(B-list) Album Chart of 1982

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(B-list) Album Chart of 1982
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20 GREATEST HITS
The Beatles
Parlophone PCTC-260
England
7.76 “Brilliant” Pop; Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “Eleanor Rigby” (10) • “We Can Work It Out” (9.6) • “Paperback Writer” (9.2)
TJR saysThe singles story all the way, including all 17 of the UK number ones to this point. A tidy collection, albeit tainted b...more →

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I WANT CANDY
Bow Wow Wow
RCA PL-14375
England
7.67 “Brilliant” New Wave

Jukebox picks: “Go Wild In The Country [12" version]” (9.8) • “Louis Quatorze [’82 remix]” (9.4) • “I Want Candy” (9.3)
TJR saysServed as a debut album of sorts for foreign markets, compiling a couple of tracks from “See Jungle!” along with sin...more →

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CELEBRATION
Simple Minds
Virgin V-2248
Scotland
7.51 “Brilliant” New Wave

Jukebox picks: “I Travel” (9.8) • “Chelsea Girl” (9.4) • “Thirty Frames A Second / Kant Kino” (8.2)
TJR saysOne last squeeze of the dollar for Arista, pooling from their first three albums - “Life In A Day” (1979), “Real To Real...more →

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SINGLESː 45S AND UNDER
Squeeze
A&M Records AMLH-68552
England
7.48 “Really good” New Wave

Jukebox picks: “Up The Junction” (10) • “Cool For Cats” (9.4) • “Take Me I’m Yours” (9.1)
TJR saysTheir consistently fine run of 45s, 1978 to date, is neatly covered on this essential compile, along with the soon-to-be...more →

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PUNK AND DISORDERLY
Various Artists
Abstract Records AABT-100

7.24 “Really good” Punk

Jukebox picks: “Dead Kennedys - Kill The Poor” (10) • “Demob - No Room For You” (9.0) • “Blitz - Someone’s Gonna Die” (8.5)
TJR saysTerrific compile on Ed Christie's Abstract label, initially held up but eventually released in March, 1982. Features 14 ...more →

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KAIVASKA
Orchestra Super Mazembe
Virgin V-2263
Kenya
6.76 “Good” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Mwana Nyiau” (8.4) • “Samba” (7.9) • “Mbanda Ya Mobange” (7.0)
TJR saysBasically, the slimmed-down international version of their “Double Gold” LP. To boot, it would have been b-listed anyway...more →

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ABBA - THE SINGLESː THE FIRST TEN YEARS
ABBA
Polar POLMD-400-401
Sweden
6.75 “Good” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Ring Ring” (9.4) • “The Name Of The Game” (9.2) • “Take A Chance On Me” (8.4)
TJR saysReleased in nice time for the Christmas market and, almost inevitably, the eighth consecutive #1 album in the UK for the...more →

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A PART OF AMERICA THEREIN, 1981
The Fall
Cottage Records COTTAGE-1
England
6.49 “Decent enough” Trance Rock; Post-Punk

Jukebox picks: “Totally Wired [live new york ’81]” (8.1) • “Hip Priest [live chicago ’81]” (8.0) • “Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul [live new york ’81]” (7.7)
TJR saysRecorded on their American tour between May and July 1981 and released in the States a year later on Rough Trade's Cotta...more →

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ACTION TRAX VOLUME 1
Various Artists
K-Tel ‎NE-1162

6.40 “Decent enough” New Wave; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Maid Of Orleans” (10) • “Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Sweet Dreams” (9.3) • “XTC - Senses Working Overtime” (8.9)
TJR saysFor general pop fans this March '82 release was another solid value-for-money effort from K-Tel, with the hard-to-resist...more →

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THE BEST OF THE PIPES AND DRUMS OF SCOTLAND
Various Artists
Lismor Recordings ‎LILP-5114

