Posts tagged with 80s
Where overdue respect is concerned, The Smiths’ lone live album, ‘Rank’, has more than earned it by now, baby.
With ‘Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash’, the Minnesota mavericks arrived on the scene with a debut album littered with classic songs.
Though rowdy and rebellious, The Pogues’ ‘Red Roses For Me’ album was executed with feeling – and hinted at greatness ahead.
The Prince Estate have announced a new release to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his Controversy album - an unheard version of Do Me, Baby available on limited-edition vinyl and cassette.
A challenging mix of sex, politics and religion, Prince’s ‘Controversy’ album contained the seeds of much that would follow in the 80s.
Magnificently bridging the gap between dance and pop music, ‘Introspective’ found Pet Shop Boys doing ‘as we liked’.
With a brazen new look and outrageously forthright songs, ‘Dirty Mind’ marked a tipping point in the evolution of Prince’s artistic vision.
Taking them ‘far beyond what people expected’, ‘Remain In Light’ was Talking Heads’ thought-provoking call to the dancefloor.
Released following Ian Curtis’ death, ‘Still’ proves that Joy Division’s outtakes and rarities stack up against most bands’ A-grade material.
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