Tuesday, December 31, 2013

1983 - 30th Anniversary Wrap Up

With the final day of the year upon us once more, I thought I would give a quick list recap of all the albums from 1983 that I reviewed for their thirtieth anniversaries this past year. How many albums was that exactly?

Would you believe...334!! Yes, that is nearly one album per day from 1983. The funny thing is, as the year wound down I found dozens more that I could have included as well. I guess they'll have to wait for the 35th anniversary run in 2018.

As with 2012, I really enjoyed this concentrated focus on a specific year's worth of music. 1983 was a big year for me - the end of high school and the beginning of college. These albums include some of my all-time favorites. And, I found some new ones that I had not heard before that I added to my music library as well.

I hope you enjoyed the journey, because tomorrow is a new day of a new year. The perfect time to hit up the 30th anniversary albums of 1984. I hope you stick around for that. Again, I thank you for reading and commenting (here, on Twitter, on Facebook, etc.).

Below is the full list, alphabetically, in case you missed any.

1983 Albums Reviewed:

10cc - Windows in the Jungle
ABC - Beauty Stab
AC/DC - Flick of the Switch
Adam Ant - Strip
A Flock of Seagulls - Listen
Alabama - The Closer You Get...
the Alarm - the Alarm
Aldo Nova - Subject: Aldo Nova
Alice Cooper -DaDa
Al Jarreau - Jarreau
All The Right Moves (soundtrack)
Altered Images - Bite
America - Your Move
André Cymone - Survivin' in the 80's
Anita Baker - The Songstress
Aretha Franklin - Get It Right
Art of Noise - Into Battle with the Art of Noise
Ashford & Simpson - High-Rise
Asia - Alpha
Atlantic Starr - Yours Forever
Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain
The B-52's - Whammy!
Bananarama - Deep Sea Skiving
Bauhaus - Burning from the Inside
the Belle Stars - the Belle Stars
Bertie Higgins - Pirates and Poets
Bette Midler - No Frills
the Big Chill (soundtrack)
Big Country - The Crossing
Billy Bragg - Life's a Riot with Spy Vs. Spy
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Billy Joel - An Innocent Man
Black Sabbath - Born Again
the Bluebells - the Bluebells
Blue Nile – A Walk Across the Rooftops
Blue Öyster Cult - The Revolution by Night
Bob Dylan - Infidels
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Confrontation
the Bongos - Numbers With Wings
Bonnie Tyler - Faster Than the Speed of Night
Bow Wow Wow - When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
Bryan Adams - Cuts Like a Knife
the Call - Modern Romans
Cameo - Style
Captain Sensible - The Power of Love
Carl Wilson - Youngblood
Carlene Carter - C'est C Bon
Carlos Santana - Havana Moon
Carly Simon - Hello Big Man
Carole King - Speeding Time
Carpenters - Voice of the Heart
Cheap Trick - Next Position Please
Cheryl Lynn - Preppie
Chic - Believer
Chicago - If You Leave Me Now
Chris Rea - Water Sign
Christopher Cross - Another Page
Cliff Richard - Silver
Coctaeu Twins - Head over Heels
Corey Hart - First Offense
Culture Club – Colour by Numbers
the Cure - Japanese Whispers
Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual
Dave Edmunds - Information
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Dazz Band - Joystick
D.C. Cab (soundtrack)
DeBarge - In a Special Way
Def Leppard - Pyromania
Deniece Williams - I'm So Proud
Depeche Mode - Construction Time Again
Diana Ross - Ross
Dio - Holy Diver
Dire Straits - ExtendedancEPlay
Divinyls - Desperate
Doctor Detroit (soundtrack)
Dionne Warwick - How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye
Dokken - Breaking the Chains
Dolly Parton - Burlap & Satin
Donna Summer - She Works Hard for the Money
Donnie Iris - Fortune 410
Dr. Hook - Let Me Drink From Your Well
Dreamboy - Dreamboy (EP)
Duran Duran - Seven and the Ragged Tiger
Earth, Wind and Fire - Powerlight
Earth, Wind and Fire - Electric Universe
Easy Money (soundtrack)
Echo & the Bunnymen – Porcupine
Eddie and the Cruisers (soundtrack)
Eddie Money - Where's the Party?
Electric Light Orchestra - Secret Messages
Elton John - Too Low for Zero
Elvis Costello - Punch the Clock
Eric Clapton - Money & Cigarettes
ESG - Come Away With ESG
Europe - Europe
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Eurythmics - Touch
The Fall - Perverted By Language
Fastway - Fastway
the Fixx - Reach the Beach
Flashdance (soundtrack)
the Fleshtones - Hexbreaker!
The Flirts - Born To Flirt
