Friday, July 28, 2017

The Best Albums of 1982: Honorable Mentions

We hope that you enjoyed our huge feature on The Best Albums of 1982. If you happened to miss it, please click here.

There were so many great releases that didn't get included in the Best Albums of 1982 feature - since we limited ourselves to the Top 15. In this post you will find 15 more albums that Sarah and I selected that needed to be represented. A track from each album is added to the playlist at the bottom - and we threw in 60 extra songs that we thoroughly enjoy. We hope you do too! So without further delay, here are our Honorable Mentions for 1982.

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Adam Ant - Friend or Foe
Au Pairs - Sense and Sensuality
Bad Brains - s/t
The Birthday Party - Junkyard
The Damned - Strawberries
The Danse Society - Seduction
A Flock of Seagulls - s/t
Gang of Four - Songs of the Free
The Gun Club - Miami
Killing Joke - Revelations
The Lords of the New Church - s/t
Lou Reed - The Blue Mask
Redd Kross - Born Innocent
Social Distortion - Mommy's Little Monster
X - Under the Big Black Sun

Afrikka Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force - 'Planet Rock' from Planet Rock single
The B-52's - 'Nip It in the Bud' from Mesopotamia EP
Bauhaus - 'Ziggy Stardust' from Ziggy Stardust single
Bertie Higgins - 'Key Largo' from Just Another Day in Paradise
Billy Idol - 'White Wedding' from Billy Idol
Blancmange - 'Living on the Ceiling' from Happy Families
Blondie - 'For Your Eyes Only' from The Hunter
The Boomtown Rats - 'Never in a Million Years' from V Deep
Bow Wow Wow - 'I Want Candy' from The Last of the Mohicans EP
Cabaret Voltaire - 'Yashar' from 2X45
The Chameleons - 'In Shreds' from In Shreds single
Devo - 'Peek-A-Boo' from Oh, No! It's Devo
Dexys Midnight Runners - 'Come On Eileen' from Too-Rye-Ay
The Dream Syndicate - 'Tell Me When It's Over' from The Days of Wine and Roses
The (English) Beat - 'Save It for Later' from Special Beat Service

The Fixx - 'Red Skies' from Shuttered Room
Frida - 'I Know There's Something Going On' from Something's Going On
Front 242 - 'Operating Tracks' from Geography
Fun Boy Three - 'The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)' from Fun Boy Three
Gang of Four - 'I Love a Man in Uniform' from Songs of the Free
Gary Numan - 'Music for Chameleons' from I, Assassin
Gene Loves Jezebel - 'Shaving My Neck' from Shaving My Neck EP
Giorgio Moroder - 'Cat People (Putting Out Fire) feat. David Bowie' from Cat People Soundtrack
The Go-Go's - 'Vacation' from Vacation
Grace Jones - 'My Jamaican Guy' from Living My Life
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - 'The Message feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee' from The Message
Haircut One Hundred - 'Love Plus One' from Pelican West
Iggy Pop - 'Run Like a Villain' from Zombie Birdhouse
Kim Wilde - 'Cambodia' from Select
Kiss - 'I Love It Loud' from Creatures of the Night

Led Zeppelin - 'Bonzo's Montreux' from Coda
The Legendary Pink Dots - 'Amphitheatre' from Premonition cassette
Marshall Crenshaw - 'Someday, Someway' from Marshall Crenshaw
Marvin Gaye - 'Sexual Healing' from Midnight Love
Men Without Hats - 'The Safety Dance' from Rhythm of Youth
Merle Haggard / Willie Nelson - 'Pancho & Lefty' from Pancho & Lefty
Mission of Burma - 'Trem Two' from Vs.
Modern English - 'I Melt With You' from After the Snow
The Motels - 'Only the Lonely' from All Four One
New Order - 'Temptation' from Temptation single
Nick Lowe - 'My Heart Hurts' from Nick the Knife
Nico & The Invisible Girls - 'Procession' from Procession single
Oingo Boingo - 'Wild Sex (in the Working Class)' from Nothing to Fear
Queen - 'Under Pressure feat. David Bowie' from Hot Space
The Replacements - 'Kids Don't Follow' from Stink EP

Robyn Hitchcock - 'Fifty Two Stations' from Groovy Decay
Romeo Void - 'Never Say Never' from Benefactor
Rush - 'Subdivisions' from Signals
The Sisters of Mercy - 'Alice' from Alice single
Southern Death Cult - 'Moya' from Moya single
Sparks - 'I Predict' from Angst in My Pants
Squeeze - 'Black Coffee in Bed' from Sweets from a Stranger
Thomas Dolby - 'Europa and the Pirate Twins' from The Golden Age of Wireless
Tones on Tail - 'There's Only One' from There's Only One single
Toto - 'Africa' from Toto IV
Toto Coelo - 'I Eat Cannibals' from I Eat Cannibals single
U2 - 'A Celebration' from A Celebration single
The Waitresses - 'I Know What Boys Like' from Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?
Wall of Voodoo - 'Mexican Radio' from Call of the West
Willie Nelson - 'Always on My Mind' from Always on My Mind

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