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Pazz & Jop
End Of Year Critic Lists





A US publication based in New York that polls up to 300 critics for their end of year lists. Considered the last word in music criticism. Album lists start at 1971. Singles and tracks from 1979. EP listings from 1981 to 1994.

Many Thanks To Jeff Brown in Toronto who supplied most of the '70's, '80's & '90's listings.











Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists

1971 Albums


Who's Next


1. The Who - Who's Next
2. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
3. Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story
4. Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
5. John Lennon – Imagine
6. Joy of Cooking - Joy of Cooking
7. Grateful Dead - Grateful Dead
8. The Concert for Bangladesh - The Concert for Bangladesh
9. Joni Mitchell – Blue
10. Carole King – Tapestry
11. Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
12. The Beach Boys - Surf's Up
13. Janis Joplin – Pearl
14. The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies
15. Randy Newman – Live
16. The Allman Brothers - Live at the Fillmore East
17. Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
18. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
19. The Move - Message from the Country
20. Procol Harum - Broken Barricades
21. Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
22. Jethro Tull – Aqualung
23. Jeff Beck Group - Rough and Ready
24. Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Lost in the Ozone P
25. The Band – Cahoots Capitol
26. Alice Cooper – Killer Warner
27. Yes - The Yes Album Atlantic
28. Delaney & Bonnie - Motel Shot
29. Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson RCA
30. Led Zeppelin – IV


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1974 Albums

1. Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark
2. Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
3. Randy Newman - Good Old Boys
4. Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale
5. Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock 'N Roll
6. Bob Dylan & The Band - Before The Flood
7. Roxy Music - Stranded
8. Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky
9. Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard
10. New York Dolls - In Too Much Too Soon
11. Linda Rondstadt - Heart Like A Wheel
12. Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel
13. Raspberries - Starting Over
14. Bryan Ferry - These Foolish Things
15. Ry Cooder - Paradise and Lunch
16. Average White Band - Average White Band
==. Velvet Underground - 1969 Velvet Underground Live
18. Bob Dylan - Planet Waves
19. Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets
20. Van Morrison - It's Too Late To Stop Now



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1975 Albums

1. Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes
2. Patti Smith - Horses
3. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
4. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
5. Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
6. Steely Dan - Katy Lied
7. Roxy Music - Country Life
8. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Natty Dread
9. The Band - Northern Lights-Southern Cross
10. The Who - The Who By Numbers
11. Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston
12. Neil Young - Zuma
13. Roxy Music - Siren
14. Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years
15. Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
16. Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
17. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - To Be True
18. Gary Stewart - Out Of Hand
19. Nils Lofgren - Nils Lofgren
20. Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

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1976 Albums

1. Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
2. Graham Parker & The Rumour - Heat Treatment
3. Jackson Browne - The Pretender
4. Graham Parker & The Rumour - Howlin' Wind
5. Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Kate & Anna McGarrigle
6. Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
7. Joni Mitchell - Hejira
8. Ramones - Ramones
9. Rod Stewart - A Night On The Town
10. Blue Oyster Cult - Agents Of Fortune
11. Eno - Another Green World
12. The Wild Tchoupitoulas - The Wild Tchoupitoulas
13. David Bowie - Station To Station
14. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
15. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves
16. Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
17. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live!
18. Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music
19. Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon
20. The Dwight Twilley Band - Sincerely


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1977 Albums


1. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
2. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
3. Television - Marquee Moon
4. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
5. Steely Dan - Aja
6. Ramones - Rocket To Russia
7. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77
8. Randy Newman - Little Criminals
9. Garland Jeffreys - Ghost Writer
10. Cheap Trick - In Color
11. Jackson Browne - Running On Empty
12. Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane - Rough Mix
13. Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Dancer With Bruised Knees
14. Al Green - The Belle Album
15. Ornette Coleman - Dancing In Your Head
16. Bryan Ferry - In Your Mind
17. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
18. The Kinks - Sleepwalker
19. Graham Parker & The Rumour - Stick To Me
20. Neil Young - American Stars 'N Bars

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Albums - 1978

1. Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
2. The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
3. Nick Lowe - Pure Pop For Power People (Jesus of cool - UK title)
4. The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope
5. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings & Food
6. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness At The Edge Of Town
7. Ramones - Road To Ruin
8. Neil Young - Comes A Time
9. The Cars - The Cars
10. David Johansen - David Johansen
11. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
12. Brian Eno - Before And After Science
13. Ian Dury - New Boots And Panties!
14. Patti Smith Group - Easter
15. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)
16. Dave Edmunds - Tracks On Wax 4
17. The Who - Who Are You
18. Television - Adventure
19. Willie Nelson - Stardust
20. Devo - Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!



