Best Albums Of The Eighties

selected by piero scaruffi

From "The best albums of all times"


This is the old list by year. See the correct list for the decade that was published in the book.

1980

TM, ®, Copyright © 1998 Piero Scaruffi


    8.5/10
  1. Bruce Springsteen: River (CBS)
    8/10
  2. Cramps: Songs The Lord Taught Us (Illegal)
  3. Feelies: Crazy Rhythms (Stiff)
  4. Soft Boys: Underwater Moonlight (Armageddon)
  5. Colin Newman: A-Z (BeggarsBanquet)
  6. Pere Ubu: Art Of Walking (Rough Trade)
  7. Tuxedomoon: Half Mute (Ralph)
  8. Pop Group: For How Much Longer (Rough Trade)
  9. X: LA (Slash)
  10. Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (CherryRed)
    7/10
  11. Talking Heads: Remain In Light (Sire)
  12. Birthday Party (MissingLink)
  13. Killing Joke: self-titled (EG)
  14. Lydia Lunch: Queen Of Siam (Ze)
  15. Durutti Column: Return Of (Factory)
  16. Polyrock: self-titled (RCA)
  17. Clock Dva: White Souls (Industrial)
  18. Crass: Stations Of The Crass (Crass)
  19. Joy Division: Closer (Factory)
  20. Flying Lizards: self-titled (Virgin)
  21. Echo And The Bunnymen: Crocodiles (Korova)
  22. Young Marble Giants: Colossal Youth (RoughTrade)
  23. Clash: Sandinista (CBS)
  24. Alan Vega & Martin Rev (Ze)
  25. Throbbing Gristle: Heathen Earth (Industrial)
  26. Frank Zappa: Joe's Garage (CBS)
  27. Love Of Life Orchestra: Geneve (Lust)
  28. Captain Beefheart: Doc At Radar Station (Virgin)
  29. Teardrop Explodes: Kilimanjaro (Polydor)
  30. MX-80 Sound: Out Of The Tunnel (Ralph)
  31. Lemon Kittens: We Buy A Hammer For Daddy (UnitedDiaries)
  32. Fred Frith: Gravity (Ralph)
  33. Alan Stivell: Symphonie Celtique (CBS)
  34. Aqsaq Maboul: Un peu de l' Amour des bandits (AtemCrammed)
  35. U2: Boy (Island)
  36. Martha & The Muffins: Metromusic (DinDisc)
  37. Michael Hurley: Snockgrass (Rounder)
  38. Rhythm Devils: Apocalypse Now Session (Passport)
  39. Daryl Hall: Sacred Songs (RCA)
  40. Peter Gabriel: self-titled 1980 (Charisma)
  41. AC/DC: Back In Black (Atlantic)
  42. Alan Vega: self-titled (Ze)
  43. Police: Zenyatta Mondatta (A&M)
  44. MX80Sound: Out Of The Tunnel (Ralph)
  45. Barnes And Barnes: Voobaha (Rhino)
  46. Japan: Gentlemen Take Polaroids (Virgin)
  47. Bill Bruford: Bruford Tapes (EditionsEG)
  48. Iron Maiden: self-titled (Harvest)
  49. Human Sexual Response: Figure 14 (Eat)
  50. Roky Erickson: & The Aliens (CBS)
  51. Jackson Browne: Hold Out (Asylum)
  52. Ramones: End Of The Century (Sire)
  53. Black Sabbath: Heaven And Hell
  54. Rush: Permanent Waves (Mercury)
  55. Half Japanese: 1/2 Gentlemen Not Beasts (Armageddon)
  56. John Martyn: Grace And Danger (Island)
  57. T-Bone Burnette: Truth Decay (Takoma)
  58. Willie Nile: self-titled (Arista)
  59. Idiot Savant: Shakers In A Tantrum Landscape (Artifacts)
  60. Confusional Quartet: Confusional Quartet
    6.5/10
  61. XTC: Black Sea (Virgin)
  62. Jah Wobble: Betrayal (Virgin)
  63. Psychedelic Furs: self-titled (CBS)
  64. Suburbs: In Combo (Twin Tone)
  65. Nuns: self-titled (PoshBoy)
  66. Bauhaus: In The Flat Field (4AD)
  67. Glaxo Babies: Nine Minutes To The Disco (Heartbeat)
  68. Metabolist: Hansten Clork (Dromm)
  69. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: self-titled (Dindisc)
  70. Ultravox: Vienna (Chrysalis)
  71. Yello: Solid Pleasure (Ralph)
  72. Buggles: The Age Of Plastic (Island)
  73. Snatch: self-titled (Fetish)
  74. Squeeze: Argybargy (A&M)
  75. Joe King Carrasco And The Crowns (Hannibal)
  76. Dark Day: Exterminating Angel (Lust)
  77. TV Personalities: And Don't The Kids Just Love It (Rough Trade)
  78. Pete Townshend: Empty Glass (Atlantic)
  79. Robin Lee Crutchfield: Exterminating Angel (Lust)
  80. John Gavanti: self-titled (Hyrax)
  81. Nina Hagen: Unbehagen (CBS)
  82. Renaldo And The Loaf: Songs For Swinging Larvae (Ralph)
  83. Snakefinger: Greener Postures (Ralph)
  84. Zantees: Out For Kicks (Bomp)
  85. Sound: Jeopardy (Korova)
  86. Comsat Angels: Waiting For A Miracle (Polydor)
  87. Monochrome Set: Strange Boutique (Dindisc)
  88. Pylon: Gyrate (DB)
  89. Pretenders: self-titled (Real)
  90. Martin Rev: self-titled (Infidelity)
  91. Romantics (Nemperor)
  92. Stiff Little Fingers: Nobody's Heroes (Chrysalis)
  93. Grace Jones: Warm Leatherette (Island)
  94. Visage: self-titled (Polydor)
  95. Steve Winwood: Arc Of A Diver (Island)
  96. Michael Schenker Group: self-titled (Chrysalis)
  97. Damned: Black Album (IRS)
  98. New Musik: From A To B (GTO)
  99. Defunkt: self-titled (Hannibal)
  100. Rubber City Rebels: self-titled (Capitol)

1981

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    9/10
  1. Gun Club: Fire Of Love (Ruby)
    8/10
  2. Rip Rig Panic: God (Virgin)
  3. Public Image Ltd: Flowers Of Romance (Virgin)
  4. Deuter: Silence Is The Answer (Kuckuck)
  5. Fleshtones: Roman Gods (IRS)
  6. Black Flag: Damaged (SST)
    7/10
  7. Einsturzende Neubauten: Kollaps (Zick Zack)
  8. Birthday Party: Prayers On Fire (4AD)
  9. Raybeats: Guitar Beat (DontFallOffTheMountain)
  10. Factrix: Scheintot (Adolescent)
  11. Material: Memory Serves (Elektra)
  12. Art Zoyd: Generations Sans Futur (Atem)
  13. Fred Frith: Speechless (Ralph)
  14. Minutemen: The Punch Line (SST)
  15. Suburbs: Credit In Heaven (Twin Tone)
  16. Jody Harris & Robert Quine: Escape (Lust)
  17. Rickie Lee Jones: Pirates (WB)
  18. Penguin Cafe` Orchestra: self-titled (EGRecords)
  19. Psychedelic Furs: Talk Talk Talk (CBS)
  20. Slava Ranko: Arctic Hysteria (Adolescent)
  21. Lounge Lizards: self-titled (EG)
  22. Chuck Vrtacek: Victory Through Grace (Leisure Time)
  23. DB's: Stands For Decibels (Albion)
  24. Swollen Monkeys: After Birth Of The Cool (Cachalot)
  25. Was Not Was: self-titled (Ze)
  26. Alan Vega: Collision Drive (Celluloid)
  27. DNA: A Taste Of (AmericanClave)
  28. A Certain Ratio: To Each (Factory)
  29. Blasters: self-titled (Slash)
  30. Raincoats: Moving (RoughTrade)
  31. Saccharine Trust: Paganicons (SST)
  32. King Crimson: Discipline (EG)
  33. Clock Dva: Thirst (Fetish)
  34. David Byrne & Brian Eno: My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (Sire)
  35. Cabaret Voltaire: Red Mecca (RoughTrade)
  36. Flesh Eaters: A Minute to Pray A Second to Die (SRR)
  37. Leo Kottke: Guitar Music (Chrysalis)
  38. Half Japanese: Loud (Armageddon)
  39. Frank Zappa: You Are What You Is (Barking Pumpkin)
  40. Bush Tetras: Rituals (Stiff)
  41. Tom Verlaine: Dreamtime (WB)
  42. Dead Boys: Night Of The Living (Bomp)
  43. Adolescents: self-titled (Frontier)
  44. Nico: Drama Of Exile (ROIR)
  45. Raincoats: Odyshape (RoughTrade)
  46. Residents: Mark Of The Mole (Ralph)
  47. August Darnel: Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places (Ze)
  48. Bauhaus: Mask (Beggars Banquet)
  49. X: Wild Gift (Slash)
  50. This Heat: Deceit (Rough Trade)
  51. Norman Salant: Saxophone Demonstrations (Alive)
  52. J.Geils Band: Freeze-Frame (EMI)
  53. Agent Orange: Living In Darkness (Posh Boy)
  54. Kid Creole And The Coconuts: Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places (Ze)
  55. Plimsouls: self-titled (Geffen)
  56. Dr John: Plays Mac Rebennack (Clean Cuts)
  57. Robyn Hitchcock: Black Snake Diamond (Armageddon)
  58. Venom: Black Metal
  59. Go-Go's: Beauty And The Beast (IRS)
    6.5/10
  60. Replacements: Sorry Ma (Twin Tone)
  61. However: Sudden Dusk (RandomRadar)
  62. Church: Of Skin And Heart (Parlophone)
  63. Matt Johnson: Burning Blue Soul (4AD)
  64. Space Negros: Have A Lousy Xmas (Jingle Jungle)
  65. Oingo Boingo: Only A Lad (A&M)
  66. BPeople: self-titled (Faulty Product)
  67. Negativland: Points (Seeland)
  68. Altered Images: Happy Birthday (Portrait)
  69. Colin Newman: Singing Fish (4AD)
  70. Japan: Tin Drum (Virgin)
  71. Human League: Dare (Virgin)
  72. Circle Jerks: Group Sex (Frontier)
  73. T.S.O.L.: Dance with Me (PoshBoy)
  74. Plasmatics: Beyond The Valley of 1984 (Stiff)
  75. Nurse With Wound: Insect And Individual Silenced (UD)
  76. Joan Jett: Bad Reputation (Boardwalk)
  77. Soft Cell: Non Stop Erotic Cabaret (SomeBizarre)
  78. John Foxx: The Garden (Metalbeat)
  79. Stevie Nicks: Belladonna (Modern)
  80. Wah: Nah=Poo (Eternal)
  81. Comateens: self-titled (Cachalot)
  82. Barracudas: Drop Out (Closer)
  83. Boyd Rice: self-titled (Mute)
  84. Safety Last: self-titled (Twin Tone)
  85. Neville Brothers: Fiyo On The Bayou (A&M)
  86. Big Boys: Where's My Towel (Wasted Talent)
  87. Phil Collins: Face Value (Virgin)
  88. Billy Idol: self-titled (Chrysalis)
  89. Ludus: Seduction (New Hormones)
  90. Jane & Jeff Hudson: World Trade (Lust)
  91. Human Switchboard: Who's Landing In My Hangar (Faulty Products)
  92. Dan Fogelberg: Innocent Age (Epic)
  93. Garland Jeffreys: Rock And roll Adult (Epic)
  94. Polyrock: Changing Hearts (RCA)
  95. Indoor Life (FrenchCelluloid)
  96. Duran Duran: self-titled (EMI)
  97. Josef K: The Only Fun In Town (Postcard)
  98. Siouxsee Sioux: Juju (Polydor)
  99. DMZ: Relics (Bomp)
  100. Stray Cats: self-titled (Arista)
  101. Alley Cats: Nightmare City (Time Coast)
  102. Spandau Ballet: Journeys To Glory (Chrysalis)
  103. Eyeless In Gaza: Photographs As Memories (Cherry Red)
  104. David Lindley: El Rayo X (Asylum)
  105. Blurt: In Berlin (Ruby)
  106. Black Uhuru: Red (Mango)
  107. Whodini: self-titled (Jive)
  108. Juice Newton: Juice (RCA)
  109. Panther Burns: Behind The Magnolia Curtain (Rough Trade)
  110. U.K. Decay: For Madmen Only (Fresh)

