Top 9 Albums of the 1980s

Here is the “sequel” to yesterday’s post. As the title suggests, this is the Top 9 albums that were released in the 1980s by order of preference.

1. Joshua Tree
U2
Released in March 1987 by Island.
Produced by Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois
Highlights:
Where the Streets Have No Name. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For. With or Without You. Bullet the Blue Sky. In God’s Country.

2. Operation Mindcrime

Queensryche
Released in May 1988 by EMI.
Produced by Peter Collins
Highlights:
Revolution Calling. Operation Mindcrime. Spreading the Disease. I Don’t Believe in Love. Eyes of a Stranger.

3, Sonic Temple

The Cult
Released in April 1989 by Beggars Banquet/Sire
Produced by Bob Rock
Highlights:
Sun King. Fire Woman. Edie (Ciao Baby). Sweet Soul Sister.

4. Synchronicity

The Police
Released in June 1983 by A&M
Produced by The Police & Hugh Padgham
Highlights:
Synchronicity. Synchronicity 2. Every Breath You Take. King of Pain. Wrapped Around Your Finger.

5. Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden

Released in June 1986 by EMI
Produced by Martin Birch
Highlights:
Caught Somewhere in Time. Wasted Years. Heaven Can Wait. Stranger in a Strange Land. Alexander the Great.

6. 5150
Van Halen

Released in March 1986 by Warner Brothers Records
Produced by Mick Jones, Donn Landee, Eddie Van Halen & Van Halen
Highlights:
Why Can’t This Be Love. Dreams. Best of Both Worlds. Love Walks In.

7. No Control
Bad Religion

Released in November 1989 by Epitaph
Produced by Bad Religion
Highlights:
Change of Ideas. No Control. I Want to Conquer the World. Sanity.

8. Doolittle
Pixies

Released in April 1989 by 4AD/Elektra
Produced by Gil Norton
Highlights:
Debase. Wave of Mutilation. Here Comes Your Man. Monkey Gone to Heaven.

9. Enjoy!
Descendents

Released in 1986 by New Alliance Records
Produced by Descendents
Highlights:
Wendy. Sour Grapes. Get The Time. Cheer.
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