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Friday, 5 August 2011

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die 1980's





o Adam & the Ants – Kings of the Wild Frontier
o Dexys Midnight Runners – Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
o AC/DC – Back in Black
o Cramps – Songs the Lord Taught Us
o Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
o Gabriel, Peter – Peter Gabriel (III)
o Soft Boys – Underwater Moonlight
o Cure – Seventeen Seconds
o Echo & the Bunnymen – Crocodiles
o Motörhead – Ace of Spades
o Killing Joke – Killing Joke (1st Album)
o Judas Priest – British Steel
o Circle Jerks – Group Sex
o Talking Heads – Remain in Light
o Joy Division – Closer
o Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden (1st Album)
o Undertones – Hypnotised
o Jam – Sound Affects
o Waits, Tom – Heartattack & Vine
o UB40 – Signing Off
o Teardrop Explodes – Kilimanjaro
o Specials – More Specials
o Winwood, Steve – Arc of a Diver
o Pretenders – Pretenders (1st Album)
o Einstürzende Neubauten – Kollaps
o Siouxsie & the Banshees – Juju
o Heaven 17 – Penthouse & Pavement
o Go-Gos – Beauty & the Beat
o Motörhead – No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith
o Soft Cell – Non Stop Erotic Cabaret
o Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – Architecture & Morality
o Eno, Brian & David Byrne – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
o Black Flag – Damaged
o X – Wild Gift
o Psychedelic Furs – Talk, Talk, Talk
o Human League – Dare
o Gun Club – Fire of Love
o Bauhaus – Mask
o Womack, Bobby – Poet
o Tom Tom Club – Tom Tom Club (1st Album)
o Rush – Moving Pictures
o ABBA – Visitors
o ABC – Lexicon of Love
o Prince – 1999
o Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – Message, the
o Costello, Elvis – Imperial Bedroom
o Cure – Pornography
o Dexys Midnight Runners – Too Rye Ay
o Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81, 82, 83, 84)
o Madness – Rise & Fall
o Fagen, Donald – Nightfly
o Haircut One Hundred – Pelican West
o Bush, Kate – Dreaming, the
o Orange Juice – Rip it Up
o Jackson, Michael – Thriller
o Birthday Party – Junkyard
o Venom – Black Metal
o Springsteen, Bruce – Nebraska
o Associates – Sulk
o Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast
o Duran Duran – Rio
o Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes (1st Album)
o McLaren, Malcolm – Duck Rock
o Def Leppard – Pyromania
o REM – Murmur
o The The – Soul Mining
o Waits, Tom – Swordfishtrombones
o Blue Nile – A Walk Across the Rooftops
o Hanoi Rocks – Back to Mystery City
o Lauper, Cyndi – She’s So Unusual
o Simon, Paul – Hearts & Bones
o Echo & the Bunnymen – Porcupine
o ZZ Top – Eliminator
o Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
o U2 – War
o Police – Synchronicity
o Meat Puppets – II
o Culture Club – Colour by Numbers
o Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Welcome to the Pleasuredome
o Run DMC – Run DMC (1984)
o Sade – Diamond Life
o Cocteau Twins – Treasure
o Minor Threat – Out of Step
o Van Halen – 1984
o Prince – Purple Rain
o Replacements – Let it Be
o Style Council – Café Bleu
o Turner, Tina – Private Dancer
o Echo & the Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
o Minutemen – Double Nickels on the Dime
o Cole, Lloyd & the Commotions – Rattlesnakes
o N’Dour, Youssou – Immigrés
o Springsteen, Bruce – Born in the USA
o Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace
o Ibrahim, Abdullah – Water from an Ancient Well
o Aha – Hunting High & Low
o Tears for Fears – Songs from the Big Chair
o Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms
o Prefab Sprout – Steve McQueen (aka Two Wheels Good)
o Mekons – Fear & Whiskey
o Big Black – Atomizer
o Vega, Suzanne – Suzanne Vega (1st Album)
o Pogues – Rum, Sodomy & the Lash
o Bush, Kate – Hounds of Love
o Smiths – Meat is Murder
o Waits, Tom – Rain Dogs
o Jesus & Mary Chain – Psychocandy
o New Order – Low Life
o Simply Red – Picture Book
o Dexys Midnight Runners – Don’t Stand Me Down
