Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Essentials (Music): The 1980s



1960s1970s
• 1980s • 1990s2000s
David Bowie / Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980)
Elvis Costello & the Attractions / Get Happy!! (1980)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux / Mambo Nassau (1980)
The Feelies / Crazy Rhythms (1980)
Half Japanese / Half Gentlemen/Not Beasts (1980)
Human Sexual Response / Fig. 14 (1980)
Joy Division / Closer (1980)
The Soft Boys / Underwater Moonlight (1980)
Swell Maps / ...In "Jane from Occupied Europe" (1980)
Talking Heads / Remain in Light (1980)
X / Los Angeles (1980)
Young Marble Giants / Colossal Youth (1980)
Black Flag / Damaged (1981)
Blurt / In Berlin (1981)
Glenn Branca / The Ascension (1981)
Elvis Costello / Trust (1981)
The dB’s / Stands for Decibels (1981)
The Delinquents / The Delinquents (1981)
Brian Eno & David Byrne / My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981)
Gang of Four / Solid Gold (1981)
Daniel Johnston / Songs of Pain (1981)
King Crimson / Discipline (1981)
Kraftwerk / Computer World (1981)
Massacre / Killing Time (1981)
Meredith Monk / Dolmen Music (1981)
Mission of Burma / Signals, Calls & Marches (1981)
Television Personalities / …And Don’t the Kids Just Love It (1981)
This Heat / Deceit (1981)
Wipers / Youth of America (1981)
Laurie Anderson / Big Science (1982)
Bad Brains / Bad Brains (1982)
Elvis Costello & the Attractions / Imperial Bedroom (1982)
Brian Eno / Ambient 4: On Land (1982)
The Fall / Hex Enduction Hour (1982)
Flipper / Album: Generic Flipper (1982)
Jandek / Chair Beside a Window (1982)
LiLiPUT / LiLiPUT (1982)
Mission of Burma / Vs. (1982)
Nurse With Wound / Homotopy to Marie (1982)
Orange Juice / You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever (1982)
XTC / English Settlement (1982)
Bad Brains / Rock for Light (1983)
Danielle Dax / Pop-Eyes (1983)
Dolly Mixture / Demonstration Tapes (1983)
ESG / Come Away with ESG (1983)
The Fall / Perverted by Language (1983)
Daniel Johnston / Yip/Jump Music (1983)
Liquid Liquid / Optimo (1983)
Meat Puppets / II (1983)
Misfits / Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood (1983)
Necros / Conquest for Death (1983)
New Order / Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark / Dazzle Ships (1983)
R.E.M. / Murmur (1983)
Violent Femmes / Violent Femmes (1983)
Tom Waits / Swordfishtrombones (1983)
Wipers / Over the Edge (1983)
Cocteau Twins / Treasure (1984)
The Fall / The Wonderful and Frightening World of... (1984)
Manuel Göttsching / E2-E4 (1984)
Robyn Hitchcock / I Often Dream of Trains (1984)
Hüsker Dü / Zen Arcade (1984)
Minutemen / Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
R.E.M. / Reckoning (1984)
The Replacements / Let It Be (1984)
African Head Charge / Off the Beaten Track (1985)
Kate Bush / Hounds of Love (1985)
The Fall / This Nation’s Saving Grace (1985)
Hüsker Dü / New Day Rising (1985)
The Jesus & Mary Chain / Psychocandy (1985)
Meat Puppets / Up on the Sun (1985)
Mekons / Fear & Whiskey (1985)
The Pogues / Rum, Sodomy & the Lash (1985)
The Replacements / Tim (1985)
Rites of Spring / Rites of Spring (1985)
Tom Waits / Rain Dogs (1985)
Beastie Boys / License to Ill (1986)
Big Black / Atomizer (1986)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds / Your Funeral…My Trial (1986)
Coil / Horse Rotorvator (1986)
Died Pretty / Free Dirt (1986)
Felt / Forever Breathes the Lonely Word (1986)
New Order / Brotherhood (1986)
Pussy Galore / Groovy Hate Fuck (1986)
Arthur Russell / World of Echo (1986)
Paul Simon / Graceland (1986)
The Smiths / The Queen is Dead (1986)
Sonic Youth / Evol (1986)
Talk Talk / The Colour of Spring (1986)
XTC / Skylarking (1986)
The Bats / Daddy's Highway (1987)
Big Black / Songs About Fucking (1987)
Butthole Surfers / Locust Abortion Technician (1987)
The Clean / Compilation (1987)
Close Lobsters / Foxheads Stalk This Land (1987)
The Cure / Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987)
Dinosaur Jr. / You’re Living All Over Me (1987)
Drowning Pool / Satori (1987)
The Dukes of the Stratosphear / Psonic Psunspot (1987)
Pixies / Come on Pilgrim (1987)
R.E.M. / Document (1987)
The Replacements / Please to Meet Me (1987)
The Smiths / Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)
Sonic Youth / Sister (1987)
Spacemen 3 / The Perfect Prescription (1987)
Ut / In Gut's House (1987)
A.R. Kane / 69 (1988)
Beat Happening / Jamboree (1988)
Cocteau Twins / Blue Bell Knoll (1988)
Leonard Cohen / I’m Your Man (1988)
Galaxie 500 / Today (1988)
The Go-Betweens / 16 Lovers Lane (1988)
Mudhoney / Superfuzz Bigmuff (1988)
My Bloody Valentine / Isn’t Anything (1988)
Pixies / Surfer Rosa (1988)
Sonic Youth / Daydream Nation (1988)
Talk Talk / Spirit of Eden (1988)
The Vaselines / Dying for It (1988)
Beastie Boys / Paul’s Boutique (1989)
Boredoms / Soul Discharge (1989)
The Cure / Disintegration (1989)
Fugazi / 13 Songs (1989)
Galaxie 500 / On Fire (1989)
Killdozer / Twelve Point Buck (1989)
Mekons / The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll (1989)
Minor Threat / Complete Discography (1989)
Nirvana / Bleach (1989)
Pixies / Doolittle (1989)
Spacemen 3 / Playing with Fire (1989)
The Stone Roses / The Stone Roses (1989)
They Might Be Giants / Lincoln (1989)
Tragic Mulatto / Hot Man Pussy (1989)
John Zorn / Naked City (1989)

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