Friday, February 24, 2017

The Best Albums Of The 1980s-Part 10 Out Of 10: 1989

Hello and welcome everyone to the 10 part series: The best albums of the 1980s! This right here is the best albums of 1989!

There were a lot of groundbreaking things happening in the 80s. Hip Hop solidified it's place in the music landscape as did electronic music. Both genres ended up touching the mainstream in ways no one in the 80s could have ever imagined. The early 80s was where punk really started getting interesting by incorporating all sorts of musical styles to give birth to a dozen micro genres that still stand up to this day. Countless classic albums were made during this tumultuous decade and each one should be considered in the running for greatest albums of any decade. So take a seat, give yourself a minute each day of these two weeks and enjoy the 80s!

1. Beastie Boys-Paul's Boutique(Capitol/Beastie Boys)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop, Plunderphonics

2. Nomeansno-Wrong(Alternative Tentacles)

Genre: Post-Hardcore, Hardcore Punk, Art Punk, Math Rock

3. De La Soul-3 Feet High And Rising(Tommy Boy)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop

4. Killdozer-12 Point Buck/For Ladies Only(Touch And Go)

Genre: Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore, Sludge Metal

5. The Frogs-It's Only Right And Natural(Homestead)

Genre: LO-FI, Comedy Rock, Indie Folk, Freak Folk

6. Souled American-Flubber(Rough Trade)

Genre: Progressive Country

7. Operation Ivy-Energy(Lookout!)

Genre: Ska Punk, Punk Rock, Hardcore Punk

8. Godflesh-Streetcleaner(Earache)

Genre: Industrial Metal, Sludge Metal, Doom Metal, Noise Rock

9. k.d. Lang And The Reclines-Absolute Torch Song And Twang(Sire)

Genre: Country, Country Pop, Alt-Country

10. Julee Cruise-Floating Into The Night(Warner Bros.)

Genre: Dream Pop, Ambient Pop, Jazz Pop, Lounge, Ethereal Wave

11. Spacemen 3-Playing With Fire(Fire)

Genre: Neo Psychedelia, Space Rock, Drone, Dream Pop, Garage Rock

12. Pixies-Doolittle(4AD)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Surf Rock, Noise Pop

13. The D.O.C.-No One Can Do It Better(Ruthless/Atlantic)

Genre: West Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Boom Bap

14. 2 Live Crew-As Nasty As They Wanna Be(Luke Skyywalker)

Genre: Miami Bass, Southern Hip Hop

15. My Dad Is Dead-The Taller You Are, The Shorter You Get(Homestead)

Genre: Post-Punk, Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore

16. Mekons-The Mekons Rock N Roll(A&M/Twin Tone)

Genre: Post-Punk, Alternative Rock, Cowpunk, Alt-Country

17. 3rd Bass-The Cactus Album(Def Jam/Columbia)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Boom Bap

18. The Blue Nile-Hats(Linn)

Genre: Sophisti-Pop, New Romantic, Ambient Pop, Synthpop

19. Feedtime-Suction(Rough Trade)

Genre: Noise Rock, Punk Blues

20. Slint-Tweez(Touch And Go)

Genre: Math Rock, Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore, Experimental Rock

21. White Zombie-Make Them Die Slowly(Caroline)

Genre: Groove Metal, Noise Rock, Alternative Metal, Thrash Metal

22. Boredoms-Soul Discharge(Selfish)

Genre: Noise Rock, Experimental Rock, Punk Rock

23. Ministry-The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste(Sire/Warner Bros.)

Genre: Industrial Metal, Industrial Rock, Thrash Metal

24. Repulsion-Horrified(Necrosis)

Genre: Grindcore, Death Metal, Thrash Metal

25. Galaxie 500-On Fire(Rough Trade)

Genre: Slowcore, Dream Pop, Jangle Pop, Neo Psychedelia

26. Dead Moon-Unknown Passage(Tombstone)

Genre: Garage Punk, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock

27. Psychic TV-Kondole(Temple)

Genre: Industrial, Dark Ambient

28. Sebadoh-The Freed Man(Homestead)

Genre: LO-FI, Indie Folk, Indie Rock

29. Terrorizer-World Downfall(Earache)

Genre: Deathgrind, Grindcore

30. Nirvana-Bleach(Sub Pop)

Genre: Grunge, Alternative Rock, Noise Rock, Sludge Metal

31. The The-Mind Bomb(Epic)

Genre: Art Pop, New Wave, Pop Rock

32. The Stone Roses-Self Titled(Silvertone)

Genre: Baggy/Madchester, Neo Psychedelia, Jangle Pop, Britpop

33. Ice T-The Iceburg/Freedom Of Speech...Just Watch What You Say(Sire)

Genre: West Coast Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap, Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop

34. Pussy Galore-Dial "M" For Motherfucker(Product Inc.)

Genre: Noise Rock, Punk Blues, Garage Punk, Experimental Rock

35. Jungle Brothers-Done By The Forces Of Nature(Warner Bros.)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, Hip House, Jazz Rap

36. Stan Ridgway-Mosquitos(Geffen)

Genre: Synthpop, New Wave, Pop Rock

37. Axemen-Scary! Part III(Siltbreeze)

Genre: Experimental Rock

38. Nine Inch Nails-Pretty Hate Machine(TVT)

Genre: Industrial Rock, Electro-Industrial, Synthpop

39. Big Daddy Kane-It's A Big Daddy Thing(Cold Chillin'/Reprise)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop

40. Coroner-No More Color(Noise International)

Genre: Technical Thrash Metal, Thrash Metal

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Best Albums Of The 1980s-Part 9 Out Of 10: 1988

Hello and welcome everyone to the 10 part series: The best albums of the 1980s! This right here is the best albums of 1988!

