1982 : Key Albums

A Listmania! list by ds "Lagerd" (West Allis, WI)
The list author says: "I was never a fan of the MTV-driven music of the early eighties. I found most of it nothing less than wretched puke-producing drivel. In very rare instances an artist caught my eyes and ears like Kate Bush, Adam Ant and the English Beat.

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Love Over Gold
1.  Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
The list author says:
  "Powerful mood music with the occasional rocker. My favorite Straits record."
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Imperial Bedroom
2.  Imperial Bedroom by The Attractions
The list author says:
  "Costello reached his artistic peak with this one. Very melodic and clever."
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The Rise & Fall
3.  The Rise & Fall by Madness
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  "As usual, an artists' best material invariably predates the smash hits."
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Five Miles Out
4.  Five Miles Out by Mike Oldfield
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  "Perhaps his finest eighties record (along with CRISIS). Great sense of melody and innate ability of sounding current without (in retrospect) sounding dated."
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Sky 4-Forthcoming
5.  Sky 4-Forthcoming by Sky
The list author says:
  "Nice pop-rock instrumental collection of classical pieces."
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The Dreaming
6.  The Dreaming by Kate Bush
The list author says:
  "Artful pop that, while it thrived on MTV, didn't possess the contrived qualities that defined many of the artists who prostituted themselves to that medium."
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Friend Or Foe
7.  Friend Or Foe by Adam & The Ants
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  "Fresh and irresistible. An exception to my MTV bias."
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Scatterlings
8.  Scatterlings by Juluka
The list author says:
  "Johnny Clegg's pre-Savuka ensemble. Exemplary South African folk-rock."
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Broadsword & Beast
9.  Broadsword & Beast by Jethro Tull
The list author says:
  "Almost a return to an earlier form, excepting the excessive keyboard. Not bad eighties Tull."
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Victims of the Age
10.  Victims of the Age by Mark Heard
The list author says:
  "His 1982 album was VICTIMS OF THE AGE and saw him soar as a songwriter and arranger."
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Special Beat Service
11.  Special Beat Service by The Beat
The list author says:
  "Pop ska with a heavy classic R&B flavor."
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Sundown
12.  Sundown by Rank and File
The list author says:
  "...and cow-punk was born. Young Alejandro Escovedo on lead guitar."
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Roy Rogers Meets Albert Einstein
13.  Roy Rogers Meets Albert Einstein by Sigmund Snopek III
The list author says:
  "His most avant-garde offering in ten years. Difficult at times to listen to but very rewarding for the patient."
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Eyewitness
14.  Eyewitness by Kayak
The list author says:
  "Their farewell album of hits performed live in the studio. An emphasis on their pop material."
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Beat
15.  Beat by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "More from the reborn Crimson."
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Shoot Out the Lights
16.  Shoot Out the Lights by Richard & Linda Thompson
The list author says:
  "Not the all-time classic that many regard it, but a decent record nonetheless."
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Zero Zero
17.  Zero Zero by Mike Batt
The list author says:
  "Batt's patented orchestrated rock, this time with a new wave bent."
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