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1981 in music. • Page 2

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by phaynes12, Sep 7, 2021.

  1. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Oh shit, I forgot I hadn’t voted yet. Will jot down some thoughts about these albums later, but just to get the vote in…

    1. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hard Promises
    2. Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
    3. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
     
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  2. tomdelonge

    Regular

    1. Joan Armatrading - Walk Under Ladders
    2. Bob Dylan - Shot Of Love
    3. Police - Ghost In The Machine
     
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  3. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Gonna sneak in a few more listens tonight after the Pats game while I work.
     
  4. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    kind of a low participation week. people still into this? is it just the year or are people losing interest?

    black flag's damaged wins with 13 points. tom petty's hard promises is 2nd with 9 and stevie nicks' bella donna is 3rd with 8.
     
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  5. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I'm still into it, but personally I feel like a majority of the 80s are big singles years whereas the 70s we're bigger album years, if that makes sense
     
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  6. Gianni28

    Regular

    Yeah, this year was just so-so for me.

    You still closed the voting kinda early! Not that it would've changed anything - lol.

    1. Rush - Moving Pictures
    2. Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
    3. Squeeze - East Side Story
     
  7. George

    Trusted Prestigious

    Was a busy week from a life perspective and other music listening priorities, so managed precisely 0 new listens to 1981 albums, which is my first blank week I think since we started this. Will try and play catch up next week if I have more time.

    Still into it though! Just bad timing this week for whatever reason, but I’ve added a bunch of albums to my “to listen” list, so a worthwhile exercise for sure.
     
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  8. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    1. Stevie Nicks: Bella Donna
    2. The Cure: Faith

    Honestly don’t have a 3rd and haven’t had much time to listen. Its been a crazy few weeks but I’m definitely still enjoying this and planning to get back into it a bit more after this week
     
  9. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    You can probably chalk this one up to a very busy week following a long holiday weekend. I know I'm still playing catch up on work stuff.
     
  10. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    for sure, I get that
     
  11. tomdelonge

    Regular

    This was just a fucked week, so exhausting

    Kind of a soft year too

    i did listen to East Side Story and Talk Talk Talk. Theyre both good albums but they have a few heavies and a lotta filler. Par for the year
     
  12. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I haven’t lost interest in this whatsoever. We just started a day late, and it was the first week of school. Looking forward to 82
     
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  13. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    The 82 winner seems like the most obvious one of.... any? year? We'll see...
     
  14. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    pretty sure i know which album you mean and it’ll probably win but i doubt by our largest margin yet
     
  15. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Yeah some great ones in 82
     
  16. George

    Trusted Prestigious

    Getting in just before the 82 thread, I listened to Juju by Siouxsie and the Banshees on my walk to work today. It was enjoyable, they'd slightly lost that punky, bratty energy that I enjoyed from The Scream from 1978, and instead it was very Cure or Joy Division esque, especially in the rhytmn section.

    I did feel it did slightly blur into one, or finds itself into a groove and doesn't move from there, we have howling, powerful vocals, some jagged guitars and pounding bass and drum. Creates a good atmosphere, but I think I preferred The Scream, from my very first impression.
     
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  17. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    definitely some Cure there, and interestingly enough Robert Smith joins them by 84 I believe
     
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    playing in the band Prestigious

  19. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Wow yeah this Luther Vandross album is excellent
     
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  20. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    A House is Not a Home is so good, and (although I knew that's where it came from before) the end of the song that Ye winds up flipping for Slow Jamz made me smile so much
     
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  21. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Holy shit, "Maybe Baby" by The Cars is so fucking good. It's like a Cure song
     
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  22. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    they’re a good band, nick
     
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  23. tomdelonge

    Regular

    Sick song

    I hear a lot of Roxy Music too, whose influence often seems to be simmering under the big Cars melodies

    For some reason The Thrill Of It All Comes to mind re: Maybe Baby:

     
  24. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    As a Bostonian, I frequently forget that not everywhere in the country are The Cars considered a towering staple of classic rock