Monday, August 1, 2011

My 30 Favorite Albums From 30 Years Ago (1981)

1981: The Best Year Ever?

1 The Gun Club- Fire Of Love
2 Black Flag- Damaged
3 Gang Of Four- Solid Gold
4 The Birthday Party- Prayers On Fire
5 Mission Of Burma- Signals, Calls, And Marches
6 The Replacements- Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash
7 X- Wild Gift
8 The Wipers- Youth of America
9 Television Personalities- …And Don’t The Kids Just Love It?
10 New Order- Movement
11 Hall & Oates- Private Eyes
12 The Cure- Faith
13 Prince- Controversy
14 Motley Crue- Too Fast For Love
15 Bauhaus- Mask
16 The dB’s- Stands For Decibels
17 Josef K- The Only Fun In Town
18 The Go Go’s- Beauty and the Beat
19 The Psychedelic Furs- Talk Talk Talk
20 Agent Orange- Living In Darkness
21 The Adolescents- Adolescents
22 Public Image Ltd.- Flowers Of Romance
23 The Au Pairs- Playing With A Different Sex
24 Siouxise & The Banshees- Juju
25 The Scientists- The Scientists
26 Echo & The Bunnymen- Heaven Up Here
27 This Heat- Deceit
28 The Cramps- Psychedelic Jungle
29 The Pretenders- Pretenders II
30 Brian Eno & David Byrne- My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts

apologies to Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, The Plimsouls, INXS, The Clean, Tom Tom Club, Killing Joke, The Sound, Saccharine Trust, The Raincoats, Klaus Nomi, Iron Maiden, U2, Minutemen, Kraftwerk, Glenn Branca, Romeo Void, Radio Birdman, Soft Cell, The Rolling Stones, The Go-Betweens, The Police, and tons more artists. 1981 was a loaded fucking year for amazing albums.

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