Monday, December 18, 2017

The Best Albums of 1985: Honorable Mentions

We hope that you enjoyed our feature on The Best Albums of 1985. 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 1985 feature - since we limited ourselves to the Top 10. In this post you will find 12 more albums / EPs / compilations 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 45 extra songs that we thoroughly enjoy. We hope you do too! So without further delay, here are our Honorable Mentions for 1985.

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Cocteau Twins - Aikea-Guinea EP
Dead or Alive - Youthquake
Depeche Mode - Catching Up with Depeche Mode
Echo & the Bunnymen - Songs to Learn and Sing
Felt - Ignite the Seven Cannons
Fishbone - s/t EP
Gene Loves Jezebel - Immigrant
Mekons - Fear and Whiskey
Nice Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Firstborn is Dead
Nico & the Faction - Camera Obscura
The Replacements - Tim
The Wake - Here Comes Everybody

10,000 Maniacs - 'Scorpio Rising' from The Wishing Chair
ABC - 'Be Near Me' from How to Be A...Zillionaire!
Adam Ant - 'Vive Le Rock' from Vive Le Rock
a-Ha - 'The Sun Always Shines on TV' from Hunting High and Low
The Alarm - 'Strength' from Strength
Arcadia - 'Election Day' from So Red the Rose
Belouis Some - 'Some People' from Some People
Big Audio Dynamite - 'The Bottom Line' from This is Big Audio Dynamite
Camper Van Beethoven - 'Take the Skinheads Bowling' from Telephone Free Landslide Victory
The Cars - 'Tonight She Comes' from Greatest Hits
Clannad - 'In a Lifetime feat. Bono' from Macalla
The Clash - 'This is England' from Cut the Crap
The Colourfield - 'Thinking of You' from Virgins and Philistines
David Bowie and Mick Jagger - 'Dancing in the Street' from Dancing in the Street single
Dead Kennedys - 'Soup is Good Food' from Frankenchrist

Divinyls - 'Pleasure and Pain' from What a Life!
The Dukes of Stratosphear - 'The Mole from the Ministry' from 25 O'Clock
Duran Duran - 'A View to a Kill' from A View to a Kill soundtrack
Eurythmics - 'There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)' from Be Yourself Tonight
Faith No More - 'We Care a Lot' from We Care a Lot
Hoodoo Gurus - 'Bittersweet' from Mars Needs Guitars
Husker Du - 'Makes No Sense at All' from Flip Your Wig
James - 'Hymn from a Village' from Village Fire EP
Killing Joke - 'Eighties' from Night Time
The Legendary Pink Dots - 'Golden Dawn' from Asylum
Madonna - 'Crazy for You' from Vision Quest soundtrack
Midge Ure - 'If I Was' from The Gift
Oingo Boingo - 'Weird Science' from Weird Science soundtrack
Pat Methany Group - 'This Is Not America feat. David Bowie' from The Falcon and the Snowman soundtrack
The Pogues - 'Sally MacLennane' from Rum Sodomy & the Lash

The Power Station - 'Some Like It Hot' from The Power Station
Propaganda - 'p:Machinery' from A Secret Wish
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Catholic School Girls Rule' from Freaky Styley
The Replacements - 'Kiss Me on the Bus' from Tim
Run-D.M.C. - 'You Talk Too Much' from King of Rock
Scritti Politti - 'Perfect Way' from Cupid & Psych 85
Simple Minds - 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' from The Breakfast Club soundtrack
Skinny Puppy - 'Assimilate' from Bites
Sonic Youth - 'Death Valley '69 feat. Lydia Lunch' from Bad Moon Rising
Til Tuesday - 'Voices Carry' from Voices Carry
U2 - 'Loves Come Tumbling' from Wide Awake in America EP
UB40 - 'I Got You Babe feat. Chrissie Hynde' from Baggariddim
USA for Africa - 'We Are the World' from We Are the World
Wang Chung - 'To Live and Die in L.A.' from To Live and Die in L.A. soundtrack
X - 'Burning House of Love' from Ain't Love Grand!

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