The Best Albums Of 1983

Twas the year US Troops invaded Granada; The Red Hot Chili Peppers release their debut album; Thatcher is re-elected by a landslide in Great Britain; Klaus Barbie is officially charged with Nazi war crimes.

It was a great year for music, however.

Joe Jackson, Mikes Murder (OST)
Malcolm McLaren, Duck Rock
Replacements, Hootenanny
Tears for Fears – The Hurting
Fleshtones, Hexbreaker
U2 – War
Neil Young, Trans
Jazz Butcher, Bath Of Bacon
Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues
Big Country – The Crossing
New Order- Power Corruption and Lies
China Crisis – Working with Fire and Steel
The The, Soul Mining
Pink Floyd, The Final Cut
Ramones, Subterranean Jungle
Elvis Costello – Punch the Clock
UB40 – The Labour of Love
The Police – Synchronicity
Yazoo – You and Me Both
Blancmange – Happy Families
The Cramps, Smell Of Female
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
Aztec Camera – High Land Hard Rain
Echo and the Bunnyman – Porcupine
Heaven 17 – The Luxury Gap
The Stranglers – Feline
Blue Peter – Falling
OMD – Dazzle Ships
Bauhaus – Burning from the Inside
The Style Council – Introducing
Bruce Cockburn – The Trouble with Normal
R.E.M. – Murmur
The Fixx – Reach the Beach
XTC – Mummer
The Kinks – State of Confusion
Prince – 1999
Modern English – After the Snow
Gang of Four – Hard

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