Best Album on My Favourite Albums of......1984!!

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hm ig i'll save bathory for 85, will sit on a few others for a bit

lowercase (eric), Friday, 10 May 2019 16:20 (four months ago) link

my #1 is ini kamoze's s/t

lowercase (eric), Friday, 10 May 2019 16:22 (four months ago) link

or steve roach! anyway sorry good picks continue

lowercase (eric), Friday, 10 May 2019 16:23 (four months ago) link

No Don't Break the Oath?

pomenitul, Friday, 10 May 2019 16:24 (four months ago) link

ive never heard it. my metal knowledge is a bit spotty tbh

. (Michael B), Friday, 10 May 2019 16:26 (four months ago) link

Fair enough.

pomenitul, Friday, 10 May 2019 16:26 (four months ago) link

lotta good albums but it's a battle between prince, the minutemen, and meat puppets for me.

i think ur a controp (voodoo chili), Friday, 10 May 2019 16:27 (four months ago) link

damn let it be and reckoning are in there too...

i think ur a controp (voodoo chili), Friday, 10 May 2019 16:28 (four months ago) link

between husker du and saint vitus

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 10 May 2019 16:31 (four months ago) link

Prince vs Husker Du vs Manuel Gottsching

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Friday, 10 May 2019 16:32 (four months ago) link

that Hoodoo Gurus album is great rock n'roll fun, everyone should check it out

. (Michael B), Friday, 10 May 2019 16:32 (four months ago) link

Purple Rain just over Reckoning, Ocean Rain and Some Great Reward.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 10 May 2019 16:39 (four months ago) link

Here's an old top 25 of mine from facebook

Bathory - Bathory ,
Black Flag - My War ,
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.,
Butthole Surfers - Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac
Cirith Ungol - King of the Dead ,
Echo and The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain ,
Husker Du - Zen Arcade,
Julian Cope - Fried ,
Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions - Rattlesnakes
Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4 ,
Meat Puppets - II,
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath ,
Metallica- Ride the Lightning ,
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime ,
Paul Chain Violet Theater - Detaching From Satan,
Prince - Purple Rain
Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus ,
Scott Walker - Climate Of Hunter
Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel - Hole,
Swans - Cop,
The Replacements - Let It Be ,
The Smiths - The Smiths ,
Trouble - Psalm 9,
U2 - Unforgettable Fire

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 10 May 2019 16:45 (four months ago) link

As for favourites of 1984 that aren't represented here, well, for once I can't think of many and this list mostly seems to have it covered, but the ones that aren't represented are:

Blancmange - Mange Tout
Heaven 17 - How Men Are
Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Junk Culture
Rush - Grace Under Pressure
Soft Cell - This Last Night in Sodom (my actual favourite LP of 1984)
Talk Talk - It's My Life
The Stranglers - Aural Sculpture
XTC - The Big Express

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 10 May 2019 16:47 (four months ago) link

Purple Rain

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Friday, 10 May 2019 16:49 (four months ago) link

This might be my favourite year of the '80s for albums, there are a dozen records that would be the best in another year. Can't decide between Let It Be and Treasure.

Gavin, Leeds, Friday, 10 May 2019 17:13 (four months ago) link

It's no 1980 or 1981, but yes, still a great year.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 10 May 2019 17:30 (four months ago) link

Voted for A Walk Across The Rooftops. My second Blue Nile vote of the day!

kitchen person, Friday, 10 May 2019 17:31 (four months ago) link

Ocean Rain - advertised as 'the best album ever made' which for me is the truth!

Valentijn, Friday, 10 May 2019 17:34 (four months ago) link

as much as I wanna be the one guy voting for something stupid it's gonna be Purple Rain for me

frogbs, Friday, 10 May 2019 17:34 (four months ago) link

1983 featured far fewer of my favorite albums than I expected. This one is back up there, with 18 or 20 albums I love. Gonna be tough.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 10 May 2019 17:35 (four months ago) link

Purple Rain & Born in the USA are a tie for me. though the contrarian in me wants to vote for the best U2 album.

campreverb, Friday, 10 May 2019 17:39 (four months ago) link

The production on Ocean Rain is absolutely sublime.

