The Best British 80's Ever

A Listmania! list by O. C. Rice "orice9" (South Africa)
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Black Celebration
1.  Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
The list author says:
  "Classic Mode, Moody , Dark and inspiring - a sublime relief from the happy crap that was polluting the charts in 86"
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Dare
2.  Dare by Human League
The list author says:
  "Still sounds fresh after all these years - the breakthrough album for HL as well as New Wave. Unashamedly poppy and glorious"
£6.20   Used & New from: £0.69
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Disintegration [Remastered]
3.  Disintegration [Remastered] by The Cure
The list author says:
  "One of their best 80's offerings alongside Pornography, but this one wins out due to its sheer scale and beauty. Robert Smith shines"
£5.41   Used & New from: £4.60
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

The Age Of Consent
4.  The Age Of Consent by Bronski Beat
The list author says:
  "Original sound and what a voice - this album gave me hope"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Gentlemen Take Polaroids
5.  Gentlemen Take Polaroids by Japan
The list author says:
  "A true masterpiece ahead of its time"
£6.54   Used & New from: £3.52
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Closer
6.  Closer by Joy Division
The list author says:
  "This takes you to a lonely beautiful place enjoy the ride"
£6.20   Used & New from: £1.14
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Upstairs at Eric's
7.  Upstairs at Eric's by Yazoo
The list author says:
  "A perfect match between Vince Clarke's electronics and Alison Moyet's Soul create this one of a kind 80's début."
£15.79   Used & New from: £5.45
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Non Stop Erotic Cabaret  (Deluxe Edition)
8.  Non Stop Erotic Cabaret (Deluxe Edition) by Soft Cell
The list author says:
  "This 81 classic inspired me at the age of 11 and probably did some irreparable harm as well - oh well thank you Marc !"
£25.79   Used & New from: £20.00
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
9.  New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) by Simple Minds
The list author says:
  "The Minds just before they peaked in the mainstream , but a better album they havn't made since. 81, 82, 83, 84 say no more"
£7.07   Used & New from: £2.12
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Songs From The Big Chair
10.  Songs From The Big Chair by Tears For Fears
The list author says:
  "Tears for Fears were at there peak here - brilliantly produced, every track a stand out"
£5.21   Used & New from: £2.28
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

The Queen Is Dead
11.  The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
The list author says:
  "Regarded by many as their masterpiece with gems like Bigmouth Strikes Again and The Boy with the Thorn In his Side as well as the romantic brilliance of, There is a Light, its not hard to see why."
£6.08   Used & New from: £0.29
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Technique (Collector's Edition)
12.  Technique (Collector's Edition) by New Order
The list author says:
  "New Order found there voice with this classic"
£15.90   Used & New from: £11.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Psycho Candy
13.  Psycho Candy by Jesus & Mary Chain
The list author says:
  "Regarded by many as one of the all time best début albums,  JAMC's unique sound spawned many imitators"
£8.93   Used & New from: £2.75
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Treasure
14.  Treasure by Cocteau Twins
The list author says:
  "It doesnt matter that you cant hear what she says if youre trying to understand you wont and youve missed the point."
£7.81   Used & New from: £4.17
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

The Serpent's Egg
15.  The Serpent's Egg by Dead Can Dance
The list author says:
  "Brilliant - one of their best"
£4.05   Used & New from: £3.12
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
16.  Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This by Eurythmics
The list author says:
  "Annie and Dave get high praise in the UK as well as the States including a grammy after all , Sweet Dreams ARE made of this!"
£10.00   Used & New from: £0.15
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Lexicon Of Love
17.  The Lexicon Of Love by ABC
The list author says:
  "A landmark album in British pop that helped pave the way for the dance music of late 80's early 90's"
£5.88   Used & New from: £0.33
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Architecture & Morality
18.  Architecture & Morality by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
The list author says:
  "Ushering in the 80's with a unique sound perfected on tracks like Joan of Arc and Souvenir."
£9.42   Used & New from: £4.11
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

The Joshua Tree (Original Recording Remastered)
19.  The Joshua Tree (Original Recording Remastered) by U2
The list author says:
  "No 80's list is complete without it and despite the hype it is a brilliant album with now classic U2 staples"
£12.42   Used & New from: £1.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Hounds Of Love
20.  Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
The list author says:
  "Like watching a movie in your mind - what a talent"
£18.98   Used & New from: £2.88
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

Love
21.  Love by The Cult
The list author says:
  "Bitter and Sweet - tracks like She Sell Sanctuary still rock on the dance floor."
£8.87   Used & New from: £3.93
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

This Is the Sea [Remastered & Expanded Version]
22.  This Is the Sea [Remastered & Expanded Version] by The Waterboys
The list author says:
  "Come with me on a journey under the skin - the Irish Rockers hit all the right notes on this their best LP"
£6.69   Used & New from: £4.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Nocturne
23.  Nocturne by Siouxsie & The Banshees
The list author says:
  "Great live album and a good intro to early Siouxsie"
£12.99   Used & New from: £2.82
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Your Funeral... My Trial
24.  Your Funeral... My Trial by Nick Cave
The list author says:
  "A complete antidote on the musical landscape at the time - Nick and Co left us scared but entranced with these strange tales. The blues never sounded so dark!"
£10.67   Used & New from: £7.63
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Music For The Masses
25.  Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
The list author says:
  "I had to end where I started - The modes create a stunning sound scape and give us some more single gems to behold"
£18.30   Used & New from: £14.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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