Coffee Break: 1980s


'Purple Rain' Deluxe Edition album artwork
'Purple Rain' Deluxe Edition album artwork (Warner Bros.)

This week, Pitchfork released a list of the 200 Best Albums of the 1980s. Do you agree with their selections?

Let's go all 80s for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

Yaz - Situation
The Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way
Mission of Burma - That's When I Reach For My Revolver
Eric B. and Rakim - Microphone Fiend
The Replacements - Bastards of Young
Madonna - Burning Up
Minutemen - This Ain't No Picnic
The Cars - Drive

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