The 80,s, Crap government,great music. 80-85

A Listmania! list by russell clarke "stipesdoppleganger" (halifax, west yorks)
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Brilliant Trees
1.  Brilliant Trees by David Sylvian
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  "Master work of atmosphere and moving melancholia."
Used & New from: 2.84
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Hallowed Ground
2.  Hallowed Ground by Violent Femmes
The list author says:
  "Creepy backwoods blues with pop sensibilities."
9.67   Used & New from: 4.51
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

A Walk Across The Rooftops
3.  A Walk Across The Rooftops by Blue Nile
The list author says:
  "Debut album of noirish symphonies from the best band ever to make music. Utterly sublime."
7.99   Used & New from: 1.32
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Reckoning
4.  Reckoning by R.E.M.
The list author says:
  "One of their very best, twanging laments and six stringed pop heaven"
12.46   Used & New from: 1.41
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Sulk
5.  Sulk by Associates
The list author says:
  "Hazy technicolour pop classic"
32.95   Used & New from: 11.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Don't Stand Me Down
6.  Don't Stand Me Down by Dexy's Midnight Runners
The list author says:
  "Erudite , polished work of  understated genius..surprisingly subtle."
Used & New from: 29.98
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
7.  New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) by Simple Minds
The list author says:
  "The only decent album they,ve ever made, a shiny pop masterpeice of undiminished grace."
6.19   Used & New from: 3.19
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Cupid & Psyche 85
8.  Cupid & Psyche 85 by Scritti Politti
The list author says:
  "Fluid stylish album of pop classics....Absolute in particular."
32.00   Used & New from: 5.64
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Fried
9.  Fried by Julian Cope
The list author says:
  "Eccentric, bloody nuts actually, but hells teeth some of the songs on this Sunspots should have been number 1 for months"
8.86   Used & New from: 4.75
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Hatful Of Hollow
10.  Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
The list author says:
  "Fantastic compilation of all their early classics.Relentlessly superb"
5.89   Used & New from: 1.48
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

It'll End In Tears
11.  It'll End In Tears by This Mortal Coil
The list author says:
  "Ravishing collection of covers and sepia instrumentals.Song to the siren...words fail me.."
19.49   Used & New from: 11.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Treasure
12.  Treasure by Cocteau Twins
The list author says:
  "That voice, the gorgeous crystaline giutars... Aloysius Ivo loreili...celestial music."
8.37   Used & New from: 3.69
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Sound Affects
13.  Sound Affects by The Jam
The list author says:
  "Terrific album of snorting songs performed with zeal and bite"
4.99   Used & New from: 2.79
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Ocean Rain
14.  Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
The list author says:
  "This is nearly as good as Ian McCulloch said it was...so really really good then"
5.69   Used & New from: 2.82
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Heaven in a Wild Flower
15.  Heaven in a Wild Flower by Drake
The list author says:
  "Bit of a cheat this but it was released in 85 and its a sublime introduction to this most essentail of artists"
3.06

English Settlement
16.  English Settlement by XTC
The list author says:
  "Should have been huge this band..like U2 huge..but with brilliant songs eg Sgt Rock, Ball and Chain"
12.36   Used & New from: 4.37
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Dare
17.  Dare by Human League
The list author says:
  "No i did,nt do the side to side signalling a 4 dance, but this is masterful electro-pop that has,nt dated at all"
8.19   Used & New from: 2.22
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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