80’s rock. It conjures up the image of men in leather pants with long hair, wailing on a six-string. Or maybe for you, it brings up new wave rockin’ melodies!
No matter your take on what exactly the sound of rock in the 80s was, we can all admit there were some killer albums! I recently asked DHA Listeners and Jersey responded with what some of the best rock albums of the 80’s are!
The love for 1980s rock music has been handed down for a few generations, and the love for it seems to be brought on by several factors. First, the 1980s was a decade marked by a musical renaissance, with rock music at the forefront of innovation and experimentation. Bands like Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, and Van Halen, crafted anthems that blended powerful guitar riffs, catchy melodies, and emotional lyrics, leaving their mark on the music landscape.
One reason people love 1980s rock is its ability to evoke nostalgia. For those who grew up during this era, the music serves as a time machine, transporting them back to a period filled with personal memories and various milestones. The iconic fashion, larger-than-life personalities, and the electrifying energy of rock concerts from that era add to the appeal of it.
Plus, the ’80s rock scene kind of had a sense of rebellion and individuality. Many of the songs addressed themes of empowerment, self-expression, and defiance, with listeners seeking an escape from conforming to the norm. This music allowed people to connect with their inner rebel, making it a great soundtrack for those who value freedom and self-discovery.
The technical prowess of ’80s rock musicians is another reason for its lasting popularity. Virtuoso guitar solos, powerful vocal performances, and complex songwriting showcased the immense talent of the era’s artists, drawing admiration from both musicians and fans alike.
Let’s take a look at what Jersey thinks are Some of The Best 80’s Rock Albums. These are ones you can put on from start to finish with no filler!! Below are some of your answers in no particular order.