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New Q magazine - 80 best records of the 80's

This months issue (#241, Aug 2006) is 'The 80’s Issue' & the writers/critics have listed their 80 Best Records Of The '80’s. Here they are :

Tracks :

40. Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
39. The Waterboys – The Whole Of The Moon
38. Bob Dylan – Blind Willie Mctell
37. Bon Henley – The Boys Of Summer
36. Madness – Baggy Trousers
35. Dinosaur JR – Freak Scene
34. Billy Bragg – A New England
33. Neil Young – Rockin’ In The Free World
32. Rolling Stones – Start Me Up
31. Motorhead – Ace Of Spades
30. Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm
29. M/A/R/S – Pump Up The Volume
28. The Stranglers – Golden Brown
27. Stevie Wonder – Masterblaster (Jammin’)
26. Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday
25. Van Halen – Jump
24. R.E.M. – The One I Love
23. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno
22. Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five – The Message
21. David Bowie – Let’s Dance
20. Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
19. Blondie - Rapture
18. U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday
17. The LA’s – There She Goes
16. Soft Cell – Tainted Love
15. The Jam – Going Underground
14. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now
13. NWA – Fuch Tha Police
12. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
11. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
10. The Specials – Ghost Town
9. Madonna – Into The Groove
8. Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
7. Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA
6. The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go
5. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child ‘O Mine
4. Run-DMC feat Aerosmith – Walk This Way
3. Prince – Kiss
2. New Order – Blue Monday
1. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

Albums :

40. Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast
39. Paul Simon – Graceland
38. The Blue Nile – Hats
37. The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace
36. Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones
35. Def Leppard – Pyromania
34. Soul II Soul – Club Classic Vol. One
33. Bob Dylan – Oh Mercy
32. Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking
31. Talk Talk – Spirit Of Eden
30. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
29. Peter Gabriel – 3
28. Echo & The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
27. Talking Heads – Remain In Light
26. Lou Read – New York
25. The Police – Synchronicity
24. George Michael – Faith
23. The Jesus & Mary Chain – Psychocandy
22. Pet Shop Boys – Actually
21. New Order – Technique
20. De La Soul – 3 Feet High & Rising
19. The Human League – Dare
18. Happy Mondays – Bummed
17. The Cure – Disintegration
16. Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill
15. The Jam – Sound Affects
14. Madonna – Like A Prayer
13. Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
12. Prince – Sign O’ The Times
11. Pixies – Doolittle
10. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction
9. AC/Dc – Back In Black
8. Joy Division – Closer
7. Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
6. R.E.M. – Murmur
5. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
4. Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
3. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
2. Michael Jackson – Thriller
1. U2 – The Joshua Tree

Thanks...

for posting, Charlie.

Q writers remain consistent with what they select as Madge's best.

Re: New Q magazine - 80 best records of the 80's

Yes, thanks Charlie!

Funny coincidence with Mojo's 70 of the 70s and Q's 80 of the 80s coming out at the same time. Will NME present 90 of the 90s maybe?

Re: New Q magazine - 80 best records of the 80's

Or 0 of the 00s

Re: New Q magazine - 80 best records of the 80's

The new UNCUT is the 100 Greatest Debuts Of All Time ! will post...

Re: New Q magazine - 80 best records of the 80's

I like Q, and I stand by that, but I do dislike their current tracks/singles bias. Even though current kids don't realize, albums will always be the most important music format, the format where you will know whether an act holds up artistically or has just been lucky and come up with one memorable hook by a strike of luck. Both this list and the more recent guilty pleasures list should have been Album Top 100s rather than having all those stupid singles lists.

Re: New Q magazine - 80 best records of the 80's

Wha? Licensed to Ill? Over Paul's Boutique? Ew.