Foghat - Zig-Zag Walk
Frank Zappa - The Man From Utopia
Freur - Doot-Doot
Fun Boy Three - Waiting
The Gap Band - V: Jammin'
Gary Numan - Warriors
Genesis - Genesis
George Benson - In Your Eyes
George Strait - Right Or Wrong
Girlschool - Play Dirty
Graham Parker - The Real Macaw
Grand Funk - What's Funk?
Greg Kihn Band - Kihnspiracy
Hall & Oates - Rock 'n Soul Part 1
Hank Williams Jr. - Strong Stuff
Hanoi Rocks - Back to Mystery City
Haysi Fantayzee - Battle Hymns for Children Singing
Heart - Passionworks
Heaven 17 - Heaven 17
Heaven 17 - the Luxury Gap
Herbie Hancock - Future Shock
The Hooters - Amore
Hot Chocolate - Love Shot
Huey Lewis and the News - Sports
Human League - Fascination!
Indeep - Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
Irene Cara - What A Feelin'
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
Jackson Browne - Lawyers In Love
the Jam - Snap!
Jeffrey Osborne - Stay With Me Tonight
Jimmy Buffett - One Particular Harbour
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Album
JoBoxers - Like Gangbusters
Joe Jackson - Mike's Murder (soundtrack)
Joe Walsh - You Bought It - You Name It
John Cougar Mellencamp - Uh-Huh!
John Denver - It's About Time
Journey - Frontiers
Juice Newton - Dirty Looks
June Pointer - Baby Sister
Kajagoogoo - White Feathers
Kansas - Drastic Measures
Katrina and the Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Kenny G - G Force
Kenny Rogers - We've Got Tonight
Kenny Rogers - Eyes That See in the Dark
Kid Creole & the Coconuts - Doppelganger
Killing Joke - Fire Dances
Kim Carnes - Café Racers
Kim Wilde - Catch As Catch Can
the Kinks - State of Confusion
KISS - Lick It Up
Kool & the Gang - In the Heart
Laura Branigan - Branigan 2
Leo Sayer - Have You Ever Been In Love
Let's Active - Afoot (EP)
Level 42 - Standing in the Light
Linda Ronstadt - What's New
Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down
Lita Ford - Out For Blood
The Little Girls - Thank Heaven!
Little River Band - The Net
Lou Reed - Legendary Hearts
Loverboy - Keep It Up
Luther Vandross - Busy Body
Madness - Madness
Madonna - Madonna
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Somewhere in Afrika
Marillion - Script for a Jester's Tear
Mark Knopfler - Local Hero (soundtrack)
Marshall Crenshaw - Field Day
Martin Briley - One Night with a Stranger
Mary Jane Girls - Mary Jane Girls
Matthew Wilder - I Don't Speak the Language
Meat Loaf - Midnight at the Lost and Found
Melissa Manchester - Emergency
Men at Work - Cargo
Mental As Anything - Creatures of Leisure
Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson - Pancho & Lefty
Metallica - Kill 'Em All
Michael Bolton - Michael Bolton
Michael Sembello - Bossa Nova Hotel
Michael Stanley Band - You Can't Fight Fashion
Midnight Star - No Parking on the Dance Floor
Mike Oldfield - Crises
Ministry - With Sympathy
Molly Hatchet - No Guts… No Glory
Moody Blues - The Present
the Motels - Little Robbers
Motörhead - Another Perfect Day
Mötley Crüe - Shout at the Devil
Musical Youth - Different Style!
Naked Eyes - Burning Bridges/Naked Eyes
National Lampoon’s Vacation (soundtrack)
Nazareth - Sound Elixir
Neil Young and the Shocking Pinks - Everybody's Rockin'
Nena - Nena
New Edition - Candy Girl
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
Nick Heyward - North of a Miracle
Nick Lowe - The Abominable Showman
Night Ranger - Midnight Madness
Nile Rodgers - Adventures in the Land of the Good Groove
Nona Hendryx - Nona
The Oak Ridge Boys - American Made
The Oak Ridge Boys - Deliver
Oingo Boingo - Good For Your Soul
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Dazzle Ships
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon
Pat Benatar - Live from Earth
Paul McCartney - Pipes of Peace
Paul Simon - Heart and Bones
Paul Young - No Parlez
Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack - Born To Love
Peter Godwin - Correspondence
Peter Schilling - Error in the System
Pink Floyd - the Final Cut
the Plimsouls - Everywhere At Once
The Pointer Sisters - Break Out
Police – Synchronicity
Private School...For Girls (soundtrack)
Q-Feel - Q-Feel
Quarterflash - Take Another Picture
Quiet Riot - Mental Health
Ramones - Subterranean Jungle
Randy Newman - Trouble in Paradise
Ratt - Ratt (EP)
Ray Parker Jr. - Woman Out of Control
Red Rider - Neruda
Red Rockers - Good as Gold
Re-Flex - The Politics of Dancing
REM – Murmur
The Replacements - Hootenanny
Richard Thompson - Hand of Kindness
