Around what decade does music start losing quality?

12 Answers

  • 2 weeks ago

    There was an orgasm of a new music between '67 and '76.

    After that, corporations started putting out CRAP, because they realized

    most people are tone deaf, and profit is easy pandering garbage to the insensible.

  • after the mid 90's it started to deteriorate.

  • 4 weeks ago

    EXACTLY in the early-mid 90's, with some wiggle room depending.

    Around 1993 or 1994, The corruptive production of music started becoming pretty obvious in terms of the relative decibel volume.  Before the over-remastering of older albums, you could play a CD of a new artist and an old artist and never change the volume and hear the new artist's song(s) were much louder with fewer instruments and much less variation in the musical phrases.  

    It's called the Loudness War.  Any producer that says they don't have to deal with that is not a real producer.  There might have been many other degradations in music before and after those years, but that one phenomenon is pretty significant over everything else.

  • 4 weeks ago

    The late 80s/early 90s.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Don't blame music for the death of your corrupted industry, heathen. It's doing just fine. Find some!

  • Huh?
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Whichever decade you turn 30 in.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Poor quality fades fast, and good quality lasts forever.  We have a live performance planned where we will perform works that were written this year - and DH will play some Scarlatti works that were written 500 years ago, and are still jaw-dropping gorgeous and inventive.  People's taste will change, and everyone has their favorites, and things that leave them cold.  It's a big planet with a long history - there is room for us all.  POPULAR music is destined to be temporary, with the exception of some works in each decade - not even each year - that rise above the morass of witless Katy Perry/Taylor Swift/green-hair garbage that is not that good now, and stone cold - not soon enough.  It's not contemporary - just temporary.

  • 4 weeks ago

    I would say the 1960's. 

  • Kathy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    At the beginning of the 1990's.

  • It's all down to personal taste and what genres you listen to, for me personally being mainly into Rock and Pop I think the 90's.  Alternative Rock darlings like REM and Nirvana signing to major labels and being endorsed by MTV and in general record companies being more interested in legacy acts and reissues and no longer taking risks or investing in talent.

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