Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

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Post by DaveC » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:57 pm

Pierre wrote:
I have that one as 1981. When I look at the back cover on the CD reissues on Discogs, it mentions 1981.
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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:33 am

rumpdoll wrote:Sorry if it was asked before, but are EPs eligible for the album list?
Yes, you can include them!

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Post by Moonbeam » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:05 am

sonofsamiam wrote:ALBUMS

4 | Anthony Davis | Variations in Dream-Time
14 | Annette Peacock | Sky-Skating
27 | Flipper | Album - Generic Flipper
I see all of these as being released in 1982. Do you have a source for 1981?

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Post by Safetycat » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:50 pm

Albums:
  1. Rush | Moving Pictures
  2. Split Enz | Waiata
  3. Japan | Tin Drum
  4. The Human League | Dare!
  5. The Rolling Stones | Tattoo You
  6. Foreigner | 4
  7. Motörhead | No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
  8. Rick James | Street Songs
  9. Rush | Exit... Stage Left
  10. David Byrne & Brian Eno | My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
  11. X | Wild Gift
  12. Duran Duran | Duran Duran
  13. Grace Jones | Nightclubbing
  14. Black Flag | Damaged
  15. Rickie Lee Jones | Pirates
  16. Soft Cell | Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
  17. Devo | New Traditionalists
  18. Elvis Costello and the Attractions | Trust
  19. Tom Tom Club | Tom Tom Club
  20. Fela | Original Sufferhead
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Post by Craig » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:27 am

Albums
1 | Mision of Burma | Signals, Calls and Marches EP
2 | The Cure | Faith
3 | Elvis Costello & The Attractions | Trust
4 | Brian Eno & David Byrne | My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
5 | The Rolling Stones | Tattoo You
6 | The Human League | Dare!
7 | Au Pairs | Playing with a Different Sex
8 | U2 | October
9 | The Gun Club | Fire Of Love
10 | INXS | Underneath The Colours
11 | Split Enz | Waiata
12 | X | Wild Gift
13 | New Order | Movement
14 | The Police | Ghost In The Machine
15 | Men At Work | Business As Usual
16 | Mental as anything | Cats & Dogs
17 | Sunnyboys | Sunnyboys
18 | The Psychedelic Furs | Talk Talk Talk
19 | Black Flag | Damaged
20 | Motorhead | No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
21 | Rush | Moving Pictures
22 | Soft Cell | Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
23 | Midnight Oil | Place Without A Postcard
24 | Kraftwerk | Computer Welt
25 | Grace Jones | Nightclubbing
26 | The Reels | Quasimodo's Dream
27 | Squeeze | East Side Story
28 | Phil Collins | Face Value
29 | The Birthday Party | Prayers on Fire
30 | Moving Pictures | Days of Innocense
31 | Mondo Rock | Chemistry

Songs
1. Radio Free Europe – R.E.M.
2. Don't You Want Me – The Human League
3. That's When I Reach For My Revolver – Mission Of Burma
4. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
5. Ceremony – New Order
6. Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
7. Primary – The Cure
8. Under Pressure – Queen, David Bowie
9. Just Can't Get Enough – Depeche Mode
10. Golden Brown – The Stranglers
11. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police
12. It's Obvious – Au Pairs
13. Gloria – U2
14. The Unguarded Moment – The Church
15. Don't Wanna Be The One – Midnight Oil
16. Stay Young – INXS
17. For the Love of Ivy – The Gun Club
18. In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
19. Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
20. Pretty in Pink – The Psychedelic Furs
21. Kids In America – Kim Wilde
22. Waiting On A Friend - The Rolling Stones
23. Controversy – Prince
24. Regiment – Brian Eno, David Byrne
25. Down Under – Men At Work
26. History Never Repeats – Split Enz
27. We're so Cool – Au Pairs
28. We're Desperate – X
29. Don't Fight It Marsha, It's Bigger Than Both of Us – Blam Blam Blam
30. Charlotte Sometimes – The Cure
31. Fairweather Ahead – INXS
32. October – U2
33. Ghost Town – The Specials
34. The Stroke – Billy Squier
35. Shake It Up – The Cars
36. Genius of Love – Tom Tom Club
37. Spirits In The Material World – The Police
38. Tempted – Squeeze
39. Love In Motion – ICEHOUSE
40. Alone With You – Sunnyboys
41. Centerfold – The J. Geils Band
42. Counting The Beat – The Swingers
43. The Things That Dreams Are Made Of - The Human League
44. Rise Above – Black Flag
45. Invisible Sun – The Police
46. Sex Beat – The Gun Club
47. Dumb Waiters – The Psychedelic Furs
48. Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
49. Our Lips Are Sealed – The Go-Go's
50. Super Freak – Rick James
51. Edge of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks
52. Girls On Film – Duran Duran
53. Mickey – Toni Basil
54. Quasimodo's Dream – The Reels
55. Message of Love – Pretenders
56. For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) – AC/DC
57. Homosapien – Pete Shelley
58. Happy Birthday – Altered Images
59. It Must Be Love – Madness
60. Planet Earth – Duran Duran
61. Ghosts – Japan
62. Urgent – Foreigner
63. Working for the Weekend – Loverboy
64. If You Leave Me Can I Come Too? – Mental As Anything
65. Let's Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire
66. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) – Stevie Nicks
67. Who Can It Be Now? – Men At Work
68. Headache for Michelle – Au Pairs
69. Young Turks – Rod Stewart
70. You Better You Bet – The Who
71. Jessie's Girl – Rick Springfield
72. Jealous Guy – Roxy Music
73. The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
74. Pull Up To The Bumper – Grace Jones
75. Love Action (I Believe In Love) – The Human League
76. (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – Heaven 17
77. Don't Stop Believin' – Journey
78. I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) – Daryl Hall & John Oates
79. Reward – The Teardrop Explodes
80. Every Grain of Sand – Bob Dylan
81. To Hell With Poverty – Gang Of Four
82. Nightclubbing – Grace Jones
83. Straight Edge – Minor Threat
84. Stand and Deliver – Adam & The Ants
85. Never Say Never – Romeo Void
86. All Cats Are Grey – The Cure
87. Cool World – Mondo Rock
88. Tears Are Not Enough – ABC
89. Rock This Town – Stray Cats
90. Too Many Times – Mental As Anything
91. Too Drunk To F**k – Dead Kennedys
92. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye – Soft Cell
93. I Go to Sleep – Pretenders
94. This is Radio Clash – The Clash
95. Be Good Johnny – Men At Work
96. Spellbound – Siouxsie and the Banshees
97. Good Year For The Roses – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
98. Chariots Of Fire – Vangelis
99. Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag – Pigbag
100. Kick in the Eye – Bauhaus
101. America Is Waiting – Brian Eno, David Byrne
102. I'm In Love With A German Film Star – The Passions
103. Computer Love – Kraftwerk
104. Tom Sawyer – Rush
105. Heaven – The Rolling Stones
106. Minor Threat – Minor Threat
107. Armagh – Au Pairs
108. Chemistry – Mondo Rock
109. Is Vic There? – Department S
110. Berserk Warriors – Mental As Anything
111. All Those Years Ago – George Harrison

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Moonbeam » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:40 am

sonofsamiam wrote: 17 | Annette Peacock | Sky-Skating
18 | Anthony Davis | Variations in Dream-Time
Both of these seem to be from 1982. Care to replace them, as well as the 3 albums from 1982 that I noted?

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Post by Safetycat » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:51 am

Quick question about the poll - how are people dealing with live song versions in their song lists? And how do they affect the results - I assume they don't all merge but dealing with a bunch of live versions for a song could be theoretically difficult.

Asking for a future year when my rankings might Stop Making Sense ;)
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Post by sonofsamiam » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:25 pm

Moonbeam wrote:
sonofsamiam wrote: 17 | Annette Peacock | Sky-Skating
18 | Anthony Davis | Variations in Dream-Time
Both of these seem to be from 1982. Care to replace them, as well as the 3 albums from 1982 that I noted?
I clearly botched up a lot of the years...look for fully revised lists next week.

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Post by BobPatience » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:34 pm

Moonbeam wrote:
sonofsamiam wrote: 17 | Annette Peacock | Sky-Skating
18 | Anthony Davis | Variations in Dream-Time
Both of these seem to be from 1982. Care to replace them, as well as the 3 albums from 1982 that I noted?
FWIW Discogs has the single Sky-Skating as a 1981 release (album still 1982)
https://www.discogs.com/Annette-Peacock ... ase/669270
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Post by Listyguy » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:44 pm

Here's my album list, songs to come later today (probably):

1. This Heat - Deceit
2. Penguin Café Orchestra - Penguin Café Orchestra
3. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
4. Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat
5. King Crimson - Discipline
6. Marquis de Sade - Rue de Siam
7. Echo and the Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
8. Duran Duran - Duran Duran
9. Wipers - Youth of America
10. Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
11. Prince - Controversy
12. Glenn Branca - The Ascension
13. New Order - Movement
14. Gang of Four - Solid Gold
15. The Cure - Faith
16. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
17. Squeeze - East Side Story
18. The dB's - Stands For Decibels
19. U2 - October
20. The Sound - From the Lions Mouth
21. Rush - Moving Pictures
22. Fela Kuti - Coffin for Head of State
23. Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls, and Marches
24. X - Wild Gift
25. The Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk
26. Dick Gaughan - Handful of Earth
27. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Architecture and Morality
28. Elvis Costello - Trust
29. Japan - Tin Drum
30. Rick James - Street Songs
31. Black Uhuru - Red
32. The Police - Ghost in the Machine
33. Television Personalities - And Don't the Kids Just Love It
34. The Gun Club - Fire of Love
35. Au Pairs - Playing With a Different Sex
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Post by Listyguy » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:05 pm

And here's my songs list:

1. Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
2. Soft Cell - Tainted Love
3. R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
4. Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure
5. Prince - Controversy
6. Squeeze - Tempted
7. Bob Dylan - The Groom's Still Waiting At the Altar
8. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbound
9. Rick James - Super Freak
10. King Crimson - Indiscipline
11. The Rolling Stones - Hang Fire
12. Penguin Café Orchestra - Cutting Branches For a Temporary Shelter
13. New Order - Ceremony
14. Tommy Tutone - 8675309/Jenny
15. Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
16. U2 - I Threw a Brick Through a Window
17. Mission of Burma - That's When I Reached For My Revolver
18. King Crimson - Thela Hun Ginjeet
19. Def Leppard - Bringin' On the Heartbreak
20. Foreigner - Juke Box Hero
21. Duran Duran - Girls on Film
22. Laurie Anderson - O Superman
23. U2 - Gloria
24. Foreigner - Urgent
25. Rush - Tom Sawyer
26. The Human League - Don't You Want Me

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Post by Moonbeam » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:56 pm

Safetycat wrote:Quick question about the poll - how are people dealing with live song versions in their song lists? And how do they affect the results - I assume they don't all merge but dealing with a bunch of live versions for a song could be theoretically difficult.

Asking for a future year when my rankings might Stop Making Sense ;)
Hmm - that's tricky. Does anybody know what's been done in the past? The rabbit hole potential is really big here, as there may be multiple live recordings of songs throughout the years that could be considered, either officially released or not. My intuition says to count all live renditions with the main song releases. Does anybody know what has been done in other polls?

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Post by BobPatience » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:53 pm

I'd like to make a case for live renditions to count separately
For example: I strongly prefer 'Slippery People' from Stop Making Sense ove Speaking in Tongues.
Other examples are Lola, I Want You to Want Me and Turn the Page

But, these are all well known examples of course. From a compiler's view it might make things really complicated if everyone submitted different live recordings across the decades, and it might also hurt the song's performance on the end total list, if points are spread across multiple versions.
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Post by Chris K. » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:37 pm

Albums:

1. This Heat - Deceit
2. Television Personalities - …And Don't the Kids Just Love It
3. The dbs - Stands for Decibels
4. The Cure - Faith
5. The Police - Ghost in the Machine
6. Human League - Dare
7. Brian Eno and David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
8. Kraftwerk - Computer World
9. Missions of Burma - Signals, Calls and Marches
10. U2 - October
11. Echo and the Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
12. Gang of Four - Solid Gold
13. King Crimson - Discipline
14. Wipers - Youth of America
15. Bauhaus - Mask

Songs:

1. Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure
2. R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
3. Television Personalities - This Angry Silence
4. Human League - Don't You Want Me
5. U2 - Gloria
6. Soft Cell - Tainted Love
7. The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
8. The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes
9. The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink
10. The dbs - Moving In Your Sleep
11. Tears for Fears - Suffer the Children
12. Missions of Burma - That's When I Reach For My Revolver
13. The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed
14. Wipers - Youth of America
15. This Heat - S.P.Q.R.
16. Bauhaus - Kick In the Eye
17. New Order - Ceremony
18. Duran Duran - Girls On Film
19. Squeeze - Tempted
20. The Cure - All Cats Are Grey

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Post by Listyguy » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:41 am

I think the forum policy on live versions (as well as remixes and other new versions of old songs) is to vote for them in the year the song was originally released. This is how it's done on the songs list for AcclaimedMusic as well.

