The results are in! Issue 20 features the Classic Pop ‘Top 100 Albums of the Eighties’ – as decided by our readers. Who made the grade? Plenty of the stone cold classics of the decade, some artful cult favourites and a few wildcards to boot…

Issue 20

PLUS! Exciting news is afoot. This issue we give the Classic Pop verdict on David Bowie’s surprise new album ‘Blackstar’ and – as far as I know – we’re the first magazine to review it. It seems he’s back to his unpredictable, experimental best…

Elsewhere in the issue we get (a little) seasonal and investigate the classic pop of Christmas, delve into Sparks‘ weird and wonderful back catalogue, survey Simple Mind’s classic album Once Upon A Time and take a closer look at the leftfield sleeve art of John Foxx.

Some great interviews in this edition too, including Visage’s Steve Barnacle, who gives us a track-by-track of the new album Demons To Diamonds – a tribute to their late, great leader Steve Strange, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze who return reinvigorated – and Kraftwerks‘ Wolfgang Flür, Susanna Hoffs, McAlmont & Butler and synthpop duo Hurts – who all took time out to share their thoughts with Classic Pop.


Don’t forget we’ve got a great welcome gift when you subscribe to Classic Pop this month – a ‘Play & Display’ clip frame so you can easily display your favourite vinyl in your home, worth £39. Subscribe now and get it in time for Christmas’

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Rik Flynn
Editor Classic Pop