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Old March 13 2013, 08:57 PM   #16
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Re: 80's albums that hold up on any level

There are certain 80s albums I still find enjoyable but which sound a bit dated because of certain "faddish" musical flourishes, most notably the synthesizer.

That being said, there are many more records which don't sound dated at all because they were done by enduring artists who either defined genres or never got too faddish.

For example: U2, REM and Springsteen all had huge albums in the 80s but I wouldn't consider any of their music dated.
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Old March 13 2013, 09:06 PM   #17
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Re: 80's albums that hold up on any level

Combat Rock -The Clash
New Traditionalists - DEVO
Shout - DEVO
Oh No It's DEVO - DEVO
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Old March 13 2013, 09:15 PM   #18
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Re: 80's albums that hold up on any level

Dare! - Human League

i'll admit it does sound a bit cheesy, but its sheer awesomeness overcomes that
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Old March 13 2013, 09:52 PM   #19
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The Police & Peter Gabriel's 80's catalogs hold up pretty well
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Old March 13 2013, 09:53 PM   #20
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Re: 80's albums that hold up on any level

Mojochi wrote: View Post
The Police & Peter Gabriel's 80's catalogs hold up pretty well
Add to this Genesis and U2 from the 80's.
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Old March 13 2013, 10:14 PM   #21
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Re: 80's albums that hold up on any level

Donald Fagen's 'The Nightfly' holds up well for me.
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Old March 13 2013, 11:00 PM   #22
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Re: 80's albums that hold up on any level

From the 80s only?

Robert Cray, "Strong Persuader".
Any Dire Straits albums.
Billy Idol "Rebel Yell".
I've got others...


Hey, what can I say? Michael Jackson was never my bag.
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Old March 13 2013, 11:06 PM   #23
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London Calling, X's first four albums, Talking Heads Remain in Light, Speaking in Tongues and Little Creatures and their two live albums, the Replacements Hootenanny, Let It Be, Tim and Pleased to Meet Me, the English Beat's three studio albums, Shoot Out the Lights, REM's Murmur, Reckoning, Fables of the Reconstruction and Life's Rich Pageant, Springsteen's The River, Nebraska and Born in the USA, Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones and Rain Dogs, Los Lobos How Will the Wolf Survive and By the Light of the Moon, all the Blasters records, Hüsker Dü's Metal Circus, Zen Arcade, New Day Rising, Flip Your Wig and Candy Apple Grey, Pretenders I and II and Learning to Crawl, Steve Earle's Guitar Town, Warren Zevon's Sentimental Hygiene, John Cougar Mellencamp's Scarecrow and Lonesome Jubilee, Rockpile's Seconds of Pleasure, Rosanne Cash's Seven Year Ache and King's Record Shop, Harris/Parton/Ronstadt Trio, Neil young's Old Ways and Freedom, the Pogues' Rum, Sodomy and the Lash, The Minutemen's What Makes a Man Start Fires, Double Nickles on the Dime, and 3-Way Tie For Last

... are a few that come to mind.

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Donald Fagen's 'The Nightfly' holds up well for me.
Good call, I love that record.
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Old March 13 2013, 11:51 PM   #24
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Oh right. Talking Heads. That's correct.
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Old March 14 2013, 12:24 AM   #25
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Re: 80's albums that hold up on any level

Well, here are a few that spring to mind:

ABC: The Lexicon of Love
Adam and the Ants: Kings of the Wild Frontier
David Byrne: The Catherine Wheel and Rei Momo
Kate Bush: The Dreaming, Hounds of Love
The Cure: The Head on the Door, Disintegration
Dexys Midnight Runners: Searching for the Young Soul Rebels, Too-Rye-Ay, Don't Stand Me Down
Echo and the Bunnymen: Porcupine
The Fall: Grotesque, Slates, Hex Enduction Hour, Perverted by Language, The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall, This Nation's Saving Grace, Bend Sinister, The Frenz Experiment, I am Kurious Oranj
The Housemartins: London 0 Hull 4
The Jam: Setting Sons, Sound Affects
James: Stutter, Strip Mine
The Jesus and Mary Chain: Psychocandy
Joy Division: Closer
Van Morrison: Common One, A Sense of Wonder, No Guru No Method No Teacher
Morrissey: Viva Hate
New Order: Low-Life, Brotherhood, Technique
Pink Floyd: The Final Cut
Pixies: Surfer Rosa, Doolittle
The Pogues: Rum Sodomy & the Lash, If I Should Fall From Grace With God
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The Sisters of Mercy: First and Last and Always, Floodland
The Smiths: The Smiths, Hatful of Hollow, Meat Is Murder, The Queen Is Dead
U2: War, The Unforgettable Fire, The Joshua Tree
The Waterboys: Fisherman's Blues

The 80s was the greatest decade ever for music. And that's a fact.
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Old March 14 2013, 12:35 AM   #26
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Re: 80's albums that hold up on any level

Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
Beastie Boys - License to Ill and moreso: Paul's Boutique

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Dexys Midnight Runners: Searching for the Young Soul Rebels, Too-Rye-Ay, Don't Stand Me Down
Wait, they had more than one song?

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Old March 14 2013, 12:39 AM   #27
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David Byrne's Music for 'The Knee Plays' is also a great album. Also, Laurie Anderson's 'Big Science' and 'Mister Heartbreak' were great alternatives to the standard radio fare.
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Old March 14 2013, 12:57 AM   #28
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i'd say Medusa by Clan of Xymox, but that might be heading into more obscure territory.
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Old March 14 2013, 01:03 AM   #29
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Dexys Midnight Runners: Searching for the Young Soul Rebels, Too-Rye-Ay, Don't Stand Me Down
Wait, they had more than one song?
The greatest soul band of all time? I should say so... Which song are you referring to?
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Old March 14 2013, 01:04 AM   #30
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Rush Moving Pictures Though only 40 minutes this album is enriched by the detail of it, from the spectacular (and subtlety funny) cover to the music inside, each song telling a sort of story in motion, this album is fantastic.
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime The finest concept album since The Wall, with a good balance of songs that capture the narrative and songs that accentuate a single emotional moment. Intense.
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