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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...

Japan – Tin Drum

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Japan - Tin Drum       Ned Raggett: 'Partially growing out of their success in the country they were named after, as well as growing friendship and affiliation with such bands as Yellow Magic Orchestra, Japan, on Tin...

Queen – Greatest Hits 1

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      William Ruhlmann: "They may not have started out that way, but by 1981 Queen definitely was perceived as a singles act. This record gathers their biggest US/UK hits, 1973-1981, including the collaboration with D...

Foreigner – 4

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Foreigner - 4 Eduardo Rivadavia: 'Over the course of their first three late-'70s albums, Foreigner had firmly established themselves (along with Journey and Styx) as one of the top AOR bands of the era. But the band ...

Rush – Moving Pictures

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Rush - Moving Pictures Moving Pictures became the band’s biggest selling album in the U.S., rising to #3 on the Billboard charts. It remains Rush’s most popular and commercially successful studio recording. Rush’s co...

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Juju

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Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju AMG Review: One of the band's masterworks, Juju sees Siouxsie and the Banshees operating in a squalid wall of sound dominated by tribal drums, swirling and piercing guitars, and Sioux...

Iron Maiden – Killers

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Iron Maiden - Killers Killers is the second album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 2 February 1981 in the UK, and 6 June 1981 in the US. The album was their first with guitarist Adrian Smith and t...

Glenn Gould – Bach – Goldberg Variations BWV 988

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Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 played by Glenn Gould The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, is a work for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations. First...

Genesis – Abacab

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Genesis - Abacab Genesis - Abacab, released in 1981, is the eleventh studio album by British band Genesis. It reached the top of the UK album charts, remaining in the charts for 27 weeks. In the US, the album sold ov...

Phil Collins – Face Value

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Phil Collins - Face Value Phil Collins - Face Value is the debut solo album by Genesis front man Phil Collins, released in February 1981 on the Virgin label internationally and Atlantic Records in North America. It w...

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...

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – Architecture & Morality

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Architecture & Morality AMG review:  If there was a clear high point for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in terms of balancing relentless experimentation and seemingly unstop...