RECORD COLLECTING MONTHLY MIX 09: 1984 Revisited - The Best Albums



Embark on a sonic voyage through the memorable tunes of 1984

Meticulously crafted from the insightful pages of 'Record Collector' magazine, dive into the vibrant soundscape of one of music's most iconic years as we unearth the gems that defined 1984. From groundbreaking albums that shaped genres to hidden treasures waiting to be rediscovered, a lovingly curated compilation of the best releases from this unforgettable era. Whether you're a seasoned vinyl enthusiast or a newcomer eager to explore the sounds of the past, this episode offers an immersive experience that celebrates the enduring legacy of 1984's musical landscape.

01 Prince - Purple Rain (Purple Rain)

02 Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Rattlesnakes (Rattlesnakes)

03 Smiths - Hand In Glove (The Smiths)

04 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Snatch Of Fury (Stay) Welcome To The Pleasure Dome (Welcome To The Pleasure Dome)

05 Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA (Born In The USA)

06 Scott Walker - Rawhide (Climate Of Hunter)

07 R E M - So Central Rain (Reckoning)

08 Go-Betweens - Bachelor Kisses (Spring Hill Fair)

09 Sade - Smooth Operator (Diamond Life)

10 Style Council - Blue Cafe (Café Bleu)

11 Prefab Sprout - Don't Sing (Swoon)

12 Blue Nile - A Walk Across The Rooftops (A Walk Across The Rooftops)

13 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity (From Her To Eternity)

14 Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain (Ocean Rain)

15 U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (The Unforgettable Fire)

16 Cocteau Twins - Lorelei (Treasure)

17 Aztec Camera - Knife (Knife)

18 The Fall - Lay Of The Land (The Wonderful & Frightening World)

19 David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees (Brilliant Trees)

20 Simple Minds - Waterfront (Sparkle In The Rain)

21 The Waterboys - A Pagan Place (A Pagan Place)

22 Psychedelic Furs - Heaven (Mirror Moves)

23 Malcolm McLaren - Madame Butterfly (Fans)

24 Madonna - Like A Virgin (Like A Virgin)

25 Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (Make It Big)

26 Marillion - Fugazi (Fugazi)

27 Iron Maiden - Powerslave (Powerslave)

28 Teena Marie - Starchild (Starchild)

29 Rush - Distant Early Warning (Grace Under Pressure)

30 Metallica - Ride The Lightning (Ride The Lightning)

31 Art Of Noise - Who's Afraid (Of The Art of Noise) (Who's Afraid Of The Art of Noise)

32 Bobby Womack - Tell Me Why (The Poet II)

33 Pretenders - Middle Of The Road (Learning To Crawl)

34 Talking Heads - Psycho Killer (Stop Making Sense)

35 Tina Turner - Private Dancer (Private Dancer)

36 The Replacements - I Will Dare (Let It Be)

37 Run DMC - It's Like That (Run DMC)

38 Pale Fountains - Unless (Pacific Street)

39 Van Halen - 1984 Jump (1984)

40 Queen - Radio Ga Ga (The Works)

41 The Cure - The Top (The Top)

42 Siouxsie & The Banshees - Swimming Horses (Hyaena)

43 Xmal Deutschland - Reigen (Tocsin)

44 Orange Juice - What Presence (The Orange Juice)

45 Special AKA - Nelson Mandela (In The Studio)

46 Bronski Beat - Why (The Age Of Consent)

47 Change - Change Of Heart (Change Of Heart)

48 Ashford & Simpson - Solid (Solid)

49 Friends Again - Honey At the Core (Reprise) (Trapped And Unwrapped)

50 Tom Verlaine - Five Miles Of You (Cover)