The Greatest Albums of the 1980s Archive

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
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