The sound of youthful idealism hitting the reality of experience, Bruce Springsteen’s epic 1980 record ‘The River’ earns every minute of its double album status.
An entrancing hybrid of Western rock and African musical traditions that appealed to the soul as well as the brain, Talking Heads’ 1980 album ‘Remain In Light’ remains a beacon of inspiration.
Kicking off his 1980s in superb fashion, David Bowie’s ‘Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)’ was a perfect balance of
A key milestone in the development of West Coast punk, ‘Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables’ was an energetic, technically accomplished and politically switched-on debut.
The magnificent epitaph for Ian Curtis and Joy Division, ‘Closer’ is a bleak and beautiful masterpiece that very few have subsequently equalled.
A symbol of youthful spirit at the dawn of Thatcherism, Dexys Midnight Runners’ debut ‘Searching For The Young Soul Rebels’ is still remarkably fresh.
A milestone in the development of British indie in 1980 because of its quiet economy, ‘Colossal Youth’ was the only album from the short-lived Young Marble Giants.
40 years after its release, ‘London Calling’ still stands as the album that signposted a departure from the restrictions and solipsism of first-wave punk.
Although ‘The Wall’ was an extraordinary accomplishment, Roger Waters’ masterpiece effectively signaled the end of Pink Floyd’s classic line-up.
Very little else rivals Public Image Ltd.’s 1979 album ‘Metal Box’ as a more complete expression of everything that post-punk could be.