Top Ten Lists of Eighties Albums
What are your top ten favorite albums from the 80s?
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- 10. Point Of Entry by Judas Priest
Rob Haltfords greatest work. Man, that guy really knows how to scream!!
- 9. Fly On The Wall by AC/DC
Even though critics ans album sales werent good to this album, true AC/DC fans know what a GREAT album is and that is exactly what Fly on the Wall is.
- 8. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
MASTER!! MASTER!! That song is one of the heaviest songs out there and another good one on that album is "Disposable Heros".
- 7. Blow Up Your Video by AC/DC
With Malcom Young out on this albums tour and nephew Stevie Young on the guitar the albums sound was still as good as ever. The best song on that is "Two's Up".
- 6. The Oz Man Cometh by Ozzy Ozbourne
This is one good fucking album, Randy Rhoads was a great guitarist and he will be deeply missed.
- 5. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
Aww, God Damn thats one killer album. I learned to play all them songs like "Fade to Black", "Escape", and "For whom the bell tolls" on my guitar. ROCKIN!!
- 4. Girls, Girls, Girls by Motley Crue
With Nikki pounding the bass and Vince screaming hell from is lungs with songs like Girls,Girls,Girls and Wild Side, Motley Crue rode to sucess with this album.
- 3. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) by AC/DC
The follow up to Back in Black, one of their greatest albums. It sold more than Back in Black. Great songs like "Spellbound", "C.O.D", and of course the awesome title track!
- 2. ...And Justice For All by Metallica
I also love Metallica and with songs like "One", "Harvester of Sorrow" and "Blackened" who could not avoid this album?
- 1. Back In Black by AC/DC
I am the biggest AC/DC fan and of course there's gonna be a lot of AC/DC but I heard this album and I was hooked. It really made AC/DC and Brian Johnson!
I was going to include Rob Zombie but is was only for the 80's but i just wanna compliment him for very artistic work. And a shout out to my band in the making
- 10. Doolittle by Pixies
all together now: "if man is five...."
- 9. Introspective by Pet Shop Boys
in my head it seems that it was with this album they were really starting to get rediculous.
- 8. Scary Monsters And Supercreeps by David Bowie
the only bowie album from the 80s that doesn't make me ashamed to listen to it. "teenage wildlife" and "it's no game (part one)" are two of my favourite bowie songs.
- 7. Bleach by Nirvana
1990s here we come!
- 6. Duran Duran by Duran Duran
not one uninterresting second on the whole album... shame about "is there something i should know" replacing "to the shore" on the cd!
- 5. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
got obsessed by them at the same time as britpop started to rise in 94. it sat perfectly next to "parklife", "definitely maybe", and "different class".
- 4. Introducing The Hardline According To... by Terence Trent D'Arby
one hell of a talent... shame he disappeared (more or less)
- 3. Notorious by Duran Duran
for "american science".
- 2. Fables Of The Reconstruction by REM
and there i was thinking "out of time" was the best thing they ever did.
- 1. Actually by Pet Shop Boys
the first ever album i got, when i was 9 years old.
By: tom meuldermans
- 10. The Broadsword And The Beast by Jethro Tull
it looks like jethro tull is almost a forgotten band, once they were legends, lets keep them in mind just a little longer
- 9. The Wall by Pink Floyd
don't ask, i even feel guilty just putting it on nr.9, the most perfect musical story ever! also a great movie!
- 8. Home by Won Ton Ton
their first album will always be the best, though it sounds older then the 80's it was produced in 1988, a true classic
- 7. Making Movies by Dire Straits
though most dire straits fans prefer 'brothers in arms' this album is my favorite, it can always cheer me up
- 6. I Kant Tori Read by Tori Amos
though nobody seem to care for this album in the 80's i picked it up and loved it immediately, she can be larger then life i thought. It also has the best tori cover ever. Tori Amos still rules
- 5. Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil
this australian band has lots and lots of unknown albums most of them are great rock albums, this has the two mostknown songs on them: beds are burning an d dead heart. it still sounds fresh
- 4. Forever Young by Alphaville
this is not a best of and still all hits seem to be on there, the lyrics are much more clever than you would asume from such a band.
