What Is The Most Influential Genre of Music

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On their most recent podcast, Conor Donaghy, Andy Doyle and Andy Martin spoke about which era of music is the best.

This week, Donaghy and Doyle discussed the impact each music genre has had on its counterparts and whether the newest era of music compares to that of the 60s’ and 70s’.

At first, Donaghy was dismissive of the 60s’ era, defining it as the least impactful on society. Doyle and Martin were quick to argue his remark. The 50s’ and 60s’ was the home to music icons such as Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. With the help of sampling some of the best songs from the decade, Doyle argued that many of the songs from this era are not only still played today but are the influence behind a lot of hit songs from the past few years.

But after all that, the three music lovers took some time to discuss other eras and their influence on music today.

“It has to be the 90s’ for me”, Doyle claimed.

“Yeah, if you’re going to look at which year gave the most influence on today”, said Donaghy, “while also having the most prominent tracks, you’re probably looking at the 90s”.

Their reasoning behind picking the 90s’ for this discussion was mainly because of the influence 90s’ Hip Hop culture has had on them personally. However, you can’t fault their logic. The emergence of the Hip Hop scene not only reflected what we saw on TV from the areas these men grew up in, but also shed light on serious matters like gang violence and police brutality.

When looking at the chart music of today, the majority of artists would argue their inspiration came from other artists in this period. From NWA to DMX, the 90s’ era definitely has reason to be believed as the best era of music.

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