Posts tagged "1980s"

Album artwork of 'Rain Dogs' by Tom Waits

Rain Dogs Tom Waits

Rain Dogs isn’t for everyone, but if you want to hear what the roots of an urban jungle sound like - in all their sad and messy madness - it’s well worth a listen.

Album artwork of 'Power, Corruption & Lies' by New Order

Power, Corruption & Lies New Order

The catchy riffs and toe-tapping beats are there, but that's precisely the problem - stubborn in nature, with very little desire to change, they are just there.

Album artwork of 'The Joshua Tree' by U2

The Joshua Tree U2

With a vast and powerful sound, here we experience U2 without the excruciating self-indulgence that turns listeners away from their more recent works.

Album artwork of '9' by Public Image Ltd

9 Public Image Ltd

It isn’t a classic, it isn’t conventional, it’s oftentimes a bit daft, but the record does what it does terribly well. A loud and peppy splash of creativity.

Album artwork of 'Purple Rain' by Prince

Purple Rain Prince

An endearing record of mystery and wonder, deftly inheriting elements from a wide selection of genres that amalgamate to create a category of its own.

Album artwork of 'Remain in Light' by Talking Heads

Remain in Light Talking Heads

Under the Midas wing of Brian Eno, Talking Heads juggle African genres with Western experimentation and innovative digital play.

Album artwork of 'Doolittle' by Pixies

Doolittle Pixies

Doolittle balances boisterous oddness with sweet and sugary pop tunes, making it not only Pixies' most intriguing record, but also the most accessible.

Album artwork of 'This Nation’s Saving Grace' by The Fall

This Nation’s Saving Grace The Fall

There’s a lot to be said for the album’s quirks, but when all is said and done, This Nation’s Saving Grace is in fact a great album in its own right.

Black and white photograph of Morrissey surrounded by smoke

The ’80s according to Stewart Lee

The most miserable man in comedy has five favourite albums from everyone's least favourite decade. We explore Stewart Lee's highlights of the '80s.

By Frederick O'Brien

Album artwork of 'Hounds of Love' by Kate Bush

Hounds of Love Kate Bush

That Bush could create something so deliriously weird and wild yet also break through to the mainstream world is great proof of her powers.