ROLLING STONES MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 ALBUMS OF THE 1980S

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A lot of great albums back in the 1980’s- Rolling Stone has published their list of the Top 100 albums of the decade? What do you think was the greatest?  I usually don’t think much of Rolling Stone Magazine but their #1 and my #1 are the same!

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http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-best-albums-of-the-eighties-20110418

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6 responses to “ROLLING STONES MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 ALBUMS OF THE 1980S

  1. I’d put R.E.M. and the Replacements as my #1 and #2 … but London Calling is def’ in my Top 5. I was watching CNN’s “The Seventies” documentary on music the other night … and they used the Clash performing “London Calling” for their punk section and it drove me nuts because … it came out in December ’79, so technically it WAS the 70s, but it really doesn’t reflect punk rock story they were trying to tell (Sex Pistols, Siouxie, etc). London Calling is awesome — not punk rock, and definitely an album that is the 80s.

    • Could it have been released in the US in early 1980? I just read ‘it was released in the UK in mid- December and the US two weeks later’– it doesn’t give dates other than Dec 14, 1979. Hmmm.

    • Maybe it was released on December 28th in the U.S. and appeared in the Billboard chart the following week. I know it was released before Christmas 79′ because the band reduced the price to that of a single album. A “do not pay more” sticker was hurriedly put on the cover by CBS records.

    • I think calling it a 1980’s album is probably questionable but if it’s in the 1970’s its the greatest 70’s album– the 80’s the greatest 80’s album.

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