Monday, February 13, 2017

Best of 1987- The Album List

Time to roll with the 1987 Albums campaign! Another interesting year which was still sort of a crossover year in which some music styles from the first half of the decade started to transform into new genres raising new musical opportunities and opening stages for new kids.
This year was also a quite an innovative one, MTV Europe was launched, "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" is the first single being released on CD and the cassette tape was becoming more and more popular.
As for the synthpop, Ersaure and Pet Shop Boys were still keeping the mainstream afloat with it as were the the pop hits form the emerging Stock Atiken Watermen pop factory. Rick Astley's single "Never Gonna Give You up", became the best selling single of the year.
As for the other music tendencies, House music was growing slowly and taking over the danclefloors. On the different side indie pop/rock was in bloom giving more diverse and alternative forms.
Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel were honored the Brit Awards for best male and female.

As the result of your comments and votes, the album list for 1987 in 2017 is as follows:

1.     Depeche Mode- Music for the Masses 
2.     The Cure- Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
3.      U2- The Joshua Tree
4.     The Smiths- Strangeways, here we come  
5.     R.E.M.- Document
6.     INXS- Kick
7.     The Jesus and Mary Chain- Darklands                                    
8.     Pet Shop Boys- Actually
9.     Echo & The Bunnymen - Echo & The Bunnymen
10.   Sinead O Connor- The Lion and the Cobra
11.   George Michael- Faith
12.   Prince- Sign ' the Times                                
13.   David Sylvian- Secrets of the Beehive
14.   Love and Rockets- Earth, Sun, Moon
15.   The Sisters of Mercy  – Floodland
16.   The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me
17.   10000 Maniacs- In My Tribe
18.   Sonic Youth- Sister
19.   The Cult- Electric
20.   Dead Can Dance- Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
21.   Dinosaur Jr.- You're Living All Over Me      
22.   Siouxsie & The Banshees- Through the Looking Glass
23.   The Wedding Present- George Best
24.   Midnight Oil- Diesel and Dust
25.   Dead or Alive- Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know                 
26.   Suzanne Vega- Solitude Standing
27.   Happy Mondays- Squirrel and G-Man 24 Hour Party Ppl Plastic Face Carnt Smile
28.   Erasure- The Circus
29.   Psychedelic Furs- Midnight to Midnight
30.   Chris and Cosey- Exotika
31.   Spacemen 3- The Perfect Prescription
32.   Eurythmics- Savage
33.   Aztec Camera- Love
34.   Curiosity Killed the Cat- Keep Your Distance
35.   Bryan Ferry - Bete Noire
36.   Mick Karn- Dreams of Reason Produce Monsters
37.   Wire- Ideal Copy
38.   ABC- Alphabet City
39.   Bruce Springsteen- Tunnel of Love
40.   Lloyd Cole and the Commotions- Mainstream