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1981 Nme Albums

Grace Jones - Nightclubbing

1. Nightclubbing - Grace Jones
2. Computer World - Kraftwerk
3. Red - Black Uhuru
4. Wha'ppen - The Beat
5. Penthouse And Pavement - Heaven 17
6. Dare - Human League
7. Trust - Elvis Costello
8. Alles Ist Gut - Daf
9. Red Mecca - Cabaret Voltaire
10. Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places - Kid Creole And The Coconuts
11. Gold Und Liebe - Daf
12. Mutant Disco - Various Artists
13. Slates - The Fall
14. Black President - Fela Kuti
15. Flowers Of Romance - Pil
16. Raise! - Earth Wind And Fire
17. Playing With A Different Sex - Au Pairs
18. Rock 'N' Groove - Bunny Wailer
19. East Side Story - Squeeze
20. Almost Blue - Elvis Costello
21. Being With You - Smokey Robinson
22. Heaven Up Here - Echo And The Bunnymen
23. See Jungle! Etc..... - Bow Wow Wow
24. The Electric Spanking ..... - Funkadelic
25. Odyshape - The Raincoats
26. Gang War - Prince Charles & The City Beat Band
27. Sings The Wailers - Bunny Wailer
28. Positive Touch - The Undertones
29. Get Down Attack - General Caine Ii
30. Blythe Spirit - Arther Blythe
31. Tin Drum - Japan
32. 7 - Madness
33. Defunkt - Defunkt
34. Tattoo You - The Rolling Stones
35. Alan Vega - Alan Vega
36. Intuition - Linx
37. Dreamtime - Tom Verlaine
38. In Our Lifetime - Marvin Gaye
39. New Chapter - Aswad
40. Greatest Hits - Throbbing Gristle
41. Something Special - Kool And The Gang
42. Dolmen Music - Meredith Monk
43. Miracles - Change
44. Wild Gift - X
45. The Man With The Horn - Miles Davis
46. Pleasant Dreams - The Ramones
47. Psychedelic Jungle - The Cramps
48. It Must Be Magic - Teena Marie
49. Sleep No More - The Comsat Angels
50. The Many Faces Of Roger - Roger

1981 Nme Singles

1. Ghost Town - The Specials
2. Adventures On The Wheel Of Steel - Grandmaster Flash
3. Me No Pop I - Coati Mundi
4. Fascist Groove Thang - Heaven 17
5. Love Action - Human League
6. Mama Used To Say - Junior Giscombe
7. Tears Are Not Enough - Abc
8. Pull Up To The Bumper - Grace Jones
9. Superman - Laurie Anderson
10. Walking On Thin Ice - Yoko Ono
11. Burn Rubber On Me - The Gap Band
12. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
13. Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag - Pigbag
14. Rapp Payback - James Brown
15. Wordy Rappinghood - Tom Tom Club
16. Let's Groove - Earth Wind And Fire
17. The Razor's Edge - Defunkt
18. Being With You - Smokey Robinson
19. Four Movements - Thomas Leer
20. Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
21. Going Back To My Roots - Odyssey
22. Intuition - Linx
23. Rapture - Blondie
24. Plan B - Dexys Midnight Runners
25. Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder
26. Chariots Of Fire - Vangelis
27. Der Mussolini - Daf
28. Good Year For The Roses - Elvis Costello
29. Shoot The Pump - J. Walter Negro & The Loose Joints
30. Doors Of Your Heart - The Beat
31. Kitchen Person - The Associates
32. Can You Feel It - The Jacksons
33. Favourite Shirts - Haircut 100
34. Pocket Calculator - Kraftwerk
35. Another One Bites The Dust - General Saint And Clint Eastwood
36. Launderette - Vivien Goldman
37. Genius Of Love - Tom Tom Club
38. Chant No.1 (We Don’t Need This Pressure On) - Spandau Ballet
39. Out Come The Freaks - Was(Not Was)
40. W.O.R.K. - Bow Wow Wow
41. Flowers Of Romance - P.I.L.
42. Ceremony - New Order
43. Beggarman- Pablo Gad
44. The Longest Day - Sound Of The Valleys
45. The ‘Sweetest Girl’ - Scritti Politti
46. Pretty In Pink - Psychedelic Furs
47. The Art Of Parties - Japan
48. Computer Love - Kraftwerk
49. To Drunk To Fuck - The Dead Kennedys
50. Show Me - Dexys Midnight Runners