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Posts tagged with 1980s

‘The Number Of The Beast’: How Iron Maiden Figured A Metal Classic
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‘The Number Of The Beast’: How Iron Maiden Figured A Metal Classic

Iron Maiden’s storming third album, ‘The Number Of The Beast’ transformed the group from NWOBHM league leaders to global superstars.

Like A Prayer: The Story Behind Madonna’s Transcendent Signature Song
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Like A Prayer: The Story Behind Madonna’s Transcendent Signature Song

Creating no small amount of controversy, Like A Prayer sits near the pinnacle of Madonna’s many creative and commercial successes.

‘Viva Hate’: How Morrissey’s Landmark Solo Album Ensured His Survival
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‘Viva Hate’: How Morrissey’s Landmark Solo Album Ensured His Survival

Released following The Smiths’ break-up, Morrissey’s debut album, ‘Viva Hate’, proved he could still mesmerise the mainstream.

‘Water Sign’: How Chris Rea’s Fifth Album Turned The Tide
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‘Water Sign’: How Chris Rea’s Fifth Album Turned The Tide

Caught in a riptide of disillusionment, Chris Rea’s free-flowing yet choppy 1983 album, ‘Water Sign’, led to a sea change in his fortunes.

Iron Maiden: Why This Beast Of A Band Remain Metal’s Most Enduring Act
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Iron Maiden: Why This Beast Of A Band Remain Metal’s Most Enduring Act

Heavy metal titans Iron Maiden secured their legacy long ago, but these tireless troopers are still pushing ahead to the future.

Best Echo And The Bunnymen Songs: 10 Resounding Post-Punk Classics
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Best Echo And The Bunnymen Songs: 10 Resounding Post-Punk Classics

Elemental and visceral in the same heady package, the best Echo And The Bunnymen songs are landmark works that reverberate down the ages.

‘1984’: Revisiting Van Halen’s Prophetic Sixth Album
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‘1984’: Revisiting Van Halen’s Prophetic Sixth Album

Recorded in a self-built studio and throwing keyboards in the mix, Van Halen’s ‘1984’ album took a bold leap and earned a handsome reward.

Madonna Number Ones: The Complete US And UK Chart-Topping Singles
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Madonna Number Ones: The Complete US And UK Chart-Topping Singles

As this list of every one of Madonna’s US and UK number ones shows, the “Queen Of Pop” has well and truly earned her crown.

Shane MacGowan: The Pogues’ Singer Is A Man You Don’t Meet Every Day
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Shane MacGowan: The Pogues’ Singer Is A Man You Don’t Meet Every Day

Harnessing the lyrical brilliance of Irish folk and the aggressive snarl of punk, The Pogues’ frontman Shane MacGowan created a unique style.

Best 80s Songs: 20 Epochal Tracks From Pop’s Golden Age
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Best 80s Songs: 20 Epochal Tracks From Pop’s Golden Age

Though divisive both politically and culturally, the 80s produced consistently stellar music – as the best 80s songs make abundantly clear.

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