>departure (yep journey and the any way you want it song)
I'll never hear a full Journey studio album probably but I will cop to that being one of the songs by them that I like.
>the turn of a friendly card (the last hurrah for prog rock)
I heard this ONCE in my dad's old CD collection. It was pretty silly!
>drama (yes i love this!!!!! yes goes new wave)
Were it not for Boy this'd be 1980's best IMO...
>the river (double album by the boss)
This mostly bored me. It didn't seem to do anything Darkness On The Edge Of Town didn't do better, and the retro-rockers point the way to the cornball shite on Born In The USA.
>pretenders (my favorite new wave album with a hot woman)
"Space Invader" is so great.
>permanent waves (rush goes new wave with excellent results)
Four great songs, two terrible ones.
>get happy!! (20 songs!! it kinda is a double but it is a single)
Elvis completely lost me with this one. Too many songs!!!
>duke (the best mini suite since supper's ready with pop songs)
It was okay, but this is the one time I'm totally with George on the synths.
>dirty mind (goodbye prince, you were electric in those days RIP)
Still need to hear this. Gross album cover and all.
>gaucho (yes!!! the clean slick digital produced album)
The two hit singles off of this were great; the rest is frickin' elevator music. First two Fagen solo albums blow it away IMO.
>SANDINISTA! (triple album overkill but it rocked)
Still need to hear this but I'm not really looking forward to it.
>scary monsters (major tom will thank you mister thin white duke. RIP)
"Ashes To Ashes" and "Teenage Wildlife" are great, and I'm well aware the latter is an obvious rewrite of "Heroes."
>wild planet (zappy album by the planet of weirdos)
It was good!
>seventeen seconds (gloomy serious album by ROBERT SMITH)
Gloomy but quite new wave in tone, still. I like it!
>end of the century (weird but essential)
I've warmed to it a lot....
>AUTO AMERICAN (i hate the tide is high but i like rapture)
Keep forgetting to listen to Blondie past 1978.
>women and children first (the sex rock formula worked)
>audio visions (yeah the christian prog album but i loved it)
I won't be going near post-'70s Kansas, let alone the rest of '70s Kansas, but I have seen used vinyl copies of their 80s albums laying around in vinyl stores and the pics of them dressed in new wave clothes are pretty damn hilarious on the back covers.
Where the hell are: Remain In Light, Back In Black? Seriously, you don't like BIB?