Feb 142016
 

Release date order:

  1. Flaming Lips – Hear It Is (January 21)
  2. Yo La Tengo – Ride The Tiger (January)
  3. Hüsker Dü – Candy Apple Grey (March)
  4. R.E.M. – Lifes Rich Pageant (July 28)
  5. Died Pretty – Free Dirt (August)
  6. Camper Van Beethoven – Camper Van Beethoven (August)
  7. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Your Funeral… My Trial (November 3)
  8. Stan Ridgway – Big Heat (?)
  9. That Petrol Emotion – Manic Pop Thrill (?)
  10. The Steppes – Drop Of The Creature (?)

Others:

  • Big Black – Atomizer (January 1)
  • Depeche Mode – Black Celebration (March 17)
  • The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (June 16)
  • The Dream Syndicate – Out Of The Grey (June 23)
  • Astor Piazzolla – Tango: Zero Hour (September)(LATIN)
  • Violent Femmes – The Blind Leading The Naked (?)
  • The Cramps – A Date With Elvis (?)

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Feb 142016
 

Release date order:

  1. Hüsker Dü – New Day Rising (January 31)
  2. The Sisters of Mercy – First and Last and Always (March 11)
  3. Sonic Youth – Bad Moon Rising (March)
  4. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Firstborn Is Dead (June 3)
  5. R.E.M. – Fables of the Reconstruction (June 10)
  6. The Pogues – Rum Sodomy & The Lash (August 5)
  7. Tom Waits – Rain Dogs (September 30)
  8. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Psychocandy (November 18)
  9. Thin White Rope – Exploring the Axis (?)
  10. Camper Van Beethoven – Telephone Free Landslide Victory (?)

Others:

  • Robyn Hitchcock & Egyptians – Fegmania! (March)
  • Hoodoo Gurus – Mars Needs Guitars (May)
  • Suzanne Vega – Suzanne Vega (May)
  • Hüsker Dü – Flip Your Wig (September)
  • Dead Can Dance – Spleen And Ideal (November 30)
  • CCCP – 1964-1985 Affinità-divergenze fra il compagno Togliatti e noi – Del conseguimento della maggiore età (?)(ITALIA)
  • Green on Red – Gas Food Lodging (?)
  • Giant Sand – Valley Of Rain (?)
  • The Long Ryders – State of Our Union (?)

Released posthumously:

  • Sam Cooke – Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 (June; recorded: January 12, 1963)

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