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Post by jamieW » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:12 am

Albums:

1. Blue Öyster Cult – Fire of Unknown Origin
2. New Order – Movement
3. Glenn Branca – The Ascension
4. The Cure – Faith
5. Fela Kuti – Original Suffer Head
6. Fela Kuti – Coffin for Head of State
7. The Sound – From the Lion’s Mouth
8. Au Pairs – Playing with a Different Sex
9. Prince – Controversy
10. The Durutti Column – LC
11. Wipers – Youth of America
12. Tuxedomoon – Desire
13. Gil Scott-Heron – Reflections
14. Kraftwerk – Computer World
15. The Human League – Dare!
16. Motörhead – No Sleep Til Hammersmith
17. Soft Cell – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
18. Stevie Nicks – Bella Donna
19. Olivia Newton-John – Physical
20. Rick Springfield – Working Class Dog
21. Marquis de Sade – Rue de Siam
22. Rick James – Street Songs
23. The Cars – Shake It Up
24. Foreigner – 4
25. Univers zéro – Ceux du Dehors
26. Black Flag – Damaged
27. The Police – Ghost in the Machine
28. Rough Trade – For Those Who Think Young
29. Rush – Moving Pictures
30. This Heat – Deceit
31. The Psychedelic Furs – Talk Talk Talk
32. The Moody Blues – Long Distance Voyager
33. Grace Jones – Nightclubbing
34. Daryl Hall & John Oates – Private Eyes
35. Penguin Café Orchestra – Penguin Café Orchestra
36. Rip Rig + Panic – God
37. Brian Eno/David Byrne – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
38. Art Bears – The World as It Is Today
39. Japan – Tin Drum
40. Eurythmics - In the Garden

Songs:

1. Julius Eastman – The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc
2. Glenn Branca – The Ascension
3. Olivia Newton-John – Physical
4. Stevie Nicks – Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)
5. New Order – Doubts Even Here
6. Men at Work – Who Can It Be Now?
7. The Moody Blues – The Voice
8. Stevie Wonder – That Girl
9. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
10. Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight
11. Blue Öyster Cult – Veteran of the Psychic Wars
12. The Durutti Column – Never Known
13. Blue Öyster Cult – After Dark
14. Eurythmics – Take Me to Your Heart
15. Kim Wilde – Cambodia
16. Smokey Robinson – Being with You
17. Rough Trade – All Touch
18. The Pointer Sisters – Slow Hand
19. Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
20. Styx – Too Much Time on My Hands
21. Blue Öyster Cult – Burnin’ for You
22. Red Rider – Lunatic Fringe
23. The Police – Spirits in the Material World
24. Little River Band – The Night Owls
25. Kraftwerk – Computer Love
26. Gil Scott-Heron – “B” Movie
27. Juice Newton – Angel of the Morning
28. The Cure – Charlotte Sometimes
29. Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
30. Marty Balin – Hearts
31. Men at Work – Down Under
32. Air Supply – Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)
33. Foreigner – Waiting for a Girl Like You
34. Genesis – Man on the Corner
35. The Specials – Ghost Town
36. T.G. Sheppard – I Loved ‘Em Every One
37. J.J. Cale – Mama Don’t
38. Daryl Hall & John Oates – Private Eyes
39. Quarterflash – Harden My Heart
40. The Sound – Sense of Purpose
41. Japan – Ghosts
42. Laurie Anderson – O Superman (For Massenet)
43. Fela Kuti – Coffin for Head of State
44. Au Pairs – Armagh
45. The Cure – Other Voices
46. Au Pairs – Headache for Michelle
47. Secret Service – Flash in the Night
48. Fela Kuti – Original Suffer Head
49. Grace Jones – Pull Up to the Bumper
50. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel
51. J. Geils Band – Centerfold
52. Joey Scarbury – Theme From "Greatest American Hero" (Believe It or Not)
53. Daryl Hall & John Oates – I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)
54. Billy Squier – The Stroke
55. Styx – The Best of Times
56. The Cars – Shake It Up
57. Rod Stewart – Young Turks
58. Billy Vera & the Beaters – At This Moment
59. Blue Öyster Cult – Joan Crawford
60. Patti Austin & James Ingram – Baby, Come to Me
61. George Benson – Turn Your Love Around
62. Brian Eno/David Byrne – Mea Culpa
63. The Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut
64. Journey – Who’s Crying Now
65. Foreigner – Urgent
66. Def Leppard – Bringin’ on the Heartbreak
67. Hank Williams, Jr. – A Country Boy Can Survive
68. New Order – Truth
69. Prince – Controversy
70. R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe
71. The Cure – The Drowning Man
72. Wipers – When It’s Over
73. Tuxedomoon – Again
74. Depeche Mode – Photographic (Some Bizzare version)
75. Wipers – No Fair
76. Kool & the Gang – Get Down on It
77. Pat Benatar – Fire and Ice
78. Echo & the Bunnymen – All My Colours
79. Prince – Annie Christian
80. The Durutti Column – Sketch for Dawn (II)
81. Rick James – Super Freak
82. Fela Kuti – Power Show
83. Blue Öyster Cult – Fire of Unknown Origin
84. Billy Squier – My Kinda Lover
85. This Heat – A New Kind of Water
86. Loverboy – When It’s Over
87. The Cars – I’m Not the One
88. Soft Cell – Youth
89. Soft Cell – Tainted Love
90. Taana Gardner – Heartbeat
91. The Psychedelic Furs – I Wanna Sleep with You
92. The Stranglers – Golden Brown
93. Wipers – Youth of America
94. New Order – The Him
95. Donald Byrd – I Feel Like Loving You Today
96. Brian Eno/David Byrne – Regiment
97. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
98. Go-Go's – Our Lips Are Sealed
99. Paolo Conte – Via con me
100. Paul Davis – Cool Night
101. Tommy Tutone – 867-5309/Jenny
102. Bertie Higgins – Key Largo
103. Eric Clapton – I Can’t Stand It
104. Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up)
105. Phil Collins – I Missed Again
106. Genesis – Abacab
107. Yoko Ono – Walking on Thin Ice
108. Journey – Open Arms
109. Billy Squier – In the Dark
110. Grace Jones – I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
111. New Order – Everything’s Gone Green
112. Marquis de Sade – Rue de Siam-Submarines and Iceberg
113. Au Pairs – We`re So Cool
114. Tuxedomoon – Desire
115. The Cure – Primary
116. Joy Division – The Sound of Music
117. The Sound – Silent Air
118. The Cure – The Holy Hour
119. Quarterflash – Find Another Fool
120. The Rolling Stones – Heaven
121. This Heat – Independence
122. Japan – Visions of China
123. The Sound – Contact the Fact
124. The Durutti Column – Sketch for Dawn (I)
125. Gary U.S. Bonds – This Little Girl
126. Dead Kennedys – Too Drunk to Fuck
127. Kim Wilde – Kids in America
128. Pigbag – Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag
129. Rush – Tom Sawyer
130. The Birthday Party – Release the Bats
131. Univers zéro – Dense
132. Penguin Café Orchestra – Numbers 1-4
133. Tuxedomoon – Victims of the Dance
134. Rip Rig + Panic – HOWL! Caged Bird
135. Juice Newton – Queen of Hearts
136. Rick James – Mr. Policeman
137. Black Uhuru – Youth of Eglington
138. Gang of Four – What We All Want
139. Glenn Branca – The Spectacular Commodity
140. Department S – Is Vic There?
141. Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
142. Elvis Costello & the Attractions – Psycho
143. “D” Train – You’re the One for Me
144. George Harrison – All Those Years Ago
145. Duran Duran – Planet Earth
146. The Human League – Darkness
147. Univers zéro – Triomphe des mouches
148. Gang of Four – To Hell with Poverty!
149. Echo & the Bunnymen – Show of Strength
150. Olivia Newton-John – Make a Move on Me
151. Christopher Cross – Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
152. Air Supply – Sweet Dreams
153. Little River Band – Man on Your Mind
154. Lindsey Buckingham – Trouble
155. Stevie Nicks – How Still My Love
156. Madness – It Must Be Love
157. The Passions – I’m in Love with a German Film Star
158. Bauhaus – The Passion of Lovers
159. Pretenders – I Go to Sleep
160. Ramones – The KKK Took My Baby Away
161. Soft Cell – Seedy Films
162. Simple Minds – Theme for Great Cities
163. Minor Threat – Minor Threat
164. Bow Wow Wow – Orang-Outang
165. Black Flag – TV Party
166. Kraftwerk – Home Computer
167. Clock DVA – 4 Hours
168. Art Bears – Truth
169. Black Flag – Rise Above
170. ESG – U.F.O.
171. Glenn Branca – Lesson No. 2
172. Au Pairs – Repetition
173. Greg Kihn Band – The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)
174. Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum
175. The Cure – The Funeral Party
176. Kraftwerk – Computer World
177. Kraftwerk – Computer World 2
178. UB40 – One in Ten
179. Siouxsie & the Banshees – Night Shift
180. Gil Scott-Heron – Is That Jazz?
181. Pata Negra – Los managers
182. The Cramps – Goo goo muck
183. Univers zéro – La corne du bois des pendus
184. New Order – Chosen Time
185. Marquis de Sade – Back to Cruelty
186. The Teardrop Explodes – Reward
187. T.G. Sheppard – Only One You
188. Atlanta Rhythm Section – Alien
189. Dick Gaughan – Both Sides the Tweed
190. Stevie Nicks F/ Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
191. Sheena Easton – For Your Eyes Only
192. Kenny Rogers – I Don’t Need You
193. Kim Wilde – Everything We Know
194. Paul Davis – 65 Love Affair
195. Little River Band – Take It Easy on Me
196. Stevie Nicks – Kind of Woman
197. Dan Fogelberg – Hard to Say
198. Daryl Hall & John Oates – Did It in a Minute
199. Foreigner – Juke Box Hero
200. Barbra Streisand – Comin’ In and Out of Your Life
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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Moonbeam » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:44 am

jamieW wrote: 22. Felt – Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty
This one seems to be from 1982. Care to replace it?

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Post by jamieW » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:06 pm

Moonbeam wrote:
jamieW wrote: 22. Felt – Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty
This one seems to be from 1982. Care to replace it?
Sure! I'll add "In the Garden" by Eurythmics at #40 and correct the list above. (Not sure how i managed that one, since I see I have all the songs from Felt as 1982 in my spreadsheet.)

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Post by sonofsamiam » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:41 pm

OK, I think this is sorted out now.

Moonbeam, please ignore the prior lists...I think I've got all my years right, but of course call me out if I screwed up again.


ALBUMS

1 | Glenn Branca | The Ascension
2 | This Heat | Deceit
3 | Rush | Moving Pictures
4 | Scientist | Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires
5 | ABBA | The Visitors
6 | Fela Kuti | Coffin for Head of State
7 | The Raincoats | Odyshape
8 | The Sound | From the Lion's Mouth
9 | Van Halen | Fair Warning
10 | Kraftwerk | Computer World
11 | Meredith Monk | Dolmen Music
12 | The Lounge Lizards | Lounge Lizards
13 | Univers zéro | Ceux du Dehors
14 | Rip Rig + Panic | God
15 | The Wipers | Youth of America
16 | Penguin Café Orchestra | Penguin Café Orchestra
17 | ESG | ESG EP
18 | The Gun Club | Fire of Love
19 | King Crimson | Discipline
20 | Eddie Palmieri | Eddie Palmieri
21 | The Art Bears | The World as It Is Today
22 | David Byrne and Brian Eno | My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
23 | Siouxsie and The Banshees | Juju
24 | The Police | Ghost in the Machine
25 | Thomas Mapfumo | Gwindingwi Rine Shumba
26 | The Cure | Faith
27 | Ludus | The Seduction
28 | Minor Threat | Minor Threat EP
29 | Mission of Burma | Signals, Calls, and Marches EP
30 | The Fall | Slates EP
31 | Elvis Costello | Trust
32 | The Au Pairs | Playing With a Different Sex
33 | Prince | Controversy
34 | Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark | Architecture and Morality
35 | Fela Kuti | Original Sufferhead
36 | Black Flag | Damaged
37 | Gil Scott-Heron | Reflections
38 | Squeeze | East Side Story
39 | Gang of Four | Solid Gold
40 | The Human League | Dare!
41 | Grace Jones | Nightclubbing
42 | The Go-Go's | Beauty and the Beat
43 | Echo and The Bunnymen | Heaven Up Here
44 | Public Image Ltd | The Flowers of Romance
45 | Japan | Tin Drum
46 | Genesis | Abacab


SONGS

1 | Julius Eastman | The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc
2 | Glenn Branca | The Ascension
3 | Laurie Anderson | O Superman
4 | This Heat | Paper Hats
5 | Rip Rig + Panic | Bob Hope Takes Risks
6 | Kraftwerk | Computer Love
7 | Fela Kuti | Coffin for Head of State
8 | Rush | Tom Sawyer
9 | The Wipers | Youth of America
10 | The Police | Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
11 | Anthony Davis | Wayang IV (Under the Double Moon) Sections 1 & 2
12 | The Raincoats | Only Loved at Night
13 | The Sound | Winning
14 | R.E.M | Radio Free Europe
15 | ESG | U.F.O.
16 | John Adams | Harmonium: Wild Nights
17 | Univers zéro | Dense
18 | Flipper | Sex Bomb
19 | Annette Peacock | Sky-Skating
20 | Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five | The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on The Wheels of Steel
21 | Scientist | Your Teeth In My Neck
22 | Meredith Monk | Dolmen Music
23 | Thomas Mapfumo | Shumba
24 | Van Halen | Unchained
25 | Eddie Palmieri | El Día Que Me Quieras
26 | Queen and David Bowie | Under Pressure
27 | The Human League | Don't You Want Me
28 | Tom Tom Club | Genius of Love
29 | The Go-Go's | Our Lips Are Sealed
30 | ABBA | Like an Angel Passing Through My Room
31 | Taana Gardner | Heartbeat
32 | The Lounge Lizards | Do The Wrong Thing
33 | The Art Bears | The Song of Investment Capital Overseas
34 | New Order | Ceremony
35 | The Gun Club | She's Like Heroin To Me
36 | Elvis Costello | Clubland
37 | Ludus | The Escape Artist
38 | The Stranglers | Golden Brown
39 | Devo | Beautiful World
40 | Squeeze | Is That Love
41 | The Associates | A Girl Named Property
42 | Pigbag | Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag
43 | Teena Marie | Square Biz
44 | Glenn Branca | Light Fields (In Consonance)
45 | Rush | Limelight
46 | Hall and Oates | I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
47 | Mission of Burma | That's When I Reach For My Revolver
48 | King Crimson | Thela Hun Ginjeet
49 | The Ramones | The KKK Took My Baby Away
50 | Gal Costa | Acai
51 | This Heat | S.P.Q.R.
52 | Glenn Branca | The Spectacular Commodity
53 | Van Halen | Mean Street
54 | David Byrne and Brian Eno | The Jezebel Spirit
55 | Ozzy Osbourne | Flying High Again
56 | Black Flag | Rise Above
57 | Japan | Ghosts
58 | ABBA | The Visitors
59 | Chico Buarque | Almanaque
60 | Toru Takemitsu | Toward the Sea
61 | Penguin Café Orchestra | Air a Danser
62 | Siouxsie and The Banshees | Arabian Knights
63 | Stevie Nicks | Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)
64 | The Specials | Ghost Town
65 | The Cure | Faith
66 | Minor Threat | Screaming at a Wall
67 | Rosanne Cash | Seven Year Ache
68 | Yoko Ono | Walking on Thin Ice
69 | Eurythmics | Take Me to Your Heart
70 | Christopher Cross | The Best That You Can Do (Arthur’s Theme)
71 | The Who | You Better You Bet
72 | Squeeze | Tempted
73 | Gang of Four | What We All Want
74 | Prince | Private Joy
75 | Bob Dylan | Every Grain of Sand
76 | Kim Wilde | Kids in America
77 | Grace Jones | Pull Up To The Bumper
78 | The Gun Club | Sex Beat
79 | The Police | Secret Journey
80 | Journey | Don't Stop Believin'
81 | The Pretenders | I Go to Sleep
82 | Gil Scott-Heron | B Movie
83 | The Au Pairs | Headache (for Michelle)
84 | Vangelis | Chariots of Fire Main Title
85 | Material | Square Dance
86 | Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force | Jazzy Sensation
87 | The Cramps | Goo Goo Muck
88 | Depeche Mode | Just Can't Get Enough
89 | AC/DC | For Those About to Rock - We Salute You
90 | Echo and The Bunnymen | Villiers Terrace
91 | The Fall | Leave the Capitol
92 | Rick James | Super Freak
93 | Television Personalities | This Angry Silence
94 | U2 | Gloria
95 | Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark | Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)
96 | Rush | YYZ
97 | The Psychedelic Furs | Pretty in Pink
98 | X | Johnny Hit and Run Paulene
99 | Public Image Ltd | Under the House
100 | John Williams | Raiders of the Lost Ark Main Title
101 | Rip Rig + Panic | Knee Deep in Shit
102 | This Heat | Sleep
103 | Scientist | The Voodoo Curse
104 | ESG | Moody
105 | Ingram Marshall | Fog Tropes
106 | Phil Collins | In the Air Tonight
107 | Soft Cell | Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
108 | Kraftwerk | Pocket Calculator
109 | The Raincoats | Shouting Out Loud
110 | The Pretenders | Message of Love
111 | Donald Byrd | I Feel Like Loving You Today
112 | Conlon Nancarrow | Study No. 41c
113 | The Sound | New Dark Age
114 | Bobby Womack | If You Think You're Lonely Now
115 | The J. Geils Band | Centerfold
116 | The Kinks | Destroyer
117 | Earth, Wind & Fire | Let's Groove
118 | Rod Stewart | Young Turks
119 | George Benjamin | A mind of winter
120 | The Rolling Stones | Waiting on a Friend
121 | The Birthday Party | Release the Bats
122 | Duran Duran | Planet Earth
123 | Madness | It Must Be Love
124 | Tommy Tutone | 867-5309

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Moonbeam » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:49 pm

sonofsamiam wrote: 90 | Echo and The Bunnymen | Villiers Terrace
98 | X | Johnny Hit and Run Paulene
These ones are from 1980 but I've been allowing older 80s songs to be included if there are questions about the release year.
sonofsamiam wrote: 112 | Conlon Nancarrow | Study No. 41c
I see this one as being from 1977, so I'll exclude it.

