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 (?)
  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 (?)
  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)
  • Bad Religion – Suffer (September 8)
  • 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 (?)

« Best albums of 1986
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Feb 142016
 

Release date order:

  1. Flaming Lips – Hear It Is (January 21)
  2. Yo La Tengo – Ride The Tiger (January)
  3. R.E.M. – Lifes Rich Pageant (July 28)
  4. Died Pretty – Free Dirt (August)
  5. Camper Van Beethoven – Camper Van Beethoven (August)
  6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Your Funeral… My Trial (November 3)
  7. Violent Femmes – The Blind Leading The Naked (?)
  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)
  • Hüsker Dü – Candy Apple Grey (March)
  • The Smiths – Queen Is Dead (June 16)
  • The Dream Syndicate – Out Of The Grey (June 23)
  • 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 Axes (?)
  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 (?)(IT)
  • Green on Red – Gas Food Lodging (?)
  • Giant Sand – Valley Of Rain (?)
  • The Long Ryders – State of Our Union (?)

« Best albums of 1984
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Feb 132016
 

Release date order:

  1. Hoodoo Gurus – Stoneage Romeos (March)
  2. Julian Cope – World Shut Your Mouth (March)
  3. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – From Her To Eternity (June 1)
  4. Violent Femmes – Halloweed Ground (June)
  5. Hüsker Dü – Zen Arcade (July)
  6. Minutemen – Double Nickels On The Dime (July)
  7. Cocteau Twins – Treasure (November 1)
  8. Butthole Surfers – Psychic Powerless (December)
  9. The Dream Syndicate – Medicine Show (?)
  10. Steve Roach – Structures from Silence (?)

Others:

  • Pretenders – Learning To Crawl (January 9)
  • Black Flag – My War (March)
  • Fabrizio De André – Crêuza de mä (March)(IT)
  • Meat Puppets – Meat Puppets II (April)
  • The Replacements – Let It Be (October 2)
  • The Smiths – Hatful of Hollow (November 12)
  • Robyn Hitchcock – I Often Dream of Trains (?)
  • Plasticland – Plasticland (?)

« Best albums of 1983
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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)
  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 (?)

« Best albums of 1982
» Best albums of 1984

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)

« Best albums of 1981
» Best albums of 1983

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. Gun Club – Fire of Love (August 31)
  8. King Crimson – Discipline (September 22)
  9. Bauhaus – Mask (October)
  10. Black Flag – Damaged (December 5)

Others:

  • Kraftwerk – Computer World (May 10)
  • Psychedelic Furs – Talk Talk Talk (June 6)

« Best albums of 1980
» Best albums of 1982

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 (?)

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