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

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