The 1980s

The number in "( )" indicates how many recommended albums that artist has. The number in "[ ]" indicates how many BOLDED songs an artist has.

Avant-Garde:

Electronic:

Film/Video Game Score:

Metal/Hardcore:
Death (1)
Judas Priest (1)
Metallica (3)
Napalm Death (1)
Raw Power (1)
Slayer (1)

Pop/R&B:
Luther Vandross (1) *****
Madonna (2)
Michael Jackson (2) [11]
Prince (4) [19]
Rick James (1) [3]


Rap:
Beastie Boys (2) [2]
N.W.A. (1) [2]
Public Enemy (1)
Run-D.M.C. (3)
Stetsasonic (1) [3]
Ultramagnetic MCs (1) [2]
Young MC (1) [3]

Rock/Folk:
ABC (1) [2]
AC/DC (1) [4]
Aztec Camera (1) [1]
Billy Joel (1) [10]
Blondie (1) [3]
Bruce Springsteen (4) [20]
The Cars (1) [7]
The Chameleons UK (1) ** Youtube Only ** *****
The Cure (1) [6]
David Bowie (2) [7]
Def Leppard (2) [7]
The Fall (1) [4]
The Feelies (1)
Felt (1) [3]
Ferron (2) *****
Fugazi (1) [1]
Galaxie 500 (1) *****
Gang of Four (1) *****
The Go-Betweens (1) [7]
The Gun Club (1) [2]
Hall & Oates (1) [5]
The Jam (1) [3]
Joy Division (2) [7]
Killing Joke (1) *****
Lou Reed (1) [3]
Marshall Crenshaw (1) [6] ** Youtube Only ** 
Meat Puppets (1) [2]
Men At Work (1) [3]
Michelle Shocked (1) ** Not Streamable **
Minor Threat (1) [1]
Minutemen (1) [1]
Motorhead (1) [5]
New Order (2) [8]
Nine Inch Nails (1) *****
Paul Simon (1) [3]
Peter Gabriel (1) [3]
Phil Collins (2) [7] *****
Pixies (2) [8]
The Police (2) [12]
The Pretenders (3) [11]
The Psychedelic Furs (1) [2]
R.E.M. (2) [11]
The Replacements (4)
Rockpile (1) [2]
Roxy Music (1) [1]
Rush (1) [2]
The Smiths (3) [15]
The Soft Boys (1) [6]
Sonic Youth (2) [3]
Squeeze (2) [4]
Stevie Ray Vaughn (2) [3] *****
The Stone Roses (1) [5]
Throwing Muses (1)  ** Youtube Only **
Tom Petty (1) [9]
U2 (2) [8]
Van Halen (1) [3]
X (4) [3] *****
XTC (2) [2]

2 comments:

  1. What? No Kate Bush "Hounds of Love"? Produced by Kate in her home studio at age 26, it's a total masterpiece and still holds up. Side A has the "hits" the record label demanded before they'd agree to letting her produce it. Side B is a wild ride, a story told over 7 songs and the mixing on it is incredible

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  2. Recently started my own similar journey, but only done the 80s so far. My (much shorter) list includes:

    Blue Oyster Cult - Club Ninja
    Blue Oyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin
    The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
    The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
    Dio - All albums
    Flock of Seagulls - Flock of Seagulls
    Guadalcanal Diary - Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man
    Guns n Roses - Appetite For Destruction
    Husker Du - Candy Apple Grey
    Pixies - Doolittle
    Primal Scream - Primal Scream
    Siouxsie and The Banshees - Kaleidoscope
    Stone Roses - Stone Roses
    Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes

    so definitely a bit of overlap there.

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