Feb 122016
 

Release date order:

  1. Pink Floyd – The Final Cut (March 21)
  2. R.E.M. – Murmur (April 12)
  3. Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes (April)
  4. New Order – Power, Corruption & Lies (May 2)
  5. Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble – Texas Flood (June 13)(BLUES)
  6. Cocteau Twins – Head Over Heels (October 31)
  7. Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones (September)
  8. Green On Red – Gravity Talks (?)
  9. Rain Parade – Emergency Third Rail Power Trip (?)
  10. Wipers – Over The Edge (?)

Others:

  • Social Distortion – Mommy’s Little Monster (?)

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Feb 122016
 

Release date order:

  1. Fleshtones – Roman Gods (January 7)
  2. XTC – English Settlement (February 12)
  3. Lou Reed – The Blue Mask (February 23)
  4. The Cure – Pornography (May 4)
  5. Birthday Party – Junkyard (May 10)
  6. Cocteau Twins – Garlands (June)
  7. Wall Of Voodoo – Call Of The West (August 17)
  8. Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel IV (Security) (September 6)
  9. The Dream Syndicate – Days Of Wine And Roses (October 28)
  10. Dead Kennedys – Plastic Surgery Disasters (November)

Others:

  • Discharge – Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing (May 21)
  • Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska (September 30)

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Feb 122016
 

Release date order:

  1. Barracudas – Drop Out with The Barracudas (February)
  2. David Byrne & Brian Eno – My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (February)
  3. Grateful Dead – Reckoning (April 1)
  4. Birthday Party – Prayers On Fire (April 6)
  5. The Cure – Faith (April 10)
  6. Tom Verlaine – Dreamtime (July)
  7. King Crimson – Discipline (September 22)
  8. Einstürzende Neubauten – Kollaps (October 5)
  9. Bauhaus – Mask (October)
  10. Black Flag – Damaged (December 5)

Others:

  • Kraftwerk – Computer World (May 10)
  • Psychedelic Furs – Talk Talk Talk (June 6)
  • Gun Club – Fire of Love (August 31)

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Feb 122016
 

Release date order:

  1. Wipers – Is This Real? (January)
  2. The Cramps – Songs The Lord Taught Us (May)
  3. The Cure – Seventeen Seconds (April 22)
  4. Soft Boys – Underwater Moonlight (June 28)
  5. Ultravox – Vienna (July 11)
  6. Joy Division – Closer (July 18)
  7. Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (September 2)
  8. Bauhaus – In The Flat Field (October 1)
  9. Talking Heads – Remain In Light (October 8)
  10. Tuxedomoon – Half-Mute (?)

Others:

  • Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel III (May 23)
  • Bruce Springsteen – The River (October 17)
  • U2 – Boy (October 20)
  • Feelies – Crazy Rhythms (?)
  • Swell Maps – Jane from Occupied Europe (?)

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