Adam and the Ants Kings of the Wild Frontier 1980
Dexys Midnight Runners Searching for the Young Soul Rebels 1980
AC/DC Back in Black 1980
The Cramps Songs the Lord Taught Us 1980
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables 1980
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel 1980
The Soft Boys Underwater Moonlight 1980
The Cure Seventeen Seconds 1980
Echo & the Bunnymen Crocodiles 1980
Motörhead Ace of Spades 1980
Killing Joke Killing Joke (premier album) 1980
Judas Priest British Steel 1980
Circle Jerks Group Sex 1980
Talking Heads Remain in Light 1980
Joy Division Closer 1980
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden (premier album) 1980
The Undertones Hypnotised 1980
The Jam Sound Affects 1980
Tom Waits Heartattack and Vine 1980
UB40 Signing Off 1980
The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro 1980
The Specials More Specials 1980
Steve Winwood Arc of a Diver 1980
The Pretenders Pretenders (premier album) 1980
Einstürzende Neubauten Kollaps 1981
Siouxsie and the Banshees Juju 1981
Heaven 17 Penthouse and Pavement 1981
Go-Go’s Beauty and the Beat 1981
Motörhead No Sleep ’til Hammersmith 1981
Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret 1981
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Architecture & Morality 1981
Brian Eno & David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 1981
Black Flag Damaged 1981
X Wild Gift 1981
The Psychedelic Furs Talk Talk Talk 1981
The Human League Dare 1981
The Gun Club Fire of Love 1981
Bauhaus Mask 1981
Bobby Womack The Poet 1981
Tom Tom Club Tom Tom Club (premier album) 1981
Rush Moving Pictures 1981
ABBA The Visitors 1981
ABC The Lexicon of Love 1982
Prince 1999 1982
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five The Message 1982
Elvis Costello Imperial Bedroom 1982
The Cure Pornography 1982
Dexys Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay 1982
Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) 1982
Madness The Rise and Fall 1982
Donald Fagen The Nightfly 1982
Haircut One Hundred Pelican West 1982
Kate Bush The Dreaming 1982
Orange Juice Rip It Up 1982
Michael Jackson Thriller 1982
The Birthday Party Junkyard 1982
Venom Black Metal 1982
Bruce Springsteen Nebraska 1982
Associates Sulk 1982
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast 1982
Duran Duran Rio 1982
Violent Femmes Violent Femmes (premier album) 1982
Malcolm McLaren Duck Rock 1983
Def Leppard Pyromania 1983
R.E.M. Murmur 1983
The The Soul Mining 1983
Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones 1983
The Blue Nile A Walk Across the Rooftops 1983
Hanoi Rocks Back to Mystery City 1983
Cyndi Lauper She’s So Unusual 1983
Paul Simon Hearts and Bones 1983
Echo & the Bunnymen Porcupine 1983
ZZ Top Eliminator 1983
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (album) 1983
U2 War 1983
The Police Synchronicity 1983
Meat Puppets Meat Puppets II 1983
Culture Club Colour by Numbers 1983
Frankie Goes to Hollywood Welcome to the Pleasuredome 1984
Run–D.M.C. Run–D.M.C. 1984
Sade Diamond Life 1984
Cocteau Twins Treasure 1984
Minor Threat Out of Step 1984
Van Halen 1984 1984
Prince Purple Rain 1984
The Replacements Let It Be 1984
The Style Council Café Bleu 1984
Tina Turner Private Dancer 1984
Echo & the Bunnymen Ocean Rain 1984
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime 1984
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Rattlesnakes 1984
Youssou N’Dour Immigrés 1984
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. 1984
The Fall This Nation’s Saving Grace 1985
Abdullah Ibrahim Water from an Ancient Well 1985
a-ha Hunting High and Low 1985
Tears for Fears Songs from the Big Chair 1985
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 1985
Prefab Sprout Steve McQueen (ou Two Wheels Good) 1985
The Mekons Fear and Whiskey 1985
Big Black Atomizer 1985
Suzanne Vega Suzanne Vega (premier album) 1985
The Pogues Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash 1985
Kate Bush Hounds of Love 1985
The Smiths Meat Is Murder 1985
Tom Waits Rain Dogs 1985
The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy 1985
New Order Low-Life 1985
Simply Red Picture Book 1985