1982

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    8/10
  1. Dream Syndicate: Days Of Wine And Roses (JackRuby)
  2. David Thomas: The Sound Of The Sand (RoughTrade)
  3. Fear: The Record (Slash)
  4. Misfits: Walk Among Us (Ruby)
  5. Mission Of Burma: VS (AceOfHeart)
  6. Flipper: Generic Album (Subterranean)
  7. Art Zoyd: Phase IV
  8. Legal Weapon: Death Of Innocence (Arsenal)
  9. Richard Thompson: Shoot Out The Lights (Hannibal)
    7/10
  10. Waitresses: Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful (WB)
  11. Muffins: 185 (RandomRadar)
  12. Styrenes: Girl Crazy (Mustard)
  13. Gun Club: Miami (Animal)
  14. Minutemen: What Makes A Man Start Fires (SST)
  15. Rip Rig Panic: I Am Cold (Virgin)
  16. Annette Peacock: Sky-skating (Ironic)
  17. Lydia Lunch: Agony Is The Ecstasy (4AD)
  18. Sonic Youth: self-titled (Neutral)
  19. Virgin Prunes: If I Die I Die (RoughTrade)
  20. Massacre: Killing Time (Celluloid)
  21. Tuxedomoon: Suite En Sous-sol (Expanded)
  22. Tom Verlaine: Words From The Front (WB)
  23. Factrix: California Babylon (Subterranean)
  24. Savage Republic: Tragic Figures (Independent Project)
  25. Negative Trend: We Don't Pay We Riot (Subterranean)
  26. Bola Sete: Shambhala Moon (Dancing Cat)
  27. Cure: Pornography (Fiction)
  28. Robert Wyatt: Animals Film (RoughTrade)
  29. Dark Day: Window (Plexus)
  30. Mickey Hart: Yamantaka (Rolling Thunder)
  31. Captain Beefheart: Ice Cream For Crow (Virgin)
  32. Nervous Gender: Music from Hell (Subterranean)
  33. Etron Fou Leloublan: Poumons Gonfles (TurboMusic)
  34. Virgin Prunes: Heresie (InvitationAuSuicide)
  35. Zero Boys: Vicious Circle (Nimrod)
  36. Kate Bush: The Dreaming
  37. Bruce Springsteen: Nebraska (CBS)
  38. James Chance: Sax Maniac (Animal)
  39. Wall Of Voodoo: Call Of The West (IRS)
  40. Lydia Lunch: 13.13 (Ruby)
  41. Adrian Belew: Lone Rhino (Island)
  42. Birthday Party: Junkyard (4AD)
  43. Asia: self-titled (Giffen)
  44. Bob Seger: Nite Tonite (Capitol)
  45. Prince: 1999 (WB)
  46. Grandmaster Flash: Message (Sugar Hill)
  47. John Cougar Mellencamp: American Fool (Riva)
  48. G.B.H.: City Baby Attacked By Rats (Clay)
  49. Dead Kennedys: Plastic Surgery Disasters (AlternativeTentacles)
  50. Fall: Hex Enduction Hour (Kamera)
  51. Conrad Schnitzler: Control (Dys)
  52. XTC: English Settlement (Virgin)
  53. GBH: City Baby Attacked By Rats (Clay)
  54. Chris And Cosey: Trance (Rough Trade)
  55. Nurse With Wound: Homotopy To Marie (UD)
  56. Clash: Combat Rock (CBS)
  57. National Health: D.S. Al Coda (Lounging)
  58. John Cale: Music For A New Society (Ze)
  59. Donald Fagen: Nightfly (Warner)
  60. Die Form: Die Puppe (Bain Total)
  61. Lou Reed: Blue Mask (RCA)
  62. Malaria: Emotion (Crepuscule)
  63. DB's: Repercussion (Albion)
  64. Hanoi Rocks: Oriental Beat
  65. Nanci Griffith: Poet In My Window (Philo)
  66. Work: Slow Crimes (Woof)
  67. X: Under The Big Black Sun (Elektra)
  68. Manowar: Battle Hymns (Liberty)
  69. Stickmen: This Is The Master Brew (1982)
  70. Toto: IV (Columbia)
  71. John Coughar Mellencamp: American Fool (Riva)
  72. Descendents: Milo Goes To College (New Alliance)
  73. Bongos: Drums Along the Hudson (PVC)
  74. Voice Farm: World We Live In (Optional)
  75. Y Pants (Neutral)
  76. NoMeansNo: Mama (Wrong)
  77. Toiling Midgets: Sea Of Unrest
  78. Marshall Crenshaw: self-titled (WB)
  79. Michael Jackson: Thriller (Epic)
    6.5/10
  80. Christian Death: Only Theatre Of Pain (Frontier)
  81. Bad Religion: Into The Unknown (Epitaph)
  82. Legal Weapon: Your Weapon (Arsenal)
  83. Phil Manzanera: Primitive Guitars (Island)
  84. Lords Of New Church: self-titled (IRS)
  85. Soft Verdict: Vergessen (DisqueDuCrepuscule)
  86. SPK: Leichenschrei (Thermidor)
  87. Cocteau Twins: Garlands (4AD)
  88. Legendary Pink Dots: Brighter Now (In Phaze)
  89. Psychic TV: Force The Hand Of Chance (SomeBizarre)
  90. Simple Minds: New Gold Dream (Virgin)
  91. Angry Samoans: Back From Samoa (Bad Trip)
  92. Thomas Dolby: Golden Age Of Wireless (Capitol)
  93. Judy Nylon: Pal Judy (OnUSound)
  94. Church: The Blurred Crusade (Parlophone)
  95. Front 242: Geography (RRE)
  96. Hunters And Collectors: self-titled (White Label)
  97. Scritti Politti: Songs To Remember (Rough Trade)
  98. Work: Slow Crimes (Woof)
  99. Steve Piccolo: Domestic Exiles (MASO)
  100. Pigbag: Dr Heckle & Mr. Jive (YRec)
  101. Black Sheep: Animal Sounds (MCCB)
  102. Morells: Shake And Push (Borrowed)
  103. Tommy Keene: Strange Alliance (Avenue)
  104. New Math: They Walk Among Us (415)
  105. Rank And File: Sundown (Slash)
  106. New Race: First And Last (Statik)
  107. Kraut: An Adjustment To Society (Cabbage)
  108. Joan Jett: I Love Rock And Roll (Boardwalk)
  109. George Clinton: Computer Games (Capitol)
  110. Trio: self-titled (Mobile Suit)
  111. Liliput: Liliput (Rough Trade)
  112. Blue Orchids: Greatest Hits (RoughTrade)
  113. Lora Logic: Pedigree Charm (RoughTRade)
  114. Rank And File: Sundown(Slash)
  115. Chris And Cosey: Heartbeat (RoughTrade)
  116. Love Tractor: self-titled (DB)
  117. Box: Secrets Out (GoDisc)
  118. Dexy's Midnight Runners: Too-Rye-Ay (Mercury)
  119. Certain General: Holiday Of Love (Labor)
  120. Neats: Monkey's Head (Ace Of Hearts)
  121. Eek-A-Mouse: Wa-Do-Dem (Greensleeves)
  122. Dire Straits: Love Over Gold (Vertigo)
  123. TV Personalities: They Could Have Been Bigger (Whaam)
  124. Robert Plant: Pictures At 11 (Swansong)
  125. This Time: What Time Is It? (WB)
  126. Del Byzanteen: Lies To Live By (DontFallOff)
  127. Red Cross: Born Innocent (Smoke 7)
  128. MDC: Millions Of Dead Cops (R Radical)
  129. Real Kids: Outta Place (Star)
  130. Trouble Funk: Drop The Bomb (Sugar Hill)
  131. Weekend: Variete` (Rough Trade)
  132. Culture Club: Kissing To Be Clever (Virgin)
  133. EU: Future Funk (Galaxy)
  134. Yellowman: Mister Yellowman (Greensleeves)

