The Smiths, Pixies, Violent Femmes, The Clash, Sonic Youth, Talking Heads. Why do people consider the 80s a poor decade for music?

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Tim Parker Profile
Tim Parker answered
If you compare 80s with 60s or 90s you will understand.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
People just don't get indie or rock music, they want more R'n'B or Dance or just straight up happy pop stuff... The 80's also gave us Guns and Roses, Twisted Sister, Motley Crue and the love/hate relationship with Bon Jovi among others. Some of their music is pretty cool too, if you ignore the ridiculous hair and obsession with lycra and pleather and such... People are stupid too. Long Live Robert Smith, someone take me to READING!
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Elsa Knutson answered
The people who are insulting the 80's are usually thinking about 80's pop. Like nasty Paula Abdul stuff. You know when you hear a song, and the only way I can describe this is when it sounds like it sparkles? That's crappy 80's music.

The bands you listed are absolutely AMAZING.
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alex krycek answered
They probably are just fans of dance music that wasn't the "big thing" back in the 80s, as it was all about indie music, 4AD artschool music and the C86 phenomenon that inspired icons such as The Smiths, The Cure and The Wedding Present.

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