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Depeche Mode ‎– Speak And Spell

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Depeche Mode ‎– Speak And Spell       Ned Raggett: 'Though probably nobody fully appreciated it at the time -- perhaps least of all the band! -- Depeche Mode's debut is at once both a conservative, functional pop rec...

The Wake – Here Comes Everybody

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The Wake - Here Comes Everybody       Stewart Mason: 'The Wake's second album is so much better than their first, 1982's Harmony, that the earlier album may safely be forgotten, or at least thought of as a painful gr...

Madness – Madness Presents the Rise & Fall

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Madness - Madness Presents the Rise & Fall Stephen Thomas Erlewine : 'There’s a certain grandness to the title of Madness Presents the Rise & Fall, the group’s fourth album and undeniable pop masterpiece: it’...

The Chameleons – Script Of The Bridge

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The Chameleons - Script Of The Bridge     Ned Raggett: 'With two years, numerous radio sessions, and incessant gigging under their belts since their debut single, "In Shreds," the Chameleons came to the studio determ...

The B-52 – B-52

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      Stephen Thomas Erlewine: 'Even in the weird, quirky world of new wave and post-punk in the late '70s, the B-52's' eponymous debut stood out as an original. Unabashed kitsch mavens at a time when their peers were...

The Cure – Seventeen Seconds

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The Cure - Seventeen Seconds       Chris True: 'It's hard to believe that the Cure could release an album even more sparse than Three Imaginary Boys, but here's the proof. The lineup change that saw funkstery bassist...

Buggles – The Age of Plastic

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Buggles - The Age of Plastic AMG review: The fun, quirky single "Video Killed the Radio Star" garnered The Buggles international attention in 1980, but it was just one of The Age of Plastic's fascinating, futuristic ...

Indochine – L’aventurier

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Indochine - L'aventurier L'Aventurier est le premier album studio d'Indochine, sorti en 1982. Avec sa pochette constituée de vignettes d'inspiration BD, il est surtout connu pour la chanson éponyme, premier grand suc...

Big Country – The Crossing

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Big Country - The Crossing  AMG Review: With producer Steve Lillywhite at the helm, Scotland's Big Country managed to deliver earnest, socially conscious arena anthems in a similar vein to U2 and the Alarm. The twist...

The Cure – The Head on the Door

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The Cure - The Head on the Door       Tim Sendra: " After recording one of their darkest albums, 1984's The Top, the Cure regrouped and shuffled their lineup, which changed their musical direction rather radically. W...

Blondie – Parallel Lines

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Blondie - Parallel Lines Blondie - Parallel Lines is the third studio album by American new wave band Blondie, released in 1978 by Chrysalis Records. Their most popular and best-selling effort, Parallel Lines was als...

Echo & The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain

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Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain Wikipedia:  Ocean Rain is the fourth studio album by the British post-punk band Echo & the Bunnymen. It was released on 8 May 1984 and reached number four on the UK Albums Cha...

Duran Duran – Greatest

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Duran Duran - Greatest AMG review: Twenty years since their pop music debut, Duran Duran issued another greatest-hits collection. As if 1989's Decade weren't stellar enough, this select package was much more solid. G...

Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

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Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) is the fifth studio album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds. The album was released in 1982 and was a turning point for the ban...

Alphaville – Forever Young

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Alphaville - Forever Young Alphaville is a German synthpop group which gained popularity in the 1980s. The founding members were lead singer Marian Gold (real name "Hartwig Schierbaum", born 26 May 1954 in Herford, N...

Ultravox – Vienna

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Ultravox - Vienna Ultravox - Vienna is the fourth studio album by British new wave band Ultravox, first released on 11 July 1980. The album peaked at #3 in the UK charts and was the first Ultravox release to enter th...

A-ha – Hunting High And Low

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A-ha - Hunting High And Low Hunting High and Low is the debut album by Norwegian new wave band A-ha . Released on 1 June 1985 through Warner Bros. Records, the album was a huge commercial success selling more than 10...

Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights

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Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights       Andy Kellman: ' One might go into a review like this one wondering how many words will pass before Joy Division is brought up. In this case, the answer is 16. Many are too q...

The Stranglers – Feline

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The Stranglers - Feline Wikipedia: The Stranglers - Feline was the seventh studio album by The Stranglers and was released in the new year of 1983 (on the Epic record label in the United Kingdom). The first edition c...

Soft Cell – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

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Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret is the debut album by English synthpop duo Soft Cell. The album's critical and commercial success was bolstered by the worldwide success of its single "Tain...

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