- 3. Freedom by Neil Young
listen to it and all comments become absolete.
- 2. I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen
it looks like he makes one album a decade and everyone turns into an immidiate classic. this is his most electropop sounding album.
- 1. Scoundrell Days by A-ha
the c.d. player just got commercialised and these guys showed why it was better. A great album from a great band
sorry for all those great albums i couldn't mention.... wandering by mistake from the sisters of mercy, eve from alan parsons project, invissible touch from genesis, blue from joni michell and so much more
- 10. Seven The Hard Way by Pat Benatar
(1985) "We will be invincible!" INCREDIBLE work! Her best album to date. Amazing vocal performance by Pat, great guitaring by her husband Mr. Neil Giraldo.
- 9. Fur by Jane Wiedlin
(1988) One hit wonder rhythm guitarist of the Go-Go's. "Rush Hour" is the ONLY TRACK RELEASED!! But every single song ROCKS!!!!!
- 8. All Over The Place by Bangles
(1984) GREAT WORK! The Bangles managed to get all 3 albums into my top 10! OK, so maybe I'm a little biased towards the Bangles, but Susanna, Debbi, Vicki, and Michael ROCK!!!! From this album, I reccomend "Hero Takes a Fall" and "Going Down to Liverpool."
- 7. Belinda by Belinda Carlisle
(1986) Little known fact- Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles sang backup on "Mad About You!" I liked the album before I knew that, but it jumped into my top 10 when I found out! (Another Little Known Fact- Susanna also co-wrote the track "I Need a Disguise")
- 6. Heart by Heart
(1985) OMG! Good album. Ann and Nancy's voices fit together perfectly. "What about love" and "These Dreams" are my 2 fave songs from this album.
- 5. Beauty And The Beat by Go-Go's
(1981) Debut album! Who couldn't like this album? Coming from a usedtobe devoted Go-Go's fan (Bangles now) you would expect this album to be higher on the list! "WE GOT THE BEAT!!"
- 4. Everything by Bangles
(1988) Finally, I was born!!! Bangles RULE! 2nd appearance on this list by the GREATEST all girl band who ever lived. So much variety. How many other bands could put Eternal Flame and In Your Room on 1 album?!!!?
- 3. Knee Deep In The Hoopla by Starship
(1985) This is a GREAT album! I reccomend "Sara" and "We Built This City." I'ts amazing how Starship survived so long. As Jefferson airplane, Jeferson Starship, then just Starship!
- 2. Heaven On Earth by Belinda Carlisle
(1987) I was probably not born for this one either, because I was not born until December. Heaven is a Place on Earth was #1 when I was born though!!
- 1. Different Light by Bangles
(1985) This is the BEST album of the 80's. OK, so I wasn't born until '87, but so what... I love the Bangles.
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- 10. Crowded House by Crowded House
Neil Finn, undervalued.
- 9. War by U2
all downhill after that
- 8. So by Peter Gabriel
- 7. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
Magnificent One Trick Pony
- 6. Listen Like Thieves by INXS
- 5. Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
- 4. Infected by The The
Better Angst Album?
- 3. Pleased To Meet Me by The Replacements
Mr Westerberg at the height of his powers.
- 2. Head On The Door by The Cure
A mature Cure.
- 1. Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes
You name a better eighties album.
- 10. Bad (1987) by Michael Jackson
Includes: Bad, Dirty Diana, Smooth Criminal, Liberian Girl
- 9. Actually (1987) by Pet Shop Boys
Includes: It's A Sin, One More Chance, Rent, Heart, What Have I Done To Deserve This
- 8. Cock Robin (1985) by Cock Robin
Includes: Thought You Were on My Side, When Your Heart Is Weak, The Promise You Made
- 7. Man On The Line (1984) by Chris De Burgh
Includes: The Ecstasy of Flight, High on Emotion, The Head and the Heart, Transmission Ends
- 6. 101 (live In Pasadena 1989) by Depeche Mode
Includes a lot of hits: People Are People, Everything Counts, Master & Servant, Stripped, A Question of Time, Strangelove and many others.
