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Top 100 80's Albums

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...according to Pitchfork. Any one care to run with their thoughts? :guitarplay1:

100. Minor Threat - Out of Step (1984)

99. Gang of Four - Songs of the Free (1982)

98. Cocteau Twins - Treasure (1984)

97. Mekons - The Mekons Rock 'N' Roll (1989)

96. Rites of Spring - Rites of Spring (1985)

95. Duran Duran - Rio (1982)

94. Meat Puppets - II (1983)

93 David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980)

92. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)

91. X - Los Angeles (1980)

90. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)

89. Boredoms - Soul Discharge (1989)

88. Spacemen 3 - Playing with Fire (1989)

87. Prince - Dirty Mind (1980)

86. The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)

85. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)

84. ESG - Come Away with ESG (1983)

83. Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring (1986)

82. The Fall - Perverted by Language (1983)

81. Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll (1988)

80. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)

79. Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4 (1981)

78. They Might Be Giants - Lincoln (1989)

77. The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)

76. The dB's - Stands for Decibels (1981)

75. Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded (1987)

74. Mekons - Fear & Whiskey (1985)

73. Coil - Horse Rotorvator (1987)

72. Meat Puppets - Up on the Sun (1985)

71. Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me (1987)

69. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms (1980)

68. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)

67. The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & The Lash (1985)

66. The Dukes of Stratosphear - Psonic Psunspot (1987)

65. The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight (Armageddon; 1980)

64. Television Personalities - ...And Don't the Kids Just Love It (1981)

63. Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth (1980)

62. R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984)

61. Nurse with Wound - Homotopy to Marie (1982)

60. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)

59. Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction - (1987)

57. Pixies - Come On Pilgrim (1987)

56. King Crimson - Discipline (1981)

55. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)

54. Big Black - Songs about Fucking (1987)

53. Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls & Marches (1981)

52. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full (1987)

51. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man (1988)

50. Spacemen 3 - The Perfect Prescription (1987)

49. Mission of Burma - Vs. (1982)

48. R.E.M. - Document (1987)

47. John Zorn - Naked City (1989)

46. XTC - English Settlement (1982)

45. Prince - Sign 'O' The Times (1987)

44. Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)

43. Run-DMC - Raising Hell (1986)

42. Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session (1988)

41. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill (1986)

40. Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me (1987)

39. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)

38. The Cure - Disintegration (1989)

37. The Replacements - Tim (1985)

36. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)

35. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton (1988)

34. Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)

33. The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour (1982)

32. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)

31. Sonic Youth - EVOL (1986)

30. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)

29. The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)

28. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)

27. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)

25. Black Flag - Damaged (1981)

24. Gang of Four - Solid Gold (1981)

23. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)

22. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything (1988)

21. Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981)

20: This Heat - Deceit (1981)

19. Public Image, Ltd. - Second Edition (1980)

18. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)

17. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)

16. Galaxie 500 - On Fire (1989)

15. XTC - Skylarking (1986)

14. Sonic Youth - Sister (1987)

13. The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)

12. Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)

11. Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones (1983)

10. Joy Division - Closer (1980)

09. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)

08. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)

07. Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)

06. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (1986)

05. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)

04. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)

03. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)

02. Talking Heads - Remain in Light (1980)

01. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1987)

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I guess I'm not much of an 80's guy, although that was where all of my teen years were spent. I only looked at 91-100 and then 1-10. Out of these, maybe 2 stuck out, of which only 1 I own. Not really enough to base an opinion on. Mainstream in that day was not my thing. I don't think it was until the late 80's/early 90's that I really started geting into music. Also, being mostly into metal, I'm sure that disqualifies me for most of the Top 100 lists.

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I read all of them and I have to say that it's an excellent list. A lot ofthought went in it.

Kudos to them

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I read all of them and I have to say that it's an excellent list. A lot of thought went in it.

Kudos to them

Yep - it was better than Pitchfork's

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2 are missing thought. RUN DMC and Tone Loc

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2 are missing thought. RUN DMC and Tone Loc

Only two?

::sighs heavily and plays "A Kind Of Magic"::

;)

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Only two?

::sighs heavily and plays "A Kind Of Magic"::

;)

I mentioned those 2 cause they brought to the mainstream audiences a new kind of sound called rap. I would say, NWA should be mentioned too. They only put Public Enemy. All other genres are mentioned

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he got it right on a couple of them...the cure, bowie, janes addiction.....well written but a bit pretentious and some of his choices are very esoteric......the 80`s and no metal/rock albums except guns & roses????...you must be joking.... <_>

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I agree Kiwi.

I am not much on 80's. I didn't see a single Doo-Wop album on the list. :lol:

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I hate top 100 lists. But Jesus and the Mary Chain made it to 23 ... amazing.

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