1980 was a transitional year for music. Punk was slowly giving way to a new type of sound – you might even call it a new wave. Join us as we count down our top 5 favorite albums from that year.
#5 U2 – Boy
The debut record from a band that seemingly has always existed. They earn our this position for sounding amazingly well formed and polished at this early stage of their career.
#4 The Feelies – Crazy Rhythms
A lesser known NYC indie rock staple that would go on to influence some of the more popular bands in the decades to come.
#3 AC/DC – Back in Black
An iconic record from a band in the midst of trauma and stardom. Packed with some of the decades most approachable, yet hard rocking guitar tracks.
#2 DEVO – Freedom of Choice
The innovative outsiders fully embrace the synthesizer on this, their most memorable release. The music videos would become ingrained into our culture.
#1 Talking Heads – Remain in Light
The record that solidified Talking Heads in rock music history. David Byrne, Brian Eno and friends created a classic that still sounds fresh and inventive almost 40 years later.
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