Top Ten Lists of Eighties Albums
What are your top ten favorite albums from the 80s?
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By: alex j. uscilowicz
- 10. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
so goddamn catchy!! why??how??? how many times have i been in the shower...signing..whoaaaa, were halfway thereeee.or...i've seen a million faces...and i rocked em all!@ ..great album...love it
- 9. Skid Row by Skid Row
awesome! baz has a great voice...it's actually a lot heavier than people give it credit for...great album..the 3 hits kick major a@@
- 8. Hysteria by Def Leppard
better than pyromania, but not by much...great tunes on this one..rocket is cool as hell, animal and pour some sugar....very solid album@
- 7. Gn' r Lies by Guns n' Roses
another great album by my fave band...patience is so good, one in a million is great too
- 6. No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne
i think this is his best album...the title track is insane...zakk wyld'e solo is so good...great album overall
- 5. Ride the Lighting by Metallica
the essential metallica album...fade to black, for whom the bell tolls, it's all a masterpiece..almost as good as metallica(black)
- 4. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son by Iron Maiden
screw number of the beast...THIS is pure maiden...dickinson's voice on this is amazing...like an opera singer really...title track is great, just like the rest..
- 3. Screaming for Vengeance by Judas Priest
the emotion...too much...devil's child is my fave jp song, all of their other albums are pitiful compared to this one...every song is beautiful...fever's good too
- 2. The Joshua Tree by U2
i get a lot of shit for liking this, but who cares! this is suhc a powerful album...there's one really underrated song...red hill mining town...it makes me think of the late 80s , like a weird dream...powerful many classics on this one
- 1. Appetite For Destruction by Guns n' Roses
my fav. album from my fav. band of all time..listen to the intro to sweet child and you'll be hooked...i have been since 94, (im only 17)...anyway, EVERY song kicks ass, think about you, welcome, paradise city..too much for me! i cry when i think of gn'r
i missed the magical 80s so yea, i m depressed just writing this...but i know my hair metal...ac/dc would be on there, but i really dont' think back in black is such a good album..too boring for me..
- 10. Energy by Operation Ivy
Great fun highly recommended to everyone.
- 9. Swordfishtrombone by Tom Waits
On my top ten seventies albums i forget to include Tom Waits so to do him justice I have included him twice on the 80's list(and he deserves it)
- 8. Sandinista by The Clash
At first listen this albums seems to be much inferior to the masterpiece 'London Calling' however I now consider it almost as good.
- 7. Back In Black by AC/DC
I'm not sure why I love AC/DC so much but i do and this albums rocks!
- 6. Bedtime For Democracy by Dead Kennedys
One of the last creative punk rock albums ever.
- 5. Nothing To Fear by Oingo Boingo
If an Oingo Boingo fan this is the album to own
- 4. Freedom Of Choice by Devo
Devo's most commericial album and for the moment the only one that I own. Very ingenious!!!
- 3. Scary Monsters anf Supercreeps by David Bowie
Bowie's last masterpiece.
- 2. Remain In Light by Talking Heads/Stop Making Sense/Speaking In Tongue
I didn't want to clutter the list with talking heads, but these three albums are all magnificent achievments.
- 1. Franks WIld Years by Tom Waits
Tom Waits best albums and they are all great
- 10. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
And the 90s began...
- 9. Doolittle by Pixies
I am un chien andalusia!
- 8. Soul Mining by The The
- 7. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
U2's albums are at present (2000) hard to stomach for me, though i loved them back then. this one has remained a great listen, however. Eno's (subdued) production adds depth to the band's rock.
- 6. Murmur by REM
A little less easy to decipher (the lyrics), but big on atmosphere...
- 5. Life's Rich Pageant by REM
This one had it all... melodies, lyrics (intelligible), etc
- 4. Psychocandy by Jesus and Mary Chain
- 3. Candy Apple Grey by Husker Du
the ultimate autumn album?
- 2. The Queen is Dead by Smiths
- 1. Technique by New Order
The ultimate summer album.
By: Suhardi Shukri
- 10. Rattle & Hum by U2
A live album that contains one studio track, "Desire".
- 9. Songs from the Big Chair by Tears for Fears
I think "Shout" is one brilliant song that you can't compare. There's nothing like it.
- 8. The Police by Synchronicity
Every breath you take, King of Pain, Wrapped around your finger... this album is loaded with good music.
- 7. Hysteria by Def Leppard
My all time no. 1 heavy metal album.
- 6. The Unforgetable Fire by U2
'Pride (In the name of Love) is the biggest single from this album, but my personal choice is the title track.
- 5. The Final (Greatest Hits) by Wham
If you think George is a genius then you must have this one too.
- 4. George Michael by Faith
George is a genius and this album is his masterpiece.
- 3. Keep Your Distance by Curiosity Killed The Cat
They wrote their own songs but sadly this talented band split after 2 good albums. The single 'Down to Earth' is one of my all time fav.
- 2. The Singular Adventures of the Style Council by The Style Council
Paul Weller at his best in this 1980's greatest hits compilation. There are few compilations later, but this is still the best.
- 1. It's Better to Travel by Swing out Sister
First album by the trio. While "Break out" became their biggest single, I think the best track on the album must be "Surrender (Stuff Gun Mix)". They are still around as a duo but with the departure of one of its original member, the band sounds plain in their subsequent albums.
Thanks Chuck and keep up with your good works.
By: Jonathan Quiroga
- 10. Duran Duran by Rio
- 9. Bon Jovi by Bon Jovi
This guys are great...Runaway!!!!
- 8. Big Generator by Yes
Contains Love Will Find A Way...my favorite Love song
- 7. Diver Down by Van Halen
Contains Pretty Woman and Little Guitars a classic
- 6. Fair Warning by Van Halen
A ROCK album!!!!
- 5. Joshua Tree by U2
My first u2īs album!!!
- 4. 90125 by Yes
Just Amazing! contains Owner Of A Lonely Hearth
- 3. 5150 by Van Halen
First album of Van Hagar...great performance
- 2. 1984 by Van Halen
The last Album of Roth with Van Halen...Excellent
- 1. OU812 by Van Halen
Great album...with ballads...different...very cool
David Lee Roth-Crazy Form The Hearth Sammy Hagar-The red album
I had to fix my last list. I can't believe I forgot The Joshua Tree!
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