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Best Albums of 1981
1Gang of FourSolid Gold1. Paralysed
2. What we all want
3. If I could keep it for myself
4. Outside the trains don't run on time
5. Why theory
6. Cheeseburger
7. Republic
8. In the ditch
9. Hole in the wallet
10. He'd send in the army
11. To hell with poverty
12. Capital (it fails us now)
13. History's bunk
2The Teardrop ExplodesWilder1. Bent Out Of Shape
2. Colours Fly Away
3. Seven Views Of Jerusalem
4. Pure Joy
5. Falling Down Around Me
6. The Culture Bunker
7. Passionate Friend
8. Tiny Children
9. Like Leila Khaled Said
10. And The Fighting Takes Over
11. The Great Dominions
3The Human LeagueDare1. The Things That Dreams Are Made Of
2. Open Your Heart
3. The Sound Of The Crowd
4. Darkness
5. Do Or Die
6. Get Carter
7. I Am The Law
8. Seconds
9. Love Action (I Believe In Love)
10. Don't You Want Me
4The Birthday PartyPrayers on Fire1. Zoo music girl
2. Capers
3. Nick the stripper
4. Ho ho
5. Figure of fun
6. King ink
7. Dead song
8. Yard
9. Dull day
10. Just you and me
5The UndertonesThe Positive Touch1. Fascination
2. Julie Ocean
3. Life's too easy
4. Crisis of mine
5. You're welcome
6. His good looking girlfriend
7. The positive touch
8. When Staurday comes
9. Its going to happen
10. Sigh and explode
11. I don't know
12. Hannah doot
13. Boy wonder
14. Forever paradise
15. Fairly in the money now
6The Comsat AngelsSleep No More1. Eye Dance
2. Sleep no more
3. Be brave
4. Gone
5. Dark Parade
6. Diagram
7. Restless
8. Goat of the West
9. Light Years
10. Our secret
7David Byrne & Brian EnoMy Life in the Bush of Ghosts1. America is waiting
2. Mea culpa
3. Help me somebody
4. Regiment
5. The Jezebel spirit
6. Moonlight in glory
7. Come with us
8. Carrier
9. Secret life
10. Mountain of needles
11. Very very hungry
8Robert WyattNothing Can Stop Us1. Born again cretin
2. At last I am free
3. Caimanera
4. Grass
5. Stalin wasn't stallin'
6. Red flag
7. Strange fruit
8. Arauco
9. Trade union
10. Stalingrad
9Elvis CostelloAlmost Blue1. Why don't you love me (like you used to do)
2. Sweet dreams
3. Success
4. I'm your toy
5. Tonight the bottle let me down
6. Brown to blue
7. Good year for the roses
8. Sittin' and thinkin'
9. Colour of the blues
10. Too far gone
11. Honey hush
12. How much I lied
10Simple MindsSons and Fascination / Sister Feelings Call1. In trance as mission
2. Sweat in bullet
3. Seventy cities as love brings the fall
4. Boys from Brazil
5. Love song
6. This earth that you walk upon
7. Sons and fascination
8. Seeing out the angel
9. Theme for great cities
10. The American
11. Twentieth century promised land
12. Wonderful in young life
13. League of nations
11A Certain RatioTo Each1. Felch
2. My Spirit
3. Forced Laugh
4. Choir
5. Back To The Start
6. The Fox
7. Loss
8. Oceans
9. Winter Hill
12The Au PairsPlaying With a Different Sex1. We're So Cool
2. Love Song
3. Set-Up
4. Repetition
5. Headache for Michelle
6. Come Again
7. Armagh
8. Unfinished Business
9. Dear John
10. It's Obvious
11. You
12. Domestic Departure
13. Kerb Crawler
14. Diet
13MagazineMagic, Murder & the Weather1. About The Weather
2. So Lucky
3. The Honeymoon Killers
4. Vigilance
5. Come Alive
6. The Great Man's Secrets
7. This Poison
8. Naked Eye
9. Suburban Rhonda
10. The Garden
14The ClashSandinista1. Hitsville UK
2. Junco partner
3. Leader
4. Rebel waltz
5. Look here
6. One more time
7. Corner soul
8. Equaliser
9. Call up
10. Broadway
11. Junkie slip
12. Version city
13. Crooked beat
14. Up in heaven
15. Midnight log
16. Lose this skin
17. Kingston advice
18. Let's go crazy
19. Magnificent seven
20. Ivan meet GI Joe
21. Something about England
22. Somebody got murdered
23. One more dub
24. Lightning strikes
25. If music could talk
26. Sound of sinners
27. Police on my back
28. Washington bullets
29. Charlie don't surf
30. Mansforth hill
31. Street parade
32. Living in fame
33. Silicone on sapphire
34. Version pardner
35. Career opportunities
36. Shepherd's delight
15John CaleHoni Soit1. Dead or Alive
2. Strange Times in Casablanca
3. Fighter Pilot
4. Wilson Joliet
5. Streets of Laredo
6. Honi Soit (La Premiere Lecon de Francaise)
7. Riverbank
8. Russian Roulette
9. Magic and Lies
16New Age SteppersAction Battlefield1. My Whole World
2. Observe Life