Purple Rain & Born in the USA are a tie for me. though the contrarian in me wants to vote for the best U2 album.

― campreverb, Friday, May 10, 2019 5:39 PM (five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

You'll have to wait until the 1993 poll to do that!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 10 May 2019 17:47 (four months ago) link

double nickels might not be the very best album on this, but it certainly the most album on this list. and i adore the whole thing, even the dumb parts (especially the dumb parts). gonna roll with that, save my prince vote for a different year.

i think ur a controp (voodoo chili), Friday, 10 May 2019 17:48 (four months ago) link

You'll have to wait until the 1993 poll to do that!

a common misconception!

campreverb, Friday, 10 May 2019 17:52 (four months ago) link

that Hoodoo Gurus album is great rock n'roll fun, everyone should check it out

― . (Michael B), Friday, 10 May 2019 16:32 (one hour ago) Permalink

Absolutely, pretty sure I played it more than Prince, Huskers, 'Mats, or Minutemen.

While My Guitar Gently Wheedly-Wheedly-Wheedly-Weeps (Dan Peterson), Friday, 10 May 2019 18:28 (four months ago) link

ok, let's take a look at '84

alaska y dinarama - deseo carnal
alport astazio and the kwana-moto band - rugare
arthur moreira lima - ernesto nazareth: brazilian tangos and waltzes
biting tongues - libreville
camera obscura - s/t
v/a - repo man soundtrack
v/a - soft selection 84
v/a - hold up omnibus
diethelm & famulari - valleys in my head
v/a - break the silence tape
haruomi hosono - video game music
iron maiden - powerslave (??? why not on your list ???)
john greaves - parrot fashions
v/a - zulu jive umbaqanga
karantamba - ndigal
kirk lightsey & harold danko - shorter by two
kukl - the eye
leticia garcia - magamaquiaverica em canturbano
marco antonio araujo - lucas
matia bazar - aristocratica
maurice deebank - inner thought zone
miharu koshi - parallelisme
neil - neil's heavy concept album
pale cocoon - cocoon
pekka airaksinen - buddahs of golden light
piry reis - caminho do interior
rimarimba - on dry land
saccharine trust - surviving you always
skeleton crew - learn to talk
spinal tap - this is spinal tap
telectu - rosa-cruz
tony scott - african bird
"weird al" yankovic - in 3-d
ichiko hashimoto - beauty

boy, pickings are sure starting to get thin! and '85 is going to be even worse in terms of the music i can suggest...

voted bronski beat as one of the three records that overlapped between my prelim list and yours

Burt Bacharach's Bees (rushomancy), Friday, 10 May 2019 21:10 (four months ago) link

I voted "Fried"!

I know!

Mark G, Saturday, 11 May 2019 15:27 (four months ago) link

Sophie’s choice between Brilliant Trees and Swoon but in the end Sylvian by a whisker

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Sunday, 12 May 2019 17:06 (four months ago) link

It's between Purple Rain and It'll End in Tears for me. Since Prince is probably going to get a lot of votes, thought I'd put in a vote for an underdog and voted the latter. But I'm pulling for Purple Rain to win.

Hyper-Capitalists Against the Entertainment Business (I M Losted), Sunday, 12 May 2019 17:20 (four months ago) link

Missing:

Berlin - Love Life
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Zulu Rock
Pretenders - Learning to Crawl
Thompson Twins - Into the Gap
XTC - The Big Express

Still, I went with Sade. 1st place is wrapped up by Purple Rain, I assume.

nonsense upon stilts (Sanpaku), Sunday, 12 May 2019 17:21 (four months ago) link

My missing faves are The Orange Juice and Cristina's Sleep It Off, but neither of those would be top 10 for me - all of those are here (Replacements, Bruce, Smiths, Sade et al.). Vote goes to REM again, though.

dorsalstop, Sunday, 12 May 2019 17:50 (four months ago) link

no Nick Cave , From Her To Eternity?

