The Greatest Albums of the 1980s Archive

27 Mar 2021

Lives in the Balance – Jackson Browne (1986)

Like the name of his 1973 album, Jackson Browne is everyman, for everyman. He has been blessed with an earnest if not spectacular voice that makes you believe everything that he is singing about. His lyrics were
8 Dec 2020

Dare! – The Human League

In 1981, the Human League defined a generation of music with Dare!, a record so tied to new wave that you can’t really talk about the genre without bringing up them and their breakthrough song, “Don’t You
23 Sep 2020

‘Closer,’ Joy Division

Twelve years ago, I tried an experiment in which I listened to Joy Division for two weeks to try to find out why they were so revered. Although I grew an appreciation for their place in music