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This Is Uncool


This Is Uncool

A provocative, outspoken, irreverent homage to the pop single, This Is Uncool is a list of the 500 most important singles from the last 25 years of music (up to 2000). Plus - Fear Of Music, the sequel of 261 albums chosen with total prejudice by music writer Garry Mulholland.

Many thanks to Steve Parker [animaofscience@yahoo.com] for this list.

1. Anarchy In The UK - Sex Pistols
2. Car Wash - Rose Royce
3. Spiral Scratch EP - Buzzcocks
4. More Than A Feeling - Boston
5. Boogie Nights - Heatwave
6. Neat Neat Neat - The Damned
7. Knowing Me Knowing You -Abba
8. Less Than Zero - Elvis Costello
9. Marquee Moon - Television
10. White Riot - The Clash
11. Trans Europe Express - Kraftwerk
12. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - Ramones
13. God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols
14. Disco Inferno - Trammps
15. Alison - Elvis Costello
16. Chinese Rocks/Born To Lose - The Heartbreakers
17. Roadrunner - Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers
18. Spanish Stroll - Mink DeVille
19. I Feel Love - Donna Summer
20. All Around The World - The Jam
21. Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
22. I Can't Stand My Baby - The Rezillos
23. Gary Gilmore's Eyes - The Adverts
24. Whole Wide World - Wreckless Eric
25. No More Heroes - The Stranglers
26. Complete Control - The Clash
27. Best Of My Love - The Emotions
28. Blank Generation - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
29. Heroes - David Bowie
30. The Passenger - Iggy Pop
31. Holidays In The Sun - Sex Pistols
32. Brick House - The Commodores
33. Orgasm Addict - Buzzcocks
34. Oh Bondage - Up Yours! - X-Ray Spex
35. Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello And The Attractions
36. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
37. Uptown Top Ranking - Althia And Donna

1978

38. Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
39. What Do I Get? - Buzzcocks
40. Shot By Both Sides - Magazine
41. Take A Chance On Me - Abba
42. Warm Leatherette - The Normal
43. I Am The Fly - Wire
44. I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass - Nick Lowe
45. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea - Elvis Costello And The Attractions
46. What A Waste - Ian Dury And The Blockheads
47. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo
48. Night Fever - The Bee Gees
49. (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
50. Hi-Tension - Hi-Tension
51. White Man (In Hammersmith Palais) - The Clash
52. (You Make me Feel) Mighty Real - Sylvester
53. Picture This - Blondie
54. Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie And The Banshees
55. Ever Fallen In Love - Buzzcocks
56. Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
57. Public Image - PiL
58. Down In The Tube Station - The Jam
59. Damaged Goods EP - Gang Of 4
60. Le Freak - Chic
61. I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan
62. September - Earth Wind & Fire
63. Give Me Everything - Magazine
64. One Nation Under A Groove - Funkadelic
65. (Hit Me With Your) Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury And The Blockheads

