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10 reasons why 80s music does not suck

A. Robertson "roman nose"
 
Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim
Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim
"An obvious choice, none the less, Jaw-dropping. 'Incest, Violence, Death: the good stuff'"
The Queen Is Dead
The Queen Is Dead
"Morrisey is making his comeback right now, but don't be put off. This is one of the finest records ever made."
Fire of Love
Fire of Love
"Heroin doused delta-blues. Also the blueprint for the White Stripes later careers"
Tender Prey
Tender Prey
"The godfather of goth. It's difficult to pick a best album of nick, all of them are flawed classics however this one showcases Mercy Seat  (rediscovered by Johnny Cash on his American Recordings III)"
Violent Femmes (Deluxe Edition)
Violent Femmes (Deluxe Edition)
"Pop acousticy alt-rock from perhaps the most sexually frustrated madcaps ever."
Psycho Candy
Psycho Candy
"not the most cohesive album ever but the idea of taking a sweet melody and drenching in it feedback and distortion is one of the most important concepts in indie-guitar circles."
Closer
Closer
"Difficult to put Joy Division here, it's probably not quite as good as Unknown Pleasure, and putting in Substance which is a kind of best of wouldn't be right."
Boys Don't Cry
Boys Don't Cry
"Just scrapes in at being an 80s album. Fantastic pop stuff whitout actually being pop."
Daydream Nation
Daydream Nation
"The kings and queen of alternative music masterpiece. Noise rock is often difficult and pointless, none of that is found here."
Bug
Bug
"And the 90s grunge scene would take it from here."
Treasure
Treasure
"An added 11th, the cocteau twins never sat well in a category with anyone else anyway, wierd but beautiful."