Friday, April 1, 2011

U2, Guns N’ Roses named Best Albums of 1980s

U2’s 1987 classic, “The Joshua Tree,” has been selected as the Best Album Of The 1980s by readers of Rolling Stone magazine.

Produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, “The Joshua Tree” turned U2 into one of the biggest bands in the world. Massive hits "Where The Streets Have No Name," "With Or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" were all over the radio for well over a year, and by the end of their 1987 tour, U2 was playing stadiums.

1987 also provided the #2 album, the monster known as “Appetite For Destruction,” by Guns N’ Roses.

A few obvious, mainstream albums follow in third place and beyond: “Thriller,” “Born In The USA,” "Purple Rain” – albums so well known there’s no need to list the artist involved.

AC/DC’s “Back In Black” landed in 6th place, while Metallica’a “Master Of Puppets” came in at #10.

Best Albums of the 1980s
Chosen by Rolling Stone readers (March 2011)

01. U2: The Joshua Tree
02. Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction
03. Michael Jackson: Thriller
04. Bruce Springsteen: Born In The USA
05. Prince: Purple Rain
06. AC/DC: Back In Black
07. The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead
08. The Clash: London Calling
09. The Cure: Disintegration
10. Metallica: Master Of Puppets

Guns Guns N' Roses

Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine (1987)