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

Big Star

Can

Coyne, Kevin

Cream

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Hendrix, Jimi

Led Zeppelin

Love

The Monks

The Rolling Stones

Tonto’s Expanding Head Band

The Velvet Underground

 

2nd Decade of Rock 1975 – 1984

Cocteau Twins

Dead Can Dance

Feelies, the

Husker Du

Modern Lovers

Pere Ubu

Police, The

R.E.M.

Soft Boys, the

Sonic Youth

Talking Heads

XTC

 

3rd Decade of Rock 1985 – 1994

 

Germano, Lisa

Jesus and Mary Chain, the

King’s X

Lanegan, Mark

Morphine

Nirvana

Pixies

Public Enemy

Robertson, Robbie

Tackhead

Tragically Hip, the

Tribe Called Quest, a

Vampire Rodents

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4th Decade of Rock 1995 – 2004

Aloha

Arcade Fire, the

Black Angels, the

Black Keys, the

Books, the

Calexico

Case, Neko

Doves, the

El-P

Interpol

Libertines, the

Maquiladora

New Pornographers, the

Queens of the Stone Age

Shellac

Spoon

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5th Decade of Rock 2005 – 2014

 

Brown, Danny

Death Grips

Divine Fits, The

Fleet Foxes

Holter, Julia

Lone Bellow, the

METZ

Molina, Juana

Perfume Genius

Run the Jewels

Salem

San Fermin

Shabazz Palaces

These New Puritans

Van Etten, Sharon

Volcano Choir

War On Drugs

Wolf Parade

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6th Decade of Rock 2015 – Current

Algiers

Barnett, Courtney

Charly Bliss

Cult of Luna

Floating Points

Hoop, Jesca

Malibu Ken

MbongWana Star

Priests

Stott, Andy

Troller

Uniform

U.S. Girls

Van Etten, Sharon

Vile, Kurt

Void, Joni