1979

66. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
67. Heart Of Glass - Blondie
68. Killing An Arab/10.15 Saturday Night - The Cure
69. Sound Of the Suburbs - The Members
70. Outdoor Miner - Wire
71. Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello And The Attractions
72. Money In My Pocket - Dennis Brown
73. Strange Town - The Jam
74. Horrorshow - Scars
75. He's The Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge
76. At Home He's A Tourist - Gang Of Four
77. Pop Musik - M
78. Dance Away - Roxy Music
79. Boys Keep Swinging - David Bowie
80. Jimmy Jimmy - The Undertones
81. Are Friends Electric? - Tubeway Army
82. Life Begins At The Hop - XTC
83. We Are Family - Sister Sledge
84. Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind & Fire
85. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden And Whitehead
86. I Fought The Law - The Clash
87. Human Fly - The Cramps
88. Rock Lobster - B.52's
89. Nag Nag Nag - Cabaret Voltaire
90. Death Disco - PiL
91. Good Times - Chic
92. Kid - The Pretenders
93. Is She Really Going Out With Him? - Joe Jackson
94. Rowche Rumble - The Fall
95. Gangsters - The Specials
96. The Prince - Madness
97. Street Life - Crusaders
98. Don't Stop ('Til You Get Enough) - Michael Jackson
99. Money - Flying Lizards
100. Cars - Gary Numan
101. Lost In Music - Sister Sledge
102. Star - Earth Wind & Fire
103. Empire State Human - The Human League
104. Message In A Bottle - The Police
105. I Heard It Through The Grapevine/Typical Girls - The Slits
106. Memories - PiL
107. Making Plans For Nigel - XTC
108. The Eton Rifles - The Jam
109. We Are All Prostitutes - The Pop Group
110. On My Radio - The Selecter
111. A Message To You, Rudy - The Specials
112. Transmission - Joy Division
113. California Uber Alles - Dead Kennedys
114. Mind Your Own Business - Delta 5
115. Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders
116. My Feet Keep Dancing - Chic
117. Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang
118. We Got The Funk - Positive Force
119. My Girl - Madness
120. London Calling - The Clash

1980

121. (Not Just) Knee Deep - Funkadelic
122. And The Beat Goes On - The Whispers
123. Atomic - Blondie
124. A Song From Under The Floorboards - Magazine
125. In The Stone - Earth Wind & Fire
126. Garbageman - The Cramps
127. That's The Joint - Funky Four Plus One
128. Going Underground - The Jam
129. Geno - Dexys Midnight Runners
130. Mirror In The Bathroom - The Beat
131. Police And Thieves - Junior Murvin
132. Talk Of The Town - The Pretenders
133. Rescue - Echo And The Bunnymen
134. Christine - Siouxsie And The Banshees
135. Funkytown - Lipps Inc
136. Final Day - Young Marble Giants
137. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
138. Man Next Door - The Slits
139. There There My Dear - Dexys
140. Holiday In Cambodia - Dead Kennedys
141. Oops Upside Your Head - The Gap Band
142. Funkin' For Jamaica - Tom Browne
143. The Winner Takes It All - Abba
144. Kings Of The Wild Frontier - Adam And The Ants
145. C30, C60, C90 Go - Bow Wow Wow
146. Drug Train - The Cramps
147. Ashes To Ashes - David Bowie
148. Start - The Jam
149. Requiem/Change - Killing Joke
150. Stereotype - The Specials
151. Totally Wired - The Fall
152. Dog Eat Dog - Adam And The Ants
153. Atmosphere/She's Lost Control - Joy Division
154. Ace Of Spades - Motorhead
155. Fashion - David Bowie
156. Whip It - Devo
157. Embarrassment - Madness
158. Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen
159. Runaway Boys - Stray Cats
160. Israel - Siouxsie And The Banshees
161. Antmusic - Adam And The Ants
162. Burn Rubber On Me - Gap Band
163. It's Kinda Funny - Josef K

1981

164. Do Nothing - The Specials
165. Rapture - Blondie
166. Shack Up - A Certain Ratio
167. Reward - The Teardrop Explodes
168. That's Entertainment - The Jam
169. Once In A Lifetime - Talking Heads
170. Message Of Love - The Pretenders
171. You're No Good/UFO/Moody - ESG
172. It's A Love Thing - The Whispers
173. Plan B - Dexys Midnight Runners
174. Flowers of Romance- Pil
175. (We Don't Need That) Fascist Groove Thang - Heaven 17
176. The Sound Of The Crowd - The Human League
177. Treason - The Teardrop Explodes
178. About The Weather - Magazine
179. Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag - Pigbag
180. Der Mussolini - DAF
181. Candyskin - The Fire Engines
182. Ghost Town - The Specials
183. Pull Up To The Bumper - Grace Jones
184. Wordy Rappinghood - Tom Tom Club
185. The Model - Kraftwerk
186. Girls On Film - Duran Duran
187. A Promise - Echo And The Bunnymen
188. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
189. Love Action - The Human League
190. The Sweetest Girl - Scritti Politti
191. Release The Bats - The Birthday Party
192. Everything's Gone Green - New Order
193. Wheel Me Out/Where Did Your Heart Go? - Was (Not Was)
194. The Genius Of Love - Tom Tom Club
195. Shoot The Pump - J. Walter Negro
196. Superman! - Laurie Anderson
197. Don't You Want Me? - The Human League
198. White Car In Germany - The Associates
199. Things Fall Apart - Cristina
200. Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel - Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five



