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    Phil Collins has tons of talent and Genesis IS a great band. What are you people smoking?
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    I agree with pure_mercury's analysis. The best of the 80s was very, very good and not necessarily different from the rest of what was around at the time except in terms of quality. There's crap and there's good stuff in every decade, but I agree that in the 80s the good stuff was popular and easy to find. In the 90s, not so much.* The 90s also brought us the insufferable shoe-gazing bands that all wanted to be Joy Division. Spare me.

    Def Leppard > Portishead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
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    And EffEm: I agree with you that 80s > 90s, but 70s > 80s. And Phil Collins kinda sucks.
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    I will agree that Phil Collins' solo work is uh...wanting. But he's a top-notch drummer, and Genesis is a great band. Nobody seems to remember that they existed for 17 years before Invisible Touch, which seems to be the point at which everyone decided they sucked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I will agree that Phil Collins' solo work is uh...wanting. But he's a top-notch drummer, and Genesis is a great band. Nobody seems to remember that they existed for 17 years before Invisible Touch, which seems to be the point at which everyone decided they sucked.
    That album isn't my favorite, but the run before it, with Duke, Abacab, and Genesis was quite good. And I'd have to say that I am a Phil-Collins Genesis man and a solo-Peter Gabriel man, as opposed to solo-Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel-Genesis.

    As for booyaa, perhaps the airwaves didn't sound like a great jukebox all through the 1980s, but I would have been listening to all those artists and having a great time. And there is nothing wrong with bubblegum-pop per se. I'll take Culture Club over Hilary Duff ANY DAY And a lot of the grunge bands were awful retreads, the same way that hair metal was. For every one Nirvana or Soundgarden, there were like 80 Seven Mary Three's. Every popular movement becomes a parody of itself eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    The 90s also brought us the insufferable shoe-gazing bands that all wanted to be Joy Division.
    Technically, shoegazing started in the late 80s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I agree with pure_mercury's analysis. The best of the 80s was very, very good and not necessarily different from the rest of what was around at the time except in terms of quality. There's crap and there's good stuff in every decade, but I agree that in the 80s the good stuff was popular and easy to find. In the 90s, not so much.* The 90s also brought us the insufferable shoe-gazing bands that all wanted to be Joy Division. Spare me.

    Def Leppard > Portishead

    80s > 90s

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    I'd have to take Portishead over Def Leppard, but I agree with the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    As for booyaa, perhaps the airwaves didn't sound like a great jukebox all through the 1980s, but I would have been listening to all those artists and having a great time. And there is nothing wrong with bubblegum-pop per se. I'll take Culture Club over Hilary Duff ANY DAY And a lot of the grunge bands were awful retreads, the same way that hair metal was. For every one Nirvana or Soundgarden, there were like 80 Seven Mary Three's. Every popular movement becomes a parody of itself eventually.
    So we agree, the 80s wasn't a shining exception of perfect music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    So we agree, the 80s wasn't a shining exception of perfect music.
    The 80's were not perfect, but that which was perfect about them, outshines the collective perfection of the eras that followed.

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