We’re the 80’s the perfect music decade?

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Is it  just 80’s nostalgia, or does this guy have a point?

From NY Times:

In a new book, “Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute” (Schiffer), Matthew Chojnacki argues that the perfect union of pop music and visual art took place in the 1980s, when big-hair metalheads and New Wave androgynes shared the top of the singles charts.
The book is an annotated compilation of selected record covers of singles released in the 80s that were culled from Mr. Chojnacki’s own collection of more than 5,000 7- and 12-inch singles.

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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.