Acclaimed Music - The 500 Most Recommended Artists of the '80s

The 500 Most Recommended Artists of the '80s


1 Prince
2 The Smiths
3 U2
4 R.E.M.
5 Bruce Springsteen
6 Madonna
7 The Cure
8 Pixies
9 New Order
10 Michael Jackson
11 Talking Heads
12 Public Enemy
13 Elvis Costello
14 Tom Waits
15 The Stone Roses
16 Beastie Boys
17 Joy Division
18 Hüsker Dü
19 Sonic Youth
20 Run-D.M.C.
21 The Jesus and Mary Chain
22 The Replacements
23 Peter Gabriel
24 Guns N' Roses
25 Metallica
26 Kate Bush
27 David Bowie
28 The Police
29 Echo and the Bunnymen
30 Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five
31 The Clash
32 N.W.A
33 The Jam
34 Pet Shop Boys
35 Depeche Mode
36 Dexys Midnight Runners
37 Nick Cave
38 AC/DC
39 Eric B. & Rakim
40 Pretenders
41 De La Soul
42 Paul Simon
43 The Pogues
44 XTC
45 X
46 The Human League
47 The Specials
48 Motörhead
49 Violent Femmes
50 The Fall
51 Eurythmics
52 Dinosaur Jr.
53 Frankie Goes to Hollywood
54 Talk Talk
55 Billy Bragg
56 Janet Jackson
57 Slayer
58 Cyndi Lauper
59 Leonard Cohen
60 ABC
61 Iron Maiden
62 The Go-Betweens
63 Soul II Soul
64 LL Cool J
65 Prefab Sprout
66 Morrissey
67 Simple Minds
68 Def Leppard
69 Duran Duran
70 The The
71 Tears for Fears
72 The Waterboys
73 Boogie Down Productions
74 Kraftwerk
75 Black Flag
76 Soft Cell
77 Lou Reed
78 Dead Kennedys
79 Van Halen
80 Grace Jones
81 George Michael
82 Dire Straits
83 Minutemen
84 Laurie Anderson
85 Tracy Chapman
86 Big Black
87 My Bloody Valentine
88 Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
89 Marvin Gaye
90 Midnight Oil
91 The Gun Club
92 The Cult
93 John Mellencamp
94 Jane's Addiction
95 Roxy Music
96 Nine Inch Nails
97 Faith No More
98 Go-Go's
99 Tina Turner
100 The Beat
101 Brian Eno
102 Neneh Cherry
103 Bad Brains
104 Neil Young
105 Les Rita Mitsouko
106 Fugazi
107 Spacemen 3
108 Richard and Linda Thompson
109 808 State
110 Culture Club
111 Bon Jovi
112 Lloyd Cole and The Commotions
113 Scritti Politti
114 Squeeze
115 Happy Mondays
116 Meat Puppets
117 The Feelies
118 ZZ Top
119 Van Morrison
120 Rush
121 Los Lobos
122 Blondie
123 The Sugarcubes
124 Nirvana
125 John Hiatt
126 Suzanne Vega
127 Mission of Burma
128 Adam and The Ants
129 Crowded House
130 The Cramps
131 Aerosmith
132 The Psychedelic Furs
133 Bob Marley and The Wailers
134 Queen
135 King Sunny Adé
136 Galaxie 500
137 Donald Fagen
138 Tom Petty
139 Orange Juice
140 INXS
141 The La's
142 The B-52's
143 Young Marble Giants
144 Cocteau Twins
145 Madness
146 Youssou N'Dour
147 The Birthday Party
148 Jungle Brothers
149 Japan
150 Diana Ross
151 The Blue Nile
152 Bangles
153 Bob Dylan
154 The Rolling Stones
155 The Neville Brothers
156 The Associates
157 Whitney Houston
158 Rick James
159 Fine Young Cannibals
160 Cameo
161 Minor Threat
162 Inner City
163 Phil Collins
164 Lucinda Williams
165 David Sylvian
166 The Teardrop Explodes
167 John Lennon
168 This Mortal Coil
169 Aztec Camera
170 Heaven 17
171 Sam Cooke
172 Public Image Ltd.
