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Post by SpecChum81 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:13 am

This one was more difficult. Though I love a lot from the 1980's, the music did leave a lot to be desired, in a lot of cases. I still don't get New Wave or New Romantic stuff.

Also, while the singles were great, a lot of Albums were rubbish! Thriller was a classic example of this. Great, great singles, and I'm a huge Michael Jackson fan, but the album tracks themselves are awful! I know most of the record was released as singles, but The Lady In My Life? P.Y.T? Not his best in my view!

But, as I said in the 70's topic, there is good and bad in every decade, plus its all down to taste.

Anyway, here are my top 5 for the 80's

Journeyman - Eric Clapton
E.S.P - Bee Gees
In Our Lifetime - Marvin Gaye
Midnight Love - Marvin Gaye
Tango In The Night - Fleetwood Mac

Other notables.

Cloud Nine - George Harrison
The Healer - John Lee Hooker
Oh Mercy - Bob Dylan
Too Low For Zero - Elton John
So - Peter Gabriel
Pipes Of Peace - Paul McCartney
The Lexicon of Love - ABC
Bad - Michael Jackson (Much, MUCH better than Thriller)
Ruffin & Kendrick - David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick
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Post by kelp7 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:12 pm

Since you asked, no order:

1. Boogie Down Productions "By All Means Necessary"
2. Bomb the Bass "Enter the Dragon"
3. 808 State "Newbuild"
4. Public Enemy "It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back"
5. Humanoid "Global"

but that's just today and probably completely different tomorrow and the next day..etc...
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Post by learnedrobb » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:49 pm

Top 5 80s albums:

'Master of Puppets' Metallica
'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son' Iron Maiden
'Appetite for Destruction' Guns N' Roses
'Stay Hungry' Twisted Sister
'The Headless Children' W.A.S.P.
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Post by Sputryk » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:54 pm

learnedrobb wrote:Top 5 80s albums:


'Stay Hungry' Twisted Sister
Nice! Got their Can't Stop Rock 'n Roll album; You're Not Alone is the highlight for me. A much under-rated group who play some solid Heavy Metal.

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Post by Katzkatz » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:41 pm

Naitch wrote:This one was more difficult. Though I love a lot from the 1980's, the music did leave a lot to be desired, in a lot of cases. I still don't get New Wave or New Romantic stuff.

Also, while the singles were great, a lot of Albums were rubbish! Thriller was a classic example of this. Great, great singles, and I'm a huge Michael Jackson fan, but the album tracks themselves are awful! I know most of the record was released as singles, but The Lady In My Life? P.Y.T? Not his best in my view!

But, as I said in the 70's topic, there is good and bad in every decade, plus its all down to taste.

Anyway, here are my top 5 for the 80's

Journeyman - Eric Clapton
E.S.P - Bee Gees
In Our Lifetime - Marvin Gaye
Midnight Love - Marvin Gaye
Tango In The Night - Fleetwood Mac

Other notables.

Cloud Nine - George Harrison
The Healer - John Lee Hooker
Oh Mercy - Bob Dylan
Too Low For Zero - Elton John
So - Peter Gabriel
Pipes Of Peace - Paul McCartney
The Lexicon of Love - ABC
Bad - Michael Jackson (Much, MUCH better than Thriller)
Ruffin & Kendrick - David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick
You are quite right that people don't appreciate Bad as much, I do personally prefer Thriller but Bad is good as well, I should have put it on my other notables. Anyway here they are:-

Other noteables:-

Bad - Michael Jackson.
Like a Virgin - Madonna.
True Blue - Madonna.
So - Peter Gabriel.
Face Value - Phil Collins.
But Seriously - Phil Collins.
Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits.
Dare - Human League.

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Post by fordie020376 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:57 pm

In no Particular order :-

Making Movies - Dire Straits
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie
Humans Lib - Howard Jones
But Seriously - Phil Collins

Too hard to pick just 5 so here are some other notable mentions

Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
Bad - Michael Jackson
Working With Fire And Steel - China Crisis
Human Racing - Nik Kershaw...... the list could go on and on.

If I had my way I would have just the following

Brothers In Arms
Making Movies
Love Over Gold
Money For Nothing

All by Dire Straits ( THE GREATEST BAND EVER)

Just my opinion so no CHILDISH MUSIC BASHING from you SirCLive LOL ;)
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Post by SexyWayne » Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:17 pm

Sputryk wrote:
learnedrobb wrote:Top 5 80s albums:


'Stay Hungry' Twisted Sister
Nice! Got their Can't Stop Rock 'n Roll album; You're Not Alone is the highlight for me. A much under-rated group who play some solid Heavy Metal.
i wouldn't have said twisted were underated at all, i'd prefer to call them underappreciated

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Post by Fraser » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:50 am

The Cure - seventeen seconds
The Cramps - Songs the lord taught us
Jesus and Mary Chain - Psycho candy
The Smiths - Self titled
Au Pairs - Playing with a different sex

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Post by AlleyKat » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:14 pm

Fraser wrote:The Cure - seventeen seconds
The Cramps - Songs the lord taught us
Jesus and Mary Chain - Psycho candy
The Smiths - Self titled
Au Pairs - Playing with a different sex
Cramps too? High five, man.
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Post by jdanddiet » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:11 pm

Pretty Hate Machine - Nine Inch Nails
The Raw and the Cooked - Fine Youn Cannibals
Actually - Pet Shop Boys
Compact Disc - PiL
My Nation Underground - Julian Cope

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Post by NecroticSoul » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:09 pm

Here's mine, in no particular order...

1. Black Celebration (Depeche Mode)
2. Reign in Blood (Slayer)
3. The Queen is Dead (The Smiths)
4. Disintegration (The Cure)
5. The Innocents (Erasure)

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Post by cronosoft.co.uk » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:52 pm

1, The Mission - Children
2, The Damned - Strawberries
3, Sisters of Mercy - First & Last & Always
4, The Cult - Love
5, The Cure - Japanese Whispers
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Post by Doddsy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:20 am

These 10 I listened to most in the 80's & still listen to now in no particular order;

1) Delicate Sound Of Thunder - Pink Floyd
2) Bleach - Nirvana
3) Concerts In China - Jean Michel Jarre
4) Listen Like Thieves - INXs
5) Direct - Vangelis
6) Real Wild Child - Iggy Pop
7) Welcome To The Real World - Mr Mister
8) Appetite For Destruction - Guns N Roses
9) 101 - Depeche Mode
10) Live In The City Of Light - Simple Minds

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Post by Sputryk » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:15 am

Doddsy wrote:6) Real Wild Child - Iggy Pop
I think you mean Blah, Blah, Blah. Great album. :D

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Post by Doddsy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:58 pm

Sputryk wrote:
Doddsy wrote:6) Real Wild Child - Iggy Pop
I think you mean Blah, Blah, Blah. Great album. :D
I'm glad you spotted that! That was a test to see if anyone was reading my post! I picked 10 as well instead of 5 oops! :wink:

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