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Post by babydoll » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:01 pm

The first year of the decade (yes, I'm one of those people) and it's a fantastic start. I don't know what's up with the "weak year" status it's been given, because it's false. In fact, I think I liked 1981 better than 1980.

Albums:
01 | Yumi Matsutoya | 昨晩お会いしましょう [Sakuban Oaishimashō]
02 | Grace Jones | Nightclubbing
03 | Eiichi Ohtaki | A Long Vacation
04 | ABBA | The Visitors
05 | Yellow Magic Orchestra | Technodelic
06 | Akiko Yano | ただいま。 [Tadaima.]
07 | Stevie Nicks | Bella Donna
08 | Minako Yoshida | Monsters in Town
09 | Soft Cell | Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
10 | The Human League | Dare
11 | The Go-Go's | Beauty and the Beat
12 | Duran Duran | Duran Duran
13 | Kenji Sawada | Stripper
14 | Rickie Lee Jones | Pirates
15 | Meredith Monk | Dolmen Music
16 | Makoto Matsushita | First Light
17 | Japan | Tin Drum
18 | Tom Tom Club | Tom Tom Club
19 | The Mods | Fight or Flight
20 | Chakra | さてこそ [Satekoso]
21 | Prince | Controversy
22 | Brian Eno & David Byrne | My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
23 | Debbie Harry | KooKoo
24 | Yellow Magic Orchestra | BGM
25 | The Police | Ghost in the Machine
26 | Dick Gaughan | Handful of Earth
27 | Lizzy Mercier Descloux | Mambo Nassau
28 | The Cure | Faith
29 | The Gun Club | Fire of Love
30 | Teena Marie | It Must Be Magic

Songs:
01 | The Human League | Don't You Want Me
02 | Yumi Matsutoya | 守ってあげたい [Mamotte Agetai]
03 | Queen & David Bowie | Under Pressure
04 | Grace Jones | I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
05 | Yumi Matsutoya | A Happy New Year
06 | Tom Tom Club | Genius of Love
07 | Seiko Matsuda | 風立ちぬ [Kaze Tachinu]
08 | Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five | The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel
09 | Akiko Yano | Rose Garden
10 | Soft Cell | Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
11 | The Rolling Stones | Start Me Up
12 | Kim Carnes | Bette Davis Eyes
13 | Eiichi Ohtaki | 君は天然色 [Kimi wa Tennen Shoko]
14 | Grace Jones | Pull Up to the Bumper
15 | The Human League | The Sound of the Crowd
16 | Soft Cell | Tainted Love
17 | Olivia Newton-John | Physical
18 | Tom Tom Club | Wordy Rappinghood
19 | ABBA | When All Is Said and Done
20 | Laurie Anderson | O Superman
21 | The Specials | Ghost Town
22 | The Gun Club | Sex Beat
23 | Duran Duran | Late Bar
24 | Kraftwerk | Computer Love
25 | Yumi Matsutoya | タワー・サイド・メモリー [Tower Side Memory]
26 | The Police | Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
27 | Yoko Ono | Walking on Thin Ice
28 | Seiko Matsuda | 白いパラソル [Shiroi Parasol]
29 | The Go-Go's | We Got the Beat
30 | Stevie Nicks | After the Glitter Fades

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by BobPatience » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:03 pm

Moonbeam wrote:
sonofsamiam wrote: 90 | Echo and The Bunnymen | Villiers Terrace
98 | X | Johnny Hit and Run Paulene
These ones are from 1980 but I've been allowing older 80s songs to be included if there are questions about the release year.
fwiw, I'm fairly sure 36 | Elvis Costello | Clubland is a 1980 work too
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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:03 am

BobPatience wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:
sonofsamiam wrote: 90 | Echo and The Bunnymen | Villiers Terrace
98 | X | Johnny Hit and Run Paulene
These ones are from 1980 but I've been allowing older 80s songs to be included if there are questions about the release year.
fwiw, I'm fairly sure 36 | Elvis Costello | Clubland is a 1980 work too
Indeed it is! Good catch!

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Post by Moonbeam » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:03 am

babydoll wrote:The first year of the decade (yes, I'm one of those people) and it's a fantastic start. I don't know what's up with the "weak year" status it's been given, because it's false. In fact, I think I liked 1981 better than 1980.

Albums:
01 | Yumi Matsutoya | 昨晩お会いしましょう [Sakuban Oaishimashō]
02 | Grace Jones | Nightclubbing
03 | Eiichi Ohtaki | A Long Vacation
04 | ABBA | The Visitors
05 | Yellow Magic Orchestra | Technodelic
06 | Akiko Yano | ただいま。 [Tadaima.]
07 | Stevie Nicks | Bella Donna
08 | Minako Yoshida | Monsters in Town
09 | Soft Cell | Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
10 | The Human League | Dare
11 | The Go-Go's | Beauty and the Beat
12 | Duran Duran | Duran Duran
13 | Kenji Sawada | Stripper
14 | Rickie Lee Jones | Pirates
15 | Meredith Monk | Dolmen Music
16 | Makoto Matsushita | First Light
17 | Japan | Tin Drum
18 | Tom Tom Club | Tom Tom Club
19 | The Mods | Fight or Flight
20 | Chakra | さてこそ [Satekoso]
21 | Prince | Controversy
22 | Brian Eno & David Byrne | My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
23 | Debbie Harry | KooKoo
24 | Yellow Magic Orchestra | BGM
25 | The Police | Ghost in the Machine
26 | Dick Gaughan | Handful of Earth
27 | Lizzy Mercier Descloux | Mambo Nassau
28 | The Cure | Faith
29 | The Gun Club | Fire of Love
30 | Teena Marie | It Must Be Magic

Songs:
01 | The Human League | Don't You Want Me
02 | Yumi Matsutoya | 守ってあげたい [Mamotte Agetai]
03 | Queen & David Bowie | Under Pressure
04 | Grace Jones | I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
05 | Yumi Matsutoya | A Happy New Year
06 | Tom Tom Club | Genius of Love
07 | Seiko Matsuda | 風立ちぬ [Kaze Tachinu]
08 | Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five | The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel
09 | Akiko Yano | Rose Garden
10 | Soft Cell | Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
11 | The Rolling Stones | Start Me Up
12 | Kim Carnes | Bette Davis Eyes
13 | Eiichi Ohtaki | 君は天然色 [Kimi wa Tennen Shoko]
14 | Grace Jones | Pull Up to the Bumper
15 | The Human League | The Sound of the Crowd
16 | Soft Cell | Tainted Love
17 | Olivia Newton-John | Physical
18 | Tom Tom Club | Wordy Rappinghood
19 | ABBA | When All Is Said and Done
20 | Laurie Anderson | O Superman
21 | The Specials | Ghost Town
22 | The Gun Club | Sex Beat
23 | Duran Duran | Late Bar
24 | Kraftwerk | Computer Love
25 | Yumi Matsutoya | タワー・サイド・メモリー [Tower Side Memory]
26 | The Police | Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
27 | Yoko Ono | Walking on Thin Ice
28 | Seiko Matsuda | 白いパラソル [Shiroi Parasol]
29 | The Go-Go's | We Got the Beat
30 | Stevie Nicks | After the Glitter Fades
Woo hoo! Going to check out some of these Japanese recs.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by rumpdoll » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:02 am

I agree with babydoll, as soon as I digged a bit deeper I really started to like this year

Albums:

01 | Wipers | Youth of America
02 | Vivien Goldman | Dirty Washing (EP)
03 | Scientist | Rids the World of the evil curse of the vampires
04 | Au Pairs | Playing with different sex
05 | The Raincoats | Odyshape
06 | The Sound | From the lion’s mouth
07 | Glenn Branca | The Ascension
08 | This Heat | Deceit
09 | Grace Jones | Nightclubbing
10 | Trio | Trio
11 | The Cure | Faith
12 | New Order | Movement
13 | DAF | Alles ist gut
14 | Ludus | Seduction
15 | Prince | Controversy
16 | Television Personalities | And don’t the kids just love it
17 | Liquid Liquid | Liquid Liquid
18 | Pretenders | Pretenders II
19 | The Psychodelic Furs | Talk Talk Talk
20 | Depeche Mode | Speak and Spell

Songs:

01 | Wipers | Youth of America
02 | Vivien Goldman | Launderette
03 | Scientist | Your Teeth In My Neck
04 | Vivien Goldman | Private Armies
05 | DAF | Der Mussolini
06 | Glenn Branca | The Spectacular Commodity
07 | Ideal | Erschiessen
08 | Laurie Anderson | O Superman
09 | The Raincoats | Only Loved at Night
10 | Ludus | See The Keyhole
11 | The Sound | New Dark Age
12 | Au Pairs | We're so Cool
13 | Brian Eno, David Byrne | Regiment
14 | Grace Jones | I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
15 | Flipper | Sex Bomb
16 | Depeche Mode | Just Can't Get Enough
17 | Trio | Kummer
18 | Josef K | Heads Watch
19 | Wipers | When It's Over
20 | Pretenders | Bad Boys Get Spanked
21 | ESG | UFO
22 | New Order | ICB
23 | Television Personalities | Silly Girl
24 | The Psychedelic Furs | Pretty in Pink
25 | The Cure | All Cats Are Grey
26 | Siouxsie and the Banshees | Sin In My Heart
27 | Penguin Cafe Orchestra | Pythagoras's Trousers
28 | Mission Of Burma | That's When I Reach for My Revolver
29 | Rush | Red Barchetta
30 | BAP | Verdamp lang her
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Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:25 pm

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Albums:
1 | The Human League | Dare!
2 | John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra | Raiders of the Lost Ark
3 | Soft Cell | Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
4 | The Rolling Stones | Tattoo You
5 | Rush | Moving Pictures
6 | Adam and the Ants | Prince Charming
7 | The Police | Ghost in the Machine
8 | The Pretenders | The Pretenders II
9 | Prince | Controversy
10 | X | Wild Gift

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Songs:
1 | Phil Collins | In the Air Tonight
2 | Soft Cell | Tainted Love
3 | Stevie Nicks and Don Henley | Leather and Lace
4 | The Rolling Stones | Start Me Up
5 | John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra | The Raiders March (a.k.a. Indiana Jones Theme)
6 | Daryl Hall and John Oates | I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
7 | William Ackerman | Remedios
8 | Kim Carnes | Bette Davis Eyes
9 | Joan Jett | I Love Rock 'n Roll
10 | Bob Dylan | Every Grain of Sand
11 | Kraftwerk | Computer Love
12 | R.E.M. | Radio Free Europe
13 | The Germs | My Tunnel
14 | Billy Idol | Mony Mony
15 | The Pretenders | I Go to Sleep
16 | The Pretenders | Message of Love
17 | Jerry Goldsmith | It's a Long Road
18 | Rod Stewart | Young Turks
19 | Oingo Boingo | Little Girls
20 | The Human League | Don't You Want Me
21 | The Police | Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
22 | Kate Bush | Sat in Your Lap
23 | Siouxsie and the Banshees | Spellbound
24 | The Waitresses | Christmas Wrapping
25 | The Police | Invisible Sun
26 | Journey | Who's Crying Now
27 | Prince | Controversy
28 | Oingo Boingo | On the Outside
29 | Alex de Grassi | Clockwork
30 | The Human League | Seconds
31 | The Clean | Tally Ho!
32 | Squeeze | Tempted
33 | John Williams / London Symphony Orchestra | The Miracle of the Ark
34 | The Rolling Stones | Heaven
35 | The J. Geils Band | Freeze-Frame
36 | Grace Jones | Pull Up to the Bumper
37 | Rush | Tom Sawyer
38 | Journey | Don’t Stop Believin’
39 | Stray Cats | Rock This Town
40 | Queen and David Bowie | Under Pressure
41 | Vangelis | Chariots of Fire
42 | Foreigner | Waiting for a Girl Like You
43 | Minor Threat | Filler
44 | X | Universal Corner
45 | Billy Vera and the Beaters | At This Moment
46 | Christopher Cross | Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)
47 | The Go-Go's | Our Lips Are Sealed
48 | The Little Girls | The Earthquake Song
49 | R.E.M. | Sitting Still
50 | X | White Girl
51 | The Moody Blues | The Voice
52 | The Moody Blues | Talking Out of Turn
53 | The Cure | All Cats Are Grey
54 | Stray Cats | Stray Cat Strut
55 | U2 | I Threw a Brick Through a Window
56 | The Pretenders | Day After Day
57 | Van Halen | Mean Street
58 | Adam and the Ants | Prince Charming
59 | Adam and the Ants | Stand and Deliver
60 | Rush | Witch Hunt
61 | Soft Cell | Youth
62 | The Police | Darkness
63 | The J. Geils Band | Centerfold
64 | This Heat | S.P.Q.R.
65 | Tom Tom Club | Genius of Love
66 | Stevie Nicks | Edge of Seventeen
67 | Joy Division | The Only Mistake
68 | Funkadelic | Electro-Cuties
69 | The Psychedelic Furs | Pretty in Pink
70 | The Undertones | Julie Ocean
71 | Tom Verlaine | Fragile
72 | Men at Work | Down Under
73 | Depeche Mode | Just Can't Get Enough
74 | Devo | Beautiful World
75 | Devo | Jerkin' Back 'n' Forth
76 | U2 | With a Shout (Jerusalem)
77 | Duran Duran | Girls on Film
78 | The Human League | The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
79 | Loverboy | Working for the Weekend
80 | Men at Work | Who Can It Be Now?
81 | Kim Wilde | Kids in America
Ineligible Bonus: Pulp - Turkey Mambo Momma [Peel Session]

Totally '80s: Started in the late '70s, Windham Hill Records (see song picks #7 and 29 -- not to mention Moonbeam's prominent pick for George Winston's December next year) was a record label that specialized in new age music, except for the rare outlier like their R&B/Blues Rock album. They released around 90 studio albums before a couple of buyouts in the '90s, and now they occupy a dark corner of Sony Music, with no new music released since 2007. (Incidentally, the current new age sensation on the charts -- The Piano Guys, with their album Limitless -- is signed to Sony.)

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:56 pm

rumpdoll wrote: 20 | Au Pairs | Kerb Crawler
This one's from 1979. Care to replace it?

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Post by Moonbeam » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:21 pm

Live in Phoenix wrote: 17 | Jerry Goldsmith | It's a Long Road
I see this as being from 1982. Do you have a source for it for 1981?

