Small point - the current decade still has a while to go so it's a bit hard to nominate a favourite album :) .
OK 10's thus far then... or see you in 7 years!
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80s - The Clash - Sandinista (London Calling doesn't qualify by one month )
Was released in Jan '80 in the US, which is why it's 'square pegged' into my 80s list
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Updated list, which now includes a choice for the noughties.
70s - THE RUTS - The Crack
80s - TALK TALK - Spirit Of Eden
90s - OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL - Dusk At Cubist Castle
00s - FLAMING LIPS - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
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80's - Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
Great choice, could quite easliy have been my choice too.
It is now
Babylon's Burning - now that's what I call a riff
This is a fun post ....and tough to decide - i may as well do every decade but trouble is my opinion changes ...
60s - Dusty Springfield, Dusty In Memphis
70s - Genesis, Trick of the tail
80s - Gary Numan, Telekon
90s - Depeche Mode, Ultra
00s - Kate Bush, Aerial
10s - Lissie, Catching a Tiger
The whole album is full of riffs. These boys could really play, and for anyone who loves rock, I totally recommend it.
Try tracks like "Savage Circle", "Something That I Said", "Criminal Mind", and of course, "Babylon's Burning" on Spotify, then you'll want the whole album.
Already own it, on vinyl, bought in 1979...
And from the same era-ish, do you like 999? Separates is mighty - especially Homicide - also nicely produced/mixed/mastered by Martin Rushent (RIP), who went on to produce some ditty called Dare...
I've heard of 999, and I do remember one track from when I was a 12 year old punk, but I can't remember what it was called.
I was mainly in to the 2nd wave of punk at that time, Discharge, Vice Squad, The Exploited, Cockney Rejects, Anti Pasti etc,
My fave band then was Stiff Little Fingers, but for me, they never really made a classic album, though "Inflammable Material" and "Nobody's Heroes" were great, and "Hanx" is a fantastic live album.
I don't listen to many punk albums now, but I'll always find time for "The Crack", and it always gets played right through.
The Exploited, yeah! They had this euphonious ballad about "Sax and Violins" -- or was that Frank Zappa?
80s - The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
90s - Nas - Ilmattic
00s - The Heliocentrics - Out There
10s - Lapalux - Nostalchic
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Today's choice (could be different tomorrow):
80s - Rush - Permanent Waves (1st January 1980!) or Moving Pictures
90s - Prefab Sprout - Jordan, The Comeback or The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
00s - Tool - Lateralus
10s - Redshift - Colder (electronic)
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