Urban75 Album of the Year 1988

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  1. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    And so it goes on, the never ending lists...

    1988 then. Another strong year, there are a few obvious candidates for winner (I've got three in my head).

    U2, Morrissey, The Wonderstuff, Iron Maiden, all of Urban's favourites were turning them out. Van Morrison (and the Chieftains) somehow made it to Number 2 on the NME list.

    Anyway...usual rules.... 1 - 20 in order, preferably without being numbered, band name first, to me by...how long do we want? A week? Let's say a week. 6pm next Monday night then, November 5th.

    Some lists:

    1988 Best Albums And Tracks Of The Year - NME
    Top Albums of 1988 - Rate Your Music
    Top 30 Hip Hop Albums 1988 - Hip Hop Golden Age
    AllMusic's Best Albums of 1988
    1988 in music - Wikipedia
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  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    “Hammersmith Odeon, are you ready...”
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  3. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    My memory has gone blank. What was that short-lived band that Steve Albini was in?
  4. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Nope, rings no bells at all.

    This counts, btw:

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  5. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    World Domination Enterprises, the last good Butthole Surfers album, the Bambi Slam. Can't see me getting to 20 though.
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  6. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Retrospectively the best album of 1988 is Daydream Nation.

    I'm 1988 however I thought it was In The Dynamite Jet Saloon by the Dogs D'Amour.
  7. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Last good studio album. Double Live is great.
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  8. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Somewhere in the eaves I probably still have a list of my top 20 from 1988. I am that sad. I used to compile the belboid family list (+ a couple of hangers on, 6 in total) for several years. 1988 was the only year the single and album was won by the same person. I doubt Tracy Chapman would do that well if we reheld it now.
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  9. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    If I did my list in 1988 it'd probably be something like this:

    Slayer - South Of Heaven
    Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
    Metallica - ...And Justice For All
    Voivod ‎– Dimension Hatröss
    Blind Illusion - The Sane Asylum
    Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!
    Anthrax - State Of Euphoria

    However, my actual most listened to album in 88 was Now... 11: I wore out side 4 of the tape with Bomb the Bass, Coldcut, Krush, Jack'n'Chill and Beatmasters featuring the Cookie Crew. I could NEVER let the metallers I hung around with at school know that though.
  10. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Napalm Death - From Enslavement to Obliteration
    Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction

    We also listened to a lot of house, disco, pop, rap and hip-hop but since we were the metallers no one else gave a damn that we did.
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  11. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Surfer Rosa, Bummed and Isn't Anything immediately stand out for me. If forced I'd probably go for the Mondays.
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  12. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    I think 1988 is one of the top 3 musical years for me, at least if I only count when I've been alive to listen. The hip hop was out of this world, as was the metal. And even if I wasn't into house as such, in that I didn't follow the scene, know the names of the DJs and so on, I still heard loads of it and there's no doubt it shaped my experience of sounds and how to make and enjoy them.
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  13. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Oh fuck, Appetite for Destruction was 1988 as well.
  14. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    fairly sure that was 87 - it was on a lot of people's lists last year.

    also it's shite.
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  15. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    Nurse With Wound's Soliloquy for Lillith was 1988, and Harold Budd's White Arcades

    Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden too. And Front 242's Front by Front
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  16. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    I'm currently dancing around the front room to this:

    Fuck, it's good. YO YO GET FUNKY!
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  17. moody

    moody Being alive increases risk of death.

    naked by one of my fave bands, talking heads.
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  18. copliker

    copliker ...

    A great year for christian hair metal.

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  19. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    Henry Threadgill's Easily Slip into Another World! Amazing album.

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  20. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    I'll raise you.

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  21. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    Nah. I've never liked the vocals on that. Gimme Fast Eddie instructing me to Jack to the Sound of the Underground any day.
  22. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    I fucking loved 1988

    Just that :D

    runners up in metal and punk in 1988 include the aforementioned State of Euphoria, South of Heaven, ...and Justice for all, Reek of Putrefaction and From Enslavement to Obliteration also mentioned above.

    And then very much:

    Keeper of the Seven Keys II by Helloween
    Punishment for Decadence by Coroner
    The Only Good Punk... by Electro Hippies
    The Final Conflict by Conflict
    The Music of Erich Zann by Mekong Delta

    Not making an official entry of any of these because there's no point. Just acknowledging :D
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  23. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Shit, that reminded me that I listened quite a bit to Manowar's Kings of Metal (1988) whilst reading LOTR that winter :oops:

    In my defence I was 12
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  24. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    Nick Cave - tender prey
    Pixies - surfer rosa.
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  25. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    Bummed by Happy Mondays is brilliant. If you associate them with the Madchester era, then this album might come as a shock to you. Sounding halfway between Can and a washing machine full of spanners, it's an extraordinary racket. Producer John Cale was shocked by how many drugs the band were ingesting during recording. That's John Cale of the Velvet Underground.

    It's fantastic. We're Moving in and Fat Lady Wrestlers are favourites as well as the more obvious choices such as Wrote For Luck (which is pure poetry mixed with Can-theft).

    You've been with fat lady wrestlers, Germans in trenches, teachers who speak to themself. Snide sneak corner, baby-beating pauper, and peasants who eat from the road.

    Incredible lyrics from Ryder.
  26. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    oooo I missed that. Both better than and not as good as Repeater.
  27. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Cale produced the first one, not bummed.
  28. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    Oh well. I guess Hannett was just about good enough at a push then.
  29. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    No wait, I've just remembered Vivid by Living Colour was 1988, not 1987.

    Also Survive by Nuclear Assault, and The New Order by Testament.

    Like I said, I fucking loved 1988
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  30. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    Christ. Giving PE a run for their money.
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