Most people will always like music from their high school years. While I've generally thought that the late 60s/early 70s were my favorite time period, I may give the edge to my particular high school era ('91-95). Off the top of my head: Grunge: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice in Chains, STP, Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead Rap/Hip Hop: Really seemed to transform during this era, which was between the early 80's version of rap and what it evolved into. Dr. Dre introduced Snoop (The Chronic was huge), Tupac, The Beatie Boys, and many others. Bands like U2 & REM were putting out some of their best stuff. Country: Never been a big country fan but Garth Brooks and others seemed to be really popular. Think there were a few line dance songs that originated then and are still around today. Techno: Never been big into this either but recall it having a big following. I did like some of the stuff that fit more into the punk rock category. Pop music: There was a lot of pop/top 40 stuff that was really bad during this era. Still, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and many one-hit wonders will be linked to this era. It was also during the time that MTV played a lot of music videos so that added an element to the music. I'm probably missing a lot of others during this time period so feel free to add. Why is your era better?