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001. Sonic Youth - 1988 - Daydream Nation (Size: 6.57 GB) (Files: 1317)

 001. Sonic Youth - 1988 - Daydream Nation

  01 - Teen Age Riot.mp3

10.60 MB

  02 - Silver Rocket.mp3

5.77 MB

  03 - The Sprawl.mp3

11.71 MB

  04 - 'Cross The Breeze.mp3

10.55 MB

  05 - Eric's Trip.mp3

5.71 MB

  06 - Total Trash.mp3

11.75 MB

  07 - Hey Joni.mp3

6.52 MB

  08 - Providence.mp3

4.64 MB

  09 - Candle.mp3

7.07 MB

  10 - Rain King.mp3

7.81 MB

  11 - Kissability.mp3

4.66 MB

  12 - Trilogy a) The Wonder b) Hyperstation c) Eliminator Jr..mp3

21.93 MB

 002. Talking Heads - 1980 - Remain In Light

  01 - Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On).Mp3.mp3

9.99 MB

  03 - The Great Curve.Mp3.mp3

10.26 MB

  04 - Once In A Lifetime.Mp3.mp3

7.04 MB

  05 - Houses In Motion.Mp3.mp3

7.61 MB

  06 - Seen And Not Seen.Mp3.mp3

5.73 MB

  07 - Listening Wind.Mp3.mp3

8.00 MB

  08 - The Overload.Mp3.mp3

10.60 MB

 003. Beastie Boys - 1989 - Paul's Boutique

  01 - To All the Girls.mp3

1.48 MB

  02 - Shake Your Rump.mp3

3.81 MB

  03 - Johnny Ryall.mp3

3.41 MB

  04 - Egg Man.mp3

3.46 MB

  05 - High Plains Drifter.mp3

6.05 MB

  06 - The Sounds of Science.mp3

4.02 MB

  07 - 3-Minute Rule.mp3

5.08 MB

  08 - Hey Ladies.mp3

4.79 MB

  09 - 5-Piece Chicken Dinner.mp3

529.96 KB

  10 - Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun.mp3

3.73 MB

  11 - Car Thief.mp3

4.90 MB

  12 - What Comes Around.mp3

3.98 MB

  13 - Shadrach.mp3

4.95 MB

  14 - Ask for Janice.mp3

254.46 KB

  15 - B-Boy Bouillabaisse.mp3

15.72 MB

 004. Pixies - 1989 - Doolittle

  01 - Debaser.mp3

4.09 MB

  02 - Tame.mp3

2.90 MB

  03 - Wave of Mutilation.mp3

2.95 MB

  04 - I Bleed.mp3

3.74 MB

  05 - Here Comes Your Man.mp3

4.77 MB

  06 - Dead.mp3

3.48 MB

  07 - Monkey Gone to Heaven.mp3

4.03 MB

  08 - Mr. Grieves.mp3

2.86 MB

  09 - Crackity Jones.mp3

2.01 MB

  10 - La La Love You.mp3

3.75 MB

  11 - No. 13 Baby.mp3

5.63 MB

  12 - There Goes My Gun.mp3

2.49 MB

  13 - Hey.mp3

4.78 MB

  14 - Silver.mp3

3.14 MB

  15 - Gouge Away.mp3

4.05 MB

 005. R.E.M. - 1983 - Murmur

  01 - Radio Free Europe.mp3

5.92 MB

  02 - Pilgrimage.mp3

6.51 MB

  03 - Laughing.mp3

5.80 MB

  04 - Talk About The Passion.mp3

4.63 MB

  05 - Moral Kiosk.mp3

5.27 MB

  06 - Perfect Circle.mp3

5.30 MB

  07 - Catapult.mp3

5.60 MB

  08 - Sitting Still.mp3

4.14 MB

  09 - 9-9.mp3

4.26 MB

  10 - Shaking Through.mp3

6.42 MB

  11 - We Walk.mp3

4.19 MB

  12 - West Of The Fields.mp3

4.94 MB

  13 - There She Goes Again.mp3

4.13 MB

  14 - 9-9 (Live).mp3

4.63 MB

  15 - Gardening At Night (Live).mp3

5.82 MB

  16 - Catapult (Live).mp3

6.16 MB

 007. Pixies - 1988 - Surfer Rosa

  01 - Bone Machine.mp3

4.53 MB

  02 - Break My Body.mp3

3.17 MB

  03 - Something Against You.mp3

2.77 MB

  04 - Broken Face.mp3

2.47 MB

  05 - Gigantic.mp3

5.94 MB

  06 - River Euphrates.mp3

4.00 MB

  07 - Where Is My Mind.mp3

5.91 MB

  08 - Cactus.mp3

3.22 MB

  09 - Tony's Theme.mp3

2.88 MB

  10 - Oh My Golly!.mp3

2.89 MB

  11 - You Fuckin' Die! I Said...mp3

1.10 MB

  12 - Vamos.mp3

6.72 MB

  13 - I'm Amazed.mp3

2.66 MB

  14 - Brick Is Red.mp3

3.08 MB

  Surfer Rosa.log

3.43 KB

 008. Tom Waits - 1985 - Rain Dogs

  01 - Singapore.mp3

3.37 MB

  02 - Clap Hands.mp3

4.28 MB

  03 - Cemetery Polka.mp3

2.20 MB

  04 - Jockey Full Of Bourbon.mp3

3.17 MB

  05 - Tango Till They're Sore.mp3

2.88 MB

  06 - Big Black Mariah.mp3

3.04 MB

  07 - Diamonds & Gold.mp3

2.78 MB

  08 - Hang Down Your Head.mp3

2.75 MB

  09 - Time.mp3

4.12 MB

  10 - Rain Dogs.mp3

3.56 MB

  11 - Midtown (Instrumental).mp3

1.43 MB

  12 - 9Th & Hennepin.mp3

2.10 MB

  13 - Gun Street Girl.mp3

5.69 MB

  14 - Union Square.mp3

2.93 MB

  15 - Blind Love.mp3

5.38 MB

  16 - Walking Spanish.mp3

4.07 MB

  17 - Downtown Train.mp3

5.07 MB

  18 - Bride Of Rain Dog (Instrumental).mp3

1.28 MB

  19 - Anywhere I Lay My Head.mp3

2.90 MB

 009. Public Enemy - 1988 - It Takes Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

  01 - Countdown to Armageddon.mp3

2.46 MB

  02 - Bring the Noise.mp3

5.62 MB

  03 - Don't Believe the Hype.mp3

6.68 MB

  04 - Cold Lampin With Flavor.mp3

6.61 MB

  06 - Mind Terrorist.mp3

1.97 MB

  07 - Louder Than a Bomb.mp3

4.70 MB

  08 - Caught, Can We Get a Witness.mp3

6.56 MB

  09 - Show 'em Whatcha Got.mp3

2.53 MB

  10 - She Watch Channel Zero !.mp3

4.69 MB

  11 - Night of the Living Baseheads.mp3

5.51 MB

  12 - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos.mp3

8.91 MB

  13 - Security of the First World.mp3

1.52 MB

  14 - Rebel Without a pPuse.mp3

7.02 MB

  15 - Prophets of Rage.mp3

4.95 MB

  16 - Party For Your Right to Fight.mp3

5.07 MB

 010. Joy Division - 1980 - Closer

  01 - Atrocity Exhibition.mp3

11.02 MB

  02 - Isolation.mp3

5.47 MB

  03 - Passover.mp3

8.81 MB

  04 - Colony.mp3

7.15 MB

  05 - A Means To An End.mp3

7.50 MB

  06 - Heart and Soul.mp3

10.90 MB

  07 - Twenty Four Hours.mp3

7.86 MB

  08 - The Eternal.mp3

11.44 MB

  09 - Decades.mp3

11.28 MB

 011. Tom Waits - 1983 - Swordfishtrombones

  01 - Underground.mp3

3.09 MB

  02 - Shore Leave.mp3

6.64 MB

  03 - Dave The Butcher.mp3

3.75 MB

  04 - Johnsburg, Illinois.mp3

2.23 MB

  05 - 16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought Six.mp3

7.14 MB

  06 - Town With No Cheer-Retry.mp3

6.64 MB

  07 - In The Neighborhood.mp3

4.77 MB

  08 - Just Another Sucker On The Vine.mp3

2.86 MB

  09 - Frank's Wild Years.mp3

2.82 MB

 012. Prince & The Revolution - 1984 - Purple Rain OST

  01 - Let's Go Crazy.mp3

8.56 MB

  02 - Take Me With U.mp3

7.36 MB

  03 - The Beautiful Ones.mp3

9.50 MB

  04 - Computer Blue.mp3

7.41 MB

  05 - Darling Nikki.mp3

7.16 MB

  06 - When Doves Cry.mp3

11.02 MB

  07 - I Would Die 4 U.mp3

5.64 MB

  08 - Baby I'm A Star.mp3

8.00 MB

  09 - Purple Rain.mp3

15.33 MB

  Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain (OST).m3u

0.22 KB

 013. The Fall - 1985 - This Nation's Saving Grace

  01 - Mansion.mp3

1.79 MB

  02 - Bombast.mp3

5.06 MB

  03 - Barmy.mp3

7.44 MB

  04 - What you Need.mp3

6.12 MB

  05 - Spoilt Victorian Child.mp3

5.74 MB

  06 - L.A..mp3

5.41 MB

  07 - Vixen.mp3

5.82 MB

  08 - Couldn't Get Ahead.mp3

3.68 MB

  09 - Gut of the Quantifier.mp3

6.87 MB

  10 - My New House.mp3

7.67 MB

  11 - Paint Work.mp3

9.05 MB

  12 - I am Damo Suzuki.mp3

9.20 MB

  13 - to NK Roachment Yarbles.mp3

1.94 MB

  14 - Petty (Thief) Lout.mp3

7.17 MB

  15 - Rollin' Dany.mp3

2.93 MB

  16 - Cruisers Creek.mp3

6.16 MB

  The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace.m3u

0.94 KB

  This Nation's Saving Grace.log

4.20 KB

 014. Sonic Youth - 1987 - Sister

  01 - Schizophrenia.mp3

7.33 MB

  02 - Catholic Block.mp3

5.45 MB

  03 - Beauty Lies In The Eye.mp3

3.58 MB

  04 - Stereo Sanctity.mp3

6.56 MB

  05 - Pipeline-Kill Time.mp3

7.66 MB

  06 - Tuff Gnarl.mp3

5.17 MB

  07 - Pacific Coast Highway.mp3

7.29 MB

  08 - Hot Wire My Heart.mp3

5.22 MB

  09 - Cotton Crown.mp3

8.55 MB

  10 - White Cross.mp3

4.59 MB

  11 - Master-Dik.mp3

8.35 MB

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92.40 KB

  Sonic Youth - Sister - Back.jpg

102.92 KB

  Sonic Youth - Sister - CD.jpg

69.87 KB

  Sonic Youth - Sister - DGC CD Booklet 1.jpg

231.61 KB

  Sonic Youth - Sister - DGC CD Booklet 2.jpg

234.00 KB

  Sonic Youth - Sister - DGC CD Booklet 3.jpg

259.37 KB

  Sonic Youth - Sister - DGC CD Booklet 4.jpg

274.23 KB

  Sonic Youth - Sister - DGC CD Booklet 5.jpg

262.79 KB

  Sonic Youth - Sister - DGC CD Booklet 6.jpg

266.63 KB

  Sonic Youth - Sister - DGC CD Booklet 7.jpg

242.82 KB

  Sonic Youth - Sister - Front.jpg

