Feb 152016
 

Release date order:

  1. Primus – Frizzle Fry (February 7)
  2. Depeche Mode – Violator (March 19)
  3. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Good Son (April 16)
  4. Fugazi – Repeater (April 19)
  5. Mazzy Star – She Hangs Brightly (May 21)
  6. Mark Lanegan – The Winding Sheet (May)
  7. Codeine – Frigid Stars (August)
  8. Lustmord – Heresy (?)
  9. Marc Ribot – Rootless Cosmopolitans (?)
  10. Thin White Rope – Sack Full of Silver (?)

Others:

  • Lou Reed and John Cale – Songs For Drella (April 11)
  • The Breeders – Pod (May 28)
  • Phish – Lawn Boy (September 21)
  • Ivano Fossati – Discanto (September)(ITALIA)
  • Ride – Nowhere (October 15)
  • Helmet – Strap It On (?)
  • Jesus Lizard – Head (?)
  • Ismael Rivera – Sonero Numero #1 (Compilation, ?)(LATIN)

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Feb 152016
 

Release date order:

  1. Flaming Lips – Telepathic Surgery (January 3)
  2. The Cure – Disintegration (May 2)
  3. Pixies – Doolittle (April 17)
  4. Peter Gabriel – Passion (June 5)
  5. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Automatic (October 9)
  6. Primus – Suck on This (November)
  7. The Dream Syndicate – Live at Raji’s (?)
  8. Robert Rich – Rain Forest (?)(AMBIENT)
  9. Slint – Tweez (?)
  10. The New Christs – Distemper (?)

Others:

  • The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses (May 2)
  • Nirvana – Bleach (June 15)
  • Bob Dylan – Oh Mercy (September 18)
  • Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine (October 20)
  • Bad Religion – No Control (November 2)
  • Galaxie 500 – On Fire (?)
  • The Telescopes – Taste (?)

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Feb 152016
 

Release date order:

  1. Lou Reed – New York (January 10)
  2. Spacemen 3 – Playing With Fire (February)
  3. Pixies – Surfer Rosa (March 21)
  4. Talk Talk – Spirit Of Eden (September 16)
  5. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Tender Prey (September 19)
  6. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation (October 18)
  7. My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything (November 21)
  8. Dinosaur Jr. – Bug (October 31)
  9. Steve Roach – Dreamtime Return (?)(AMBIENT)
  10. Thin White Rope – In The Spanish Cave (?)

Others:

  • The Pogues – If I Should Fall from Grace with God (January 18)
  • The Church – Starfish (February 16)
  • N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton (August 8)(HIP-HOP)
  • Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking (August 23)
  • Bad Religion – Suffer (September 8)
  • Syd Barrett – Opel (Compilation, October 17)
  • R.E.M. – Green (November 7)
  • Eleventh Dream Day – Prairie School Freakout (?)
  • The Steppes – Stewdio (?)

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Feb 152016
 

Release date order:

  1. The Bevis Frond – Inner Marshland (January 2)
  2. Flaming Lips – Oh My Gawd (January 6)
  3. Thin White Rope – Moonhead (February)
  4. Sonic Youth – Sister (June)
  5. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Darklands (August 31)
  6. Spacemen 3 – The Perfect Prescription (September)
  7. David Sylvian – Secrets Of The Beehive (November 7)
  8. Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me (December 14)
  9. Squirrel Bait – Skag Heaven (?)
  10. Opal – Happy Nightmare Baby (?)

Others:

  • Hüsker Dü – Warehouse: Songs and Stories (January 19)
  • U2 – The Joshua Tree (March 9)
  • Butthole Surfers – Locus Abortion Technician (March)
  • Bathory – Under the Sign of the Black Mark (May 11)(BM)
  • Tom Waits – Frank’s Wild Years (August 17)
  • R.E.M. – Document (September 1)
  • Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses (September 28)
  • Plasticland – Salon (?)
  • Paco de Lucía – Siroco (?)(FLAMENCO)

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