o Scritti Politti – Cupid & Psyche 85
o Costello, Elvis – Blood & Chocolate
o Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock: The Album
o Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
o Metallica – Master of Puppets
o The The – Infected
o Griffith, Nanci – Last of the True Believers
o Bragg, Billy – Talking with the Taxman About Poetry
o Talk Talk – Colour of Spring
o Megadeth – Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?
o Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet
o Sonic Youth – Evol
o Slayer – Reign in Blood
o Throwing Muses – Throwing Muses (1986)
o Simon, Paul – Graceland
o Run DMC – Raising Hell
o XTC – Skylarking
o Earle, Steve – Guitar Town
o Bad Brains – I Against I
o Baker, Anita – Rapture
o Smiths – Queen is Dead
o Gabriel, Peter – So
o Anthrax – Among the Living
o Dinosaur Jr – You’re Living All Over Me
o Parton, Dolly with Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris – Trio
o Def Leppard – Hysteria
o REM – Document
o Prince – Sign ‘O’ the Times
o Cult – Electric
o Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses
o Sisters of Mercy – Floodland
o Michael, George – Faith
o Hüsker Dü – Warehouse: Songs & Stories
o Butthole Surfers – Locust Abortion Technician
o Piazzolla, Astor & Gary Burton – New Tango
o Smiths – Strangeways Here We Come
o Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
o Jesus & Mary Chain – Darklands
o Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Shaka Zulu
o Laibach – Opus Dei
o Napalm Death – Scum
o Sonic Youth – Sister
o Triffids – Calenture
o Jackson, Michael – Bad
o Pet Shop Boys – Actually
o U2 – Joshua Tree
o D’Arby, Terence Trent – Introducing the Hardline According to…
o Pogues – If I Should Fall from Grace with God
o Cohen, Leonard – I’m Your Man
o Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues
o Fishbone – Truth &; Soul
o Everything But the Girl – Idlewild
o Living Colour - Vivid
o Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff
o REM – Green
o Happy Mondays – Bummed
o Go Betweens – 16 Lovers Lane
o Cowboy Junkies – Trinity Session
o Chapman, Tracy – Tracy Chapman (1st Album)
o My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
o Pixies – Surfer Rosa
o Metallica – And Justice for All
o Dinosaur Jr – Bug
o Krause, Dagmar – Tank Battles
o lang, k.d. – Shadowland
o American Music Club – California
o Morrissey – Viva Hate
o Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
o Sugarcubes – Life’s Too Good
o Yoakam, Dwight – Beuenas Noches from a Lonely Roomn
o Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking
o Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
o Faith No More – Real Thing
o Kravtiz, Lenny – Let Love Rule
o Hooker, John Lee – Healer, the
o New Order – Technique
o Madonna – Like a Prayer
o Queen Latifah – All Hail the Queen
o Spacemen 3 – Playing with Fire
o fIREHOSE – fROMOHIO
o Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
o Young Gods – Eau Rouge, l’
o Zorn, John – Spy vs Spy: Music of Ornette Coleman
o Stone Roses – Stone Roses (1st Album)
o Cherry, Neneh – Raw Like Sushi
o Maal, Baaba & Mansour Seck – Djam Leelii
o Bush, Kate – Sensual World
o Cure – Disintegration
o 808 State – 808:90
o Coldcut – What’s That Noise?
o Adamson, Barry – Moss Side Story
o Aerosmith – Pump
o Pixies – Doolittle
o Raitt, Bonnie – Nick of Time
o Fugazi – Repeater
o Soul II Soul – Club Classics: Vol One
o De La Soul – 3 Feet High & Rising
o Jackson, Janet – Rhythm Nation 1814
o Jungle Brothers – Done by the Forces of Nature
o NWA – Straight Outta Compton

 Cannot believe that 'The River' by Springsteen is not in that list! Neither for that matter are 'High land Hard Rain' by Aztec Camera, 'Declaration' by The Alarm, 'Two Steps From The Move' by Hanoi Rocks, 'Once Upon a Time' by Simple Minds, The Psychedelic Furs self titled debut, The Waterboys 'This is the Sea' and 10,000 Maniacs' 'In My Tribe' and 'Blind Man's Zoo'.
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