1983

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    8/10
  1. Mark Stewart: Learning To Cope With Cowardice (RoughTrade)
  2. Jane Siberry: No Borders Here (Open Air)
  3. Cocteau Twins: Head Over Heels (4AD)
  4. Einsturzende Neubauten: Zeichnungen Das Patienten (PVC)
  5. Tom Waits: Swordfishtrombones (Island)
  6. Metallica: Kill 'Em All (Megaforce)
  7. Sonic Youth: Confusion Is Sex (Neutral)
  8. R.E.M.: Murmur (IRS)
  9. Bad Brains: Rock For light (PVC)
  10. Violent Femmes: self-titled (Slash)
    7/10
  11. David Thomas: Variations On A Theme (RoughTrade)
  12. Swans: Filth (Neutral)
  13. Minor Threat: Out Of Step (Dischord)
  14. Fleshtones: Hexbreaker (IRS)
  15. Golden Palominos: self-titled (Celluloid)
  16. New Order: Power Corruption And Lies (Factory)
  17. Birthday Party: Mutiny (Mute)
  18. Clock DVA: Advantage (Polydor)
  19. Virginia Astley: From Gardens Where We Feel Secure (Virgin)
  20. Alan Vega: Saturn Strip (Ze)
  21. Slickee Boys: Cybernetic Dreams Of Pi (Twin/Tone)
  22. Blasters: Non Fiction (WB)
  23. John Greaves & Peter Blegvad: Kew Rhone (Europa)
  24. Jah Wobble: Bedroom Album (Lago)
  25. Bob Wasserman: Solo (Rounder)
  26. Rip Rig Panic: Attitude (Virgin)
  27. Pere Ubu: Song Of The Bailing Man (RoughTrade)
  28. Lindsay Cooper: Gold Diggers (SyncPulse)
  29. Replacements: Hootenanny (Twin Tone)
  30. Cassiber: Man Or Monkey (Riskant)
  31. Meat Puppet: II (SST)
  32. Univers Zero: Ceux Du Dehors (Recommended)
  33. Go-Betweens: Before Hollywood (RoughTrade)
  34. Allan Holdsworth: Metal Fatigue (Enigma)
  35. Chris Knox: Songs For Cleaning Guppies (Flying Nun)
  36. Mofungo: Out Of Line (Zoar)
  37. Bill Laswell: Baselines (Elektra)
  38. 23 Skidoo: The Culling Is Coming (Operation Twilight)
  39. Alien Sex Fiend: Who's Been Sleeping In My Brain (Anagram)
  40. Embarrassment: Death Travels West (Fresh Sounds)
  41. Suicidal Tendencies: self-titled (Frontier)
  42. The The: Soul Mining (SomeBizarre)
  43. Green On Red: Gravity Talks (Slash)
  44. Rain Parade: Emergency Third Rail Power Trip (Enigma)
  45. 17 Pigmies: Hatikva (Resistance)
  46. Micronotz: Smash (Fresh Sounds)
  47. Social Distortion: Mommy's Little Monster (13th Floor)
  48. John Hiatt: Riding With The King (Geffen)
  49. Subhumans: The Day The Country Died (Spiderleg)
  50. Blue Nile: A Walk Across The Rooftops (Linn)
  51. Rudimentary Peni: Death Church (Corpus Christi)
  52. Cabaret Voltaire: Crackdown (Some Bizarre)
  53. Richard Thompson: Hand Of Kindness (Hannibal)
  54. Lou Reed: Legendary Hearts (RCA)
  55. Zoviet France: Mohnomishe (Red Rhino)
  56. Shonen Knife: Burning Farm (Zero)
  57. ZZ Top: Eliminator (WB)
  58. Ex: Blueprints For A Blackout (Big Brother)
  59. Danielle Dax: Pop Eyes (Initial)
  60. Cartoon: Music From Left Field (12-Tone Productions)
  61. Hunters And Collectors: The Fireman's Curse (White Label)
  62. Def Leppard: Pyromania (Virgin)
  63. D.R.I.: Dirty Rotten (R-Radical)
  64. Exciter: Heavy Metal Maniac (Shrapnel)
  65. Men And Volts: Hootersville (Eat)
  66. Three O'Clock: Sixteen Tambourines (Frontier)
  67. Wipers: Over The Edge (Brain Eater)
  68. Paolo Conte: Paolo Conte
    6.5/10
  69. Van Halen: 1984 (WB)
  70. Necros: Tangled Up (Restless)
  71. Shriekback: Care (Y)
  72. X: More Fun In The New World (Elektra)
  73. Ben Watt: North Marine Drive (CherryRed)
  74. Stephan Weisser: Elemental Music (Subterranean)
  75. Marillion: Script For A Jester's Tear (EMI)
  76. Adrian Belew: Twang Bar King (Island)
  77. Chris Stamey: It`s A Wonderful Life (DB)
  78. Velvet Monkeys: Future (Fountain Of Youth)
  79. Richard Kirk: Time High Fiction (Doublevision)
  80. Marc Almond: Untitled (Some Bizarre)
  81. 10,000 Maniacs: Secrets Of The I Ching (Christian Burial)
  82. SS Decontrol: Give It Away (Xclaim)
  83. Nurse With Wound: Ostranenie 1913 (Third Mind)
  84. Wolfgang Press: The Burden Of Mules (4AD)
  85. Killing Joke: Fire Dances (EG)
  86. U2: War (Island)
  87. Was Not Was: Born To Laugh At Tornadoes (Ze)
  88. Plimsouls: Everywhere At Once (Geffen)
  89. Tears For Fears: Hurting (Poligram)
  90. Nocturnal Emissions: Drowning In A sea Of Bliss (Sterile)
  91. Bananarama: Deep Sea Skiving (Rama)
  92. Arkansaw Men (Alterboys)
  93. Katrina And The Waves: Walking On Sunshine (Attic)
  94. Will Sergeant: Themes For Grind (Satisfied)
  95. Slicky Boys: Cybernetic Dreams Of Pi (TwinTone)
  96. Aztec Camera: High Land Hard Rain (RoughTRade)
  97. LeRoi Brothers: Check This Action (Amazing)
  98. Dumptruck: D Is For Dumptruck (Incas)
  99. Shockabilly: Earth VS (RoughTrade)
  100. Dome: Will You Speak to This World (Uniton)
  101. Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood (Epic)
  102. Hanoi Rocks: Back To Mystery City
  103. Let's Active: Cypress (IRS)
  104. Police: Synchronicity (A&M)
  105. Madonna: self-titled (Sire)
  106. Wire Train: In A Chamber (415)
  107. Renaldo And The Loaf: Arabic Yodeling (Ralph)
  108. Bryan Adams: Cuts Like A Knife (A&M)
  109. Meatmen: We're The Meatmen (Touch And Go)
  110. Midnight Oil: 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 (Columbia)
  111. Phosphenes: self-titled (Coyote)
  112. 45 Grave: Sleep In Safety (Enigma)
  113. Paul Marotta: Agit-prop Piano (DoSpeak)
  114. Phosphenes (Coyote)
  115. Big Country: The Crossing (Mercury)
  116. Triffids: Treeless Plain (Hot)
  117. Unclaimed (Hysteria)
  118. Kommunity FK: The Vision And The Voice (Independent Project)
  119. Ronnie James Dio: Holy Diver (Vertigo)
  120. Severed Heads: Since The Accident (Ink)
  121. Yaz: You And Me Both (Sire)
  122. Accept: Restless & Wild (Portrait)
  123. Heaven 17: Luxury Gap (Arista)
  124. Sex Gang Children: Song And Legend (Illuminated)
  125. Thompson Twins: Quick Step & Side Kicks (Arista)
  126. Quiet Riot: Metal Health (Pasha)
  127. Greg Kihn: Kihnspiracy (Beserkley)