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Albums - 1979

Squeezing Out Sparks

1. Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks
2. Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
3. The Clash - The Clash
4. Talking Heads - Fear Of Music
5. Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
6. Van Morrison - Into The Music
7. The B-52s - The B-52s
8. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes
9. Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
10. Donna Summer - Bad Girls
11. The Roches - The Roches
12. Dave Edmunds - Repeat When Necessary
13. Nick Lowe - Labour Of Lust
14. Tom Verlaine - Tom Verlaine
15. Iggy Pop - New Values
16. Marianne Faithful - Broken English
17. Blondie - Eat To The Beat
18. Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
19. Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
20. Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady

Singles - 1979

1. Ian Dury & The Blockheads -Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick/Reasons To Be Cheerful,Pt.3.
2. M - Pop Musik
3. Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
4. Sister Sledge - We Are Family/He's The Greatest Dancer
=. The Pretenders - Stop Your Sobbing/The Wait
6. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
=. The Knack - My Sharona
8. Blondie - Dreaming
9. The Brains - Money Changes Everything
=. The Flying Lizards - Money
=.The Specials - Gangsters
12. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
==. The Pretenders - Kid
==. The Records - Starry Eyes
==. Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
16. Lester Bangs - Let It Blurt
==. Chic - Good Times
==. Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk
==. Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep
==. Peaches & Herb - Reunited
==. Donna Summer - Bad Girls
22. Gang Of Four - At Home He's A Tourist/It's Her Factory
==. Robin Lane & The Chartbusters - Why Do You Tell Lies/When Things Go Wrong
==. Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind
==. McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
==. Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight

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Albums - 1980

London Calling

1. The Clash - London Calling
2. Bruce Springsteen - The River
3. Talking Heads - Remain In Light
4. Pretenders - Pretenders
5. Public Image Ltd. - Second Edition
6. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Doc At The Radar Station
7. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Get Happy!!
8. Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July
9. Prince - Dirty Mind
10. Gang Of Four - Entertainment!
11. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
12. Steely Dan - Gaucho
13. Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
14. Peter Townshend - Empty Glass
15. Rockpile - Seconds Of Pleasure
16. X - Los Angeles
17. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
18. Dire Straits - Making Movies
19. David Bowie - Scary Monsters
20. The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue

Singles - 1980

1. Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
2. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
3. Blondie - Call Me
4. The Clash - Train In Vain/London Calling
=. Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
6. Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
7. John Lennon - Just Like Starting Over/Yoko Ono - Kiss Kiss Kiss
8. The Vapors - Turning Japanese
9. Lipps Inc. - Funkytown
10. Diana Ross - Upside Down
==. Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
12. Devo - Whip It
13. Pretenders - Talk Of The Town/Cuban Slide
14. Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach
15. Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
16. Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
==. The Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
18. Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps/Snakes Crawl/You Taste Like The Tropics
==. The Jam - Going Underground
==. Joy Division - Atmosphere/She's Lost Control
21. Paul Simon - Late In The Evening
==. Donna Summer - The Wanderer
23. Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died
==. Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia
==. Pylon - Cool/Dub
==. Split Enz - I Got You


Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists

Albums - 1981

1. The Clash - Sandanista!
2. X - Wild Gift
3. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Trust
4. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
5. Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates
6. Squeeze - East Side Story
7. Tom Verlaine - Dreamtime
8. Prince - Controversy
9. Rick James - Street Songs
10. Go-Gos - Beauty & The Beat
11. Human Switchboard - Who's Landing In My Hangar
12. Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places
13. David Byrne - Songs From The Broadway Production Of "The Catherine Wheel"
14. Black Uhuru - Red
15. Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk
16. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Reactor
17. Romeo Void - It's A Condition
18. U2 - Boy
19. Neville Brothers - Fiyo On The Bayou
20. Was (Not Was) - Was (Not Was)

