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1982 : Key Albums

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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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My general music interests include '70s progressive rock, intelligent rock, European folk-rock, alt-country and non-synthesized '80s rock."
Love Over Gold
Love Over Gold
"Powerful mood music with the occasional rocker. My favorite Straits record."
Imperial Bedroom
Imperial Bedroom
"Costello reached his artistic peak with this one. Very melodic and clever."
The Rise & Fall
The Rise & Fall
"As usual, an artists' best material invariably predates the smash hits."
Five Miles Out
Five Miles Out
"Perhaps his finest eighties record (along with CRISIS). Great sense of melody and innate ability of sounding current without (in retrospect) sounding dated."
Sky 4-Forthcoming
Sky 4-Forthcoming
"Nice pop-rock instrumental collection of classical pieces."
The Dreaming
The Dreaming
"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."
Friend Or Foe
Friend Or Foe
"Fresh and irresistible. An exception to my MTV bias."
Scatterlings
Scatterlings
"Johnny Clegg's pre-Savuka ensemble. Exemplary South African folk-rock."
Broadsword & Beast
Broadsword & Beast
"Almost a return to an earlier form, excepting the excessive keyboard. Not bad eighties Tull."
Victims of the Age
Victims of the Age
"His 1982 album was VICTIMS OF THE AGE and saw him soar as a songwriter and arranger."
Special Beat Service
Special Beat Service
"Pop ska with a heavy classic R&B flavor."
Sundown
Sundown
"...and cow-punk was born. Young Alejandro Escovedo on lead guitar."
Roy Rogers Meets Albert Einstein
Roy Rogers Meets Albert Einstein
"His most avant-garde offering in ten years. Difficult at times to listen to but very rewarding for the patient."
Eyewitness
Eyewitness
"Their farewell album of hits performed live in the studio. An emphasis on their pop material."
Beat
Beat
"More from the reborn Crimson."
Shoot Out the Lights
Shoot Out the Lights
"Not the all-time classic that many regard it, but a decent record nonetheless."
Zero Zero
Zero Zero
"Batt's patented orchestrated rock, this time with a new wave bent."
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