167.54 KB

  Sonic Youth - Sister - Mute Vinyl Sleeve 1.jpg

736.31 KB

  Sonic Youth - Sister - Mute Vinyl Sleeve 2.jpg

769.72 KB

 015. XTC - 1986 - Skylarking

  01 - Summer's Cauldron.mp3

4.84 MB

  02 - Grass.mp3

4.53 MB

  03 - The Meeting Place.mp3

4.82 MB

  04 - That's Really Super, Supergirl.mp3

5.04 MB

  05 - Ballet For a Rainy Day.mp3

4.37 MB

  06 - 1000 Umbrellas.mp3

4.90 MB

  07 - Season Cycle.mp3

5.04 MB

  08 - Earn Enough For Us.mp3

4.52 MB

  09 - Big Day.mp3

5.48 MB

  10 - Another Satellite.mp3

5.93 MB

  11 - The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul.mp3

5.15 MB

  12 - Dear God.mp3

4.74 MB

  13 - Dying.mp3

3.25 MB

  14 - Sacrificial Bonfire.mp3

5.24 MB

  15 - Mermaid Smiled.mp3

3.44 MB

 016. Galaxie 500 - 1989 - On Fire

  01 - Blue Thunder.mp3

5.47 MB

  02 - Tell Me.mp3

5.54 MB

  03 - Snowstorm.mp3

7.27 MB

  04 - Strange.mp3

5.00 MB

  05 - When Will You Come Home.mp3

7.41 MB

  06 - Decomposing Trees.mp3

6.40 MB

  07 - Another Day.mp3

5.86 MB

  08 - Leave the Planet.mp3

3.97 MB

  09 - Plastic Bird.mp3

4.86 MB

  10 - Isn't It a Pity.mp3

7.18 MB

  11 - Victory Garden (Blue Thunder EP).mp3

4.21 MB

  12 - Ceremony (Blue Thunder EP).mp3

9.38 MB

  13 - Cold Night (Blue Thunder EP).mp3

3.97 MB

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95.67 KB

 017. Minutemen - 1984 - Double Nickels On The Dime

  01 - D's Car Jam-Anxious Mo-Fo.mp3

2.21 MB

  02 - Theatre Is The Life Of You.mp3

2.59 MB

  03 - Viet Nam.mp3

2.52 MB

  04 - Cohesion.mp3

3.23 MB

  05 - It's Expected I'm Gone.mp3

3.49 MB

  06 - #1 Hit Song.mp3

3.28 MB

  07 - Two Beads At The End.mp3

3.24 MB

  08 - Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth.mp3

3.10 MB

  09 - Don't Look Now.mp3

3.22 MB

  10 - Shit From An Old Notebook.mp3

2.77 MB

  11 - Nature Without Man.mp3

3.20 MB

  12 - One Reporter's Opinion.mp3

3.12 MB

  14 - Maybe Partying Will Help.mp3

3.18 MB

  15 - Toadies.mp3

2.75 MB

  16 - Retreat.mp3

3.37 MB

  17 - The Big Foist.mp3

2.58 MB

  18 - God Bows To Math.mp3

2.10 MB

  19 - Corona.mp3

4.35 MB

  20 - The Glory Of Man.mp3

5.09 MB

  21 - Take 5, D..mp3

3.00 MB

  22 - My Heart And The Real World.mp3

1.95 MB

  23 - History Lesson - Part II.mp3

3.55 MB

  24 - You Need The Glory.mp3

3.76 MB

  25 - The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts.mp3

2.35 MB

  26 - West Germany.mp3

3.19 MB

  27 - The Politics Of Time.mp3

2.10 MB

  28 - Themselves.mp3

2.29 MB

  29 - Please Don't Be Gentle With Me.mp3

1.35 MB

  30 - Nothing Indeed.mp3

2.32 MB

  31 - No Exchange.mp3

3.03 MB

  32 - There Ain't Shit On T.V. Tonight.mp3

2.65 MB

  33 - This Ain't No Picnic.mp3

3.41 MB

  34 - Spillage.mp3

3.25 MB

  35 - Untitled Song For Latin America.mp3

3.52 MB

  36 - Jesus And Tequila.mp3

5.03 MB

  37 - June 16Th.mp3

2.74 MB

  38 - Storm In My House.mp3

3.88 MB

  39 - Martin's Story.mp3

1.47 MB

  40 - Dr. Wu.mp3

3.01 MB

  41 - The World Acording To Nouns.mp3

3.37 MB

  42 - Love Dance.mp3

3.40 MB

  43 - Three Car Jam.mp3

1.16 MB

  Minutemen-Double Nickels On The Dime.m3u

1.19 KB

 018. De La Soul - 1989 - 3 Feet High And Rising

  01 - Intro.mp3

2.38 MB

  02 - The Magic Number.mp3

3.93 MB

  03 - Change in Speak.mp3

3.02 MB

  04 - Cool Breeze on the Rocks.mp3

1.02 MB

  05 - Can U Keep a Secret.mp3

2.17 MB

  07 - Ghetto Thang.mp3

4.61 MB

  08 - Transmitting Live From Mars.mp3

1.37 MB

  09 - Eye Know.mp3

5.40 MB

  10 - Take it Off.mp3

2.09 MB

  11 - A Little Bit of Soap.mp3

1.17 MB

  12 - Tread Water.mp3

4.93 MB

  13 - Potholes in my Lawn.mp3

5.42 MB

  14 - Say No Go.mp3

5.95 MB

  15 - Do as De La Does.mp3

3.39 MB

  17 - De La Orgee.mp3

1.55 MB

  18 - Buddy.mp3

5.78 MB

  19 - Description.mp3

1.99 MB

  20 - Me Myself and I.mp3

4.57 MB

  21 - This is a Recording 4 Living in a Fulltime Era.mp3

4.11 MB

  22 - I Can Do Anything (Delacratic).mp3

888.13 KB

  23 - D.A.I.S.Y. Age.mp3

5.93 MB

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10.71 KB

 019. Public Image, Ltd. - 1980 - Second Edition

  01 - Albatross.mp3

15.42 MB

  02 - Memories.mp3

7.18 MB

  03 - Swan Lake.mp3

6.40 MB

  04 - Poptones.mp3

10.48 MB

  05 - Careering.mp3

6.48 MB

  06 - Socialist.mp3

5.04 MB

  07 - Graveyard.mp3

4.32 MB

  08 - The Suit.mp3

4.59 MB

  09 - Bad Baby.mp3

6.52 MB

  10 - No Birds.mp3

7.00 MB

  11 - Chant.mp3

7.57 MB

  12 - Radio 4.mp3

6.62 MB

 020. This Heat - 1981 - Deceit

  01 - Sleep.mp3

3.07 MB

  02 - Paper Hats.mp3

9.30 MB

  03 - Triumph.mp3

3.86 MB

  04 - S.P.Q.R..mp3

5.48 MB

  05 - Cenotaph.mp3

6.99 MB

  06 - Shrink Wrap.mp3

2.61 MB

  07 - Radio Prague.mp3

3.21 MB

  08 - Makeshift Swahili.mp3

5.75 MB

  09 - Independence.mp3

5.16 MB

  10 - A New Kind of Water.mp3

7.29 MB

  11 - Hi Baku Shyo.mp3

5.68 MB

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12.49 KB

 022. My Bloody Valentine - 1988 - Isn't Anything

  01 - Soft as Snow (but Warm Inside).mp3

3.34 MB

  02 - Lose My Breath.mp3

4.59 MB

  03 - Cupid Come.mp3

5.79 MB

  04 - (When You Wake) You're Still in a Dream.mp3

4.26 MB

  05 - No More Sorry.mp3

3.38 MB

  06 - All I Need.mp3

4.61 MB

  07 - Feed Me With Your Kiss.mp3

4.76 MB

  08 - Sueisfine.mp3

3.09 MB

  09 - Several Girls Galore.mp3

3.13 MB

  10 - You Never Should.mp3

4.74 MB

  11 - Nothing Much to Lose.mp3

4.92 MB

  12 - I Can See it (but I Can't Feel It).mp3

4.50 MB

 023. The Jesus & Mary Chain - 1985 - Psychocandy

  01 - Just Like Honey.mp3

5.75 MB

  02 - The Living End.mp3

4.18 MB

  03 - Taste The Floor.mp3

4.99 MB

  04 - The Hardest Walk.mp3

4.71 MB

  05 - Cut Dead.mp3

5.05 MB

  06 - In A Hole.mp3

4.37 MB

  07 - Taste Of Cindy.mp3

2.77 MB

  08 - Some Candy Talking.mp3

5.99 MB

  09 - Never Understand.mp3

5.13 MB

  10 - Inside Me.mp3

6.39 MB

  11 - Sowing Seeds.mp3

4.32 MB

  12 - My Little Underground.mp3

4.41 MB

  13 - You Trip Me Up.mp3

4.23 MB

  14 - Something's Wrong.mp3

6.27 MB

  15 - It's So Hard.mp3

3.22 MB

 024. Gang of Four - 1981 - Solid Gold

  01 - Paralysed.mp3

5.85 MB

  02 - What We All Want.mp3

8.34 MB

  03 - Why Theory.mp3

4.62 MB

  04 - If I Could Keep It for Myself.mp3

7.89 MB

  05 - Outside the Trains Don't Run on Time.mp3

6.08 MB

  06 - Cheeseburger.mp3

7.31 MB

  07 - Republic.mp3

6.09 MB

  08 - In the Ditch.mp3

7.66 MB

  09 - Hole in the Wallet.mp3

7.47 MB

  10 - He'd Send in the Army.mp3

7.67 MB

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81.77 KB

 025. Black Flag - 1981 - Damaged

  01 - Rise Above.mp3

3.49 MB

  02 - Spray Paint.mp3

838.76 KB

  03 - Six Pack.mp3

3.45 MB

  04 - What I See.mp3

2.36 MB

  05 - TV Party.mp3

4.43 MB

  06 - Thirsty and Miserable.mp3

3.29 MB

  07 - Police Story.mp3

2.32 MB

  08 - Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie.mp3

2.40 MB

  10 - Room 13.mp3

2.67 MB

  11 - Damaged II.mp3

5.08 MB

  12 - No More.mp3

3.00 MB

  13 - Padded Cell.mp3

2.65 MB

  14 - Life of Pain.mp3

4.42 MB

  15 - Damaged I.mp3

5.76 MB

  Damaged.log

3.68 KB

  Damaged.m3u

0.92 KB

 026. Elvis Costello - 1980 - Get Happy!!

  01 - Love For Tender.mp3

2.73 MB

  02 - Opportunity.mp3

4.23 MB

  03 - The Imposter.mp3

2.87 MB

  04 - Secondary Modern.mp3

2.55 MB

  05 - King Horse.mp3

4.04 MB

  06 - Possession.mp3

2.91 MB

  07 - Man Called Uncle.mp3

3.22 MB

  08 - Clowntime Is Over.mp3

4.20 MB

  09 - New Amsterdam.mp3

3.10 MB

  10 - High Fidelity.mp3

3.35 MB

  11 - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down.mp3

2.88 MB

  12 - Black And White World.mp3

2.80 MB

  13 - 5ive Gears In Reverse.mp3

3.62 MB

  14 - B Movie.mp3

2.70 MB

  15 - Motel Matches.mp3

3.06 MB

  16 - Human Touch.mp3

3.39 MB

  17 - Beaten To The Punch.mp3

2.43 MB

