Pitchfork: Best Albums of the 80s


I have been shouted at by drunk people for putting this on loop at my parties


‘First they get drunk and shout at you for playing Temporary Secretary on repeat. And then they can fuck off, because it’s a brilliant song’

Gandhi (misattributed)


Many years ago - probably mid noughties, I organised our own DiS users poll on the top 100 albums of the eighties, and published it on a website somewhere. I am sure the website has long gone, but perhaps the spreadsheet still exists on an old hard drive.

Does Sean keep an archive of old DiS user threads?

It would be interesting to see what y’all voted for.


Most of the old threads are still there. If you can remember the title you can probably find it via Google.


I like to tell people McCartney invented acid house and then play them this. It’s kind of true right?

The bonus tracks on the remaster of this album are incredible btw.


Too $hort - Life is…

Why had I not heard Too $hort before? (mostly) great $tuff


Change - the glow of love

Kind of liked this, but I think listening to it through shitty headphones on my morning commute isn’t doing it any favours.

should be driving around New York in a limo with Luther Vandross and lots of cocaine instead.