Stevolende, Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:05 (four months ago) link

I'm no big U2 fan, but you have to respect the murk of Unforgettable Fire. But the correct answer here is Double Nickels.

stop torturing me ethel (broom air), Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:17 (four months ago) link

easy choice here: brilliant trees.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 12 May 2019 19:38 (four months ago) link

been meaning to listen to that again

Dan S, Sunday, 12 May 2019 22:01 (four months ago) link

Why wasn’t “Love Wars” on this list?

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Sunday, 12 May 2019 22:09 (four months ago) link

Ouch... yeah, very big omission.

breastcrawl, Sunday, 12 May 2019 22:27 (four months ago) link

quite a year innit : purple rain, who's afraid of the art of noise?, reckoning, bathory, e2-e4...

but meat puppets - II

rusty_allen, Sunday, 12 May 2019 22:48 (four months ago) link

yes, the orange juice 3rd album, still played regularly and loved dearly

Dr X O'Skeleton, Sunday, 12 May 2019 22:57 (four months ago) link

if I go with the album I loved the most at the time it would be Zen Arcade

Dan S, Sunday, 12 May 2019 23:02 (four months ago) link

Between 1984 and Swoon for me, going with the former

calstars, Monday, 13 May 2019 02:22 (four months ago) link

voted The Fall, but there are like ten all-time favorites here

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Monday, 13 May 2019 02:33 (four months ago) link

Goddamn the 1980s were amazing.

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 13 May 2019 06:58 (four months ago) link

Lots of great things here, but I feel compelled to choose "The Painted Word" just in case no-one else does.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Monday, 13 May 2019 08:48 (four months ago) link

Goddamn the 1980s were amazing.

― Mr. Snrub, Monday, May 13, 2019 6:58 AM (four hours ago)Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

They mostly were, although there's a lot of shit, too, like there has been in every decade.

Curiosity Killed the Cat, for example.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 13 May 2019 11:33 (four months ago) link

Treasure or It’ll End In Tears, of course there are a few more i could also vote for ie The Top.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 02:59 (four months ago) link

Voted for Husker Du in the end.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 03:02 (four months ago) link

me too

Dan S, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 03:41 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 16 May 2019 00:01 (four months ago) link

Went sentimentally for Let It Be. There's a load of great albums in there but nothing that jumped out at me like in 82.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Thursday, 16 May 2019 12:05 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 17 May 2019 00:01 (three months ago) link

Minutemen? Really?

calstars, Friday, 17 May 2019 00:39 (three months ago) link

I think people were just convinced at their allegation that it was based on Pink Floyd's "Ummagumma". Because really who wouldn't vote for that?

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Friday, 17 May 2019 01:08 (three months ago) link

Would've voted for Depeche Mode in 1984 but went with Blue Nile, that album is timeless.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 17 May 2019 02:39 (three months ago) link

35 votes for Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Josefa, Friday, 17 May 2019 03:02 (three months ago) link

i missed this poll. prob would have voted E2-E4 or Heartbeat City

:∵·∴·∵: (crüt), Friday, 17 May 2019 03:07 (three months ago) link

I missed this poll too, and I would've totally voted for Brilliant Trees! Fuck!

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Friday, 17 May 2019 03:12 (three months ago) link

8 for Arvo Pärt? Nice!

pomenitul, Friday, 17 May 2019 08:10 (three months ago) link

I've tried getting into Zen Arcade and Double Nickels on the Dime repeatedly, in vain.

pomenitul, Friday, 17 May 2019 08:11 (three months ago) link

Springsteen?

Mark G, Friday, 17 May 2019 08:46 (three months ago) link

Ahead of Let It Be, to boot…

pomenitul, Friday, 17 May 2019 08:49 (three months ago) link

Voted Born in the USA, depending on what day of the week it would be either Prince or Springsteen.
prefer Hootenanny to Let it Be tbh

campreverb, Friday, 17 May 2019 17:19 (three months ago) link


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