1984

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    8/10
  1. Husker Du: Zen Arcade (SST)
  2. Minutemen: Double Nickels On The Dime (SST)
  3. Butthole Surfers: Psychic Powerless (TouchAndGo)
  4. Nick Cave: From Her To Eternity (Mute)
  5. Replacement: Let It Be (Zippo)
  6. Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic: Magnetic Flip (AceOfHearts)
  7. Julian Cope: World Shut Your Mouth (Mercury)
  8. Foetus: Hole (SelfImmolation)
    7/10
  9. Metallica: Ride The Lightning (Elektra)
  10. Eberhard Schoener: Sky Music - Mountain Music (Celestial Harmonies)
  11. Cocteau Twins: Treasure (4AD)
  12. Saccharine Trust: Surviving You (SST)
  13. Rhythm And Noise: Contents under notice (Ralph)
  14. Ambitious Lovers: Envy (Eg-Jem)
  15. Meat Puppets: Up On The Sun (SST)
  16. Current 93: Nature Unveiled (Laylah)
  17. Bruce Springsteen: Born In The USA (CBS)
  18. Pretenders: Learning to Crawl (A&M)
  19. Killdozer: Intellectuals Are The Shoeshine Boys (TouchAndGo)
  20. Zoogz Rift: Ipecac (Azra)
  21. Agnostic Front: Victim In Pain (RatCage)
  22. Del-Lords: Frontier Days (Enigma)
  23. Robert Quine & Fred Maher: Basic (EG)
  24. Die Kreuzen: self-titled (TouchAndGo)
  25. Plasticland: self-titled (Pink Dust)
  26. Violent Femmes: Halloweed Ground (Slash)
  27. Young Fresh Fellows: The Fabulous Sounds Of The Pacific (Frontier)
  28. Chuck Vrtacek: Monkey On A Hard Roll (Leisure Time)
  29. Frightwig: Cat Farm Faboo (AlternativeTentacles)
  30. Lydia Lunch: In Limbo (DoubleVision)
  31. Penguin Cafe` Orchestra: Broadcasting From Home (EGRecords)
  32. Gun Club: Las Vegas Story (Animal)
  33. News From Babel: Work Resumed (Recommended)
  34. Christian Death: Catastrophe Ballett (InvitationAuSuicide)
  35. Univers Zero: Uzed (Recommended)
  36. Prince: Purple Rain (WB)
  37. Scott Walker: Climate of Hunter (Virgin)
  38. Rum DMC: self-titled (Profile)
  39. Nurse With Wound: Sylvie And Babs High-Thigh Companion (Laylah)
  40. Orthotonics: Wake Up You Must Remember (Generic)
  41. 23 Skidoo: Urban Gamelan (Illuminated)
  42. Cars: Heartbeat (Elektra)
  43. Ry Cooder: Paris Texas (WB)
  44. Michael Hurley: Blue Navigator (Rounder)
  45. Billy Bragg: Brewing Up (Go Disc)
  46. Jane Siberry: The Speckless Spy (Duke Street)
  47. Jonathan Richman: Sings (Sire)
  48. Echo & Bunnymen: Ocean Rain (Korova)
  49. Test Dept: Beating The Retreat (SomeBizarre)
  50. Throbbing Gristle: In The Shadow Of The Sun (Illuminated)
  51. Black Flag: Slip It In (SST)
  52. Dream Syndicate: Medicine Show (A&M)
  53. Dead Can Dance: self-titled (4AD)
  54. DB's: Like This (Bearsville)
  55. Red Hot Chili Peppers: self-titled (Enigma)
  56. Art Of Noise: Who's Afraid (ZTT)
  57. Scratch Acid: self-titled (RabidCat)
  58. Flipper: Gone Fishin' (Subterranean)
  59. 17 Pygmies: Jedda By The Sea (Resistance)
  60. Zoogz Rift: Amputees In Limbo (Snout)
  61. Los Lobos: How Will The Wolf Survive (Slash)
  62. Rising Force: self-titled (Polydor)
  63. Del Fuegos: Longest Day (Slash)
  64. Beasts Of Bourbon: The Axeman's Jazz (Green)
  65. David Sylvian: Brilliant Trees (Virgin)
  66. New Model Army: Vengeance (Abstract)
  67. True West: Drifters (PVC)
    6.5/10
  68. Sun City Girls: self-titled (Placebo)
  69. Lyres: On Fyre (AceOfHeart)
  70. Half Japanese: Sing No Evil (iridescence)
  71. Coil: Scatology (Force & Form)
  72. Zoviet France: Eostre (Red Rhino)
  73. Honeymoon Killers: From Mars (Fur)
  74. Current 93: Maldoror Is Dead (Laylah)
  75. Hafler Trio: Bang-an Open Letter (DoubleVision)
  76. Tripod Jimmie: Long Walk Off A Short Pier (DoSpeak)
  77. Pandoras: It's About Time (Rhino)
  78. Ultravox: Lament (Chrysalis)
  79. Felt: The Strange Idols Pattern (Cherry Red)
  80. Hunters And Collectors: The Jaws Of Life (Slash)
  81. Minimal Man: Safari (CDPresents)
  82. Three Johns: Atom Drum Bop (Abstract)
  83. Long Ryders: Native Sons (Frontier)
  84. Voivod: War And Pain (Metal Blade)
  85. Cult: Dreamtime (BeggarsBanquet)
  86. Blood And The Saddle: self-titled (NewAlliance)
  87. Blue Aeroplanes: Bop Art (Abstract)
  88. Smiths: self-titled (RoughTrade)
  89. Tim Hodgkinson: Fluvial (Woof)
  90. Hoodoo Gurus: Stoneage Romeo (BigTime)
  91. G.B.H.: City Baby's Revenge (Relativity)
  92. No Means No: Mama (No Means No)
  93. Tina Turner: Private Dancer (Capitol)
  94. Celibate Rifles: self-titled (Hot)
  95. Little Steven: Voice Of America (EMI)
  96. Huey Lewis: Sports (Chrisalys)
  97. Everything But The Girl: Eden (BlancoYNegro)
  98. Steve Vai: Flex-able (Urantia)
  99. Joan Jett: Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth (1984)
  100. Alien Sex Fiend: Acid Bath (Epitaph)
  101. Playgroup: Epic Sound Battles Cpt. 2 (On-U)
  102. Prefab Sprout: Swoon (Kitchenware)
  103. Outta Place: We're Outta Place (Midnight)
  104. V-Effect: Stop Those Songs (RoughTRade)
  105. Twisted Sister: Stay Hungry (Atlantic)
  106. Pointer Sisters: Break Out (Planet)
  107. Plan 9: Dealing With The Dead (Midnight)
  108. Leaving Trains: Well Down Blue Highway (Bemisbrain)
  109. Home And Garden: History And Geography (Bizart)
  110. Don King (Doublevision)
  111. VanDyke Parks: Jump (WB)
  112. Steve Brown: Music For Solo Piano (Another Side)
  113. Lenny Kaye: I've Got A Right (Giorno)
  114. Trypes: Explorers Hold (Coyote)
  115. Bryan Adams: Reckless (A&M)
  116. Guadalcanal Diary: Walking In The Shadow (Elektra)
  117. Romeo Void: Istincts (415)
  118. Norman Salant: Sax Talk (CD)
  119. Effigies: Firever Grounded (Enigma)
  120. Madonna: Like A Virgin (Sire)
  121. Fat Boys: self-titled (Sutra)
  122. Depeche Mode: Some Great Reward (Mute)
  123. Youssou N'Dour: Immigres (Earthworks)
  124. Ratt: Out Of The Cellar (Atlantic)
  125. Sade: Diamond Life (Epic)
  126. Vipers: Outta The Nest (PVC)
  127. Reducers: self-titled (Rave On)
  128. Bangles: All Over The Place (Columbia)
  129. Style Council: Cafe` Bleu (Polydor)
  130. Carmel: The Drum Is Everything (WB)
  131. Samhain: Initium (Plan 9)
  132. Barrence Whitfield: And The Savages (Mamou)
  133. Wham: Make It Big (Epic)
  134. King Sunny Ade: Aura (Mango)
  135. New Edition: self-titled (MCA)
  136. Amy Grant: Age To Age (Myrrh)
  137. Don Henley: Building The Perfect Beast (Geffen)
  138. Cyndi Lauper: She's So Unusual (Portrait)
  139. Time: Ice Cream Castle (WB)
  140. Thompson Twins: Into The Gap (Arista)

1985

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    9/10
  1. Foetus: Nail (SomeBizarre)
    8/10
  2. Sonic Youth: Bad Moon Rising (Homestead)
  3. Swans: Cop (KCC)
  4. Nick Cave: The Firstborn Is Dead (Homestead)
  5. Husker Du: New Day Rising (SST)
  6. Fetchin Bones: Cabin Flounder (DB)
  7. Tom Waits: Rain Dogs (Island)
  8. Replacements: Tim (Sire)
  9. Feedtime: self-titled (Aberrant)
  10. Dead Can Dance: Spleen And Ideal (4AD)
  11. Tiny Lights: Prayer For The Halcyon Fear (Gaia)
  12. Camper VanBeethoven: Telephone Free Landslide Victory (Independent)
    7/10
  13. David Thomas: More Places Forever (TwinTone)
  14. Honeymoon Killers: Love American Style (Fur)
  15. Jesus And Mary Chain: Psychocandy (BlancoYNegro)
  16. Chuck Vrtacek: Learning To Be Silent (Cordelia)
  17. Lazy Cowgirls: self-titled (Restless)
  18. Husker Du: Flip Your Wig (SST)
  19. Black Flag: Process Of Weeding Out (SST)
  20. Camper VanBeethoven: II & III (PitchATent)
  21. Antietam: self-titled (Homestead)
  22. Ordinaires: self-titled (Dossier)
  23. Love & Rockets: The Seventh Dream Of A Teenage Heaven (Beggars Banquet)
  24. Killdozer: Snakeboy (TouchAndGo)
  25. Annette Peacock: I Have No Feelings (Ironic)
  26. CCCP: Affinità - Divergenze
  27. Nico: Camera Obscura (BeggarsBanquet)
  28. Golden Palominos: Visions Of Excess (Celluloid)
  29. Mark Stewart: As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts to Fade (Stumm24)
  30. Robyn Hitchcock & Egyptians: Fegmania (Midnight)
  31. Current 93: Dogs Blood Rising (Laylah)
  32. Residents: Census Taker (Episode)
  33. The Scene Is Now: Burn All Your Records (Lost)
  34. Rhythm And Noise: Chasms Accord (Ralph)
  35. Big Audio Dynamite: This Is (Columbia)
  36. Laibach: Nova Akropola (Cherry Red)
  37. New Order: Low Life (Factory)
  38. Longshoremen: Grr Huh Yeah (Subterranean)
  39. Red Hot Chili Peppers: Freaky Styley (Enigma)
  40. Joni Mitchell: Dog Eat Dog(Geffen)
  41. Dinosaur J.R.: self-titled (SST)
  42. David Sylvain: Alchemy (Virgin)
  43. Savage Republic: Cerimonial (Independent Project)
  44. Kommunity FK: Close One Sad Eye (Independent Project)
  45. Eugene Chadbourne: Collected symphonies (Parachute)
  46. Membranes: Gift Of Life (Creation)
  47. Black Flag: Loose Nut (SST)
  48. Vangelis: The Mask (Polydor)
  49. Giant Sand: Valley Of Rain (Enigma)
  50. Michael Brook: Hybrid (Editions EG)
  51. John Cougar: Scarecrow (Riva)
  52. Julian Cope: Fried (Mercury)
  53. Heart: self-titled (Capitol)
  54. Anthrax: Spreading The Disease (Megaforce)
  55. Rites Of Spring: self-titled (Dischord)
  56. Naked Raygun: Throb Throb (Homestead)
  57. Chris Isaak: Silvertone (Warner Bros)
  58. Rat At Rat R: Rock & Roll Is Dead (Neutral)
  59. Band Of Outsiders: Everything Takes Forever (L'Invitation Au Suicide)
  60. Rave-Ups: Town + Country (Fun Stuff)
  61. Rum DMC: King Of Rock (Profile)
  62. Windbreakers: Terminal (Homestead)
  63. Phranc: Folksinger (Rhino)
  64. Sting: The Dream Of The Blue Turtle (A&M)
  65. Corrosion Of Conformity: Animosity (Metal Blade)
  66. Suzanne Vega: self-titled (A&M)
    6.5/10
  67. Megadeth: Killing Is My Business (Combat)
  68. Mofungo: Fredrick Douglass (Twin Tone)
  69. Green On Red: Gas Food And Lodging (Slash)
  70. Legendary Pink Dots: Asylum (Play It Again Sam)
  71. Plasticland: Wonder Wonderful Wonderland (Pink Dust)
  72. Three O'Clock: Arrive Without Traveling (IRS)
  73. Slovenly: After The Original Style (New Alliance)
  74. Agitpop: Feast Of The Sunfish (Community 3)
  75. Live Skull: Bringing Home The Bait (Homestead)
  76. Controlled Bleeding: Knees And Bones (Psychout)
  77. Volcano Suns: Bright Orange Years (Homestead)
  78. Christian Death: Ashes (L'Invitation)
  79. Talking Heads: Little Creatures (Sire)
  80. Faith No More (We Care A Lot) (Mordam)
  81. Descendents: I Don't Want To Grow Up (New Alliance)
  82. Skinny Puppy: Bites (Nettwerk)
  83. Sisters Of Mercy: First And Last And Always (Merciful)
  84. Dead Kennedys: Frankenchrist (AlternativeTentacles)
  85. Robbie Krieger (Cafe)
  86. Executive Slacks: Nausea (Fundamental)
  87. Beat Happening: self-titled (K)
  88. Jason And The Scorchers: Lost And Found (EMI)
  89. Daniel Johnston: Respect (Stress)
  90. Tex And Horseheads (Bemibrains)
  91. Balaam And The Angel: World Of Light (Chapter22)
  92. Jefferson Starship: Knee Deep In The Hoopla (RCA)
  93. Pontiac Brothers: Big Black River (Lolita)
  94. Fuzztones: Lysergic Emanation (ABC)
  95. Hoodoo Gurus: Mars Needs Guitars (BigTime)
  96. Mekons: Fear And Whiskey (Sin)
  97. Thin White Rope: Exploring The Axes (Frontier)
  98. 10,000 Maniacs: Wishing Chair (Elektra)
  99. Pogues: Rum Sodomy & The Lash (Stiff)
  100. Miracle Workers: Inside Out (Voxx)
  101. Don Dixon: Most Of The Girls Like To Dance (Enigma)
  102. Cult: Love (BeggarsBanquet)
  103. Scritti Politti: Cupid And Psyche (WB)
  104. Motley Crue: Theatre Of Pain (Elektra)
  105. Beat Farmers: Tales Of The New West (Rhino)
  106. Bongos: Beat Hotel (Fetish)
  107. Chamaleons: What Does Anything Mean (Statik)
  108. Tom Petty: Southern Accents (MCA)
  109. Savatage: Power Of The Night (Atlantic)
  110. Laughing Clowns: History Of Rock 'n` Roll Volume One (Hat)
  111. Simply Red: Picture Book (Elektra)
  112. Tell Tale Hearts (Voxx)
  113. Tail Gators: Swamp Rock (Wrestler)
  114. Yard Trauma: Must've been Something (Dionysus)
  115. October Faction: self-titled (SST)
  116. Chesterfield Kings: Stop (Mirror)
  117. Dire Straits: Brothers In Arms (Vertigo)
  118. Lone Justice: self-titled (Geffen)
  119. Slickee Boys: Uh Oh No Breaks (Twin/Tone)
  120. Jules Shear: The Eternal Return (EMI)
  121. Bangles: Different Light (Columbia)
  122. Lloyd Cole: Rattlesnakes (Polydor)
  123. Phil Collins: No Jacket Required (Virgin)
  124. Whitney Houston: self-titled (Arista)
  125. Style Council: Our Favorite Shop (Polydor)
  126. John Fogerty: Centerfield (WB)
  127. Jazz Butcher: Sex And Travel (Glass)
  128. Zoogz Rift: Interim Resurgence (Snout)
  129. Waterboys: This Is The Sea (Chrysalis)
  130. UTFO: self-titled (Select)
  131. L.L. Cool J: Radio (Def Jam)
  132. John Coughar Mellencamp: Scarecrow (Riva)
  133. Full Force: self-titled (Columbia)
  134. Poison Girls: Songs Of Praise (CD Presents)

