The 80's Weren't All That Bad...

A Listmania! list by Endecay (Sutton Coldfield, England)
 
Scary Monsters
1.  Scary Monsters by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "Bowie's last album of the incredible decade long run.  Contains Ashes To Ashes - the best #1 single of 1980."
£5.85   Used & New from: £3.87
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Argy Bargy
2.  Argy Bargy by Squeeze
The list author says:
  "Squeeze say hello to the 80's with this great album.  Contains the best non-top ten single of 1980 in Another Nail In My Heart. Magic."
Used & New from: £9.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The Lexicon Of Love
3.  The Lexicon Of Love by ABC
The list author says:
  "Wonderful polished pop from Martin Fry and friends.  Shame they never hit these heights again."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Thriller
4.  Thriller by Michael Jackson
The list author says:
  "Probably the best selling album of the 80's and you can see why."
£4.52   Used & New from: £2.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)

Imperial Bedroom
5.  Imperial Bedroom by The Attractions
The list author says:
  "The first Costello album on this list and definately the best.  Essential"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Get Happy! (Expanded Edition)
6.  Get Happy! (Expanded Edition) by Elvis Costello
The list author says:
  "20 tracks of Costello at his best.  The new version has an additional CD of another 30 - heaven!"
Used & New from: £14.48
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Stop Making Sense: Special New Edition
7.  Stop Making Sense: Special New Edition by Talking Heads
The list author says:
  "Generally live albums are pretty ropey.  This is a band at their peak recording many of their finest songs.  Heaven is beautifully done."
£7.50   Used & New from: £1.12
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Graceland (Remastered And Expanded)
8.  Graceland (Remastered And Expanded) by Paul Simon
The list author says:
  "Flawless from start to finish.  So much more than just You Can Call Me Al."
£12.93   Used & New from: £1.43
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (269 customer reviews)

Love Over Gold
9.  Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
The list author says:
  "5 tracks - one of which is 14 minutes long.  There isn't a weak one on here."
£8.12   Used & New from: £2.64
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

Life's Rich Pageant
10.  Life's Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
The list author says:
  "REM before fame took over.  This is a tour de force which I don't think they've ever bettered"
£5.02   Used & New from: £0.82
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

The Traveling Wilburys
11.  The Traveling Wilburys by George Harrison
The list author says:
  "Old rockers get together and simply enjoy themselves.  Revitalised Bob, George and Roy."
£13.94   Used & New from: £1.66
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)

Running in the Family
12.  Running in the Family by Level 42
The list author says:
  "Pop-funk done fantastically well.  Packed with hits like Lessons in Love and It's Over."
£5.26   Used & New from: £1.02
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Like A Prayer
13.  Like A Prayer by Madonna
The list author says:
  "Easily Madonna's greatest work.  Controversial in many ways it, but it carries a deeper emotional punch on Til Death Do Us Part."
£4.17   Used & New from: £0.09
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Queen Is Dead
14.  The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
The list author says:
  "Another mid 80's classic that doesn't date.  Irony and misery never sounded so well matched."
£6.41   Used & New from: £1.42
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Seconds Of Pleasure [Us Import]
15.  Seconds Of Pleasure [Us Import] by Rockpile
The list author says:
  "A minor classic that generally slips under the radar of most people."
Used & New from: £34.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Flowers In The Dirt
16.  Flowers In The Dirt by Paul McCartney
The list author says:
  "After a decidely ropey decade, McCartney finishes strongly with possibly his finest non-wings album.  Not perfect but close."
£36.85   Used & New from: £3.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Joshua Tree
17.  The Joshua Tree by U2
The list author says:
  "Still regarded as the best rock-evangelism album but that does it a dis-service.  They didn't quite match this again until 2001."
£9.23   Used & New from: £1.14
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Peter Gabriel 3
18.  Peter Gabriel 3 by Peter Gabriel
The list author says:
  "PG3 - contains Games Without Frontiers and Biko but the track Family Snapshot is worth the price on it's own."
£12.94   Used & New from: £4.49
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

An Innocent Man
19.  An Innocent Man by Billy Joel
The list author says:
  "Easily Billy Joel's best album.  Much better than Uptown Girl alone would have you believe.  The title track is a minor masterpiece."
£6.83   Used & New from: £1.16
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Hunting High And Low
20.  Hunting High And Low by a-ha
The list author says:
  "This album takes me back to being 12.  A huge hit but everyone dismisses it because it's A-ha.  Such a shame as every song is great."
£5.49   Used & New from: £1.24
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 30/12/2004
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