1980s

1989

Doolittle Pixies
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses
Disintegration The Cure
Paul’s Boutique Beastie Boys
On Fire Galaxie 500
Bleach Nirvana
Pretty Hate Machine Nine Inch Nails
3 Feet High And Rising De La Soul
Full Moon Fever Tom Petty
New York Lou Reed

1988

Daydream Nation Sonic Youth
Surfer Rosa Pixies
Spirit Of Eden Talk Talk
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back Public Enemy
…And Justice For All Metallica
Straight Outta Compton N.W.A
Nothing’s Shocking Jane’s Addiction
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman
Isn’t Anything My Bloody Valentine
Green R.E.M.

1987

The Joshua Tree U2
Appetite For Destruction Guns N’ Roses
Strangeways, Here We Come The Smiths
Sign ‘O’ The Times Prince
You’re Living All Over Me Dinosaur Jr.
Document R.E.M.
Bad Michael Jackson
Hysteria Def Leppard
Substance New Order
Louder Than Bombs The Smiths

1986

The Queen Is Dead The Smiths
Master Of Puppets Metallica
Graceland Paul Simon
So Peter Gabriel
Licensed To Ill Beastie Boys
Skylarking XTC
Lifes Rich Pageant R.E.M.
Reign In Blood Slayer
The Colour Of Spring Talk Talk
EVOL Sonic Youth

1985

Rain Dogs Tom Waits
Hounds Of Love Kate Bush
Brothers In Arms Dire Straits
Meat Is Murder The Smiths
Psychocandy The Jesus And Mary Chain
Tim The Replacements
The Head On The Door The Cure
This Nation’s Saving Grace The Fall
Songs From The Big Chair Tears For Fears
Misplaced Childhood Marillion

1984

Purple Rain Prince & The Revolution
The Smiths The Smiths
Ride The Lightning Metallica
Born In The U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen
Let It Be The Replacements
Legend Bob Marley And The Wailers
Hatful Of Hollow The Smiths
Double Nickels On The Dime Minutemen
Treasure Cocteau Twins
The Unforgettable Fire U2

1983

Murmur R.E.M.
Violent Femmes Violent Femmes
Synchronicity The Police
Power, Corruption And Lies New Order
War U2
Swordfishtrombones Tom Waits
Kill ‘Em All Metallica
Pyromania Def Leppard
The Final Cut Pink Floyd
Speaking In Tongues Talking Heads

1982

Thriller Michael Jackson
The Number Of The Beast Iron Maiden
Nebraska Bruce Springsteen
The Dreaming Kate Bush
Pornography The Cure
Avalon Roxy Music
1999 Prince
Love Over Gold Dire Straits
Rio Duran Duran
The Nightfly Donald Fagen

1981

Moving Pictures Rush
Damaged Black Flag
Discipline King Crimson
My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts Brian Eno & David Byrne
Computer World Kraftwerk
Ghost In The Machine The Police
Juju Siouxsie & The Banshees
Faith The Cure
Fire Of Love The Gun Club
Heaven Up Here Echo & The Bunnymen

1980

Remain In Light Talking Heads
Closer Joy Division
Back In Black AC/DC
Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables Dead Kennedys
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) David Bowie
The River Bruce Springsteen
Peter Gabriel III Peter Gabriel
Pretenders The Pretenders
Sandinista! The Clash
Making Movies Dire Straits