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I Always Thought of 1984 as a Music Year

To accompany Kottke's list of 1984 movies, here are some of the album releases from the same year:
Madonna, Like a Virgin
Prince, Purple Rain
The Replacements, Let It Be
Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi
The Smiths, The Smiths
Husker Du, Zen Arcade
Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA
R.E.M., Reckoning
Minutemen, Double Nickels on the Dime
Metallica, Ride the Lightning
Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense


Thriller was '82.

posted by Jason Kirk at 5:42 PM on September 1, 2009

Bah, of course it was. Deleted.

posted by Rex at 5:49 PM on September 1, 2009

A few more:
Run-DMC: Run-DMC (first album)
Van Halen: 1984
Echo and the Bunnymen: Ocean Rain
Spinal Tap: This is Spinal Tap
U2: Unforgettable Fire

posted by David at 10:30 PM on September 1, 2009

Peter S. Scholtes of the City Pages spearheaded a series of guest-posts about this very topic, back in 2004, in which people pay tribute to the great music, films, and events of 1984. I rather like it.

posted by Barrett Chase at 10:46 PM on September 1, 2009

I'm at First ave to see The Cult do "Love" in its entirety. Came out in 1985 though. DAMMIT.

posted by Stevemarsh at 10:49 PM on September 1, 2009

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