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Sunday, July 02, 2006

40 Best Albums of the 80s

40 Best Albums of the 80s, according to Q magazine:

1. U2 - The Joshua Tree

Key Track: "Where The Streets Have No Name"

Yet that song is not one of the "best tracks of the 80s"...(that list's forthcoming)

2. Michael Jackson - Thriller

Key Track: "Billie Jean"

3. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

Key Track: "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"

4. Kate Bush- Hounds Of Love

Key Track: "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)"

5. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

Key Track: "I Am The Resurrection"

What a strange typo. "I Am The Resurrection" looks very little like "I Wanna Be Adored".

6. R.E.M. - Murmur

Key Track: "Radio Free Europe"

7. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

Key Track: "Rebel Without A Pause"

8. Joy Division - Closer

Key Track: "Isolation"

9. AC/DC - Back In Black

Key Track: "You Shook Me All Night Long"

10. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

Key Track: "Sweet Child O' Mine"

11. Pixies - Doolittle

Key Track: "Debaser"

12. Prince - Sign O' The Times

Key Track: "Sign O' The Times"

13. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska

Key Track: "Atlantic City"

14. Madonna - Like A Prayer

Key Track: "Like A Prayer"

15. The Jam - Sound Affects

Key Track: "That's Entertainment"

16. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill

Key Track: "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)"

17. The Cure - Disintegration

Key Track: "Pictures Of You"

18. Happy Mondays - Bummed

Key Track: "Wrote For Luck"

19. The Human League - Dare

Key Track: "Don't You Want Me"

20. De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising

Key Track: "The Magic Number"

21. New Order - Technique

Key Track: "Fine Time"

22. Pet Shop Boys - Actually

Key Track: "It's A Sin"

23. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy

Key Track: "Never Understand"

24. George Michael - "Faith"

Key Track: "I Want Your Sex"

25. The Police - Synchronicity

Key Track: "Every Breath You Take"

26. Lou Reed - New York

Key Track: "Dirty Blvd."

27. Talking Heads - Remain In Light

Key Track: "Once In A Lifetime"

28. Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain

Key Track: "The Killing Moon"

29. Peter Gabriel - 3

Key Track: "Games Without Frontiers"

30. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

Key Track: "Teen Age Riot"

31. Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden

Key Track: "Desire"

32. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking

Key Track: "Jane Says"

33. Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy

Key Track: "Most Of The Time"

34. Soul II Soul- Club Classics Vol. One

Key Track: "Keep On Movin'"

35. Def Leppard - Pyromania

Key Track: "Photograph"

36. Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones

Key Track: "In The Neighborhood"

37. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God

Key Track: "Fairytale Of New York"

38. The Blue Nile - Hats

Key Track: "Headlights On The Parade"

39. Paul Simon - Graceland

Key Track: "Homeless"

40. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast

Key Track: "The Number Of The Beast"

~ Reasoning for each choice in the mag, along with explanations for why artists such as Thompson Twins and Huey Lewis & The News were left off the list... ~


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