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
34
Talking Heads Remain in Light New Wave, Post-Punk 1980
6
40
U2 The Joshua Tree Alternative Rock, Pop Rock 1987
7
45
Joy Division Closer Post-Punk 1980
8
47
Pixies Doolittle Indie Rock 1989
9
49
Prince and The Revolution Purple Rain Film Soundtrack, Pop Rock, Synth Funk 1984
10
55
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses Baggy / Madchester 1989
11
62
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise Rock 1988
12
63
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction Hard Rock 1987
13
69
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
81
The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy Noise Pop, Post-Punk 1985
17
92
Tom Waits Rain Dogs Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1985
18
100
Pixies Surfer Rosa Indie Rock 1988
19
103
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique Hip Hop 1989
20
109
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
131
Bruce Springsteen Nebraska Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1982
24
156
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. Heartland Rock, Pop Rock 1984
25
157
Kate Bush Hounds of Love Art Pop, Progressive Pop 1985
26
159
Pretenders Pretenders New Wave 1980
27
163
The Smiths The Smiths Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1984
28
169
Metallica Master of Puppets Thrash Metal 1986
29
194
Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill Hip Hop 1986
30
212
Prince and The Revolution 1999 Pop, Synth Funk 1982
31
216
The Replacements Let It Be Alternative Rock 1984
32
222
Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore 1984
33
229
Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell Hardcore Hip Hop 1986
34
230
Peter Gabriel So Art Pop, Pop Rock 1986
35
265
The Cure Disintegration Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1989
36
267
The Human League Dare! New Romantic, Synthpop 1981
37
277
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Imperial Bedroom New Wave, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1982
38
283
Bruce Springsteen The River Heartland Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1980
39
286
Slayer Reign in Blood Thrash Metal 1986
40
288
The Police Synchronicity New Wave, Pop Rock 1983
41
289
Prefab Sprout Steve McQueen/Two Wheels Good Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop 1985
42
295
The Pogues Rum, Sodomy & the Lash Celtic Rock 1985
43
300
Violent Femmes Violent Femmes Acoustic Rock, Alternative Rock, Folk Punk, Post-Punk 1983
44
309
U2 War Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1983
45
311
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime Post-Punk, Punk Rock 1984
46
322
Brian Eno - David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Art Rock, Experimental Rock 1981
47
336
Madonna Like a Prayer Pop 1989
48
337
New Order Power, Corruption & Lies New Wave, Post-Punk, Synthpop 1983
49
338
Sonic Youth Sister Alternative Rock, Noise Rock 1987
50
345
Eric B. & Rakim Paid in Full Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1987
51
367
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden Post-Rock 1988
52
370
Black Flag Damaged Hardcore Punk 1981
53
372
R.E.M. Document Jangle Pop 1987
54
374
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables Hardcore Punk 1980
55
375
New Order Technique Alternative Dance, Synthpop 1989
56
384
ABC The Lexicon of Love New Romantic, Synthpop 1982
57
401
Donald Fagen The Nightfly Jazz Pop, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop 1982
58
416
Dexys Midnight Runners Searching for the Young Soul Rebels Blue Eyed Soul, New Wave 1980
59
417
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast NWOBHM 1982
60
426
Kraftwerk Computerwelt / Computer World Synthpop 1981
61
431
Hüsker Dü New Day Rising Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore 1985
62
433
Echo and the Bunnymen Ocean Rain Post-Punk 1984
63
442
The Clash Sandinista! Punk Rock 1980
64
450
Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock 1988
65
456
The Cure Pornography Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1982
66
458
Prince Dirty Mind Pop Rock, Synth Funk 1980
67
459
Richard and Linda Thompson Shoot Out the Lights Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1982
68
462
