10 Favorite Albums of the 80s (One Per Artist)

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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    Bruce Springsteen- Nebraska
    Dinosaur Jr- You’re Living All Over Me
    Metallica- Master of Puppets
    Guns n Roses- Appetite for Destruction
    Janes Addiction- Nothing Shocking
    Pixies- Doolittle
    Soundgarden- Louder then Love
    Sonic Youth- Daydream Nation
    Neil Young- Freedom
    REM-Murmer
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,343
    DewieCox wrote:
    That music clearly stood out from the crap that everyone was making back then, but in light of the 90s and the like it doesn't hold up very well now.

    Ridiculous...It stood out then and continues to stand out. I'll admit that GnR took it a little too far over the top with the UYI's, but they made some fantastic, timeless music all in all.

    If that raunchy delay pattern and Axl's crazy noises came on the radio for the first time today, people would be picking their jaws off the floor the same way they did 25 years ago.

    To me GnR was kinduva bridge from hair metal to the alternative boom. Not saying they were alternative in the least, but they just came to rock how they wanted to rock.

    You know, My Michelle came on my iPod today, and listening to it, I said to myself "this song is pretty badass." Maybe I can back off my comments just a bit. I guess somebody with Axl's voice doesn't come along too often. I do still think they were kind of overrated though.
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    GNR in my opinion was the best pure "rock" band of the 80's

    They are just good ole fun RNR like the Stones, ACDC, and other similar bands.

    What they did they did well.

    I like a lot of the smaller bands from that era better but i respect them for what they were.
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  • LoulouLoulou Adelaide (the forgotten city)Posts: 6,221
    YAAAAAAAY! someone likes Madness too!!!! :D
    merkinball wrote:
    Loulou wrote:
    Madness- Absolutely

    Yay! Love this album, it's on my 10 favorites too:

    (no particular order)
    Neil Young ~ Freedom
    Lou Reed ~ New York
    Madness ~ Absolutely
    Oingo Boingo ~ Only a Lad
    Tom Waits ~ Franks Wild Years
    R.E.M. ~ Life's Rich Pageant
    Peter Gabriel ~ IV (Security)
    U2 ~ Unforgettable Fire
    Police ~ Ghost in the Machine
    Grateful Dead ~ Reckoning

    Honorable Mentions: Dire Straits ~ Brothers in Arms, Dead Kennedys ~ Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
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  • tybirdtybird Posts: 17,388
    1) "Hounds of Love"-Kate Bush
    2) "Unforgettable Fire"-U2
    3) "Ghost in the Machine"-The Police
    4) "Diary of a Madman"-Ozzy Osbourne
    5) "Three of a Perfect Pair"-King Crimson
    6) "Moving Pictures"-Rush
    7) "Appetite for Destruction"-Guns N' Roses
    8) "Master of Puppets"-Metallica
    9) "Making Movies"-Dire Straits
    10) "5150"-Van Halen
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  • tybirdtybird Posts: 17,388
    merkinball wrote:
    Loulou wrote:
    Madness- Absolutely

    Yay! Love this album, it's on my 10 favorites too:

    (no particular order)
    Neil Young ~ Freedom
    Lou Reed ~ New York
    Madness ~ Absolutely
    Oingo Boingo ~ Only a Lad
    Tom Waits ~ Franks Wild Years
    R.E.M. ~ Life's Rich Pageant
    Peter Gabriel ~ IV (Security)
    U2 ~ Unforgettable Fire
    Police ~ Ghost in the Machine
    Grateful Dead ~ Reckoning

    Honorable Mentions: Dire Straits ~ Brothers in Arms, Dead Kennedys ~ Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
    Great call on the Peter Gabriel album!!! 8-)
    All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a thousand enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.
  • YefaYefa Posts: 981
    Voivod - Dimension Hatross
    Joy Division - Closer
    Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
    Prince - Purple Rain
    Guns n Roses - Appetite For Destruction
    Metallica - Ride The Lightning
    Slayer - Reign In Blood
    Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me
    Neil Young - Freedom

    Honorable Mention: Husker Du - Warehouse: Songs And Stories, R.E.M. - Murmur, Faith No More - The Real Thing, Megadeth - Peace Sells, But Who's Buying?, Rush - Moving Pictures
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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness Brigadoon, foodie capitalPosts: 2,553
    edited April 2011
    My age is showing. I can come up with a lot more than ten favorites!