1982

201. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye - Soft Cell
202. The Boiler - The Special AKA
203. I Can't Go For That - Hall & Oates
204. Poison Arrow - ABC
205. "B" Movie - Gil Scott-Heron
206. Party Fears Two - The Associates
207. I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett
208. The Empire Song - Killing Joke
209. Drop The Bomb - Trouble Funk
210. Club Country - The Associates
211. The Look Of Love - ABC
212. House Of Fun - Madness
213. The Message - Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five
214. Inside Out - Odyssey
215. A Night to Remember - Shalamar
216. Lorraine - Explainer
217. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaata And The Soul Sonic Force
218. Walking On Sunshine - Rocker's Revenge
219. Night Nurse - Gregory Isaacs
220. Shipbuilding - Robert Wyatt
221. Lions In My Own Garden/Radio Love - Prefab Sprout
222. Straight To Hell/Should I Stay Or Should I Go? - The Clash
223. Back On The Chain Gang - The Pretenders
224. The Day Before You Came - Abba
225. Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
226. Our House - Madness
227. Buffalo Gals - Malcolm McLaren

1983

228. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
229. 1999 - Prince
230. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics
231. Get The Balance Right - Depeche Mode
232. Blue Monday - New Order
233. Just Be Good To Me - The SOS Band
234. Every Breath You Take - The Police
235. Din Daa Da - George Kranz
236. Little Red Corvette - Prince
237. Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
238. Tour De France - Kraftwerk
239. Confusion - New Order
240. This Charming Man - The Smiths
241. White Lines - Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five
242. Coup - Skidoo

1984

243. What Difference Does It Make - The Smiths
244. The Killing Moon - Echo And The Bunnymen
245. Jump - Van Halen
246. Nelson Mandela - The Special A.K.A.
247. No Sell Out - Malcolm X
248. She's Strange - Cameo
249. Ain't Nobody - Rufus And Chaka Khan
250. Love Wars - Womack And Womack
251. Pearly Dewdrops Drop - The Cocteau Twins
252. Perfect Skin - Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
253. When Doves Cry - Prince And The Revolution
254. William, It Was Really Nothing/How Soon Is Now - The Smiths
255. I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
256. Like A Virgin - Madonna
257. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Dead Or Alive
258. Upside Down - Jesus And Mary Chain
259. The Boys Of Summer - Den Henley

1985

260. Here I Come - Barrington Levy
261. Hangin' On A String - Loose Ends
262. Never Understand - Jesus And Mary Chain
263. A Pair Of Brown Eyes - The Pogues
264. King Of Rock/Rock Box - Run DMC
265. The Word Girl - Scritti Politti
266. The Perfect Kiss - New Order
267. Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen
268. Ring The Alarm - Tenor Saw
269. Under Me Sleng Teng - Wayne Smith
270. The Show/La Di Da Di - Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
271. Can Your Pussy Do The Dog? - The Cramps
272. West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys

1986

273. I Can't Live Without My Radio - LL Cool J
274. Kiss - Prince And The Revolution
275. Hounds Of Love - Kate Bush
276. Put Your Filas On - Schooly D
277. Bigmouth Strikes Again - The Smiths
278. Mountains - Prince And The Revolution
279. Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
280. Panic - The Smiths
281. When I Think Of You - Janet Jackson
282. Word Up - Cameo
283. Walk This Way - Run DMC featuring Aerosmith
284. Suburbia - Pet Shop Boys
285. Candy - Cameo
286. I Want You - Elvis Costello And The Attractions