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1988
69
476
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me Indie Rock, Noise Rock 1987
70
482
David Bowie Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) Art Rock, Pop Rock 1980
71
492
Lou Reed New York Rock 1989
72
496
U2 The Unforgettable Fire Alternative Rock, Pop Rock 1984
73
507
X Los Angeles Punk Rock 1980
74
508
The Fall This Nation's Saving Grace Post-Punk 1985
75
517
New Order Low-Life Alternative Dance, New Wave, Synthpop 1985
76
519
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Get Happy!! New Wave, Pop Rock 1980
77
520
XTC Skylarking Pop Rock, Psychedelic Pop 1986
78
523
The Replacements Tim Alternative Rock, Power Pop 1985
79
528
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything Dream Pop, Noise Pop, Shoegaze 1988
80
541
The Feelies Crazy Rhythms New Wave, Post-Punk 1980
81
544
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense Art Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk 1984
82
552
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine Electro-Industrial, Industrial Rock 1989
83
566
The Cure The Head on the Door Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1985
84
569
Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man Singer/Songwriter, Sophisti-Pop 1988
85
570
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions Rattlesnakes Jangle Pop 1984
86
582
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1987
87
584
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms Pop Rock 1985
88
589
R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant Jangle Pop 1986
89
593
Roxy Music Avalon New Romantic, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop 1982
90
596
The Smiths Hatful of Hollow Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1984
91
597
The Smiths Meat Is Murder Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1985
92
607
Pet Shop Boys Actually Synthpop 1987
93
608
Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth Post-Punk 1980
94
610
R.E.M. Reckoning Jangle Pop 1984
95
611
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (III) Art Rock 1980
96
626
Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded Boom Bap 1987
97
627
Prince and The Revolution Parade Film Soundtrack, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Soul 1986
98
643
The Cure Seventeen Seconds Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1980
99
645
Motörhead Ace of Spades Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 1980
100
650
King Sunny Adé Juju Music Jj 1982
101
654
George Michael Faith Pop 1987
102
673
Cocteau Twins Treasure Dream Pop, Ethereal Wave 1984
103
684
Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol. One/Keep On Movin' Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop 1989
104
685
The Go-Betweens 16 Lovers Lane Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1988
105
691
Public Enemy Yo! Bum Rush the Show Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop 1987
106
692
The Jam Sound Affects Mod Revival, New Wave, Post-Punk 1980
107
701
Van Halen 1984 Hard Rock 1984
108
718
Metallica Kill 'Em All Thrash Metal 1983
109
726
Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. Hardcore Hip Hop 1984
110
737
Motörhead No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 1981
111
739
Hüsker Dü Warehouse: Songs and Stories Alternative Rock 1987
112
744
Depeche Mode Music for the Masses Synthpop 1987
113
757
John Hiatt Bring the Family Americana, Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
114
760
Sonic Youth EVOL Experimental Rock, Noise Rock 1986
115
765
Grace Jones Nightclubbing Art Pop, Dance-Pop, Sophisti-Pop 1981
116
781
Midnight Oil Diesel and Dust Pop Rock 1987
117
782
Def Leppard Hysteria AOR, Hard Rock 1987
118
789
Laurie Anderson Big Science Art Pop, Experimental 1982
119
791
The Pogues If I Should Fall from Grace with God Celtic Punk, Celtic Rock 1988
120
793
Nirvana Bleach Grunge 1989
121
795
Madonna Like a Virgin Pop 1984
122
798
Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 Southern Soul 1985
123
808
Rush Moving Pictures Hard Rock, Progressive Rock 1981
124
809
Janet Jackson Control Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop 1986
125
815
Madonna Madonna Dance-Pop 1983
126
817
Cyndi Lauper She's So Unusual Pop Rock 1983
127
821
R.E.M. Green Jangle Pop 1988
128