    The Church -- Starfish
    Violent Femmes -- Violent Femmes
    REM -- Murmur
    Roxy Music -- Avalon
    Talking Heads -- Remain in Light
    Hoodoo Gurus -- Mars Needs Guitars!
    Everything But the Girl -- Love Not Money
    Peter Gabriel -- So
    Elvis Costello -- Punch the Clock
    The Clash -- Sandinista!
    Midnight Oil -- Diesel and Dust
    U2 -- The Unforgettable Fire
    The Style Council -- Cafe Bleu
    And HOW could I forget: Lloyd Cole and the Commotions -- Rattlesnakes (This is why I should not be on-line when I'm half-asleep.)


    Other good ones:
    Kate Bush -- Hounds of Love
    Sinead O'Connor -- The Lion and the Cobra
    The Cure -- Kiss me, Miss Me, Kiss Me
    Yaz -- Upstairs at Eric's
    Depeche Mode -- Some Great Reward
    New Order -- Low-Life
    Echo and the Bunnymen -- Ocean Rain
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  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 1,017
    Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
    Guns n Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    Midnight Oil- 10-1
    Metallica - Ride the Lightning
    Bon Jovi - New Jersey
    Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation
    Jimmy Barnes - Frieght Train Heart
    Transvision Vamp - Velveteen ( Guilty Pleasure)
    Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
    John Cougar Mellencamp- Scarecrow
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  • craigbcraigb Posts: 806
    1. Murmur - REM
    2. Combat Rock - The Clash
    3. Stone Roses - Stone Roses
    4. Appetite for Destruction - Guns N Roses
    5. Nothing's Shocking - Jane's Addiction
    6. Doolittle - Pixies
    7. Joshua Tree - U2
    8. Let it Be - The Replacements
    9. Dinosaur Jr. - Bug
    10. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
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  • gabersgabers Posts: 2,786
    Hard to find 10 for this decade. Most of the stuff I listened to in the 80's I don't really listen to any more. In no order except The Smiths at the top.

    The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
    The Police – Synchronicity
    Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
    Van Halen – 1984
    The Cure – Disintegration
    R.E.M. – Document
    INXS – Kick
    The Clash – Combat Rock
    U2 – The Joshua Tree
    Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A.
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 20,799
    Big Country
    The Crossing .....


    Come up screaming
    Come up screaming

    I’ve never seen you look like this without a reason
    Another promise fallen through
    Another season passes by you

    I never took the smile away from anybody’s face
    And that’s a desperate way to look
    For someone who is still a child

    In a big country dreams stay with you
    Like a lover’s voice fires the mountainside
    Stay alive

    I thought that pain and truth
    Were things that really mattered
    But you can’t stay here
    With every single hope you had shattered

    I’m not expecting to grow flowers in a desert
    But I can live and breathe
    And see the sun in wintertime

    In a big country dreams stay with you
    Like a lover’s voice fires the mountainside
    Stay alive

    In a big country dreams stay with you
    Like a lover’s voice fires the mountainside
    Stay alive

    So take that look out of here it doesn’t fit you
    Because it’s happened
    Doesn’t mean you’ve been discarded
    Pull up your head off the floor
    Come up screaming
    Cry out for everything you ever might have wanted

    I thought that pain and truth
    Were things that really mattered
    But you can’t stay here
    With every single hope you had shattered

    I’m not expecting to grow flowers in a desert
    But I can live and breathe
    And see the sun in wintertime