Singles 1981

1. Laurie Anderson - O Superman/Walk The Dog
=. The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
3. Grandmaster Flash - The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel
4. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
=. Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice
6. Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love
7. Pete Shelley - Homosapien
=. Soft Cell - Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go?
9. Funky Four Plus One - That's The Joint
10. Prince - Controversy
11. Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper
12. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat
==. Billy Idol With Generation X - Dancing With Myself
==. Teena Marie - Square Biz
==. Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus
16. Go-Gos - Our Lips Are Sealed
17. Smokey Robinson - Being With You
18. Rick James - Super Freak
19. Rosanne Cash - Seven Year Ache
20. New Order - Ceremony
21. Bob Dylan - The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar
22. The Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
==. The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
24. Squeeze - Tempted
25. Gang Of Four - To Hell With Poverty
==. Deniece Williams - Silly

EPs - 1981

1. The Specials - Ghost Town/Why?/Friday Night, Saturday Morning
2. Romeo Void - Never Say Never
3. ESG - ESG
=. Mission Of Burma - Signals, Calls & Marches
=. Pretenders - Extended Play
6. DNA - A Taste Of DNA
7. Lene Lovich - New Toy
=. The Lyres - AHS 1005
=. Joe King Carrasco & The Crowns - Party Safari
10. Peter Dayton - Love At First Sight
==. The Individuals - Aquamarine EP

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Albums - 1982

1. Elvis Costello - Imperial Bedroom
2. Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights
3. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
4. King Sunny Adé & His African Beats - Juju Music
5. Lou Reed - The Blue Mask
6. Prince - 1999
7. The English Beat - Special Beat Service
8. Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love
9. Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw
10. X - Under The Big Black Sun
11. Roxy Music - Avalon
12. Flipper - Album/Generic Flipper
13. Ornette Coleman - Of Human Feelings
14. Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
15. Michael Jackson - Thriller
16. Laurie Anderson - Big Science
17. Joe Jackson - Night & Day
18. The Clash - Combat Rock
19. ABC - The Lexicon Of Love
20. Gang Of Four - Songs Of The Free


Singles - 1982

1. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
2. Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
3. The Clash - Rock The Casbah
4. Prince - 1999/How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore?
5. Soft Cell - Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go?
6. Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie
7. Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang/My City Was Gone
8. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
9. ABC - The Look Of Love
=. Aretha Franklin - Jump To It
=. The Human League - Don't You Want Me
12. New Order - Temptation
13. Gang Of Four - I Love A Man In A Uniform/Producer
14. Junior - Mama Used To Say
15. Toni Basil - Mickey
16. Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey
==. The Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb On Me
18. The English Beat - Save It For Later/Jeannette
==. Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
20. Yaz - Situation/Don't Go
21. The Fearless Four - Rockin' It
22. Flipper - Sex Bomb/Brainwash
23. Fleetwood Mac - Hold Me
==. Go-Gos - Vacation
==. The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
==. Stevie Wonder - That Girl/Do I Do

EPs – 1982

1. T-Bone Burnett - Trap Door
2. REM - Chronic Town
3. The Dream Syndicate - The Dream Syndicate
4. Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets
=. The Neats - The Monkey's Head In The Corner Of The Room
6. The Jam - The Gift
7. The Brains - Dancing Under Streetlights
8. The Waitresses - I Could Rule The World If I Could Only Get The Parts
9. ESG - ESG Says Dance To The Beat Of The Moody
10. Gang Of Four - Another Day/Another Dollar

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Albums – 1983

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller
2. REM - Murmur
3. Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues
4. X - More Fun In The New World
5. The Police - Synchronicity
6. U2 - War
7. Lou Reed - Legendary Hearts
8. Johnathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Jonathan Sings!
9. Richard Thompson - Hand Of Kindness
10. Bob Dylan - Infidels
11. Elvis Costello - Punch The Clock
12. Culture Club - Colour By Numbers
13. Randy Newman - Trouble In Paradise
14. George Clinton - Computer Games
15. Big Country - The Crossing
16. Jerry Lee Lewis - The Sun Sessions
17. Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain
18. T-Bone Burnett - Proof Through The Night
19. David Bowie - Let's Dance
20. James Blood Ulmer - Odyssey

Singles – 1983

1. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
2. The Police - Every Breath You Take
3. The Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang
4. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Looking For The Perfect Beat
=. Prince - Little Red Corvette
6. Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue
7. Michael Jackson - Beat It
8. Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)
9. Run-D.M.C. - It's Like That/Sucker MCs
10. Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
11. Elvis Costello - Everyday I Write The Book
12. Big Country - In A Big Country
13. George Clinton - Atomic Dog
14. David Bowie - Let's Dance
==. Lionel Richie - All Night Long
==. Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money
17. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
==. Herbie Hancock - Rockit
19. Indeep - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
20. Culture Club - Church Of The Poison Mind
==. Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
==. S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good To Me
23. Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
24. David Bowie - Modern Love
==. Lyres - I Want To Help You Ann/I Really Want You Right Now

