This grouping may seem odd at first, as it is not the traditional 1960-1969, but in reality since the album as a rock artform was “born” in 1965, it seems best to start there and group by every ten years. It’s kind of the way that the sounds of the decades flow as well, changing as a whole around the middle of each ten years span instead of at the beginning. Think of how 1990 sounds a lot like 1987, but 1996 sounds much different than 1993. It makes since, at least in my head 😛 

*If a name is smaller and un-clickable it is because it is a work in progress or I am about to review them next.

 

 

 

1st Decade of Rock 1965 – 1974

 

Can

Cream

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Led Zeppelin

Love

The Monks

The Rolling Stones

Tonto’s Exploding Head Band

The Velvet Underground

 

 

 

 

2nd Decade of Rock 1975 – 1984

 

Husker Du

Modern Lovers

Police, The

R.E.M.

Soft Boys, the

Sonic Youth

Talking Heads

XTC

 

 

 

 

3rd Decade of Rock 1985 – 1994

 

The Jesus and Mary Chain

King’s X

Morphine

Nirvana

Pixies

Public Enemy

Robertson, Robbie

Tackhead

 

 

 

 

 

4th Decade of Rock 1995 – 2004

Aloha

Calexico

Doves, the

Interpol

Maquiladora

New Pornographers, the

Queens of the Stone Age

Spoon

White Stripes, The

 

 

 

 

 

5th Decade of Rock 2005 – 2014

 

Brown, Danny

Divine Fits, The

Fleet Foxes

Holter, Julia

Perfume Genius

Salem

Shabazz Palaces

These New Puritans

Volcano Choir

War On Drugs

Wolf Parade

 

 

 

 

6th Decade of Rock 2015 – Current

Algiers

Barnett, Courtney

Floating Points

Troller

U.S. Girls