- 5. International Version (1984) by Jennifer Rush
Includes: Come Give Me Your Hand, Surrender, Madonna's Eyes, Never Gonna Turn Back Again, Ring of Ice, 25 Lovers and, of course, The Power of Love.
- 4. Ready For Romance (1986) by Modern Talking
The best Euro HI-NRG album ever. Includes: Brother Louie, Just We Two, Doctor for My Heart, Angie's Heart, Only Love Can Break My Heart, Lady Lai and the smashing Atlantis Is Calling.
- 3. A Kind Of Magic (1986) by Queen
"Highlander" movie soundtrack, featuring: A Kind of Magic, Gimme the Prize, One Year of Love, Princes of the Universe, One Vision and Who Wants to Live Forever.
- 2. Watermark (1988) by Enya
Includes: Exile, Evening Falls, On Your Shore, Storms in Africa, Na Laetha Geal M'Oige and the superhit Orinoco Flow.
- 1. The Getaway (1982) by Chris De Burgh
Includes: Don't Pay the Ferryman, I'm Counting on You, Borderline, All the Love I Have Inside, Where Peaceful Waters Flow, Crying and Laughing and the trilogy The Revolution/Light A Fire/Liberty.
- 10. Warehouse: Songs & Stories by Hüsker Dü
- 9. Mudhoney by Mudhoney
- 8. Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweethart by Camper Van Beethoven
- 7. I Against I by Bad Brains
- 6. Combat Rock by The Clash
- 5. Suffer by Bad Religion
- 4. Rehab Doll/Dry As A Bone by Green River
- 3. Stardog Champion by Mother Love Bone
- 2. The Offspring by The Offspring
- 1. Life's Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
That will be all my collection of the 80s that was more like it. And one of these albums like Hüsker Dü, Mudhoney, The Offspring, Camper Van Beethoven and one of the other CDs i typed already. These CDs mean alot to me and they're kindly alotta good CDs ever.
By: Special D
- 10. Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
This mid-80's classic started with easily the most memorable riff of the decade "Money for Nothing" and closed with the obligatory cold war lament of "Brothers in Arms". Succintly encapsulates the feeling of this era.
- 9. Slide It In by Whitesnake
Alright, so David Coverdale didn't have the most sophisticated themes in his lyrics but no one sang about "love" with more passion, and, there is not a more gritty, down and dirty song this decade than Slow N' Easy.
- 8. Abacab by Genesis
"Me and Sarah Jane", "Keep it Dark", and " Like it or Not" are some of the unheralded gems of this early-eighties classic.
- 7. Synchronicity by The Police
So many great albums by this group but this was the best produced and most musically sophisticated, ambitious and mature of all their releases.
- 6. The Joshua Tree by U2
Just a terrific bunch of songs which cover several areas of the rock and roll landscape.
- 5. Asia by Asia
John Wetton-excellent voice, Carl Palmer-the best drummer in the business, this album perfectly utilizes the respective songwriting and playing skills of the multi-talented members of this band.
- 4. Tattoo You by Rolling Stones
Side one has the hard hitters but what truly makes this album a classic is the balance provided by the moody ballads on the second side.
- 3. Moving Pictures by Rush
The Canadian trio perfected their trend of downsizing and economizing their songs (which started on their previous album Permanent Waves) and the listener experiences the gamut of emtions while listening to this moody and atmospheric masterpiece.
- 2. Back In Black by AC/DC
A true testament to the staying power of this album is the fact that several cuts off of it are still played at various sporting events across the country to this day......and the tunes sound just as good as ever.
- 1. 1984 by Van Halen
The band reaches it's apex on this album providing a perfect coda to the Roth era (current reunion rumors aside). This is the defining music for the "feel-good" times of the 80's and still sounds impeccable to this day.
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