Name the ultimate Billy Idol album of the '80s
Billy Idol had a charmed life in the '80s. And we badly want to include his footprint on our list of the 80 albums that every '80s fan should own. But which album?
Now I know the first instinct is to you scream Rebel Yell, and there's nothing wrong with that. But let's just take a little more time and think things through.
What about his first work in the '80s: the 1981 EP Don't Stop. Only four songs, but two of them are brilliant: Dancing with Myself and Untouchables. (Here's his version with Generation X.) I can't bring myself to listen to Mony Mony anymore. Serious radio and club overkill there.
Your last option: 1986's Whiplash Smile. This album had ... ummm, okay so it's not going to be the top pick for anyone, but it's out there. (Side question: Could Whiplash Smile be the most disappointing follow-up to a hit album during the '80s?)
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