  18 - Temptation.mp3

3.53 MB

  19 - I Stand Accused.mp3

3.25 MB

  20 - Riot Act.mp3

4.73 MB

  folder.gif

15.16 KB

 028. New Order - 1983 - Power Corruption and Lies

  01 - Age of consent.mp3

6.25 MB

  02 - We All Stand.mp3

6.34 MB

  03 - The Village.mp3

5.89 MB

  04 - 586.mp3

9.15 MB

  05 - Your Silent Face.mp3

8.36 MB

  06 - Ultraviolence.mp3

6.44 MB

  07 - Ecstasy.mp3

5.20 MB

  08 - Leave Me Alone.mp3

6.13 MB

  neworder_pcl_front.jpg

57.00 KB

 029. The Replacements - 1984 - Let It Be

  01 - I Will Dare.mp3

5.36 MB

  02 - Favorite Thing.mp3

3.97 MB

  03 - We're Comin' Out.mp3

3.78 MB

  04 - Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out.mp3

3.17 MB

  05 - Androgynous.mp3

4.94 MB

  06 - Black Diamond.mp3

3.94 MB

  07 - Unsatisfied.mp3

7.02 MB

  08 - Seen Your Video.mp3

5.36 MB

  09 - Gary's Got a Boner.mp3

4.33 MB

  10 - Sixteen Blue.mp3

7.18 MB

  11 - Answering Machine.mp3

5.59 MB

 031. Sonic Youth - 1986 - EVOL

  01 - green light.mp3

5.54 MB

  02 - star power.mp3

5.79 MB

  03 - secret girl.mp3

8.81 MB

  04 - tom violence.mp3

5.59 MB

  05 - death to our friends.mp3

6.89 MB

  06 - shadow of a doubt.mp3

6.20 MB

  08 - in the kingdom #19.mp3

6.73 MB

  10 - bubblegum.mp3

4.50 MB

 032. Husker Du - 1984 - Zen Arcade

  01 - Something I Learned Today.mp3

3.17 MB

  02 - Broken Home, Broken Heart.mp3

3.42 MB

  03 - Never Talking To You Again.mp3

2.67 MB

  04 - Chartered Trips.mp3

5.60 MB

  05 - Dreams Reoccurring.mp3

2.38 MB

  06 - Indecision Time.mp3

3.51 MB

  07 - Hare Krsna.mp3

5.75 MB

  08 - Beyond The Threshold.mp3

2.53 MB

  09 - Pride.mp3

2.85 MB

  10 - I'll Never Forget You.mp3

3.66 MB

  11 - The Biggest Lie.mp3

3.16 MB

  12 - What's Going On.mp3

7.07 MB

  13 - Masochism World.mp3

4.61 MB

  14 - Standing By The Sea.mp3

5.30 MB

  16 - One Step At A Time.mp3

1.08 MB

  18 - Newest Industry.mp3

4.57 MB

  19 - Monday Will Never Be The Same.mp3

1.25 MB

  20 - Whatever.mp3

5.52 MB

  21 - The Tooth Fairy And The Princess.mp3

4.08 MB

  22 - Turn On The News.mp3

6.83 MB

  23 - Reoccurring Dreams.mp3

20.94 MB

 033. The Fall - 1982 - Hex Enduction Hour

  01 - The Classical.mp3

7.92 MB

  02 - Jawbone and the Air-Rifle.mp3

5.64 MB

  03 - Hip Priest.mp3

13.07 MB

  04 - FortressDeer Park.mp3

10.90 MB

  05 - Mere Pseud Mag. Ed..mp3

4.52 MB

  06 - Winter.mp3

6.47 MB

  07 - Winter #2.mp3

6.69 MB

  08 - Just Step S'ways.mp3

4.47 MB

  09 - Who Makes the Nazis.mp3

6.80 MB

  10 - Iceland.mp3

10.32 MB

  11 - And This Day.mp3

16.66 MB

  Hex Enduction Hour.log

3.02 KB

  The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour.m3u

0.68 KB

 034. Talk Talk - 1988 - Spirit of Eden

  01 - The Rainbow.mp3

11.26 MB

  02 - Eden.mp3

10.95 MB

  03 - Desire.mp3

10.09 MB

  04 - Inheritance.mp3

7.91 MB

  05 - I Believe In You.mp3

8.49 MB

  06 - Wealth.mp3

8.96 MB

  folder.jpg

152.90 KB

 035. N.W.A. - 1989 - Straight Outta Compton

  01 - Straight Outta Compton.mp3

7.46 MB

  02 - Fuck Tha Police.mp3

10.24 MB

  03 - Gangsta Gangsta.mp3

9.78 MB

  04 - If It Ain't Ruff.mp3

6.61 MB

  05 - Parental Discretion Iz Advised.mp3

8.99 MB

  06 - 8 Ball (Remix).mp3

8.02 MB

  07 - Something Like That.mp3

5.04 MB

  08 - Express Yourself.mp3

8.06 MB

  09 - Compton's N The House (Remix).mp3

8.77 MB

  10 - I Ain't Tha 1.mp3

8.12 MB

  11 - Dopeman (Remix).mp3

9.52 MB

  12 - Quiet On Tha Set.mp3

6.96 MB

  13 - Something 2 Dance 2.mp3

6.20 MB

 036. Violent Femmes - 1983 - Violent Femmes

  01 - Blister in the Sun.mp3

3.39 MB

  02 - Kiss Off.mp3

4.07 MB

  03 - Please Do Not Go.mp3

6.09 MB

  04 - Add It Up.mp3

6.64 MB

  05 - Confessions.mp3

7.50 MB

  06 - Prove My Love.mp3

3.71 MB

  07 - Promise.mp3

3.56 MB

  08 - To the Kill.mp3

5.21 MB

  09 - Gone Daddy Gone.mp3

4.69 MB

  10 - Good Feeling.mp3

5.15 MB

  11 - Ugly.mp3

3.37 MB

  12 - Gimme the Car.mp3

7.01 MB

 037. The Replacements - 1985 - Tim

  01 - Hold My Life.mp3

6.18 MB

  02 - I'll Buy.mp3

5.07 MB

  03 - Kiss Me On The Bus.mp3

4.42 MB

  04 - Dose Of Thunder.mp3

3.17 MB

  05 - Waitress In The Sky.mp3

2.80 MB

  06 - Swingin Party.mp3

5.33 MB

  07 - Bastards Of Young.mp3

5.28 MB

  08 - Lay It Down Clown.mp3

3.44 MB

  09 - Left Of The Dial.mp3

5.16 MB

  10 - Little Mascara.mp3

5.22 MB

  11 - Here Comes A Regular.mp3

6.53 MB

 038. The Cure - 1989 - Disintegration

  01 - Plainsong.mp3

9.08 MB

  02 - Pictures of You.mp3

12.66 MB

  03 - Closedown.mp3

7.44 MB

  04 - Lovesong.mp3

6.24 MB

  05 - Last Dance.mp3

7.63 MB

  06 - Lullaby.mp3

7.66 MB

  07 - Fascination Street.mp3

8.65 MB

  08 - Prayers for Rain.mp3

11.27 MB

  09 - The Same Deep Water as You.mp3

16.88 MB

  10 - Disintegration.mp3

14.68 MB

  11 - Homesick.mp3

12.79 MB

  12 - Untitled.mp3

11.99 MB

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109.55 KB

  The Cure - Disintegration - Back.jpg

143.69 KB

  The Cure - Disintegration - CD.jpg

132.58 KB

 039. The Stone Roses - 1989 - The Stone Roses

  01 - I Wanna Be Adored.mp3

6.82 MB

  02 - She Bangs the Drums.mp3

5.21 MB

  03 - Elephant Stone.mp3

3.95 MB

  04 - Waterfall.mp3

6.15 MB

  05 - Don't Stop.mp3

6.95 MB

  06 - Bye Bye Badman.mp3

5.64 MB

  07 - Elizabeth My Dear.mp3

1.20 MB

  08 - (Song for My) Sugar Spun Sister.mp3

4.50 MB

  09 - Made of Stone.mp3

5.84 MB

  10 - Shoot You Down.mp3

4.90 MB

  11 - This is the One.mp3

6.59 MB

  12 - I am the Resurrection.mp3

11.73 MB

  13 - Fools Gold.mp3

14.29 MB

  Stone Roses - The Stone Roses.m3u

0.93 KB

 040. Dinosaur Jr - 1987 - You're Living All Over Me

  01 - Little Fury Things.mp3

3.77 MB

  02 - Kracked.mp3

3.28 MB

  03 - Sludgefeast.mp3

6.99 MB

  04 - The Lung.mp3

4.55 MB

  05 - Raisans.mp3

5.32 MB

  06 - Tarpit.mp3

5.97 MB

  07 - In A Jar.mp3

4.98 MB

  08 - Lose.mp3

4.25 MB

  09 - Poledo.mp3

8.00 MB

  10 - Show Me the Way.mp3

5.10 MB

 041. Beastie Boys - 1986 - Licensed to Ill

  01 - Rhymin & Stealin.mp3

5.21 MB

  02 - The New Style.mp3

5.63 MB

  03 - She's Crafty.mp3

5.67 MB

  04 - Posse in Effect.mp3

3.07 MB

  05 - Slow Ride.mp3

4.46 MB

  06 - Girls.mp3

2.49 MB

  07 - Fight for Your Right.mp3

4.54 MB

  08 - No Sleep Till Brooklyn.mp3

5.62 MB

  09 - Paul Revere.mp3

4.87 MB

  10 - Hold It Now, Hit It.mp3

4.41 MB

  11 - Brass Monkey.mp3

3.46 MB

  12 - Slow and Low.mp3

5.21 MB

  13 - Time to Get Ill.mp3

4.77 MB

 042. Cowboy Junkies - 1988 - The Trinity Session

  01 - Mining for Gold.mp3

2.01 MB

  02 - Misguided Angel.mp3

7.05 MB

  03 - Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis).mp3

6.37 MB

  04 - I Don't Get It.mp3

6.58 MB

  05 - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry.mp3

7.74 MB

  06 - To Love Is to Bury.mp3

7.60 MB

  07 - 200 More Miles.mp3

7.87 MB

  08 - Dreaming My Dreams with You.mp3

6.23 MB

  09 - Working on a Building.mp3

5.49 MB

  10 - Sweet Jane.mp3

5.29 MB

  11 - Postcard Blues.mp3

4.42 MB

  12 - Walking after Midnight.mp3

8.67 MB

  folder.jpg

52.37 KB

 043. Run-D.M.C. - 1986 - Raising Hell

  01 - Peter Piper.mp3

3.91 MB

  02 - It's Tricky.mp3

4.08 MB

  03 - My Adidas.mp3

3.99 MB

  04 - Walk This Way.mp3

7.33 MB

  05 - Is It Live.mp3

3.44 MB

  06 - Perfection.mp3

4.20 MB

  07 - Hit It Run.mp3

4.12 MB

  08 - Raising Hell.mp3

6.90 MB

  09 - You Be Illin'.mp3

4.55 MB

  10 - Dumb Girl.mp3

4.81 MB

  11 - Son Of Byford.mp3

687.60 KB

  12 - Proud To Be Black.mp3

4.28 MB

  folder.gif

10.78 KB

 044. Kraftwerk - 1981 - Computer World

  01 - Computer World.mp3

7.42 MB

  02 - Pocket Calculator.mp3

7.96 MB

  03 - Numbers.mp3

5.32 MB

  04 - Computer World 2.mp3

5.24 MB

  05 - Computer Love.mp3

11.43 MB

  06 - Home Computer.mp3

9.57 MB

