Here are numbers 16-20:
20. Depeche Mode, Black CelebrationIt's 1986 and I'm 15. Which is reason enough for how I listened to this album over and over again. I had been introduced to Depeche Mode with Some Great Reward and I went right out and bought their follow up, Black Celebration. Super moody and full of concepts (like sexuality and (shocker) death) that felt new and subversive to a 15-year-old who couldn't yet drive, Black Celebration was one of the first full-length vinyl albums I owned. And I hearted it hard sitting in my room heavy with the scent of lit candles and melodrama. To be honest, I still like "Question Of Lust," "Stripped," and "Question of Time," all classic Depeche Mode. There is angst, there are synthesizers flying. In retrospect, I can't say it was the best Depeche Mode album over their career. I think both Some Great Reward and Music For The Masses were stronger, but I'm still fond of it and the time it represents. --The Weirdgirl
19. Various Artists, Pretty In Pink SoundtrackFact: Pretty In Pink is one of the greatest soundtracks of the '80s. Need proof? Check out this all-star roster found on the disc: INXS, New Order, Echo And The Bunnymen, and The Smiths are all represented. But the best song on the album is the lead-off track and the song played at the prom, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark's "If You Leave." One thing that always puzzled me about the soundtrack was the omission of Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness." I know it didn't fit in musically with the rest of Pretty In Pink's soundtrack, but it played such a major role in the film. But even with this slight, it's still a kick-ass compilation.
And oh yeah, the movie ain't half bad either.--Chris