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Category: 1980s

Red Box – Heart of the Sun

One of those bands that made you feel a bit clever for liking them, Red Box made a classic debut album which flopped terribly - and, as it turns out, quite unnecessarily. Thanks, record label types!

R.E.M. – Sitting Still

1981: a fresh faced young man from the west coast arrives in New York city and heads straight for the nearest record shop.

Colors – Never Mind

This time last week I'd never heard of Colors. Now "Never Mind" is one of my favourite records and I'm busy inserting it into all my memories of 1985.

Olivia Newton John – Tied Up

The curse of the single from the greatest hits album strikes again! It's the incomparable Olivia Newton John, not singing about bondage despite what the title would have you believe.

London Boys – My Love

They sold more albums than Kate Bush or Tears for Fears in 1989, but will anybody these days admit to buying a London Boys record? I will, obviously.