David Arkenstone's oeuvre is hilarious: "Pure Sleep", "Fairy Dreams", "Journey of the Whales", etc. newage tinkly noises… and a couple World of Warcraft albums.
One album a year (a couple of these are more hard rock, but I steered it away from hair metal mostly):
- Ace of Spades, by Motörhead: 1980
- Diary of a Madman, by Ozzy Osbourne: 1981
- Number of the Beast, by Iron Maiden: 1982
- Show No Mercy, by Slayer: 1983
- Defenders of the Faith, by Judas Priest: 1984
- We Care a Lot, by Faith No More: 1985
- Peace Sells, by Megadeth: 1986
- Appetite for Destruction, by Guns N Roses: 1987
- Operation: Mindcrime, by Queensrÿche: 1988
- Conspiracy, by King Diamond: 1989
I started off today with Sound System, by The Clash, but quickly dumped it. Aside from their top 40 hits, they all sound the same and their lack of singing talent and failure to discover anything past three chords on the guitar, really gets on my nerves. They're like the worst caricature of "punk" you'd do as a joke, but carried on for a decade and roughly 500 "best of" albums. You can't listen to any '80s playlist without 25% of the songs being Clash, 25% being teeny little Prince (or whatever he called himself as he crawled further up his tiny butthole), neither of whom I want to hear more than one track a day from ever. And I suppose my Anglophobia doesn't help; English wankers preening about English mob politics. I ain't even mad right now, or this rant would go on longer.
I already have most of this ripped, but until now that was the only way to get it.
What always amuses me about the Rick Roll is I grew up with Rick Astley's music, he's a really good R&B-pop singer. "Never Gonna Give You Up" isn't my favorite of his songs, but he also sang way too much about love and romance and sometimes "god" (whatever that nonsense is), not my favorite subjects. Anyway, haven't heard his new album, post 50.
Several of these /via xtheo, which is a fantastic synthwave & '80s tumbleblog/moodboard.
Note with Soundcloud, you need to hit the hamburger menu at the bottom right of the page, and turn off "Autoplay Station" or it'll randomly insert other artists. Which might be what you want other times, but not when listening to one artist. Bandcamp works like a sane thing.