1987

287. Who Is It? - Mantronix
288. The One I Love - REM
289. Fight For Your Right To Party - The Beastie Boys
290. Strong Island - JVC Force
291. Respectable - Mel & Kim
292. Sign O' The Times - Prince And The Revolution
293. Nude Photo - Rhythim Is Rhythim
294. If I Was Your Girlfriend - Prince And The Revolution
295. It's A Sin - Pet Shop Boys
296. I Know You Got Soul - Eric B And Rakim
297. I'm Bad - LL Cool J
298. You're Gonna Get Yours - Public Enemy
299. True Faith - New Order
300. It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - REM
301. Rent - Pet Shop Boys
302. Paid In Full - Eric B And Rakim
303. Rebel Without A Pause - Public Enemy
304. Shoplifters Of The World Unite - The Smiths
305. Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
306. Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues

1988

307. Acid Tracks - Phuture
308. I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue
309. Bring The Noise - Public Enemy
310. Cars And Girls - Prefab Sprout
311. I Want Her - Keith Sweat
312. Push It/I Am Down - Salt And Pepa
313. King Of The Beats - Mantronix
314. You Gots To Chill - EPMD
315. Give It To Me - Bam Bam
316. Sidewalking - Jesus And Mary Chain
317. Christine - The House Of Love
318. It Takes Two - Rob Base And DJ E-Z Rock
319. The King Of Rock 'n' Roll - Prefab Sprout
320. Run's House/What's It All About? - Run DMC
321. Anyone… - Smith And Mighty
322. The Mercy Seat - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
323. Everyday Is Like Sunday - Morrissey
324. Don't Believe The Hype - Public Enemy
325. Follow The Leader - Eric B And Rakim
326. Break 4 Love - Raze
327. Teardrops - Womack And Womack
328. You Made Me Realise/Slow - My Bloody Valentine
329. Gigantic - The Pixies
330. Big Fun - Inner City
331. Strictly Business - EPMD
332. Freak Scene - Dinosaur Jr
333. Can You Party - Royal House
334. I'll House You - The Jungle Brothers
335. Feed Me With Your Kiss - My Bloody Valentine
336. Left To My Own Devices - Pet Shop Boys
337. Where's Your Child? - Bam Bam

1989

338. She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
339. That's The Way Love Is - Ten City
340. Last Of The International Playboys - Morrissey
341. Straight Out The Jungle - Jungle Brothers
342. Keep On Movin' - Soul II Soul
343. Like A Prayer - Madonna
344. Monkey Gone To Heaven - The Pixies
345. Just Like Heaven - Dinosaur Jr
346. Knowhow - Young MC
347. Fight The Power - Public Enemy
348. Back To Life - Soul II Soul
349. French Kiss - Lil' Louis
350. Ride On Time - Black Box
351. WFL - Happy Mondays
352. Sunrising - The Beloved
353. Strings Of Life - Rhythim Is Rhythim
354. I'm Not The Man I Use To Be - Fine Young Cannibals
355. Madchester EP - Happy Mondays
356. Fool's Gold - The Stone Roses
357. Doowutchyoolike - Digital Underground

1990

358. Nothing Compares To U - Sinead O' Connor
359. Welcome to The Terrordrome - Public Enemy
360. Loaded - Primal Scream
361. The Ship Song - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
362. The Humpty Dance - Digital Underground
363. Killer - Adamski
364. Step On - Happy Mondays
365. Soon - My Bloody Valentine
366. Hold On - Envogue
367. Everything Flows - Teenage Fanclub
368. Only Love Can Break Your Heart - Saint Etienne
369. Come Together - Primal Scream
370. What Time Is Love? - KLF
371. Where Are You Baby? - Betty Boo
372. Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
373. My Legendary Girlfriend - Pulp
374. There She Goes - The La's
375. Kinky Afro - Happy Mondays
376. Aftermath - Nightmares On Wax
377. Mama Says Knock You Out - LL Cool J
378. Being Boring - Pet Shop Boys

