Friday, February 7, 2014

My 60 Favorite Albums of the 1980s

1. COCTEAU TWINS -- Tiny Dynamine/Echoes on a Shallow Bay/Aikea Guinea (1985 EPs)
2. DAVID SYLVIAN -- Brilliant Trees
3. THE CURE -- Disintegration
4. COCTEAU TWINS -- Treasure
5. LOVE AND MONEY -- Strange Kind of Love
6. THE DREAM ACADEMY -- The Dream Academy
7. U2 -- Boy
8. EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL -- Idlewilde
9. SWING OUT SISTER -- It's Better to Travel
10. HAIRCUT ONE HUNDRED -- Pelican West

11. GEORGE WINSTON -- December
12. EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL -- s/t ("Eden")
13. SWING OUT SISTER -- Kaleidoscope World
14. BUDD/ENO -- Ambient 2:  Plateaux of Mirror
15. THE FIXX -- Reach the Beach
16. TEARS FOR FEARS -- The Hurting
17. RICKIE LEE JONES -- Pirates
18. ENO/LARAAJI -- Ambient 3: Day of Radiance
19. TALKING HEADS -- Remain in Light
20. DAVID SYLVIAN -- Gone to Earth

21. SIMPLE MINDS -- New Gold Dream
22. U2 -- October
23. JULIA FORDHAM -- Porcelain
24. PREFAB SPROUT -- Steve McQueen
25. STYLE COUNCIL -- Café Bleu
26. KATE BUSH -- The Dreaming
27. PAT METHENY -- As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
28. AZTEC CAMERA -- High Land, Hard Rain
29. KATE BUSH -- The Sensual World
30. ROXY MUSIC -- Avalon

31. BLUE NILE -- Hats
32. BRUCE COCKBURN -- Stealing Fire
33. VANGELIS -- Blade Runner soundtrack
34. KING CRIMSON -- Discipline
35. ANITA BAKER -- Rapture
36. XTC -- Mummer
37. BRUCE COCKBURN -- Big Circumstance
38. PROPAGANDA -- A Secret Wish
39. BRIAN ENO & JON HASSELL -- Fourth World Possible Musics, Volume Two: Dream Theory in Malaya
40. GEORGE WINSTON -- Autumn

41. TEARS FOR FEARS -- Songs from The Big Chair
42. FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD -- Welcome to the Pleasuredome
43. PAT METHENY GROUP -- Still Life (Talking)
44. XTC -- Skylarking
45. PAZZO FANFANO DI MUSICA -- Pazzo Fanfano di Musica
46. THE POLICE -- Ghost in The Machine
47. GEORGE MICHEAL -- Faith
48. PETER GABRIEL -- Soundtrack to The Last Temptation of Christ
49. U2 -- Unforgettable Fire
50. TEARS FOR FEARS -- Sowing The Seeds of Love

51. KATE BUSH -- Hounds of Love
52. COCTEAU TWINS -- Blue Bell Knoll
53. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO -- Illustrated Music Encyclopedia
54. STEVE TIBBETTS -- Yr
55. STYLE COUNCIL -- Confessions of a Pop Group
56. PETER GABRIEL -- "Security"
57. LES MYSTÉRES DES VOIX BULGARES -- Les Mystéres des Voix Bulgares
58. JANE SIBERRY -- Bound By The Beauty
59. PETER GABRIEL -- "3"
60. SIMPLY RED -- A New Flame

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