Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Best Albums Of The 1980s-Part 8 Out Of 10: 1987

Hello and welcome everyone to the 10 part series: The best albums of the 1980s! This right here is the best albums of 1987!

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. Butthole Surfers-Locust Abortion Technician(Touch And Go)

Genre: Noise Rock, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Punk Rock, Art Punk

2. Renaldo & The Loaf-The Elbow Is Taboo(Ralph)

Genre: Minimal Wave, Experimental Rock, Zolo

3. Big Black-Songs About Fucking(Touch And Go)

Genre: Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore, Industrial Rock, Post-Punk

4. Redd Kross-Neurotica(Big Time)

Genre: Glam Punk, Power Pop, Pop Punk

5. Sonic Youth-Sister(SST)

Genre: Noise Rock, Alternative Rock, Post-Punk, Experimental Rock

6. Pussy Galore-Right Now!(Caroline)

Genre: Noise Rock, Punk Blues, Garage Punk

7. The Replacements-Pleased To Meet Me(Sire)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Power Pop

8. Killdozer-Little Baby Buntin'(Touch And Go)

Genre: Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore

9. Eric B And Rakim-Paid In Full(4th & Broadway)

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

10. White Zombie-Soulcrusher(Silent Explosion)

Genre: Noise Rock

11. The Young Fresh Fellows-The Men Who Loved Music(Frontier)

Genre: Alternative Rock

12. Game Theory-Lolita Nation(Enigma)

Genre: Paisley Underground, Power Pop, Jangle Pop

13. Negativland-Escape From Noise(SST)

Genre: Plunderphonics, Sound Collage, Spoken Word, Field Recordings, Experimental Rock, Satire

14. Boogie Down Productions-Criminal Minded(B-Boy)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap, Dancehall

15. Opal-Happy Nightmare Baby(SST)

Genre: Paisley Underground, Neo Psychedelia, Dream Pop, Acid Rock, Blues Rock

16. Napalm Death-Scum(Earache)

Genre: Grindcore, Crust Punk

17. Spacemen 3-The Perfect Prescription(Glass)

Genre: Neo Psychedelia, Space Rock, Shoegaze, Garage Rock

18. Carnivore-Retaliation(Roadrunner)

Genre: Crossover Thrash, Thrash Metal, New York Hardcore

19. Pixies-Come On Pilgrim(4AD)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Noise Pop

20. Drunks With Guns-Self Titled(Chopper)

Genre: Noise Rock, Punk Rock, Post-Hardcore

21. The Bats-Daddy's Highway(Flying Nun)

Genre: Jangle Pop, Dunedin Sound, Indie Pop

22. Love And Rockets-Earth Sun Moon(Beggars Banquet)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Gothic Rock, Neo Psychedelia, New Wave, Post-Punk, Folk Rock

23. Dinosaur Jr-You're Living All Over Me(SST)

Genre: Noise Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, LO-FI

24. Death-Scream Bloody Gore(Combat)

Genre: Death Metal, Thrash Metal

25. Too $HORT-Born To Mack(Dangerous Music)

Genre: West Coast Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap

26. Close Lobsters-Foxheads Stalk This Land(Enigma)

Genre: C86, Jangle Pop

27. Thin White Rope-Moonhead(Frontier)

Genre: Paisley Underground, Alternative Rock, Americana, Post-Punk, Neo Psychedelia

28. Melvins-Gluey Porch Treatments(Alchemy)

Genre: Sludge Metal, Hardcore Punk, Doom Metal, Grunge

29. Swans-Children Of God(Caroline)

Genre: Post-Punk, Experimental Rock, Gothic Rock, Industrial Rock, Noise Rock, No Wave

30. R.E.M.-Document(I.R.S.)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Jangle Pop, Pop Rock

31. Jane Siberry-The Walking(Duke Street)

Genre: Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Ambient Pop, New Wave, Progressive Pop, Dream Pop

32. Tom Waits-Frank's Wild Years(Island)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Blues, Cabaret, Jazz, Dark Cabaret

33. The Dukes Of Stratosphear-Psonic Psunspot(Virgin)

Genre: Psychedelic Pop, Neo Psychedelia, Jangle Pop, Art Rock

34. The Young Gods-Self Titled(Organik)

Genre: Industrial Rock, Experimental Rock, Industrial

35. K.D. Lang And The Reclines-Angel With A Lariat(Sire)

Genre: Country

36. The Flaming Lips-Oh My Gawd!!!...The Flaming Lips(Restless)

Genre: Noise Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, LO-FI

37. Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper-Bo Day Shus!!!(Enigma)

Genre: Psychobilly, Comedy Rock, Rockabilly

38. Squirrel Bait-Skag Heaven(Homestead)

Genre: Post-Hardcore, Melodic Hardcore

39. Skinny Puppy-Cleanse Fold And Manipulate(Nettwerk)

Genre: Electro-Industrial, Industrial, Dark Ambient

40. Guns N Roses-Appetite For Destruction(Geffen/Uzi Suicide)

Genre: Hard Rock, Glam Metal

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