Best Music Albums - Year By
1. Def Leppard: Hysteria
production masterpiece at the time and packed with rock hits. The album stayed in the
charts forever and still sounds great today.
2. Duran Duran: Notorious
funky Duran Duran album and a departure towards a more mature musical approach.
About Duran Duran
3. Genesis: Invisible Touch
that made Genesis a hit. Phil Collins plays a large role in the songs on this album.
4. Pet Shop Boys: Please
album with "West End Girls" as the engine for success. However, the album has
enough qualities in its other songs.
About Pet Shop Boys
5. Depeche Mode: Black Celebration
||Depeche Mode in a darker
and more political mood - something that really suits them. Gone are the naive days of
their first couple of albums.
About Depeche Mode
6. Peter Gabriel: So
breakthrough for Peter Gabriel with hits like "Sledgehammer", "Don't Give
Up" and "Big Time". Once a critics darling but now also embraced by the
7. Cutting Crew: Broadcast
||Pop/rock of a more
traditional kind, but with a certain something that stands out. The hits were "I Just
Died In Your Arms" and "I've Been In Love Before".
8. The The: Infected
||With this album, The The
really became a band to pay attention to. However, at this stage there was still a
relatively narrow audience for Matt Johnson's personal diary.
About The The
9. The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead
||Probably the peak of The
Smiths' career. After this, things started to go wrong and pretty soon the ship was going
down. This remains a classic Smiths album though.
About The Smiths
10. Huey Lewis & The News:
||The signs were there on
the previous album "Sports": that Huey Lewis and the boys had something special
to share with the world. This is a happy album with much musical skill.
also made an impact:
Steve Winwood: Back In The High Life
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