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Why the 80s DIDN'T suck

Bela Lugosi's Still Dead
 
Faith
Faith
"The best 37 minutes that money can buy."
In The Flat Field
In The Flat Field
"Everything they've done is worth getting, but this one stands above the rest."
Tocsin
Tocsin
"German gothic girl-rock. Scary concept, but one of the greatest CDs I ever heard..."
Some Girls Wander By Mistake
Some Girls Wander By Mistake
"Good collection of all Sisters material until First And Last And Always."
Pretty Hate Machine
Pretty Hate Machine
"Bit more controversial, this... but a classic album nonetheless."
Treasure
Treasure
"Anyone who doesn't like the Cocteau Twins is wrong."
The Queen Is Dead
The Queen Is Dead
"Too damn good."
Burning Blue Soul
Burning Blue Soul
"The original, darkest, weirdest and most moody of Matt's offerings..."
Black Celebration
Black Celebration
"The turning point in Depeche Mode's career."
Westworld
Westworld
"Punkier, and somewhat dated-sounding but I love it."
A Kiss In The Dreamhouse
A Kiss In The Dreamhouse
"The best of the Banshees albums, and there's lots of good ones."
Nothing's Shocking
Nothing's Shocking
"Somewhat different style, but Jane's really were the best band of the late 80s."
Closer
Closer
"This far down, only because the band didn't last beyond 1980, so aren't really 80s per se."
Shout and Scream
Shout and Scream
"Good retrospective of  a great band."
Ocean Rain
Ocean Rain
"The second side is one of the most immense sets of tracks ever committed to disc."
Southern Death Cult
Southern Death Cult
"The only release by this seminal band; then they went all pop-metal on us."
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
"The first REALLY good punk band the Americans had."
Killing Joke
Killing Joke
"The aggressive side of post-punk. And a whole lot of fun too."
Vienna
Vienna
"The best synth-pop album ever. Don't argue."
Ozma / Gluey Porch Treatments
Ozma / Gluey Porch Treatments
"The most fantastic grunge-sludge-punk band ever. All of those three, they're the best. 2 great albums on one disc. How can you complain?"
Blue Sunshine
Blue Sunshine
"Robert Smith + Steve Severin serve synth-pop. And it rules."
Viva Hate
Viva Hate
"Just because it's not the Smiths doesn't mean it's bad. It's very good in fact."
Very Best Of
Very Best Of
"Not an easy band to get into, so I'll recommend the best of to ease people into it."
Prayers on Fire
Prayers on Fire
"Nick Cave at his utter best. And that's a pretty good best."
God's Own Medicine
God's Own Medicine
"Singalong, anthemic goth? Worth it for Severina alone."