Re: 80's albums that hold up on any level
Brothers In Arms - Of its time, but nonetheless a timeless classic.
I'd take Making Movies
and Love Over Gold
over that one any day of the week.
U2 had an incredible run in the 80's: War, The Unforgettable Fire, The Joshua Tree.
And of course...everything Rush released in the 80's, starting with Permanent Waves
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States...The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge'.” - Isaac Asimov