6.22 “Decent enough” Traditional Band

Jukebox picks: “The Grantown and District Pipe Band - 4-4 March : Scotland The Brave” (8.8) • “The Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band - Slow Air And March : Cullen Bay” (7.5) • “The Grantown and District Pipe Band - 3/4 March : The Green Hills Of Tyrol / The Battle O’er / The Highland Brigade At Maggersfontein” (7.3)
TJR saysWorld class pipes and drums music, compiling recordings from 1974 to 1981. As with all Tartan Army cohorts, and indeed, ...more →

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LIVE IN LONDON 1980
The Fall
Chaos Tapes LIVE-006
England
5.98 “Average” Post-Punk; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Trance Rock

Jukebox picks: “The Container Drivers [live ’80]” (7.5) • “Spectre Vs. Rector [live ’80]” (7.0) • “Impression Of J. Temperance [live ’80]” (7.0)
TJR saysThe sixth in the Chaos Tape series, breaking the hardcore punk chain of Discharge, Anti-Pasti, Vice Squad, Chron Gen and...more →

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20 GREATEST HITS
Jerry Lee Lewis
Black Tulip BT-555013
the USA
5.97 “Average” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Down The Line” (8.4) • “Breathless” (8.0) • “High School Confidential” (7.3)
TJR saysA bit of a shoddy set, compiling only a few 50s originals (“Breathless”, “High School Confidential” & “Down Th...more →

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RAIDERS OF THE POP CHARTS PART 1
Various Artists
Ronco RTL-2088-A

5.70 “Average” Pop; New Wave

Jukebox picks: “Madness - Our House” (9.1) • “Incantation - Cacharpaya” (8.3) • “The Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang” (8.2)
TJR saysRather than taking the usual hot-off-the-press approach, the TV-advertised “Raiders Of The Pop Charts” (cutely piggyback...more →

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THE COLLECTION
John Lennon
Parlophone EMTV-37
England
5.55 “Average” Pop Ballad; Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Soft Rock / A.O.R.

Jukebox picks: “Give Peace A Chance” (9.1) • “Imagine” (7.7) • “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night” (7.3)
TJR saysThis TV-advertised blockbuster was out in time for Christmas '82, and was the first Lennon long player to be released af...more →

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CHART BUSTERS ’82, VOLUME 2
Various Artists
Ronco ‎RTL-2074B

5.53 “Average” New Wave; Disco / Funk

Jukebox picks: “Bow Wow Wow - Go Wild In The Country [7" version]” (10) • “Associates - Party Fears Two” (9.9) • “Adam and The Ants - Deutscher Girls” (9.6)
TJR saysReleased in May, 1982, and made #3 in the UK album charts. This was the 'get one free' half of the deal when you bought ...more →

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RAIDERS OF THE POP CHARTS PART 2
Various Artists
Ronco ‎RTL-2088-B

5.49 “Below average” New Wave; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Yazoo - Only You” (9.4) • “Simple Minds - Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)” (9.1) • “Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse” (8.8)
TJR saysRather than taking the usual hot-off-the-press approach, the TV-advertised “Raiders Of The Pop Charts” (cutely piggyback...more →

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CHART HITS ’82
Various Artists
K-Tel NE-1195A

5.48 “Below average” Pop; Disco / Funk

Jukebox picks: “Altered Images - I Could Be Happy” (9.0) • “Phil Lynott - Yellow Pearl” (8.3) • “The Beat - Jeanette” (8.2)
TJR saysAnother 'best of the year' compile from K-Tel, out in time for Christmas and marketed on a buy one get one free basis, a...more →

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CHART BEAT
Various Artists
K-Tel NE-1180A

5.38 “Below average” Pop; New Wave

Jukebox picks: “Japan - I Second That Emotion” (9.4) • “The Firm - Arthur Daley” (7.7) • “Associates - Love Hangover” (7.6)
TJR saysReleased in September, 1982, making #2 in the UK album chart. Rounding up the latest singles, 'Chart Beat' and 'Chart He...more →

