The Eighties


One of my life’s greatest regrets was having been born in a loser decade for music, an era of appalling overproduction, empty soundscapes filled with badly-played synthesizers and wide sound fields designed to imbue significance to music that had very little. With a few notable exceptions, rock during this period was particularly weak, dominated by the superficial sounds of arena rock and bands projecting “cool” without the depth to back it up. However, there were a few bright spots and plenty of seeds planted that would bear fruit in the 90’s.

In addition to The Clash and Richard Thompson reviews from that bleak period (accessible in the menu bar above), I’ve covered the following albums:

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