1991

379. You Got The Love - The Source featuring Candi Staton
380. Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
381. Apparently Nothin' - Young Disciples
382. Losing My Religion - REM
383. Who's Gonna Take The Weight? - Gang Starr
384. I Come Off - Young MC
385. Optimistic - Sounds Of Blackness
386. Gett Off - Prince
387. Energy Flash - Beltram
388. Can't Truss It - Public Enemy
389. Check The Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest
390. Beers, Steers And Queers - Revolting Cocks
391. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana


1992

392. My Lovin' – En vogue
393. Tennessee - Arrested Development
394. Language Of Violence - Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy
395. Raving I'm Raving - Shut Up And Dance
396. Motorcycle Emptiness - Manic Street Preachers
397. Don't You Want Me - Felix
398. They Want EFX - DAS EFX
399. CREEP - Radiohead

1993

400. Her Jazz - Huggy Bear
401. Nuthin' But A G Thang - Dr Dre
402. Everybody Hurts - REM
403. For Tomorrow - Blur
404. I Ain't New To This - Ice T
405. That's The Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
406. Give It Away - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
407. Snakedriver - Jesus And Mary Chain
408. From Despair To Where - Manic Street Preachers
409. Venus As A Boy - Bjork
410. Go West - Pet Shop Boys
411. What's My Name? - Snoop Doggy Dogg
412. Really Doe/My Skin Is My Sin - Ice Cube
413. Influx - DJ Shadow

1994

414. Aftermath - Tricky
415. Sound Of Da Police - KRS-One
416. Gin & Juice - Snoop Doggy Dog
417. Loser - Beck
418. Rocks - Primal Scream
419. Girls And Boys - Blur
420. Supersonic - Oasis
421. No Good (Start The Dance) - The Prodigy
422. Come Clean - Jeru The Damaja
423. No No No - Dawn Penn
424. Big Gay Heart - The Lemonheads
425. Numb - Portishead
426. Regulate - Warren G
427. Ping Pong - Stereolab
428. Sour Times - Portishead
429. Live Forever - Oasis
430. Dreamer - Livin' Joy
431. Saturday Night - Whigfield
432. Afro Puffs - The Lady Of Rage
433. A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
434. Cigarettes And Alcohol - Oasis
435. Flava In Ya Ear - Craig Mack
436. Inner City Life - Goldie


1995

437. Creep - TLC
438. Glory Box - Portishead
439. Poison - The Prodigy
440. Back For Good - Take That
441. Some Might Say/Acquiesce - Oasis
442. Born Slippy - Underworld
443. Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
444. Common People - Pulp
445. Alright - Supergrass
446. Waterfalls - TLC
447. Higher State Of Consciousness - Josh Wink
448. Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
449. Brown Sugar - D'Angelo
450. Wonderwall - Oasis

1996

451. Hyperballad - Bjork
452. Hometown Unicorn - Super Furry Animals
453. Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison
454. Firestarter - Prodigy
455. A Design For Life - Manic Street Preachers
456. California Love - 2Pac
457. Woo-Hah! Got You All In Check - Busta Rhymes
458. Wannabe - Spice Girls
459. Becoming More Like Alfie - The Divine Comedy
460. On A Rope - Rocket From the Crypt
461. No Diggity - Blackstreet featuring Dr Dr
462. Devil's Haircut - Beck
463. Breathe - Prodigy

