Friday, May 11, 2012

Thinking of music

While using Spotify, I was qualifying music 'eras' and styles by decade and influential bands.  These are bands that go on to inspire other musicians, not particularly bands that sell lots of records. Here's a rough list of decades & bands:

70s - Led Zeppelin, Ramones, Sex Pistols, Rush, Sugarhilll Gang, Isley Brothers
80s - Talking Heads, Pixies, Run DMC, The Clash, Elvis Costello
90s - Nirvana, Soundgarden, NWA, Primus
00s - ???, Death Cab?  Jimmy Eat World? Dresden Dolls?

It seems like I've missed a whole decade of bands that make other bands want to play music.   I can think of popular bands, but I can't think of any influential ones.  Where are they, did we lose a decade of music?

No comments: