25 Culture Club - Colour By Numbers (1983) Colour by Numbers was Culture Club's most successful album, and, undoubtedly, one of the most popular albums from the 1980s. Scoring no less than four U.S. hit singles (and five overseas), this set dominated the charts for a full year, both in the United States and in Europe. The songs were infectious, the videos were all over MTV, and the band was a media magnet. Boy George sounded as warm and soulful as ever, but one of the real stars on this set was backing vocalist Helen Terry, who really brought the house down on the album's unforgettable first single, "Church of the Poison Mind." This album also featured the band's biggest (and only number one) hit, the irresistibly catchy "Karma Chameleon," its more rock & roll Top Five follow-up "Miss Me Blind," and the fourth single (and big club hit), "It's a Miracle" (which also featured Helen Terry's unmistakable belting). Also here are "Victims," a big, dark, deep, and bombastic power ballad that was a huge hit overseas but never released in the U.S., and other soulful favorites such as "Black Money" and "That's the Way (I'm Only Trying to Help You)," where Boy George truly flexed his vocal muscles. In the 1980s music was, in many cases, flamboyant, fun, sexy, soulful, colorful, androgynous, and carefree, and this album captured that spirit perfectly. A must for any collector of 1980s music, and the artistic and commercial pinnacle of a band that still attracted new fans years later. Track List 1 Karma Chameleon Culture Club / Mikey Craig / Roy Hay / Jon Moss / Phil Pickett Culture Club 4:12 2 It's a Miracle Culture Club / Mikey Craig / Roy Hay / Jon Moss / George O'Dowd / Phil Pickett Culture Club 3:25 3 Black Money Culture Club Culture Club 5:19 4 Changing Every Day Culture Club Culture Club 3:17 5 That's the Way (I'm Only Trying to Help You) Culture Club Culture Club 2:46 6 Church of the Poison Mind Culture Club Culture Club 3:30 7 Miss Me Blind Culture Club Culture Club 4:29 8 Mister Man Culture Club Culture Club 3:36 9 Stormkeeper Culture Club Culture Club 2:49 10 Victims Culture Club Culture Club 4:53 24 The Who - Who's Next (1971) Much of Who's Next derives from Lifehouse, an ambitious sci-fi rock opera Pete Townshend abandoned after suffering a nervous breakdown, caused in part from working on the sequel to Tommy. There's no discernable theme behind these songs, yet this album is stronger than Tommy, falling just behind Who Sell Out as the finest record the Who ever cut. Townshend developed an infatuation with synthesizers during the recording of the album, and they're all over this album, adding texture where needed and amplifying the force, which is already at a fever pitch. Apart from Live at Leeds, the Who have never sounded as LOUD and unhinged as they do here, yet that's balanced by ballads, both lovely ("The Song Is Over") and scathing ("Behind Blue Eyes"). That's the key to Who's Next -- there's anger and sorrow, humor and regret, passion and tumult, all wrapped up in a blistering package where the rage is as affecting as the heartbreak. This is a retreat from the '60s, as Townshend declares the "Song Is Over," scorns the teenage wasteland, and bitterly declares that we "Won't Get Fooled Again." For all the sorrow and heartbreak that runs beneath the surface, this is an invigorating record, not just because Keith Moon runs rampant or because Roger Daltrey has never sung better or because John Entwistle spins out manic basslines that are as captivating as his "My Wife" is funny. This is invigorating because it has all of that, plus Townshend laying his soul bare in ways that are funny, painful, and utterly life-affirming. That is what the Who was about, not the rock operas, and that's why Who's Next is truer than Tommy or the abandoned Lifehouse. Those were art -- this, even with its pretensions, is rock & roll. Track List 1 Baba O'Riley Pete Townshend The Who 5:08 2 Bargain Pete Townshend The Who 5:34 3 Love Ain't for Keeping Pete Townshend The Who 2:10 4 My Wife John Entwistle The Who 3:41 5 The Song Is Over Pete Townshend The Who 6:14 6 Getting in Tune Pete Townshend The Who 4:50 7 Going Mobile Pete Townshend The Who 3:43 8 Behind Blue Eyes Pete Townshend The Who 3:42 9 Won't Get Fooled Again Pete Townshend The Who 8:33 23 Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979) With Breakfast in America, Supertramp had a genuine blockbuster hit, topping the charts for four weeks in the U.S. and selling millions of copies worldwide; by the 1990s, the album had sold over 18 million units across the world. Although their previous records had some popular success, they never even hinted at the massive sales of Breakfast in America. Then again, Supertramp's earlier records weren't as pop-oriented as Breakfast. The majority of the album consisted of tightly written, catchy, well-constructed pop songs, like the hits "The Logical Song," "Take the Long Way Home," and "Goodbye Stranger." Supertramp still had a tendency to indulge themselves occasionally, but Breakfast in America had very few weak moments. It was clearly their high-water mark. Track List 1 Gone Hollywood Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 5:19 2 The Logical Song Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 4:10 3 Goodbye Stranger Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 5:50 4 Breakfast in America Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 2:39 5 Oh Darling Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 4:02 6 Take the Long Way Home Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 5:08 7 Lord Is It Mine Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 4:09 8 Just Another Nervous Wreck Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 4:25 9 Casual Conversations Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 