Your favorite albums of 1982

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Re: Your favorite albums of 1982

Postby Graham Murakami » 09 Jun 2018, 10:20

Pornography
The Two Orange Juice Albums
Lexicon of Love
The Dollar Album
Tropical Gangsters
New Gold Dream
Forever Now
Avalon
Garlands
The Nightfly
Marc and the Mambas 1st
Tin Drum
Sulk

- It was a time for singles really. Definitely one of those years, which seem a century ago now, where the UK was the centre of the world.

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Re: Your favorite albums of 1982

Postby Darkness_Fish » 09 Jun 2018, 14:04

Number one is Virgin Prune's If I Die, second is SPK's Leichenschrei. I need access to RYM to check the rest.
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Re: Your favorite albums of 1982

Postby joels344 » 09 Jun 2018, 15:08

1. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
2. The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
3. Univers Zéro - Ceux du Dehors
4. Brian Eno - Ambient 4: On Land
5. Sozialistiches Patienten Kollektiv - Leichenschrei
6. Talking Heads - The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
7. The Cure - Pornography
8. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
9. Bauhaus - The Sky's Gone Out
10. Front 242 - Geography

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Re: Your favorite albums of 1982

Postby The Write Profile » 10 Jun 2018, 00:30

The Modernist wrote:The best album from 1982 hasn't been mentioned. It is of course the glorious Sulk by The Associates.

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That record took me a few listens to really click, largely because it's so fussy and florid in its opening half. That's not a bad thing, it just means I have to sink into it, sometimes you could even describe it as sinister ("Bap de la Bap", "Nude Spoons") and Mackenzie makes some fascinating vocal choices, often going for full falsetto where others would merely choose tenor. Once you get over the overwrought aspects, it's a record that becomes more compelling as it goes along, with the joyous "Party Fears Two" and the defiant "Club Country" really taking it to another level. That said, I still don't understand why they bookended the record with those two instrumentals. It's a great wallow otherwise, there's something quite louche about it too.
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Re: Your favorite albums of 1982

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 10 Jun 2018, 08:21

Club Country, such a good song. Vies with Don't Change as favourite song of the year.
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Re: Your favorite albums of 1982

Postby The Write Profile » 10 Jun 2018, 08:28

Gregory Isaac's Night Nurse is another great 1982 album. Sure, it's dominated by the intense, pleading title track, but there's a lot of good material throughout the record, whether it's the moody "Objection Overruled", the soothing "Cool Down the Place" and the easygoing Lovers' rock of "Sad To Know You're Leaving". The use of synthesizers is effortless too, they really blend into the overall playing, and if anything, give it a spacey rootsy feel that manages to tie the whole record together.
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Re: Your favorite albums of 1982

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Re: Your favorite albums of 1982

Postby Polishgirl » 11 Jun 2018, 20:16

A pedant writes: Wasn't Violent Femmes released in 1983, not '82?

Anyway, the selection from the Cornish jury is:

LEXICON OF LOVE
Forever Now
Avalon
Upstairs at Eric's
Thriller
A Broken Frame
Pornography
Night & Day

I want to say The Dreaming, but I've always struggled to love it, exc for the title track.
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Re: Your favorite albums of 1982

Postby Darkness_Fish » 14 Jun 2018, 15:43

Must be one of the greatest years for music, ever.

1. Virgin Prunes - ...If I Die, I Die
2. Eyeless in Gaza - Drumming the Beating Heart
3. SPK - Leichenschrei
4. Killing Joke - Revelations
5. Bauhaus - Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape
6. The Dancing Did - And Did Those Feet
7. Jandek - Chair Beside a Window
8. Christian Death - Only Theatre of Pain
9. Bauhaus - The Sky's Gone Out
10. The Danse Society - Seduction

Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Für immer
Thomas Dinger - Für Mich
Eyeless in Gaza - Pale Hands I Loved So Well
Front 242 - Geography
Die Krupps - Volle Kraft voraus !
The Monochrome Set - Eligible Bachelors
Nurse With Wound - Homotopy to Marie
Sex Gang Children - Naked
Virgin Prunes - Heresie
Theatre of Hate - Westworld
Bad Religion - How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Chrome - 3rd From the Sun
Various Artists - An Afflicted Man's Musica Box
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Ice Cream for Crow
Fad Gadget - Under the Flag
The Residents - Intermission
The Sound - All Fall Down
Misfits - Evilive
Psychic TV - Force the Hand of Chance
Throbbing Gristle - Assume Power Focus
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