The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s | Pitchfork I couldn't see thread for this yet, so here it is. Much like their recent 1960s list, there's some pretty fascinating (read: eclectic) inclusions as well as a bunch of the usual suspects. Nonetheless, the discussion on this thread is going to be interesting. Where I do give Pitchfork credit is that their curation of these recent lists is coming from a genuinely 21st Century perspective; where all genres and conventional forms of culture have been obliterated, fragmented and reorganised through new media and the Internet. I think that some of the most interesting music I've ever heard is being made at the moment and everything that preceded it (esp. in the 1980's): rock, pop, hip-hop, electro, jazz, experimental, African, etc is crucial in this respect. Stray observations: Great to see a strong emphasis on African music, hip-hop and experimental work (La Monte Young, Laurie Speigel, Meredith Monk). Lots of Janet Jackson. Pretty excellent overall representation of female artists. Talk Talk's Spirit Of Eden at #24.