  07 - It's More Fun To Compute.mp3

6.05 MB

  folder.JPG

41.01 KB

 045. Prince - 1987 - Sign 'O' The Times

  Disc 1

   01 - Sign 'O' The Times.mp3

6.36 MB

   02 - Play In The Sunshine.mp3

7.83 MB

   03 - Housequake.mp3

6.89 MB

   04 - The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker.mp3

5.87 MB

   05 - It.mp3

6.78 MB

   06 - Starfish And Coffee.mp3

3.69 MB

   07 - Slow Love.mp3

5.85 MB

   08 - Hot Thing.mp3

7.80 MB

   09 - Forever In My Life.mp3

4.49 MB

  Disc 2

   01 - U Got The Look.mp3

5.54 MB

   02 - If I Was Your Girlfriend.mp3

6.37 MB

   03 - Strange Relationship.mp3

5.59 MB

   04 - I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man.mp3

10.02 MB

   05 - The Cross.mp3

6.19 MB

   06 - It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night.mp3

13.60 MB

   07 - Adore.mp3

8.56 MB

 046. XTC - 1982 - English Settlement

  01 - Runaways.mp3

6.91 MB

  02 - Ball And Chain.mp3

6.59 MB

  03 - Senses Working Overtime.mp3

6.83 MB

  04 - Jason And The Argonauts.mp3

9.59 MB

  05 - No Thugs In Our House.mp3

7.69 MB

  06 - Yacht Dance.mp3

5.84 MB

  07 - All Of A Sudden (It's Too Late).mp3

7.65 MB

  08 - Melt The Guns.mp3

10.55 MB

  09 - Leisure.mp3

7.04 MB

  10 - It's Nearly Africa.mp3

5.82 MB

  11 - Knuckle Down.mp3

6.82 MB

  12 - Fly On The Wall.mp3

5.37 MB

  13 - Down In The Cockpit.mp3

8.21 MB

  14 - English Roundabout.mp3

6.12 MB

  15 - Snowman.mp3

7.88 MB

 047. John Zorn - 1989 - Naked City

  01 - Batman.mp3

3.47 MB

  02 - The Sicilian Clan.mp3

6.03 MB

  03 - You Will Be Shot.mp3

2.75 MB

  04 - Latin Quarter.mp3

6.94 MB

  05 - A Shot in the Dark.mp3

5.34 MB

  06 - Reanimator.mp3

2.96 MB

  07 - Snagglepuss.mp3

4.03 MB

  08 - I Want to Live.mp3

3.58 MB

  09 - Lonely Woman.mp3

4.36 MB

  10 - Igneous Ejaculation.mp3

685.47 KB

  11 - Blood Duster.mp3

488.13 KB

  12 - Hammerhead.mp3

323.70 KB

  13 - Demon Sanctuary.mp3

1.24 MB

  14 - Obeah Man.mp3

592.24 KB

  15 - Ujaku.mp3

897.39 KB

  16 - Fuck the Facts.mp3

411.85 KB

  17 - Speedball.mp3

1.23 MB

  18 - Chinatown.mp3

7.79 MB

  19 - Punk China Doll.mp3

5.64 MB

  20 - N.Y. Flat Top Box.mp3

1.31 MB

  21 - Saigon Pickup.mp3

8.73 MB

  22 - The James Bond Theme.mp3

5.45 MB

  23 - Den of Sins.mp3

2.15 MB

  24 - Contempt.mp3

5.03 MB

  25 - Graveyard Shift.mp3

6.20 MB

  26 - Inside Straight.mp3

7.48 MB

  folder.jpg

18.65 KB

 048. R.E.M. - 1987 - Document

  01 - Finest Worksong.mp3

5.64 MB

  02 - Welcome To The Occupation.mp3

4.11 MB

  03 - Exhuming McCarthy.mp3

5.08 MB

  04 - Disturbance At The Heron House.mp3

5.21 MB

  05 - Strange.mp3

3.61 MB

  06 - It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine).mp3

6.10 MB

  07 - The One I Love.mp3

4.92 MB

  08 - Fireplace.mp3

4.91 MB

  09 - Lightnin' Hopkins.mp3

4.75 MB

  10 - King Of Birds.mp3

5.55 MB

  11 - Oddfellows Local 151.mp3

7.51 MB

 049. Mission of Burma - 1982 - Vs

  01 - Secrets.mp3

4.55 MB

  02 - Train.mp3

4.28 MB

  03 - Trem Two.mp3

6.53 MB

  04 - New Nails.mp3

5.02 MB

  05 - Dead Pool.mp3

5.69 MB

  06 - Learn How.mp3

5.79 MB

  07 - Micha.mp3

5.48 MB

  08 - Weatherbox.mp3

5.24 MB

  09 - The Ballad of Johnny Burma.mp3

2.62 MB

  10 - Einstein's Day.mp3

6.54 MB

  11 - Fun World.mp3

6.30 MB

  12 - That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate.mp3

2.64 MB

  13 - Forget.mp3

4.07 MB

  14 - OK-No Way.mp3

3.07 MB

  15 - Laugh The World Away.mp3

5.35 MB

  16 - Progress.mp3

4.11 MB

  WS_FTP.LOG

2.81 KB

 050. Spacemen 3 - 1987 - The Perfect Prescription

  01 - Take me to the other side.mp3

6.60 MB

  02 - Walkin' with Jesus.mp3

6.93 MB

  03 - Ode to Street Hassle.mp3

5.13 MB

  04 - Ecstasy Symphony.mp3

3.07 MB

  05 - Transparent Radiation (flashback).mp3

10.41 MB

  06 - Feel so good.mp3

7.16 MB

  07 - Things'll never be the same.mp3

9.59 MB

  08 - Come down easy.mp3

9.25 MB

  09 - Call the doctor.mp3

5.61 MB

  10 - Soul 1.mp3

8.67 MB

  11 - That's just fine.mp3

10.21 MB

  13 - Ecstasy.mp3

13.15 MB

 051. Leonard Cohen - 1988 - I'm Your Man

  01 - First We Take Manhattan.mp3

11.03 MB

  02 - Ain't No Cure for Love.mp3

8.69 MB

  03 - Everybody Knows.mp3

9.69 MB

  04 - I'm Your Man.mp3

7.61 MB

  05 - Take This Waltz.mp3

10.85 MB

  06 - Jazz Police.mp3

7.13 MB

  07 - I Can't Forget.mp3

8.14 MB

  08 - Tower of Song.mp3

9.67 MB

 052. Eric B. & Rakim - 1987 - Paid in Full

  01 - I Ain't No Joke.mp3

6.49 MB

  02 - Eric B. Is On The Cut.mp3

7.39 MB

  03 - My Melody.mp3

12.86 MB

  04 - I Know You Got Soul.mp3

8.40 MB

  05 - Move The Crowd.mp3

6.20 MB

  06 - Paid In Full.mp3

5.36 MB

  07 - As The Rhyme Goes On.mp3

7.00 MB

  08 - Chinese Arithmetic.mp3

7.48 MB

  09 - Eric B. Is President.mp3

10.95 MB

  10 - Extended Beat.mp3

6.40 MB

  folder.jpg

42.53 KB

 053. Mission of Burma - 1981 - Signals, Calls, and Marches

  00 - Mission Of Burma - Signals, Calls And Marches.m3u

0.76 KB

  00 - Signals, Calls And Marches.sfv

1.06 KB

  01 - That's When I Reach for My Revolver.mp3

5.21 MB

  02 - Outlaw.mp3

3.34 MB

  03 - Fame and Fortune.mp3

4.50 MB

  04 - This Is Not a Photograph.mp3

2.59 MB

  05 - Red.mp3

4.26 MB

  06 - All World Cowboy Romance.mp3

7.70 MB

  07 - Academy Fight Song [1980 7 Single].mp3

5.11 MB

  08 - Max Ernst [1980 7 Single].mp3

5.05 MB

 054. Big Black - 1987 - Songs About Fucking

  00 - Songs About Fucking.sfv

1.36 KB

  01 - The Power Of Independent Trucking.mp3

1.80 MB

  02 - The Model.mp3

3.90 MB

  03 - Bad Penny.mp3

3.30 MB

  04 - L Dopa.mp3

2.38 MB

  05 - Precious Thing.mp3

3.19 MB

  06 - Colombian Necktie.mp3

3.05 MB

  07 - Kitty Empire.mp3

5.50 MB

  08 - Ergot.mp3

3.26 MB

  09 - Kasimir S. Pulaski Day.mp3

3.79 MB

  10 - Fish Fry.mp3

2.90 MB

  11 - Pavement Saw.mp3

2.84 MB

  12 - Tiny, King Of The Jews.mp3

3.04 MB

  13 - Bombastic Intro.mp3

830.63 KB

  14 - He's A Whore.mp3

3.45 MB

 055. The Police - 1983 - Synchronicity

  01 - Synchronicity I.mp3

5.97 MB

  02 - Walking In Your Footsteps.mp3

6.29 MB

  03 - O My God.mp3

6.91 MB

  04 - Mother.mp3

4.74 MB

  05 - Miss Gradenko.mp3

3.55 MB

  06 - Synchronicity II.mp3

8.11 MB

  07 - Every Breath You Take.mp3

7.23 MB

  08 - King Of Pain.mp3

8.62 MB

  10 - Tea In The Sahara.mp3

7.08 MB

  11 - Murder By Numbers.mp3

7.83 MB

 056. King Crimson - 1981 - Discipline

  01 - Elephant Talk.mp3

5.82 MB

  02 - Frame By Frame.mp3

6.66 MB

  03 - Matte Kudasai.mp3

4.56 MB

  04 - Indiscipline.mp3

6.01 MB

  05 - Thela Hun Ginjeet.mp3

8.29 MB

  06 - The Sheltering Sky.mp3

11.04 MB

  07 - Discipline.mp3

7.17 MB

  08 - Matte Kudasai (Alternative Version).mp3

4.99 MB

  folder.jpg

28.01 KB

  King Crimson - Discipline - Back.jpg

80.42 KB

  King Crimson - Discipline - Front.jpg

78.61 KB

 057. Pixies - 1987 - Come On Pilgrim

  01 - Caribou.mp3

4.45 MB

  02 - Vamos.mp3

3.94 MB

  03 - Isla De Encanta.mp3

2.41 MB

  04 - Ed Is Dead.mp3

3.44 MB

  05 - The Holiday Song.mp3

3.02 MB

  06 - Nimrod's Son.mp3

3.21 MB

  07 - I've Been Tired.mp3

4.22 MB

  08 - Levitate Me.mp3

3.37 MB

 058. Elvis Costello - 1982 - Imperial Bedroom [Expanded]

  Disc 1 - Imperial Bedroom

   01 - Beyond Belief.mp3

3.63 MB

   02 - Tears Before Bedtime.mp3

4.06 MB

   03 - Shabby Doll.mp3

6.90 MB

   04 - The Long Honeymoon.mp3

5.62 MB

   05 - Man Out Of Time.mp3

8.33 MB

   06 - Almost Blue.mp3

3.64 MB

   07 - ...And In Every Home.mp3

4.68 MB

   08 - The Loved Ones.mp3

4.17 MB

   09 - Human Hands.mp3

3.81 MB

   10 - Kid About It.mp3

3.53 MB

   11 - Little Savage.mp3

3.86 MB

   12 - Boy With A Problem.mp3

2.96 MB

   13 - Pidgin English.mp3

5.62 MB

   14 - You Little Fool.mp3

4.80 MB

   15 - Town Cryer.mp3

5.97 MB

  Disc 2 - Imperial Bedroom (Bonus Disc)