827
Duran Duran Rio New Romantic, Pop Rock, Synthpop 1982
129
831
X Wild Gift Punk Rock 1981
130
833
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Tender Prey Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1988
131
838
Galaxie 500 On Fire Dream Pop, Slowcore 1989
132
841
Les Rita Mitsouko The No Comprendo New Wave 1986
133
846
Michael Jackson Bad Dance-Pop 1987
134
851
The Cramps Songs the Lord Taught Us Garage Punk, Psychobilly 1980
135
857
Big Black Songs About Fucking Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore 1987
136
861
The Gun Club Fire of Love Psychobilly, Punk Blues 1981
137
866
Tina Turner Private Dancer Pop Rock, Soul 1984
138
876
Bruce Springsteen Tunnel of Love Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
139
920
XTC English Settlement Pop Rock 1982
140
923
Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret New Wave, Synthpop 1981
141
929
LL Cool J Radio Hardcore Hip Hop 1985
142
931
Frankie Goes to Hollywood Welcome to the Pleasuredome New Wave, Synthpop 1984
143
936
Neil Young Freedom Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1989
144
942
Squeeze East Side Story New Wave, Pop Rock 1981
145
948
Talk Talk The Colour of Spring Art Pop, Chamber Pop 1986
146
960
Cowboy Junkies The Trinity Session Alt-Country, Contemporary Folk 1988
147
961
The Replacements Pleased to Meet Me Alternative Rock, Power Pop 1987
148
964
The Waterboys This Is the Sea Folk Rock, Pop Rock 1985
149
968
Joe Jackson Night and Day Art Pop 1982
150
973
Dinosaur Jr. Bug Indie Rock, Noise Rock 1988
151
981
The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon New Orleans R&B, Soul 1989
152
982
Big Black Atomizer Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore 1986
153
984
Anita Baker Rapture Smooth Soul 1986
154
989
Aztec Camera High Land, Hard Rain Jangle Pop, New Wave 1983
155
991
Hüsker Dü Candy Apple Grey Alternative Rock 1986
156
996
Echo and the Bunnymen Crocodiles Post-Punk 1980
157
998
Sinéad O'Connor The Lion and the Cobra Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
158
1003
U2 Boy Post-Punk 1980
159
1004
Salif Keita Soro Mande Music 1987
160
1010
Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 Dance-Pop, New Jack Swing 1989
161
1019
Def Leppard Pyromania Glam Metal 1983
162
1020
The Waterboys Fisherman's Blues Celtic Rock 1988
163
1029
Youssou N'Dour Immigres / Bitim Rew Mbalax 1984
164
1033
The Soft Boys Underwater Moonlight Jangle Pop, Neo-Psychedelia 1980
165
1034
Metallica Ride the Lightning Thrash Metal 1984
166
1035
The Blue Nile Hats Sophisti-Pop 1989
167
1038
Mano Negra Puta's Fever Alternative Rock, Latin Alternative 1989
168
1042
Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) New Wave, Synthpop 1982
169
1045
Bon Jovi Slippery when Wet Hard Rock 1986
170
1049
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Texas Flood Blues Rock, Electric Texas Blues 1983
171
1051
Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five The Message Disco Rap 1982
172
1052
ZZ Top Eliminator Hard Rock, Southern Rock 1983
173
1053
Echo and the Bunnymen Heaven Up Here Post-Punk 1981
174
1065
Meat Puppets Meat Puppets II Alternative Rock, Cowpunk 1984
175
1068
Faith No More The Real Thing Alternative Rock, Funk Metal 1989
176
1090
The Police Ghost in the Machine New Wave, Pop Rock 1981
177
1091
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 1980
178
1092
Fehlfarben Monarchie und Alltag Neue Deutsche Welle, Post-Punk 1980
179
1095
Steve Earle Guitar Town Alt-Country, Country Rock 1986
180
1099
Billy Bragg Talking with the Taxman About Poetry Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1986
181
1101
The The Soul Mining Art Pop, New Wave 1983
182
1106
INXS Kick Pop Rock 1987
183
1113
Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams Alt-Country, Americana, Singer/Songwriter 1988
184
1117
808 State 90 Acid House 1989
185
1120
Los Lobos How Will the Wolf Survive? Tex-Mex 1984
186
1124
Happy Mondays Bummed Baggy / Madchester 1988
187
1133
Fugazi 13 Songs (Fugazi EP + Margin Walker EP) Post-Hardcore 1989
188
1135
The Costello Show King of America Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1986
189
1147
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This...) New Wave, Synthpop 1983
190
1161
David Bowie Let's Dance Dance-Pop, Pop Rock 1983
191
1162
