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  1. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    10 Apr '13 10:22
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    i always knew thatcher was to blame for crap 80's music!!!!

    There was loads of GOOD music in the 1980s. And there's loads of bad music in every decade distracting from the good.

    Name your 10 favourite albums from the decade and prove the '80s Music Was Crap' meme wrong, and get Thatcher off the hook!
  2. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    10 Apr '13 10:36
    Talking Heads - Remain In Light
    Lloyd Cole - Rattlesnakes
    Immaculate Fools - Dumb Poet
    David Bowie - Scary Monsters
    Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
    Kate Bush - The Dreaming
    Frank Zappa - Broadway The Hard Way
    XTC - Skylarking
    Robert Wyatt - Dondestan
    Peter Gabriel - So

    Here's another 10...

    Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Punch The Clock
    Crowded House - Temple of Low Men
    Prince - Lovesexy
    Paul Simon-Graceland
    Del Amitri - Waking Hours
    Keith Jarrett Trio - Standards
    Grateful Dead - In The Dark
    Magazine - The Correct Use Of Soap
    The B-52's - Cosmic Thing
    Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
  3. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    10 Apr '13 14:29
    Tears for Fears..... Seeds of Love.
    ABC - ABC.

    -m.
  4. Subscriber Proper Knob
    Cornovii
    10 Apr '13 17:56 / 2 edits
    Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
    Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full
    Guns n Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique
    Michael Jackson - Thriller
    The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
    Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    U2 - The Joshua Tree
    Pixies - Doolittle/Surfer Rosa

    and

    Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
    Slayer - Reign in Blood
    Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
    Run DMC - Raising Hell
    NWA - Straight Outta Compton
    The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
    Metallica - Master of Puppets
    Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
    AC/DC - Back in Black
    Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
  5. 11 Apr '13 08:26
    Police - Synchroncity / Ghost in the Machine
    Prince - Purple Rain
    REM - Murmur / Dcoument
    Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

    And, at the other end of the spectrum:

    Breakdance : You can do it

    (It may not surprise you to know that I couldn't, but it is cathartic to be able to admit amongst friends that I once owned this album.)

    I also wonder whether Margaret Thatcher is a more or less divisive figure than Michael Jackson?
  6. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    11 Apr '13 10:37
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Police - Synchroncity / Ghost in the Machine
    Prince - Purple Rain
    REM - Murmur / Dcoument
    Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

    And, at the other end of the spectrum:

    Breakdance : You can do it

    (It may not surprise you to know that I couldn't, but it is cathartic to be able to admit amongst friends that I once owned this album.)

    I also wonder whether Margaret Thatcher is a more or less divisive figure than Michael Jackson?
    I think she did the best things for kids, for their own best interests; as opposed to ........

    -m.
  7. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    11 Apr '13 20:09
    Stock, Aitken & Waterman
    Bros
    Erasure
    The Petshop Boys
  8. 14 Apr '13 21:11
    Plenty of excellent music from the 80s. Some of my favourites:

    Swans - Children of God
    Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
    Metallica - Master of Puppets
    Cocteau Twins - Treasure
    Dead Can Dance - Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
    King Crimson - Discipline
    The Sisters of Mercy - First and Last and Always
    Coil - Horse Rotorvator
    Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
    Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
  9. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    15 Apr '13 01:23
    Originally posted by FMF
    Talking Heads - Remain In Light
    Lloyd Cole - Rattlesnakes
    Immaculate Fools - Dumb Poet
    David Bowie - Scary Monsters
    Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
    Kate Bush - The Dreaming
    Frank Zappa - Broadway The Hard Way
    XTC - Skylarking
    Robert Wyatt - Dondestan
    Peter Gabriel - So

    Here's another 10...

    Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Punch The Clock
    ...[text shortened]... The Dark
    Magazine - The Correct Use Of Soap
    The B-52's - Cosmic Thing
    Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
    I'm down with maybe half of those.

    Your taste is interesting.
  10. 15 Apr '13 18:52 / 3 edits
    "In the 80's, no one was looking back, we were all looking forward." - Bernard Sumner

    In no particular order,

    Talking Heads - Remain in Light
    Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
    Pixies - Doolittle
    The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
    The Fall - Hex Induction Hour
    NoMeansNo - Wrong
    NoMeansNo - Sex Mad
    The Beat - I Just Can't Stop It
    NWA - Straight Outta Compton
    Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
    New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
    Joy Division - Closer
    Gang of Four - Solid Gold
    Kraftwerk - Computer World
    Television Personalities - And Don't the Kids Just Love It
    The entire Smiths discography
    X - Los Angeles
    Slayer - Reign in Blood
    Metallica - Master of Puppets
    Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables

    Lots of pioneering stuff in that time. 2 of my my favourite albums of all time were released in the 2nd half of 79 or I would have included them as well: The Specials S/T and Gang of Four's Entertainment!
  11. 18 Apr '13 13:47
    Originally posted by FMF
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    [b]i always knew thatcher was to blame for crap 80's music!!!!


    There was loads of GOOD music in the 1980s. And there's loads of bad music in every decade distracting from the good.

    Name your 10 favourite albums from the decade and prove the '80s Music Was Crap' meme wrong, and get Thatcher off the hook![/b]
    its true, thatcher was unable to stop some good music being created in the 80's despite her unleashing her musical foot soldiers - scott,aitken and waterman to destroy music. while america bombed us with poodle haired, power chord playing, cheesy solo ridden boy band soft rock. some gems squeezed through.

    my list -

    bleach - nirvana
    lifes rich pageant - rem
    closer- joy division
    the queen is dead - the smiths
    surfer rosa - the pixies
    brewing up with billy bragg - billy bragg
    101 damnation's - carter the unstoppable sex machine
    violent femmes - violent femmes
    ...24hr party people... - happy mondays
    the stone roses - the stone roses
  12. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    18 Apr '13 20:38 / 1 edit
    As many as ten? Ok ...

    1. Your Funeral, My Trial - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    2. Tender Prey - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (The Mercy Seat: my vote for best 80s single)
    3. Scary Monsters - David Bowie
    4. Diesel and Dust - Midnight Oil
    5. Smell of Female - The Cramps
    6. The Head on the Door - The Cure [pity Kiss Me was so uneven: Just Like Heaven was a perfect song]
    7. Halbe Mensch - Einstuerzende Neubauten
    8. Bossanova - The Pixies [Doolittle was better but I liked this one more]
    9. Hounds of Love - Kate Bush
    10. Nothing's Shocking - Jane's Addiction

    Honorable mention: The Correct Use of Soap - Magazine

    The 80s are so very **** far away.
  13. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    19 Apr '13 01:43
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Honorable mention: The Correct Use of Soap - Magazine
    I also liked the Magazine album that came AFTER "The Correct Use of Soap", "Magic, Murder and the Weather (1981)" but I've never met anyone else who likes it and as far as I know it was panned by the critics and dismissed as a disappointing irrelevance ever since.
  14. 21 Apr '13 18:14
    Originally posted by Rank outsider


    I also wonder whether Margaret Thatcher is a more or less divisive figure than Michael Jackson?
    Neither are popular with minors