   01 - The Land of Give and Take (Early Version of 'Beyond Belief').mp3

4.59 MB

   02 - Tears Before Bedtime (Alternate Version).mp3

4.73 MB

   03 - Man Out of Time (Alternate Version).mp3

4.99 MB

   04 - Human Hands (Early Version).mp3

3.58 MB

   05 - Kid About It (Alternate Version).mp3

4.04 MB

   06 - Little Savage (Alternate Version).mp3

4.25 MB

   07 - You Little Fool (Alternate Version).mp3

4.28 MB

   08 - Town Cryer (Fast Version).mp3

3.40 MB

   09 - Little Goody Two Shoes (Alternate Version).mp3

4.12 MB

   10 - The Town Where Time Stood Still (Alternate Version).mp3

3.81 MB

   11 - ...and In Every Home (Rehearsal).mp3

4.29 MB

   12 - I Turn Around.mp3

3.42 MB

   13 - From Head to Toe.mp3

4.07 MB

   14 - The World of Broken Hearts.mp3

3.75 MB

   15 - Night Time.mp3

4.14 MB

   16 - Really Mystified.mp3

3.37 MB

   17 - The Stamping Ground.mp3

4.72 MB

   18 - Shabby Doll (Demo).mp3

5.96 MB

   19 - Man Out of Time (Demo).mp3

5.06 MB

   20 - You Little Fool (Demo).mp3

4.54 MB

   21 - Town Cryer (Demo).mp3

4.18 MB

   23 - Imperial Bedroom.mp3

3.79 MB

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17.27 KB

 060. Bruce Springsteen - 1982 - Nebraska

  01 - Nebraska.mp3

5.40 MB

  02 - Atlantic City.mp3

5.15 MB

  03 - Mansion On The Hill.mp3

5.54 MB

  04 - Johnny 99.mp3

4.48 MB

  05 - Highway Patrolman.mp3

7.57 MB

  06 - State Trooper.mp3

4.22 MB

  07 - Used Cars.mp3

4.12 MB

  08 - Open All Night.mp3

3.59 MB

  09 - My Father's House.mp3

6.59 MB

  10 - Reason To Believe.mp3

5.25 MB

 061. Nurse With Wound - 1982 - Homotopy to Marie

  01 - I Am Blind.mp3

13.26 MB

  02 - Homotopy To Marie.mp3

19.67 MB

  03 - Astral Dustbin Dirge.mp3

21.78 MB

  04 - The Schmuerz.mp3

34.42 MB

  05 - The Tumultuous Upsurge.mp3

1.68 MB

  folder.jpg

30.75 KB

 062. R.E.M. - 1984 - Reckoning

  01 - HarborcOat.mp3

7.06 MB

  02 - 7 chineSe bros..mp3

7.68 MB

  03 - so. Central Rain.mp3

5.97 MB

  04 - Pretty Persuasion.mp3

6.60 MB

  05 - Time After Time (annElise).mp3

6.38 MB

  06 - second GuessinG.mp3

4.85 MB

  07 - letter Never seNt.mp3

5.45 MB

  08 - camerA.mp3

10.14 MB

  09 - (don't Go back To) ROCKVILLE.mp3

8.15 MB

  10 - little america.mp3

5.27 MB

  folder.jpg

59.77 KB

 063. Young Marble Giants - 1980 - Colossal Youth

  01 - Searching for the Night.mp3

3.75 MB

  02 - Include Me Out.mp3

2.62 MB

  03 - The Taxi.mp3

2.47 MB

  04 - Eating Noddemix.mp3

2.68 MB

  05 - Constantly Changing.mp3

2.74 MB

  06 - N.I.T.A..mp3

4.63 MB

  07 - Colossal Youth.mp3

2.47 MB

  08 - Music for Evenings.mp3

3.99 MB

  09 - The Man Amplifier.mp3

4.10 MB

  10 - Choci Loni.mp3

3.24 MB

  11 - Wurlitzer Jukebox.mp3

3.55 MB

  12 - Salad Days.mp3

2.67 MB

  13 - Credit in the Straight World.mp3

3.37 MB

  14 - Brand - New - Life.mp3

3.76 MB

  15 - Wind in the Rigging.mp3

3.01 MB

  16 - This Way.mp3

2.22 MB

  17 - Posed by Models.mp3

1.91 MB

  18 - The Clock.mp3

2.22 MB

  19 - Clicktalk.mp3

4.11 MB

  20 - Zebra Trucks.mp3

2.10 MB

  21 - Sporting Life.mp3

1.49 MB

  22 - Final Day.mp3

2.09 MB

  23 - Radio Silents.mp3

2.42 MB

  24 - Cakewalking.mp3

3.51 MB

  25 - Ode to Booker T..mp3

4.02 MB

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2.17 KB

 064. Television Personalities - 1981 - ...And Don't the Kids Just Love It

  01 - This Angry Silence.mp3

4.09 MB

  02 - The Glittering Prizes.mp3

4.87 MB

  03 - World of Pauline Lewis.mp3

4.20 MB

  04 - A Family Affair.mp3

4.62 MB

  05 - Silly Girl.mp3

3.70 MB

  06 - Diary of a Young Man.mp3

6.81 MB

  07 - Geoffrey Ingram.mp3

3.56 MB

  08 - I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives.mp3

3.96 MB

  09 - Jackanory Stories.mp3

3.67 MB

  10 - Parties in Chelsea.mp3

2.51 MB

  11 - La Grande Illusion.mp3

4.37 MB

  12 - A Picture of Dorian Gray.mp3

3.11 MB

  13 - The Crying Room.mp3

3.47 MB

  14 - Look Back in Anger.mp3

3.13 MB

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8.31 KB

 065. Soft Boys - 1980 - Underwater Moonlight...And How It Got There

  Disc 1 - Underwater Moonlight

   01 - I Wanna Destroy You.mp3

3.94 MB

   02 - Kingdom Of Love.mp3

5.30 MB

   03 - Positive Vibrations.mp3

3.76 MB

   04 - I Got The Hots.mp3

6.82 MB

   05 - Insanely Jealous.mp3

5.60 MB

   06 - Tonight.mp3

4.92 MB

   07 - You'll Have To Go Sideways.mp3

4.54 MB

   08 - Old Pervert.mp3

5.62 MB

   10 - Underwater Moonlight.mp3

5.17 MB

   11 - He's A Reptile [bonus].mp3

6.60 MB

   12 - Vegetable Man [bonus].mp3

4.08 MB

   13 - Strange [bonus].mp3

3.97 MB

   14 - Only The Stones Remain [bonus].mp3

3.96 MB

   15 - Where Are The Prawns [bonus].mp3

8.53 MB

   16 - Dreams [bonus].mp3

6.80 MB

   17 - Black Snake Diamond Rock [bonus].mp3

6.20 MB

   18 - There's Nobody Like You [bonus].mp3

4.24 MB

   19 - Song #4 [bonus].mp3

6.45 MB

  Disc 2 - ...And How It Got There

   01 - Old Pervert [section 1].mp3

1.95 MB

   02 - Like a Real Smoothie.mp3

4.02 MB

   03 - Alien.mp3

3.74 MB

   04 - Bloat [extract].mp3

1.12 MB

   05 - Underwater Moonlight.mp3

7.10 MB

   06 - She Wears My Hair.mp3

6.82 MB

   07 - Wang Dang Pig.mp3

4.23 MB

   08 - Old Pervert [section 2].mp3

1.87 MB

   09 - Insanely Jealous.mp3

6.27 MB

   10 - Leave Me Alone.mp3

7.82 MB

   11 - Goodbye Maurice or Steve.mp3

3.23 MB

   12 - Old Pervert [section 3].mp3

730.47 KB

   13 - Cherries.mp3

3.97 MB

   14 - Amputated.mp3

6.10 MB

   15 - Over You.mp3

5.44 MB

   16 - I Wanna, Er... [extract].mp3

975.83 KB

   17 - Old Pervert [section 4].mp3

1.54 MB

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18.85 KB

 066. The Dukes of Stratosphear - 1987 - Psonic Psunspot

  01 - Vanishing Girl.mp3

4.60 MB

  02 - Have You Seen Jackie.mp3

5.38 MB

  03 - Little Lighthouse.mp3

7.46 MB

  04 - You're a Good Man Albert Brown.mp3

5.83 MB

  05 - Collideascope.mp3

5.48 MB

  06 - You're My Drug.mp3

5.34 MB

  07 - Shiny Cage.mp3

5.17 MB

  08 - Brainiac's Daughter.mp3

6.55 MB

  09 - The Affiliated.mp3

3.87 MB

  10 - Pale and Precious.mp3

7.31 MB

 067. The Pogues - 1985 - Rum Sodomy and the Lash

  01 - Sick Bed of Cúchulaínn.mp3

3.88 MB

  02 - Old Main Drag.mp3

4.11 MB

  03 - Wild Cats of Kilkenny.mp3

3.82 MB

  04 - I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day.mp3

3.90 MB

  05 - Pair of Brown Eyes.mp3

6.26 MB

  06 - Sally Maclennane.mp3

3.95 MB

  07 - Pistol for Paddy Garcia.mp3

3.56 MB

  08 - Dirty Old Town.mp3

4.74 MB

  09 - Jesse James.mp3

4.02 MB

  10 - Navigator.mp3

5.77 MB

  11 - Billy's Bones.mp3

2.47 MB

  12 - Gentleman Soldier.mp3

2.75 MB

  13 - Band Played Waltzing Matilda.mp3

11.23 MB

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40.57 KB

 068. Talking Heads - 1984 - Stop Making Sense [Special New Edition]

  01 - Psycho Killer.mp3

5.96 MB

  02 - Heaven.mp3

5.00 MB

  03 - Thank You For Sending Me An Angel.mp3

3.31 MB

  04 - Found A Job.mp3

4.94 MB

  05 - Slippery People.mp3

6.01 MB

  06 - Burning Down The House.mp3

6.37 MB

  07 - Life During Wartime.mp3

9.22 MB

  08 - Making Flippy Floppy.mp3

6.81 MB

  09 - Swamp.mp3

6.80 MB

  10 - What A Day That Was.mp3

8.93 MB

  11 - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody).mp3

7.25 MB

  12 - Once In A Lifetime.mp3

8.50 MB

  13 - Genius Of Love (Tom Tom Club).mp3

6.76 MB

  14 - Girlfriend Is Better.mp3

7.87 MB

  15 - Take Me To The River.mp3

8.45 MB

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14.70 KB

 069. The Feelies - 1980 - Crazy Rhythms

  01 - The Boy With The Perpetual Nervousness.mp3

8.13 MB

  02 - Fa Ce-La.mp3

3.11 MB

  03 - Loveless Love.mp3

8.04 MB

  04 - Forces At Work.mp3

10.38 MB

  05 - Original Love.mp3

4.30 MB

  06 - Everybody's Got Something To Hide (Except Me And My Monkey).mp3

6.74 MB

