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12 Woefully Underrated Albums From The '80s

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Despite occasional jokes to the contrary, the '80s was a big decade for music. Sure, there were some questionable songs, artists, and musical trends, but the decade also saw a fair amount of criminally overlooked and underappreciated music across a variety of genres. Some formative yet underrated albums were released over the course of the decade, but some great albums were simply overshadowed by much more successful releases.

Whether it was groundbreaking hip-hop from De La Soul, lush and sophisticated synth-pop from Roxy Music, or intelligent new wave quirkiness from Squeeze, the '80s had some truly great musical high points that are too often overlooked.

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