Monday, January 27, 2014

Best albums of 1982: MFD vs. SUE


For my own amusement, I put together this quick comparison of two lists: the Top 100 albums of 1982, determined by the readers of the wonderful website Slicing Up Eyeballs and the 82 of '82 list here at My Favorite Decade.  Comparing my 82 with SUE's top 82, there are 27 commonalities (33%).  We agreed on the top spot, but not much else.

RioDuran Duran11
Pelican WestHaircut 100346
Night and DayJoe Jackson424
Golden Age of WirelessThomas Dolby519
Special Beat ServiceThe English Beat717
Sweets from a StrangerSqueeze1149
New Gold DreamSimple Minds158
The Lexicon of LoveABC169
Friend or FoeAdam Ant1720
Marshall CrenshawMarshall Crenshaw2052

AvalonRoxy Music275
Upstairs at Eric'sYaz336
Billy IdolBilly Idol4318
Combat RockThe Clash474
Shabooh ShoobahINXS487
Time and TideSplit Enz4945
VacationThe Go-Go's5421
Imperial BedroomElvis Costello5823
English SettlementXTC6015

Pleasure VictimBerlin6125
Built for SpeedStray Cats6836
Primitive ManIcehouse6957
The Party's OverTalk Talk7022
A Flock of SeagullsA Flock of Seagulls7229
Spring Session MMissing Persons7443
Big ScienceLaurie Anderson8142

Since I titled this blog "My Favorite Decade" and not "My Favorite Year," I think I'll leave 1982 alone and turn my attention to other years for a while.

1 comment :

  1. We all know 1982 is the greatest year ever in pop music. Nuff said. The music speaks volumes and your efforts to get some critical agreement were noble but ultimately fruitless.

    I nominate 1978 as the next year we focus on and scrutinize. Also open to 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983 and 1984. But not 1985.