  07 - Moscow Nights.mp3

6.96 MB

  08 - Raised Eyebrows.mp3

4.31 MB

  09 - Crazy Rhythms.mp3

9.08 MB

  10 - Paint It Black.mp3

4.60 MB

 071. Replacements - 1987 - Pleased to Meet Me

  01 - I.O.U..mp3

4.04 MB

  02 - Alex Chilton.mp3

4.44 MB

  03 - I Don't Know.mp3

4.59 MB

  04 - Nightclub Jitters.mp3

3.59 MB

  05 - The Ledge.mp3

5.74 MB

  06 - Never Mind.mp3

3.63 MB

  07 - Valentine.mp3

4.86 MB

  08 - Shooting Dirty Pool.mp3

3.27 MB

  09 - Red Red Wine.mp3

4.30 MB

  10 - Skyway.mp3

2.22 MB

  11 - Can't Hardly Wait.mp3

4.21 MB

 072. Meat Puppets - 1985 - Up on the Sun

  01 - Up on the Sun.mp3

6.46 MB

  02 - Maiden's Milk.mp3

5.43 MB

  03 - Away.mp3

5.67 MB

  04 - Animal Kingdom.mp3

2.32 MB

  06 - Swimming Ground.mp3

4.67 MB

  07 - Buckethead.mp3

3.91 MB

  08 - Too Real.mp3

3.53 MB

  09 - Enchanted Porkfist.mp3

3.69 MB

  10 - Seal Whales.mp3

3.89 MB

  11 - Two Rivers.mp3

4.96 MB

  12 - Creator.mp3

3.45 MB

 073. Coil - 1987 - Horse Rotorvator

  01 - The Anal Staircase.mp3

7.81 MB

  02 - Slur.mp3

5.72 MB

  03 - Babylero.mp3

2.13 MB

  04 - Ostia (The Death of Pasolini).mp3

10.87 MB

  05 - Herald.mp3

2.55 MB

  06 - Penetralia.mp3

10.32 MB

  07 - Circles of Mania.mp3

5.51 MB

  08 - Blood From the Air.mp3

7.78 MB

  09 - Who by Fire.mp3

8.91 MB

  10 - The Golden Section.mp3

4.24 MB

  11 - The First Five Minutes After Death.mp3

9.26 MB

  12 - Ravenous.mp3

7.47 MB

  Coil - Horse Rotorvator - Cover 1.jpg

34.49 KB

  Coil - Horse Rotorvator - Cover 2.jpg

55.46 KB

  Coil - Horse Rotorvator - Cover 3.jpg

147.42 KB

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751.81 KB

 074. The Mekons - 1985 - Fear & Whiskey

  01 - Chivalry.mp3

6.16 MB

  02 - Trouble Down South.mp3

6.46 MB

  03 - Hard To Be Human Again.mp3

5.40 MB

  04 - Darkness And Doubt.mp3

7.54 MB

  05 - Psycho Cupid.mp3

4.52 MB

  06 - Flitcraft.mp3

4.67 MB

  07 - Country.mp3

4.41 MB

  08 - Abernant 1984-85.mp3

3.09 MB

  09 - Last Dance.mp3

4.70 MB

  10 - Lost Highway.mp3

4.18 MB

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37.60 KB

 075. Boogie Down Productions - 1987 - Criminal Minded

  01 - Poetry.mp3

7.31 MB

  02 - South Bronx.mp3

7.51 MB

  03 - 9mm Goes Bang.mp3

6.66 MB

  04 - Word From Our Sponsor.mp3

5.30 MB

  05 - Elementary.mp3

6.22 MB

  06 - Dope Beat.mp3

7.25 MB

  07 - Remix For P Is Free.mp3

6.72 MB

  08 - The Bridge Is Over.mp3

4.62 MB

  09 - Super-Hoe.mp3

8.06 MB

  10 - Criminal Minded.mp3

7.43 MB

  11 - Poetry (Instrumental).mp3

3.51 MB

  12 - South Bronx (Instrumental).mp3

3.26 MB

  13 - 9mm Goes Bang (Instrumental).mp3

3.50 MB

  14 - Word From Our Sponsor (Instrumental).mp3

3.06 MB

  15 - Elementary (Instrumental).mp3

3.36 MB

  16 - Dope Beat (Instrumental).mp3

3.28 MB

  17 - Remix For P Is Free (Instrumental).mp3

3.70 MB

  18 - The Bridge Is Over (Instrumental).mp3

3.28 MB

  19 - Super-Hoe (Instrumental).mp3

3.29 MB

  20 - Criminal Minded (Instrumental).mp3

3.42 MB

 076. The dBs - 1981 - Stands for Decibels

  01 - Black And White.mp3

4.53 MB

  02 - Dynamite.mp3

4.06 MB

  03 - She's Not Worried.mp3

5.50 MB

  04 - The Fight.mp3

4.96 MB

  05 - Espionage.mp3

4.62 MB

  06 - Tearjerkin'.mp3

6.94 MB

  07 - Baby Talk.mp3

2.85 MB

  08 - Cycles Per Second.mp3

5.01 MB

  09 - Bad Reputation.mp3

5.58 MB

  10 - Big Brown Eyes.mp3

3.04 MB

  11 - I'm In Love.mp3

5.57 MB

  12 - Moving In Your Sleep.mp3

6.62 MB

  13 - Judy.mp3

4.61 MB

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24.33 KB

 077. The Smiths - 1987 - Strangeways, Here We Come

  01 - A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours.mp3

4.26 MB

  02 - I Started Something I Couldn't Finish.mp3

5.57 MB

  03 - Death Of A Disco Dancer.mp3

7.78 MB

  04 - Girlfriend In A Coma.mp3

2.75 MB

  05 - Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before.mp3

5.11 MB

  06 - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me.mp3

7.77 MB

  07 - Unhappy Birthday.mp3

3.82 MB

  08 - Paint A Vulgar Picture.mp3

7.96 MB

  09 - Death At One's Elbow.mp3

3.05 MB

  10 - I Won't Share You.mp3

3.52 MB

 078. They Might Be Giants - 1989 - Lincoln

  01 - Ana Ng.mp3

5.08 MB

  02 - Cowtown.mp3

3.46 MB

  03 - Lie Still, Little Bottle.mp3

2.79 MB

  04 - Purple Toupee.mp3

4.04 MB

  05 - Cage & Aquarium.mp3

1.76 MB

  06 - Where Your Eyes Don't Go.mp3

4.62 MB

  07 - Piece of Dirt.mp3

2.78 MB

  08 - Mr. Me.mp3

2.63 MB

  09 - Pencil Rain.mp3

3.76 MB

  10 - The World's Address.mp3

3.36 MB

  11 - I've Got a Match.mp3

3.49 MB

  12 - Santa's Beard.mp3

2.68 MB

  13 - You'll Miss Me.mp3

2.78 MB

  14 - They'll Need a Crane.mp3

3.76 MB

  15 - Shoehorn with Teeth.mp3

1.57 MB

  16 - Stand on Your Own Head.mp3

1.77 MB

  17 - Snowball in Hell.mp3

3.54 MB

  18 - Kiss Me, Son of God.mp3

2.45 MB

 079. Manuel Göttsching - 1981 - E2-E4

  01 - E2-E4.mp3

88.78 MB

  E2E4.jpg

18.60 KB

 080. Husker Du - 1985 - New Day Rising

  01 - New Day Rising.mp3

4.85 MB

  02 - Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill.mp3

5.93 MB

  03 - I Apologize.mp3

6.58 MB

  04 - Folk Lore.mp3

2.80 MB

  05 - If I Told You.mp3

4.17 MB

  06 - Celebrated Summer.mp3

6.06 MB

  07 - Perfect Example.mp3

5.46 MB

  08 - Terms of Psychic Warfare.mp3

3.92 MB

  09 - 59 Times the Pain.mp3

5.77 MB

  10 - Powerline.mp3

4.17 MB

  11 - Books About UFOs.mp3

5.19 MB

  12 - I Don't Know What You're Talking About.mp3

3.92 MB

  13 - How to Skin a Cat.mp3

3.27 MB

  14 - Whatcha Drinkin'.mp3

2.75 MB

  15 - Plans I Make.mp3

6.20 MB

 081. Cocteau Twins - 1988 - Blue Bell Knoll

  01 - Blue Bell Knoll.mp3

4.76 MB

  02 - Athol-Brose.mp3

3.80 MB

  04 - For Phoebe Still a Baby.mp3

4.06 MB

  05 - The Itchy Glowbo Blow.mp3

4.90 MB

  06 - Cico Buff.mp3

5.17 MB

  07 - Suckling the Mender.mp3

4.69 MB

  08 - Spooning Good Singing Gum.mp3

5.13 MB

  09 - A Kissed Out Red Floatboat.mp3

6.12 MB

  10 - Ella Megalast Burls Forever.mp3

4.73 MB

 082. The Fall - 1983 - Perverted by Language

  01 - Eat Y'self Fitter.mp3

9.82 MB

  02 - Neighbourhood of Inifinity.mp3

3.98 MB

  03 - Garden.mp3

13.28 MB

  04 - Hotel Bloedel.mp3

4.69 MB

  05 - Smile.mp3

7.70 MB

  06 - I Fell Voxish.mp3

6.27 MB

  07 - Tempo House.mp3

14.47 MB

  08 - Hexen Definitive Strife Knot.mp3

9.94 MB

  Perverted by Language.log

2.42 KB

  The Fall - Perverted by Language.m3u

0.51 KB

 083. Talk Talk - 1986 - The Colour of Spring

  01 - Happiness is Easy.mp3

9.53 MB

  02 - I Don't Believe You.mp3

7.30 MB

  03 - Life's What You Make It.mp3

6.58 MB

  04 - April 5th.mp3

7.75 MB

  05 - Living in Another World.mp3

10.58 MB

  06 - Give it Up.mp3

7.39 MB

  07 - Chameleon Day.mp3

4.65 MB

  08 - Time it's Time.mp3

12.12 MB

  folder.jpg

148.76 KB

 084. ESG - 1983 - Come Away with ESG

  01 - Come Away.mp3

5.64 MB

  02 - Dance.mp3

7.78 MB

  03 - Parking Lot Blues.mp3

5.25 MB

  04 - You Make No Sense.mp3

3.96 MB

  05 - Chistelle.mp3

3.59 MB

  06 - About You.mp3

3.30 MB

  07 - It's Alright.mp3

4.68 MB

  08 - Moody (Spaced Out).mp3

8.01 MB

  09 - Tiny Sticks.mp3

5.65 MB

  10 - The Beat.mp3

4.22 MB

  11 - My Love for You.mp3

5.41 MB

  folder.jpg

16.18 KB

 085. Paul Simon - 1986 - Graceland

  01 - The Boy In The Bubble.mp3

6.43 MB

  02 - Graceland.mp3

7.56 MB

  03 - I Know What I Know.mp3

5.33 MB

  04 - Gumboots.mp3

4.70 MB

  05 - Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes.mp3

9.73 MB

  06 - You Can Call Me Al.mp3

8.04 MB

  07 - Under African Skies.mp3

6.03 MB

  08 - HomeLess.mp3

6.03 MB

  09 - Crazy Love Vol. II.mp3

7.20 MB

  10 - That Was Your Mother.mp3

5.01 MB

  12 - Homeless (Demo).mp3

4.01 MB

  13 - Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes (Unissued Version).mp3

