Wednesday, January 3, 2001

McQ's Favorite Albums Of 1980

Highest Recommends
1. Pretenders
2. Back In Black - AC/DC

Strong Recommends
3. Peter Gabriel 3 (The Melting Face Cover)
4. Scary Monsters - David Bowie
5. Remain In Light - The Talking Heads
6. Los Angeles - X
7. Closer - Joy Division
8. Crazy Rhythms - The Feelies

Solid Recommends
9. Get Happy - Elvis Costello
10. Dirty Mind - Prince
11. The River - Bruce Springsteen
12. Making Movies - Dire Straits

Mild Recommends
13. Crocodiles - Echo And The Bunnymen
14. Zenyatta Mondatta - The Police
15. Doc At The Radar Station - Captain Beefheart
16. Boy - U2

1980 Albums Of Critical Note I've Yet To Assess In Full
1/2 Gentleman / Not Beasts - Half Japanese
Ace Of Spades - Motorhead
Arc Of A Diver - Stevie Winwood
Argybargy - Squeeze
Bass Culture - Linton Kwesi Johnson
Black Sea - XTC
Blizzard Of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne
British Steel - Judas Priest
Colossal Youth - Young Marble Giants
Commercial Album - The Residents
Diana - Diana Ross
Double Fantasy - John Lennon
Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables - The Dead Kennedys
Empty Glass - Pete Townshend
Gaucho - Steely Dan
Heartattack And Vine - Tom Waits
Heaven And Hell - Black Sabbath
Hotter Than July - Stevie Wonder
I Just Can't Stop It - The Beat
In The Flat Field - Bauhaus
Iron Maiden
Jeopardy - The Sound
Kings Of The Wild Frontier - Adam And The Ants
Killing Joke
Kilimanjaro - The Teardrop Explodes
Le Chat Bleu - Mink De Ville
Monarchie Und Alltag - Fehlfarben
More Specials - The Specials
Sandinista - The Clash
Searching For The Young Soul Rebels - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Seconds Of Pleasure - Rockpile
Seventeen Seconds - The Cure
Signing Off - UB40
Songs The Lord Taught Us - The Cramps
Sound Affects - The Jam
The Blues Brothers
The Correct Use Of Soap - Magazine
Triumph - The Jacksons
Underwater Moonlight - The Soft Boys
Uprising - Bob Marley And The Wailers
Vienna - Ultravox
Wild Planet - The B52s

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