Tag: 80s

Life's Rich Pageant album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #42 (“Life’s Rich Pageant”)

It’s almost by accident that I wound up being a big fan of R.E.M. A happy accident, I might add. Earlier in this series I…

Black Celebration by Depeche Mode album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #53 (“Black Celebration”)

No instruments were harmed in the making of this album. Well, no instruments were used in the making of this album, anyway. I kid, of…

Duran Duran The Singles album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #55 (“Duran Duran: The Singles 81-85”)

This next entry may be cheating, slightly. Does a box set count as an “album?” Let’s ask the judges if they’ll allow it. Oh, right….

I'm Your Man album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #56 (“I’m Your Man”)

There are two kinds of people: Those who appreciate Leonard Cohen, and those who are wrong. I present as evidence Cohen’s eighth studio album, I’m…

All of This and Nothing cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #68 (“All of this and Nothing”)

Thank goodness for Columbia House. The “12 cassettes for a penny” deals helped me build a healthy music collection back when I was a teen…

Standing on a Beach

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #76 (“Standing on a Beach / Staring at the Sea”)

Today’s pick is a look at the early work of The Cure. Standing on a Beach and Staring at the Sea are co-sharing the pick…