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Judas Priest – British Steel

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Judas Priest - British Steel       Steve Huey - Predating Metallica's self-titled blockbuster by 11 years, Judas Priest's British Steel was a similarly pitched landmark boasting many of the same accomplishments. It s...

The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry

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The Cure - Boys Don't Cry        Chris True: 'Falling somewhere between official release and compilation, Boys Don't Cry was released in February 1980 in hopes of increasing the band's exposure outside of the U.K. It...

The Feelies ‎- Crazy Rhythms

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The Feelies ‎- Crazy Rhythms       Crazy Rhythms is the debut studio album by American rock band The Feelies. It was released in April 1980, through record label Stiff. Its fusion of post-punk and jangle pop was infl...

Elvis Costello – Get Happy!

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Elvis Costello - Get Happy! AMG Review: Get Happy!! was born as much from sincere love for soul as it was for Elvis Costello's desire to distance himself from an unfortunate verbal faux pas where he insulted Ray Char...

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...

Jean Luc Ponty – Civilized Evil

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Jean Luc Ponty - Civilized Evil       Civilized Evil is an album by French Jazz-Fusion artist Jean-Luc Ponty, released in 1980. It was reissued on Atlantic Records on CD in 1992. Civilized Evil is a well balanced c...

Saxon – Strong Arm Of The Law

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Saxon - Strong Arm Of The Law AMG Review: A mere six months after releasing their stunning sophomore album, Wheels of Steel, Saxon almost managed to top themselves with the equally timeless Strong Arm of the Law, for...

Brian Eno & Harold Budd – Ambient 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror

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Brian Eno & Harold Budd - Ambient 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror Progarchives: This is fragile & very nostalgic ambient New Age music. Ambient 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror  consists in mellow, slow, very echoed piano...

Steve Winwood – Arc Of A Diver

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Steve Winwood - Arc Of A Diver 'William Ruhlmann' Utterly unencumbered by the baggage of his long years in the music business, Winwood reinvents himself as a completely contemporary artist on this outstanding album, ...

Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth

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Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth       Richie Unterberger: ' Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth is a collection of sparse, evocative tunes emphasizing Alison Statton's floating vocals and minimal guitar/organ/b...

The Sound – Jeopardy

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The Sound - Jeopardy The Sound - Jeopardy is the debut studio album by English post-punk band The Sound. Following their EP Physical World in 1979, the band started work on a full-length album. Impressed by the demos...

George Winston – Autumn

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George Winston - Autumn George Winston - Autumn is the second solo piano album by pianist George Winston, released in 1980. It was re-issued in 2001 with a bonus track "Too Much Between Us" on the Dancing Cat label. ...

Killing Joke – Killing Joke

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Killing Joke - Killing Joke AMG review: Since 1980, there have been a hundred bands who sound like this; but before Steve Albini and Al Jourgensen made it hip, the cold metallic throb of Killing Joke was exciting and...

Bruce Springsteen – The River

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      William Ruhlmann: 'Imbedded within the double-disc running time of Bruce Springsteen - The River is a single-disc album that follows up on the themes and sound of Darkness on the Edge of Town -- wide-screen, mid...

Eno/Hassell – Fourth World, Vol.1: Possible Musics

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Eno/Hassell - Fourth World, Vol.1: Possible Musics Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics is an album by Brian Eno and Jon Hassell, released in 1980. Fourth World" is a term used by trumpeter Jon Hassell to describe...

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...

Mike Rutherford – Smallcreep’s Day

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Mike Rutherford - Smallcreep's Day Wikipedia: Smallcreep's Day is the first solo album by Genesis bassist and guitarist Mike Rutherford. It was released in 1980 and reached number 13 in the UK Albums Chart. The al...

Joy Division – Closer

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Joy Division - Closer Joy Division - Closer is the second and final studio album by English post-punk band Joy Division. It was released on 18 July 1980, through record label Factory, following the suicide of lead si...

Bob Marley – Uprising

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Bob Marley - Uprising Bob Marley - Uprising is a 1980 reggae album by Bob Marley & The Wailers. As Marley died the following year, Uprising was to become the final studio album to be released during his lifetime....

AC/DC – Back in Black

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AC/DC - Back in Black       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: The first sound on AC/DC - Back in Black is the deep, ominous drone of church bells -- or "Hell's Bells," as it were, opening the album and AC/DC's next era with a...

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