Rick James - Cold Blooded
Rick Springfield - Living in Oz
Rickie Lee Jones - Girl At Her Volcano
Ringo Starr - Old Wave
Risky Business (soundtrack)
Rita Coolidge - Never Let You Go
Robert Plant - The Principle of Moments
Rod Stewart - Body Wishes
Rodney Dangerfield - Rappin' Rodney
The Rolling Stones - Undercover
Roman Holliday - Roman Holliday (EP)
Roman Holliday - Cookin' On the Roof
The Romantics - In Heat
Ronnie Milsap - Keyed Up
Roxy Music - The High Road (live)
Rufus - Seal in Red
Rufus - Stompin' at the Savoy (live)
Saga - Heads or Tales
Savatage - Sirens
Shalamar - The Look
Sheena Easton - Best Kept Secret
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Nocturne (live)
Sissy Spacek - Hangin' Up My Heart
Sister Sledge - Betcha Say That to All the Girls
Slade - The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome
Smokey Robinson - Touch the Sky
Soft Cell - the Art of Falling Apart
Sonic Youth - Confusion Is Sex
S.O.S. Band - On the Rise
Spandau Ballet - True
Sparks - In Outer Space
Split Enz - Conflicting Emotions
Stacy Lattisaw - Sixteen
Status Quo - Back to Back
Staying Alive (soundtrack)
Steel Breeze - Heart on the Line
Stephanie Mills - Merciless
Stevie Nicks - The Wild Heart
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
the Stranglers - Feline
Stray Cats - Rant N' Rave With the Stray Cats
Stroker Ace (soundtrack)
The Style Council - Introducing the Style Council
Styx - Kilroy Was Here
the Sugarhill Gang - Rappin' Down Town
Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies
Survivor - Caught in the Game
Sylvia - Snapshot
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
Tavares - Words and Music
Tears For Fears - The Hurting
Teena Marie - Robbery
Terri Gibbs - Over Easy
The The – Soul Mining
Thin Lizy - Thunder and Lightning
Thin Lizzy - Life: Live
38 Special - Tour de Force
Thomas Dolby - Blinded By Science
Thompson Twins - Side Kicks
Tom Browne – Rockin’ Radio
Tom Tom Club - Close to the Bone
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
Tommy Tutone - National Emotion
Toni Basil - Toni Basil
Tracey Ullman - You Broke My Heart In Seventeen Places
Translator - No Time Like Now
Triumph - Never Surrender
the Tubes - Outside Inside
Twisted Sister - You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll
Two of a Kind (soundtrack)
UB40 - Labour of Love
UFO - Making Contact
Uriah Heep - Head First
U2 - Under a Blood Red Sky
Valley Girl (soundtrack)
Vandenberg - Heading For a Storm
Van Morrison - Inarticulate Speech of the Heart
Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
the Waitresses - Bruiseology
Was (Not Was) - Born to Laugh at Tornadoes
The Waterboys - The Waterboys
the Weather Girls - Success
"Weird Al" Yankovic - "Weird Al" Yankovic
Wham! - Fantastic
Willie Nelson - Tougher Than Leather
Willie Nelson - Without a Song
Willie Nelson with Waylon Jennings - Take It to the Limit
X - More Fun in the New World
XTC - Mummer
Yaz - You And Me Both
Yentl (soundtrack)
Yes - 90125
ZZ Top – Eliminator


HERC said...

Congrats on another great year of posts. Since you post at least once a day, I thought it was odd that you didn't feature at least 365 albums from 1983 but then I remembered you have regular Seventies and Soundtracks features. More of those please in 2014.

Can't forget your wonderful Top 104 Albums of 1982 post either. It was one of my favorites!

Martin Maenza said...

Herc, usually the first few months of each year are kind of lighter on those releases, so that is when I will back-fill with 70's stuff. Don't worry - the formula will continue through 2014.

I definitely plan to provide my Favorite 100 albums of 1983 post during the early part of 2014 as well. I enjoyed doing that ranking for 1982 records.

HERC said...

Have you ever considered expanding your flashback range? Not just 30-35 years but sat 20-45 years so you could cover albums from 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989 and even 1994. Surely the book that originally inspired you features albums from all of those years. Just a thought.

I'm simultaneously working on Top Album lists for both 1983 and 1984 so we are of the same mind. I started to do 1981 list first but got too frustrated with trying to establish an order so I moved on to 1983 and 1984 which seems to going a little easier. Starting new blog this Sunday with all the records I bought in 1985 - not surprisingly, most of those albums are from 1983-1984.