Boogie Down Productions By All Means Necessary Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop 1988
192
1170
Bad Brains I Against I Alternative Metal, Hardcore Punk 1986
193
1174
Jungle Brothers Done by the Forces of Nature Conscious Hip Hop 1989
194
1175
Tom Petty Full Moon Fever Heartland Rock, Pop Rock 1989
195
1180
The Specials More Specials 2 Tone 1980
196
1181
Aerosmith Pump Hard Rock 1989
197
1189
The Police Zenyatta Mondatta New Wave, Pop Rock 1980
198
1196
Mission of Burma Vs. Post-Punk 1982
199
1205
Killing Joke Killing Joke Post-Punk 1980
200
1208
Minor Threat Out of Step EP Hardcore Punk 1983
201
1209
Bob Dylan Oh Mercy Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1989
202
1220
Pretenders Learning to Crawl New Wave, Pop Rock 1984
203
1223
Eric B. & Rakim Follow the Leader Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1988
204
1228
John Cale Music for a New Society Art Rock 1982
205
1231
Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock 1987
206
1235
The Jesus and Mary Chain Darklands Alternative Rock 1987
207
1237
Metallica ...And Justice for All Thrash Metal 1988
208
1255
Dexys Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay New Wave 1982
209
1258
Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues Art Pop, New Wave 1983
210
1262
EPMD Strictly Business Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1988
211
1263
Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Pop Soul, Smooth Soul 1982
212
1269
The Gun Club Miami Post-Punk, Punk Blues 1982
213
1271
John Lennon & Yoko Ono Double Fantasy Pop Rock 1980
214
1275
Orange Juice You Can't Hide Your Love Forever Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1982
215
1298
Kate Bush The Dreaming Art Pop, Progressive Pop 1982
216
1309
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Blood & Chocolate Pop Rock 1986
217
1320
Ultramagnetic MCs Critical Beatdown Boom Bap 1988
218
1324
Japan Tin Drum Art Pop, New Romantic, Synthpop 1981
219
1325
Morrissey Viva Hate Jangle Pop 1988
220
1331
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Trust Pop Rock 1981
221
1332
Diana Ross Diana Disco 1980
222
1336
The Beat I Just Can't Stop It 2 Tone, New Wave 1980
223
1337
Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time Blues Rock, Pop Rock 1989
224
1350
The Clash Combat Rock New Wave, Punk Rock 1982
225
1353
Tears for Fears Songs from the Big Chair New Wave, Pop Rock, Synthpop 1985
226
1354
Rickie Lee Jones Pirates Jazz Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1981
227
1360
R.E.M. Fables of the Reconstruction Jangle Pop 1985
228
1361
The Triffids Born Sandy Devotional Jangle Pop 1986
229
1362
Napalm Death Scum Grindcore 1987
230
1364
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds From Her to Eternity Post-Punk 1984
231
1392
Judas Priest British Steel Heavy Metal 1980
232
1397
Prince and The Revolution Around the World in a Day Neo-Psychedelia, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Soul 1985
233
1401
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Your Funeral... My Trial Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1986
234
1406
Spacemen 3 Playing with Fire Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock 1989
235
1411
Sting The Dream of the Blue Turtles Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop 1985
236
1417
Rubén Blades Buscando América Afro-Cuban Jazz, Salsa 1984
237
1418
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden NWOBHM 1980
238
1419
Eurythmics Touch New Wave, Synthpop 1983
239
1424
Living Colour Vivid Funk Metal, Hard Rock 1988
240
1428
Bruce Springsteen Live 1975-1985 Heartland Rock 1986
241
1432
John Lee Hooker The Healer Electric Blues 1989
242
1433
Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby Contemporary R&B, Soul 1987
243
1435
The Fall Hex Enduction Hour Art Punk, Post-Punk 1982
244
1438
Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw Power Pop 1982
245
1444
Talking Heads Little Creatures Art Pop 1985
246
1448
The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro New Wave, Post-Punk 1980
247
1450
Einstürzende Neubauten Kollaps Industrial 1981
248
1455
Neneh Cherry Raw Like Sushi Pop Rap 1989
249
1457
The Associates Sulk Art Pop, New Romantic, Synthpop 1982
250
1463
This Mortal Coil It'll End in Tears Dream Pop, Ethereal Wave 1984
251
1464
The Rolling Stones Tattoo You Rock 1981
