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Tom’s Top 5’s: Albums of 1983

1983 is the first year in which I find myself really stretching. The following albums are all quite solid, a couple of them positively excellent. But outside of the five listed, there are a) relatively few records from 1983 I’ve … Continue reading

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Tom’s Top 5’s: Albums of 1981

1981 was a big year in the history of rock music. First, it was the year that arena rock exploded. Escape (Journey). 4 (Foreigner).¬†Paradise Theater¬†(Styx). Hi Infidelity (REO Speedwagon – released at the end of 1980, but went on to … Continue reading

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Tom’s Top 5’s: Albums of 1977

1977 is a harbinger of things to come. The first Apple computer goes on sale; Steve Biko dies in police custody in South Africa, giving new life to the movement against Apartheid; Deng Xiaoping comes to power in China, kicking … Continue reading

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