1986

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    8/10
  1. Big Black: Atomizer (Homestead)
  2. Stan Ridgway: Big Heat (IRS)
  3. Death Of Samantha: Strungout On Jargon (Homestead)
  4. Butthole Surfers: Rembrandt Pussyhorse(TouchAndGo)
  5. Metallica: Master Of Puppets (Elektra)
  6. David Thomas: Monster Walks The Winter Lake (TwinTone)
    7/10
  7. UT: Conviction (Out)
  8. Squirrel Bait: Skag Heaven (Homestead)
  9. Swans: Holy Money (PVC)
  10. Univers Zero: Heatwave (Recommended)
  11. Flaming Lips: Hear It Is (Pink Dust)
  12. Feelies: Good Earth (Coyote)
  13. Green: self-titled (Gang Green)
  14. Yo La Tengo: Ride The Tiger (Coyote)
  15. They Might Be Giants: self-titled (Bar)
  16. Camper VanBeethoven: self-titled (PitchATent)
  17. David + David: Boomtown (A&M)
  18. Del-Lords: Johnny Comes Marching Home (Enigma)
  19. High Rise: High Rise II (PSF)
  20. fIREHOSE: Ragin' Full On (SST)
  21. Agitpop: Back At The Plain Of Jars (Community 3)
  22. Swans: Greed (PVC)
  23. Husker Du: Candy Apple Grey (Warner)
  24. Ministry: Twitch (Sire)
  25. Pandoras: Stop Pretending (Rhino)
  26. Crime And The City Solution: Room Of Lights (Mute)
  27. BoDeans: Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams (Slash)
  28. Ritual Tension: I Live Here (Sacrifice)
  29. Moving Targets: Burning In Water (Taang)
  30. Smiths: Queen Is Dead (Sire)
  31. Woodentops: Giant (RoughTrade)
  32. Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique (1989)
  33. Paul Simon: Graceland (CBS)
  34. Soul Asylum: Made To Be Broken (TwinTone)
  35. EIEIO: Land Of Opportunity (Frontier)
  36. Peter Case: self-titled (Geffen)
  37. Club Foot Orchestra: Wild Beasts (Ralph)
  38. Keith Leblanc: Major Malfunction (World)
  39. Felt: Forever Breathes The Lonely Word (Creation)
  40. Sonic Youth: Evol (SST)
  41. Throwing Muses: Throwing Muses (4AD)
  42. Mr T Experience: Everybody's Entitled To Their Own Opinion (Disorder)
  43. Bad Brains: I Against I (SST)
  44. Cramps: A Date With Elvis (NewRose)
  45. Dream Syndicate: Out Of The Grey (A&M)
  46. Gut Bank: The Dark Ages (Coyote)
  47. Frank Zappa: Jazz From Hell (BarkingPumpkin)
  48. Agnostic Front: Cause For Alarm (Combat Core)
  49. Aliex Sex Fiend: It (Plague)
  50. Dr Nerve: Out To Bomb Fresh Kings (Punos)
  51. Tall Dwarfs: Throw A Sickie (Flying Nun)
  52. Adrenalin O.D.: Humungousfungusamongus (Buy Our)
  53. Peter Gabriel: So (Charisma)
  54. Genesis: Invisible Touch (Charisma)
  55. Sun City Girls: Grotto Of Miracles (Placebo)
  56. Megadeth: Peace Sells (Capitol)
  57. Van Morrison: No Guru No Method No Teacher (WB)
  58. Tripod Jimmie: A Warning To All Strangers (All Ball)
  59. Wild Seeds: Brave Clean + Reverent (Jungle)
  60. Lyres: Lyres Lyres (AceOfHeart)
  61. LMNOP: Elemen Opee Elpee (Baby Sue)
  62. My Dad Is Dead: self-titled (St Valentine)
  63. Poison: Look What The Cat Dragged In (Enigma)
  64. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Illustrated Music Encyclopedia (Virgin)
  65. Robert Wyatt: Old Rotten Hat (RoughTrade)
  66. Slayer: Reign In Blood (Def Jam)
  67. Talk Talk: Colour Of Spring (EMI)
  68. Richard Thompson: Daring Adventures (Polydor)
  69. Helloween: Walls Of Jericho (Noise),
  70. Rum DMC: Raising Hell (Profile)
  71. MDC: Smoke Signals (R Radical)
  72. XTC: Skylarking (Virgin)
  73. Church: Heyday (WB)
  74. Controlled Bleeding: Headcrack (Sterile)
  75. Schoolly D: self-titled (SchoollyD)
  76. Voivod: Killing Technology (Combat)
  77. Billy Bragg: Talking With The Taxman About Poetry (Go Discs)
  78. Afrika Bambaataa: Planet Rock (Tommy Boy)
  79. No Trend: Tritonian Nash-Vegas Polyester Complex
  80. Zoviet France: Misfits, Loony Tunes And Squalid Criminals (Charrm)
  81. Shonen Knife: Pretty Little Baka Guy (Zero)
  82. PFS: Illustrative Problems (Cuneiform)
  83. Ludichrist: Immaculate Deception (Combat Core)
  84. Absolute Grey: What Remains (Midnight)
  85. Crumbsuckers: Life Of Dreams (Combat Core)
  86. Motorhead: Orgasmatron
    6.5/10
  87. Nuclear Assault: Game Over (Combat)
  88. Cocteau Twins: Victorialand (4AD)
  89. Antietam: Music From Elba (Homestead)
  90. Anna Domino: self-titled (Crepuscule)
  91. Scratch Acid: Just Keep Eating (Rabid Cat)
  92. Died Pretty: Free Dirt (Citadel)
  93. Frightwig: Kill Kill (Caroline)
  94. Violent Femmes: The Blind Leading The Naked (Slash)
  95. Didjits: Fizzjob (Bam Bam)
  96. Die Kreuzen: October File (TouchAndGo)
  97. Giant Sand: Ballad Of A Thin Line Man (Zippo)
  98. Honeymoon Killers: Let It Breed (Fur)
  99. Momus: Circus Maximus (Cherry Red)
  100. Dwarves: Horror Stories (Voxx)
  101. Timbuk 3: Greetings (IRS)
  102. Joe Satriani: Not Of This Earth (Relativity)
  103. Agent Orange: This Is The Voice (Enigma)
  104. Dos (New Alliance)
  105. Cro-mags: Age Of Quarrel (Rock Hotel)
  106. Soul Asylum: While You Were Out (TwinTone)
  107. In The Nursery: Twins (Wax Trax)
  108. True Believers: self-titled (Rounder)
  109. Swimming Pool Q's: Blue Tomorrow (A&M)
  110. Shriekback: Big Night Music (Island)
  111. Hafler Trio: Seven Hours Sleep (Laylah)
  112. Mission: God's Own Medicine (Mercury)
  113. Talkind Heads: True Stories (Sire)
  114. Public Image Ltd: Album (Virgin)
  115. Gone (SST)
  116. Housemartins: London 0 Hull 4 (GoDiscs)
  117. That Petrol Emotion: Manic Pop Thrill (Demon)
  118. Madonna: True Blue (Sire)
  119. Royal Crescent Mob: Land Of Sugar (Play It Again Sam)
  120. Breathless: Glass Bead Game (TenorVossa)
  121. Bon Jovi: Slippery When Wet (Mercury)
  122. Cinderella: Night Songs (Mercury)
  123. Europe: Final Countdown (Epic)
  124. Cynics: Blue Train Station (Get Hip)
  125. Pontiac Brothers: Fiesta En La Biblioteca (Frontier)
  126. Nerves: self-titled (Offence)
  127. Dash Dip Rock: self-titled (688)
  128. Effigies: Ink (Enigma)
  129. Pet Shop Boys: Please (EMI)
  130. World Party: Private Revolution (Chrysalis)
  131. Screaming Blue Messiah: Gun-Shy (Elektra)
  132. Kurtis Blow: Kingdom Blow (Mercury)
  133. No Direction: Becoming Obsession (No Direction)
  134. Skinyard: self-titled (C/Z)
  135. Dag Nasty: Can I Say (Dischord)
  136. Micronotz: 40 Fingers (Homestead)
  137. Ben Vaughn: The Many Moods (Restless)
  138. Trotsky Icepick: Poison Summer (Old Scratch)
  139. Fuzzbox: Bostin' Steve Austin (Vindaloo)
  140. Treat Her Right: self-titled (Soul Selects)
  141. Magnolias: Concrete Pillbox (Twin Tone)
  142. Beat Rodeo: Home In The Heart Of The Beat (IRS)
  143. Crowded House: self-titled (Capitol)
  144. Georgia Satellites: self-titled (Elektra)
  145. Lyle Lovett: self-titled (MCA)
  146. New Kids On The Block: self-titled (Columbia)
  147. Janet Jackson: Control (A&M)
  148. Red Lorry Yellow Lorry: Paint Your Wagon (Red Rhino)
  149. James: Stutter (BlancoyNegro)