EPs – 1983

1. Los Lobos - ...And A Time To Dance
2. Let's Active - Afoot
3. Jason & The Nashville Scorchers - Fervor
4. The Bangos - Numbers With Wings
5. The Bluebells - The Bluebells
6. The Alarm - The Alarm
7. Minutemen - Buzz Or Howl Under The Influence Of Heat
8. Minor Threat - Out Of Step
9. Bangles - Bangles
10. DFX2 - Emotion

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Albums – 1984


1. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA
2. Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
3. Los Lobos - How Will The Wolf Survive?
4. The Replacements - Let It Be
5. Tina Turner - Private Dancer
6. REM - Reckoning
7. The Pretenders - Learning To Crawl
8. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
9. Lou Reed - New Sensations
10. Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C.
11. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
12. Bangles - All Over The Place
13. Ramones - Too Tough To Die
14. Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime
15. The DB's - Like This
16. Womack & Womack - Love Wars
17. Laurie Anderson - Mister Heartbreak
18. Rubén Blades y Sens del Solar - Buscando America
19. Laurie Anderson - United States Live
20. Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets II

Singles – 1984

1.Prince - When Doves Cry/17 Days
2.Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark/Pink Cadillac
3.Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
4.Hüsker Dü - Eight Miles High
5.Van Halen - Jump
6.Prince - Let's Go Crazy/Erotic City
7. Afrika Bambaataa & The Godfather Of Soul James Brown - Unity
7. Run-D.M.C. - Rock Box
9.Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
10. Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
10. Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
12.U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)
13.John Fogerty - The Old Man Down The Road/Big Train (From Memphis)
14.The Pretenders - Middle Of The Road/2000 Miles
15.Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA/Shut Out The Light
16.Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life
17. The Replacements - I Will Dare
17. The Special AKA - Free Nelson Mandela
19. The Bangles - Going To Liverpool
19. REM - South Central Rain
21. Time Zone - World Destruction
21. Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy
23.Malcolm McClaren - Madam Butterfly
24.Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me
25. Newcleus - Jam On It
25. John Waite - Missing You

EPs – 1984

1.Tommy Keene - Places That Are Gone
2.Jason & The Nashville Scorchers - Fervor
3.Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - The Legendary A&M Sessions
4.Love Tractor - Til The Cows Come Home
5.Art Of Noise - Into Battle With The Art Of Noise
6.The Judds - The Judds
7.The LeRoix Brothers - Forget About The Danger...Think Of The Fun
8.The Waterboys - The Waterboys
9. Julie Brown - Goddess In Progress
9. Charlie Pickett & The Eggs - Cowboy Junkie Au-Go-Go
9. Salem 66 - Salem 66

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Albums – 1985

1. Talking Heads - Little Creatures
2. The Replacements - Tim
3. John Cougar Mellencamp - Scarecrow
4. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
5. Artists United Against Apartheid - Sun City
6. Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig
7. R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction
8. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
9. Aretha Franklin - Who's Zoomin' Who?
10. John Fogerty - Centerfield
11. Sam Cooke - Live At The Harlem Square Club
12. The Velvet Underground - VU
13. Richard Thompson - Across A Crowded Room
14. Sade - Diamond Life
15. Go Go Crankin'
16. Bob Dylan - Biograph
17. Lost In The Stars: The Music Of Kurt Weill
18. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
19. The Blasters - Hard Line
20. Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms

Singles - 1985

1.Artists United Against Apartheid - Sun City
2.Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love
3.John Fogerty - The Old Man Down The Road/Big Train (From Memphis)
4.Hüsker Dü - Makes No Sense At All/Love Is All Around
5.Ramones - Bonzo Goes To Bitburg
6.Don Henley - The Boys Of Summer/A Month Of Sundays
7.Eurythmics - Would I Lie To You?
8.Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force - I Wonder If I Take You Home
9.Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew - The Show/La-Di-Da-Di
10.Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
11.Madonna - Into The Groove
12.Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
13. John Fogerty - Rock & Roll Girls/Centerfield
13. Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
13. Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away
16.Talking Heads - And She Was
17. Rockin' Sidney - My Toot Toot
17. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
17. USA For Africa - We Are The World
20. Prince & The Revolution - Raspberry Beret
20. R.E.M. - Can't Get There From Here
24.Run-D.M.C. - King Of Rock
23. The Commodores - Nightshift
23. John Cougar Mellencamp - Small Town
25. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Don't Come Around Here No More
25. Sade - Smooth Operator
25. Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World

