Best  80'ish Studio Albums

A Listmania! list by Tusk
The list author says: "My first list for what it's worth..."
Joshua Tree
1.  Joshua Tree by U2
The list author says:
  "Album that established U2 as "Super Group"...IMHO"
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Sparkle in the Rain
2.  Sparkle in the Rain by Simple Minds
The list author says:
  "I have ranked this album 2nd to Joshua Tree...'nuff said."
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Tango in the Night
3.  Tango in the Night by Fleetwood Mac
The list author says:
  "Last great album by Mac and oft overlooked."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Boys & Girls
4.  Boys & Girls by Bryan Ferry
The list author says:
  "Combine best of Roxy influence + Ferry solo..u get this."
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Water Sign
5.  Water Sign by Chris Rea
The list author says:
  "It came together for Rea on this album."
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On Beach
6.  On Beach by Chris Rea
The list author says:
  "I've included only one album per artist...This is the exception..."Panty Remover" (trust me...)"
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Great Southern Land
7.  Great Southern Land by Icehouse
The list author says:
  "In keeping with the "sound" of most of the other albums listed here.."
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Brothers in Arms
8.  Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits
The list author says:
  "Straits managed to successfully merge some comercial tracks with others that seem to reflect a deeper introspection....(I say to sound smarter than I am...)"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (364 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Conscious Party
9.  Conscious Party by Ziggy Marley
The list author says:
  "Too bad Ziggy's career never lived up to potential exhibited by this album....and that of pappa Marley."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Survival
10.  Survival by Bob Marley
The list author says:
  "What reggae should have become in the 80's...but didn't..."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

Welcome to the Pleasuredome
11.  Welcome to the Pleasuredome by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
The list author says:
  "Another band with only one great album to their name...but the songs go deeper then most 80's Brit Pop...albeit mostly covers, but good ones..."
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The Age Of Consent
12.  The Age Of Consent by Bronski Beat
The list author says:
  "The Brit Gay Falsetto's could sing...I'll give them that..."
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Combat Rock
13.  Combat Rock by The Clash
The list author says:
  "The clash had a sense of humour unlike traditional Punk groups."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Shadow Man
14.  Shadow Man by Johnny Clegg
The list author says:
  "Seminal stuff here.."
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Fine Young Cannibals
15.  Fine Young Cannibals by Fine Young Cannibals
The list author says:
  "Mainstream (commercial)London Ska..ie the good kind..."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

I'm Your Man
16.  I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen
The list author says:
  "He's from Montral...I'm from Montreal...see Robbie Robertson"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Business As Usual
17.  Business As Usual by Men at Work
The list author says:
  "First...Last...Only, great album by Men at Work...But more than enough for them to hang their hat on..(Unlike "Men without Hats" debute album)...See how I tied together with "hat"?...nevermind.."
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The Wall
18.  The Wall by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "OK...Not exactly 80's...but foreshadowed the decade...I mean literaly...Berlin wall came down at end of it..."
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Sunshine on Leith
19.  Sunshine on Leith by Proclaimers
The list author says:
  "Good Jock Pop-Folk...my list refects a partiality to the Scotts"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

Robbie Robertson
20.  Robbie Robertson by Robbie Robertson
The list author says:
  "He's Canadian...I'm Canadian..."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

Seal
21.  Seal by Seal
The list author says:
  "Represents a musical maturity evolving at tail end of 80's...I made this up, but could have lifted it from some self indulgant erudite site or another"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

Crime of the Century
22.  Crime of the Century by Supertramp
The list author says:
  "My definition of "80's" is quite liberal."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

Pagan Place
23.  Pagan Place by The Waterboys
The list author says:
  "Great Album among many from The Waterboys."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Tracy Chapman
24.  Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman
The list author says:
  "Like most of the albums listed here..the songs on this album reflect a genuine inner angst"
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As Nasty As They Wanna Be
25.  As Nasty As They Wanna Be by 2 Live Crew
The list author says:
  "The way all rap oughta be...ie makes Pop lyrics look pussy..."
$13.99   Used & New from: $4.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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