Anybody into 80s big music?

Big music=big guitars, big drums, anthemic songs, etc. Big Country, XTC, the Alarm, the Call, the Waterboys, Simple Minds, Cactus World News, and of course U2. Any others come mind?
not exactly the glossy, symphonic sound contemplated by the original post, but i just dusted off two 80s guitar bands which blew me away, both from alabama (of all places) and both available on spotify: primitons and carnival season. primitons, in particular, shoulda been huge--rem-ish guitars, great vox and unusual, poetic lyrics.
I'm born in the 70's so 80's music is a big part of my childhood. I also like 70's from my parents playlist. I guess those who don't like 80's are older generations. Just like how we feel about most of this era' music is garbage.

To many to list but here are some of my favorite.
Depeche Mode
New Order
Duran Duran
Tears for Fears
Pet Shop Boys
Spandau Ballet
Fra Lippo Lippi
China Crisis
Psychelic Furs
The Cure
Gene Loves Jezebel
General Public
When in Rome
Soft Cell
Echo and the Bunnymen
Flesh for Lulu
Modern English
Reo Speedwagon
Kenny Loggins
The Police
Air Supply
Christopher Cross
Micheal Learns to Rock
Michael Jackson
Simply Red
Whitney Houston
James Ingram
Lionel Ritchie
Randy Crawford
Barry Manilow
Phil Collins
Angela Bofill
Dan Hill
Cutting Crew
El Debarge

Happy listening peeps =)
If you want an amazing eighties album with superb production I can't recommend Shriekback's Big Night Music highly enough, especially the b-side. In fact mainly the b-side. I love that album and also use it as a test record when I get new tubes/equipment. They don't sound like their name would suggest, it's beautiful atmospheric but still thumping music. Miles better than Dead Can Dance, a band who's music I find pretentious. Check out “The Underwaterboys" online for a taste.

Sorry. The Call isn't my cup of tea. I have more to list like Dire Straits, Journey, Hall & Oats, Human League, Chaka Khan, Wham,'s just too many to put it all in.

80's music + beer + chicken wings + audio nerd friends = perfect weekend :^)