252
1466
David Sylvian Secrets of the Beehive Ambient Pop, Art Pop 1987
253
1472
Magazine The Correct Use of Soap New Wave, Post-Punk 1980
254
1482
Mary Margaret O'Hara Miss America Alternative Singer/Songwriter 1988
255
1489
Madonna True Blue Synthpop 1986
256
1500
Bad Brains Bad Brains Hardcore Punk 1982
257
1507
Pixies Come On Pilgrim EP Indie Rock 1987
258
1517
Dire Straits Making Movies Pop Rock 1980
259
1518
Lenny Kravitz Let Love Rule Rock 1989
260
1522
The Cult Electric Hard Rock 1987
261
1524
David Sylvian Brilliant Trees Art Pop 1984
262
1530
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Firstborn Is Dead Post-Punk, Punk Blues 1985
263
1533
Einstürzende Neubauten 1/2 Mensch Industrial 1985
264
1537
The Velvet Underground VU Art Rock 1985
265
1538
King Crimson Discipline Art Rock, Progressive Rock 1981
266
1549
Dexys Midnight Runners Don't Stand Me Down Blue Eyed Soul, New Wave 1985
267
1567
The Birthday Party Prayers on Fire Noise Rock, Post-Punk 1981
268
1576
Gang of Four Solid Gold Post-Punk 1981
269
1577
Hüsker Dü Flip Your Wig Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore 1985
270
1588
The The Infected Art Pop, Synthpop 1986
271
1594
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 1980
272
1596
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (IV)/Security Art Rock 1982
273
1599
Fingers Inc. Another Side Chicago House, Deep House 1988
274
1600
Crowded House Crowded House Pop Rock 1986
275
1607
Queensrÿche Operation: Mindcrime Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal 1988
276
1611
Caetano Veloso Estrangeiro MPB, Singer/Songwriter 1989
277
1618
The Go-Betweens Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1986
278
1619
Go-Go's Beauty and the Beat New Wave, Power Pop 1981
279
1626
Suzanne Vega Suzanne Vega Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter 1985
280
1631
Adam and The Ants Kings of the Wild Frontier New Wave 1980
281
1638
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Contemporary R&B, Pop 1985
282
1643
Astor Piazzolla Tango: Zero Hour / Nuevo Tango: Hora Zero Tango Nuevo 1986
283
1650
Heaven 17 Penthouse and Pavement New Wave, Synthpop 1981
284
1660
Rick James Street Songs Contemporary R&B, Synth Funk 1981
285
1663
Black Uhuru Red Roots Reggae 1981
286
1665
Sade Diamond Life Smooth Soul, Sophisti-Pop 1984
287
1666
Bauhaus In the Flat Field Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1980
288
1675
Kate Bush The Sensual World Art Pop 1989
289
1677
Depeche Mode Black Celebration Synthpop 1986
290
1684
The Birthday Party Junkyard Noise Rock, Post-Punk, Punk Blues 1982
291
1687
The Sugarcubes Life's Too Good Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1988
292
1688
The Traveling Wilburys Traveling Wilburys, Volume One Pop Rock 1988
293
1699
The Cult Love Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1985
294
1702
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft Alles ist gut EBM, Neue Deutsche Welle, Synth Punk 1981
295
1703
Robert Cray Strong Persuader Blues Rock 1986
296
1704
The Dream Syndicate Medicine Show Paisley Underground 1984
297
1708
John Cougar Mellencamp Scarecrow Heartland Rock 1985
298
1709
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Planet Rock - The Album Electro 1986
299
1715
The Dream Syndicate The Days of Wine and Roses Jangle Pop, Paisley Underground 1982
300
1718
The Blue Nile A Walk Across the Rooftops Art Pop, Sophisti-Pop 1984
301
1719
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Kicking Against the Pricks Post-Punk, Punk Blues 1986
302
1729
Manuel Göttsching E2-E4 Progressive Electronic 1984
303
1741
The Housemartins London 0 Hull 4 Jangle Pop 1986
304
1758
Van Morrison & The Chieftains Irish Heartbeat Celtic Folk Music 1988
305
1759
The Fall The Wonderful and Frightening World of...The Fall Post-Punk 1984
306
1764
Siouxsie and The Banshees Juju Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1981
307
1773
Virgin Prunes ...If I Die, I Die Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1982
308
1774
U2 Rattle and Hum Pop Rock 1988
309
1775
Tom Waits Frank's Wild Years Singer/Songwriter 1987
310
1778
Coil Horse Rotorvator Industrial 1986
311
1788
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band Doc at the Radar Station Art Rock, Experimental Rock 1980
312
1803
Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck Djam Leelii Mande Music, Mbalax 1983
313
1805
Stray Cats Stray Cats/Built for Speed Rockabilly 1981
314
1814
The Psychedelic Furs Talk Talk Talk New Wave, Post-Punk 1981
315
1827
Phil Collins Face Value Pop Rock 1981
316
1828
Inner City Paradise/Big Fun Detroit Techno, House 1989
317
1837
John Mellencamp The Lonesome Jubilee Heartland Rock 1987
318
1861
Violent Femmes Hallowed Ground Alternative Rock, Cowpunk, Folk Punk 1984
319
1865
Orchestra Baobab Vol. 1: Senegambie/Vol. 2: Ngalam/Ken Dou Werente/Pirates Choice Afro-Cuban Jazz 1982
320
1867
Billy Idol Rebel Yell New Wave, Pop Rock 1983
321
1868
Venom Black Metal NWOBHM, Speed Metal 1982
322
1883
UB40 Signing Off Reggae 1980
323
1887
Sting ...Nothing Like the Sun Jazz Pop, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop 1987
324
1892
Arthur Russell World of Echo Ambient Pop, Art Pop 1986
325
1900
Roy Orbison Mystery Girl Pop Rock 1989
326
1914
This Heat Deceit Experimental Rock, Post-Punk 1981
327
1922
Swans Children of God Experimental Rock, Post-Punk 1987
328
1924
Jungle Brothers Straight out the Jungle Conscious Hip Hop 1988
329
1930
The Wedding Present George Best C86, Jangle Pop 1987
330
1941
Mekons The Mekons Rock'n'roll Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1989
331
1950
Flipper Album - Generic Flipper Noise Rock, Punk Rock 1982
332
1961
Billy Bragg Life's a Riot with Spy vs. Spy Folk Punk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1983
333
1963
Slick Rick The Great Adventures of Slick Rick Hardcore Hip Hop 1988
334
1967
Throwing Muses Throwing Muses Indie Rock, Post-Punk 1986
335
1969
Ketama/Toumani Diabaté/Danny Thompson Songhai African Folk Music, Flamenco Nuevo, Songhai Music 1988
336
1973
Pata Negra Blues de la frontera Flamenco Nuevo 1988
337
1978
Tom Waits Heartattack and Vine Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1980
338
1984
808 State Newbuild Acid House 1988
339
1990
Culture Club Colour by Numbers New Romantic, Pop 1983
340
1992
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? Speed Metal, Thrash Metal 1986
341
1996
Linton Kwesi Johnson Bass Culture Dub Poetry 1980
342
1997
Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi Film Score, Minimalism 1983
343
2019
Joe Satriani Surfing with the Alien Hard Rock 1987
344
2020
Toto IV AOR, Pop Rock 1982
345
2021
Minor Threat Minor Threat [EP 1981 / LP 1984] Hardcore Punk 1981
346
2025
Lou Reed The Blue Mask Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1982
347
2026
Died Pretty Free Dirt Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia 1986
348
2042
XTC Black Sea New Wave, Pop Rock, Post-Punk 1980
349
2049
Chris Isaak Chris Isaak Pop Rock 1987
350
2050
Mekons Fear and Whiskey Cowpunk, Post-Punk 1985
351
2061
Anthrax Among the Living Thrash Metal 1987
352
2066
Dio Holy Diver Heavy Metal 1983
353
2068
New Order Brotherhood Alternative Dance, New Wave, Synthpop 1986
354
2075
Alain Bashung Play Blessures Coldwave 1982
355
2078
Bob Marley and The Wailers Uprising Roots Reggae 1980
356
2085
Meat Puppets Up on the Sun Alt-Country, Alternative Rock, Cowpunk 1985
357
2090
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Punch the Clock New Wave, Pop Soul 1983
358
2095
Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85 Sophisti-Pop, Synthpop 1985
359
2097
Trio Trio Neue Deutsche Welle 1981
360
2107
The Sisters of Mercy First and Last and Always Gothic Rock 1985
361
2112
The House of Love The House of Love Indie Pop, Jangle Pop 1988
362
2113
Pet Shop Boys Introspective Dance-Pop, Synthpop 1988
363
2126
Ministry The Land of Rape and Honey Industrial, Industrial Metal, Industrial Rock 1988
364
2132
The Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1987
365
2171
Radio Futura La canción de Juan Perro New Wave, Pop Rock 1987
366
2174
John Fogerty Centerfield Heartland Rock, Roots Rock 1985
367
2184
Midnight Oil 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 New Wave, Post-Punk 1982
368
2189
Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
369
2202
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance Heavy Metal 1982
370
2209
Iron Maiden Powerslave NWOBHM 1984
371
2219
Big Country The Crossing Celtic Rock, Pop Rock 1983
372
2220
American Music Club California Folk Rock, Slowcore 1988
373
2221
Enya Watermark Celtic New Age 1988
374
2234