3. Got to Get Away
4. My Love
5. Problems
6. Nuclear Zulu
7. Guiding Star
17Television PersonalitiesAnd Don't the Kids Just Love It1. This angry silence
2. The Glittering prizes
3. World of Pauline Lewis
4. Family affair
5. Silly girl
6. Diary of a young man
7. Geoffrey Ingram
8. I know where Syd Barrett lives
9. Jackanory stories
10. Parties in Chelsea
11. Le Grande Illusion
12. A Picture of Dorian Gray
13. Crying room
14. Look back in anger
18The RaincoatsOdyshape1. Shouting out loud
2. Family treat
3. Only loved at night
4. Dancing in my head
5. Ody shape
6. And then it's OK
7. Baby song
8. Red shoes
9. Go away
19CanDelay 19681. Butterfly
2. Pnoom
3. Nineteen century man
4. Thief
5. Man named Joe
6. Uphill
7. Little star of Bethlehem
20The Psychedelic FursTalk Talk Talk1. Dumb Waiters
2. Pretty In Pink
3. I Wanna Sleep With You
4. No Tears
5. Mr. Jones
6. Into You Like A Train
7. It Goes Down
8. So Run Down
9. All Of This And Nothing
10. She Is Mine
21Public Image LimitedFlowers of Romance1. Four enclosed walls
2. Track 8
3. Phenagen
4. Flowers of romance
5. Under the house
6. Hymies him
7. Banging the door
8. Go back
9. Francis massacre
22U2October1. Gloria
2. I Fall Down
3. I Threw a Brick Through a Window
4. Rejoice
5. Fire
6. Tomorrow
7. October
8. With a Shout
9. Stranger in a Strange Land
10. Scarlet
11. Is That All?
23Echo and the BunnymenHeaven Up Here1. Show of strength
2. With a hip
3. Over the wall
4. It was a pleasure
5. Promise
6. Heaven up here
7. Disease
8. All my colours
9. No dark things
10. Turquoise days
11. All I want
24Black UhuruRed1. Youth of Eglington
2. Sponji reggae
3. Sistren
4. Journey
5. Utterance
6. Puff she puff
7. Rock stone
8. Carbine
25The AssociatesFourth Drawer Down1. White Car in Germany
2. A Girl Named Property
3. Kitchen Person
4. Q Quarters
5. Tell Me Easter's On Friday
6. The Associate
7. Message Oblique Speech
8. An Even Whiter Car
9. Fearless (It takes a Full Moon)
10. Point SI
11. Straw Towels
12. Kissed
13. Blue soap
26Heaven 17Penthouse and Pavement1. We don't need this fascist groove thang
2. Penthouse and pavement
3. Soul Warfare
4. Geisha boys and temple girls
5. Let's all make a bomb
6. Height of the fighting
7. Song with no name
8. Play to win
9. We're going to live for a very long time
27Orchestral Manoeuvres in the DarkArchitecture and Morality1. The New Stone Age
2. She's Leaving
3. Souvenir
4. Sealand
5. Joan Of Arc
6. Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans)
7. Architecture And Morality
8. Georgia
9. The Beginning And The End
28Eyeless in GazaPhotographs as Memories1. Seven Years
2. Fixation
3. Looking Daggers
4. From A To B
5. Clear Cut Apparently
6. Speech Rapid Fire
7. John Of Patmos
8. Knives Replace Air
9. Faceless
10. In Your Painting
11. Keepsake, A
12. Whitewash
13. No Noise
29The Lounge LizardsThe Lounge Lizards1. Incident on South Street
2. Harlem nocturne
3. Do the wrong thing
4. Au contraire arto
5. Well you needn't
6. Ballad
7. Wangling
8. Conquest of Rah
9. Demented
10. I remember Coney Island
11. Fatty walks
12. Epistrophe
13. You haunt me
30Clock DVAThirst1. Uncertain
2. Sensorium
3. White Cell
4. Piano Pain
5. Blue Tone
6. North Loop
7. 4 Hours
8. Moments
9. Impressions Of African Winter
31Girls at Our BestPleasure1. Pleasure
2. Too big for your boots
3. I'm beautiful now
4. Waterbed babies
5. Fun city teenagers
6. 600000
7. Heaven
8. China blue
9. Fast boyfriends
10. She flipped
11. Goodbye to that jazz
32BarracudasDrop Out With1. I Can't Pretend
2. Violent Times
3. Don't Let Go
4. Codeine
5. This Ain't My Time
6. I Saw My Death in a Dream Last Night
7. Somewhere Outside
8. Summer Fun
9. His Last Summer
10. Surfers Are Back
11. Somebody
12. Campus Tramp
13. On the Strip
14. California Lament
15. I Wish It Could Be 1965 Again
33The ScarsAuthor! Author!1. Leave Me in the Autumn
2. Fear of the Dark
3. Aquarama
4. David
5. Obsessions
6. Everywhere I Go
7. The Lady in the Car With Glasses On and a Gun
8. Je T'Aime C'est la Mort
9. Your Attention Please
10. All About You
34Ian HunterShort Back and Sides1. Central Park 'n' West
2. Lisa likes rock 'n' roll
3. I need your love
4. Old records never die
5. Noises
6. Rain
7. Gun control
8. Theatre of the absurd
9. Leave me alone
10. Keep on burning
Best Albums of 1980
Best Albums of 1982