Top Albums of the 1980s





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres Year
1
18
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1988
2
22
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1986
3
25
Michael Jackson Thriller Contemporary R&B, Pop 1982
4
29
Prince Sign 'O' the Times Funk Rock, Pop Rock 1987
5
35
Talking Heads Remain in Light New Wave, Post-Punk 1980
6
41
U2 The Joshua Tree Alternative Rock, Pop Rock 1987
7
45
Joy Division Closer Post-Punk 1980
8
48
Pixies Doolittle Indie Rock 1989
9
51
Prince and The Revolution Purple Rain Film Soundtrack, Pop Rock, Synth Funk 1984
10
56
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses Baggy / Madchester 1989
11
63
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction Hard Rock 1987
12
64
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise Rock 1988
13
70
R.E.M. Murmur Jangle Pop 1983
14
73
Paul Simon Graceland Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1986
15
74
De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising Conscious Hip Hop 1989
16
82
The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy Noise Pop, Post-Punk 1985
17
92
Tom Waits Rain Dogs Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1985
18
98
Pixies Surfer Rosa Indie Rock 1988
19
103
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique Hip Hop 1989
20
107
N.W.A Straight Outta Compton Gangsta Rap 1988
21
110
AC/DC Back in Black Hard Rock 1980
22
126
Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1983
23
129
Bruce Springsteen Nebraska Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1982
24
158
Kate Bush Hounds of Love Art Pop, Progressive Pop 1985
25
159
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. Heartland Rock, Pop Rock 1984
26
160
Pretenders Pretenders New Wave 1980
27
167
The Smiths The Smiths Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1984
28
177
Metallica Master of Puppets Thrash Metal 1986
29
193
Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill Hip Hop 1986
30
215
Prince and The Revolution 1999 Pop, Synth Funk 1982
31
221
The Replacements Let It Be Alternative Rock 1984
32
226
Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore 1984
33
230
Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell Hardcore Hip Hop 1986
34
234
Peter Gabriel So Art Pop, Pop Rock 1986
35
264
The Cure Disintegration Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1989
36
269
The Human League Dare! New Romantic, Synthpop 1981
37
281
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Imperial Bedroom New Wave, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1982
38
287
Bruce Springsteen The River Heartland Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1980
39
288
Slayer Reign in Blood Thrash Metal 1986
40
289
Prefab Sprout Steve McQueen/Two Wheels Good Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop 1985
41
292
The Police Synchronicity New Wave, Pop Rock 1983
42
301
The Pogues Rum, Sodomy & the Lash Celtic Rock 1985
43
305
Violent Femmes Violent Femmes Acoustic Rock, Alternative Rock, Folk Punk, Post-Punk 1983
44
314
U2 War Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1983
45
315
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime Post-Punk, Punk Rock 1984
46
327
Brian Eno - David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Art Rock, Experimental Rock 1981
47
338
Madonna Like a Prayer Pop 1989
48
343
New Order Power, Corruption & Lies New Wave, Post-Punk, Synthpop 1983
49
345
Sonic Youth Sister Alternative Rock, Noise Rock 1987
50
347
Eric B. & Rakim Paid in Full Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1987
51
367
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden Post-Rock 1988
52
374
Black Flag Damaged Hardcore Punk 1981
53
376
R.E.M. Document Jangle Pop 1987
54
378
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables Hardcore Punk 1980
55
381
New Order Technique Alternative Dance, Synthpop 1989
56
391
ABC The Lexicon of Love New Romantic, Synthpop 1982
57
403
Donald Fagen The Nightfly Jazz Pop, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop 1982
58
421
Dexys Midnight Runners Searching for the Young Soul Rebels Blue Eyed Soul, New Wave 1980
59
425
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast NWOBHM 1982
60
426
Kraftwerk Computerwelt / Computer World Synthpop 1981
61
434
Hüsker Dü New Day Rising Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore 1985
62
441
Echo and the Bunnymen Ocean Rain Post-Punk 1984
63
450
The Clash Sandinista! Punk Rock 1980
64
454
Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock 1988
65
461
Prince Dirty Mind Pop Rock, Synth Funk 1980
66
464
The Cure Pornography Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1982
67
467
Richard and Linda Thompson Shoot Out the Lights Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1982
68
485
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me Indie Rock, Noise Rock 1987
69
489
David Bowie Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) Art Rock, Pop Rock 1980
70
493
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1988
71
499
Lou Reed New York Rock 1989
72
503
U2 The Unforgettable Fire Alternative Rock, Pop Rock 1984
73
510
X Los Angeles Punk Rock 1980
74
514
The Fall This Nation's Saving Grace Post-Punk 1985
75
518
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Get Happy!! New Wave, Pop Rock 1980
76
521
XTC Skylarking Pop Rock, Psychedelic Pop 1986
77
522
New Order Low-Life Alternative Dance, New Wave, Synthpop 1985
78
526
The Replacements Tim Alternative Rock, Power Pop 1985
79
530
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything Dream Pop, Noise Pop, Shoegaze 1988
80
547
The Feelies Crazy Rhythms New Wave, Post-Punk 1980
81
548
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense Art Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk 1984
82
561
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine Electro-Industrial, Industrial Rock 1989
83
571
The Cure The Head on the Door Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1985
84
572
Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man Singer/Songwriter, Sophisti-Pop 1988
85
574
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions Rattlesnakes Jangle Pop 1984
86
579
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms Pop Rock 1985
87
584
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1987
88
585
R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant Jangle Pop 1986
89
594
Roxy Music Avalon New Romantic, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop 1982
90
598
The Smiths Hatful of Hollow Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1984
91
604
The Smiths Meat Is Murder Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1985
92
605
Pet Shop Boys Actually Synthpop 1987
93
608
Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth Post-Punk 1980
94
613