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:17 pm

Moonbeam wrote:
Live in Phoenix wrote: 17 | Jerry Goldsmith | It's a Long Road
I see this as being from 1982. Do you have a source for it for 1981?
Nah. See you next year, Rambo.
Thanks Moonbeam.

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Post by rumpdoll » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:18 am

Moonbeam wrote:
rumpdoll wrote: 20 | Au Pairs | Kerb Crawler
This one's from 1979. Care to replace it?
then I move everything one up and create a premier on 30. The first kölsch "colognian" language song that was probably ever mentioned here:

30 | BAP | Verdamp lang her

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Post by Father2TheMan » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:00 pm

After adding some songs I'd forgotten that aren't on Spotify in the upper parts of my list and tunes I liked from others list in the bottom and "bubbling under" section (and a lot of reordering based on this month's listening), I'm going to call this my final list:

SONGS

1 | Rush | Tom Sawyer
2 | Billy Squier | The Stroke
3 | Loverboy | Working For The Weekend
4 | Prince | Controversy
5 | The Rolling Stones | Start Me Up
6 | Soft Cell | Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go?
7 | Joan Jett and the Blackhearts | I Love Rock N Roll
8 | Squeeze | Tempted
9 | Rick James | Give It To Me, Baby
10 | Journey | Don't Stop Believin'
11 | Rick James | Super Freak
12 | ELO | Hold On Tight
13| Foreigner | Juke Box Hero
14 | Daniel Amos | I Love You #19
15 | Stray Cats | Rock This Town
16 | The Human League | Don't You Want Me?
17 | Phil Collins | In the Air Tonight
18 | Roseanne Cash | Seven Year Ache
19 | Smokey Robinson | Being With You
20 | Dan Fogelberg | Leader of the Band
21 | Rush | Limelight
22 | The Go-Gos | We Got The Beat
23 | Depeche Mode | Just Can't Get Enough
24 | Daniel Amos | Hound of Heaven
25 | Marty Balin | Hearts
26 | Stevie Nicks | Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove)
27 | Rick Springfield | Jessie's Girl
28 | Men at Work | Who Can It Be Now?
29 | Hall and Oates | I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
30 | Ronnie Milsap | (There's) No Gettin' Over Me
31 | Daniel Amos | Walls of Doubt
32 | Larry Norman | Watch What You're Doing
33 | The Cars | Shake It Up
34 | Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks | Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
35 | ABBA | Lay All Your Love on Me
36 | James Taylor | Her Town Too
37¡| Bob Dylan | Every Grain of Sand
38 | Journey | Who's Crying Now?
39 | Larry Norman | Larry Norman's 97th Nightmare
40 | J. Geils Band | Centerfold
41 | Greg Kihn Band | The Breakup Song
42 | Kim Wilde | Kids in America
43 | Diesel | Sausalito Summernight
44 | Stray Cats | Stray Cat Strut
45 | Styx | Too Much Time on My Hand
46 | Queen | Under Pressure
47 | The Clash | This is Radio Clash
48 | Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five - The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel
49 | ABBA | The Winner Takes it All
50 | Kim Carnes | Bette Davis Eyes
51 | Daryl Hall and John Oates | Private Eyes
52 | Daniel Amos | Through the Speakers
53 | Diana Ross and Lionel Richie | Endless Love
54 | Foreigner | Waiting For a Girl Like You
55 | Barry Manilow | The Old Songs
56 | Juice Newton | Queen of Hearts
57 | Mark Heard | Stop the Dominoes
58 | The Pointer Sisters | Slow Hand
59 | Joan Jett | Crimson and Clover
60 | Christopher Cross | Arthur's Theme (Best that You Can Do)
61 | The Go-Go’s | Our Lips Are Sealed
62 | Commodores | Lady (You Bring Me Up)
63 | Larry Norman | Put Your Life in His Hands
64 | Soft Cell | Entertain Me
65 | Sonseed | Jesus is a Friend of Mine
66 | Barry Gibb and Barbra Streisand | Guilty
67 | The Police | Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
68 | Daryl Hall and John Oates | Kiss On My List
69 | Rod Stewart | Young Turks
70 | The Who | You Better You Bet
71 | Carl Carlton | She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)
72 | AC/DC | For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
73 | Romeo Void | Never Say Never
74 | Grace Jones | Pull Up to the Bumper
75 | Mark Heard | I'm in Chains
76 | Olivia Newton-John | Physical
77 | Donnie Iris | Love Is Like a Rock
78 | The Blasters | I'm Shakin'
79 | Ed Raetzloff | Hey There Stranger
80 | Resurrection Band | Alienated
81 | Journey | Open Arms
82 | Tom Tom Club | Genius of Love
83 | Sweet Comfort Band | Isabel
84 | Rick Springfield | I've Done Everything for You
85 | Soft Cell | Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
86 | Toni Basil | Mickey
87 | Earth, Wind & Fire | Let's Groove
88 | Daniel Amos | Cloak and Dagger
89 | Kim Wilde | Cambodia (Parts 1 & 2)
90 | Lindsey Buckingham | Trouble
91 | Daniel Amos | Faces to the Window
92 | Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | The Waiting
93 | Franke and the Knockouts | Sweetheart
94 | Billy Idol | Dancing with Myself
95 | ELO | Here Is the News
96 | Daniel Amos | My Room
97 | Blasters | American Music
98 | Kool and the Gang | Get Down On It
99 | Daniel Amos | Central Theme
100 | The Cars | Since You're Gone
101 | Chilliwack | My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone
102 | Liberation Suite | How Do I Get to You?
103 | Gary U.S. Bonds | This Little Girl
104 | Daniel Amos | Colored By
105 | Oak Ridge Boys | Elvira
106 | Blue Öyster Cult | Burnin' For You
107 | The Police | Spirits In the Material World
108 | Eddie Rabbitt | Step by Step
109 | Rush | Red Barchetta
110 | Bertie Higgins | Key Largo
111 | George Benson | Turn Your Love Around
112 | Barry Manilow | Somewhere Down the Road
113 | Mission of Burma | That's When I Reach For My Revolver
114 | Eric Clapton | I Can't Stand It
115 | Mark Heard | Call Me the Fool
116 | Billy Joel | Prelude/Angry Young Man
117 | Resurrection Band | Mommy Don't Love Daddy Anymore
118 | Def Leppard | Bringing on the Heartbreak
119 | Sweet Comfort Band | Just Like Me
120 | The Moody Blues | Gemini Dream
121 | Genesis | No Reply At All
122 | ELO | The Way Life's Meant to Be
123 | Sweet Comfort Band | You Can Make It
124 | Vangelis | Chariots of Fire
125 | Madness | It Must Be Love
126 | Resurrection Band | Can't Get You Out of My Mind
127 | Skyy | Call Me
128 | .38 Special | Hold on Loosely
129 | Barbra Streisand | Memory
130 | The Rolling Stones | Waiting on a Friend
131 | Champaign | How ‘Bout Us
132 | Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning
133 | Lime | Your Love
134 | Billy Joel | Say Goodbye to Hollywood
135 | Juice Newton | The Sweetest Thing
136 | ABBA | Slipping Through My Fingers
137 | The Go-Go's | Lust to Love
138 | Resurrection Band | The Crossing
139 | Ray Parker Jr. | A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
140 | Prince | Gotta Stop (Messin' About)
141 | Black Flag | TV Party
142 | Billy Squier | My Kinda Lover
143 | The Blasters | Marie, Marie
144 | Styx | The Best of Times
145 | George Harrison | All Those Years Ago
146 | Liberation Suite | Heal the Brokenhearted
147 | Phil Collins | I Missed Again
148 | Alabama | Love in the First Degree
149 | ABBA | Should I Laugh or Cry?
150 | Stevie Nicks | After the Glitter Fades
151 | R.E.M. | Radio Free Europe
152 | Al Green | People Get Ready
153 | Men at Work | People Just Love to Play with Words
154 | Dan Fogelberg | Hard to Say
155 | Andrus, Blackwood and Co. | The Captain and Me
156 | Daniel Amos | Big Time/Big Deal
157 | Black Flag Rise Above
158 | ELO | Prologue/Twilight
159 | Ray Repp | By Love (Colored Like a Rainbow)
160 | Resurrection Band | Can't Do It On My Own
161 | Randy Meisner | Heart's on Fire
162 | Luther Vandross | Never Too Much
163 | The Plimsouls | A Million Miles Away
164 | Soft Cell | Sex Dwarf
165 | The Stranglers | Golden Brown
166 | Santana | Winning
167 | Benny Hester | No Man's Land
168 | Al Green | By My Side
169 | Paul Clark | Tell Them All
170 | 2nd Chapter of Acts | Don't Understand It
171 | Australian Crawl | Things Don't Seem
172 | Balance | Breaking Away
173 | 2nd Chapter of Acts | Rise Up and Take a Bow
174 | Todd Rundgren | Tiny Demons

RECENT DISCOVERIES SECTION
175 | Bob Dylan | The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar
176 | Adam and the Ants | Stand and Deliver
177 | Rick Springfield | Everybody's Girl
178 | Cliff Richard | Broken Doll
179 | Bob Dylan | Lenny Bruce
180 | Merle Haggard | Big City
181 | Blue Öyster Cult | Joan Crawford
182 | Frankie Smith | Double Dutch Bus
183 | Journey | Mother, Father
184 | Bob Dylan | Property of Jesus
185 | Tommy Coomes | The Pleasure's Mine
186 | The Gun Club | She's Like Heroin to Me
187 | Riot | Outlaw
188 | The Rolling Stones | Tops
189 | Pigbag | Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag
190 | Rush | YYZ
191 | Kano | She's a Star
192 | Debbie Harry | The Jam Was Moving
193 | Mark Heard | To See Your Face
194 | The Specials | Ghost Town
195 | Dave Edmunds | Almost Saturday Night
196 | The Blasters | So Long Baby Goodbye
197 | Teena Marie | I Need Your Loving
198 | Survivor | Poor Man's Son
199 | Journey | Stone in Love
200 | The Go-Gos | You Can't Walk in Your Sleep (If You Can't Sleep)

BUBBLING UNDER

201 | Kim Wilde | Everything We Know
202 | Human League | Darkness
203 | Ray Repp | Follow Me
204 | Saxon | Denim and Leather
205 | The Teardrop Explodes | Reward
206 | The Boomtown Rats | Up All Night
207 | Ozzy Osbourne | Over the Mountain
208 | Rick Springfield | Carry Me Away
209 | Devo | Jerkin' Back and Forth
210 | Loosely Tight | Loud 'n' Restless
211 | Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty | Lovin' What Your Lovin' Does to Me
212 | ABBA | Head Over Heels
213 | The Go-Gos | This Town
214 | Johnny Cash | The Baron
215 | Squeeze | In Quintessence
216 | A Flock of Seagulls | Telecommunication
217 | .38 Special | Hittin' and Runnin'
218 | Human League | Seconds
219 | Sammy Hagar | Can't Get Loose
220 | The Pointer Sisters | Should I Do It?
221 | Sammy Hall | I'm Excited
222 | Kelly Willard | Willing Heart
223 | X | We're Desperate
224 | Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)
225 | The Cars | Think it Over
226 | Blue Öyster Cult | Sole Survivor
227 | Rickie Lee Jones | Living It Up
228 | Sylvain Sylvain | No Dancin'
229 | Red Rider | Lunatic Fringe
230 | Klaatu | Magentalane
231 | Depeche Mode | Nodisco!
232 | Lindsey Buckingham | Mary Lee Jones
233 | Alabama | Old Flame
234 | Bob Dylan | Watered-Down Love
235 | Billy "Crash" Craddock | I Just Need You for Tonight
236 | Chas Jankel | Glad to Know You
237 | Depeche Mode | I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead
238 | The dBs | Big Brown Eyes
239 | Kim Wilde | Chequered Love
240 | Rick James | Fire and Desire
241 | Donna Summer | Cold Love
242 | Motley Crue | Too Fast for Love
243 | Pretenders | I Go to Sleep
244 | Blam Blam Blam | Don't Fight it Marsha, It's Bigger than Both of Us
245 | Barry Manilow | I Haven't Changed the Room
246 | Human League | The Sound of the Crowd
247 | Tenpole Tudor | Swords of a Thousand Men
248 | Phil Collins | This Must Be Love
249 | Ray Repp | Sisters and Brothers
250 | Heaven 17 | Penthouse and Pavement
251 | Daryl Hall and John Oates | Head Above Water
252 | Ottowan | Hands Up
253 | The Replacements | Takin' a Ride
254 | B.B. King | There Must Be a Better World Somewhere
255 | Chaka Khan | Night in Tunisia:The Melody Still Lingers On
256 | Minor Threat | Minor Threat
257 | Pat Benatar | Promises in the Dark
258 | Duran Duran | Planet Earth
259 | Rick Springfield | Daddy's Pearl
260 | Daryl Hall and John Oates | Tell Me What You Want
261 | Joan Jett and the Blackhearts | Victim of Circumstance
262 | Agent Orange | Everything Turns Grey
263 | James Ward | Not How
264 | Devo | Enough Said
265 | Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | Something Big
266 | Evelyn "Champagne" King | I'm in Love
267 | Paul Clark | Hold On
268 | Rick Springfield | Red Hot and Blue Love
269 | Johnny Cash | Without Love
270 | Prince | Sexuality
271 | Barry Manilow | Fools Get Lucky
272 | Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | Nightwatchman
273 | Afrika Bambaataa | Jazzy Sensation
274 | The Who | Daily Records
275 | Benny Hester | One More Time
276 | The Plimsouls | Now
277 | The Winans | Self
278 | Cliff Richard | Lost in a Lonely World
279 | Bucks Fizz | Making Your Mind Up
280 | Prince | Ronnie Talk to Russia
281 | The Go-Gos | Fading Fast
282 | Daryl Hall and John Oates | Your Imagination
283 | Bob Dylan | In the Summertime
284 | Human League | Darkness
285 | Benny Hester | Come Back
286 | Al Green | The Spirit Might Come-On and On
287 | Paul Clark | The One You Love
288 | Cliff Richard | Wired for Sound
289 | Cliff Richard | Oh No Don't Let Go
290 | Scritti Politti | The Sweetest Girl
291 | Al Green | His Name is Jesus
292 | The Clark Sisters | You Brought the Sunshine
293 | Ray Repp | May We Grow
294 | New Wine | Just Like You
295 | Grace Jones | I've Done It Again
296 | Eurythmics | Revenge
297 | Cheap Trick | Reach Out
298 | Heaven 17 | Geisha Boys and Temple Girls
299 | The Go-Gos | How Much More?
300 | Barry Manilow | You're Runnin' Too Hard
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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by maverick470 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:33 pm

Albums
1 | Rush | Moving Pictures
2 | Go-Go’s | Beauty and the Beat
3 | The Human League | Dare!
4 | The Rolling Stones | Tattoo You
5 | Brian Eno & David Byrne | My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
6 | Squeeze | East Side Story
7 | Soft Cell | Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
8 | Kraftwerk | Computer World
9 | Black Flag | Damaged
10 | Echo and the Bunnymen | Heaven Up Here
11 | The Police | Ghost in the Machine
12 | Pretenders | Pretenders II
13 | Phil Collins | Face Value
14 | U2 | October
15 | Siouxsie and The Banshees | Juju