1997

464. Beetlebum - Blur
465. Remember Me - Blueboy
466. Into My Arms - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
467. Are You The One That I've Been Looking For? - Nick Cave
468. Super Bon Bon - Soul Coughing
469. Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
470. Song 2 - Blur
471. RisingSon - Massive Attack
472. Brimful Of Asha - Cornershop
473. The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) - Missy 'Misdemeanour' Elliot
474. Help The Aged - Pulp

1998

475. Sexy Boy - Air
476. Feel It - The Tamperer featuring Maya
477. Ray Of Light - Madonna
478. A Rose Is Still A Rose - Aretha Franklin
479. Sincere - MJ Cole
480. Everybody Here Wants You - Jeff Buckley
481. The Rockefeller Skank - Fatboy Slim
482. Intergalactic - Beastie Boys
483. Celebrity Skin - Hole
484. Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill
485. I Believe - Cher
486. Goddess On A Hiway - Mercury Rev
487. The Certainty Of Chance - The Divine Comedy

1999

488. No Scrubs - TLC
489. Windowlicker - Aphex Twin
490. My Name Is... - Eminem
491. To Lose La Trek - Campag Velocet
492. Run On - Moby
493. Six Secs - Cobra Killer
494. Coffee And TV - Blur
495. Guilty Conscience - Eminem
496. New York City Boy - Pet Shop Boys
497. Coded Language - Krust featuring Saul Williams
498. Jump 'n' Shout - Basement Jaxx
499. Got Your Money - Ol' Dirty Bastard
500. Re-Rewind The Crowd Say Bo Selecta - The Artful Dodger




Fear Of Music


Fear Of Music


The 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk & Disco - Garry Mulholland


1976

• Ramones – Ramones
• The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers
• Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key Of Life

1977

• The Congos – Heart Of The Congos
• David Bowie – Low
• Television – Marquee Moon
• Iggy Pop – The Idiot
• Ramones – Leave Home
• Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express
• The Clash – The Clash
• Ian Dury – New Boots And Panties
• Fela Anikulapo Kuti & The Africa 70 – Sorrow Tears And Blood
• Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
• Randy Newman – Little Criminals
• Talking Heads – Talking Heads ‘77
• David Bowie – “Heroes”
• Roxy Music – Greatest Hits
• Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols
• Suicide – Suicide
• Wire – Pink Flag
• Brian Eno – Before And After Science
• Ramones – Rocket To Russia

1978

• XTC – White Music
• Buzzcocks – Another Music In A Different Kitchen
• Elvis Costello – This Years Model
• Various Artists – Saturday Night Fever Ost
• Pere Ubu – The Modern Dance
• Kraftwerk – The Man Machine
• The Rolling Stones – Some Girls
• The Rezillos – Can’t Stand The Rezillos
• Blondie – Parallel Lines
• Devo – Q: Are We Not Men A; We Are Devo
• Dr Alimantado – Best Dressed Chicken In Town
• Wire – Chairs Missing
• Can – Cannibalism
• X-Ray Spex – Germfree Adolescents
• Siouxsie And The Banshees – The Scream
• The Jam – All Mod Cons
• Earth Wind And Fire – The Best Of…. Vol One

1979

• The Fall – Live At The Witch Trils
• Elvis Costello And The Attractions – Armed Forces
• Magazine – Secondhand Daylight
• The Undertones – The Undertones
• Earth Wind And Fire – I Am
• The B 52’s – The B 52’s
• XTC – Drums And Wires
• Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
• Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
• Talking Heads – Fear Of Music
• Gang Of Four – Entertainment
• Misty In Roots – Live Ant The Counter Eurovision ‘79
• The Slits – Cut
• The Police – Regatta De Blanc
• Specials – The Specials
• Chic – Les Plus Grands Success De Chic: Chic’s Greatest Hits
• Public Image Ltd – Metal Box/Second Edition
• The Clash – London Calling

