10 Best Records of the 80s

The Eighties

  1. Double Nickels on the Dime | Minutemen
  2. Zen Arcade | Husker Du
  3. Fire of Love | Gun Club
  4. Meat Puppets II | Meat Puppets
  5. Hallowed Ground | Violent Femmes
  6. Telephone Free Landslide Victory | Camper Van Beethoven
  7. Los Angeles | X
  8. Free, Drunk and Horny | Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper
  9. Fishbone | Fishbone
  10. Over the Edge | The Wipers
  11. Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables | Dead Kennedys
  12. Power, Corruption and Lies | New Order
  13. The Blasters | The Blasters
  14. The Smiths | The Smiths
  15. Pretenders | Pretenders
  16. Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. | Dwight Yoakam
  17. Hillbilly Deluxe | Dwight Yoakam
  18. How Will the Wolf Survive? | Los Lobos
  19. II & III | Camper Van Beethoven
  20. Violent Femmes | Violent Femmes
  21. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back | Public Enemy
  22. Closer | Joy Division
  23. Over the Edge | The Wipers

Few or none of these would be out of place in a list of the best records of any time. And clearly, 10 is hardly enough.

Published by Curt

I am a poet and journalist and so on amber so forth in rows magnet.

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