Songs
1 | R.E.M. | Radio Free Europe
2 | Queen & David Bowie | Under Pressure
3 | Go-Go’s | Our Lips Are Sealed
4 | The Rolling Stones | Start Me Up
5 | Soft Cell | Tainted Love
6 | Phil Collins | In the Air Tonight
7 | Tom Tom Club | Genius of Love
8 | The Police | Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
9 | The Human League | Don’t You Want Me
10 | Journey | Don’t Stop Believin’
11 | Depeche Mode | Just Can’t Get Enough
12 | Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | The Waiting
13 | Rush | Tom Sawyer
14 | Rush | Red Barchetta
15 | Stray Cats | Rock This Town
16 | Squeeze | Tempted
17 | The Specials | Ghost Town
18 | Black Flag | Rise Above
19 | New Order | Ceremony
20 | AC/DC | For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
21 | The Psychedelic Furs | Pretty in Pink
22 | Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty | Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
23 | Prince | Controversy
24 | Mission of Burma | That’s When I Reach for My Revolver
25 | Toni Basil | Mickey
26 | Kraftwerk | Computer Love
27 | Stevie Nicks | Edge of Seventeen
28 | The Clash | This Is Radio Clash
29 | Brian Eno & David Byrne | America Is Waiting
30 | Men at Work | Down Under

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Brad » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:53 pm

Favorite Albums of 1981:
1. The Gun Club | Fire Of Love
2. Minor Threat | Minor Threat [EP]
3. Echo And The Bunnymen | Heaven Up Here
4. Minor Threat | In My Eyes [EP]
5. Elvis Costello & the Attractions | Trust
6. The Replacements | Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash
7. Black Flag | Damaged
8. X | Wild Gift
9. Rush | Moving Pictures
10. Au Pairs | Playing With A Different Sex
11. Glenn Branca | The Ascension
12. Television Personalities | ...And Don't the Kids Just Love It
13. Fela Kuti | Original Sufferhead
14. Mission Of Burma | Signals, Calls & Marches [EP]
15. The Psychedelic Furs | Talk Talk Talk
16. Rickie Lee Jones | Pirates
17. Squeeze | East Side Story
18. This Heat | Deceit
19. The Police | Ghost In The Machine
20. Soft Cell | Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
21. Gang Of Four | Solid Gold
22. Kraftwerk | Computerwelt
23. The Rolling Stones | Tattoo You
24. Marquis de Sade | Rue De Siam
25. Wipers | Youth of America

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by nicolas » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:59 pm

Songs

The year I started listening to good music

1 | The Specials | Ghost Town
2 | Fela Kuti | Power Show
3 | Soft Cell | Tainted Love
4 | Men At Work | Down Under
5 | Rick James | Super Freak
6 | Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucia, John McLaughlin | Mediterranean Sundance/Rio Ancho
7 | Patrick Coutin | J'aime regarder les filles
8 | Caetano Veloso | Dans mon île
9 | Daryl Hall & John Oates | Kiss on my List
10 | Christopher Cross | Arthur's Theme (The Best that You Can Do)
11 | The Stranglers | Golden Brown
12 | Paolo Conte | Via con me
13 | Mike Cross | Elma Turl
14 | Bernard Lavilliers | Betty
15 | Squeeze | Tempted
16 | Prince | Controversy
17 | The Stray Cats | Stray Cat Strut
18 | Bernard Lavillers | Night Bird
19 | Dick Gaughan | Song For Ireland
20 | Human League | Don't You Want Me
21 | R.E.M. | Radio Free Europe
22 | Joan Jett and The Blackhearts | I Love Rock 'n Roll
23 | Kim Wilde | Kids in America
24 | The Police | Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
25 | The Rolling Stones | Start Me Up

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by nicolas » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:10 pm

Albums

1 | Fela Kuti | Original Sufferhead
2 | Fela Kuti | Coffin For Head Of State
3 | Dick Gaughan | Handful Of Earth
4 | Rick James | Street Songs
5 | Squeeze | East Side Story
6 | Joe Jackson | Jumpin' Jive
7 | Greg Brown | The Iowa Waltz
8 | Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia | Friday Night In San Francisco
9 | Soft Cell | Non-stop Erotic Cabaret
10 | The Stray Cats | The Stray Cats
11 | Brian Eno & David Byrne | My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
12 | Elvis Costello | Almost Blue
13 | Iron Maiden | Killers
14 | Gil Scott-Heron | Reflections
15 | The Psychedelic Furs | Talk Talk Talk
16 | Prince | Controversy
17 | Théo Blaise Kounkou | Zenaba
18 | Nyboma | Doublé Doublé
19 | Rush | Moving Pictures
20 | The Rolling Stones | Tattoo You
21 | The Neville Brothers | Fiyo On The Bayou
22 | Japan | Tin Drum
23 | Black Uhuru | Red
24 | The Cramps | Psychedelic Jungle
25 | Grace Jones | Nightclubbing
26 | Bill Evans | You Must Believe In Spring
27 | Mohamed Mounir | Shababeek
28 | Electric Light Orchestra | Time
29 | The Klezmer Conservatory Band | Yiddishe Renaissance
30 | The Cure | Faith

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by madzong » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:51 pm

BobPatience wrote:I'd like to make a case for live renditions to count separately
For example: I strongly prefer 'Slippery People' from Stop Making Sense ove Speaking in Tongues.
Other examples are Lola, I Want You to Want Me and Turn the Page
I'm familiar with all of these except the live version of Lola. Do you mind telling me when this version was recorded and what album it appears on - really keen to hear it! Thanks :D

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Henrik » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:55 pm

Songs



1 | The Specials | Ghost Town
2 | Prince | Controversy
3 | Kraftwerk | Pocket Calculator
4 | Eurythmics | Take Me To Your Heart
5 | Japan | Ghosts
6 | Daryl Hall & John Oates | I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
7 | Mohamed Mounir | El Leila Ya Samra
8 | Brian Eno / David Byrne | Regiment
9 | Grace Jones | I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
10 | Kraftwerk | Computer Love
11 | Kraftwerk | Home Computer
12 | The Human League | Love Action (I Believe In Love)
13 | Secret Service | Flash In The Night
14 | Tom Tom Club | Wordy Rappinghood
15 | The Cure | The Holy Hour
16 | The B.B. and Q. Band | On The Beat
17 | Rick James | Super Freak
18 | Laurie Anderson | O Superman
19 | Olivia Newton-John | Physical
20 | Soft Cell | Tainted Love
21 | Journey | Don't Stop Believin'
22 | Duran Duran | Careless Memories
23 | Depeche Mode | Photographic
24 | The Passions | I'm In Love With A German Film Star
25 | Grace Jones | Pull Up To The Bumper
26 | Simple Minds | This Earth That You Walk Upon
27 | The Cure | Other Voices
28 | Siouxsie and the Banshees | Arabian Knights
29 | Grace Jones | Walking In The Rain
30 | Prince | Do Me, Baby
31 | Duran Duran | Anyone Out There
32 | Adolphson & Falk | Blinkar blå
33 | The Human League | Don't You Want Me
34 | Eurythmics | Never Gonna Cry Again
35 | Eurythmics | Belinda
36 | Depeche Mode | Nodisco
37 | Duran Duran | Girls On Film
38 | Kraftwerk | Computer World
39 | Kraftwerk | Numbers
40 | Kraftwerk | It's More Fun To Compute
41 | Kool & The Gang | Get Down On It
42 | Au Pairs | Headache For Michelle
43 | Kim Wilde | Cambodia
44 | Ebba Grön | 800 C
45 | Phil Collins | In The Air Tonight
46 | The Rolling Stones | Slave
47 | The Rolling Stones | Heaven
48 | Simple Minds | Boys From Brazil
49 | Wipers | Youth of America
50 | Electric Light Orchestra | From the End of the World
51 | Earth, Wind & Fire | Let's Groove
52 | Grace Jones | Nightclubbing
53 | The Stranglers | Golden Brown
54 | Pigbag | Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag (7" Version)
55 | Depeche Mode | Just Can't Get Enough
56 | Duran Duran | Planet Earth
57 | The Cure | All Cats Are Grey
58 | Siouxsie and the Banshees | Spellbound
59 | Depeche Mode | Puppets
60 | Au Pairs | We're So Cool
61 | King Crimson | The Sheltering Sky
62 | Gil Scott-Heron | 'B' Movie (Intro, Poem, Song)
63 | Elvis Costello & The Attractions | Lover's Walk
64 | Simple Minds | Love Song
65 | The Cure | The Drowning Man
66 | Scritti Politti | The Sweetest Girl
67 | Joan Jett & The Blackhearts | I Love Rock 'N Roll
68 | The Rolling Stones | Tops
69 | The Rolling Stones | Start Me Up
70 | Lindsey Buckingham | Trouble
71 | Allan Edwall | Jämtländsk vaggvisa
72 | Brian Eno / David Byrne | The Carrier
73 | R.E.M. | Radio Free Europe
74 | Kim Carnes | Bette Davis Eyes
75 | The Teardrop Explodes | Reward
76 | The Human League | The Sound Of The Crowd
77 | The Human League | The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
78 | Rick James | Give It To Me Baby
79 | Tom Tom Club | Genius Of Love
80 | The Gun Club | She's Like Heroin to Me
81 | The Church | The Unguarded Moment
82 | Ebba Grön | Mamma Pappa Barn
83 | Freestyle | Vill ha dig
84 | The Cure | The Funeral Party
85 | The Cure | Primary
86 | The Cure | Charlotte Sometimes
87 | Soft Cell | Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
88 | Simple Minds | Sweat In Bullet
89 | Queen & David Bowie | Under Pressure
90 | Liaisons Dangereuses | Los Niños Del Parque
91 | Japan | Visions of China
92 | Squeeze | Tempted
93 | New Order | Everything's Gone Green
94 | Yarbrough & Peoples | Don't Stop The Music
95 | Black Uhuru | Sponji Reggae
96 | Paolo Conte | Via con me
97 | Men At Work | Down Under
98 | Gang Of Four | What We All Want
99 | Brian Eno / David Byrne | Mea Culpa
100 | U2 | Gloria
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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by jade.palooka » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:01 pm

(((A)))
01. Toyah. Anthem
02. Rip Rig + Panic. God
03. Art Bears. The World As It Is Today
04. Der Plan. Normalette Surprise
05. The Raincoats. Odyshape
06. Kip Hanrahan. Coup de Tête
07. Marquis de Sade. Rue de Siam
08. Negativland. Points
09. Japan. Tin Drum
10. Au Pairs. Playing With A Different Sex
11. Meredith Monk. Dolmen Music
12. Massacre. Killing Time
13. Rickie Lee Jones. Pirates
14. The Passage. For All And None
15. Yellow Magic Orchestra. Technodelic
16. Lizzy Mercier Descloux. Mambo Nassau
17. Clock DVA. Thirst
18. The New Age Steppers. The New Age Steppers
19. The Durutti Column. LC
20. The Associates. Fourth Drawer Down
21. Modern Tales. Fiction Tales
22. Martha And The Muffins. This Is The Ice Age
23. Josef K. The Only Fun In Town
24. The Deep Freeze Mice. Teenage Head In My Refrigerator
25. Carla Bley. Social Studies
26. Henry Badowski. Life Is A Grand
27. The Teardrop Explodes. Wilder
28. Jerry Harrison. The Red And The Black
29. Material. Memory Serves
30. Kid Creole And The Coconuts. Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places
31. Ryuichi Sakamoto. Left Handed Dream
32. Pyrolator. Ausland
33. Tuxedomoon. Desire
34. Was (Not Was). Was (Not Was)
35. Comateens. Comateens
36. Yello. Claro que si
37. Dome. Dome 3
38. Palais Schaumburg. Palais Schaumburg
39. Whitehouse. Erector
40. This Heat. Deceit
41. You've Got Foetus On Your Breath. Deaf
42. Second Layer. World Of Rubber
43. Chrome. Blood On The Moon
44. Romeo Void. It's A Condition
45. Wipers. Youth Of America
46. Holger Czukay. On The Way To The Peak Of Normal
47. Blurt. In Berlin
48. A Certain Ratio. To Each...
49. Fehlfarben. 33 Tage in Ketten
50. Marine Girls. Beach Party
51. The dB's. Stands For Decibels
52. Bow Wow Wow. See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah! City All Over, Go Ape Crazy!
53. DMZ. Relics
54. Einstürzende Neubauten. Kollaps
55. African Head Charge. My Life In A Hole In The Ground
56. The Comsat Angels. Sleep No More
57. Scars. Author! Author!
58. Alex Chilton. Bach's Bottom
59. Bauhaus. Mask
60. Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers. Threat To Creation
61. The Manhattan Transfer. Mecca For Moderns
62. Suburban Lawns. Suburban Lawns
63. John Barry. Body Heat [OST]
64. Todd Rundgren. Healing
65. Holly And The Italians. The Right To Be Italian
66. Scientist. Scientist Meets The Space Invaders

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by BobPatience » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:07 pm

madzong wrote:
BobPatience wrote:I'd like to make a case for live renditions to count separately
For example: I strongly prefer 'Slippery People' from Stop Making Sense ove Speaking in Tongues.
Other examples are Lola, I Want You to Want Me and Turn the Page
I'm familiar with all of these except the live version of Lola. Do you mind telling me when this version was recorded and what album it appears on - really keen to hear it! Thanks :D
That would be the 'One for the Road' album from 1980
Presumably recorded at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 23 September 1979 (as per Wikipedia)

Skip to about 0:54 if you don't want to hear Ray's intro
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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by The_Claw » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:56 am

My Favourite Songs of 1981:

1. T.C. Matic - O La La La
2. Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
3. Grace Jones - I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
4. The Specials - Ghost Town
5. Paolo Conte - Via Con Me
6. Brian Eno-David Byrne - Help Me Somebody
7. Doe Maar - Sinds 1 Dag of 2 (32 Jaar)
8. Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
9. Simple Minds - Theme for Great Cities
10. The Human League - Don't You Want Me
11. Soft Cell - Tainted Love
12. Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
13. Prince - Controversy
14. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel
15. The Stranglers - Golden Brown
16. R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
17. Grace Jones - Pull Up to the Bumper
18. Kraftwerk - Computer Liebe/Computer Love
19. ESG - Moody
20. New Order - Ceremony
21. Pretenders - Message of Love
22. Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
23. Japan - Ghosts
24. The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
25. Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

26. DAF - Der Mussolini
27. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)
28. Pretenders - I Go to Sleep
29. Black Flag - Rise Above
30. Heaven 17 - (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
31. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
32. Grauzone - Eisbär
33. Kim Wilde - Cambodia
34. The Gun Club - Sex Beat
35. Dinosaur L - #5 (Go Bang!)
36. Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen
37. Adam & The Ants - Stand and Deliver
38. Black Flag - TV Party
39. Doe Maar - Nederwiet
40. ABC - Tears Are Not Enough
41. Mission of Burma - That's When I Reach for My Revolver
42. Rush - Tom Sawyer
43. Doe Maar - Smoorverliefd
44. The Teardrop Explodes - Reward
45. Level 42 - Love Games
46. Spandau Ballet - Chant No 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)
47. Men at Work - Down Under
48. The Cramps - Goo Goo Muck
49. Darryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
50. Romeo Void - Never Say Never