1987

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    8/10
  1. Swans: Children Of God (Product)
  2. Henry Rollins: Hot Animal Machine (Texas Hotel)
  3. Unrest: Tink Of Southeast (Teen Beat)
  4. Blind Idiot God: self-titled (SST)
  5. Guns And Roses: Appetite For Destruction (Geffen)
  6. Sonic Youth: Sister (SST)
  7. Public Enemy: Yo Bum Rush The Show (DefJam)
  8. Flaming Lips: Oh My Gawd (Restless)
  9. Hugo Largo: Drum (Relativity)
  10. Dinosaur Jr: You're Living All Over Me (SST)
  11. Faith No More: Introduce Yourself (Slash)
    7/10
  12. American Music Club: Engine (Grifter)
  13. Jane Siberry: The Walking (Duke Street)
  14. Bel Canto: White-Out Conditions (Crammed Disc)
  15. Pussy Galore: Right Now (Caroline)
  16. Missing Foundation: Missing Foundation (Purge)
  17. Einsturzende Neubauten: Fuenf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala (Some Bizarre)
  18. Tom Waits: Frank's Wild Years (Island)
  19. Zoogz Rift: Water (SST)
  20. Tom Verlaine: Flashlight (WB)
  21. Catheads: Hubba (Restless)
  22. Butthole Surfers: Locus Abortion Technician (TouchAndGo)
  23. Replacement: Pleased To Meet Me (Sire)
  24. Tragic Mulatto: Locos Por El Sexo (Alternative Tentacles)
  25. Fetchin Bones: Galaxy 500 (Capitol)
  26. Lazy Cowgirls: Tapping The Source (Bomp)
  27. Larry Fast: Metropolitan Suite (Audion)
  28. Young Fresh Fellows: The Men Who Loved Music (Frontier)
  29. Redd Kross: Neurotica (Smoke 7)
  30. Alter Natives: Hold Your Tongue (SST)
  31. Peter Jefferies & Jono Lonie: At Swim Two Birds (Flying Nun)
  32. Green: Elaine MacKenzie (Pravda)
  33. Nick Cave: Your Funeral (Homestead)
  34. Live Skull: Dusted (Homestead)
  35. Sinead O'Connor: The Lion And The Cobra (Chrysalis)
  36. Smithereens: Especially For You (Enigma)
  37. Howard Rowland: Honeymoon In Red (DutchEast)
  38. Lubricated Goat: Plays The Devil's Music (Black Eye)
  39. Prince: Sign Of The Times (WB)
  40. Husker Du: Warehouse (Warner)
  41. Penguin Cafe Orchestra: Signs Of Life (EGRecords)
  42. David Sylvian: Secrets Of The Beehive (Virgin)
  43. Carney, Hild & Kramer: Happiness Finally Comes To Them (Shimmy)
  44. Ophelias: self-titled (Strange Weekend)
  45. B.A.L.L.: Period (Another American Lie)
  46. Young Gods: self-titled (Project)
  47. Sisters Of Mercy: Floodland (Elektra)
  48. Saints: All Fools Day (Polydor)
  49. Fastbacks: And His Orchestra (Popllama)
  50. Nurse With Wound: Spiral Insana (Torso)
  51. U2: Joshua Tree (Island)
  52. David Thomas: Blame The Messenger (TwinTone)
  53. Mark Stewart (Mute)
  54. These Immortal Souls: Get Lost (SST)
  55. Robbie Robertson: Robbie Robertson (Geffen)
  56. Das Damen: Jupiter Eye (SST)
  57. Union Carbide Productions: In The Air Tonight (Radium 226.05)
  58. Original Sins: Big Soul (Bar None)
  59. Screaming Trees: Even If And Especially When (SST)
  60. Death In June: Brown Book (NER)
  61. Tackhead: Sound System (Nettwerk)
  62. Julian Cope: Saint Julian (Island)
  63. Loop: Heaven's End (Head)
  64. Chris Isaak: self-titled (Warner Bros)
  65. Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation (Geffen)
  66. Celtic Frost: Into The Pandemonium (Noise)
  67. Fleshtones: vs Reality (Emerge)
  68. Verlaines: Bird-Dog (Flying Nun)
  69. Game Theory: Lolita Nation (Rational)
  70. White Zombie: Soul Crusher (Silent Explosion)
  71. John Hiatt: Bring The Family (A&M)
  72. R.E.M.: Document (IRS)
  73. Pianosaurus: Groovy Neighborhood (Rounder)
  74. Coil: Horse Rotorvator (Some Bizarre)
  75. Spacemen 3: Perfect Prescription (Glass)
  76. Joe Satriani: Surfing With The Alien (Relativity)
  77. Wedding Present: George Best (Reception)
  78. Legendary Pink Dots: Any Day Now (Play It Again Sam)
  79. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Neo Geo (Virgin)
  80. 10,000 Maniacs: In My Tribe (Elektra)
  81. Sex Clark Five: Strum Und Drum (Records To Russia)
  82. Gang Green: You Got It (Roadracer)
  83. Lemonheads: Hate Your Friends (Taang)
  84. Phantom Tollbooth: One-Way Conversation (Homestead)
  85. Eric B. & Rakim: Paid In Full (1987)
  86. Dave Alvin: Romeo's Escape (1987)
    6.5/10
  87. King Snake Roost: From Barbarism To Christian Manhood (Aberrant)
  88. Napalm Death: Scum (Earache)
  89. Donner Party: I (Cryptovision)
  90. Big Black: Songs About Fucking (Touch And Go)
  91. Universal Congress Of: self-titled (SST)
  92. fIREHOSE: If'n (SST)
  93. Nitzer Ebb: That Total Age (Mute)
  94. Prong: Primitive Origins (Mr Bear)
  95. Meat Puppets: Mirage (SST)
  96. Raging Slab: Assmaster (Buy Our)
  97. Danielle Dax: Inky Bloaters (Awesome)
  98. Sun City Girls: Horse Cock Phepner (Placebo)
  99. Suicidal Tendencies: Join The Army (Caroline)
  100. Front Line Assembly: Initial Command (KK)
  101. Screeching Weasel: self-titled (Underdog)
  102. Melvins: Gluey Porch Treatments (Alchemy)
  103. Paul Roland: Danse Macabre (Bam Caruso)
  104. Opal: Happy Nightmare Baby (SST)
  105. Plasticland: Salon (Pink Dust)
  106. Long Ryders: Two-Fisted Tales (Island)
  107. Suzanne Vega: Solitude Standing (A&M)
  108. Concrete Blonde: self-titled (IRS)
  109. Swing Out Sister: It's Better To Travel (Mercury)
  110. Fields Of Nephilim: Dawnrazor (Beggars Banquet)
  111. Cure: Kiss Me (Fiction)
  112. Saqqara Dogs: Thirst (Pathfinder)
  113. 27 Various: Hi (Susstones)
  114. Bill Bruford: Earthworks (EditionsEG)
  115. Pastels: Up For A Bit (Glass)
  116. Bleine Reininger: Instrumentals 1982-86 (Interior Music)
  117. Don Dixon: Romeo And Juilliard (Enigma)
  118. Chris Stamey: It`s Alright (Coyote)
  119. False Prophets: Implosion (Alternative Tentacles)
  120. Bears: self-titled (Primitive Man)
  121. Roger Miller: Big Industry (Ace Of Hearts)
  122. Electric Peace: Medieval Mosquito (Barred)
  123. Silos: Cuba (Record Collect)
  124. Carmaig Deforest: I Shall Be Released (Good Foot)
  125. Downy Mildew: Boomtree (Texas Hotel)
  126. Thelonious Monster: Next Saturday Afternoon (Relativity)
  127. Indigo Girls: Strange Fire (Indigo)
  128. For Against: Echelons (independent Project)
  129. No Means No: Sex Mad (Alternative Tentacles)
  130. Outskirts Of Infinity: Lord Of The Dark Skies (Woronzow)
  131. Screaming Blue Messiah: Bikini Red (Elektra)
  132. Shamen: Drop (Moksha)
  133. John Cougar: The Lonesome Jubilee (Mercury)
  134. Def Leppard: Hysteria (Virgin)
  135. King Diamond: Abigail (Roadrunner)
  136. K.D. Lang: Angel With A Lariat (Sire)
  137. Roger Waters: Radio KAOS (Harvest)
  138. Brian Brain: Time Flies When You're Having Toast (Moving Target)
  139. Artie Traum: Cayenne (Rounder)
  140. Eric B. & Rakim: Paid In Full (4th & B'way)
  141. Viv Akauldren: I'll Call You Sometime (Akashic)
  142. Midnight Oil: Diesel And Dust (Columbia)
  143. Dave Alvin: Romeo's Escape (Epic)
  144. INXS: Kick (Atlantic)
  145. NWA: And The Posse (Ruthless)

