80s albums that are showing their age (but are brilliant)

A Listmania! list by Frank T "frank-t"
 
Forever Young
1.  Forever Young by Alphaville
The list author says:
  "Three hunky northern Europeans, some sequencers, and corking tunes...  A-ha? Never heard of them."
£6.52   Used & New from: £1.80
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Rio
2.  Rio by Duran Duran
The list author says:
  "Terrible in so many ways... brilliant in so many more."
£5.48   Used & New from: £1.41
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Dare
3.  Dare by Human League
The list author says:
  "Top tunes and unpretentious, optimistic lyrics. A lovable period piece"
£4.11   Used & New from: £1.18
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Avalon
4.  Avalon by Roxy Music
The list author says:
  "Lush synths and overblown romanticism: it must be 1982."
£6.27   Used & New from: £2.79
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Born In The U.s.a.
5.  Born In The U.s.a. by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  "Bruce capitulates to the all-conquering keyboard and excessive production values. Great."
£5.72   Used & New from: £2.02
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

The Hurting
6.  The Hurting by Tears For Fears
The list author says:
  "Even songs about child neglect had to be high-tempo synth tracks back in 1983."
£5.67   Used & New from: £3.29
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Rage In Eden
7.  Rage In Eden by Ultravox
The list author says:
  "Annoy your trendy friends with this classic of pretentious synth-rock."
£15.38   Used & New from: £4.20
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Upstairs At Eric's
8.  Upstairs At Eric's by Yazoo
The list author says:
  "Almost primeval in its simplicity - like a perfectly preserved fossil."
Used & New from: £1.42
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Computer World
9.  Computer World by Kraftwerk
The list author says:
  "Perfectly captures the soul of the Sinclair ZX81 (except that it has sound)."
Used & New from: £6.85
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Robbie Robertson
10.  Robbie Robertson by Robbie Robertson
The list author says:
  "Daniel Lanois couldn't keep his smart-alec fingers off the mixing deck. A classic of 80s overproduction."
£7.53   Used & New from: £3.85
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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