The Greatest Albums of the 1980s Archive

23 Aug 2020

‘Tracy Chapman,’ Tracy Chapman

The Reagan/ Thatcher era of the 1980s drew its share of detractors in the music world — artists fed up with trickle-down economics and the heating up of the Cold War. Artists from Bruce Springsteen to U2
6 Aug 2020

Full Moon Fever – Tom Petty

Tom Petty was an American icon before he released his monster-selling Full Moon Fever in 1989. He had laid down the roots (no pun intended) of Americana and given good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll the kick in
12 Jul 2020

‘Making Movies,’ Dire Straits

Making Movies is Dire Straits’ third album and features one of the most boring LP covers of the decade (see right). For the group, the third time seemed to be a charm. Their first album, 1978’s self-titled