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CHART BUSTERS ’82, VOLUME 1
Various Artists
Ronco ‎RTL-2074A

5.04 “Below average” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Pluto - Your Honour” (9.2) • “Altered Images - I Could Be Happy” (9.0) • “A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)” (8.2)
TJR saysReleased in May, 1982, and made #3 in the UK album charts. Poptastic value was to be had when you bought Volume One, as ...more →

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SONG SUNG BLUE
Neil Diamond
Music For Pleasure MFP-5582
the USA
5.03 “Below average” Songwriter; Cerebral Pop

Jukebox picks: “I Am… I Said” (8.5) • “Song Sung Blue” (6.0) • “Holly Holy” (5.8)
TJR saysBudget compile spanning the years 1967 to 1972. Not to my taste generally, but “I Am… I Said” is a quality piece whi...more →

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DIE OORSPRONLIKE VIER TRANSVALERS VOLUME 1
Die Vier Transvalers
Skatkis SLS-1
South Africa
5.01 “Below average” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Anna Pop - Setees” (5.7) • “Wals Van Tant Sannie” (5.3) • “Soutpansberg Se Polka” (5.2)
TJR saysAn album of traditional dancing music for the Afrikaner, known as 'Boeremusiek'. Die Vier Transvalers (The Four Transval...more →

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THE VERY BEST COUNTRY CHARTBUSTERS
Various Artists
Hallmark Records ‎SHM-3189

5.02 “Below average” Country

Jukebox picks: “Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue [live at san quentin prison]” (9.2) • “Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys - Foggy Mountain Breakdown” (7.2) • “Johnny Cash and June Carter - It Ain’t Me Babe” (6.7)
TJR says12 huge country hits, mainly from the 60s and 70s, but spans all the way from “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” (1949) to “...more →

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TWENTY WITH A BULLET
Various Artists
EMI EMTV-32

4.14 “Lame” Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “The Stranglers - Golden Brown” (9.6) • “Kraftwerk - The Model” (9.6) • “Kate Bush - Sat In Your Lap” (7.7)
TJR saysDespite the TV advertising campaign, EMI's March '82 release stalled at #11, underlining the very competitive nature of ...more →

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ACTION TRAX VOLUME 2
Various Artists
K-Tel ‎NE-1162-2

3.66 “Terrible” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Chas and Dave - Ain’t No Pleasing You” (9.7) • “Phil Lynott - Yellow Pearl” (8.3) • “The Pretenders - I Go To Sleep” (8.1)
TJR saysFor general pop fans this March '82 release was another solid value-for-money effort from K-Tel; Volume 2 came free with...more →

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CHART ACTION
Various Artists
Innovative Music Productions IMP-91

2.87 “Dire” Pop Ballad; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Aneka - Japanese Boy” (6.0) • “Brian and Michael - Matchstick Men And Matchstick Cats And Dogs” (5.4) • “Godley and Creme - Under Your Thumb” (4.9)
TJR saysReleased in June, 1982, this super-ambitious quadruple set delivered 75 Top 10 hits for the hungry pop fan. Alas, for re...more →

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CHART HEAT
Various Artists
K-Tel NE-1180B

2.82 “Dire” Pop; Pop Ballad; New Wave

Jukebox picks: “Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy” (9.3) • “King Trigger - The River” (8.7) • “Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger” (5.5)
TJR saysReleased in September, 1982, making #2 in the UK album chart. Rounding up the latest singles, 'Chart Beat' and 'Chart He...more →

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LOVE SONGS
Diana Ross
K-Tel ‎NE-1200
the USA
2.06 “Dire” Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “These Things Will Keep Me Loving You” (3.6) • “Sorry Doesn’t Always Make It Right” (3.2) • “Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)” (3.1)
TJR saysBudget compile of Diana Ross's love songs, 1970-1981, with not a single song to commend it. Least detestable on side one...more →



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