R.E.M. Reckoning Jangle Pop 1984
95
617
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (III) Art Rock 1980
96
625
Prince and The Revolution Parade Film Soundtrack, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Soul 1986
97
627
Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded Boom Bap 1987
98
643
Motörhead Ace of Spades Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 1980
99
644
The Cure Seventeen Seconds Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1980
100
657
King Sunny Adé Juju Music Jj 1982
101
667
George Michael Faith Pop 1987
102
683
Cocteau Twins Treasure Dream Pop, Ethereal Wave 1984
103
688
Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol. One/Keep On Movin' Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop 1989
104
690
The Jam Sound Affects Mod Revival, New Wave, Post-Punk 1980
105
691
Public Enemy Yo! Bum Rush the Show Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop 1987
106
702
Van Halen 1984 Hard Rock 1984
107
713
Metallica Kill 'Em All Thrash Metal 1983
108
724
Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. Hardcore Hip Hop 1984
109
726
The Go-Betweens 16 Lovers Lane Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1988
110
728
Motörhead No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 1981
111
733
Depeche Mode Music for the Masses Synthpop 1987
112
754
Hüsker Dü Warehouse: Songs and Stories Alternative Rock 1987
113
761
Grace Jones Nightclubbing Art Pop, Dance-Pop, Sophisti-Pop 1981
114
764
John Hiatt Bring the Family Americana, Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
115
768
Sonic Youth EVOL Experimental Rock, Noise Rock 1986
116
778
Midnight Oil Diesel and Dust Pop Rock 1987
117
780
Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 Southern Soul 1985
118
786
Rush Moving Pictures Hard Rock, Progressive Rock 1981
119
797
The Pogues If I Should Fall from Grace with God Celtic Punk, Celtic Rock 1988
120
799
Laurie Anderson Big Science Art Pop, Experimental 1982
121
802
Nirvana Bleach Grunge 1989
122
811
R.E.M. Green Jangle Pop 1988
123
812
Madonna Like a Virgin Pop 1984
124
814
Cyndi Lauper She's so Unusual Pop Rock 1983
125
815
Janet Jackson Control Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop 1986
126
818
Duran Duran Rio New Romantic, Pop Rock, Synthpop 1982
127
821
X Wild Gift Punk Rock 1981
128
825
Galaxie 500 On Fire Dream Pop, Slowcore 1989
129
826
Madonna Madonna Dance-Pop 1983
130
837
Def Leppard Hysteria AOR, Hard Rock 1987
131
842
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Tender Prey Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1988
132
847
Les Rita Mitsouko The No Comprendo New Wave 1986
133
854
The Cramps Songs the Lord Taught Us Garage Punk, Psychobilly 1980
134
858
Michael Jackson Bad Dance-Pop 1987
135
870
Big Black Songs About Fucking Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore 1987
136
872
Tina Turner Private Dancer Pop Rock, Soul 1984
137
876
The Gun Club Fire of Love Psychobilly, Punk Blues 1981
138
893
Bruce Springsteen Tunnel of Love Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
139
926
Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret New Wave, Synthpop 1981
140
928
Frankie Goes to Hollywood Welcome to the Pleasuredome New Wave, Synthpop 1984
141
931
XTC English Settlement Pop Rock 1982
142
932
Neil Young Freedom Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1989
143
942
LL Cool J Radio Hardcore Hip Hop 1985
144
949
Talk Talk The Colour of Spring Art Pop, Chamber Pop 1986
145
953
Squeeze East Side Story New Wave, Pop Rock 1981
146
962
The Replacements Pleased to Meet Me Alternative Rock, Power Pop 1987
147
963
Cowboy Junkies The Trinity Session Alt-Country, Contemporary Folk 1988
148
969
The Waterboys This Is the Sea Folk Rock, Pop Rock 1985
149
970
Joe Jackson Night and Day Art Pop 1982
150
973
Big Black Atomizer Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore 1986
151
982
Dinosaur Jr. Bug Indie Rock, Noise Rock 1988
152
991
Anita Baker Rapture Smooth Soul 1986
153
993
Aztec Camera High Land, Hard Rain Jangle Pop, New Wave 1983
154
995
The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon New Orleans R&B, Soul 1989
155
996
Hüsker Dü Candy Apple Grey Alternative Rock 1986
156
1001
Echo and the Bunnymen Crocodiles Post-Punk 1980
157
1003
Sinéad O'Connor The Lion and the Cobra Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
158
1010
U2 Boy Post-Punk 1980
159
1014
Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 Dance-Pop, New Jack Swing 1989
160
1016
Def Leppard Pyromania Glam Metal 1983
161
1018
The Waterboys Fisherman's Blues Celtic Rock 1988
162
1029
The Soft Boys Underwater Moonlight Jangle Pop, Neo-Psychedelia 1980
163
1031
Metallica Ride the Lightning Thrash Metal 1984
164
1035
Mano Negra Puta's Fever Alternative Rock, Latin Alternative 1989
165
1037
The Blue Nile Hats Sophisti-Pop 1989
166
1038
Youssou N'Dour Immigres / Bitim Rew Mbalax 1984
167
1039
Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) New Wave, Synthpop 1982
168
1044
Salif Keita Soro Mande Music 1987
169
1045
Faith No More The Real Thing Alternative Rock, Funk Metal 1989
170
1046
Bon Jovi Slippery when Wet Hard Rock 1986
171
1047
ZZ Top Eliminator Hard Rock, Southern Rock 1983
172
1050
Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five The Message Disco Rap 1982
173
1051
Fehlfarben Monarchie und Alltag Neue Deutsche Welle, Post-Punk 1980
174
1056
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Texas Flood Blues Rock, Electric Texas Blues 1983
175
1076
Echo and the Bunnymen Heaven Up Here Post-Punk 1981
176
1077
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 1980
177
1079
Meat Puppets Meat Puppets II Alternative Rock, Cowpunk 1984
178
1080
The Police Ghost in the Machine New Wave, Pop Rock 1981
179
1088
The The Soul Mining Art Pop, New Wave 1983
180
1097
Steve Earle Guitar Town Alt-Country, Country Rock 1986
181
1105
The Costello Show King of America Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1986
182
1109
Billy Bragg Talking with the Taxman About Poetry Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1986
183
1111
INXS Kick Pop Rock 1987
184
1112
Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams Alt-Country, Americana, Singer/Songwriter 1988
185
1119
Happy Mondays Bummed Baggy / Madchester 1988
186
1133
808 State 90 Acid House 1989
187
1135
Fugazi 13 Songs (Fugazi EP + Margin Walker EP) Post-Hardcore 1989
188
1138
Los Lobos How Will the Wolf Survive? Tex-Mex 1984
189
1144
Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1988
190
1162
Bad Brains I Against I Alternative Metal, Hardcore Punk 1986
191
1164
Tom Petty Full Moon Fever Heartland Rock, Pop Rock 1989
192
1170
The Specials More Specials 2 Tone 1980
193
1173
David Bowie Let's Dance Dance-Pop, Pop Rock 1983
194
1177
Aerosmith Pump Hard Rock 1989
195
1178
Jungle Brothers Done by the Forces of Nature Conscious Hip Hop 1989
