Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Great (Maybe) Albums Released In 1983

Very interesting year. A lot of breakout albums from the post-punk set, eh? And some interesting albums from the old guard, too...

Joe Jackson, Mikes Murder (OST)
John Hiatt, Riding With The King
Malcolm McLaren, Duck Rock
Replacements, Hootenanny
Tears for Fears - The Hurting
Fleshtones, Hexbreaker
U2 - War
Neil Young, Trans
Paul Simon, Hearts And Bones
Cheap Trick, Next Position Please
Jazz Butcher, Bath Of Bacon
Van Morrison, Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
Big Country - The Crossing
New Order- Power Corruption and Lies
China Crisis - Working with Fire and Steel
The The, Soul Mining
Lou Reed, Legendary Hearts
Pink Floyd, The Final Cut
Ramones, Subterranean Jungle
Elvis Costello - Punch the Clock
Minutemen, Buzz Or Howl Under The Influence Of Heat
UB40 - The Labour of Love
The Police - Synchronicity
Yazoo - You and Me Both
Blancmange - Happy Families
The Cramps, Smell Of Female
Flamin’ Groovies, Bucketful Of Brains (Live)
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Aztec Camera - High Land Hard Rain
Echo and the Bunnyman - Porcupine
Heaven 17 - The Luxury Gap
The Stranglers - Feline
Blue Peter - Falling
OMD - Dazzle Ships
Mike Oldfield - Crises
Bauhaus - Burning from the Inside
Howard Devoto - Jerky Versions of the Dream
The Style Council - Introducing
Bruce Cockburn - The Trouble with Normal
R.E.M. - Murmur
The Fixx - Reach the Beach
Bob Dylan - Infidels
XTC - Mummer
The Alarm - The Alarm
The C.S. Angels (Comsat) - Land
The Kinks - State of Confusion
Prince - 1999
Modern English - After the Snow
Gang of Four - Hard


ThomG said...

Things started getting weird about 1983, if I remember correctly. Lots of influences, post-punk. People grabbing for the ring on the merry-go-round, I suppose. Next best thing.

Rob McCleary said...

My vote goes to...(drumroll) The The - Soul Mining...you must've turned me on to him at Pearson!

Uncle E said...

I still think Matt Johnson's brilliant, Rob. I think Soul Mining was the album that started it all for us at Pearson, wasn't it?

Rob McCleary said...

...somewhere in the origins of the high school rock universe along with the Clash, Sex Pistols etc...the exact path of diffusion is hazy...I remember Keith in there somewhere too...