173 M/A/R/R/S
174 Don Henley
175 Anita Baker
176 Chris Isaak
177 The House of Love
178 Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
179 Siouxsie and The Banshees
180 The Sisters of Mercy
181 Steve Earle
182 Sting
183 Yazoo
184 Gang of Four
185 Stevie Ray Vaughan
186 Tom Tom Club
187 Devo
188 Yoko Ono
189 Mudhoney
190 David Byrne
191 EPMD
192 Fingers Inc.
193 The Dream Syndicate
194 George Clinton
195 The KLF
196 Mekons
197 Sade
198 Einstürzende Neubauten
199 Ozzy Osbourne
200 Fehlfarben
201 Rubén Blades
202 Joe Jackson
203 Bronski Beat
204 Womack and Womack
205 ABBA
206 Killing Joke
207 Sinéad O'Connor
208 Cowboy Junkies
209 Salt 'n' Pepa
210 Journey
211 The Soft Boys
212 Steve Winwood
213 Living Colour
214 John Cale
215 The Style Council
216 Judas Priest
217 Alain Bashung
218 Camper Van Beethoven
219 Stevie Wonder
220 The Church
221 Salif Keita
222 UB40
223 Robert Wyatt
224 The Velvet Underground
225 Rickie Lee Jones
226 Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
227 Ultravox
228 Mano Negra
229 George Jones
230 The Stranglers
231 Bonnie Raitt
232 Bryan Adams
233 Tone-Loc
234 Flipper
235 The Wedding Present
236 Foreigner
237 Chaka Khan
238 Big Country
239 Gregory Isaacs
240 Daryl Hall & John Oates
241 Marshall Crenshaw
242 John Fogerty
243 Ultramagnetic MCs
244 Billy Idol
245 Derrick May
246 Kurtis Blow
247 Michelle Shocked
248 Doug E. Fresh
249 Magazine
250 Ramones
251 A Guy Called Gerald
252 Black Uhuru
253 The Traveling Wilburys
254 Mary Margaret O'Hara
255 The Triffids
256 Stray Cats
257 Malcolm McLaren
258 Roy Orbison
259 The Housemartins
260 Terence Trent D'Arby
261 Napalm Death
262 Herbie Hancock
263 Martha and The Muffins
264 Wham!
265 King Crimson
266 Lipps Inc.
267 Lionel Richie
268 Willie Nelson
269 They Might Be Giants
270 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
271 The Blasters
272 Julee Cruise
273 Slick Rick
274 Queensr˙che
275 Phuture
276 Kid Creole and The Coconuts
277 Ministry
278 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft
279 Shannon
280 A-ha
281 Funky Four Plus One
282 Kim Carnes
283 John Lee Hooker
284 Astor Piazzolla
285 Toto
286 Bob Mould
287 Kirsty MacColl
288 Robert Cray
289 Robert Palmer
290 Queen Latifah
291 Orbital
292 Biz Markie
293 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
294 Dolly Parton
295 Young M.C.
296 Lenny Kravitz
297 Linton Kwesi Johnson
298 S'Express
299 John Zorn
300 Modern English
301 Caetano Veloso
302 The Primitives
303 Baaba Maal
304 Robbie Robertson
305 Taana Gardner
306 Enya
307 Indigo Girls
308 Wayne Smith
309 Pete Townshend
310 Dead or Alive
311 Marshall Jefferson
312 Lil' Louis
313 Steely Dan
314 Split Enz
315 Throwing Muses
316 Indeep
317 Sly and Robbie
318 This Heat
319 The Undertones
320 USA for Africa
321 Julian Cope
322 Liquid Liquid
323 Stan Ridgway
324 Artists United Against Apartheid
325 Stetsasonic
326 Virgin Prunes
327 Bauhaus
328 Keith Richards
329 The Cars
330 Eddy Grant
