Monday, February 13, 2017

The Best Albums Of The 1980s-Part 1 Out Of 10: 1980

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

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. X-Los Angeles(Slash)

Genre: Punk, Psychobilly

2. Laurie Spiegel-The Expanding Universe(Philo)

Genre: Progressive Electronic, Minimalism, Ambient, Drone

3. The Feelies-Crazy Rhythms(Stiff America)

Genre: Post-Punk, Jangle Pop

4. Young Marble Giants-Colossal Youth(Rough Trade)

Genre: Post-Punk, Minimal Wave

5. Talking Heads-Remain In Light(Sire)

Genre: New Wave, Post-Punk, Funk, Afrobeat, Experimental Rock

6. Wipers-Is This Real?(Park Avenue Records)

Genre: Punk Rock, Post-Punk

7. X-Aspirations(X Records)

Genre: Punk Rock, Hardcore Punk, Post-Punk

8. Joy Division-Closer(Factory)

Genre: Post-Punk, Gothic Rock

9. The Soft Boys-Underwater Moonlight(Armageddon Records)

Genre: Neo Psychedelia, Jangle Pop, Power Pop, Post-Punk

10. Der Plan-Geri Rig(Warning Records)

Genre: Neue Deutsche Welle, Minimal Synth, Zolo

11. Paul McCartney-II(Parlophone)

Genre: Pop Rock, Art Pop, Synthpop, Experimental Rock, Zolo, Singer/Songwriter

12. Captain Beefheart-Doc At The Radar Station(Virgin)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Art Rock, Blues Rock, Post-Punk

13. 1/2 Japanese-1/2 Gentlemen/Not Beasts(Armageddon Records)

Genre: Noise Rock, Experimental Rock, Punk Rock, No Wave, Art Punk

14. Fred Frith-Gravity(Ralph Records)

Genre: Avant Prog, Experimental Rock, Zolo

15. Dead Kennedys-Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables(Cherry Red)

Genre: Hardcore Punk, Punk Rock, Anarcho-Punk

16. David Bowie-Scary Monsters(And Super Creeps)(RCA)

Genre: Art Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave, Art Pop, Post-Punk

17. The Undertones-Hypnotised(Sire)

Genre: Pop Punk, Punk Rock, Power Pop, New Wave

18. Killing Joke-Self Titled(EG/Malicious Damage)

Genre: Post-Punk, Industrial Rock

19. Slapp Happy-Acnalbasac Noom(Recommended Records)

Genre: Art Pop, Progressive Pop

20. Lemon Kittens-We Buy A Hammer For Daddy(United Dairies)

Genre: Post-Punk, Experimental Rock, Art Punk

21. The Residents-Commercial Album(Ralph Records)

Genre: Art Pop, Satire, Minimal Synth

22. Bobb Trimble-Iron Curtain Innocence(Vengeance Records)

Genre: Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Psychedelic Pop

23. Swell Maps-In "Jane From Occupied Europe"(Rough Trade/Rather)

Genre: Post-Punk, Art Punk, Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, Krautrock

24. The Fall-Grotesque(After The Gramme)(Rough Trade)

Genre: Post-Punk, Art Punk

25. Motorhead-Ace Of Spades(Bronze)

Genre: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Speed Metal, Rock N' Roll

26. The Jam-Sound Affects(Polydor)

Genre: Mod Revival, New Wave, Power Pop

27. Yello-Solid Pleasure(Ralph Records)

Genre: Synthpop, Electronic, Experimental, Electro-Disco, Tape Music, Ambient, Zolo

28. The Cramps-Songs The Lord Taught Us(I.R.S.)

Genre: Psychobilly, Garage Punk, Rockabilly, Surf Punk, Punk Blues, Garage Rock

29. Aksak Maboul-Un Peu De L'ame Des Bandits(Atem/Crammed Discs/Recommended)

Genre: Rock In Opposition, Avant Prog

30. Circle Jerks-Group Sex(Frontier)

Genre: Hardcore Punk, Punk Rock

31. The Monochrome Set-Love Zombies/Strange Boutique(Dindisc)

Genre: Post-Punk, Jangle Pop, New Wave

32. Rockpile-Seconds Of Pleasure(Colombia)

Genre: Power Pop, Pub Rock

33. Bauhaus-In The Flat Field(4AD)

Genre: Gothic Rock, Post-Punk

34. Tuxedomoon-Half Mute(Ralph)

Genre: Post-Punk, Experimental Rock, Minimal Wave

35. Fad Gadget-Fireside Favorites(Mute)

Genre: Post-Punk, Synthpop, Minimal Synth, Synth Punk, Minimal Wave

36. Devo-Freedom Of Choice(Warner Bros.)

Genre: New Wave, Post-Punk, Zolo

37. Tronics-Love Backed By Force(Alien)

Genre: Post-Punk, Twee Pop

38. Nic Jones-Penguin Eggs(Topic)

Genre: English Folk Music, Contemporary Folk, Folk Baroque

39. Peter Gabriel-Self Titled 3(Charisma)

Genre: Art Rock, New Wave, Art Pop, Progressive Pop

40. Adam and the Ants-Kings Of The Wild Frontier(CBS)

Genre: New Wave, Post-Punk, New Romantic, Art Rock

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