Top Ten Favorite Albums, 1985-1989

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  • 1989
  • 1. Freedom - Neil Young
  • 2. Oh Mercy - Bob Dylan
  • 3. Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys
  • 4. New York - Lou Reed
  • 5. Full Moon Fever - Tom Petty
  • 6. Doolittle - The Pixies
  • 7. Lyle Lovett And His Large Band - Lyle Lovett
  • 8. Spike - Elvis Costello
  • 9. Frank - Squeeze
  • 10. The Iron Man - Pete Townshend
  • 1988
  • 1. Temple Of Low Men - Crowded House
  • 2. Rattle And Hum - U2
  • 3. Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams
  • 4. Surfer Rosa - The Pixies
  • 5. Green - R.E.M.
  • 6. I'm Your Man - Leonard Cohen
  • 7. Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
  • 8. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
  • 9. Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth
  • 10. Worker's Playtime - Billy Bragg
  • 1987
  • 1. Tunnel Of Love - Bruce Springsteen
  • 2. The Joshua Tree - U2
  • 3. Pleased To Meet Me - The Replacements
  • 4. Document - R.E.M.
  • 5. Sign O' The Times - Prince
  • 6. Cloud Nine - George Harrison
  • 7. Pontiac - Lyle Lovett
  • 8. If I Should Fall From Grace With God - The Pogues
  • 9. Psionic Psunspot - The Dukes of Stratosphear
  • 10. Bo-Day-Shus!! - Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper
  • 1986
  • 1. Blood & Chocolate - Elvis Costello
  • 2. King Of America - Elvis Costello
  • 3. Life's Rich Pageant - R.E.M.
  • 4. The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths
  • 5. Georgia Satellites - Georgia Satellites
  • 6. Guitar Town - Steve Earle
  • 7. E.V.O.L. - Sonic Youth
  • 8. Small Town Romance - Richard Thompson
  • 9. Graceland - Paul Simon
  • 10. Crowded House - Crowded House
  • 1985
  • 1. Rain Dogs - Tom Waits
  • 2. Rum, Sodomy & The Lash - The Pogues
  • 3. Fables Of The Reconstruction - R.E.M.
  • 4. Tim - The Replacements
  • 5. Meat Is Murder - The Smiths
  • 6. White City-A Novel - Pete Townshend
  • 7. Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits
  • 8. The Rose Of England - Nick Lowe
  • 9. 25 O'Clock - The Dukes of Stratosphear
  • 10. Psychocandy - The Jesus & Mary Chain
Author Comments: 

Now we're at my last couple of years of high school and the beginning of college. You know, the 80s sure seems like a much better decade for music that a lot of people give it credit for. Or maybe I'm just hanging around the wrong crowd.