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Top 20 Albums of the 80s

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Rated 11 points - posted 9 years ago by writershire in category Music.
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Back in Black - AC/DC Report Abuse
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ZZ Top Eliminator Report Abuse
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Van Halen 1984 Report Abuse
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Thiller - Michael Jackson Report Abuse
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Disintegration - 1989 (The Cure) Report Abuse
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Murmur - R.E.M. (1983) Report Abuse
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The Queen Is Dead - 1986 (The Smiths) Report Abuse
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Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen Report Abuse
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Legend - Bob Marley & The Wailers Report Abuse
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Master of Puppets - Metallica (1986) Report Abuse
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Appetite for Destruction - Guns & Roses Report Abuse
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So - Peter Gabriel (1986) Report Abuse
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The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) Report Abuse
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Pretenders - Prertenders (1980) Report Abuse
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Purple Rain - Prince and the Revolution Report Abuse
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The Gift - The Jam (1982) Report Abuse
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Graceland - Paul Simon Report Abuse
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The Hurting - 1983 (Tears For Fears) Report Abuse
Great Stuff!
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Faith - 1981 (The Cure) Report Abuse
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Skylarking (XTC) Report Abuse
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Songs From The Big Chair - 1985 (Tears For Fears) Report Abuse
High quality from start to finish. Hits include Shout, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Head Over Heels. Many fans though say that The Working Hour became their favorite track.
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Rain Dogs - 1985 (Tom Waits) Report Abuse
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The Joshua Tree - U2 Report Abuse
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Remain in Light - 1980 (Talking Heads) Report Abuse
Contains some of the most infectiously bizarre dance music ever made.
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Doolittle - 1989 (Pixies) Report Abuse
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Surfer Rosa - 1988 (Pixies) Report Abuse
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Private Dancer - Tina Turner (1984) Report Abuse
The best comeback album of all time!!! It sold 20 million copies!!!
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Closer - 1980 (Joy Division) Report Abuse
This album definitely features the best work Joy Division ever made. Closer, their finest forty-five minutes, is simultaneously depressing and uplifting, creating an emotional no-man's land that leaves you feeling empty but enlightened.
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Shoot Out the Lights (Richard & Linda Thompson) Report Abuse
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Daydream Nation - 1988 (Sonic Youth) Report Abuse
Songs such as Teenage Riot, Silver Rocket and Total Trash will enter your head and refuse to leave.
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Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1988) Report Abuse
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Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello and the Attractions (1982) Report Abuse
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Reckoning - 1984 (R.E.M.) Report Abuse
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Swordfishtrombones - 1983 (Tom Waits) Report Abuse
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New York (Lou Reed) Report Abuse
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Pleased to Meet Me - 1987 (The Replacements) Report Abuse
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Zen Arcade - 1984 (Hüsker Dü) Report Abuse
Excellent double-album comprising some of the finest songs of the era. And this album just goes to prove that Grant Hart and Bob Mould were two of the finest song writers working in Rock music at the time.
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Perverted by Language - 1983 (The Fall) Report Abuse
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Spirit of Eden - 1988 (Talk Talk) Report Abuse
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Pornography - 1982 (The Cure) Report Abuse
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This Nation's Saving Grace - 1985 (The Fall) Report Abuse
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Double Nickels on the Dime - 1984 (Minutemen) Report Abuse
A classic album of intelligent and dynamic post-punk from a trio of very talented musicians.
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Hex Enduction Hour - 1982 (The Fall) Report Abuse
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Raising Hell - Run-DMC Report Abuse
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It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - 1988 (Public Enemy) Report Abuse
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Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A. (1988) Report Abuse
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It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Public Enemy Report Abuse
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