Best Music Albums - Year By
1. Ultravox: Vienna
album from Ultravox with Midge Ure as a leading person, this is also the first of three
substancial releases in the early ´80's. The others are "Rage In Eden" and
2. The Alan Parsons Project: The
Turn Of A Friendly Card
albums throughout the '70's, Alan Parsons found their true self with this release. Several
followed in its footsteps...
3. Dire Straits: Making Movies
from Dire Straits and a departure from the more quiet songs, "Making Movies"
remain a good album yet without too much personality.
About Dire Straits
4. Thin Lizzy: Chinatown
of the harder albums to come from Thin Lizzy, focus was on the heavy rock sound as part of
the new heavy rock/heavy metal wave.
About Thin Lizzy
5. U2: Boy
from U2 and an album showing a band not afraid to pair rock music and strong lyrics with a
6. The Police: Zenyatta Mondatta
enters a new decade with yet another successful album. This one contains the classic
"Don't Stand So Close To Me".
7. Visage: Visage
partnership with Steve Strange, Visage functioned as a playground for several of the
members of Ultravox. "Fade To Grey" was the hit.
8. Phil Lynott: Solo In Soho
Lizzy, Phil Lynott had a softer side. This he tried to expose through two solo albums,
this one being the first. However, he never did match Lizzy's success.
About Thin Lizzy
9. David Bowie: Scary Monsters
(And Super Creeps)
had a big decade success-wise in the ´70's, Bowie entered the new decade still going
10. Roxy Music: Flesh And Blood
characterized by the typical Roxy Music sound. Not their best, though, this album was
still a commercial success.
About Roxy Music
also made an impact:
Bruce Springsteen: The River
Abba: Super Trouper
AC/DC: Back In Black
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