Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Great Albums Released In 1981

Simple Minds - Sons & Fascination
Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk
OMD - Architecture & Morality
The Clash - Sandinista!
Kraftwerk - Computer World
Japan - Tin Drum
Adam And The Ants - Kings Of The Wild Frontier
Killing Joke - Killing Joke
Eno & Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
The Police - Ghost In The Machine
Echo And The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
Joy Division - Still
The Jam - Sound Affects
Joe Jackson - Jumpin' Jive
The English Beat - Wha'ppen?
Elvis Costello - Trust
Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
The Stranglers - La Folie
Nash The Slash - Children Of The Night
New Order - Movement
The Ramones - Pleasant Dreams
The Cure - Faith
Squeeze - East Side Story
Gang Of Four - Solid Gold
The Kinks - Give The People What They Want
Tangerine Dream - Exit
Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club
Black Flag, Damaged
The Cars, Shake It Up
The Cramps, Psychedelic Jungle
Depeche Mode, Speak And Spell
Bauhaus, Mask


Nik said...

Though I'm not a gigantic fan of the band's later work, got to give it up for U2 - October

Also like X's "Wild Gift" and the underrated country sidetrack by Elvis Costello, "Almost Blue" from the same year as "Trust."

RumpRoast said...

Great list as usual, Uncle E. No real quibbles with what you've included.

However... one glaring omission, I believe: Dare - Human League

Plus perhaps honourable mention to: Penthouse and Pavement - Heaven 17 and Dirty Mind - Prince

And where's Paradise Theatre?

Uncle E said...

"Almost Blue" I'll give you nik, and although my wife would kill me I have to say that I thought "October" was a disappointment after the very good "Boy".
And, yes Rump DARE was left off, unintentionally. Not super familiar with the Heaven 17 and Prince albums, however, so I'll have to take your word on them--as usual!