1980

• The Pretenders – The Pretenders
• Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth
• Various Artists – Wanna Buy A Bridge
• Magazine – The Correct Use Of Soap
• The Beat – I Just Can’t Stop It
• The Human League – Travelogue
• Diana Ross – Diana
• Cristina – Cristina
• Dexys Midnight Runners – Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
• Echo And The Bunnymen – Crocodiles
• Joy Division – Closer
• The Associates – The Affectionate Punch
• David Bowie – Scary Monsters
• The Specials – More Specials
• The Teardrop Explodes – Kilimanjaro
• Talking Heads – Remain In Light
• Killing Joke – Killing Joke
• Adam And The Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier
• The Jam – Sound Affects

1981

• Brian Eno – David Byrne – My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
• Gang Of Four – Solid Gold
• Au Pairs – Playing With A Different Sex
• Echo And The Bunnymen – Heaven Up Here
• Grace Jones – Nighclubbing
• Duran Duran – Duran Duran
• Siouxsie And The Banshees – Juju
• Was (Not Was) – Was (Not Was)
• Various Artists – Mutant Disco
• Blondie – The Best Of Blondie
• Bow Wow Wow – See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah. City All Over! Go Ape Crazy
• The Human League – Dare
• Buzzcocks – Singles Going Stady
• Japan – Tin Drum
• Soft Cell – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

1982

• Orange Juice – You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever
• Wipers – Youth Of America
• The Clash – Combat Rock
• Gang Of Four – Songs Of The Free
• Scritti Politti – Songs To Remember
• The Associates – Sulk
• Abc – The Lexicon Of Love
• Elvis Costello And The Attractions – Imperial Bedroom
• Yazoo – Upstairs At Eric’s
• Simple Minds – New Gold Dream
• Kate Bush – The Dreaming
• Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
• Donald Fagen – The Nightfly
• Marvin Gaye – Midnight Love
• Squeeze – Singles 45’s And Under
• Siouxsie And The Banshees – A Kiss In The Dreamhouse
• Michael Jackson – Thriller

1983

• Tom Waits & Crystal Gale – One From The Heart – OST
• The Cramps – Off The Bone
• New Order – Power Corruption And Lies
• The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
• Tom Waits – Swordfishtrumbones
• The The – Soul Mining

1984

• The Smiths – The Smiths
• Prefab Sprout – Swoon
• Bruce Springsteen - Born In The Usa
• Run D.M.C. – Run D.M.C.
• Prince And The Revolution – Purple Rain
• Violent Femmes – Hallowed Ground
• Lloyd Cole And The Commotions – Rattlesnakes
• The Smiths – Hatful Of Hollow

1985

• Prince And The Revolution – Around The World In A Day
• New Order – Low-Life
• Prefab Sprout – Steve Mcqueen
• The Pogues – Rum Sodomy And The Lash
• Dexys Midnight Runners – Don’t Stand Me Down
• Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
• Rom Waits – Rain Dogs

1986

• The Cramps – A Date With Elvis
• Husker Du – Candy Apple Grey
• Prince And The Revolution – Parade
• The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
• Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill
• Mantronix – Music Madness

1987

• Bad Brains – I Against I
• Prince – Sign ‘O’ The Times
• Public Ememy – Yo! Bum Rush The Show
• Big Black – Songs About Fucking
• Pet Shop Boys – Actually
• Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded
• Boogie Down Productiuons – By All Means Necessary
• Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In Full

1988

• Biz Markie – Goin’ Off
• Pixies – Surfer Rosa
• The Jesus And Mary Chain – Barbed Wire Kisses
• Various Artists – Acid Trax Volume 2
• Various Artists - House Hallucinates: Pump Up London Volume One
• Jungle Brothers – Straight Out The Jungle
• Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
• Pet Shop Boys – Introspective
• Eric B. And Rakim – Follow The Leader
• EPMD – Strictly Buisiness
• Happy Mondays – Bummed
• My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
• Fugazi – Fugazi

1989

• New Order – Technique
• De La Soul – Three Feet High And Rising
• Pixies – Doolittle
• N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

