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Franco Pinion

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BBC Radio 2's "Sounds of the 80s" listeners have named U2's The Joshua Tree as the best album of the 1980s.

Released in 1987, it made U2 one of the world's biggest bands, thanks to anthems like With Or Without You and Where The Streets Have No Name.

What would be on your list for top 5 albums of the 80s?

Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
Crowded House - Crowded House
Guns n Roses - Appetite For Destruction
The Police - Synchronicity
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
 

Tom

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The Joshua Tree would actually be one of my top albums of the 80s.

Completing the list would be.....

Hysteria - Def Leppard
Once Upon A Time - Simple Minds
Revenge - Eurythmics
Surfing With The Alien - Joe Satriani
 
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Jess

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Before my time but these are albums released in the 80s that I still listen to

Madonna - Madonna
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Prince - Purple Rain
Fleetwood Mac - Tango in the Night
Janet Jackson - Control
 
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Mendalla

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This is tough. Keep thinking of ones I forgot. Here's my current, probably provisional, list.

The Joshua Tree - U2
Revenge - Eurythmics (I was going to put Be Yourself Tonight, but @Tom's post reminded me I was mixing up albums)
Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
The Hounds of Love - Kate Bush
So - Peter Gabriel

BBC Radio 2's "Sounds of the 80s" listeners have named U2's The Joshua Tree as the best album of the 1980s.
It would be interesting to compare the BBC's list to one from this side of the pond. I have a gut feeling Americans would pick Thriller (which no one has listed yet here, interestingly) or maybe, but less likely, Born in the USA. Canada is a tougher call. There's some Canadian artists from that era who didn't have a strong international presence (e.g. Blue Rodeo's first couple albums) so the outcome here might be a surprise to international audiences.
 
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Ray Gin

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Ride The Lightning - Metallica
Spirit of Eden - Talk Talk
Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen
Appetite for Destructions - Guns & Roses
The End of Innocence - Don Henley
 
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