2:58 10 Child of Vision Rick Davies / Roger Hodgson Supertramp 7:28 22 The Clash - London Calling (1979) Give 'Em Enough Rope, for all of its many attributes, was essentially a holding pattern for the Clash, but the double-album London Calling is a remarkable leap forward, incorporating the punk aesthetic into rock & roll mythology and roots music. Before, the Clash had experimented with reggae, but that was no preparation for the dizzying array of styles on London Calling. There's punk and reggae, but there's also rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop, lounge jazz, and hard rock; and while the record isn't tied together by a specific theme, its eclecticism and anthemic punk function as a rallying call. While many of the songs -- particularly "London Calling," "Spanish Bombs," and "The Guns of Brixton" -- are explicitly political, by acknowledging no boundaries the music itself is political and revolutionary. But it is also invigorating, rocking harder and with more purpose than most albums, let alone double albums. Over the course of the record, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones (and Paul Simonon, who wrote "The Guns of Brixton") explore their familiar themes of working-class rebellion and antiestablishment rants, but they also tie them in to old rock & roll traditions and myths, whether it's rockabilly greasers or "Stagger Lee," as well as mavericks like doomed actor Montgomery Clift. The result is a stunning statement of purpose and one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever recorded. [In 2000 Columbia/Legacy reissued and remastered London Calling.] Track List 1 London Calling Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 3:19 2 Brand New Cadillac Vince Taylor The Clash 2:08 3 Jimmy Jazz Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 3:54 4 Hateful Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 2:44 5 Rudie Can't Fail Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 3:29 6 Spanish Bombs Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 3:18 7 The Right Profile Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 3:54 8 Lost in the Supermarket Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 3:47 9 Clampdown Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 3:49 10 The Guns of Brixton Paul Simonon The Clash 3:09 11 Wrong 'Em Boyo Clive Alphonso / Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 3:10 12 Death or Glory Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 3:55 13 Koka Kola Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 1:47 14 The Card Cheat The Clash / Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 3:49 15 Lover's Rock Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 4:03 16 Four Horsemen Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 2:55 17 I'm Not Down Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 3:06 18 Revolution Rock Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 5:33 19 Train in Vain Mick Jones / Joe Strummer The Clash 3:10 21 The Beatles - Revolver (1966) All the rules fell by the wayside with Revolver, as the Beatles began exploring new sonic territory, lyrical subjects, and styles of composition. It wasn't just Lennon and McCartney, either -- Harrison staked out his own dark territory with the tightly wound, cynical rocker "Taxman"; the jaunty yet dissonant "I Want to Tell You"; and "Love You To," George's first and best foray into Indian music. Such explorations were bold, yet they were eclipsed by Lennon's trippy kaleidoscopes of sound. His most straightforward number was "Doctor Robert," an ode to his dealer, and things just got stranger from there as he buried "And Your Bird Can Sing" in a maze of multi-tracked guitars, gave Ringo a charmingly hallucinogenic slice of childhood whimsy in "Yellow Submarine," and then capped it off with a triptych of bad trips: the spiraling "She Said She Said"; the crawling, druggy "I'm Only Sleeping"; and "Tomorrow Never Knows," a pure nightmare where John sang portions of the Tibetan Book of the Dead into a suspended microphone over Ringo's thundering, menacing drumbeats and layers of overdubbed, phased guitars and tape loops. McCartney's experiments were formal, as he tried on every pop style from chamber pop to soul, and when placed alongside Lennon's and Harrison's outright experimentations, McCartney's songcraft becomes all the more impressive. The biggest miracle of Revolver may be that the Beatles covered so much new stylistic ground and executed it perfectly on one record, or it may be that all of it holds together perfectly. Either way, its daring sonic adventures and consistently stunning songcraft set the standard for what pop/rock could achieve. Even after Sgt. Pepper, Revolver stands as the ultimate modern pop album and it's still as emulated as it was upon its original release. Track List 1 Taxman George Harrison The Beatles 2:38 2 Eleanor Rigby John Lennon / Paul McCartney The Beatles 2:06 3 I'm Only Sleeping John Lennon / Paul McCartney The Beatles 3:00 4 Love You To George Harrison The Beatles 2:59 5 Here, There and Everywhere John Lennon / Paul McCartney The Beatles 2:24 6 Yellow Submarine John Lennon / Paul McCartney The Beatles 2:38 7 She Said She Said John Lennon / Paul McCartney The Beatles 2:36 8 Good Day Sunshine John Lennon / Paul McCartney The Beatles 2:09 9 And Your Bird Can Sing John Lennon / Paul McCartney The Beatles 2:00 10 For No One John Lennon / Paul McCartney The Beatles 1:59 11 Doctor Robert John Lennon / Paul McCartney The Beatles 2:14 12 I Want To Tell You George Harrison The Beatles 2:27 13 Got To Get You Into My Life John Lennon / Paul McCartney The Beatles 2:29 14 Tomorrow Never Knows John Lennon / Paul McCartney The Beatles 3:01 Kod: Zao nam je, ali morate biti registrovani/prijavljeni da vidite ovaj sadržaj!