7.36 MB

  folder.jpg

42.53 KB

 086. The Police - 1981 - Ghost in the Machine

  01 - Spirits in the Material World.mp3

5.18 MB

  02 - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.mp3

7.59 MB

  03 - Invisible Sun.mp3

6.54 MB

  04 - Hungry For You (J'aurais Toujours Faim De Toi).mp3

5.12 MB

  05 - Demolition Man.mp3

10.41 MB

  06 - Too Much Information.mp3

6.56 MB

  07 - Rehumanize Yourself.mp3

5.41 MB

  08 - One World (Not Three).mp3

8.68 MB

  09 - Omegaman.mp3

4.85 MB

  10 - Secret Journey.mp3

6.53 MB

  11 - Darkness.mp3

6.01 MB

 087. Prince - 1980 - Dirty Mind

  01 - Dirty Mind.mp3

6.03 MB

  02 - When You Were Mine.mp3

5.46 MB

  03 - Do It All Night.mp3

4.68 MB

  04 - Gotta Broken Heart Again.mp3

2.88 MB

  05 - Uptown.mp3

8.00 MB

  06 - Head.mp3

6.50 MB

  07 - Sister.mp3

2.35 MB

  08 - Partyup.mp3

6.66 MB

  folder.gif

13.01 KB

 088. Spacemen 3 - 1989 - Playing with Fire

  01 - Honey.mp3

4.43 MB

  02 - Come Down Softly To My Soul.mp3

6.42 MB

  03 - How Does It Feel.mp3

13.02 MB

  04 - I Believe It.mp3

6.03 MB

  05 - Revolution.mp3

9.02 MB

  06 - Let Me Down Gently.mp3

7.38 MB

  07 - So Hot (Wash Away All Of My Tears).mp3

4.52 MB

  08 - Suicide.mp3

16.29 MB

  09 - Lord Can You Hear Me.mp3

6.83 MB

  10 - Suicide (live).mp3

17.35 MB

  11 - Repeater (How Does It Feel) (live).mp3

8.14 MB

  12 - Che.mp3

6.42 MB

  13 - May The Circle Be Unbroken.mp3

6.42 MB

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9.69 KB

 089. Boredoms - 1989 - Soul Discharge

  01 - Your Name Is Limitless.mp3

3.78 MB

  02 - Bubblebop Shot.mp3

4.61 MB

  03 - 52 Boredom (Club Mix).mp3

790.13 KB

  04 - Sun, Gun, Run.mp3

3.89 MB

  05 - Z & U & T & A.mp3

5.77 MB

  06 - TV Scorpion.mp3

2.22 MB

  07 - Pow Wow Now.mp3

5.45 MB

  08 - J.B. Dick + TinTurner Pussy.mp3

4.42 MB

  09 - G.I.L '77.mp3

4.75 MB

  10 - Jup-Na-Keeeeeel.mp3

3.44 MB

  11 - Catastro Mix '99.mp3

3.59 MB

  12 - Milky Way.mp3

1.70 MB

  13 - Songs Without Electric Guitars.mp3

1.17 MB

  14 - Hamaiian Disco Bollocks.mp3

6.14 MB

  15 - Hamaiian Disco Without Bollocks.mp3

68.13 KB

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13.87 KB

 090. Jane's Addiction - 1988 - Nothing's Shocking

  01 - Up the Beach.mp3

4.29 MB

  02 - Ocean Size.mp3

6.13 MB

  03 - Had a Dad.mp3

5.38 MB

  04 - Ted, Just Admit It.mp3

11.06 MB

  05 - Standing in the Shower... Thinking.mp3

4.74 MB

  06 - Summertime Rolls.mp3

8.71 MB

  07 - Mountain Song.mp3

6.41 MB

  08 - Idiots Rule.mp3

4.87 MB

  09 - Jane Says.mp3

7.60 MB

  10 - Thank You Boys.mp3

1.26 MB

  11 - Pigs in Zen.mp3

6.21 MB

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24.76 KB

 091. X - 1980 - Los Angeles-Wild Gift

  01 - Your Phone's Off The Hook, But You're Not.mp3

3.50 MB

  02 - Johnny Hit And Run Paulene.mp3

5.04 MB

  03 - Soul Kitchen.mp3

3.96 MB

  04 - Nausea.mp3

5.53 MB

  05 - Sugarlight.mp3

3.79 MB

  06 - Los Angeles.mp3

3.81 MB

  07 - Sex And Dying In High Society.mp3

3.55 MB

  08 - The Unheard Music.mp3

8.05 MB

  09 - The World's A Mess, It's In My Kiss.mp3

6.81 MB

  10 - The Once Over Twice.mp3

4.12 MB

  11 - We're Desperate.mp3

3.34 MB

  12 - Adult Books.mp3

5.64 MB

  13 - Universal Corner.mp3

7.68 MB

  14 - I'm Coming Over.mp3

2.06 MB

  15 - It's Who You Know.mp3

3.95 MB

  16 - In This House That I Call Home.mp3

5.88 MB

  17 - Some Other Time.mp3

3.86 MB

  18 - White Girl.mp3

5.89 MB

  19 - Beyond And Back.mp3

3.98 MB

  20 - Back 2 The Base.mp3

2.38 MB

  21 - When Our Love Passed Out On The Couch.mp3

3.14 MB

  22 - Year 1.mp3

2.05 MB

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2.85 KB

 092. Kate Bush - 1985 - Hounds of Love

  01 - Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God).mp3

6.80 MB

  02 - Hounds of Love.mp3

4.00 MB

  03 - The Big Sky.mp3

6.21 MB

  04 - Mother Stands for Comfort.mp3

4.15 MB

  05 - Cloudbusting.mp3

6.19 MB

  06 - And Dream of Sheep.mp3

3.19 MB

  07 - Under Ice.mp3

3.06 MB

  08 - Waking the Witch.mp3

5.92 MB

  09 - Watching You Without Me.mp3

5.32 MB

  10 - Jig of Life.mp3

5.34 MB

  11 - Hello Earth.mp3

7.76 MB

  12 - The Morning Fog.mp3

3.38 MB

  AMG review.txt

0.63 KB

  folder.jpg

11.44 KB

  Kate Bush - Hounds of Love.m3u

0.84 KB

 093. David Bowie - 1980 - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

  01 - It's No Game (Part 1).mp3

7.84 MB

  02 - Up the Hill Backwards.mp3

5.65 MB

  03 - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps).mp3

9.91 MB

  04 - Ashes To Ashes.mp3

7.76 MB

  05 - Fashion.mp3

8.42 MB

  06 - Teenage Wildlife.mp3

11.87 MB

  07 - Scream Like A Baby.mp3

6.53 MB

  08 - Kingdom Come.mp3

6.70 MB

  09 - Because You're Young.mp3

8.68 MB

  10 - It's No Game (Part 2).mp3

7.73 MB

  11 - Space Oddity (Re-Recorded single B-side, 1979).mp3

7.64 MB

  12 - Panic In Detroit (Re-Recorded version, 1979).mp3

4.33 MB

  13 - Crystal Japan (Japanese single A-side, 1979).mp3

5.44 MB

  14 - Alabama Song (UK single A-side, 1979).mp3

6.81 MB

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492.18 KB

  David Bowie - Scary Monsters - CD.jpg

215.20 KB

  David Bowie - Scary Monsters - Front.jpg

937.90 KB

  David Bowie - Scary Monsters - Inside.jpg

931.48 KB

  folder.jpg

24.92 KB

 094. Meat Puppets - 1983 - II

  01 - Split Myself In Two.mp3

3.94 MB

  02 - Magic Toy Missing.mp3

2.22 MB

  03 - Lost.mp3

4.96 MB

  04 - Plateau.mp3

3.58 MB

  05 - Aurora Borealis.mp3

4.22 MB

  06 - We're Here.mp3

3.94 MB

  07 - Climbing.mp3

4.05 MB

  08 - New Gods.mp3

3.49 MB

  09 - Oh, Me.mp3

4.26 MB

  10 - Lake Of Fire.mp3

3.08 MB

  11 - I'm A Mindless Idiot.mp3

3.43 MB

  12 - The Whistling Song.mp3

4.53 MB

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21.32 KB

 095. Duran Duran - 1982 - Rio

  01 - Rio.mp3

8.41 MB

  02 - My Own Way.mp3

7.64 MB

  03 - Lonely In Your Nightmare.mp3

5.94 MB

  04 - Hungry Like The Wolf.mp3

5.28 MB

  05 - Hold Back The Rain.mp3

5.93 MB

  06 - New Religion.mp3

7.91 MB

  07 - Last Chance On The Stairway.mp3

6.38 MB

  08 - Save A Prayer.mp3

7.79 MB

  09 - The Chauffeur.mp3

7.67 MB

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23.98 KB

 096. Rites of Spring - 1985 - End on End (Rites of Spring)

  01 - Spring.mp3

2.87 MB

  02 - Deeper Than Inside.mp3

3.33 MB

  03 - For Want Of.mp3

4.17 MB

  04 - Hain's Point.mp3

2.78 MB

  05 - All There Is.mp3

3.71 MB

  06 - Drink Deep.mp3

6.03 MB

  07 - Other Way Around.mp3

5.68 MB

  08 - Theme.mp3

3.27 MB

  09 - By Design.mp3

3.77 MB

  10 - Remainder.mp3

3.54 MB

  11 - Persistent Vision.mp3

3.19 MB

  12 - Nudes.mp3

3.57 MB

  13 - End On End.mp3

9.23 MB

  14 - All Though A Life.mp3

4.31 MB

  15 - Hidden Wheel.mp3

3.44 MB

  16 - In Silence-Words Away.mp3

4.20 MB

  17 - Patience.mp3

2.80 MB

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12.33 KB

 097. The Mekons - 1989 - The Mekons Rock n' Roll

  01 - Memphis, Egypt.mp3

5.84 MB

  02 - Club Mekon.mp3

5.80 MB

  03 - Only Darkness Has The Power.mp3

5.36 MB

  04 - Ring O' Roses.mp3

6.19 MB

  05 - Learning To Live On Your Own.mp3

6.79 MB

  06 - Cocaine Lil.mp3

4.51 MB

  07 - Empire Of The Senseless.mp3

7.14 MB

  08 - Someone.mp3

4.04 MB

  09 - Amnesia.mp3

7.02 MB

  10 - I Am Crazy.mp3

5.36 MB

  11 - Heaven And Back.mp3

4.85 MB

  12 - Blow Your Tuneless Trumpet.mp3

6.01 MB

  13 - Echo.mp3

6.60 MB

  14 - When Darkness Falls.mp3

5.65 MB

 098. Cocteau Twins - 1984 - Treasure

  01 - Ivo.mp3

5.01 MB

  02 - Lorelei.mp3

4.87 MB

  03 - Beatrix.mp3

4.49 MB

  04 - Persephone.mp3

5.02 MB

  05 - Pandora (for Cindy).mp3

6.93 MB

  06 - Amelia.mp3

4.86 MB

  07 - Aloysius.mp3

4.42 MB

  08 - Cicely.mp3

4.49 MB

  09 - Otterley.mp3

2.05 MB

  10 - Donimo.mp3

8.58 MB

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8.44 KB

 099. Gang Of Four - 1982 - Songs Of The Free

  01 - Call Me Up.mp3

5.04 MB

  02 - I Love A Man In Uniform.mp3

6.16 MB

  03 - We Live As We Dream, Alone.mp3

5.48 MB

  04 - It Is Not Enough.mp3

4.75 MB

  05 - Life! It's A Shame.mp3

5.86 MB

  06 - I Will Be A Good Boy.mp3

5.99 MB

  07 - The History Of The World.mp3

6.81 MB

  08 - Muscle For Brains.mp3

5.33 MB

  09 - Of The Instant.mp3

7.13 MB

  10 - The World At Fault.mp3

5.33 MB

  11 - I Love A Man In Uniform (Dub).mp3

6.57 MB

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8.76 KB

 100. Minor Threat - 1984 - Out of Step

  01 - Betray.mp3

4.73 MB

  02 - It Follows.mp3

2.83 MB

  03 - Think Again.mp3

3.26 MB

  04 - Look Back And Laugh.mp3

4.84 MB

  05 - Sob Story.mp3

2.66 MB

  06 - No Reason.mp3

2.83 MB

  07 - Little Friend.mp3

3.61 MB

  08 - Out Of Step.mp3

1.94 MB
 

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001: Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation
[Blast First/Enigma; 1987]