196
1187
The Police Zenyatta Mondatta New Wave, Pop Rock 1980
197
1198
Mission of Burma Vs. Post-Punk 1982
198
1202
Killing Joke Killing Joke Post-Punk 1980
199
1208
John Cale Music for a New Society Art Rock 1982
200
1210
Bob Dylan Oh Mercy Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1989
201
1213
Eric B. & Rakim Follow the Leader Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1988
202
1218
Metallica ...And Justice for All Thrash Metal 1988
203
1221
Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock 1987
204
1223
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This...) New Wave, Synthpop 1983
205
1226
Pretenders Learning to Crawl New Wave, Pop Rock 1984
206
1230
The Jesus and Mary Chain Darklands Alternative Rock 1987
207
1233
EPMD Strictly Business Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1988
208
1248
Orange Juice You Can't Hide Your Love Forever Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1982
209
1251
Dexys Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay New Wave 1982
210
1259
Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues Art Pop, New Wave 1983
211
1264
The Gun Club Miami Post-Punk, Punk Blues 1982
212
1265
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Blood and Chocolate Pop Rock 1986
213
1274
Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Pop Soul, Smooth Soul 1982
214
1279
John Lennon & Yoko Ono Double Fantasy Pop Rock 1980
215
1291
Minor Threat Out of Step EP Hardcore Punk 1983
216
1293
Ultramagnetic MCs Critical Beatdown Boom Bap 1988
217
1297
Kate Bush The Dreaming Art Pop, Progressive Pop 1982
218
1307
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Trust Pop Rock 1981
219
1308
Japan Tin Drum Art Pop, New Romantic, Synthpop 1981
220
1312
The Beat I Just Can't Stop It 2 Tone, New Wave 1980
221
1315
Diana Ross Diana Disco 1980
222
1316
Morrissey Viva Hate Jangle Pop 1988
223
1320
The Clash Combat Rock New Wave, Punk Rock 1982
224
1331
Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time Blues Rock, Pop Rock 1989
225
1346
R.E.M. Fables of the Reconstruction Jangle Pop 1985
226
1351
Tears for Fears Songs from the Big Chair New Wave, Pop Rock, Synthpop 1985
227
1355
Napalm Death Scum Grindcore 1987
228
1357
The Triffids Born Sandy Devotional Jangle Pop 1986
229
1364
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds From Her to Eternity Post-Punk 1984
230
1368
Spacemen 3 Playing with Fire Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock 1989
231
1376
Rickie Lee Jones Pirates Jazz Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1981
232
1384
Prince and The Revolution Around the World in a Day Neo-Psychedelia, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Soul 1985
233
1387
Judas Priest British Steel Heavy Metal 1980
234
1402
Bruce Springsteen Live 1975-1985 Heartland Rock 1986
235
1404
Sting The Dream of the Blue Turtles Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop 1985
236
1407
Rubén Blades Buscando América Afro-Cuban Jazz, Salsa 1984
237
1412
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden NWOBHM 1980
238
1418
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Your Funeral... My Trial Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1986
239
1425
Eurythmics Touch New Wave, Synthpop 1983
240
1427
Living Colour Vivid Funk Metal, Hard Rock 1988
241
1431
Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw Power Pop 1982
242
1432
Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby Contemporary R&B, Soul 1987
243
1436
The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro New Wave, Post-Punk 1980
244
1440
The Associates Sulk Art Pop, New Romantic, Synthpop 1982
245
1441
Neneh Cherry Raw Like Sushi Pop Rap 1989
246
1446
Einstürzende Neubauten Kollaps Industrial 1981
247
1447
The Fall Hex Enduction Hour Art Punk, Post-Punk 1982
248
1449
David Sylvian Secrets of the Beehive Ambient Pop, Art Pop 1987
249
1451
John Lee Hooker The Healer Electric Blues 1989
250
1456
The Rolling Stones Tattoo You Rock 1981
251
1457
Talking Heads Little Creatures Art Pop 1985
252
1473
Mary Margaret O'Hara Miss America Alternative Singer/Songwriter 1988
253
1474
Magazine The Correct Use of Soap New Wave, Post-Punk 1980
254
1475
This Mortal Coil It'll End in Tears Dream Pop, Ethereal Wave 1984
255
1479
Bad Brains Bad Brains Hardcore Punk 1982
256
1485
Madonna True Blue Synthpop 1986
257
1506
David Sylvian Brilliant Trees Art Pop 1984
258
1512
Lenny Kravitz Let Love Rule Rock 1989
259
1514
The Cult Electric Hard Rock 1987
260
1515
Pixies Come On Pilgrim EP Indie Rock 1987
261
1516
Einstürzende Neubauten 1/2 Mensch Industrial 1985
262
1517
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Firstborn Is Dead Post-Punk, Punk Blues 1985
263
1518
Dire Straits Making Movies Pop Rock 1980
264
1525
The Velvet Underground VU Art Rock 1985
265
1540
Dexys Midnight Runners Don't Stand Me Down Blue Eyed Soul, New Wave 1985
266
1544
King Crimson Discipline Art Rock, Progressive Rock 1981
267
1551
Hüsker Dü Flip Your Wig Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore 1985
268
1562
The The Infected Art Pop, Synthpop 1986
269
1569
Gang of Four Solid Gold Post-Punk 1981
270
1583
Queensrÿche Operation: Mindcrime Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal 1988
271
1586
The Birthday Party Prayers on Fire Noise Rock, Post-Punk 1981
272
1592
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 1980
273
1594
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (IV)/Security Art Rock 1982
274
1595
Crowded House Crowded House Pop Rock 1986
275
1602
Fingers Inc. Another Side Chicago House, Deep House 1988
276
1614
Go-Go's Beauty and the Beat New Wave, Power Pop 1981
277
1623
Adam and The Ants Kings of the Wild Frontier New Wave 1980
278
1628
Suzanne Vega Suzanne Vega Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1985
279
1634
Black Uhuru Red Roots Reggae 1981
280
1636
Caetano Veloso Estrangeiro MPB, Singer/Songwriter 1989
281
1637
The Go-Betweens Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1986
282
1647
Astor Piazzolla Tango: Zero Hour / Nuevo Tango: Hora Zero Tango Nuevo 1986
283
1649
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Contemporary R&B, Pop 1985
284
1651
Heaven 17 Penthouse and Pavement New Wave, Synthpop 1981
285
1656
Sade Diamond Life Smooth Soul, Sophisti-Pop 1984
286
1658
Bauhaus In the Flat Field Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1980
287
1659
Depeche Mode Black Celebration Synthpop 1986
288
1670
Rick James Street Songs Contemporary R&B, Synth Funk 1981
289
1673
Kate Bush The Sensual World Art Pop 1989
290
1684
The Cult Love Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1985
291
1687
The Sugarcubes Life's Too Good Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1988
292
1689
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Planet Rock - The Album Electro 1986
