These are the ten best albums of the 80s. You might not be terribly surprised by the selections. Sometimes when I can't fall asleep, I make this list in my head. This happens fairly frequently.
REM - Murmurs
Mission of Burma - Vs.
Joy Division - Closer
Tom Waits - Swordfish Trombones
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come
This Heat - Deceit
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Public Image Ltd. - Second Edition
The Cure - Pornography
You'll notice there are only 9. I never make it there without falling asleep.
Some bands that start with S (I think this is the most quality letter in the musical alphabet):
Sun Ra (not a band, but still counts)
Sean "Puffy" Combs
Storm and Stress