The 1980s

The number next to the band indicates how many albums I recommend

Country:
Don Williams (1)
Dwight Yoakam (2) *****
George Jones (1)
George Strait (3)
Hank Williams Jr. (1)
The Judds (1)
K.D. Lang (2)
Keith Whitley (1)
Lyle Lovett (2) *****
Merle Haggard (1)
Randy Travis (2) *****
Rodney Crowell (1) *****
Steve Earle (1)
Suzy Bogguss (1)
The Tony Rice Unit (1)

Electronic:
Cybotron (1)
Derrick May (1)
Frankie Knuckles (1)
Inner City (1)
Juan Atkins (1)
Kevin Saunderson (1)
Manuel Gottsching (1)
Model 500 (1)
Philip Glass (1)
Psyche/BFC (1)

Film/Video Game Score:
Blade Runner
Koyaanisqatsi
Mega Man *****
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

International:
Ali Farka Toure (1)
Ali Hassan Kuban (1)
Andres Calamaro (1)
Djavan (1)
Gipsy Kings (1)

Jazz/Fusion:
Al Di Meola (1)

Metal/Hardcore:
Celtic Frost (1)
Death (1)
Metallica (4)
Napalm Death (1)
Pestilence (1)
Raw Power (1)
Slayer (1) *****
Sodom (1)

Musical:
Cats
Les Miserables

Pop/R&B:
ABBA (1)
Anita Baker (1)
Bobby Brown (1)
Diana Ross (1)
George Benson (1)
George Michael (1)
Guy (1)
Janet Jackson (1)
Keith Sweat (1)
Luther Vandross (1)
Madonna (3)
Michael Jackson (2) *****
Pet Shop Boys (1)
Prince (4) *****
Rick James (1)
Sade (1)
Teresa Trull (1)
Whitney Houston (1)

Rap:
2 Live Crew (1)
3rd Bass (1) *****
Beastie Boys (2) *****
Big Daddy Kane (3)
Boogie Down Productions (2) *****
The D.O.C. (1)
De La Soul (1)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (1)
EPMD (1) *****
Eric B. & Rakim (2) *****
Grandmaster Flash (1)
Ice-T (1) *****
Jungle Brothers (1)
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo (1) *****
Kool Moe Dee (1)
Kurtis Blow (1)
LL Cool J (2) *****
Mantronix (1)
N.W.A. (1) *****
Public Enemy (1) *****
Run-D.M.C. (4) *****
Slick Rick (1)
Stetsasonic (1) *****
Too Short (1)
Ultramagnetic MCs (1) *****
Whodini (1)
Young MC (1) *****

Rock/Folk:
10,000 Maniacs (1)
A Flock of Seagulls (1)
A-Ha (1)
ABC (1) *****
AC/DC (1) *****
Aztec Camera (1) *****
Beat Happening (1)
Billy Joel (1)
Black Flag (1)
Blondie (1) *****
Brian Eno (2)
Bruce Springsteen (4) *****
Bryan Adams (1)
The Cars (1) *****
The Chameleons (1)
The Church (2)
Cocteau Twins (1)
The Comsat Angels (1)
The Cure (2)
David Bowie (2) *****
The dB's (1)
Dead Kennedys (1)
Def Leppard (2)
Devo (1)
Dexys Midnight Runners (1)
Dinosaur Jr. (2) *****
Dire Straits (1)
Don Henley (1)
The Dream Syndicate (1)
Duran Duran (2)
Echo & the Bunnymen (4) *****
Elvis Costello (3) *****
The English Beat (1) *****
The Fall (1)
The Feelies (1)
Felt (1)
Ferron (2) *****
Fine Young Cannibals (1)
Foreigner (1)
Fugazi (1)
Galaxie 500 (1)
Gang of Four (1)
The Go-Betweens (1) *****
The Go-Go's (1)
The Gun Club (1)
Guns N Roses (1)
Hall & Oates (1)
Huey Lewis & the News (1)
The Human League (1) *****
Husker Du (4) *****
The Jam (2) *****
James Booker (1)
Jane's Addiction (1)
The Jesus & Mary Chain (1) *****
Joy Division (2) *****
Judas Priest (1)
Killing Joke (1)
Madness (1)
Marshall Crenshaw (1) *****
Meat Puppets (1)
Men at Work (1)
Men Without Hats (1)
Michelle Shocked (1)
Minor Threat (1)
Minutemen (1) *****
Motorhead (1)
New Order (3)
Nine Inch Nails (1) *****
NRBQ (2)
The Ocean Blue (1)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (2)
Paul Simon (1)
Pere Ubu (1)
Pet Shop Boys (1)
Peter Gabriel (2)
Phil Collins (2) *****
Pixies (2) *****
The Police (3) *****
The Pretenders (3) *****
The Proclaimers (1)
The Psychedelic Furs (2)
Queen (1)
R.E.M. (4) *****
The Replacements (3) *****
The Residents (1)
Richard & Linda Thompson (1)
The Robert Cray Band (2)
Rockpile (1)
Roxy Music (1) *****
Rush (2)
Simple Minds (2)
The Smiths (3) *****
The Soft Boys (1) *****
Soft Cell (1)
Sonic Youth (2) *****
Squeeze (3) *****
Steve Goodman (1)
Stevie Ray Vaughn (2) *****
The Stone Roses (1) *****
Stray Cats (1)
Talk Talk (2) *****
Talking Heads (4) *****
Tears for Fears (2)
The Textones (1)
Throwing Muses (1)
Tom Petty (1)
Tom Waits (2) *****
Tracy Chapman (1)
The Traveling Wilburys (1)
U2 (2) *****
Van Halen (2) *****
The Vapors (1)
Violent Femmes (1) *****
Weird Al Yankovic (1)
Wipers (1)
X (4) *****
XTC (2) *****
Z.Z. Hill (1)
ZZ Top (1)

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