Womack and Womack Love Wars Soul 1983
375
2238
Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight New Wave, Pop 1985
376
2241
The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers Film Soundtrack, Rhythm & Blues 1980
377
2243
U2 Under a Blood Red Sky Pop Rock, Post-Punk 1983
378
2244
The Style Council Café Bleu Sophisti-Pop 1984
379
2264
Bad Religion Suffer Melodic Hardcore, Skate Punk 1988
380
2274
Camper Van Beethoven Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart Indie Rock 1988
381
2287
Slayer South of Heaven Thrash Metal 1988
382
2303
The Special A.K.A. In the Studio 2 Tone 1984
383
2322
Steely Dan Gaucho Jazz-Rock, Pop Rock 1980
384
2323
The Raincoats Odyshape Post-Punk 1981
385
2329
Bad Brains Rock for Light Hardcore Punk 1983
386
2332
Stevie Wonder Hotter Than July Pop Soul 1980
387
2341
Bérurier Noir Concerto pour détraqués Punk Rock 1985
388
2342
Gabinete Caligari Cuatro rosas New Wave 1984
389
2346
The Cult Sonic Temple Hard Rock 1989
390
2347
Alaska y Dinarama Deseo carnal New Wave, Pop Rock 1984
391
2351
Pet Shop Boys Please Dance-Pop, Synthpop 1986
392
2352
The Cramps Psychedelic Jungle Garage Punk, Psychobilly 1981
393
2357
Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down Pop Soul 1983
394
2375
Marillion Misplaced Childhood Neo-Prog 1985
395
2377
Robyn Hitchcock I Often Dream of Trains Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1984
396
2391
Wynton Marsalis Black Codes (from the Underground) Post-Bop 1985
397
2392
Bronski Beat The Age of Consent Hi-NRG, Synthpop 1984
398
2394
Michelle Shocked Short Sharp Shocked Alt-Country, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1988
399
2395
Pete Townshend Empty Glass Pop Rock 1980
400
2401
Miles Davis Tutu Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk 1986
401
2403
X Under the Big Black Sun Punk Rock 1982
402
2406
Queen Latifah All Hail the Queen Pop Rap 1989
403
2407
Butthole Surfers Locust Abortion Technician Experimental Rock, Noise Rock 1987
404
2408
Journey Escape AOR, Pop Rock 1981
405
2409
Bryan Adams Reckless Pop Rock 1984
406
2410
Bob Mould Workbook Indie Rock 1989
407
2426
The Go-Betweens Before Hollywood Indie Pop, Jangle Pop, Post-Punk 1983
408
2433
Stan Ridgway The Big Heat New Wave, Synthpop 1986
409
2438
Echo and the Bunnymen Porcupine Post-Punk 1983
410
2439
Prince Lovesexy Contemporary R&B, Funk, Pop Rock 1988
411
2444
Glenn Branca The Ascension No Wave, Noise Rock 1981
412
2446
Mudhoney Superfuzz Bigmuff EP Garage Punk, Grunge 1988
413
2447
Rockpile Seconds of Pleasure Power Pop, Pub Rock 1980
414
2448
Scritti Politti Songs to Remember New Wave, Sophisti-Pop 1982
415
2455
Cabaret Voltaire Red Mecca Industrial, Post-Punk 1981
416
2463
John Zorn Spillane Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
417
2474
Simple Minds Once Upon a Time Pop Rock 1985
418
2481
The Cars Heartbeat City New Wave, Pop Rock 1984
419
2493
Au Pairs Playing with a Different Sex Post-Punk 1981
420
2497
New Order Movement Post-Punk 1981
421
2508
Suicide Alan Vega/Martin Rev - Suicide Synth Punk, Synthpop 1980
422
2516
Mötley Crüe Shout at the Devil Glam Metal, Heavy Metal 1983
423
2534
Public Image Ltd. Album/Compact Disc/Cassette Alternative Rock, Post-Punk 1986
424
2541
Suzanne Vega Solitude Standing Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
425
2549
The The Mind Bomb Alternative Rock, Art Pop, Pop Rock 1989
426
2551
Hoodoo Gurus Stoneage Romeos Garage Rock, Power Pop 1984
427
2554
Rush Permanent Waves Hard Rock, Progressive Rock 1980
428
2557
Van Morrison No Guru, No Method, No Teacher Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1986
429
2558
Daniel Lanois Acadie Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1989
430
2559
Steve Winwood Arc of a Diver Pop Rock 1980
431
2562
Fleshtones Roman Gods Garage Rock Revival 1981
432
2564
The dB's Stands for Decibels Jangle Pop, Power Pop 1981
433
2568
The Sisters of Mercy Floodland Gothic Rock 1987
434
2572
The Cure Faith Gothic Rock, Post-Punk 1981
435
2578
Paul Kelly [Australia] Gossip Singer/Songwriter 1986
436
2579
Van Morrison Avalon Sunset Pop Rock 1989
437
2581
The Blasters Hard Line Rockabilly, Roots Rock 1985
438
2587
k.d. Lang Shadowland Nashville Sound 1988
439
2589
Wipers Youth of America Post-Punk, Punk Rock 1981
440
2592
Julian Cope Fried Neo-Psychedelia, Pop Rock 1984
441
2596