293
1692
The Traveling Wilburys Traveling Wilburys, Volume One Pop Rock 1988
294
1694
The Birthday Party Junkyard Noise Rock, Post-Punk, Punk Blues 1982
295
1697
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft Alles ist gut EBM, Neue Deutsche Welle, Synth Punk 1981
296
1699
John Cougar Mellencamp Scarecrow Heartland Rock 1985
297
1704
The Dream Syndicate Medicine Show Paisley Underground 1984
298
1707
Robert Cray Strong Persuader Blues Rock 1986
299
1718
The Dream Syndicate The Days of Wine and Roses Jangle Pop, Paisley Underground 1982
300
1723
The Blue Nile A Walk Across the Rooftops Art Pop, Sophisti-Pop 1984
301
1744
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Kicking Against the Pricks Post-Punk, Punk Blues 1986
302
1746
The Housemartins London 0 Hull 4 Jangle Pop 1986
303
1752
Siouxsie and The Banshees Juju Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1981
304
1758
The Fall The Wonderful and Frightening World of...The Fall Post-Punk 1984
305
1763
Van Morrison & The Chieftains Irish Heartbeat Celtic Folk Music 1988
306
1767
Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck Djam Leelii Mande Music, Mbalax 1983
307
1776
Tom Waits Frank's Wild Years Singer/Songwriter 1987
308
1781
Virgin Prunes ...If I Die, I Die Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1982
309
1782
U2 Rattle and Hum Pop Rock 1988
310
1790
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band Doc at the Radar Station Art Rock, Experimental Rock 1980
311
1793
The Psychedelic Furs Talk Talk Talk New Wave, Post-Punk 1981
312
1794
Stray Cats Stray Cats/Built for Speed Rockabilly 1981
313
1822
Inner City Paradise/Big Fun Detroit Techno, House 1989
314
1840
Coil Horse Rotorvator Industrial 1986
315
1846
Phil Collins Face Value Pop Rock 1981
316
1850
Billy Idol Rebel Yell New Wave, Pop Rock 1983
317
1855
John Mellencamp The Lonesome Jubilee Heartland Rock 1987
318
1869
Venom Black Metal NWOBHM, Speed Metal 1982
319
1872
Sting ...Nothing Like the Sun Jazz Pop, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop 1987
320
1874
Orchestra Baobab Vol. 1: Senegambie/Vol. 2: Ngalam/Ken Dou Werente/Pirates Choice Afro-Cuban Jazz 1982
321
1877
Violent Femmes Hallowed Ground Alternative Rock, Cowpunk, Folk Punk 1984
322
1891
Manuel Göttsching E2-E4 Progressive Electronic 1984
323
1901
Arthur Russell World of Echo Ambient Pop, Art Pop 1986
324
1910
UB40 Signing Off Reggae 1980
325
1911
Jungle Brothers Straight out the Jungle Conscious Hip Hop 1988
326
1917
Roy Orbison Mystery Girl Pop Rock 1989
327
1930
This Heat Deceit Experimental Rock, Post-Punk 1981
328
1939
The Wedding Present George Best C86, Jangle Pop 1987
329
1948
Mekons The Mekons Rock'n'roll Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1989
330
1953
Flipper Album - Generic Flipper Noise Rock, Punk Rock 1982
331
1963
Billy Bragg Life's a Riot with Spy vs. Spy Folk Punk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1983
332
1968
Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi Film Score, Minimalism 1983
333
1973
Slick Rick The Great Adventures of Slick Rick Hardcore Hip Hop 1988
334
1976
Tom Waits Heartattack and Vine Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1980
335
1978
Ketama/Toumani Diabaté/Danny Thompson Songhai African Folk Music, Flamenco Nuevo, Songhai Music 1988
336
1981
Pata Negra Blues de la frontera Flamenco Nuevo 1988
337
1983
Throwing Muses Throwing Muses Indie Rock, Post-Punk 1986
338
1986
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? Speed Metal, Thrash Metal 1986
339
1989
808 State Newbuild Acid House 1988
340
1993
Lou Reed The Blue Mask Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1982
341
1994
Linton Kwesi Johnson Bass Culture Dub Poetry 1980
342
2012
Culture Club Colour by Numbers New Romantic, Pop 1983
343
2015
Mekons Fear and Whiskey Cowpunk, Post-Punk 1985
344
2021
Trio Trio Neue Deutsche Welle 1981
345
2022
XTC Black Sea New Wave, Pop Rock, Post-Punk 1980
346
2028
Anthrax Among the Living Thrash Metal 1987
347
2029
Bob Marley and The Wailers Uprising Roots Reggae 1980
348
2043
Died Pretty Free Dirt Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia 1986
349
2045
Joe Satriani Surfing with the Alien Hard Rock 1987
350
2050
Toto IV AOR, Pop Rock 1982
351
2057
Chris Isaak Chris Isaak Pop Rock 1987
352
2071
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Punch the Clock New Wave, Pop Soul 1983
353
2072
New Order Brotherhood Alternative Dance, New Wave, Synthpop 1986
354
2092
Dio Holy Diver Heavy Metal 1983
355
2094
Meat Puppets Up on the Sun Alt-Country, Alternative Rock, Cowpunk 1985
356
2098
The Sisters of Mercy First and Last and Always Gothic Rock 1985
357
2101
Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85 Sophisti-Pop, Synthpop 1985
358
2106
Pet Shop Boys Introspective Dance-Pop, Synthpop 1988
359
2112
Alain Bashung Play Blessures Coldwave 1982
360
2113
The House of Love The House of Love Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1988
361
2141
Ministry The Land of Rape and Honey Industrial, Industrial Metal, Industrial Rock 1988
362
2144
The Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1987
363
2153
Radio Futura La canción de Juan Perro New Wave, Pop Rock 1987
364
2183
John Fogerty Centerfield Heartland Rock, Roots Rock 1985
365
2187
Midnight Oil 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 New Wave, Post-Punk 1982
366
2190
Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
367
2205
Big Country The Crossing Celtic Rock, Pop Rock 1983
368
2214
Iron Maiden Powerslave NWOBHM 1984
369
2217
Womack and Womack Love Wars Soul 1983
370
2218
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance Heavy Metal 1982
371
2221
Enya Watermark Celtic New Age 1988
372
2224
U2 Under a Blood Red Sky Pop Rock, Post-Punk 1983
373
2227
Swans Children of God Experimental Rock, Post-Punk 1987
374
2241
Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight New Wave, Pop 1985
375
2248
American Music Club California Folk Rock, Slowcore 1988
376
2259
Bad Religion Suffer Melodic Hardcore, Skate Punk 1988
377
2280
Slayer South of Heaven Thrash Metal 1988
378
2281
Steely Dan Gaucho Jazz-Rock, Pop Rock 1980
379
2287
The Cult Sonic Temple Hard Rock 1989
380
2288
Camper Van Beethoven Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart Indie Rock 1988
381
2301
Minor Threat Minor Threat [EP 1981 / LP 1984] Hardcore Punk 1981
382
2302
The Special A.K.A. In the Studio 2 Tone 1984
383
2305
Alaska y Dinarama Deseo carnal New Wave, Pop Rock 1984
384
2331
Stevie Wonder Hotter Than July Pop Soul 1980
385
2333
Gabinete Caligari Cuatro rosas New Wave 1984
386
2340
The Style Council Café Bleu Sophisti-Pop 1984
387
2341
Bad Brains Rock for Light Hardcore Punk 1983
388
2358
Bérurier Noir Concerto pour détraqués Punk Rock 1985
389
2361
Pet Shop Boys Please Dance-Pop, Synthpop 1986
390
2366
The Raincoats Odyshape Post-Punk 1981
