Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s by Onater (2019)

My Top 10 songs of the 80s:
10. Joy Division - Atmosphere (Single, 1980)
9. Tom Waits - Downtown Train (Rain Dogs, 1985)
8. The Replacements - Androgynous (Let It Be, 1984)
7. Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot (Daydream Nation, 1988)
6. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat (Tender Prey, 1988)
5. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Single, 1980)
4. The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Queen Is Dead, 1986)
3. The Smiths - Reel Around The Fountain (The Smiths, 1984)
2. Laurie Anderson - O Superman (Big Science, 1982)
1. Talking Heads- This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) (Speaking In Tongues, 1983)

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"'Cause when love is gone, there's always justice. And when justice is gone, there's always force."

Favourite Tracks: O Superman, From The Air, Big Science, Born Never Asked
[First added to this chart: 02/09/2018]
Year of Release:
1982
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1,723
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"It's an anthem in a vacuum on a hyperstation, daydreaming days in a daydream nation."

Noisy, heavy, and dissonant, yet thoroughly beautiful. It's like the crumbling remains of a post-apocalyptic city where all that remains are the kids and their guitars.

Favourite Tracks: Teen Age Riot, The Sprawl, Trilogy, 'Cross The Breeze, Candle, Total Trash
[First added to this chart: 10/25/2016]
Year of Release:
1988
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38,782
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"Everybody needs someone to live by. Everybody will need someone."

This is what I think it would sound like if the earth itself were to release an album. Also I don't understand a word that he's saying, and looking up the lyrics just makes them even more incomprehensible.

Favourite Tracks: The Rainbow, Wealth, Eden, I Believe In You
[First added to this chart: 11/26/2016]
Year of Release:
1988
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16,271
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"Well, I don't need anybody, because I learned, I learned to be alone. And I said anywhere, anywhere, anywhere I lay my head, boys, I will call my home."

Favourite Tracks: Anywhere I Lay My Head, Hang Down Your Head, Downtown Train, Tango 'Til They're Sore, Clap Hands, Singapore
[First added to this chart: 10/25/2016]
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1985
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24,169
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"Time isn't holding up, time isn't after us, same as it ever was, same as it ever was."

I like to imagine this album as waking up in a dark room tied to a chair without knowing how you got there as a weird man in a big suit yells at you about his hands and the properties of facts and shapeshifting faces while awkwardly flailing his arms around in an attempt to dance.

Favourite Tracks: Once In A Lifetime, Born Under Punches, The Great Curve, Crosseyed And Painless
[First added to this chart: 03/17/2017]
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1980
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48,970
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"And if a double-decker bus crashes in to us, to die by your side is such a heavenly way to die."

Morrisey is such a wanker and I love him for it.

Favourite tracks: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, I Know It's Over, Cemetry Gates, Bigmouth Strikes Again, The Queen Is Dead, The Boy With A Thorn In His Side
[First added to this chart: 10/25/2016]
Year of Release:
1986
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77,853
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"But every time it rains, you're here in my head."

Favourite Tracks: Cloudbusting, Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God), Hello Earth, Hounds Of Love, Waking The Witch
[First added to this chart: 05/28/2017]
Year of Release:
1985
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25,549
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"Mother I tried please believe me, I'm doing the best that I can. I'm ashamed of the things I've been put through, I'm ashamed of the person I am."

Favourite Tracks: Decades, Atrocity Exhibition, Twenty-Four Hours, The Eternal, Isolation
[First added to this chart: 10/25/2016]
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1980
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34,485
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"Look me in the eye and tell me that I'm satisfied. Were you satisfied?"

Favourite Tracks: Androgynous, Answering Machine, Sixteen Blue, Unsatisfied, I Will Dare
[First added to this chart: 03/05/2017]
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1984
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12,473
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10. (15) Up5
"She says you're only as good as the words you understand, and you, you don't understand a word."

Favourite Tracks: Makeshift Swahili, Sleep, Paper Hats, A New Kind Of Water
[First added to this chart: 09/17/2017]
Year of Release:
1981
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2,356
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 9 9%
1981 7 7%
1982 9 9%
1983 10 10%
1984 13 13%
1985 10 10%
1986 9 9%
1987 13 13%
1988 12 12%
1989 8 8%
Country Albums %


United Kingdom 44 44%
United States 43 43%
Australia 5 5%
Ireland 4 4%
Canada 3 3%
Germany 1 1%

Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 10 from 37th to 27th
Substance
by Joy Division
climbers Up 6 from 18th to 12th
16 Lovers Lane
by The Go-Betweens
climbers Up 6 from 13th to 7th
Hounds Of Love
by Kate Bush
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 7 from 7th to 14th
Disintegration
by The Cure
fallers Down 4 from 11th to 15th
Doolittle
by Pixies
fallers Down 4 from 12th to 16th
The Joshua Tree
by U2

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