51. Flipper - Sex Bomb
52. ESG - UFO
53. Black Uhuru - Sponji Reggae
54. The Police - Spirits in the Material World
55. Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut
56. Yoko Ono - Standing On Thin Ice
57. The Police - Invisible Sun
58. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'n Roll
59. Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now?
60. Kraftwerk - Nummern / Numbers
61. Rick James - Super Freak
62. The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty in Pink
63. The Birthday Party - Release the Bats
64. Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
65. Duran Duran - Planet Earth
66. Scritti Politti - The Sweetest Girl
67. Rush - YYZ
68. Duran Duran - Girls on Film
69. Kirsty MacColl - There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis
70. Gang of Four - To Hell With Poverty
71. The Passions - I'm In Love with a German Film Star
72. Dead Kennedys - Nazi Punks Fuck Off
73. The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
74. Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
75. Pigbag - Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag

76. Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
77. The Rolling Stones - Waiting on a Friend
78. Al Jarreau - Roof Garden
79. The Clash - This Is Radio Clash
80. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Good Year for The Roses
81. The Amazing Stroopwafels - Oude Maasweg
82. The Cars - Shake It Up
83. Kraftwerk - Computerwelt / Computer World
84. The Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love)
85. Stray Cats - Rock This Town
86. Anita Meyer - Why Tell Me Why
87. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat
88. Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
89. The Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
90. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - The Waiting
91. Fay Lovsky - Christmas Was a Friend of Mine
92. Haircut 100 - Favourit Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
93. Vangelis - Chariots of Fire
94. Kim Wilde - Kids in America
95. Was (Not Was) - Out Come the Freaks
96. Rosanne Cash - Seven Year Ache
97. Margriet Eshuijs - Black Pearl
98. Kraftwerk - Taschenrechner / Pocket Calculator
99. Smokey Robinson - Being With You
100. The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed

101. Madness - It Must Be Love
102. Squeeze - Tempted
103. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbound
104. Roxy Music - Jealous Guy
105. Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus
106. Genesis - Abacab
107. Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
108. Mecano - Robespierre's Re-Marx
109. André Hazes - Zeg Maar Niets Meer
110. Brian Eno-David Byrne - America is Waiting
111. UB40 - One In Ten
112. Foreigner - Urgent
113. Altered Images - Happy Birthday
114. The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
115. The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away
116. Randy Crawford - You Might Need Somebody
117. PhD - I Won't Let You Down
118. The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes
119. Barbra Streisand - Memories
120. Kim Wilde - Chequered Love
121. Spider Murphy Gang - Skandal im Sperrbezirk
122. Toni Basil - Mickey
123. Minor Threat - Straight Edge
124. Chagrin d'Amour - Chacun fait (c'qui lui plaît)
125. Time Bandits - Live It Up

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Post by whuntva » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:11 pm

ALBUMS:

1) Rush-Moving Pictures
2) Siouxsie and the Banshees-Juju
3) Black Flag-Damaged
4) Gang of Four-Solid Gold
5) Brian Eno and David Byrne-My Life in the Brush of Ghosts
6) Men at Work-Business as Usual
7) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-Hard Promises
8) Foreigner-4
9) New Order-Movement
10) Journey-Escape

SONGS:

1) The Specials-Ghost Town
2) Rush-Tom Sawyer
3) Phil Collins-In the Air Tonight
4) Kraftwerk-Computer Love
5) Foreigner-Juke Box Hero
6) The Go-Go's-Our Lips are Sealed
7) Queen & David Bowie-Under Pressure
8) Soft Cell-Tainted Love
9) New Order-Ceremony
10) Bauhause-Kick in the Eye
11) Joan Jett-Bad Reputation
12) Stevie Nicks-Edge of Seventeen
13) The Birthday Party-Release the Bats
14) The Police-Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
15) Men at Work-Down Under
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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Nassim » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:24 pm

And we now have the first year of which I have heard every AM ranked albums ! (well the 2nd one, but there is only one 1940 album).
It's kind of an oddity, as I usually get above 50% for the 90s to now years only.

I am tracking the ranked albums I have heard from start to finish, and the graph through the years look like that :
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In blue how many albums are ranked each years, in red how many I have listened to, and in green the %age of albums I have listened to for each year... 1981 does stick out !

I think 1981 gets a bad rep, it might lack a real great unanimously loved album, but it's got a lot of depth.
Furthermore, all the albums I liked less had the good idea to be relatively short, and most of them weren't that terrible (even those I expected to).

Albums :

1) Kraftwerk - Computerwelt/Computer World
2) Minor Threat - Minor Threat [EP 1981 / LP 1984]
3) Gang of Four - Solid Gold
4) Glenn Branca - The Ascension
5) The Raincoats - Odyshape
6) X - Wild Gift
7) Mötörhead - No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
8) The Psychedelic Furts - Talk Talk Talk
9) Au Pairs - Playing with a Different Sex
10) Heaven 17 - Penthouse and Pavement
11) The Gun Club - Fire of Love
12) Marquis de Sade - Rue de Siam
13) Television Personalities - …And Don't the Kids Just Love It
14) The Cure - Faith
15) Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates
16) Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Alles ist gut
17) Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
18) Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat
19) The Fleshtones - Roman Gods
20) Trio - Trio

Songs :

1) Minor Threat - Minor Threat
2) The Clean - Tally Ho!
3) Kraftwerk - Computer Love
4) Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
5) Black Flag - TV Party
6) Minor Threat - I Don't Wanna Hear It
7) Kraftwerk - It's More Fun to Compute
8) The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty in Pink
9) The Stranglers - Golden Brown
10) Yoko Ono - Walking on Thin Ice
11) Au Pairs - It's Obvious
12) Glenn Branca - Lesson No.2
13) Toni Basil - Mickey
14) Dead Kennedys - Nazi Punks Fuck Off!
15) Men at Work - Who Can It Be Now?
16) Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
17) Black Flag - Rise Above
18) Heaven 17 - (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
19) Go-Go's - Tonite
20) Police - Every Little Thing she Does is Magic

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Pierre » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:23 pm

I tried to use this poll for an experiment that failed completely, but it was interesting nonetheless.

I agree too that saying a year is weaker than any other is probably the result of misinformation, even for the more recent ones which I believe simply indicate that the Pitchfork favourite music styles and acts are simply a generation having run its course, and we don't know yet where to look instead. For 1981, I still understand where people criticizing this year are coming from; according to what I've learned from this massive listening (which, I announce already, I won't do again), it was a year that combined several unusual phenomena: many an important act that year, with the usual exceptions, released a sophomore or further album that was noticeably inferior to its/their immediate predecessor(s); the veteran acts were in the process of trying to adapt to the new production techniques of the nascent 1980s with varying degrees of success; and the music styles peaking (artistically, commercial is another story) at that time were post-punk and assimilated subgenres on one hand, and the NWOBHM on the other. Not the sexiest music styles there ever were! That said, the first synthpop and AOR acts seized this opportunity to release the first real classics in these genres, and I guess that this situation was part of the matrix of the commercial sound of the 1980s, while the artistic achievements of Glenn Branca, Mission of Burma or other no wave acts on the alternative scene were critical in the establishment of the Sub Pop sound. 1981 is a year for diggers, but an enlightening one for people interested in 1980s music IMO.



Top 250 streamable albums of 1981 that I listened to

1. Japan | Tin Drum (new wave, experimental)
2. Rickie Lee Jones | Pirates (folk-rock)
3. Glenn Branca | The Ascension (post-punk, no wave)
4. TC Matic | TC Matic (post-punk)
5. Siouxsie and the Banshees | Juju (post-punk, goth rock)
6. Rush | Moving Pictures (prog rock, hard rock)
7. The Human League | Dare (new wave, synthpop)
8. Mission of Burma | Signals, Calls and Marches (post-punk)
9. Phil Collins | Face Value (pop, prog rock)
10. The Psychedelic Furs | Talk Talk Talk (new wave)
11. Los Jaivas | Alturas de Machu Picchu (prog rock)
12. Squeeze | East Side Story (new wave)
13. Luther Vandross | Never Too Much (soul)
14. Crass | Penis Envy (punk rock)
15. Marquis de Sade | Rue de Siam (post-punk)
16. Black Flag | Damaged (hardcore punk)
17. Dick Gaughan | Handful of Earth (folk)
18. Franco Battiato | La voce del padrone (pop)
19. Charlélie Couture | Poèmes rock (new wave, blues, rock)
20. John Carpenter | Escape from New York (electronic, soundtrack)
21. Eiichi Ohtaki [大瀧詠一] | A Long Vacation (new wave)
22. David Lindley | El Rayo-X (garage rock, reggae)
23. Terje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous & Jack DeJohnette | To Be Continued (jazz, ambient)
24. Maanam | Maanam (post-punk)
25. Alain Bashung | Pizza (new wave)
26. Univers Zéro | Ceux du dehors (prog rock)
27. Vasco Rossi | Siamo solo noi (new wave)
28. Sun Ra | Sunrise in Different Dimensions (jazz)
29. John Williams | Raiders of the Lost Ark (orchestral, soundtrack)
30. Motörhead | No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith (hard rock, heavy metal)
31. Fela Kuti | Coffin for Head of State (funk, afro-beat)
32. Journey | Escape (hard rock, AOR)
33. Penguin Cafe Orchestra | Penguin Cafe Orchestra (chamber pop, folk)
34. Raven | Rock Until You Drop (heavy metal)
35. Tygers of Pan Tang | Spellbound (heavy metal)
36. Charlélie Couture | Pochette surprise (new wave, reggae, blues, rock)
37. Minor Threat | Minor Threat (hardcore punk)
38. Andrés Soto | Andres Soto/Para El Carmen (folk)
39. Heaven 17 | Penthouse and Pavement (new wave, synthpop)
40. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts | I Love Rock 'n Roll (hard rock)
41. Patrick Cowley | Megatron Man (electronic, new wave)
42. The Lounge Lizards | The Lounge Lizards (post-punk, jazz)
43. Saxon | Denim and Leather (heavy metal)
44. Eek-A-Mouse | Wa-Do-Dem (reggae)
45. The Raincoats | Odyshape (post-punk)
46. Foreigner | 4 (AOR)
47. Adolescents | Adolescents (punk rock)
48. Billy Joel | Songs in the Attic (pop)
49. Riot | Fire Down Under (heavy metal)
50. Šarlo Akrobata | Bistriji ili tuplji čovek biva kad... (post-punk)
51. Kraftwerk | Komputerwelt/Computer World (electronic, krautrock)
52. Brian Eno & David Byrne | My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (electronic, experimental)
53. Material | Memory Serves (dance-punk)
54. Yellow Magic Orchestra | Technodelic (electronic, synthpop)
55. Frank Zappa | Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar (guitar hero)
56. Black Uhuru | Red (reggae)
57. Grace Jones | Nightclubbing (new wave)
58. Electric Light Orchestra | (new wave, prog rock)
59. Saga | Worlds Apart (prog rock, AOR)
60. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | Architecture & Morality (synthpop)
61. Tom Tom Club | Tom Tom Club (new wave)
62. Girlschool | Hit and Run (heavy metal)
63. Vangelis | Chariots of Fire (electronic, soundtrack)
64. Venom | Welcome to Hell (heavy metal)
65. Suicide | Half Alive (electro-punk)
66. Au Pairs | Playing with a Different Sex (post-punk)
67. Bauhaus | Mask (goth rock)
68. Blue Öyster Cult | Fire of Unknown Origin (hard rock, prog rock)
69. The Clean | Boodle Boodle Boodle (post-punk)
70. Wall of Voodoo | Dark Continent (new wave)
71. Doe Maar | Skunk (reggae, new wave)
72. Fela Kuti | Original Suffer Head (funk, afro-beat)
73. Von LMO | Future Language (space rock, comedy)
74. Nazareth | 'Snaz (hard rock)
75. Elvis Costello and the Attractions | Trust (new wave)
76. Rick James | Street Songs (funk)
77. Alain Chamfort | Amour année zéro (new wave, pop)
78. Camel | Nude (prog rock)
79. Styx | Paradise Theatre (pop-rock, AOR)
80. Električni Orgazam, Idoli & Šarlo Akrobata | Paket aranžman (post-punk)
81. Marvin Gaye | In Our Lifetime (soul)
82. Can | Delay 1968 (krautrock, psychedelic rock)
83. Clock DVA | Thirst (post-punk)
84. De Press | Block to Block (post-punk)
85. Métal Urbain | Les hommes morts sont dangereux (electro-punk)
86. Kool & the Gang | Something Special (funk)
87. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft | Alles Ist Gut (industrial)
88. X | Wild Gift (punk rock)
89. Meredith Monk | Dolmen Music (modern classical)
90. Vainica Doble | El tigre del Guadarrama (folk, pop, rock)
91. The Associates | Fourth Drawer Down (new wave, experimental)
92. The Exploited | Punks Not Dead. (punk rock)
93. Carla Bley | Social Studies (jazz)
94. Stevie Nicks | Bella Donna (folk-rock)
95. The Moody Blues | Long Distance Voyager (pop-rock, prog rock)
96. T.S.O.L. | Dance with Me (hardcore punk, goth rock)
97. Various Artists | A Christmas Record (new wave, post-punk, electro-punk)
98. However | Sudden Dusk (prog rock, jazz-rock)
99. Men at Work | Business as Usual (new wave)
100. Mathématiques modernes | Les Visiteurs du soir (new wave)
101. The Rolling Stones | Tattoo You (blues, rock)
102. Scientist | Scientist Meets the Space Invaders (reggae, dub)
103. Frank Zappa | You Are What You Is (comedy rock)
104. Soft Cell | Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (new wave, synthpop)
105. Praying Mantis | Time Tells No Lies (hard rock, heavy metal)
106. Scars | Author! Author! (post-punk)
107. Jaco Pastorius | Word of Mouth (jazz)
108. Iron Maiden | Killers (heavy metal)
109. The dB's | Stands for Decibels (jangle pop)
110. Def Leppard | High 'n' Dry (heavy metal)
111. Minor Threat | In My Eyes (hardcore punk)
112. The Birthday Party | Prayers on Fire (post-punk)
113. The Comsat Angels | Sleep No More (post-punk)
114. This Heat | Deceit (experimental)
115. Eloy | Planets (prog rock)
116. The Police | Ghost in the Machine (new wave, reggae)
117. Genesis | Abacab (prog rock, synthpop)
118. Massacre | Killing Time (math rock)
119. Modus | 99 zápaliek (pop)
120. Bobby Womack | The Poet (soul)
121. Public Image Ltd. | The Flowers of Romance (post-punk)
122. Ozzy Osbourne | Diary of a Madman (heavy metal)
123. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly | Live in New Orleans (funk)
124. Pretenders | Pretenders II (jangle pop, rock)
125. Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine | Dernières balises (avant mutation) (new wave, folk-rock)
126. The Dead Boys | Night of the Living Dead Boys (punk rock)
127. The Sound | From the Lions Mouth (post-punk)
128. The Beat/The English Beat | Wha'ppen? (new wave, reggae)
129. Scientist | Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (reggae, dub)
130. Factrix | Scheintot (industrial)
131. Rova Saxophone Quartet | As Was (jazz, free improvisation)
132. Ebba Grön | Kärlek & uppror (punk rock)
133. Dr. John | Plays Mac Rebennack (New Orleans blues)
134. Eskaton | 4 Visions (prog rock, zeuhl)
135. Film | Novo!Novo!Novo! Još jučer samo na filmu a sada i u vašoj glavi (post-punk)
136. Al Green | Tokyo Live (soul)
137. INU | Meshi Kū Na! [メシ喰うな!] (punk rock)
138. The Undertones | Positive Touch (new wave)
139. Echo and the Bunnymen | Heaven Up Here (post-punk)
140. ABBA | The Visitors (pop)
141. The Neville Brothers | Fiyo on the Bayou (funk)
142. Samson | Shock Tactics (heavy metal)
143. Idoli | VIS Idoli (post-punk)
144. The Cars | Shake It Up (pop-rock, new wave)
145. Joe Jackson | Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive (vocal jazz)
146. Journey | Captured (hard rock, AOR)
147. Graceful Dead | Reckoning (country)
148. Mink DeVille | Coup de Grâce (rockabilly, ballads)
149. Merle Haggard | Big City (country)
150. The Gun Club | Fire of Love (blues-rock, post-punk)
151. Television Personalities | …And Don't the Kids Just Love It (indie pop)
152. Wipers | Youth of America (post-punk)
153. Demon | Night of the Demon (hard rock)
154. The Cramps | Psychedelic Jungle (garage rock)
155. D.O.A. | Hardcore '81 (hardcore punk)
156. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | Hard Promises (folk-rock)
157. The Replacements | Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash (hardcore punk)
158. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft | Gold und Liebe (industrial)
159. Jean Michel Jarre | Les Chants magnétiques/Magnetic Fields (electronic, ambient)
160. Black Sabbath | Mob Rules (heavy metal)
161. Cabaret Voltaire | Red Mecca (industrial)
162. Go-Go's | Beauty and the Beat (new wave)
163. Pat Benatar | Precious Time (hard rock, AOR)
164. Loverboy | Get Lucky (AOR, new wave)
165. Agent Orange | Living in Darkness (hardcore punk)
166. B.B. King | There Must Be a Better World Somewhere (blues)
167. New Order | Movement (post-punk)
168. Altered Images | Happy Birthday (indie pop)
169. Twelfth Night | Live at the Target (prog rock)
170. Mötley Crüe | Too Fast for Love (glam metal)
171. La Souris Déglinguée | La Souris Déglinguée (punk rock)
172. Al Jarreau | Breakin' Away (soul, vocal jazz)
173. Zero Boys | Vicious Circle (hardcore punk)
174. Prince | Controversy (funk)
175. George Strait | Strait Country (country)
176. The dB's | Repercussion (jangle pop)
177. Pete Shelley | Homosapien (new wave)
178. Liaisons dangereuses | Liaisons dangereuses (industrial)
179. Chris & Cosey | Heartbeat (industrial, synthpop)
180. Liquid Liquid | Liquid Liquid (dance-punk)
181. Madness | 7 (ska, new wave)
182. Teena Marie | It Must Be Magic (soul)
183. Was (Not Was) | Was (Not Was) (new wave, experimental)
184. The Fall | Slates (post-punk)
185. Killing Joke | What's THIS For…! (post-punk)
186. Derek Bailey | Aida (free improvisation)
187. UFO | The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent (hard rock)
188. Cecil Taylor | It Is in the Brewing Luminous (jazz)
189. The Cure | Faith (goth rock)
190. Bill Evans | You Must Believe in Spring (jazz)
191. Robyn Hitchcock | Black Snake Dîamond Röle (jangle pop, garage rock)
192. Josef K | The Only Fun in Town (post-punk)
193. Girls at Our Best! | Pleasure (post-punk)
194. Simple Minds | Sons and Fascination (new wave)
195. Minutemen | The Punch Line (hardcore punk)
196. Tom Verlaine | Dreamtime (art rock)
197. The Durutti Column | LC (post-punk, ambient)
198. Max Roach | Chattahoochee Red (jazz)
199. Rush | Exit…Stage Left (prog rock, hard rock)
200. Ludus | The Seduction (indie pop)
201. Various Artists | Heavy Metal – Music from the Motion Picture (heavy metal, hard rock, AOR, new wave)
202. The Teardrop Explodes | Wilder (psychedelic rock)
203. The J. Geils Band | Freeze Frame
204. Van Halen | Fair Warning (hard rock, heavy metal)
205. Gang of Four | Solid Gold (post-punk)
206. Nico | Drama of Exile (post-punk)
207. Tygers of Pan Tang | Crazy Nights (heavy metal)
208. Circus Mort | Circus Mort (post-punk)
209. Alan Vega | Collision Drive (art rock, rockabilly)
210. Chrome | Blood on the Moon (industrial)
211. The Jacksons | The Jacksons Live! (funk, pop)
212. Depeche Mode | Speak & Spell (synthpop)
213. Jack DeJohnette | Tin Can Alley (jazz)
214. DNA | A Taste of DNA (post-punk, no wave)
215. ZZ Top | El Loco (blues-rock)
216. Teddy Pendergrass | It's Time for Love (soul)
217. Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays | As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls (ambient)
218. Hanoi Rocks | Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks (punk rock, glam metal)
219. Discharge | Why (hardcore punk)
220. Yellow Magic Orchestra | BGM (electronic, synthpop)
221. Ramones | Pleasant Dreams (punk rock)
222. Duran Duran | Duran Duran (new wave)
223. A Certain Ratio | To Each… (post-punk)
224. Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen | Looking at Bird (jazz)
225. Električni orgazam | Električni orgazam (post-punk, electro-punk)
226. The Slits | Return of the Giant Slits (post-punk)
227. Jennifer Lara | Studio One Presents Jennifer Lara (reggae)
228. The Residents | Mark of the Mole (experimental, industrial)
229. Iron Maiden | Maiden Japan (heavy metal)
230. The Who | Face Dances (pop-rock)
231. Rip Rig + Panic | God (experimental)
232. AC/DC | For Those About to Rock We Salute You (hard rock)
233. Motörhead & Girlschool | St. Valentine's Day Massacre (hard rock)
234. Adam and the Ants | Prince Charming (new wave)
235. Cabaret Voltaire | Live at the Lyceum (industrial)
236. Gaskin | End of the World (heavy metal)
237. Dead Kennedys | In God We Trust, Inc. (hardcore punk)
238. Joy Division | Still (post-punk)
239. The Stranglers | La Folie (new wave)
240. Eurythmics | In the Garden (new wave)
241. The Sugarhill Gang | 8th Wonder (hip-hop)
242. Wire | Document and Eyewitness (post-punk)
243. Second Layer | World of Rubber (experimental, electronic)
244. Ludus | Pickpocket (indie pop)
245. Tuxedomoon | Desire (ambient)
246. Liquid Liquid | Successive Reflexes (dance-punk)
247. Thee Milkshakes | Talkin' Bout… Milkshakes (garage rock)
248. The Flying Lizards | Fourth Wall (post-punk)
249. Indoor Life | Indoor Life (post-punk)
250. AMM | The Crypt: 12th June 1968 (experimental, free improvisation)