EPs – 1985

1.Alex Chilton - Feudalist Tarts
2.Minutemen - Project: Mersh
3.Fishbone - Fishbone
4.UB40 - Little Baggariddim
5.U2 - Wide Awake In America
6.Big Black - Racer-X
7.Dwight Yoakam - Guitars, Cadillacs, etc., etc.
8.Butthole Surfers - Cream Corn From The Sockets Of Davis
9.Lifeboat - Lifeboat
10. Roky Erickson - Clear Night For Love
10. Full Time Men - Full Time Men

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Albums – 1986

1. Paul Simon - Graceland
2. Elvis Costello - King Of America
3. The Robert Cray Band - Strong Persuader
4. Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band - Live 1975/85
5. Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell
6. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
7. Peter Gabriel - So
8. R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant
9. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Blood And Chocolate
10. The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto
11. Janet Jackson - Control
12. Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey
13. Steve Earle - Guitar Town
14. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
15. Mekons - The Edge Of The World
16. Peter Case - Peter Case
17. Billy Bragg - Talking With The Taxman About Poetry
18. The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & The Lash
19. Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman - Song X
20. The Feelies - The Good Earth

Singles - 1986

1. Run-D.M.C. - Walk This Way
2. Cameo - Word Up
3. Prince & The Revolution - Kiss/Love Or Money
4. Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
5. Billy Bragg - Levi Stubbs' Tears
5. R.E.M. - Fall On Me
5. Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
8. Steve Winwood - Higher Love
9. Public Image Ltd. - Rise
9. Talking Heads - Wild Wild Life
11. Janet Jackson - Nasty
12. Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right (To Party)
12. The Smithereens - Blood And Roses/Behind The Wall Of Sleep
15. Pretenders - Don't Get Me Wrong
16. Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
16. Ciccone Youth - Into The Groovey/Burnin' Up/Tuff Tidy Rap
16. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
16. Timex Social Club - Rumours/Vicious Rumours
20. James Brown - Living In America
20. Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
22. Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love
23. Bangles - Manic Monday
23. Bruce Hornsby & The Range - The Way It Is
23. Rolling Stones - One Hit (To The Body)

EPs – 1986

1. Alex Chilton - No Sex/Under Class/Wild Kingdom
2. The Pogues - Poguetry In Motion
3. Meat Puppets - Out Our Way
4. Scruffy The Cat - High Octane Revived
5. Uzi - Sleep Asylum
6. Balancing Act - New Campfire Songs
6. Julian Cope - Julian Cope
6. Green On Red - No Free Lunch
9. Das Damen - Das Damen
10. Tommy Keene - Run Now

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Albums – 1987

Sign O The Times

1. Prince - Sign O' The Times
2. Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love
3. The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me
4. U2 - The Joshua Tree
5. John Hiatt - Bring The Family
6. Los Lobos - By The Light Of The Moon
7. John Cougar Mellencamp - The Lonesome Jubilee
8. R.E.M. - Document
9. XTC - Skylarking
10. Hüsker Dü - Warehouse: Songs & Stories
11. Ornette Coleman - In All Languages
12. Sonic Youth - Sister
13. Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson
14. Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show
15. Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years
16. Marianne Faithful - Strange Weather
17. Terence Trent D'Arby - Introducing The Hardline
18. Stevie Wonder - Characters
19. Alexander O'Neal - Hearsay
20. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Darklands

Singles – 1987

1.Prince - Sign O' The Times
2.Suzanne Vega - Luka
3.Los Lobos - La Bamba
4.Prince - I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man/Hot Thing
5.M/A/A/R/S - Pump Up The Volume
6. Grateful Dead - Touch Of Grey
6. Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant Disguise/Lucky Man
6. R.E.M. - The One I Love
9.Prince - U Got The Look/Housequake
10. Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love
10. X - Fourth Of July/Positively Fourth Street
12. R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
12. Stevie Wonder - Skeletons
14.Eric B. & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
15. La Vert - Casanova
15. U2 - With Or Without You
17.Bangles - Hazy Shade Of Winter
18. Public Enemy - Bring The Noise
18. U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
20. George Michael - I Want Your Sex
20. The Replacements - Alex Chilton
22. Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
23. Fleetwood Mac - Big Love/You And I
23. Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
23. George Michael - Faith
23. Alexander O'Neal - Fake

