The Great Music of Talkbeer - 1980

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  1. mattafett

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    Each Wednesday (typically) we'll introduce a new year from 1958 through 2017. Each member selects an album released in that year with a few lines (or more) on why you picked it/enjoy it. Your selection does not have to be the most important release or the most admired release of that year (though it certainly can be), simply an album that grabs you and that you really love.

    However, once an album is selected by a member, you must choose a different album.

    Together we will compile quite the canon of "Great Music" and, who knows, maybe inspire each other to check out some new artists (or to revisit old forgotten classics).

    This week - the albums of 1980

    Honorable mentions begin on Monday

    No placeholders. You must post the artist and title followed by the album cover. You may edit your post to include a write-up or videos.


    Here is a list of the top albums per Rate Your Music, which is the source I will use to determine an albums release date.
    https://rateyourmusic.com/customcha...=both&origin_countries=&limit=none&countries=
     
  2. thebandit1

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    Remain in Light.

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    Top to fucking bottom an all-time great. World music by art-house nerds that somehow doesn’t sound pretentious.

    A fantastic band at their all-time best.


     
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  3. mattafett

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  5. tosh

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    I'll wait to post until images work around here again. Got 3/4 and I am not too fussed which one is my top pick
     
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    Why can’t we post photos? Fuck this place.
     
  8. thebandit1

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    Just found out the kid that tries to steal the guitar from Ray is the limo driver in Die Hard.
     
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  9. You can actually hear some rap/hip hop roots in this song.

    Anyways, my fave Clash album.

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  10. elkhunter36

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    LOL yup. De'voreaux White
     
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  11. tosh

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    Could have posted the best song at least. Tymon is great.

     
  12. ripps1

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    Here’s my pick.
     
  13. MordorMongo

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    Screw images I guess but as luck would have it I listened to this album about 2 hours ago so I’m going to give it the nod. Absolutely killer album if stoner reggae is your thing. Spacy and delicious grooves.



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    This year is stacked. I'll jump in with this.

     
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    Steely Dan - Gaucho

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    The last album they'd put out for 20 years. And as was typical their career, it took forever to make. Not my favorite album, but it's a really groovy Dan record.

    I once sang "Hey Nineteen" karaoke in the cafeteria of a seventh day adventist hospital I worked at during some employee recognition thing. Kinda forgot about the "Cuervo Gold" & "fine Columbian" references when I picked it.

     
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  16. MooseLang

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    Imma go with the Fall for this one. I didn't get into them until I heard Stephen Malkmus say (multiple times) that they were basically just doing the Fall. After I listened to the Fall, I realize that Pavement is - at times - just the world's best Fall tribute band.

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  17. Alt_Mann

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    This year IS stacked. I'm going to take one that I doubt is in high demand, Yes Drama.
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    With Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman sitting this one out, the group sounded much different than their "classic" iteration(s). Steve Howe, Alan White and especially Chris Squire shine.



     
  18. thebandit1

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    Such a tough decision for me.
     
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    Dont worry. You did well for yourself.
     
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  20. steimie

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    Prince--Dirty Mind

    He wrote it, played all the music, and I think produced it and everything else.

    Pure dance funk at its best. This is the sound of the beginning of greatness.