Top New Wave Albums




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RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 32 Talking Heads Remain in Light 1980
2 82 Elvis Costello This Year's Model 1978 Pop Rock
3 107 Blondie Parallel Lines 1978 Pop Rock
4 116 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True 1977 Pub Rock
5 168 Pretenders Pretenders 1980
6 245 Talking Heads Fear of Music 1979 Art Punk
Post-Punk
7 255 The Human League Dare! 1981 New Romantic Synthpop
8 264 The Jam All Mod Cons 1978 Mod Revival
Power Pop
9 275 Elvis Costello and The Attractions Imperial Bedroom 1982 Pop Rock
Singer/Songwriter
10 277 The Police Synchronicity 1983 Pop Rock
11 295 Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! 1978 Art Punk
Post-Punk
12 312 New Order Power, Corruption & Lies 1983 Post-Punk
Synthpop
13 318 Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77 1977 Art Punk
14 368 Elvis Costello and The Attractions Armed Forces 1979 Pop Rock
15 373 The Police Reggatta de Blanc 1979 Pop Rock
16 374 ABC The Lexicon of Love 1982 New Romantic Synthpop
17 375 Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food 1978 Art Punk
Post-Punk
18 388 Dexys Midnight Runners Searching for the Young Soul Rebels 1980 Blue Eyed Soul
Pop Rock
19 424 Ian Dury New Boots and Panties!! 1977 Pub Rock
Punk Rock
20 433 The Police Outlandos D'Amour 1978 Pop Rock
21 445 The B-52's The B-52's 1979
22 454 New Order Low-Life 1985 Alternative Dance
Synthpop
23 485 Elvis Costello and The Attractions Get Happy!! 1980 Pop Rock
24 510 The Feelies Crazy Rhythms 1980 Post-Punk
25 558 Talking Heads Stop Making Sense 1984 Art Rock
Post-Punk
26 582 Marianne Faithfull Broken English 1979 Art Pop
27 587 Roxy Music Avalon 1982 New Romantic Pop Rock
Sophisti-Pop
28 620 The Jam Sound Affects 1980 Mod Revival
Post-Punk
29 682 The Cars The Cars 1978 Pop Rock
30 790 Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret 1981 Synthpop
31 807 Duran Duran Rio 1982 New Romantic Pop Rock
Synthpop
32 815 XTC Drums and Wires 1979 Pop Rock
Post-Punk
33 848 Frankie Goes to Hollywood Welcome to the Pleasuredome 1984 Synthpop
34 854 Les Rita Mitsouko The No Comprendo 1986
35 881 Squeeze East Side Story 1981 Pop Rock
36 914 The Jam In the City 1977 Mod Revival
Punk Rock
37 922 Aztec Camera High Land, Hard Rain 1983 Jangle Pop
38 957 Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) 1982 Synthpop
39 972 The Police Ghost in the Machine 1981 Pop Rock
40 987 The The Soul Mining 1983 Art Pop
41 988 The Jam Setting Sons 1979 Mod Revival
42 1041 Joe Jackson Look Sharp! 1979 Power Pop
43 1084 The Stranglers The Stranglers IV - Rattus Norvegicus 1977 Punk Rock
44 1117 The Police Zenyatta Mondatta 1980 Pop Rock
45 1123 Blondie Blondie 1976
46 1135 Dexys Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay 1982 Pop Rock
47 1137 Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues 1983 Art Pop
48 1162 The Clash Combat Rock 1982 Punk Rock
49 1165 Japan Tin Drum 1981 New Romantic Art Pop
Synthpop
50 1177 Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This...) 1983 Synthpop
51 1184 Tears for Fears Songs from the Big Chair 1985 Pop Rock
Synthpop
52 1208 Pretenders Learning to Crawl 1984 Pop Rock
53 1231 The Beat I Just Can't Stop It 1980 2 Tone
54 1255 Eurythmics Touch 1983 Synthpop
55 1259 The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro 1980 Post-Punk
56 1332 Magazine The Correct Use of Soap 1980 Post-Punk
57 1393 Dexys Midnight Runners Don't Stand Me Down 1985 Blue Eyed Soul
58 1406 Adam and The Ants Kings of the Wild Frontier 1980
59 1438 Heaven 17 Penthouse and Pavement 1981 Synthpop
60 1450 The Associates Sulk 1982 New Romantic Art Pop
Synthpop
61 1456 Go-Go's Beauty and the Beat 1981 Power Pop
62 1475 Nick Lowe Jesus of Cool/Pure Pop for Now People 1978 Power Pop
Pub Rock
63 1524 The Only Ones The Only Ones 1978 Power Pop
64 1590 The Psychedelic Furs Talk Talk Talk 1981 Post-Punk
65 1754 Elvis Costello and The Attractions Punch the Clock 1983 Pop Soul
66 1811 New Order Brotherhood 1986 Alternative Dance
Synthpop
67 1835 Culture Club Colour by Numbers 1983 New Romantic Pop
68 1953 Alain Bashung Play Blessures 1982 Coldwave
69 1960 Radio Futura La canción de Juan Perro 1987 Pop Rock
70 2063 Billy Idol Rebel Yell 1983 Pop Rock
71 2065 Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight 1985 Pop
72 2085 Scritti Politti Songs to Remember 1982 Sophisti-Pop
73 2153 Tubeway Army Replicas 1979 Synthpop
74 2170 Stan Ridgway The Big Heat 1986 Synthpop
75 2213 Blondie Eat to the Beat 1979 Pop Rock
76 2233 Television Adventure 1978 Post-Punk
77 2371 The Stranglers The Raven 1979 Post-Punk
78 2380 Alaska y Dinarama Deseo carnal 1984 Pop Rock
79 2424 Wall of Voodoo Call of the West 1982 Synthpop
80 2444 Malcolm McLaren Duck Rock 1983
81 2451 Joe Jackson I'm the Man 1979 Power Pop
82 2472 Ultravox Vienna 1980 New Romantic Synthpop
83 2514 Gabinete Caligari Cuatro rosas 1984
84 2565 Gary Numan The Pleasure Principle 1979 Synthpop
85 2572 Midnight Oil 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 1982 Post-Punk
86 2695 Fine Young Cannibals The Raw and the Cooked 1989 Pop Rock
87 2699 Radio Futura La ley del desierto, La ley del mar 1984 Pop Rock
88 2739 Blondie Plastic Letters 1977 Pop Rock
89 2826 The Psychedelic Furs Forever Now 1982
90 2865 The B-52's Wild Planet 1980
91 2888 Depeche Mode Speak & Spell 1981 New Romantic Synthpop
92 2916 Simple Minds Sparkle in the Rain 1984 Pop Rock
93 2933 The Cars Heartbeat City 1984 Pop Rock
94 2945 The Associates Fourth Drawer Down 1981 Post-Punk
95 2972 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Architecture & Morality 1981 Synthpop


Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
The Jam The Gift 1982 Mod Revival
Power Pop
The Human League Reproduction 1979 Minimal Synth
Synthpop
Simple Minds Sons and Fascination 1981 Art Rock
Synthpop
Bangles All Over the Place 1984 Pop Rock
Alan Vega Saturn Strip 1983 Synth Punk



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