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Albums – 1988

Public Enemy

1. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
2. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
3. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
4. Midnight Oil - Diesel & Dust
5. Michelle Shocked - Short Sharp Shocked
6. Was (Not Was) - What Up, Dog?
7. Pere Ubu - The Tenement Year
8. Keith Richards - Talk Is Cheap
9. Travelling Wilburys - Volume One
10. Randy Newman - Land Of Dreams
11. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
12. Brian Wilson - Brian Wilson
13. Ornette Coleman & Prime Time - Virgin Beauty
14. Richard Thompson - Amnesia
15. Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Sessions
16. Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams
17. Prince - Lovesexy
18. John Hiatt - Slow Turning
19. Womack & Womack - Conscience
20. Prince - The Black Album

Singles – 1988

1.Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
2.Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock - It Takes Two
3.Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine
4.Prince - Alphabet St.
5.Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning/The Dead Heart
6. Public Enemy - Don't Believe The Hype/Prophets Of Rage
6. Travelling Wilburys - Handle With Care
8.Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
9. Eric B. & Rakim - Follow The Leader
9. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Parents Just Don't Understand
9. The Primitives - Crash
12.Terence Trent D'Arby - Wishing Well
13.Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle/Mr. Brownstone
14.E.U. - Da Butt
15.The Sugarcubes - Birthday
16. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full
16. Michelle Shocked - Anchorage
18.Salt-N-Pepa - Push It/Tramp
19.Ofra Haza - Im Nin'alu/Galbi
20. Ice-T - Colors
20. Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
20. Salt-N-Pepa - Shake Your Thang
23.Patti Smith - People Have The Power
24.Keith Sweat - I Want Her
25.Tone-Loc - Wild Thing

EPs – 1988

1.Bruce Springsteen - Chimes Of Freedom
2.Pussy Galore - Sugarshit Sharp
3.Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
4. Billy Bragg - Help Save The Youth Of America: Live & Dubious
4. Live Skull - Snuffer
6. Poi Dog Pondering - Poi Dog Pondering
7. Bullet La Volta - Bullet La Volta
7. Divine Horsemen - Handful Of Sand
7. Grant Hart - 2541
7. Mission Of Burma - Mission Of Burma
7. Soundgarden - Screaming Life


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Albums – 1989

De La Soul

1. De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
2. Neil Young - Freedom
3. Lou Reed - New York
4. The Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon
5. Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi
6. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
7. Elvis Costello - Spike
8. The Mekons - The Mekons Rock 'N Roll
9. Soul II Soul - Keep On Movin'
10. Pixies - Doolittle
11. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
12. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
13. Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw & The Cooked
14. Bob Mould - Workbook
15. Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy
16. The Replacements - Don't Tell A Soul
17. Pere Ubu - Cloudland
18. Madonna - Like A Prayer
19. Bonnie Raitt - Nick Of Time
20. Boogie Down Productions - Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip-Hop

Singles – 1989

1.Public Enemy - Fight The Power
2.Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
3.Soul II Soul - Keep On Movin'
4.Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
5.Tone-Loc - Wild Thing
6.Young M.C. - Bust A Move
7.Madonna - Like A Prayer
8.The B-52s - Love Shack
9.Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
10.Rolling Stones - Mixed Emotions
11. Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun
11. Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World
13.XTC - The Mayor Of Simpleton
14. Prince - Batdance
14. Tone-Loc - Funky Cold Medina
16.Elvis Costello - Veronica
17.Soul II Soul - Back To Life
18. Digital Underground - Doowutchyalike
18. The Replacements - I'll Be You
20. De La Soul - Me Myself And I
20. Living Colour - Cult Of Personality
20. The Stop The Violence Movement - Self-Destruction
23.Paula Abdul - Straight Up
24. Inner City - Good Life
24. Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven

EPs – 1989

1. Lucinda Williams - Passionate Kisses
2. Fugazi - Margin Walker
3. Dinosaur Jr. - Just Like Heaven
4. Lush - Scar
5. John Wesley Harding - God Made Me Do It-The Christmas EP