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by jade.palooka » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:15 pm

Pierre wrote:I tried to use this poll for an experiment that failed completely, but it was interesting nonetheless.

I agree too that saying a year is weaker than any other is probably the result of misinformation, even for the more recent ones which I believe simply indicate that the Pitchfork favourite music styles and acts are simply a generation having run its course, and we don't know yet where to look instead. For 1981, I still understand where people criticizing this year are coming from; according to what I've learned from this massive listening (which, I announce already, I won't do again), it was a year that combined several unusual phenomena: many an important act that year, with the usual exceptions, released a sophomore or further album that was noticeably inferior to its/their immediate predecessor(s); the veteran acts were in the process of trying to adapt to the new production techniques of the nascent 1980s with varying degrees of success; and the music styles peaking (artistically, commercial is another story) at that time were post-punk and assimilated subgenres on one hand, and the NWOBHM on the other. Not the sexiest music styles there ever were! That said, the first synthpop and AOR acts seized this opportunity to release the first real classics in these genres, and I guess that this situation was part of the matrix of the commercial sound of the 1980s, while the artistic achievements of Glenn Branca, Mission of Burma or other no wave acts on the alternative scene were critical in the establishment of the Sub Pop sound. 1981 is a year for diggers, but an enlightening one for people interested in 1980s music IMO.