1988

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    8/10
  1. Pixies: Surfer Rosa (4AD)
  2. Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation (Blast First)
  3. Red Temple Spirits: Dancing To Restore An Eclipsed Moon (Nate Starkman & Son)
  4. Ministry: The Land Of Rape And Honey (Sire)
  5. Foetus: Thaw (Some Bizarre)
  6. Peter Frohmader: Through Time And Mistery (GEMA)
  7. My Bloody Valentine: Isn't Anything (Creation)
  8. Mary Margaret O'Hara: Miss America (Virgin)
  9. Missing Foundation: 1933 (Purge)
  10. American Music Club: California (Grifter)
  11. Talk Talk: Spirit Of Eden (EMI)
  12. King Snake Roost: Things That Play Themselves (Aberrant)
  13. Djam Karet: Reflections From The Firepool (HC Productions)
    7/10
  14. Nick Cave: Tender Prey (Mute)
  15. Band Of Susans: Hope Against Hope (Furthur)
  16. Godflesh: Godflesh (Silverfish)
  17. Rollins Band: Life Time (Texas Hotel)
  18. Zoogz Rift: Nonentity (SST)
  19. Rudimentary Peni: Cacophony (Outer Himalayan)
  20. In The Nursery: Koda (Wax Trax)
  21. Unrest: Malcom X Park (Caroline)
  22. Death Of Samantha: Where The Women Wear The Glory (Homestead)
  23. Enya: Watermark (Geffen)
  24. Jane's Addiction: Nothing's Shocking (Warner Bros)
  25. Pain Teens: self-titled (Anomie)
  26. Bongwater: Double Bummer (Shimmy-Disc)
  27. Lubricated Goat: Paddock Of Love (Black Eye)
  28. Crime And The City Solution: Shine (Mute)
  29. Royal Trux: self-titled (Royal LP)
  30. Public Enemy: It Takes A Nation Of Millions to Hold Us Back (Def Jam)
  31. Cocteau Twins: Blue Bell Knoll (4AD)
  32. Dead Can Dance: The Serpent's Egg (4AD)
  33. Die Kreuzen: Century Days (Touch & Go)
  34. Spacemen 3: Playing With Fire (Fire)
  35. Metallica: And Justice For All (Elektra)
  36. Soundgarden: Ultramega OK (SST)
  37. Lard: The Power Of Lard (Alternative Tentacles)
  38. Chuck Vrtacek: When Heaven Comes To Town (Recommended)
  39. The Scene Is Now: Tonight We Ride (Lost)
  40. Mofungo: Bugged (SST)
  41. Galaxie 500: Today (Aurora)
  42. Naked Raygun: Jettison (Caroline)
  43. They Might Be Giants: Lincoln (Bar None)
  44. Didjits: Hey Judester (Touch And Go)
  45. Savage Republic: Jamahiriya (Fundamental)
  46. Tiny Lights: Hazel's Wreath (Gaia)
  47. Universal Congress Of: Prosperous And Qualified (SST)
  48. Annette Peacock: Abstract-Contact (Ironic)
  49. Eleventh Dream Day: Prairie School Freakout (Amoeba)
  50. L7 (Epitaph)
  51. F/I: Space Mantra (RRRecords)
  52. Danzig: Danzig (Def American)
  53. Pere Ubu: Tenement Of The Year (Fontana)
  54. Lou Reed: New York (Sire)
  55. Dead C: Trapdoor Fucking Exit (Precious Metal)
  56. Tracey Chapman: self-titled (Elektra)
  57. Bill Nelson: Chance Encounters (Cocteau)
  58. Smithereens: Green Thoughts (Enigma)
  59. King Missile: They (Shimmy Disc)
  60. Catheads: Submarine (Restless)
  61. Bill Laswell: Hear No Evil (Virgin)
  62. Ambitious Lovers: Greed (Virgin)
  63. Butthole Surfers: Hairway To Steven (Touch And Go)
  64. Donner Party: II (Pict-A-Tent)
  65. Soul Asylum: Hang Time (Twin Tone)
  66. Living Colour: Vivid (Epic)
  67. Prong: Force Fed (Spigot)
  68. Camper VanBeethoven: Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart (Virgin)
  69. Green River: Rehab Doll (SubPop)
  70. Flour (Touch & Go)
  71. Death: Leprosy (Combat)
  72. Dinosaur Jr: Bug (SST)
  73. Bad Religion: Suffer (Epitaph)
  74. Wolfgang Press: Bird Wood Cage (4AD)
  75. Napalm Death: From Enslavement To Obliteration (Earache)
  76. Primitives: Lovely (RCA)
  77. Feedtime: Shovel (Aberrant)
  78. Feelies: Only Life (Coyote)
  79. Front Line Assembly: State Of Mind (Dossier)
  80. Cassandra Complex: Theomania (Play It Again Sam)
  81. Queensryche: Operation: Mindcrime (EMI)
  82. Helios Creed: Superior Catholic Fingers (Subterranean)
  83. Bob Neuwirth: Back to the Front (Gold Castle)
  84. Lucinda Williams: self-titled (Rough Trade)
  85. Giant Sand: Storm (What Goes On)
  86. Miriodor: self-titled (Wayside)
  87. Das Damen: Triskaidekaphobe (SST)
  88. Black Sun Ensemble (Restless)
  89. Souled American: Fe (Rough Trade)
  90. Black Sun Ensemble: Lambent Flame (Reckless)
  91. Michelle Shocked: Short Sharp Shocked (Mercury)
  92. Cowboy Junkies: Trinity Sessions (BMG)
  93. Gories: House Rockin' (New Rose)
  94. Fishbone: Truth And Soul (Columbia)
  95. Bevis Frond: Tryptich (Woronzow)
  96. Julian Cope: My Nation Underground (Island)
  97. Ed Hall: Albert (Boner)
  98. A R Kane: Sixty Nine (Rough Trade)
  99. REM: Green
  100. John Hiatt: Slow Turning (A&M)
  101. Roy Loney: The Scientific Bombs Away (Aim)
  102. Sugarcubes: Life's Too Good (One Little Indian)
  103. Richard Thompson: Amnesia (Capitol)
  104. Vaselines: Dum Dum (53rd & 3rd)
  105. Phish: Junta (Elektra)
  106. Carcass: Reek Of Putrefaction (earache)
  107. Membranes: Kiss Ass Godhead (Homestead)
  108. Bats: Daddy's Highway (Flying Nun)
  109. Roger Miller: No Man Is Hurting Me (Forced Exposure)
  110. Rum DMC: Tougher Than Leather (Profile)
  111. Beatnigs: Self-titled (Alternative Tentacles)
  112. Lyle Lovett: Pontiac (MCA)
  113. Nuclear Assault: Survive (Relativity)
  114. Hafler Trio: Inoutof (Soleilmoon)
  115. Arcane Device: Engines Of Myth
  116. Sadus: Illusions (Sadus)
    6.5/10
  117. Beasts Of Bourbon: Sour Mash (Red Eye)
  118. Suicidal Tendencies: How Will I Laugh Tomorrow (Epic)
  119. Masters Of Reality: self-titled (Def American)
  120. Let's Active: Every Dog Has His Day (IRS)
  121. Dream Syndicate: Ghost Stories (A&M)
  122. Loop: Fade Out (Chapter 22)
  123. My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult: I See Good Spirits (Wax Trax)
  124. Pontiac Brothers: Johnson (Frontier)
  125. Front 242: Front By Front (Was Trax)
  126. Skinny Puppy: VIVIsectVI (Nettwerk)
  127. Zoogz Rift: Murdering Hell's Happy Cretins (SST)
  128. Zoviet France: Shouting At The Ground (Red Rhino)
  129. Fields Of Nephilim: Nephilim (Beggars Banquet)
  130. Die Haut: Headless Body In Topless Bar (What'sSoFunny)
  131. William Orbit: Strange Cargo (IRS)
  132. Tony Childs: Union (A&M)
  133. Melissa Etheridge: self-titled (Island)
  134. Ultra Vivid Scene: self-titled (Rough Trade)
  135. Edie Brickell: Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars (Geffen)
  136. All: Allroy Sez (Cruz)
  137. Steppes: Stewdio (Vozz)
  138. Giant Sand: Love Songs (Homestead)
  139. Ciccone Youth: The Whitey Album (Blast First)
  140. 'Til Tuesday: Everything's Different Now (Epic)
  141. Warrant: Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich (Columbia)
  142. Steve Earle: Copperhead Road (MCA)
  143. Walkabouts: See Beautiful Rattlesnake Gardens (PopLlama)
  144. Straitjacket Fits: Hail (Flying Nun)
  145. Skinyard: Hallowed Ground (C/Z)
  146. Dag Nasty: Field Day (Giant)
  147. Workdogs: Roberta (Okra)
  148. Gories: House Rockin' (New Rose)
  149. Peter Principle: Tone Poems (Crammed)
  150. Balancing Act: Three Squares And A Roof (Primitive Man)
  151. Melted Americans (MAd Hatter)
  152. Bonedaddys: A-Koo-De-A (Chamaleon)
  153. World Domination Enterprise: Let's Play Domination (Caroline)
  154. Wonder Stuff: Eight Legged Groove Machine (Polydor)
  155. NWA: Straight Outta Compton (Ruthless)
  156. AC/DC: Blow Up Your Video (Atlantic)
  157. Jeff Healey: See The Light (Arista)
  158. Gibson Brothers: Big Pine Boogie (Okra)
  159. Stetsasonic: In Full Gear (Tommy Boy)
  160. New Christs: Divine Rites (Citadel)
  161. Bobby Brown: Don't Be Cruel (MCA)
  162. Yngwie Malmsteen: Odyssey (Polydor)
  163. Head Of David: Dustbowl (Blast First)
  164. EPMD: Strictly Business (Fresh)
  165. Hypnolovewheel: Turn Turn Burn (Fabian)
  166. Texas Instruments: Sun Tunnels (Rabid Cat)
  167. Youth of Today: We're Not In This Alone (Caroline)
  168. Everything But The Girl: Idlewind (BlancoYNegro)
  169. Weathermen: Black Album (Play It Again Sam)
  170. Hothouse Flowers: People (Polydor)
  171. House Of Love: self-titled (Creation)
  172. Fine Young Cannibals: The Raw And The Cooked (IRS)
  173. Bomb The Bass: Into The Dragon (Rhythm King)
  174. Was Not Was: What Up Dog (Chrysalis)
  175. Gipsy Kings: self-titled (Elektra)
  176. Stuart Hamm: Radio Free Albemuth (Relativity)
  177. Afghan Whigs: Big Top Halloween (Ultrasuede)
  178. Ice-T: Power (Sire)
  179. M.C. Hammer: Let's Get Started (Capitol)
  180. Mc Lyte: Lyte As A Rock (First Priority)
  181. Patty Loveless: Honky Tonk Angel (MCA)
  182. Pogues: If I Should Fall From Grace With God (Pogue Mahone)
  183. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince: He's The D.J. I'm The Rapper (Jive)

