1981’s ‘Nightclubbing’ was the second of a quick-fire brace of releases that transformed Grace Jones’s image.
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.
A symbol of youthful spirit at the dawn of Thatcherism, Dexys Midnight Runners’ debut ‘Searching For The Young Soul Rebels’ is still remarkably fresh.
Gothic, emotionally ravaged and spectacularly beautiful, The Cure released their finest album ‘Disintegration’ in 1989.
A debut album that captured the imaginations of a generation, ‘The Stone Roses’ turns 30.
New Order’s 1989 LP ‘Technique’ was the final instalment in a dazzling run of exceptional singles and albums in the Eighties.
‘Straight Outta Compton’, the incendiary 1988 debut album by N.W.A, has defined 30 years of hip-hop in a way that no other album or artist has.
Guns N’ Roses first album ‘Appetite For Destruction’ is still the highest-selling debut in American history, and caused an upheaval in rock and youth culture.
Prince’s 1987 masterpiece ‘Sign O’ The Times’ was arguably the last of its kind – the four-sided vinyl blowout.