Top Ten Years for Music

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21 1987

Need You Tonight, Kokomo, La Bamba, and Bad and many others - westofohio

When Michael Jackson''s bad album came out

22 1986

Master of Puppets, greatest heavy metal album of all time, and Slayer's Reign in Blood too

Metal reached phenomenal heights this year.

Eye of the tiger

23 2007

As probably the only person who liked this year, in just the top 40 there were a TON of great songs. From Linkin Park, Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, Fall Out Boy, and Rihanna, to name a few. - WonkeyDude98

Three legendary classic rock bands reunited for at least one show this year. The bands are namely: Led Zeppelin, Genesis, and The Police. - Oneside

An amazing year for Indie music. The Shins, Spoon, Modest Mouse, and Deer and the Headlights all came out with their detestably best albums this year

Great Year

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24 2008

Best!
Albums like :
Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone
Disturbed - Indestructible
Metallica - Death Magnetic
3 Doors Down - 3 Doors Down
Ac/Dc - Black Ice - Disturbedpotato

25 1973

The greatest year for not only Prog, but Music in General! The Dark Side Of The Moon, Brain Salad Surgery, Tubular Bells, Selling England By The Pound. Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Quadrophenia, Tales From Topographic Oceans, and Over-Nite Sensation. - Beatlesboy9

Awesome year for music! The Dark Side of the Moon, Selling England by the Pound, and Larks' Tongues in Aspic were released this year. - SammySpore

Not to Mention Tales from Topographic Oceans, Tubular Bells, Quadrophenia, Brain Salad Surgery and A Passion Play and Space Ritual. By far, the greatest year of progressive rock. - patrickfloyd

Dark Side of the Moon, Band on the Run, Houses of the Holy. Need I say more. (Also Queen came into existence)

The year of Dark Side Of The Moon, and Aladdin Sane.

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26 1970

Black Sabbath Black Sabbath - SoldierOfFortune

27 2004

Arcade fire, mad villainy, green day, the killers. what a great year.

28 1976

I SEE A RAINBOW RISING!

AC/DC sold new album high voltage in international release worldwide and dirty deeds done dirt cheep album. Also led zeppelin album pressence which is the sixth number one album with pure sales and a day at the races by queen and deep purple disbanded because dave coverdale left the band to joying whitesnake and talkbox invented by peter frampton

29 2001

The Birth of Gorillaz, what more can I say?

30 2015

This year sucks because of Megan Trainor HAHA

The year defining hits were actually good, the bad songs charted low. Also, Uptown Funk

Didn't entirely suck, but still not great.

Two good albums: Meliora (Ghost) and Book of Souls (Iron Maiden) - SoldierOfFortune

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31 1989
32 1979
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Rock has died out at the time, but Metal somehow still remains. Metallica and Megadeth both made their next albums this year, and while both suck compared to the 80s music, it can be hard to decide which would be better. Actually, I take that back. Dystopia will make Hardwired... To Self Destruct look like trash, like Endgame did to Death Magnetic.

This is the year where hopefully pop music dies and people start to realize all the great alternative hits being released this year instead.

"Best year for music" Yeah right. Only 1 good song I've heard this year.

A terrible year for mainstream music but a great year in the underground. Some of my favorite artists from this year are Carseat Headrest and Pinegrove.

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34 1980

Why is it so low? It was incredible year for music.

-> Hardcore punk was created, in 1980 some pinnacles of the genre were made (especially "Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables" by Dead Kennedys)

-> Metal music achieved mass recognition and success (especially "British Steel" by Judas Priest, but also "Blizzard of Ozz" by Ozzy Osbourne, "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead, debut Iron Maiden album, debut Diamond Head album and "Heaven and Hell" by Black Sabbath were released in 1980)

-> Second best hard rock album ever was released (speaking about "Back in Black" by AC/DC), also some nice rock albums were made by Van Halen and Queen

In my opinion it's number 1, rest of the list would be:

2. 1984 - peak of synthpop ("Forever Young" by Alphaville, "Junk Culture" by OMD), great year for metal ("Powerslave" by Iron Maiden, "Ride the Lightning" by ...more

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36 2002

My Chemical Romance released their first album on July 23, 2002. - railfan99

Nelly hot in here dilemma
New found Glory My friends over you

THE Eminem SHOW!

37 1992

Alice In Chains, Beastie Boys, definitely Leppard, Dr. Dre, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Nine Inch Nails, Pantera, Prince, Rage Against The Machine, Sublime, Tool, Stone Temple Pilots, and White Zombie all had GREAT ALBUMS in '92.

The year Three Days Grace started!

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39 1996
40 1988

Straight Outta Compton! (Gangster rap is born) - trtrtrt

The start of N.W.A n Gangsta rap

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