
    pixies
    jesus and mary chain
    go betweens
    my bloody valentine
    a.r. kane
    minutemen
    dinosaur jr.
    flaming lips
     
  24. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    London Calling was The Clash’s third album, their first was released in 1977, by no stretch of the imagination could they be considered an 80’s band!!
     
  25. R.E.M.
    American Music Club
    The Innocence Mission
    Cast
    Lambchop
    Wilco
    Rilo Kiley
    Be Good Tanyas
    She & Him
    Cayucas
     

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