The album that sums up the 80's decade

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  1. everydayslikesunday

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    Right, not the best album from the 80's necessarily but an album that best represents the decade.

    Personally I would pick either ABC - Lexicon of Love or Duran Duran - Rio

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Please - Pet Shop Boys
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  4. everydayslikesunday

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    Personally, I would have picked 'Actually' instead of 'Please' as it has a more decadent feel to it.
     
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    Gotta be Thriller, right? That album was everything and everywhere and cemented MJ as global icon, matched by no one. Helped propel MTV, as well. Another 80s phenomenon.
     
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    Seconded
     
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    We have to mention a-ha - Hunting High and Low. What a beauty that is. So is Scoundrel Days. Such an underrated band. When they’re at their very best, few bands can beat them when it comes to atmospheric and melancholy pop. And these two albums really screams 80’s.
     
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    Too hard for me to decide based on albums (or only one artist).
    So here's some of the individual songs that answer this for me:


    The Human League - DON'T YOU WANT ME - 1981


    Duran Duran - SAVE A PRAYER - 1982


    Kajagoogoo - TOO SHY - 1983


    Howard Jones - LIKE TO GET TO KNOW YOU WELL- 1984


    Tears For Fears - HEAD OVER HEELS - 1985


    Pet Shop Boys - WEST END GIRLS - 1986


    Depeche Mode - BEHIND THE WHEEL - 1987


    The Church - UNDER THE MILKY WAY - 1988

    https://youtu.be/hXCKLJGLENs
    The Cure - LOVESONG - 1989
     
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  17. drag me down

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    'Now That's What I Call Music'. But seriously, I liked Easy Pieces by Lloyd Cole and The Commotion. I don't know whether it summed up the 80s though. Edit: Until recently, I had all of the Now albums. I've kept the early vinyl ones from the 80s.
     
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  18. everydayslikesunday

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    I've been listening to Easy Pieces all this week, I think it is seriously under rated. Some of Lloyd Cole's lyrics are good enough to be on a Morrissey album.
     
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    I'm impressed evennow. Very underrated.
     
  20. Anonymous

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    Firstly appreciate the prompt to revisit this great album.....under=rated definatley but maybe, for me anyway,doesnt sum up the 80s more than both Rattlesnakes and Prefabs Sprouts Steve McQueen or Two Wheels Good as our American friends know it as...production on both those albums exude the 80's in a really good way that I miss on albums released now.
     
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