Just the opposite of Cub, in thinking the '80s were the weakest decade. Started with the backwash of disco and the advent of “hair” bands that these ears could hardly tell apart. Straight out rock 'n roll was scarce compared to other eras. Same with punk which became a death rattle after a grand '70s stint. New wave also started and was 75% crapola.
With that being said, rap laid its roots here and flourished through to the '90s. But then again, modern country raised its talent void genre back to radio waves also. Grunge saved the decade , but it was in the '90s where it shined.
This is my opinion. There are many like it but this one is mine.