1983 Forever: These essential albums are turning 35 in 2018
Total
57
Shares
 

After rolling out anniversary pieces celebrating 1993, 1998, and 2003, we thought we were done with these album release date look-back articles. But then this month, Topps included a 35th anniversary reboot of its beloved 1983 baseball card series, and we got to thinking about music from that year. Some heavyweight records immediately came to mind -- Madonna's debut, Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order, Dio's Holy Diver -- representing a real cross-section of pop and underground culture. The creative output of '83 is criminally underrated; post-punk, new wave, and synth-pop offered essential classics, while metal and hard rock were planting seeds for the years to come. Below is a compilation of some of our favorite albums turning 35 in 2018, from vinyl bin favorites to straight-up classics that still influence music to this day. [Note: Release dates are pulled from a variety of online sources; some are approximate.]

Prev2 of 56Next
Swipe or use your ← → (arrow) keys

February: Sonic Youth, Confusion Is Sex

Prev2 of 56Next
Swipe or use your ← → (arrow) keys

 

Comments

Total
57
Shares