1990

• The Fall – Extricate
• The Fall – 458489 A-Side
• Public Enemy – Fear Of A Black Planet
• Sonic Youth – Goo
• Pet Shop Boys – Behaviour
• Morrissey – Bona Drag
• The La’s – The La’s
• Happy Mondays – Pills ‘N’ Thrills And Bellyaches
• Madonna – The Immaculate Collection

1991

• Various Artists – Retro Techno/Emotions Electric
• Slint – Splinterland
• R.E.M. – Out Of Time
• Massive Attack – Blue Lines
• Son Of Bazerk Featuring No Self Control And The Band – Bazerk, Bazerk, Bazerk
• A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory

1992

• Cypress Hill – Cypress Hill
• Madness – Divine Madness
• Body Count – Body Count
• Sugar – Copper Blue
• The Jayhawks – Hollywood Town Hall
• R.E.M. – Automatic For The People

1993

• Dr. Dre – The Chronic
• Blue – Modern Life Is Rubbish
• Bjork – Debut
• A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders
• Morrissey – Vauhall And I
• Blur – Parklife
• Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Let Love In
• Nas – Illmatic
• The Prodigy – Music For The Jilted Generation
• Oasis – Definitely Maybe
• Jeff Buckley – Grace
• Portishead – Dummy
• Massive Attack – Protection
• Tlc – Crazysexycool

1995

• PJ Harvey – To Bring Me Your Love
• Tricky – Maxinquaye
• Radiohead – The Bends
• 2 Pac – Me Against The World
• Bjork – Post
• Black Grape – It’s Great When You’re Straight … Yeah
• Rocket From The Crypt – Scream, Dracula, Scream!

1996

• Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Murder Ballads
• The Divine Comedy – Casanova
• Beck – Odelay
• Belle And Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister
• Johnny Cash – Unchained

1997

• Blur – Blur
• Erykah Badu – Baduizm
• Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – The Boatman’s Call
• Spritualized – Ladies And Gentleman We Are Floating In Space
• Missy ‘Misdemeanour’ Elliott – Supa Dupa Fly
• Cornershop – When I Was Born For The 7th Time
• Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind
• Portishead – Portishead

1998

• Air – Moon Safari
• Madonna – Ray Of Light
• Massive Attack – Mezzanine
• Tricky – Angeles With Dirty Faces
• Depeche Mode – The Singles 81 – 85 & 86 – 98
• Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
• The Afghan Whigs – 1965

1999

• Eminem – The Slim Shady LP
• Basement Jaxx – Remedy
• Gang Star – Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Star
• Johnny Dowd – Pictures From Life’s Other Side
• Iggy Pop – Avenue B
• Le Tigre – Le Tigre
• Make Up – Save Yourself
• Mos Def - Black On Both Sides
• Q-Tip – Amplified
• Beastie Boys – Beastie Boys: The Sounds Of Science

2000

• Kathryn Williams – Little Black Numbers
• Primal Scream – Exterminator
• D’angelo – Voodoo
• Kelis – Kaleidoscope
• Lambchop – Nixon
• Black Box Recorder – The Facts Of Life
• Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
• ESG – ESG: A South Bronx Story
• Pj Harvey – Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
• Johnny Cash – American Iii: Solitary Man
• Outkast – Stankonia
• Wu-Tang Clan – The W

2001

• Stephen Malkmus – Stephen Malkmus
• The Dirtbombs – Ultraglide In Black
• Air – 10,000 Hz Legend
• Radiohead – Amnestic
• System Of A Dawn – Toxicity
• The Strokes – Is This It

2002

• A Certain Ratio – Early
• Lambchop – Is A Woman
• Queens Of The Stoneage – Songs For The Deaf
• The Libertines – Up The Bracket
• Pulp – Hits

2003

• The White Stripes – Elephant
• Dizzee Rascal – Boy In Da Corner
• The Fiery Furnaces – Gallowsbird’s Bark
• Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below