391
2375
Marillion Misplaced Childhood Neo-Prog 1985
392
2377
The Cramps Psychedelic Jungle Garage Punk, Psychobilly 1981
393
2384
Bryan Adams Reckless Pop Rock 1984
394
2385
Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down Pop Soul 1983
395
2390
X Under the Big Black Sun Punk Rock 1982
396
2392
Bob Mould Workbook Indie Rock 1989
397
2402
Queen Latifah All Hail the Queen Pop Rap 1989
398
2405
Michelle Shocked Short Sharp Shocked Alt-Country, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1988
399
2408
Wynton Marsalis Black Codes (from the Underground) Post-Bop 1985
400
2416
Miles Davis Tutu Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk 1986
401
2417
Pete Townshend Empty Glass Pop Rock 1980
402
2418
Butthole Surfers Locust Abortion Technician Experimental Rock, Noise Rock 1987
403
2425
Mudhoney Superfuzz Bigmuff EP Garage Punk, Grunge 1988
404
2426
Glenn Branca The Ascension No Wave, Noise Rock 1981
405
2431
Prince Lovesexy Contemporary R&B, Funk, Pop Rock 1988
406
2435
Scritti Politti Songs to Remember New Wave, Sophisti-Pop 1982
407
2454
Echo and the Bunnymen Porcupine Post-Punk 1983
408
2456
Stan Ridgway The Big Heat New Wave, Synthpop 1986
409
2461
Mötley Crüe Shout at the Devil Glam Metal, Heavy Metal 1983
410
2467
Rockpile Seconds of Pleasure Power Pop, Pub Rock 1980
411
2468
Journey Escape AOR, Pop Rock 1981
412
2472
The Go-Betweens Before Hollywood Indie Pop, Jangle Pop, Post-Punk 1983
413
2476
John Zorn Spillane Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
414
2481
Suicide Alan Vega/Martin Rev - Suicide Synth Punk, Synthpop 1980
415
2494
Au Pairs Playing with a Different Sex Post-Punk 1981
416
2499
Simple Minds Once Upon a Time Pop Rock 1985
417
2513
New Order Movement Post-Punk 1981
418
2517
Lyle Lovett Pontiac Alt-Country 1988
419
2530
Steve Winwood Arc of a Diver Pop Rock 1980
420
2533
Rush Permanent Waves Hard Rock, Progressive Rock 1980
421
2536
Daniel Lanois Acadie Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1989
422
2538
Public Image Ltd. Album/Compact Disc/Cassette Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1986
423
2553
Suzanne Vega Solitude Standing Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
424
2560
k.d. Lang Shadowland Nashville Sound 1988
425
2561
The dB's Stands for Decibels Jangle Pop, Power Pop 1981
426
2565
The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers Film Soundtrack, Rhythm & Blues 1980
427
2568
Hoodoo Gurus Stoneage Romeos Garage Rock, Power Pop 1984
428
2570
The The Mind Bomb Alternative Rock, Art Pop, Pop Rock 1989
429
2571
Cabaret Voltaire Red Mecca Industrial, Post-Punk 1981
430
2573
Radio Futura La ley del desierto, La ley del mar New Wave, Pop Rock 1984
431
2576
Van Morrison Avalon Sunset Pop Rock 1989
432
2577
Fleshtones Roman Gods Garage Rock Revival 1981
433
2579
The Sisters of Mercy Floodland Gothic Rock 1987
434
2583
Wipers Youth of America Post-Punk, Punk Rock 1981
435
2584
Van Morrison No Guru, No Method, No Teacher Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1986
436
2585
The Blasters Hard Line Rockabilly, Roots Rock 1985
437
2587
Paul Kelly [Australia] Gossip Singer/Songwriter 1986
438
2598
The Cure Faith Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1981
439
2604
The Church Starfish Dream Pop, Jangle Pop, Neo-Psychedelia 1988
440
2616
Yazoo Upstairs at Eric's Synthpop 1982
441
2617
Keith Richards Talk Is Cheap Blues Rock 1988
442
2623
Julian Cope Fried Neo-Psychedelia, Pop Rock 1984
443
2634
Cameo Word Up! Contemporary R&B, Synth Funk 1986
444
2644
Scott Walker Climate of Hunter Art Pop, Art Rock 1984
445
2652
10,000 Maniacs In My Tribe Folk Pop, Jangle Pop 1987
446
2656
Urban Dance Squad Mental Floss for the Globe Rap Rock 1989
447
2658
Dwight Yoakam Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. Bakersfield Sound 1986
448
2663
The Cars Heartbeat City New Wave, Pop Rock 1984
449
2699
Peter Gabriel Passion (Music for The Last Temptation of Christ) Ambient, Film Score, New Age, Regional Music 1989
450
2700
Ry Cooder Paris, Texas Acoustic Blues, Film Score 1985
451
2709
Bronski Beat The Age of Consent Hi-NRG, Synthpop 1984
452
2710
Pat Metheny & Ornette Coleman Song X Free Jazz 1986
453
2712
The Feelies The Good Earth Indie Pop, Post-Punk 1986
454
2713
The Residents Commercial Album Art Pop, Satire 1980
455
2718
Ultravox Vienna New Romantic, Synthpop 1980
456
2733
Wall of Voodoo Call of the West New Wave, Synthpop 1982
457
2736
Bangles Different Light Pop Rock 1986
458
2740
Robyn Hitchcock I Often Dream of Trains Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1984
459
2749
Arvo Pärt Tabula Rasa Minimalism 1984
460
2757
Fine Young Cannibals The Raw and the Cooked New Wave, Pop Rock 1989
461
2761
Malcolm McLaren Duck Rock New Wave 1983
462
2766
Run-D.M.C. King of Rock Hardcore Hip Hop 1985
463
2770
Tom Verlaine Dreamtime Art Punk, Post-Punk 1981
464
2776
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel Hole Industrial, Industrial Rock 1984
465
2778
Fabrizio De André Crêuza de mä Contemporary Folk 1984
466
2782
The Gun Club The Las Vegas Story Post-Punk 1984
467
2784
Mission of Burma Signals, Calls and Marches EP Post-Punk 1981
468
2790
George Clinton Computer Games P-Funk, Synth Funk 1982
469
2803
Youssou N'Dour Nelson Mandela Mbalax 1985
470
2806
LL Cool J BAD: Bigger and Deffer Hardcore Hip Hop 1987
471
2809
Indigo Girls Indigo Girls Folk Pop, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1989
472
2822
Kid Creole and The Coconuts Wise Guy/Tropical Gangsters Disco, Pop 1982
473
2826
Bobby Womack The Poet II Soul 1984
474
2834
Marquis de Sade Rue De Siam Post-Punk 1981
475
2850
Descendents Milo Goes to College Hardcore Punk, Skate Punk 1982
476
2853
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Shaka Zulu Mbube, Nguni Folk Music 1987
477
2855
Billy Bragg Brewing Up with Billy Bragg Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1984
478
2861
The Lounge Lizards The Lounge Lizards Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
479
2864
The Jacksons Triumph Pop Soul, Synth Funk 1980
480
2882
Half Japanese 1/2 Gentlemen / Not Beasts Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, Punk Rock 1980
481
2898
k.d. Lang Absolute Torch and Twang Country 1989
482
2901
Big Daddy Kane Long Live the Kane Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1988
483
2920
Squeeze Argybargy Power Pop 1980
484
2922
Simply Red Picture Book Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul 1985
485
2925
Whitesnake Whitesnake/1987 Hard Rock 1987
486
2927
Elvis Costello Spike Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1989
487
2929
Van Morrison Poetic Champions Compose Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
488
2943
Godflesh Streetcleaner Industrial Metal, Sludge Metal 1989
489
2946
Julee Cruise Floating into the Night Ambient Pop, Dream Pop 1989
490
2948
Cold Chisel East Pub Rock 1980
491
