Thursday, January 9, 2014

I voted, but I didn't rock it.

The results are in over at Slicing Up Eyeballs.  They've counted the votes and released their viewer's picks for The Top 100 albums from 1980-1989.  Admittedly, that website has always skewed towards the latter half of the decade, so I wasn't surprised that the results share that same skew.  Judging from the top ten albums on the list, the readership of that blog is a dour bunch that buys a lot of eyeliner (present company excepted, of course).  I'll break down the year-by-year results soon, but let's take a look at how my ballot fared.

Here are the 11 albums I voted for that made the final 100:

#12: REM – Murmur
#18: Duran Duran – Rio
#22: Peter Gabriel – So
#26: REM – Lifes Rich Pageant 
#28: INXS – Kick 
#33: The Police – Ghost in the Machine 
#50: Roxy Music – Avalon 
#59: David Bowie – Let’s Dance 
#60: The Human League – Dare
#76: Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
#96: ABC – Lexicon of Love

And here are the 14 albums I voted for that didn't make the cut:

Adam and the Ants – Kings of the Wild Frontier
The Beat – Special Beat Service
Thomas Dolby – The Golden Age of Wireless
The Go-Go’s – Beauty and the Beat
Haircut One Hundred – Pelican West
Heaven 17 – The Luxury Gap
Joe Jackson – Night and Day
The Police – Synchronicity
Pretenders – Learning to Crawl
Scritti Politti – Cupid & Psyche 85
Simple Minds – Once Upon a Time
The Smithereens – Green Thoughts
Squeeze – Argybargy
Squeeze – East Side Story

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