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the list

1980

Albums:

ABBA - Super Trouper

A C/ D C - Back in Black

Adam and the Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier

Bauhaus - In a Flat Field

The Beat - I Just Can't Stop It

Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station

The B-52's - Wild Planet

Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell

David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

The Brothers Johnson - Light Up the Night

The Buggles - The Age of Plastic

Kate Bush - Never for Ever

Eugene Chadbourne - There'll Be No Tears Tonight

Circle X - Prehistory

The Clash - Sandinista!

Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Get Happy!!

The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us

The Cure - Seventeen Seconds

The Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Devo - Freedom of Choice

Diamond Head - Diamond Head [Lightning to the Nations]

Echo and the Bunnymen - Crocodiles

The Fall - Grotesque (After the Gramme)

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms

The Flying Lizards

Fred Frith - Gravity

Peter Gabriel[ 3]

Half Japanese - 1/2 Gentlemen/ Not Beasts

Daryl Hall - Sacred Songs

Daryl Hall/ John Oates - Voices

Butch Hancock - The Diamond Hill

Human Sexual Response - Fig. 14

Iron Maiden

The Jam - Sound Affects

Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids

Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette

Joy Division - Closer

Judas Priest - British Steel

Killing Joke

Loverboy

Lydia Lunch - Queen of Siam

Paul McCartney - McCartney II

Mötörhead - Ace of Spades

M X-80 Sound - Out of the Tunnel

N R B Q - Tiddlywinks

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Organisation

Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz

Robert Palmer - Clues

The Pretenders

Prince - Dirty Mind

Pylon - Gyrate

Queen - The Game

R E O Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity

The Residents - Commercial Album

Rockpile - Seconds of Pleasure

Diana Ross - Diana

Rush - Permanent Waves

Saxon - Wheels of Steel

The Selecter - Too Much Pressure

Silicon Teens - Music for Parties

Slave - Stone Jam

The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight

The Sound - Jeopardy

The Specials - More Specials

Splint Enz - True Colours

Bruce Springsteen - The River

Squeeze - Argybargy

The Suburbs - In Combo

Suicide - Alan Vega/ Martin Rev

Talking Heads - Remain in Light

The Teardrop Expldoes - Kilimanjaro

U B 40 - Signing Off

Van Halen - Women and Children First

Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July

X - Los Angeles

X T C - Black Sea

Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth

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Singles and deep cuts:

Air Supply - 'All Out of Love', Lost in Love

The Angry Samoans - Inside My Brain [E P]

Pat Benatar - 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot', Crimes of Passion

Blondie - 'Rapture', Autoamerican

Blondie - 'Call Me', American Gigolo: Original Soundtrack Recording

Irene Cara - 'Fame', [Various artists] Fame: Original Soundtrack From the Motion Picture

The Jim Carroll Band - 'People Who Died', Catholic Boy

Neil Diamond - 'Love on the Rocks', The Jazz Singer: Original Songs From the Motion Picture

Neil Diamond - 'America', The Jazz Singer: Original Songs From the Motion Picture

Dire Straits - 'Romeo and Juliet', Making Movies

Dire Straits - 'Tunnel of Love', Making Movies

Sheena Easton - '9 to 5' ['Morning Train (9 to 5)'], Take My Time [1981]

The Fall - 'How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'

The Fall - 'Totally Wired'

Mickey Gilley - 'Stand by Me', [Various artists] Urban Cowboy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Billy Joel - 'It's Still Rock and Roll to Me', Glass Houses

George Jones - 'He Stopped Loving Her Today', I Am What I Am

Joy Division - 'Atmosphere'

Joy Division - 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'

Kano - 'I'm Ready', Kano

Kool and the Gang - 'Celebration!', Celebrate!

Lakeside - 'Fantastic Voyage', Fantastic Voyage

John Lennon - 'Just Like (Starting Over)', [John Lennon/ Yoko Ono] Double Fantasy

Ronnie Milsap - 'Smoky Mountain Rain', Greatest Hits

Willie Nelson - 'On the Road Again', [Willie Nelson and Family] Honeysuckle Rose: Music From the Original Soundtrack

Odyssey - 'Use It Up and Wear It Out', Hang Together

Dolly Parton - '9 to 5', 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs

The Pointer Sisters - 'He's So Shy', Special Things

The Police - 'Don't Stand So Close to Me', Zenyattà Mondatta

Kenny Rogers - 'Lady', Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits

Roxy Music - 'Oh Yeah'

Roxy Music - 'Same Old Scene'

Loose Joints [Arthur Russell] - 'Is It All Over My Face'

This Heat - Health and Efficiency [E P]

U2 - 'I Will Follow', Boy

Visage - 'Fade to Grey', Visage

Tom Waits - 'Jersey Girl', Heartattack and Vine

Tom Waits - 'On the Nickel', Heartattack and Vine

Was (Not Was) - 'Wheel Me Out'


Archival and compilation albums:

The Cure - Boys Don't Cry