2956
The Woodentops Giant Indie Pop, Indie Rock 1986
492
2958
Gregory Isaacs Night Nurse Lovers Rock 1982
493
2961
They Might Be Giants They Might Be Giants Alternative Rock, Indie Pop 1986
494
2963
Mink DeVille Coup de Grace Pop Rock 1981
495
2964
David Murray Ming Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
496
2969
Naked City Torture Garden Avant-Garde Jazz, Grindcore 1989
497
2970
Los Lobos By the Light of the Moon Americana, Tex-Mex 1987
498
2975
Chris Isaak Silvertone Pop Rock 1985
499
2976
Television Personalities ...And Don't the Kids Just Love It Indie Pop, Post-Punk 1981
500
2979
Mano Negra Patchanka Alternative Rock, Folk Punk, Latin Alternative 1988
501
2985
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Trio Country 1987

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
King Sunny Adé Synchro System Jj 1983
The Undertones Hypnotised Pop Punk 1980
XTC Oranges & Lemons Pop Rock 1989
Guy Guy New Jack Swing 1988
Brian Eno Ambient 4: On Land Ambient 1982
Don Henley The End of the Innocence Pop Rock 1989
Sonic Youth Bad Moon Rising No Wave, Noise Rock 1985
Téléphone Un autre monde Rock 1984
Mink DeVille Le Chat Bleu Pop Rock 1980
Stevie Nicks Bella Donna Soft Rock 1981
Steve Earle Copperhead Road Alt-Country, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1988
The Blasters The Blasters Rockabilly, Roots Rock 1981
The Psychedelic Furs Forever Now New Wave 1982
Prince Controversy Pop Rock, Synth Funk 1981
A-ha Scoundrel Days Synthpop 1986
The B-52's Wild Planet New Wave 1980
Foreigner 4 AOR, Hard Rock, Pop Rock 1981
Simple Minds Sparkle in the Rain New Wave, Pop Rock 1984
Bryan Ferry Boys and Girls Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop 1985
The Neville Brothers Fiyo on the Bayou New Orleans R&B, Pop Soul 1981
Don Henley Building the Perfect Beast Pop Rock 1984
The Associates Fourth Drawer Down New Wave, Post-Punk 1981
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk Alternative Rock, Funk Rock 1989
John Hiatt Slow Turning Americana, Singer/Songwriter 1988
Prefab Sprout From Langley Park to Memphis Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop 1988
Charly García Clics Modernos New Wave, Pop Rock 1983
Fleetwood Mac Tango in the Night Soft Rock 1987
Christian Death Only Theatre of Pain Death Rock 1982
Depeche Mode Some Great Reward Synthpop 1984
Talking Heads The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads Art Punk, New Wave 1982
George Jones I Am What I Am Nashville Sound 1980
John Zorn Spy Vs. Spy Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
They Might Be Giants Lincoln Alternative Rock, Indie Pop 1988
Galaxie 500 Today Indie Pop, Slowcore 1988
Misfits Walk Among Us Hardcore Punk, Horror Punk 1982
Barbra Streisand The Broadway Album Show Tunes, Standards 1985
Randy Newman Trouble in Paradise Singer/Songwriter 1983
Felt Forever Breathes the Lonely Word Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1986
Mark Stewart + Maffia Learning to Cope with Cowardice Dub, Post-Punk 1983
John Foxx Metamatic Synthpop 1980
Van Morrison Beautiful Vision Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1982
Pat Metheny Offramp Jazz Fusion 1981
Sepultura Beneath the Remains Thrash Metal 1989
DeLillos Suser Avgårde Pop Rock 1986
UB40 Labour of Love Pop Reggae 1983
Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels Dream Pop, Post-Punk 1983
The Sound Jeopardy Post-Punk 1980
Everything But the Girl Eden Jazz Pop, Sophisti-Pop 1984
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Joan Jett/Bad Reputation Garage Rock, Hard Rock 1980
David Lee Roth Eat 'Em & Smile Hard Rock 1986
Green on Red Here Come the Snakes Paisley Underground 1988
Abdullah Ibrahim Water from an Ancient Well Cool Jazz 1986
Siouxsie and The Banshees A Kiss in the Dreamhouse Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1982
The Jam The Gift Mod Revival, New Wave, Power Pop 1982
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel Nail Experimental Rock, Industrial 1985
Depeche Mode Speak & Spell New Romantic, Synthpop 1981
Scorpions Blackout Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 1982
Scorpions Love at First Sting Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 1984
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Architecture & Morality New Wave, Synthpop 1981
Negativland Escape from Noise Plunderphonics 1987
Hunters & Collectors Human Frailty Alternative Rock, Pop Rock 1986
Dead Can Dance Within the Realm of a Dying Sun Neoclassical Darkwave 1987
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls Jazz 1981
Front 242 Front by Front EBM 1988
Danzig Danzig Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 1988
Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette Standards Live Post-Bop 1986
A-ha Hunting High and Low New Romantic, Synthpop 1985
Ramones End of the Century Punk Rock 1980
The Undertones Positive Touch Pop Punk, Power Pop 1981
Alaska y Los Pegamoides Grandes éxitos New Wave 1982
Steve Roach Dreamtime Return Tribal Ambient 1988
Joe Henderson The State of the Tenor: Live at the Village Vanguard, Volume 1 Jazz 1986
Noir Désir Veuillez rendre l'âme (à qui elle appartient) Alternative Rock 1989
Green on Red Gravity Talks Jangle Pop, Paisley Underground 1983
Mantronix The Album Electro 1985
Van Halen 5150 Hard Rock 1986
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Ice Cream for Crow Art Rock, Blues Rock, Experimental Rock 1982
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 1981
Jennifer Warnes Famous Blue Raincoat: The Songs of Leonard Cohen Pop Rock 1986
The Robert Cray Band Bad Influence Blues Rock 1983
Bangles All Over the Place New Wave, Pop Rock 1984
A.R.Kane 69 Dream Pop, Experimental Rock 1988
Nacha Pop Nacha Pop New Wave, Pop Rock 1980
Graham Parker The Mona Lisa's Sister Pop Rock 1988
U2 October Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1981
The Time What Time Is It? Synth Funk 1982
Aerosmith Permanent Vacation Hard Rock 1987
Iron Maiden Killers NWOBHM 1981
The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean, Basically? Post-Punk 1985
Devo Freedom of Choice New Wave 1980
Randy Newman Land of Dreams Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1988
Dire Straits Love Over Gold Rock 1982
Sly and Robbie Rhythm Killers Hip Hop, Ragga, Synth Funk 1987
The Fall Perverted by Language Post-Punk 1983
Lou Reed New Sensations Pop Rock 1984
Crowded House Temple of Low Men Pop Rock 1988
Meat Beat Manifesto Storm the Studio Industrial 1989
Camper Van Beethoven Key Lime Pie Indie Rock 1989
The Young Gods L'eau Rouge Industrial Rock 1989
Cheb Khaled & Safy Boutella Kutché Ra 1989
Durutti Column The Return of The Durutti Column Art Rock, Post-Punk 1980
The Style Council Our Favourite Shop / Internationalists Sophisti-Pop 1985
Cold Chisel Circus Animals Pub Rock 1982
Fela Original Sufferhead Afrobeat 1981
Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak Art Pop, Experimental Rock 1984
Ministry The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste Industrial Metal, Industrial Rock 1989
Boredoms Soul Discharge/Soul Discharge 99 Experimental Rock, Noise Rock 1989
Alan Vega Saturn Strip New Wave, Synth Punk 1983
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts I Love Rock'n'roll Hard Rock 1981
Salt 'n' Pepa Hot, Cool & Vicious Pop Rap 1986
Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland Showdown! Electric Texas Blues 1985
John Cougar American Fool Pop Rock 1982
Madness Absolutely 2 Tone, Pop 1980
Sade Promise Smooth Soul, Sophisti-Pop 1985
Dead Can Dance Spleen and Ideal Darkwave 1985
DumDum Boys Splitter Pine Pop Rock 1989
Paul Young No Parlez Blue Eyed Soul 1983
Huey Lewis and The News Sports Pop Rock 1983
X More Fun in the New World Punk Rock 1983
The Tragically Hip Up to Here Roots Rock 1989
Bauhaus Mask Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1981
James Stutter Indie Pop 1986
The Fall Bend Sinister Post-Punk 1986
Red Hot Chili Peppers Freaky Styley Alternative Rock, Funk, Funk Rock 1985
Luther Vandross The Night I Fell in Love Smooth Soul 1985
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Couldn't Stand the Weather Blues Rock, Electric Texas Blues 1984
The Go-Betweens Tallulah Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1987
Simple Minds Sons and Fascination Art Rock, New Wave, Synthpop 1981
Lyle Lovett Lyle Lovett Progressive Country, Singer/Songwriter 1986
Randy Travis Storms of Life Contemporary Country 1986
The Bats Daddy's Highway Dunedin Sound, Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1987
Butthole Surfers Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac Noise Rock 1984
The Beat Special Beat Service 2 Tone 1982
The Chameleons Strange Times Post-Punk 1986
Tuxedomoon Half Mute Experimental Rock, Post-Punk 1980
Culture Club Kissing to Be Clever New Romantic, Pop 1982
Public Image Ltd. Flowers of Romance Experimental Rock, Post-Punk 1981
Pretenders Pretenders II New Wave 1981
Barbra Streisand Guilty Adult Contemporary 1980
Pat Metheny 80/81 Jazz 1980
Wynton Marsalis Live at Blues Alley Hard Bop 1988
Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Fegmania! Jangle Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop 1985
Richard Thompson Hand of Kindness Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1983
Emmylou Harris Roses in the Snow Country 1980
Siouxsie and The Banshees Kaleidoscope Post-Punk 1980
Paul McCartney Tug of War Pop Rock 1982
Angry Samoans Back from Samoa Hardcore Punk 1982
The Fall Grotesque (After the Gramme) Post-Punk 1980
That Petrol Emotion Babble Indie Rock, Post-Punk 1987
Clint Black Killin' Time Contemporary Country 1989
The Jim Carroll Band Catholic Boy New Wave 1980
Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel Dance-Pop, New Jack Swing 1988
T-Bone Burnett Proof Through the Night Singer/Songwriter 1983
Erasure The Innocents Synthpop 1988
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Hard Promises Heartland Rock, Pop Rock 1981
The Chills Kaleidoscope World Dunedin Sound, Jangle Pop 1986
Smokey Robinson Warm Thoughts Soul 1980
Bad Religion No Control Melodic Hardcore, Skate Punk 1989
Robert Wyatt Nothing Can Stop Us Canterbury Scene 1982
The Housemartins The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1987
Biz Markie Goin' Off Boom Bap 1988
Social Distortion Mommy's Little Monster Punk Rock 1983
Bob Dylan Infidels Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1983
Simple Minds Empires and Dance New Wave, Post-Punk 1980
Rain Parade Emergency Third Rail Power Trip Neo-Psychedelia, Paisley Underground 1983
Herbie Hancock Future Shock Electro 1983
Sonny Sharrock Guitar Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
Tom Waits One from the Heart Film Soundtrack, Vocal Jazz 1982
Art Ensemble of Chicago Full Force Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
Iron Maiden Live After Death NWOBHM 1985
Jonathan Richman Jonathan Sings! Indie Pop 1983
Marillion Script for a Jester's Tear Neo-Prog 1983
Laurie Anderson Strange Angels Art Pop 1989
Wipers Over the Edge Post-Punk, Punk Rock 1983
Yello You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess Electropop, Synthpop 1983
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Heavy Metal 1988
This Mortal Coil Filigree and Shadow Dream Pop, Ethereal Wave 1986
Nanci Griffith The Last of the True Believers Americana, Contemporary Country, Singer/Songwriter 1986
The Waterboys A Pagan Place Pop Rock 1984
The Chameleons Script of the Bridge Post-Punk 1983
John Cougar Mellencamp Uh-Huh Heartland Rock 1983
Steve Roach Structures from Silence Space Ambient 1984
Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Dub Syndicate Time Boom x De Devil Dead Dub 1987
John Zorn The Big Gundown Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
Bobby Womack The Poet Soul 1981
Fela Coffin for Head of State Afrobeat 1981
David & David Boomtown Pop Rock 1986
Brygada Kryzys Brygada Kryzys Post-Punk 1982
Green on Red Gas Food Lodging Paisley Underground, Roots Rock 1985
Jason & The Scorchers Fervor EP Cowpunk 1983
Nic Jones Penguin Eggs Contemporary Folk, English Folk Music, Singer/Songwriter 1980
Van Morrison Inarticulate Speech of the Heart Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock 1983
David Sylvian Gone to Earth Ambient Pop, Art Pop 1986
The Pastels Up for a Bit with The Pastels C86, Jangle Pop, Twee Pop 1987
Donna Summer The Wanderer Pop Soul 1980
Was (Not Was) What Up, Dog? Pop 1988
Robert Palmer Riptide Pop Rock 1985
Tears for Fears The Hurting Synthpop 1983
David Lindley El Rayo-X Pop Reggae, Rock & Roll 1981
Miles Davis & John Coltrane Live in Stockholm 1960 Hard Bop 1985
Dick Gaughan Handful of Earth Scottish Folk Music 1981
Black Uhuru Sinsemilla Roots Reggae 1980
The Young Gods The Young Gods Experimental Rock, Industrial Rock 1987
Defunkt Thermonuclear Sweat Jazz-Funk 1982
Chic Real People Disco, Funk 1980
Franco Battiato La voce del padrone New Wave, Singer/Songwriter 1981
De Press Block to Block New Wave, Post-Punk 1981
Hothouse Flowers People Folk Rock, Pop Rock 1988
Virgo Virgo Chicago House 1989
James Brown Soul Syndrome Soul 1980
Tuxedomoon Desire Experimental Rock, Post-Punk 1981
Defunkt Defunkt Jazz-Funk 1980
Penguin Café Orchestra Penguin Café Orchestra Chamber Jazz 1981
The Golden Palominos Visions of Excess Alternative Rock 1985
Everything But the Girl Idlewild Sophisti-Pop 1988
The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better Hardcore Hip Hop 1989
Soundgarden Louder Than Love Alternative Metal, Grunge, Hard Rock 1989
Kid Creole and The Coconuts Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places Pop 1981
DeLillos Hjernen er Alene Pop Rock 1989
Bill Frisell Lookout for Hope Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz Fusion 1987
Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World Pop Rock, Rock & Roll 1989
Anthrax Spreading the Disease Thrash Metal 1985
Duran Duran Duran Duran New Romantic, Synthpop 1981
Ella Fitzgerald Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert Vocal Jazz 1988
Thelonious Monk Live at the It Club Hard Bop 1982
Trouble Funk Drop the Bomb Go-Go 1982
The J. Geils Band Freeze Frame New Wave, Pop Rock 1981
The Fall The Frenz Experiment Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1988
Paul Simon Hearts and Bones Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1983
The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Rock 1989
Jakob Hellman ...och stora havet Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Pop Rock 1989
Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet/Pat Metheny Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint Minimalism 1989
Yello Solid Pleasure Experimental, Synthpop 1980
Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City Pop Rock 1985
Joe Jackson Body and Soul Art Pop, Jazz Pop 1984
Def Leppard High 'n' Dry Hard Rock, NWOBHM 1981
Alexander O'Neal Hearsay Smooth Soul 1987
Carmel The Drum Is Everything Jazz Pop 1984
Madness The Rise and Fall New Wave, Pop, Ska 1982
Laibach Opus Dei Industrial, Martial Industrial 1987
Lou Reed Legendary Hearts Rock 1983
Talking Heads True Stories Art Pop, Pop Rock 1986
Smokey Robinson Being with You Soul 1981
Grant Green Born to Be Blue Cool Jazz, Hard Bop 1985
John Scofield Time on My Hands Jazz 1989
Camper Van Beethoven Telephone Free Landslide Victory Indie Rock 1985
Constance Demby Novus Magnificat: Through the Stargate Neoclassical New Age, Space Ambient 1986
Big Audio Dynamite This Is Big Audio Dynamite New Wave, Post-Punk 1985
Material One Down Disco, Funk 1982
The Beautiful South Welcome to the Beautiful South Sophisti-Pop 1989
Kate Bush Never for Ever Art Pop 1980
Sun Ra Arkestra Sunrise in Different Dimensions Free Jazz, Post-Bop 1981
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo Road to the Riches Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1989
Rush Exit...Stage Left Hard Rock, Progressive Rock 1981
Swell Maps Jane from Occupied Europe Art Punk, Post-Punk 1980
Opal Happy Nightmare Baby Neo-Psychedelia, Paisley Underground 1987
The Psychedelic Furs The Psychedelic Furs Post-Punk 1980
Barbara Manning Lately I Keep Scissors Singer/Songwriter 1988
The Replacements Hootenanny Punk Rock 1983
Ted Hawkins Watch Your Step Soul 1982
Vangelis Chariots of Fire Film Score, Progressive Electronic 1981
Derek Bailey Aida Free Improvisation 1981
Daryl Hall & John Oates Private Eyes Blue Eyed Soul 1981
Deacon Blue Raintown Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop 1987
Napalm Death From Enslavement to Obliteration Grindcore 1988
Carla Bley Social Studies Jazz 1980
Ebba Grön Krlek & Uppror Punk Rock 1981
Brian Eno Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks Soundtracks, Space Ambient 1983
Sarah Vaughan Crazy and Mixed Up Vocal Jazz 1982
Abdel Aziz el Mubarak Abdel Aziz el Mubarak Arabic Pop 1987
The Pogues Red Roses for Me Celtic Punk, Celtic Rock 1984
CCCP Fedeli Alla Linea Affinità-divergenze tra il Compagno Togliatti e noi Art Punk, Post-Punk 1986
Womack and Womack Conscience Contemporary R&B, Soul 1988
Peter Case Peter Case Folk Pop, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1986
Branford Marsalis Trio Jeepy Jazz 1989
Steve Winwood Back in the High Life Pop Rock 1986
The Sound From the Lion's Mouth Post-Punk 1981
Cecil Taylor For Olim Free Jazz 1987
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes Live - Reach Up and Touch the Sky Rock 1981
The Feelies Only Life Jangle Pop, Post-Punk 1988
Willy DeVille Miracle Pop Rock 1987
George Harrison Cloud Nine Pop Rock 1987
Keith Tippett Mujician Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
Mink DeVille Where Angels Fear to Tread Pop Rock 1983
Jaco Pastorius Word of Mouth Jazz Fusion 1981
The Teardrop Explodes Wilder Neo-Psychedelia, Post-Punk 1981
Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids Art Pop, New Romantic 1980
Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians Element of Light Jangle Pop, Psychedelic Pop 1986
Eric Clapton Journeyman Blues Rock 1989
Lone Justice Lone Justice Country Rock, Pop Rock 1985
Teena Marie It Must Be Magic Funk, Soul 1981
The Fall Slates Post-Punk 1981
Schoolly D Schoolly D Gangsta Rap 1986
Roy Orbison A Black and White Night Live Pop Rock 1989
Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous & Roy Haynes Trio Music Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
Christy Moore Ride On Celtic Folk Music, Contemporary Folk 1984
Half Japanese Charmed Life Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock 1988
Johnny Copeland Copeland Special Blues, Blues Rock 1981
Harold Budd and Brian Eno Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror Ambient 1980
Discharge Hear Nothing, Say Nothing, See Nothing D-Beat 1982
The dB's Repercussion Jangle Pop, Power Pop 1982
The Wonder Stuff The Eight Legged Groove Machine Indie Pop, Indie Rock 1988
Tina Brooks Back to the Tracks Hard Bop 1985
Wynton Marsalis Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 1 Jazz 1987
Roky Erickson & The Aliens The Evil One Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock 1981
The Beat Wha'ppen? 2 Tone 1981
Wipers Is This Real? Punk Rock 1980
Julian Cope Saint Julian Neo-Psychedelia, New Wave, Psychedelic Pop 1987
Level 42 World Machine Funk, Pop 1985
Al Jarreau Breakin' Away Jazz Pop, Smooth Jazz 1981
T-Bone Burnett T-Bone Burnett Alt-Country, Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1986
INXS Listen Like Thieves Pop Rock 1985
Zoot Sims plus Joe Pass Blues for 2 Jazz 1982
Voivod Dimension Hatröss Progressive Metal, Technical Thrash Metal 1988
Harold Budd and Brian Eno The Pearl Ambient 1984
Hoodoo Gurus Blow Your Cool! Garage Rock, Power Pop 1987
Teena Marie Starchild Dance-Pop, Funk 1984
Art Farmer Blame It on My Youth Jazz 1988
Colin Newman A-Z Post-Punk 1980
Amy Grant Age to Age CCM 1982
Randy Travis Always & Forever Country 1987
Philip Glass Glassworks Minimalism 1982
Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg Neoclassical Darkwave 1988
Aretha Franklin Who's Zoomin' Who Pop Soul 1985
Robert Nighthawk Live on Maxwell Street 1964/And This Is Maxwell Street Blues 1980
B.B. King There Must Be a Better World Somewhere Blues, Blues Rock 1981
The B-52's Cosmic Thing New Wave, Pop 1989
Frank Zappa You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2: The Helsinki Concert Comedy Rock, Experimental Rock, Jazz-Rock 1988
Keith Whitley I Wonder Do You Think of Me Country 1989
The Wonder Stuff Hup Indie Pop 1989
Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies Hardcore Punk, Skate Punk 1983
Depeche Mode Construction Time Again New Wave, Synthpop 1983
Wall of Voodoo Dark Continent Minimal Wave, New Wave 1981