Top 250 streamable albums of 1981 that I listened to

1. Japan | Tin Drum (new wave, experimental)
2. Rickie Lee Jones | Pirates (folk-rock)
3. Glenn Branca | The Ascension (post-punk, no wave)
4. TC Matic | TC Matic (post-punk)
5. Siouxsie and the Banshees | Juju (post-punk, goth rock)
6. Rush | Moving Pictures (prog rock, hard rock)
7. The Human League | Dare (new wave, synthpop)
8. Mission of Burma | Signals, Calls and Marches (post-punk)
9. Phil Collins | Face Value (pop, prog rock)
10. The Psychedelic Furs | Talk Talk Talk (new wave)
11. Los Jaivas | Alturas de Machu Picchu (prog rock)
12. Squeeze | East Side Story (new wave)
13. Luther Vandross | Never Too Much (soul)
14. Crass | Penis Envy (punk rock)
15. Marquis de Sade | Rue de Siam (post-punk)
16. Black Flag | Damaged (hardcore punk)
17. Dick Gaughan | Handful of Earth (folk)
18. Franco Battiato | La voce del padrone (pop)
19. Charlélie Couture | Poèmes rock (new wave, blues, rock)
20. John Carpenter | Escape from New York (electronic, soundtrack)
21. Eiichi Ohtaki [大瀧詠一] | A Long Vacation (new wave)
22. David Lindley | El Rayo-X (garage rock, reggae)
23. Terje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous & Jack DeJohnette | To Be Continued (jazz, ambient)
24. Maanam | Maanam (post-punk)
25. Alain Bashung | Pizza (new wave)
26. Univers Zéro | Ceux du dehors (prog rock)
27. Vasco Rossi | Siamo solo noi (new wave)
28. Sun Ra | Sunrise in Different Dimensions (jazz)
29. John Williams | Raiders of the Lost Ark (orchestral, soundtrack)
30. Motörhead | No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith (hard rock, heavy metal)
31. Fela Kuti | Coffin for Head of State (funk, afro-beat)
32. Journey | Escape (hard rock, AOR)
33. Penguin Cafe Orchestra | Penguin Cafe Orchestra (chamber pop, folk)
34. Raven | Rock Until You Drop (heavy metal)
35. Tygers of Pan Tang | Spellbound (heavy metal)
36. Charlélie Couture | Pochette surprise (new wave, reggae, blues, rock)
37. Minor Threat | Minor Threat (hardcore punk)
38. Andrés Soto | Andres Soto/Para El Carmen (folk)
39. Heaven 17 | Penthouse and Pavement (new wave, synthpop)
40. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts | I Love Rock 'n Roll (hard rock)
41. Patrick Cowley | Megatron Man (electronic, new wave)
42. The Lounge Lizards | The Lounge Lizards (post-punk, jazz)
43. Saxon | Denim and Leather (heavy metal)
44. Eek-A-Mouse | Wa-Do-Dem (reggae)
45. The Raincoats | Odyshape (post-punk)
46. Foreigner | 4 (AOR)
47. Adolescents | Adolescents (punk rock)
48. Billy Joel | Songs in the Attic (pop)
49. Riot | Fire Down Under (heavy metal)
50. Šarlo Akrobata | Bistriji ili tuplji čovek biva kad... (post-punk)
51. Kraftwerk | Komputerwelt/Computer World (electronic, krautrock)
52. Brian Eno & David Byrne | My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (electronic, experimental)
53. Material | Memory Serves (dance-punk)
54. Yellow Magic Orchestra | Technodelic (electronic, synthpop)
55. Frank Zappa | Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar (guitar hero)
56. Black Uhuru | Red (reggae)
57. Grace Jones | Nightclubbing (new wave)
58. Electric Light Orchestra | (new wave, prog rock)
59. Saga | Worlds Apart (prog rock, AOR)
60. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | Architecture & Morality (synthpop)
61. Tom Tom Club | Tom Tom Club (new wave)
62. Girlschool | Hit and Run (heavy metal)
63. Vangelis | Chariots of Fire (electronic, soundtrack)
64. Venom | Welcome to Hell (heavy metal)
65. Suicide | Half Alive (electro-punk)
66. Au Pairs | Playing with a Different Sex (post-punk)
67. Bauhaus | Mask (goth rock)
68. Blue Öyster Cult | Fire of Unknown Origin (hard rock, prog rock)
69. The Clean | Boodle Boodle Boodle (post-punk)
70. Wall of Voodoo | Dark Continent (new wave)
71. Doe Maar | Skunk (reggae, new wave)
72. Fela Kuti | Original Suffer Head (funk, afro-beat)
73. Von LMO | Future Language (space rock, comedy)
74. Nazareth | 'Snaz (hard rock)
75. Elvis Costello and the Attractions | Trust (new wave)
76. Rick James | Street Songs (funk)
77. Alain Chamfort | Amour année zéro (new wave, pop)
78. Camel | Nude (prog rock)
79. Styx | Paradise Theatre (pop-rock, AOR)
80. Električni Orgazam, Idoli & Šarlo Akrobata | Paket aranžman (post-punk)
81. Marvin Gaye | In Our Lifetime (soul)
82. Can | Delay 1968 (krautrock, psychedelic rock)
83. Clock DVA | Thirst (post-punk)
84. De Press | Block to Block (post-punk)
85. Métal Urbain | Les hommes morts sont dangereux (electro-punk)
86. Kool & the Gang | Something Special (funk)
87. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft | Alles Ist Gut (industrial)
88. X | Wild Gift (punk rock)
89. Meredith Monk | Dolmen Music (modern classical)
90. Vainica Doble | El tigre del Guadarrama (folk, pop, rock)
91. The Associates | Fourth Drawer Down (new wave, experimental)
92. The Exploited | Punks Not Dead. (punk rock)
93. Carla Bley | Social Studies (jazz)
94. Stevie Nicks | Bella Donna (folk-rock)
95. The Moody Blues | Long Distance Voyager (pop-rock, prog rock)
96. T.S.O.L. | Dance with Me (hardcore punk, goth rock)
97. Various Artists | A Christmas Record (new wave, post-punk, electro-punk)
98. However | Sudden Dusk (prog rock, jazz-rock)
99. Men at Work | Business as Usual (new wave)
100. Mathématiques modernes | Les Visiteurs du soir (new wave)
101. The Rolling Stones | Tattoo You (blues, rock)
102. Scientist | Scientist Meets the Space Invaders (reggae, dub)
103. Frank Zappa | You Are What You Is (comedy rock)
104. Soft Cell | Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (new wave, synthpop)
105. Praying Mantis | Time Tells No Lies (hard rock, heavy metal)
106. Scars | Author! Author! (post-punk)
107. Jaco Pastorius | Word of Mouth (jazz)
108. Iron Maiden | Killers (heavy metal)
109. The dB's | Stands for Decibels (jangle pop)
110. Def Leppard | High 'n' Dry (heavy metal)
111. Minor Threat | In My Eyes (hardcore punk)
112. The Birthday Party | Prayers on Fire (post-punk)
113. The Comsat Angels | Sleep No More (post-punk)
114. This Heat | Deceit (experimental)
115. Eloy | Planets (prog rock)
116. The Police | Ghost in the Machine (new wave, reggae)
117. Genesis | Abacab (prog rock, synthpop)
118. Massacre | Killing Time (math rock)
119. Modus | 99 zápaliek (pop)
120. Bobby Womack | The Poet (soul)
121. Public Image Ltd. | The Flowers of Romance (post-punk)
122. Ozzy Osbourne | Diary of a Madman (heavy metal)
123. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly | Live in New Orleans (funk)
124. Pretenders | Pretenders II (jangle pop, rock)
125. Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine | Dernières balises (avant mutation) (new wave, folk-rock)
126. The Dead Boys | Night of the Living Dead Boys (punk rock)
127. The Sound | From the Lions Mouth (post-punk)
128. The Beat/The English Beat | Wha'ppen? (new wave, reggae)
129. Scientist | Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (reggae, dub)
130. Factrix | Scheintot (industrial)
131. Rova Saxophone Quartet | As Was (jazz, free improvisation)
132. Ebba Grön | Kärlek & uppror (punk rock)
133. Dr. John | Plays Mac Rebennack (New Orleans blues)
134. Eskaton | 4 Visions (prog rock, zeuhl)
135. Film | Novo!Novo!Novo! Još jučer samo na filmu a sada i u vašoj glavi (post-punk)
136. Al Green | Tokyo Live (soul)
137. INU | Meshi Kū Na! [メシ喰うな!] (punk rock)
138. The Undertones | Positive Touch (new wave)
139. Echo and the Bunnymen | Heaven Up Here (post-punk)
140. ABBA | The Visitors (pop)
141. The Neville Brothers | Fiyo on the Bayou (funk)
142. Samson | Shock Tactics (heavy metal)
143. Idoli | VIS Idoli (post-punk)
144. The Cars | Shake It Up (pop-rock, new wave)
145. Joe Jackson | Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive (vocal jazz)
146. Journey | Captured (hard rock, AOR)
147. Graceful Dead | Reckoning (country)
148. Mink DeVille | Coup de Grâce (rockabilly, ballads)
149. Merle Haggard | Big City (country)
150. The Gun Club | Fire of Love (blues-rock, post-punk)
151. Television Personalities | …And Don't the Kids Just Love It (indie pop)
152. Wipers | Youth of America (post-punk)
153. Demon | Night of the Demon (hard rock)
154. The Cramps | Psychedelic Jungle (garage rock)
155. D.O.A. | Hardcore '81 (hardcore punk)
156. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | Hard Promises (folk-rock)
157. The Replacements | Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash (hardcore punk)
158. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft | Gold und Liebe (industrial)
159. Jean Michel Jarre | Les Chants magnétiques/Magnetic Fields (electronic, ambient)
160. Black Sabbath | Mob Rules (heavy metal)
161. Cabaret Voltaire | Red Mecca (industrial)
162. Go-Go's | Beauty and the Beat (new wave)
163. Pat Benatar | Precious Time (hard rock, AOR)
164. Loverboy | Get Lucky (AOR, new wave)
165. Agent Orange | Living in Darkness (hardcore punk)
166. B.B. King | There Must Be a Better World Somewhere (blues)
167. New Order | Movement (post-punk)
168. Altered Images | Happy Birthday (indie pop)
169. Twelfth Night | Live at the Target (prog rock)
170. Mötley Crüe | Too Fast for Love (glam metal)
171. La Souris Déglinguée | La Souris Déglinguée (punk rock)
172. Al Jarreau | Breakin' Away (soul, vocal jazz)
173. Zero Boys | Vicious Circle (hardcore punk)
174. Prince | Controversy (funk)
175. George Strait | Strait Country (country)
176. The dB's | Repercussion (jangle pop)
177. Pete Shelley | Homosapien (new wave)
178. Liaisons dangereuses | Liaisons dangereuses (industrial)
179. Chris & Cosey | Heartbeat (industrial, synthpop)
180. Liquid Liquid | Liquid Liquid (dance-punk)
181. Madness | 7 (ska, new wave)
182. Teena Marie | It Must Be Magic (soul)
183. Was (Not Was) | Was (Not Was) (new wave, experimental)
184. The Fall | Slates (post-punk)
185. Killing Joke | What's THIS For…! (post-punk)
186. Derek Bailey | Aida (free improvisation)
187. UFO | The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent (hard rock)
188. Cecil Taylor | It Is in the Brewing Luminous (jazz)
189. The Cure | Faith (goth rock)
190. Bill Evans | You Must Believe in Spring (jazz)
191. Robyn Hitchcock | Black Snake Dîamond Röle (jangle pop, garage rock)
192. Josef K | The Only Fun in Town (post-punk)
193. Girls at Our Best! | Pleasure (post-punk)
194. Simple Minds | Sons and Fascination (new wave)
195. Minutemen | The Punch Line (hardcore punk)
196. Tom Verlaine | Dreamtime (art rock)
197. The Durutti Column | LC (post-punk, ambient)
198. Max Roach | Chattahoochee Red (jazz)
199. Rush | Exit…Stage Left (prog rock, hard rock)
200. Ludus | The Seduction (indie pop)
201. Various Artists | Heavy Metal – Music from the Motion Picture (heavy metal, hard rock, AOR, new wave)
202. The Teardrop Explodes | Wilder (psychedelic rock)
203. The J. Geils Band | Freeze Frame
204. Van Halen | Fair Warning (hard rock, heavy metal)
205. Gang of Four | Solid Gold (post-punk)
206. Nico | Drama of Exile (post-punk)
207. Tygers of Pan Tang | Crazy Nights (heavy metal)
208. Circus Mort | Circus Mort (post-punk)
209. Alan Vega | Collision Drive (art rock, rockabilly)
210. Chrome | Blood on the Moon (industrial)
211. The Jacksons | The Jacksons Live! (funk, pop)
212. Depeche Mode | Speak & Spell (synthpop)
213. Jack DeJohnette | Tin Can Alley (jazz)
214. DNA | A Taste of DNA (post-punk, no wave)
215. ZZ Top | El Loco (blues-rock)
216. Teddy Pendergrass | It's Time for Love (soul)
217. Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays | As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls (ambient)
218. Hanoi Rocks | Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks (punk rock, glam metal)
219. Discharge | Why (hardcore punk)
220. Yellow Magic Orchestra | BGM (electronic, synthpop)
221. Ramones | Pleasant Dreams (punk rock)
222. Duran Duran | Duran Duran (new wave)
223. A Certain Ratio | To Each… (post-punk)
224. Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen | Looking at Bird (jazz)
225. Električni orgazam | Električni orgazam (post-punk, electro-punk)
226. The Slits | Return of the Giant Slits (post-punk)
227. Jennifer Lara | Studio One Presents Jennifer Lara (reggae)
228. The Residents | Mark of the Mole (experimental, industrial)
229. Iron Maiden | Maiden Japan (heavy metal)
230. The Who | Face Dances (pop-rock)
231. Rip Rig + Panic | God (experimental)
232. AC/DC | For Those About to Rock We Salute You (hard rock)
233. Motörhead & Girlschool | St. Valentine's Day Massacre (hard rock)
234. Adam and the Ants | Prince Charming (new wave)
235. Cabaret Voltaire | Live at the Lyceum (industrial)
236. Gaskin | End of the World (heavy metal)
237. Dead Kennedys | In God We Trust, Inc. (hardcore punk)
238. Joy Division | Still (post-punk)
239. The Stranglers | La Folie (new wave)
240. Eurythmics | In the Garden (new wave)
241. The Sugarhill Gang | 8th Wonder (hip-hop)
242. Wire | Document and Eyewitness (post-punk)
243. Second Layer | World of Rubber (experimental, electronic)
244. Ludus | Pickpocket (indie pop)
245. Tuxedomoon | Desire (ambient)
246. Liquid Liquid | Successive Reflexes (dance-punk)
247. Thee Milkshakes | Talkin' Bout… Milkshakes (garage rock)
248. The Flying Lizards | Fourth Wall (post-punk)
249. Indoor Life | Indoor Life (post-punk)
250. AMM | The Crypt: 12th June 1968 (experimental, free improvisation)
aka in other words: 1981 is the best day ever
i rest my case
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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Emerald » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:30 am

Songs:

1. Soft Cell - Tainted Love
2. Kraftwerk - Computer Love
3. The Specials – Ghost Town
4. The Stranglers - Golden Brown
5. Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
6. R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
7. Rick James - Give It to Me Baby
8. Kraftwerk - Pocket Calculator
9. Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen
10. Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
11. Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
12. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel
13. Kool & the Gang – Get Down on It
14. Duran Duran - Planet Earth
15. Duran Duran - Girls On Film

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Jap123 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:27 pm

Top 65 Songs:


1) Japan - Ghosts
2) Mission Of Burma - That's When I Reach For My Revolver
3) Black Flag - Rise Above
4) The Human League - Seconds
5) New Order - Ceremony
6) Bruce Springsteen - Be True
7) Wipers - Youth Of America
8) Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
9) Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
10) The Stranglers - Golden Brown
11) Orchestral Manouvres In The Dark - Souvenir
12) R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
13) Soft Cell - Tainted Love
14) The Who - You Better You Bet
15) Flipper - Sex Bomb
16) The Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink
17) The Birthday Party - Release The Bats
18) Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
19) The Dbs - Big Brown Eyes
20) Television Personalities - This Angry Silence
21) Hall And Oates - I Can't Go For That
22) Rod Stewart - Young Turks
23) Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
24) Laurie Anderson - O Superman
25) Television Personalities - Look Back In Anger
26) Stevie Nicks - Edge Of Seventeen
27) Bob Dylan - Every Grain Of Sand
28) Adam And The Ants - Stand And Deliver
29) Kim Wilde - Cambodia
30) Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love
31) R.E.M. - Sitting Still
32) Squeeze - Tempted
33) The Clean - Tally Ho
34) Madness - It Must Be Love
35) Minor Threat - Straight Edge
36) The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
37) Minor Threat - Minor Threat
38) X - Adult Books
39) The Human League - Don't You Want Me
40) Grandmaster Flash - The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel
41) The J Geils Band - Centerfold
42) Roseanne Cash - seven Year ache
43) Roxy Music - Jealous Guy
44) The Go-Gos - Our Lips Are Sealed
45) Queen And David Bowie - Under Pressure
46) Dead Kennedys - Too Drunk To Fuck
47) Stray Cats - Rock This Town
48) Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
49) Men At Work - Down Under
50) Fela Kuti - Coffin For Head Of State
51) The Gun Club - Sex Beat
52) Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut
53) Scritti Politti - The Sweetest Girl
54) ESG - Moody
55) The Teardrop Explodes - Reward
56) Taana Gardner - Heartbeat
57) Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight
58) The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
59) Duran Duran - Girls On Film
60) Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - I Love Rock And Roll
61) The Human League - Love Action
62) Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
63) Rush - Tom Sawyer
64) Rick James - Super Freak
65) The Specials - Ghost Town

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Bang Jan » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:03 pm

Albums:

1 | The Sound | From the Lion's Mouth
2 | This Heat | Deceit
3 | Wipers | Youth of America
4 | Glenn Branca | The Ascension
5 | Rush | Moving Pictures

Songs:

1 | Laurie Anderson | O Superman
2 | Wipers | Youth of America
3 | The Sound | Winning
4 | This Heat | Paper Hats
5 | Queen and David Bowie | Under Pressure
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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Depeche Mode » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:11 pm

Songs:

1. Maanam – Boskie Buenos
2. Accept – Can’t Stand the Night
3. Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight
4. Depeche Mode – Photographic
5. The Cure – The Holy Hour
6. Maanam – Miłość jest Cudowna
7. Black Sabbath – The Mob Rules
8. Mission of Burma – That’s When I Reach My Revolver
9. Depeche Mode – I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead
10. Maanam – Żądza Pieniądza

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by Rob » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:22 pm

1. Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight
2. Bob Dylan – Every Grain of Sand
3. John Williams – The Raiders March (Indiana Jones Theme)
4. The Stranglers – Golden Brown
5. Laurie Anderson – O Superman
6. Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure
7. Vangelis – Chariots of Fire
8. The Nails – 88 Lines About 44 Women
9. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – I Love Rock ‘N Roll
10. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)
11. Soft Cell – Tainted Love
12. The Specials – Ghost Town
13. Men At Work – Down Under
14. Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
15. Rush – Tom Sawyer

An odd year for sure. Not only did the only true masterpiece come from the unlikely Phil Collins, who hasn't made a song with a comparable level of artistry, mystery or depth anywhere else in his career, but it also a year that has a strange appreciation for me. I love all these songs above and there are about 10 that just failed to make the list that are equally worthy. By far most of these also do well with the critics and I think there might be another year where the critic's list matches up with mine more (generally speaking, the actual order of songs is different). On the other hand, getting through the AM list for 1981 turned out to be a slog after passing the peak. So after 25 and especially 35 there was hardly a song left that I thought worth noting. This was the year where the new wave was slowly turning into the slick eighties pop that I never cared for. But at least the above are really great.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Post by phil » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:28 pm

Songs:
1 | Soft Cell | Tainted Love
2 | Mission of Burma | That’s When I Reach for My Revolver
3 | Dick Gaughan | Erin Go Bragh
4 | The Specials | Ghost Town
5 | Men At Work | Down Under
6 | The Stranglers | Golden Brown
7 | Dick Gaughan | Workers' Song
8 | Rosanne Cash | Seven Year Ache
9 | Girls At Our Best! | Goodbye to That Jazz
10 | Dick Gaughan | Both Sides the Tweed
11 | Mission of Burma | Outlaw
12 | Au Pairs | Headache for Michelle
13 | R.E.M. | Radio Free Europe
14 | Dick Gaughan | The Snows They Melt the Soonest
15 | Mission of Burma | All World Cowboy Romance
16 | Mission of Burma | This Is Not a Photograph
17 | Dick Gaughan | Scojun Waltz / Randers Hopsa
18 | Phil Collins | In the Air Tonight
19 | Bob Dylan | Every Grain of Sand
20 | Doe Maar | Smoorverliefd
21 | Rosanne Cash | Blue Moon With Heartache
22 | Madness | It Must Be Love
23 | Dick Gaughan | Song for Ireland
24 | The Psychedelic Furs | Pretty In Pink
25 | Mission of Burma | Red
26 | The Human League | Don't You Want Me
27 | Dick Gaughan | Now Westlin Winds
28 | Split Enz | History Never Repeats
29 | The Cure | Charlotte Sometimes
30 | Au Pairs | It’s Obvious
31 | Duran Duran | Planet Earth
32 | New Order | Ceremony
33 | Dick Gaughan | Lough Erne / First Kiss at Parting
34 | The Stranglers | La Folie
35 | The Teardrop Explodes | Reward

Albums:
1 | Mission of Burma | Signals, Calls & Marches EP
2 | Dick Gaughan | Handful Of Earth
3 | Au Pairs | Playing With A Different Sex
4 | Girls At Our Best | Pleasure
5 | Rosanne Cash | Seven Year Ache
6 | The Cure | Faith
7 | Bob Dylan | Shot Of Love
8 | Penguin Cafe Orchestra | Penguin Cafe Orchestra
9 | Men At Work | Business As Usual
10 | The Stranglers | La Folie

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