The Church Starfish Dream Pop, Jangle Pop, Neo-Psychedelia 1988
442
2611
Keith Richards Talk Is Cheap Blues Rock 1988
443
2613
Yazoo Upstairs at Eric's Synthpop 1982
444
2615
Radio Futura La ley del desierto, La ley del mar New Wave, Pop Rock 1984
445
2635
Lyle Lovett Pontiac Alt-Country 1988
446
2646
Dwight Yoakam Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. Bakersfield Sound 1986
447
2654
Scott Walker Climate of Hunter Art Pop, Art Rock 1984
448
2671
Urban Dance Squad Mental Floss for the Globe Rap Rock 1989
449
2673
10,000 Maniacs In My Tribe Folk Pop, Jangle Pop 1987
450
2684
The Residents Commercial Album Art Pop, Satire 1980
451
2697
Ry Cooder Paris, Texas Acoustic Blues, Film Score 1985
452
2705
Cameo Word Up! Contemporary R&B, Synth Funk 1986
453
2707
Peter Gabriel Passion (Music for The Last Temptation of Christ) Ambient, Film Score, New Age, Regional Music 1989
454
2713
Bangles Different Light Pop Rock 1986
455
2719
Pat Metheny & Ornette Coleman Song X Free Jazz 1986
456
2722
Ultravox Vienna New Romantic, Synthpop 1980
457
2728
The Feelies The Good Earth Indie Pop, Post-Punk 1986
458
2742
Arvo Pärt Tabula Rasa Minimalism 1984
459
2744
Fine Young Cannibals The Raw and the Cooked New Wave, Pop Rock 1989
460
2756
Wall of Voodoo Call of the West New Wave, Synthpop 1982
461
2762
Malcolm McLaren Duck Rock New Wave 1983
462
2767
Tom Verlaine Dreamtime Art Punk, Post-Punk 1981
463
2773
Run-D.M.C. King of Rock Hardcore Hip Hop 1985
464
2776
Youssou N'Dour Nelson Mandela Mbalax 1985
465
2786
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel Hole Industrial, Industrial Rock 1984
466
2802
The Gun Club The Las Vegas Story Post-Punk 1984
467
2804
The Woodentops Giant Indie Pop, Indie Rock 1986
468
2807
Fabrizio De André Crêuza de mä Contemporary Folk 1984
469
2809
George Clinton Computer Games P-Funk, Synth Funk 1982
470
2810
Mission of Burma Signals, Calls and Marches EP Post-Punk 1981
471
2816
Bobby Womack The Poet II Soul 1984
472
2824
Kid Creole and The Coconuts Wise Guy/Tropical Gangsters Disco, Pop 1982
473
2825
Indigo Girls Indigo Girls Folk Pop, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1989
474
2832
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Shaka Zulu Mbube, Nguni Folk Music 1987
475
2835
LL Cool J BAD: Bigger and Deffer Hardcore Hip Hop 1987
476
2840
The Lounge Lizards The Lounge Lizards Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
477
2852
Billy Bragg Brewing Up with Billy Bragg Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1984
478
2855
Marquis de Sade Rue De Siam Post-Punk 1981
479
2897
Half Japanese 1/2 Gentlemen / Not Beasts Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, Punk Rock 1980
480
2899
Simply Red Picture Book Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul 1985
481
2905
Elvis Costello Spike Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1989
482
2907
Van Morrison Poetic Champions Compose Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1987
483
2919
k.d. Lang Absolute Torch and Twang Country 1989
484
2923
Squeeze Argybargy Power Pop 1980
485
2928
Cold Chisel East Pub Rock 1980
486
2931
Mink DeVille Coup de Grace Pop Rock 1981
487
2937
The Psychedelic Furs Forever Now New Wave 1982
488
2940
The Jacksons Triumph Pop Soul, Synth Funk 1980
489
2950
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Trio Country 1987
490
2952
They Might Be Giants They Might Be Giants Alternative Rock, Indie Pop 1986
491
2959
David Murray Ming Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
492
2960
Whitesnake Whitesnake/1987 Hard Rock 1987
493
2963
Big Daddy Kane Long Live the Kane Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop 1988
494
2965
Mano Negra Patchanka Alternative Rock, Folk Punk, Latin Alternative 1988
495
2968
Los Lobos By the Light of the Moon Americana, Tex-Mex 1987
496
2969
Chris Isaak Silvertone Pop Rock 1985
497
2974
Television Personalities ...And Don't the Kids Just Love It Indie Pop, Post-Punk 1981
498
2983
Godflesh Streetcleaner Industrial Metal, Sludge Metal 1989
499
2987
Gregory Isaacs Night Nurse Lovers Rock 1982
500
2989
Naked City Torture Garden Avant-Garde Jazz, Grindcore 1989
501
2994
Julee Cruise Floating into the Night Ambient Pop, Dream Pop 1989
502
2995
Descendents Milo Goes to College Hardcore Punk, Skate Punk 1982

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