1989

TM, ®, Copyright © 1998 Piero Scaruffi


    9/10
  1. Peter Gabriel: Passion (Geffen)
    8/10
  2. Pandora's Box: Original Sin (Virgin)
  3. Flaming Lips: Telepathic Surgery (Restless)
  4. Bitch Magnet: Umber (Communion)
  5. Dogbowl: Tit (Shimmy Disc)
  6. Godflesh: Streetcleaner (Earache)
  7. Rapeman: Two Nuns And A Pack Mule (Touch And Go)
  8. Laughing Hyenas: You Can't Pray A Lie (Touch And Go)
  9. Green: White Soul (Megadisc)
  10. Galaxie 500: On Fire (Rough Trade)
  11. Band Of Susans: Love Agenda (Blast First)
  12. Savage Republic: Customs (Fundamental)
  13. Stone Roses: self-titled (Silvertone)
    7/10
  14. Original Sins: Hardest Way (Psonik)
  15. Pixies: Doolittle (4AD)
  16. Bad Religion: No Control (Epitaph)
  17. My Dad Is Dead: The Taller You Are (Homestead)
  18. Hugo Largo: Mettle (Relativity)
  19. Tackhead: Friendly As A Hand Grenade (TVT)
  20. American Music Club: United Kingdom (Demon)
  21. Bob Mould: Workbook (Virgin)
  22. Blake Babies: Earwig (Mammoth)
  23. Ministry: The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (Sire)
  24. Pussy Galore: Dial M (Caroline)
  25. Ozric Tentacles: Pungent Effluent (Demi Monde)
  26. Slint: Tweez (Jennifer Hartman)
  27. Red Temple Spirits: If Tomorrow I Were Leaving For Lhasa (Nate Starkman & Son)
  28. Melvins: Ozma (Boner)
  29. Jane Siberry: Bound By The Beauty (Duke Street)
  30. Cure: Disintegration (Fiction)
  31. Bob Wiseman: In Her Dream (Atlantic)
  32. Rickie Lee Jones: Flying Cowboys (WB)
  33. Blackgirls: Procedure (Mammoth)
  34. Phantom 309: A Sinister Alphabet (Tupelo)
  35. Creamers: Love Honor And Obey (Sympathy For The Record)
  36. Bongwater: Too Much Sleep (Shimmy-Disc)
  37. Terminal Cheesecake: Johnny Town Mouse (Wiiija)
  38. Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic: Faultline (Ace Of Hearts)
  39. Ordinaires: One (Bar None)
  40. Fushitsusha (PSF 3-4)
  41. Steel Pole Bath Tub: Butterfly Love (Boner)
  42. Bel Canto: Birds Of Passage (Nettwerk)
  43. Helios Creed: Last Laugh (Amphetamine Reptile)
  44. Vulgar Boatmen: You And Your Sister (WB)
  45. Barbara Manning: Lately I Keep Scissors (Heyday)
  46. Bob Dylan: Oh Mercy (CBS)
  47. Tragic Mulatto: Hot Man Pussy (Alternative Tentacles)
  48. Mudhoney: self-titled (SubPop)
  49. Gibson Brothers: Dedicated Fool (Homestead)
  50. Big F: self-titled (Fff)
  51. Eleventh Dream Day: Beet (Atlantic)
  52. Young Gods: L'Eau Rouge (Play It Again Sam)
  53. Pere Ubu: Cloudland (Fontana)
  54. Slovenly: We Shoot For The Moon (SST)
  55. Big Audio Dynamite: Megatop Phoenix (Columbia)
  56. Smithereens: 11 (Enigma)
  57. Death Of Samantha: Come All Ye Faithless (Homestead)
  58. Fetchin Bones: Monster (Capitol)
  59. The The: Mind Bomb (Epic)
  60. Michael Shrieve: Big Picture (Fortuna)
  61. Tom Petty: Full Moon Fever (MCA)
  62. Blind Idiot God: Undertow (Enemy)
  63. Naked Raygun: Understand (Caroline)
  64. Cro-Mags: Best Wishes (Profile)
  65. Moving Targets: Brave Noise (Taang)
  66. Angkor Wat: When Obscenities Become Reality (Death)
  67. Einsturzende Neubauten: Haus Der Luege
  68. Bastro: Diablo Guapo (Homestead)
  69. Nicky Skopelitis: Next To Nothing (Virgin)
  70. Volcano Suns: Thing Of Beauty (SST)
  71. Fish & Roses: We Are Happy To Serve You (Homestead)
  72. No Means No: Wrong (Alternative Tentacles)
  73. Camper VanBeethoven: Key Lime Pie (Virgin)
  74. Flaming Lips: In A Priest Driven Ambulance (Restless)
  75. Walkabouts: Cataract (SubPop)
  76. Nine Inch Nails: Pretty Hate Machine (TVT)
  77. Faith No More: Real Thing (Slash)
  78. Nirvana: Bleach (SubPop)
  79. Eric Andersen: Ghosts Upon The Road (Gold Castle)
  80. Matthew Sweet: Earth (A&M)
  81. Cows: Daddy Has A Tail (Amphetamine Reptile)
  82. God Bullies: Plastic Eye Miracle (Glitterhouse)
  83. Brian Adamson: Moss Side Story (Mute)
  84. Daniel Johnston: Yip/Jump Music (Stress)
  85. Sepultura: Beneath The Remains (Roadrunner)
  86. Screeching Weasel: Boogadaboogadaboogada (Roadkill)
  87. Keith Leblanc: Stranger Than Fiction (Nettwerk)
  88. Lounge Lizards: Voice Of Chunk (Lagarto)
  89. Jesus And Mary Chain: Automatic (BlancoYnero)
  90. Boredoms: Soul Discharge (Shimmy-Disc)
  91. Soundgarden: Louder Than Love (SST)
  92. Neville Brothers: Yellow Moon (A&M)
  93. Freakwater: self-titled (Amoeba)
  94. De La Soul: 3 Feet High And Rising (Tommy)
  95. 808 State: 808-90 (ZTT)
  96. Material: Seven Souls (Virgin)
  97. Meat Beat Manifesto: Storm The Studio (Wax Trax)
  98. Voivod: Nothingface (Combat)
  99. Neil Young: Freedom (Reprise)
  100. Union Carbide Productions: Financially Dissatisfied (Radium 226.05)
  101. Skinny Puppy: Rabies (Nettwerk)
  102. Lycia: Wake (Lycium)
  103. Coldcut: What's That Noise (Tommy Boy)
  104. Rodney Crowell: Keys To The Highway (Columbia)
  105. Carcass: Symphonies Of Sickness (Earache)
  106. Shoes: Stolen Wishes (Black Vinyl)
  107. Inner City: Paradise (Virgin)
  108. Thinking Fellers Union Local 282: Tangle (Thwart)
  109. Operation Ivy: Energy (Lookout)
  110. God Bullies: Mamawombwomb (Amphetamine Reptile)
  111. Bolt Thrower: Realm Of Chaos (Earache)
  112. King's X: Gretchen Goes To Nebraska (Megaforce)
  113. Happy Mondays: Bummed (Elektra)
  114. Daniel Lanois: Acadie (Opal)
  115. Caetano Veloso: Estrangeiro (1989)
    6.5/10
  116. Swans: Burning World (Uni)
  117. Feedtime: Suction (Aberrant)
  118. Cavedogs: Joyrides For Shut-Ins (Enigma)
  119. Sneetches: Sometimes That's All We Have (Alias)
  120. Soulside: Hot Bodi-Gram (Dischord)
  121. Red Hot Chili Peppers: Mother's Milk (EMI)
  122. Die Warzau: Disco Rigido (Fiction)
  123. Meat Puppets: Monsters (SST)
  124. Treat Her Right: Tied To The Tracks (RCA)
  125. Bullet Lavolta: Gift (Taang)
  126. Faster Pussycat: Wake Me When It's Over (Elektra)
  127. Glass Eye: Hello Young Lovers (Bar None)
  128. Bullet Lavolta: Gift (Taang)
  129. Primitives: Pure (RCA)
  130. LMNOP: Numbles (New Rose)
  131. Glass Eye: Hello Young Lovers (Bar None)
  132. Peter Himmelman: Synesthesia (Island)
  133. Jesus Jones: Liquidizer (Food)
  134. Hunters And Collectors: Ghost Nation (Atlantic)
  135. Fatima Mansions: Against Nature (Kitchenware)
  136. Peter Himmelman: Synesthesia (Island)
  137. Poi Dog Pondering: self-titled (Texas Hotel)
  138. Poster Children: Flower Power (Limited Potential)
  139. Renegade Soundwave: Soundclash (Mute)
  140. Lenny Kravitz: Let Love Rule (Virgin)
  141. Urban Dance Squad: Mental Floss For The Globe (Ariola)
  142. Sarah McLachlan: Touch (Arista)
  143. Numb: Christmeister (Onslot)
  144. Treponem Pal: self-titled (Roadracer)
  145. Cheater Slicks: On Your Knees (Gawdawful)
  146. Clock Dva: Buried Dreams (Wax Trax)
  147. Thee Hypnotics: Live'r Than God (Situation Two)
  148. Mike Hudson: A Monster And The Devil (Tinnitus)
  149. Chris Isaak: Heart Shaped World (Warner Bros)
  150. Telescopes: Taste (WhatGoesOn)
  151. New Christs: Distemperer (Citadel)
  152. Neneh Cherry: Raw Like Sushi (Virgin)
  153. Grant Hart: Intolerance (SST)
  154. Soul II Soul: Keep On Movin' (Virgin)
  155. Andy Summers: Golden Wire (Private)
  156. Tears Of Fears: The Seeds Of Love (Mercury)
  157. Technotronic: Pump Up The Jam (SBK)
  158. Peter Case: The Man With The Blue Postmodern Fragmented Neotraditionalist Guitar (Geffen)
  159. Das Damen: Mousetrap (Twin Tone)
  160. Indigo Girls: self-titled (Epic)
  161. 10,000 Maniacs: Blind Man's Zoo (Elektra)
  162. Chemical People: Ten-Fold Hate (Cruz)
  163. Traveling Wilburys: Volume One (WB)
  164. Big F: self-titled (Geffen)
  165. Clint Black: Killin' Time (RCA)
  166. Boogie Down Productions: Ghetto Music (Jive)
  167. Pop Will Eat Itself: This Is The Day (RCA)
  168. Gorilla Biscuits: Start Today (Revelation)
  169. Madonna: Like A Prayer (Sire)
  170. Pogues: Peace And Love (Pogue Mahone)
  171. Underworld: Change The Weather (Sire)
  172. Front Line Assembly: Gashed Senses And Crossfire (Third Mind)
  173. 3 Mustaphas 3: Heart Of Uncle (Rykodisc)
  174. Blue Nile: Hats (Linn)
  175. John Wesley Harding: Here Comes The Groom (Sire)
  176. Stuart Hamm: King Of Sleep (Relativity)
  177. New Christs: Distemper (Citadel)
  178. Noise Unit: Grinding Into Emptiness (Antler Subway)
  179. Kitchens Of Distinction: Love Is Hell (One Little Indian)
  180. Jungle Brothers: Done By The Forces Of Nature (WB)
  181. Junkyard: self-titled (Geffen)
  182. Lee Scratch Perry & Mad Professor: Mystic Warrior (RAS)
  183. Ian McCulloch: Candleland (Sire)
  184. Queen Latifah: All Hail The Queen (Tommy Boy)
  185. Sick Of It All: Blood Sweat And No Tears (In-Effect)
  186. Gorilla Biscuits: Start Today (Revelation)
  187. Frogs: It's Only Right And Natural (Homestead)
  188. 3rd Bass: The Cactus Album (Def Jam)
  189. 2 Live Crew: As Nasty As They Wanna Be (Luke Skywalker)
  190. Motley Crue: Dr Feelgood (Elektra)
  191. Bad Sister (Cold Chillin')
  192. SNFU: Better Than A Stick In The Eye (Cargo)
  193. Lightning Seeds: Cloudcuckooland (Ghetto)
  194. Young MC: Stone Cold Rhymin' (Delicious Vinyl)
  195. Cud: When In Rome Kill Me (Imaginary)
  196. 24-7 Spyz: Harder Than You (Columbia)
  197. Gaye Bykers On Acid: Stewed To The Gills (Caroline)
  198. 2 Nice Girls: self-titled (Rough Trade)
  199. Kirsty MacColl: Kite (Virgin)