331 Stevie Nicks
332 The Sundays
333 Orchestra Baobab
334 Pigbag
335 The dB's
336 The Vapors
337 Swans
338 Bomb the Bass
339 10,000 Maniacs
340 Black Sabbath
341 Venom
342 Joe Smooth
343 Lyle Lovett
344 Suicide
345 James
346 Coil
347 Bow Wow Wow
348 Simply Red
349 Soda Stereo
350 Double Dee & Steinski
351 Butthole Surfers
352 SOS Band
353 Barrington Levy
354 Electronic
355 The Godfathers
356 Jim Carroll
357 ‘Til Tuesday
358 Megadeth
359 Bobby Brown
360 Dusty Springfield
361 Bryan Ferry
362 Miles Davis
363 Au Pairs
364 The Gap Band
365 Daniel Lanois
366 The Residents
367 The Chieftains
368 Schoolly D
369 Men at Work
370 Pat Metheny
371 Fabrizio De André
372 Trio
373 Wall of Voodoo
374 Pata Negra
375 The Lounge Lizards
376 Bobby Womack
377 Anthrax
378 Audio Two
379 Visage
380 The Smithereens
381 Marillion
382 Philip Glass
383 Digital Underground
384 Billy Joel
385 Joe Satriani
386 Sheila E.
387 The Dream Academy
388 Big Daddy Kane
389 Tom Verlaine
390 Wah!
391 Falco
392 Toni Basil
393 The Beloved
394 Big Audio Dynamite
395 Bonnie Tyler
396 Was (Not Was)
397 Gwen Guthrie
398 Tenor Saw
399 Foetus
400 Band Aid
401 Farley Jackmaster Funk
402 Grateful Dead
403 John Waite
404 Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force
405 George Thorogood & The Destroyers
406 Glenn Branca
407 Wynton Marsalis
408 Paula Abdul
409 The Woodentops
410 Mink DeVille
411 Scott Walker
412 Nena
413 Bruce Hornsby & The Range
414 Bérurier Noir
415 Romeo Void
416 The Raincoats
417 Black Box
418 Everything But the Girl
419 The Plimsouls
420 Guy
421 ESG
422 Taxi Girl
423 James Brown
424 Elton John
425 Arthur Russell
426 Ornette Coleman
427 Godflesh
428 Kool and The Gang
429 Randy Newman
430 Time Zone
431 Ketama
432 The Pursuit of Happiness
433 Men Without Hats
434 A Certain Ratio
435 Rufus & Chaka Khan
436 Smokey Robinson
437 American Music Club
438 Thomas Dolby
439 Rhoda Dakar
440 Rockpile
441 Commodores
442 Cabaret Voltaire
443 Ladysmith Black Mambazo
444 Katrina and The Waves
445 Newcleus
446 Died Pretty
447 Primal Scream
448 Alannah Myles
449 Lisa Stansfield
450 U.T.F.O.
451 Descendents
452 Robyn Hitchcock
453 The Lightning Seeds
454 The Blues Brothers
455 Emmylou Harris
456 Linda Ronstadt
457 Christian Death
458 Donna Summer
459 Gipsy Kings
460 Ry Cooder
461 Pat Benatar
462 Randy Travis
463 Art of Noise
464 Danny Thompson
465 Toumani Diabaté
466 Yes
467 The Korgis
468 Manuel Göttsching
469 Virus
470 The Proclaimers
471 Royal House
472 That Petrol Emotion
473 Noir Désir
474 Fleshtones
475 Fearless Four
476 David Murray
477 Spandau Ballet
478 Strafe
479 Barbra Streisand
480 Spoonie Gee
481 Wipers
482 A.R.Kane
483 Mötley Crüe
484 Arvo Pärt
485 The Chills
486 Ce Ce Rogers
487 Bobby McFerrin
488 k.d. Lang
489 Pete Shelley
490 Irene Cara
491 Urban Dance Squad
492 Haircut 100
493 Marquis de Sade
494 Mecano
495 Timex Social Club
496 JVC Force
497 K-Rob Vs. Rammelzee
498 Brian Wilson
499 Mark Stewart
500 Etienne Daho