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More like LINESburn, Ohio: it's '80s time ROCK YEA

Oft-maligned decade, even by me -- which is weird because heaps of my favorite bands emerged from the epoch but also I'm hugely bored at work so i'm continuing my motif please love me
1Cecil Taylor
One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye

1980. Free Jazz par excellence. Rivalled only by
2Talking Heads
Remain in Light

personally i adored David Byrnes cameo on Joanna Newsom's new album... some of his strongest work
3Grace Jones

1981. Epochal in so many ways, the opus of androgyny, infinitely better than actual nightclubbing. An exercise in accessibility and pop nous failing to obtrude a lingering sense of disquiet, which isn't to say you can't groove out to it because, I mean, it's Grace Jones.
4Wolf Vostell
Dé-Coll/age Musik

1982. I've used this joke before but: more like decolletage music bc this album is the tits. Musique Concrete.
5Sonic Youth
Confusion is Sex/Kill Yr Idols

1983. My favourite Sonic Youth and I look very dashing in the t-shirt too, the debonair hipster you can take home to meet your parents!!!!
6The Smiths
The Smiths

1984. I think it resonates because I too am a Queer Icon. Bookended by two of the best ballads of the century.
7Kaija Saariaho
A Portrait of Kaija Saariaho

1985. I am a parvenu and dullard who can't talk about classical music but I like the evocative sounds i guess, and the way the steely scandanavian iciness is juxtaposed against lush soundscapes? Probably Havey's real mum.
8Arthur Russell
World of Echo

1986. Haveing a thicke, creamey weep to this is the closest you'll get to God. There is no other. ALTHOUGH Color of Spring was released this same year and it is the second-best Talk Talk soooooo
Come On Pilgrim

1987. tfw you'll never cum on a pilgrim :'(. EP; my LP of choice would be
10 Yasuaki Shimizu
Music for Commercials

this proto-vaporwave compendium of jingles; like J Dilla's Donuts for those into a s s t h e t i c
Surfer Rosa

1988. Two of my favourite bands release
12Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

their respective capital-s Statements; noise drips from every wall in hip neighbourhoods. ROCK N ROLL BABEY HELL YEA *spanks own ass while walking away lasciviously, leaving my boss to clutch his head in his hands and wonder why he agreed to a 3-year contract*
13Henning Christiansen

Oh and you should listen to this too it's so fucking beautiful you won't regret it... 30 days satisfaction or your money back!!!!

This is how the decade ends; not with a bang but with a grungy, disaffected whimper
Blood Upon the Altar

...although there were bangs to be had too :).
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