Otherwise, I'm of the opinion that 1980 was basically the last year of good music and anything worthwhile since then, was a throw back to the 60s and 70s. Of course that probably has something to do with the generation I was born to.
Shame on you, there have not only been awesome bands since 1980s (Duran Duran anyone?) but there's been whole awesome genres
since then. I agree that for guitar bands nothing'll ever match the era of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles etc but in the 80s you had synths coming in and taking over. And yeah fair enough bands were using synths in the 70s but it was only in the 80s that they got a whole genre to themselves.
Electronic music is the most exciting it's ever been just now, the contemporary band scene doesn't really interest me, but electronica's whooping ass.
If you don't know the sort of music i mean here's a link:
wicked track that, and if you liked that here's this:
Enjoy! Tracks are by a guy called Aphex Twin, they came out in the 90s. He was pretty much the first guy to do tunes like this, and has been VERY influential since the 80s. Sad thing is a lot of folk don't even know music like that exists