    In a big country dreams stay with you
    Like a lover’s voice fires the mountainside
    Stay alive

    In a big country dreams stay with you
    Like a lover’s voice fires the mountainside
    Stay alive

    In a big country dreams stay with you
    Like a lover’s voice fires the mountainside
    Stay alive
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,369
    Nirvana - Bleach
    Soundgarden - Louder Than Love
    Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
    Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    Mother Love Bone - Apple

    In terms of albums, that's about it.
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 9,292
    1) Def Leppard - Pyromania - my 1st real favorite album as a kid - just awesome
    2) Peter Gabriel - So
    3) Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
    4) Yes - 90125
    5) Van Halen - 1984
    6) Bruce Springsteen - The River
    7) Genesis - Genesis
    8) the Hooters - Amore (local philly group 1st independent record, good stuff)
    9) Tommy Conwell and Young Rumblers - Rumble (local philly group, thought they'd be huge)
    10) Fast Times at Ridgemont High - Soundtrack
  • craigbcraigb Posts: 806
    R.E.M. - Document or Murmur (both are fantastic)
    Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    Stone Roses - Stone Roses
    The Smiths - Meat is Murder
    Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    Dinosaur Jr. - Bug
    Pixies - Doolittle
    Replacements - Tim
    Nirvana - Bleach
    Meat Puppets - II
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  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,469
    edited September 2012
    The 80's the start of my diverse musical tastes....

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    That's all I can think of for the moment...

    Peace
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  • Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo PhillyPosts: 7,343
    Newch91 wrote:
    I don't even know if I have 10 favorite by one per artist.

    I hear ya. I'm working on getting up to 10. The 90s will be a different story - I have a list of about 20 right now. :?

    Here's what I have so far:
    Aerosmith: Pump
    Bruce: Born in the USA
    Metallica: Ride the Lightning
    The Police: Synchronicity
    Queensryche: Rage for Order
    REM: Green
    Soundgarden: Louder Than Love
    The Stone Roses
    U2: The Unforgettable Fire

    I"ve reassessed my list. 8-)

    Bruce: Born in the USA
    Metallica Ride the Lightning
    Neil: Freedom
    The Police: Syncronicity
    Queensryche: Operation Mindcrime
    REM: Lifes Rich Pageant
    Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation
    Soundgarden: Louder Than Love
    Stone Roses: s/t
    U2: The Unforgettable Fire
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    WF Center 10/21/13; WF Center 10/22/13; Baltimore Arena 10/27/13;
    WF Center 4/28/16; WF Center 4/29/16; Fenway Park 8/7/16

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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,715
    Appetite For Destruction
    Master of Puppets
    Moving Pictures
    Back In Black
    Joshua Tree
    Blizzard of Oz
    Coda

    Guess I don't listen to much 80s music. I have some other stuff, but nothing that would qualify for such a list.
  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
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  • bluegracebluegrace Posts: 2,336
    Here's my list, 14 of them. (Tried to narrow it down, but I couldn't :D )

    1. Pixies – Doolittle
    2. Joy Division – Closer
    3. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
    4. Nirvana – Bleach
    5. U2 – The Unforgettable Fire
    6. Echo and the Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
    7. The Cult – Love
    8. Kate Bush – The Dreaming
    9. Depece Mode – Speak & Spell
    10. Simple Minds – New Gold Dream
    11. Duran Duran – Rio
    12. The Smiths – The Queen is Dead
    13. Cocteau Twins – Treasure
    14. Madness – The Rise and Fall
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  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 1,017
    Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
    Metallica - Ride the Lightning
    Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
    G'N'R - Appetite for Destruction
    Eurythmics - Revenge
    Transvision Vamp - Velveteen
    Living Color - Vivid
    Crowded House - Crowded House
    John Mellencamp - Scarecrow
    Prince - Purple rain
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,533
    I just ordered 14 used CD's based on everyone's recommendations. Thanks for the tips!
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