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Rhapsody: 1980s Pop, Alternative, Rock and Metal Albums

Some albums on the pop list also appear on the rock list, and some on the rock list also appear on the metal list. lol If these are eligible, maybe it's best to just give all the albums a "No order" citation?


Pop Albums of the Decade
(even though these are numbered, the intro says they're in no particular order- hmm)

1. Michael Jackson, Thriller
2. (Tie) Madonna, Like a Virgin; Madonna, Madonna
3. Prince, Purple Rain
4. Eurythmics, Sweet Dreams
5. Janet Jackson, Rhythm Nation 184
6. Cyndi Lauper, She's So Unusual
7. Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston
8. New Edition, New Edition
9. Depeche Mode, Some Great Reward
10. George Michael, Faith
11. Wham! Make it Big
12. Paul Simon, Graceland
13. Culture Club, Colour By Numbers
14. Sade, Promise
15. Run-DMC, Raising Hell
16. Pat Benatar, Best Shots
17. The B-52's, Cosmic Thing
18. Bon Jovi, Slippery When Wet
19. Beastie Boys, Licensed to Ill
20. Tina Turner, Private Dancer
21. Chaka Khan, I Feel For You
22. Tears For Fears, Songs From the Big Chair
23. Billy Joel, The Nylon Curtain
24. Soundtrack, Footloose
25. The Cars, The Cars

Essential Alternative Albums
(this is labeled "Nick Dedina's Essential..." but in the intro, he writes that it was a collaborative effort, as are all the lists, apparently)

1. The Clash, London Calling
2. Talking Heads, Remain in Light
3. Joy Division, Closer
4. The Smiths, Queen is Dead
5. David Bowie, Scary Monsters
6. Echo and the Bunneymen, Ocean Rain
7. The Replacements, Tim
8. New Order, Power, Corruption and Lies
9. R.E.M., Reckoning
10. The Jam, Sound Affects
11. The English Beat, Just Can't Stop It
12. X, Wild Gift
13. U2, The Joshua Tree
14. Tom Waits, Rain Dogs
15. Roxy Music, Avalon
16. The Pretenders, The Pretenders
17. Lloyd Cole, Rattlesnakes
18. OMD, Architecture & Morality
19. Husker Du, New Day Rising
20. XTC, Skylarking
21. Elvis Costello, Trust
22. Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation
23. The Cure, Disintegration
24. The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses
25. The Pixies, Doolittle

Rock Albums
1. Rolling Stones, Tattoo You
2. Prince, Purple Rain
3. Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA
4. AC/DC, Back in Black
5. Tom Petty, Full Moon Fever
6. Van Halen, 1984
7. The Police, Ghosts in the Machine
8. Def Leppard, High-N-Dry
9. Paul Simon, Graceland
10. Metallica, Master of Puppets
11. Dire Sraits, Making Movies
12. Los Lobos, How Will the Wolf Survive
13. Huey Lewis & the News, Sports
14. Journey, Escape
15. The Pretenders, Learning to Crawl
16. Guns 'N' Roses, Appetite for Destruction
17. Billy Joel, Glass Houses
18. Joan Jett, I Love Rock 'N' Roll
19. Bon Jovi, Slippery When Wet
20. Donald Fagen, The Nightfly
21. The Traveling Wilburys, The Traveling Wilburys
22. The Cars, Shake it Up
23. Van Morrison, No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
24. Phil Collins, No Jacket Required
25. Neil Young, Freedom

1. AC/DC, Back in Black
2. Ozzy Osbourne, Blizzard of Ozz
3. Motley Crue, Shout at the Devil
4. Iron Maiden, Number of the Beast
5. Metallica, Master of Puppets
6. Slayer, Reign in Blood
7. Judas Priest, British Steal
8. Quiet Riot, Metal Health
9. Guns 'N' Roses, Appetite For Destruction
10. Suicidal Tendencies, Suicidal Tendencies
11. Faith No More, The Real Thing
12. Motorhead, Ace of Spades
13. Danzig, Danzig
14. Venom, Black Metal
15. Anthrax, Among the Living
16. Dio, Holy Diver
17. Van Halen, 1984
18. Cro-Mags, The Age of Quarrel
19. Megadeth, Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
20. Def Leppard, Pyromania
21. Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell
22. Celtic Frost, Morbid Tales
23. Whitesnake, Whitesnake
24. Napalm Death, Scum
25. Exodus, Bounded By Blood

Re: Rhapsody: 1980s Pop, Alternative, Rock and Metal Albums

I don't think I will include these. Overlapping and, more importantly, incomplete.

Re: Rhapsody: 1980s Pop, Alternative, Rock and Metal Albums

Overlapping understood- what do you mean by incomplete, though? Just curious. :)

Re: Rhapsody: 1980s Pop, Alternative, Rock and Metal Albums

Overlapping understood- what do you mean by incomplete, though? Just curious. :)
Rhapsody has got other music types in their catalog too, don't they? Electronic, jazz, hip hop, soul, country...

I Believe So...

that's what I thought ya meant. :) It had a section on hip-hop hits, but it wasn't a list.

We saw the genre lists it had for the past decade- btw, did you check out my addition to the Rhapsody thread in the other forum? The overall top 100 has an oddity to the genre lists- may want to check it out.