Dexys Midnight Runners Don’t Stand Me Down 1985
Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85 1985
Elvis Costello Blood and Chocolate 1986
Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force Planet Rock: The Album 1986
Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill 1986
Metallica Master of Puppets 1986
The The Infected 1986
Nanci Griffith The Last of the True Believers 1986
Billy Bragg Talking with the Taxman about Poetry 1986
Talk Talk The Colour of Spring 1986
Megadeth Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying? 1986
Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet 1986
Sonic Youth Evol 1986
Slayer Reign in Blood 1986
Throwing Muses Throwing Muses 1986
Paul Simon Graceland 1986
Run–D.M.C. Raising Hell 1986
XTC Skylarking 1986
Steve Earle Guitar Town 1986
Bad Brains I Against I 1986
Anita Baker Rapture 1986
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead 1986
Peter Gabriel So 1986
Anthrax Among the Living 1987
Dinosaur Jr. You’re Living All Over Me 1987
Dolly Parton with Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris Trio 1987
Def Leppard Hysteria 1987
R.E.M. Document 1987
Prince Sign « ☮ » the Times 1987
The Cult Electric 1987
Depeche Mode Music for the Masses 1987
The Sisters of Mercy Floodland 1987
George Michael Faith 1987
Hüsker Dü Warehouse: Songs and Stories 1987
Butthole Surfers Locust Abortion Technician 1987
Astor Piazzolla & Gary Burton New Tango 1987
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come 1987
Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction 1987
The Jesus and Mary Chain Darklands 1987
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Shaka Zulu 1987
Laibach Opus Dei 1987
Napalm Death Scum 1987
Sonic Youth Sister 1987
The Triffids Calenture 1987
Michael Jackson Bad 1987
Pet Shop Boys Actually 1987
U2 The Joshua Tree 1987
Terence Trent D’Arby Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby 1987
The Pogues If I Should Fall from Grace with God 1988
Leonard Cohen I’m Your Man 1988
The Waterboys Fisherman’s Blues 1988
Fishbone Truth and Soul 1988
Everything but the Girl Idlewild 1988
Living Colour Vivid 1988
Mudhoney Superfuzz Bigmuff 1988
R.E.M. Green 1988
Happy Mondays Bummed 1988
The Go-Betweens 16 Lovers Lane 1988
Cowboy Junkies The Trinity Session 1988
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman (premier album) 1988
My Bloody Valentine Isn’t Anything 1988
Pixies Surfer Rosa 1988
Metallica …And Justice for All 1988
Dinosaur Jr. Bug 1988
Dagmar Krause Tank Battles 1988
k.d. lang Shadowland 1988
American Music Club California 1988
Morrissey Viva Hate 1988
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation 1988
The Sugarcubes Life’s Too Good 1988
Dwight Yoakam Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room 1988
Jane’s Addiction Nothing’s Shocking 1988
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back 1988
Faith No More Real Thing 1989
Lenny Kravitz Let Love Rule 1989
John Lee Hooker The Healer 1989
New Order Technique 1989
Madonna Like a Prayer 1989
Queen Latifah All Hail the Queen 1989
Spacemen 3 Playing with Fire 1989
Firehose Fromohio 1989
Beastie Boys Paul’s Boutique 1989
The Young Gods L’Eau Rouge 1989
John Zorn Spy vs Spy 1989
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses (premier album) 1989
Neneh Cherry Raw Like Sushi 1989
Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck Djam Leelii 1989
Kate Bush The Sensual World 1989
The Cure Disintegration 1989
808 State 808:90 1989
Coldcut What’s That Noise? 1989
Barry Adamson Moss Side Story 1989
Aerosmith Pump 1989
Pixies Doolittle 1989
Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time 1989
Fugazi Repeater 1989
Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol. One 1989
De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising 1989
Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 1989
Jungle Brothers Done by the Forces of Nature 1989
NWA Straight Outta Compton 1989

Les 1001 albums qu’il faut avoir écoutés dans sa vie (1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die) est un ouvrage de référence sur la musique publié en 2006 sous la direction de Robert Dimery.