The Eighties


One of my life’s greatest regrets was having been born in a loser decade for music. I’ve written fewer reviews of 80’s music than any other period, 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.

I’ve noticed that 80’s music is experiencing something of a revival, so if my readers want to delve into that era, there are plenty of options elsewhere.

In addition to The Clash reviews from that bleak period, I’ve covered the following albums:


The Deep Cuts

Music Reviews and Discussions

Bands on the Rise

Rad music you've never heard before


"Find what you love and let it kill you." – Charles Bukowski


Just a girl who loves music

Pasquinero virtual

Periodismo con un Plus...

Miss Diagnoses

Life with assorted ailments

Brickbat Enterprises

Writings About Music - Mostly Old, Sometimes New

The Fraudsters' Almanac

Pretenders to the the throne of informed criticism

Waiting for wonderment

A Postgraduate's journey into the world of writing

Her Diffident Way

The only way I know

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