Top 10 Albums (1987 edition) [updated w/comments]


These one-place-and-time sounds of punk and post-punk Britain define rock ‘n’ roll as completely and as unpredictably as various people did in Memphis in the mid-fifties and better than anything in between, except for Nolan Strong and the Diablos‘ acapella “(So Long) Gee, I Hate to See You Go” in the early sixties, or maybe the Rockin’ Rebels‘ “Wild Weekend,” not to mention Roxy Music‘s “All I Want is You”…As for Germfree Adolescents, I like the cover. And the words. And Poly Styrene‘s screech. How many of these records are still in print?

from Rock Critics Choice: The Top 100 Albums (compiled by Paul Gambaccini, 1987) [thanks to Joseph Ollio]

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