Masterpiece 80's Studio Albums

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I am redoing my list once again as I have found more and more:

1980:
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz
George Benson - Give Me The Night
Billy Joel - Glass Houses
Barbra Streisand - Guilty
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity
Alan Parsons Project - The Turn Of A Friendly Card
Hall & Oates - Voices
Pretenders - Pretenders
Air Supply - Lost In Love
Pat Benatar - Crimes Of Passion

1981:
Foreigner - 4
Genesis - Abacab
Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
The Human League - Dare!
Billy Squier - Don't Say No
Quincy Jones - The Dude
Journey - Escape
J. Geils Band - Freeze-Frame
Rush - Moving Pictures
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes
Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
The Police - Ghosts In The Machine
Men At Work - Business As Usual
Air Supply - The One That You Love
Pat Benatar - Precious Time
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat

1982:
John Cougar - American Fool
Asia - Asia
Chicago - Chicago 16
The Clash - Combat Rock
Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
Herb Alpert - Fandango
Hall & Oates - H2O
ABC - The Lexicon Of Love
Lionel Richie - Lionel Richie
Fleetwood Mac - Mirage
Joe Jackson - Night And Day
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
Billy Joel - The Nylon Curtain
Rush - Signals
The Pointer Sisters - Break Out
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Toto - Toto IV
America - View From The Ground
Duran Duran - Rio
Eddie Money - No Control
Air Supply - Now And Forever
Pat Benatar - Get Nervous
Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast

1983:
The Fixx - Reach The Beach
Yes - 90125
Asia - Alpha
Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down
ZZ Top - Eliminator
Journey - Frontiers
Billy Joel - An Innocent Man
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Madonna - Madonna
Quiet Riot - Metal Health
Night Ranger - Midnight Madness
Robert Plant - The Principle Of Moments
Def Leppard - Pyromania
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
Spandau Ballet - True
U2 - War
James Ingram - It's Your Night
The Police - Synchronicity
Men At Work - Cargo
The Romantics - In Heat
Duran Duran - Seven And The Ragged Tiger

1984:
Kool & The Gang - Emergency
Van Halen - 1984
Foreigner - Agent Provocateur
Alan Parsons Project - Ammonia Avenue
Hall & Oates - Big Bam Boom
Joe Jackson - Body And Soul
Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.
Chicago - Chicago 17
Rush - Grace Under Pressure
The Cars - Heartbeat City
Madonna - Like A Virgin
Scorpions - Love At First Sting
Wham! - Make It Big
Prince - Purple Rain
Bryan Adams - Reckless
Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
Steve Perry - Street Talk
Julian Lennon - Valotte
Alan Parsons Project - Vulture Culture
Survivor - Vital Signs
Billy Ocean - Suddenly

1985:
ZZ Top - Afterburner
Asia - Astra
Simple Minds - Once Upon A Time [Deluxe]
The Outfield - Play Deep
Rush - Power Windows
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair
Alan Parsons Project - Stereotomy
Mr. Mister - Welcome To The Real World
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Men At Work - Two Hearts
Heart - Heart (1985)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
Starship - Knee Deep In The Hoopla

1986:
Van Halen - 5150
Billy Joel - The Bridge
Chicago - Chicago 18
Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling
Toto - Fahrenheit
Europe - The Final Countdown
GTR - GTR
Journey - Raised On Radio
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
Peter Gabriel - So
Eddie Money - Can't Hold Back
Survivor - When Seconds Count
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life
Madonna - True Blue

1987:
Yes - Big Generator
U2 - The Joshua Tree
Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night
Whitesnake - Whitesnake
The Outfield - Bangin'
Whitney Houston - Whitney
INXS - Kick

1988:
Toto - The Seventh One
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Up Your Alley
Chicago - Chicago 19

1989:
Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love
Skid Row - Skid Row
Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever

Every year now has a masterpiece album!

I have found more stuff. That's my updated list.
 

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No Duran Duran - Seven And The Ragged Tiger? They exploded with that album, and also burned out for a while afterwards.

I pretty much agree with your picks though. I owned a great majority of those albums.

Oh man I totally forgot about Seven And The Ragged Tiger. I added it to my recent list. And I'm glad we both owned most of these albums back in the day. Tell me if you owned a lost of my new list..
 

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Oh man I totally forgot about Seven And The Ragged Tiger. I added it to my recent list. And I'm glad we both owned most of these albums back in the day. Tell me if you owned a lost of my new list..

Back in my cassette days, I probably owned 75% of those. Then fewer on CD, but I was going more classic rock with CD's than I had with cassettes. I loved it all though, be it on the radio or MTV.

On the subject of MTV. Sirius channel 8 (1980's) has at least three of the original VJ's as DJ's, but Nina Blackwood sounds absolutely awful, like she's got an oxygen tank with her at all times. She must've smoked like a stack.
 

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Back in my cassette days, I probably owned 75% of those. Then fewer on CD, but I was going more classic rock with CD's than I had with cassettes. I loved it all though, be it on the radio or MTV.

On the subject of MTV. Sirius channel 8 (1980's) has at least three of the original VJ's as DJ's, but Nina Blackwood sounds absolutely awful, like she's got an oxygen tank with her at all times. She must've smoked like a stack.

I moved everything I had over to CD. I have basically all those albums I listed. MTV was a pretty cool invention. I listen to SiriusXM 80's on 8 too. And I realized the same thing. She was not the original VJ I remember on MTV lol. She definitely hit the cigarettes wayyy too much in the past 30 years.
 

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"Appetite For Destruction" -Guns N Roses
"Hysteria" -Def Leppard
"Electric" -The Cult
"Permanent Vacation" -Aerosmith
"Crazy Nights" -KISS
"Once Bitten Twice Shy" -Great White
 

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"New Jersey" -Bon Jovi
"Operation Mindcrime" -Queensryche
"Open Up And Say...Ah" -Poison
"Long Cold Winter" -Cinderella
"Lap of Luxury" -Cheap Trick
"QR" -Quiet Riot
 

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"Pump" - Aerosmith
"Twice Shy" -Great White
"Trash" -Alice Cooper
"Hot In The Shade" -KISS
 

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One of my favourite 80s albums is the soft metal sound of one of the 1980s big hair bands Bon Jovi and Slippery When Wet although the follow up album New Jersey is suppose to pretty good as well but I've never really got around to checking it out properly.

As for 80s artist's in general it's got to be Madonna for me.
 

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Possibly one of Tony Iommi's most satisfying 1980s Black Sabbath albums to listen to all the way through from the first track through to the last track on the album.
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