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Masterpiece 80's Studio Albums

Discussion in '80's Music' started by nichodido, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. mrblond

    mrblond Senior Member

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    I think, these albums are must:

    1980


    AC/DC - Back in Black
    Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
    Judas Priest - British Steel
    Scorpions - Animal Magnetism
    Whitesnake - Ready an' Willing

    1981

    Def Leppard - High 'n' Dry
    Foreigner - 4
    Iron Maiden - Killers
    Judas Priest - Point of Entry
    Rainbow - Difficult to Cure
    Saxon - Denim and Leather
    Whitesnake - Come an' Get It

    1982

    Accept - Restless and Wild
    Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
    Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
    Rainbow - Straight Between the Eyes
    Scorpions - Blackout
    Twisted Sister - Under the Blade
    Whitesnake - Saints & Sinners

    1983

    Accept - Balls to the Wall
    Def Leppard - Pyromania
    Dio - Holy Diver
    Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
    Marillion - Script for a Jester's Tear
    Metallica - Kill 'Em All
    Rainbow - Bent Out of Shape
    Twisted Sister - You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll

    1984

    Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
    Dio - The Last in Line
    Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
    Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force
    Metallica - Ride the Lightning
    Saxon - Crusader
    Scorpions - Love at First Sting
    Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
    Whitesnake - Slide It In
     
  2. mrblond

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    1985

    Accept - Metal Heart
    Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
    Mötley Crüe - Theatre of Pain
    Supertramp - Brother Where You Bound

    1986

    Cinderella - Night Songs
    Europe - The Final Countdown
    Genesis - Invisible Touch
    Metallica - Master of Puppets

    1987

    Def Leppard - Hysteria
    Guns n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    Marillion - Clutching at Straws
    Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason
    Joe Satriani - Surfing With the Alien
    Whitesnake - Whitesnake [aka 1987]

    1988

    AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video
    Bon Jovi - New Jersey
    Europe - Out of This World
    Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    Manowar - Kings of Metal
    Van Halen - OU812

    1989

    Eric Clapton - Journeyman
    Alice Cooper - Trash
    The Cult - Sonic Temple
    Mötley Crüe - Dr. Feelgood
    Tina Turner - Foreign Affair
     
  3. Nai Noswad

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    I was a little worried when this was released..no need. Has become an all time favourite 1980's Rock album.
     
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  4. darklands

    darklands everything's broken, and my Stacys are soaking wet

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    Think some of these lists stray from the idea of 'masterpieces'; surely every album by certain bands don't count as masterpieces....? [whoops! - see Elvis Costello, below!]

    Here's a few (masterpieces??) that spring to mind:

    AC/DC - Back in Black
    Tom Petty - Southern Accents / Full Moon Fever
    Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones / Raindogs
    Screaming Blue Messiahs - Bikini Red
    UFO - The Wild, The Willing & The Innocent
    Stone Roses - first album
    Steve Earle - Copperhead Road / The Hard Way (not masterpieces but the second is, to my mind, underrated)
    Genesis - Duke
    Peter Gabriel - Third
    Jesus & Mary Chain - Darklands (ovo!) / Automatic
    Aerosmith - Pump
    Del Amitri - Waking Hours
    The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional
    Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    U2 - Unforgettable Fire / Joshua Tree
    Springsteen - Nebraska
    Del Fuegos - Stand Up
    Dire Straits - (Making Movies) / Brothers in Arms
    Elvis Costello - Almost any of them?!
    John Hiatt - Slow Turning
    Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
    Prince - Sign O' The Times
    REO Speedwagon - Hi-Infidelity



    So ridiculously subjective!! I.e. Here's a list of albums I know of (and like - they all got played a lot) and think other people should appreciate....
    I know, albums by certain bands (UFO / Stone Roses / Del Fuegos....) would never, in the true sense of the word, be considered as masterpieces - but, conversely, anything is a 'masterpiece' if it has enough effect upon you....?
     
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  5. E-Z

    E-Z 1970s Blues/Rock & slide guitar stadium rockstar

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    Most of the above I've never listened to except AC/DCs Back In Black & UFOs The Wild, The Willing & The Innocent. Don't know what you can draw from that?.

    I have heard most of mrblond's list above though except for Genesis, Marillion & Motley Crue material. .
     
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