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Mixtape Alert | Best of Alt 80s

The 80s is a decade that was tarnished with day glo clothes, electro and big, big hair. It’s hard to look back on those days and remember that some amazing bands came from that decade.

Young Marble Giants, Throwing Muses, Au Pairs to name a few are some of the classic bands that emerged from the neon decade.

Here’s my definitive list of the best of the alternative 80s, as always if I miss something out just give me a shout.

1. Mexican Women- Throwing Muses
2. White Mice- Mo-Dettes
3. Private Idaho- B-52s
4. It’s Obvious- Au Pairs
5. Music For Evenings- Young Marble Giants
6. I Don’t Wanna Be Friends With You- Shop Assistants
7. Dream Come True- Dolly Mixture
8. Mais ou sont Passes Les Gazelles- Lizzy Mercier Descloux
9. Man Thinks Woman- Mecca Normal
10. Anticipation- Delta 5
11. Army Dreamers- Kate Bush
12. No Looking- The Raincoats


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