There were a lot of groundbreaking things happening in the 80s. Hip Hop solidified it's place in the music landscape as did electronic music. Both genres ended up touching the mainstream in ways no one in the 80s could have ever imagined. The early 80s was where punk really started getting interesting by incorporating all sorts of musical styles to give birth to a dozen micro genres that still stand up to this day. Countless classic albums were made during this tumultuous decade and each one should be considered in the running for greatest albums of any decade. So take a seat, give yourself a minute each day of these two weeks and enjoy the 80s!

1. The Residents-God In Three Persons(Rykodisc)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Minimal Synth, Spoken Word, Rock Opera, Satire, Radio Play

2. Talk Talk-Spirit Of Eden(Parlophone)

Genre: Post-Rock, Chamber Music, Jazz-Rock, Chamber Jazz

3. Public Enemy-It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back(Def Jam/Columbia)

Genre: Political Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, Turntablism

4. Sonic Youth-Daydream Nation(Enigma/Blast First)

Genre: Noise Rock, Alternative Rock, Post-Punk

5. Pixies-Surfer Rosa(4AD)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Noise Rock

6. Beat Happening-Jamboree(K)

Genre: Twee Pop, LO-FI, Noise Pop, Garage Rock

7. N.W.A.-Straight Outta Compton(Ruthless/Priority)

Genre: Gangsta Rap, West Coast Hip Hop

8. They Might Be Giants-Lincoln(Bar/None/Restless)

Genre: Indie Pop, Alternative Rock, Power Pop, Jangle Pop, Art Pop

9. Ministry-The Land Of Rape And Honey(Sire)

Genre: Industrial Metal, Industrial Rock, Electro-Industrial

10. Eric B And Rakim-Follow The Leader(UNI)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Turntablism

11. Slick Rick-The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick(Def Jam/Columbia)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop

12. Masters Of Reality-Self Titled(Def American)

Genre: Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Stoner Rock

13. Boogie Down Productions-By All Means Necessary(Jive)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Political Hip Hop, Dancehall

14. My Bloody Valentine-Isn't Anything(Creation)

Genre: Noise Pop, Shoegaze, Dream Pop

15. EPMD-Strictly Business(Fresh)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop, Funk

16. Traveling Wilburys-Volume 1(Wilbury)

Genre: Pop Rock, Folk Rock, Rock & ROll, Country Rock, Roots Rock

17. Siouxsie And The Banshees-Peepshow(Wonderland/Polydor)

Genre: Post-Punk, Art Pop, Alternative Rock

18. Rapeman-Two Nuns And A Pack Mule(Touch And Go)

Genre: Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore

19. Ultramagnetic MCs-Critical Beatdown(Next Plateau)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Abstract Hip Hop

20. Galaxie 500-Today(Aurora)

Genre: Slowcore, Indie Pop, Dream Pop

21. Nuno Canavarro-Plux Quba(Ama Romanta)

Genre: Tape Music, Electro-Acoustic, Children's Music, Ambient

22. Nurse With Wound-Soliloquy For Lilith(Idle Hole)

Genre: Drone, Dark Ambient, Microtonal

23. Dead Moon-In The Graveyard(Tombstone)

Genre: Garage Rock, Garage Punk, Punk Blues

24. Death-Leprosy(Combat)

Genre: Death Metal

25. k.d. Lang-Shadowland(Sire)

Genre: Country Pop, Nashville Sound, Country, Vocal Jazz

26. Boredoms-Onanie Bomb Meets The Sex Pistols(Selfish)

Genre: Noise Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise

27. Slayer-South Of Heaven(Def Jam)

Genre: Thrash Metal

28. Butthole Surfers-Hairway To Steven(Touch And Go)

Genre: Noise Rock, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Punk Rock, Folk Punk, Acoustic Rock

29. Loop-Fade Out(Chapter 22)

Genre: Space Rock, Neo Psychedelia, Shoegaze

30. Screaming Trees-Invisible Lantern(SST)

Genre: Neo Psychedelia, Alternative Rock, Garage Rock

31. Nomeansno-The Day Everything Became Isolated And Destroyed(Alternative Tentacles)

Genre: Post-Hardcore, Art Punk

32. Cocteau Twins-Blue Bell Knoll(4AD)

Genre: Dream Pop, Ethereal Wave, Art Pop

33. Eazy E-Eazy Duz It(Ruthless/Priority)

Genre: Gangsta Rap, West Coast Hip Hop

34. Rudimentary Peni-Cacophony(Outer Himalayan)

Genre: Art Punk, Death Rock, Anarcho Punk, Hardcore Punk, Experimental Rock, Noise Rock

35. Napalm Death-From Enslavement To Obliteration(Earache)

Genre: Grindcore, Crust Punk, Death Metal

36. Cowboy Junkies-Trinity Sessions(RCA/Victor/BMG)

Genre: Alt-Country, Contemporary Folk, Slowcore, Acoustic Blues, Americana

37. World Domination Enterprises-Let's Play Domination(Product Inc.)

Genre: Post-Punk, Noise Rock, Dub

38. Brian Wilson-Self Titled(Sire/Reprise)

Genre: Pop Rock, Sunshine Pop, Art Pop, Synthpop, Progressive Pop

39. The Accused-Martha Splatterhead's Maddest Stories Ever Told(Combat)

Genre: Crossover Thrash, Hardcore Punk, Thrash Metal

40. Fingers Inc-Another Side(Jack Trax)

Genre: Chicago House, Deep House, Contemporary R&B