I could sit here and force-feed you dietary information about Daydream Nation's purported Importance, and because it's ended up as our 80s MVP, perhaps that's expected. But really, the reason I like Daydream Nation better than anything else spawned between 1980-89 is that, hell, it's just the greatest fucking album. Few musical moments are more guaranteed to bring me joy than the joyous riff and snare rim clicks that kick off "Teen Age Riot". Never was the elusive Sonic Youth balance of noisecraft/songcraft kept so gloriously intact-- despite containing few songs under five minutes, this is still the most accessible album they ever made (including even that brief period when they were trying to be accessible). Thank their confidence in allowing themselves to stretch out their improv legs in the studio, to present the record with bright, clear production, to keep all the SKREEERAWWWKKK within the context of actual melodic songs. Thank the highest Lee ratio ever to be found on SY product, and unparalleled composition consistency from Thurston and, gasp!, Kim. Daydream Nation was a noisy punctuation mark to the evolution of sub-radar rock in the Reagan years, and as long as people are still listening to guitars, it will remain a milestone. --Rob Mitchum



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002: Talking Heads
Remain in Light
[Sire; 1980]

As the 1970s gave way to the 1980s, the Talking Heads found themselves at an awkward time: after punk, which they were at first associated with, had become synonymous with three chords and a sneer, but before the arrival of new wave. So they congregated in a Nassau studio with Brian Eno and created a record without precedent-- one that merged the restlessness and anxiety of the former genre with the futurism of the latter. The resulting album, drawing influence from tribal Africa, is massively percussion-fueled, dense with elaborate polyrhythms and elastic bass. Adrian Belew's bizarre guitar work flavors the music with erratic, technological pings and effects, even nailing modem noise with crystalline foresight. Byrne's lyrics are at their surreal best here, with shapeshifting as a recurring theme, but also at their most affecting on songs like "Once in a Lifetime", which poignantly addresses the passage of time and the crossroads at which we find ourselves during life, and "Listening Wind", whose haunted refrain finds us sympathizing with a man for whom terrorism is the last hope for preserving his culture. Both daringly experimental and pop-accessible, Remain in Light may be the Talking Heads' defining moment. --Ryan Schreiber

003: Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique
[Capitol; 1989]

Once upon a time, three Brooklyn Jews lost their Def Jam street cred. They'd already been punks and raunchy pop-rappers, and damn if they didn't find themselves lost as to what to be next-- until down swooped the Brothers Dust. These fairy godbrothers helped them usher forth a dense samplorama that tanked sales-wise because it was so much smarter than its predecessor. Paul's Boutique was free of riff-slag, and boasted mostly unfunny, intimidatingly allusive lyrics. Just as the African-American Gwendolyn Brooks opened up doors for poetry, allowing epics to be written about dehumanizing Chicago tenements, the Beasties expanded hip-hop's domain to namecheck Salinger, Dickens, Galileo, and Newton. So ahead of its time, it should be on a 90s list. Odelay would owe it back rent if they didn't have the same landlords. --William Bowers




004: Pixies
Doolittle
[4AD; 1989]

Quick-- pick the most influential alternative rock band of all time. If you didn't choose The Pixies, I'll give you another chance. In the meantime, listen to Doolittle and learn from your mistakes. In all of indie/alternative, there may be no single album more borrowed from, adapted, or flat-out ripped-off than The Pixies' follow-up to Surfer Rosa. Steve Albini once dismissed the band as "boring college rock", and he was half right-- The Pixies were college rock in 1989. (The "boring" half was obviously added to pad his notoriety, as anyone who could call this band boring is surely The World's Biggest Asshole.) Doolittle is almost senselessly varied-- mood-altering hooks, poetically insane lyrics, larynx demolishing screams and surreal croons, surf, thrash, pop, slow burns and races to the finish line... Let me put it this way: if not for Doolittle, there would be no Pitchfork. In other words, the influence of this record is so vast that, fifteen years on, it has altered the course of your life at this very moment. --Eric Carr


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005: R.E.M.
Murmur
[IRS; 1983]

Not widely noticed when it was released, R.E.M.'s first full-length album was surely a milestone: a clean break from everything else on the radio, Murmur introduced the band's simpler, stripped-down, almost folky sound and its straightforward but insidious music. Guitarist Peter Buck jangles more gently than his garage or power-pop peers (like, say, producer Mitch Easter's Let's Active); but without a doubt, it's Michael Stipe who defines the band with his deadly combination of feminine sensitivity and masculine, stoically cryptic vocals. And they brought great songs-- "Radio Free Europe", "Pilgrimage", "Moral Kiosk", "Catapult"... everything sounds just as good, and even as refreshing, two decades later. If any one album were single-handedly responsible for inventing alternative rock, this would be it. --Chris Dahlen


006: The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead
[Sire; 1986]

In a way, this is the Smiths album-of-choice by default, as it's the record that feels least like it was built around a few great singles. The pacing and sequencing are key, starting off with one of the band's most urgent songs (the title track) moving to the jaunty and clever "Frankly Mr. Shankly", before eventually getting around to the incredible "Cemetery Gates". The back half has two of the finest songs of the modern guitar-pop era ("The Boy with a Thorn in His Side" and "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"), some of Morrissey's funniest lyrics ("Bigmouth Strikes Again"), and no filler. A new batch of lonely and alienated American teenagers discovers The Smiths every year. The reason is simple: few other bands could ever provide an antidote to adolescent yearnings as powerful as The Queen Is Dead. --Mark Richardson


007: Pixies
Surfer Rosa
[4AD; 1988]

Surfer Rosa snapshots the Pixies when they were still young, fresh-faced, and (I assume) speaking to each other. Frank Black's demonic one-man choir is already snuff-film disturbing, Kim Deal's voice charms, having yet to be thoroughly scorched by cigarettes, David Lovering's meaty fills float in ethereal reverb, and Joey Santiago proves himself master of the one-note riff. Maybe it's Albini on the knobs, but Santiago's six-string, sounding like a bee with its finger in a socket, is a key element here, bloodbath-battling Black's tongue-speaking through "Something Against You" and "Vamos". The band jumps from the abstract weirdness of tracks like "Broken Face" and "Tony's Theme" to the effortless pop immediacy of timeless indie wonders like "Where Is My Mind?" and "Gigantic". How one band could toe the line between jagged, artful unpredictability and sublime melodic bliss is anyone's guess, but their gift has not been equaled since, and Surfer Rosa, easily their strangest and most chaotic outing, remains an unparalleled example of rule-smashing innovation in independent music. --Rob Mitchum



008: Tom Waits
Rain Dogs
[Island; 1985]

Tom Waits' life-as-theater has been onstage for nearly three decades, yet of all his albums, this one edges to the top of the pile. The second installment in his German art song/"Island trilogy", Rain Dogs has the strongest songs and the surest grip on its own wanderings. With his hobo-centric lyrics reinspired by a move to New York City, Waits belts out "Union Square" and then rumbles out ballads like "Time"; the bleak vaudeville comes with accordion and pump organ wheezing out oompahs, while the percussion clanks, romps and slinks ("Clap Hands"). And then there are the guitars: Keith Richards shows up to make Waits look young and healthy, but it's Marc Ribot whose icepick lines best suit Waits' verses, and who owns the riff on "Jockey Full of Bourbon". But c'mon, Waits, surely you could have stopped Rod Stewart from destroying "Downtown Train". --Chris Dahlen


009: Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
[Def Jam; 1988]

Public Enemy was the real deal: a codified cultural force featuring an off-the-hinges production team (The Bomb Squad), the black-nationalist scholar (Professor Griff), menacing Para-Military types (The S1W's), the B-Boy (Flavor Motherfuckin' Flav), and the mouthpiece that held it all together (Chuck D). The unrelenting momentum of Chuck's radical rhetoric was matched pound-for-pound by The Bomb Squad's dense, revolutionary soundghettos; while Flav (who repped both big clocks and crack rocks) did his gyrating dance around armed Black Panther rejects, making Public Enemy possibly the finest example of Hip-Hop Theater, ever. And when all these elements gelled on It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Public Enemy became the equivalent of a Molotov Cocktail thrown into the ever-growing cultural necropolis of Reagan's 1980s. --Sam Chennault

010: Joy Division
Closer
[Factory; 1980]

Murmurs of "...too soon..." and "...what if..." will never be far from Ian Curtis' final statement. Closer was the fulfillment of the colossal promise of Joy Division's brooding debut masterpiece, Unknown Pleasures, but it promised even more in return; Curtis's eventual suicide would leave those expectations tragically unrealized. Though it's easy to diminish the significance of what Joy Division left behind by second-guessing what could have come after, that would be more tragic. The true impact of Joy Division's bass-leading, minimalist works is still being fully realized; echoes of the themes of fear, alienation and loss they championed still resonate in so much music. That they might have gone on to surpass this fractured, wrenching catharsis is irrelevant; this is what is, and it is a thing of uncompromising beauty. --Eric Carr





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011: Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones
[Island; 1983]

The edge goes to Rain Dogs, but it was the album prior that found Waits coming out of the cocoon as a death's head moth. With Swordfishtrombones, The Black Rider was thrown out of the nightclub into the alley and, finding himself in his true element, he made its trashcan residents and urine stink the genetic code of the rest of his career. "Underground", "Shore Leave", and "Frank's Wild Years" all convey this mission nicely, with Waits embracing his inner Cookie Monster and divine guitar clang. There's even time for a few pint-swinging shanties to boot, and a heart-shaped declaration of dependence ("Johnsburg, Illinois") to the woman that preserved Waits' life, liver, and hipness quotient. Waits' early career is certainly respectable, but Swordfishtrombones is the corner he turned to become America's proud hobo laureate. --Rob Mitchum

012: Prince & The Revolution
Purple Rain
[Warner Bros; 1984]

Prince was everywhere in 1984. Almost every song on Purple Rain was in steady rotation on radio or MTV at some point (don't remember hearing "Computer Blue" anywhere), and incredibly, they never really got old. What carries Purple Rain over is the unbelievable emotional intensity Prince brings to nearly every song. He never screamed with more intensity than on the end of "The Beautiful Ones", he never wrote another melody as good as "When Doves Cry", and he never integrated his rock leanings into his sound as completely as on "Let's Go Crazy". The great accomplishments of Prince are very great indeed, and this is his greatest. --Mark Richardson


013: The Fall
This Nation's Saving Grace
[Beggars Banquet; 1985]

The product of years of development into a powerful rhythmic beast, This Nation's Saving Grace predicts both The Pixies and Pavement with pristine clarity, and like those bands, it is at once accessible and utterly uncompromising. Mark E. Smith stars as the unhinged emcee as the band rages through the enormous riffs of "Barmy" and the thunderous stomp of "Gut of the Quantifier". "Spoilt Victorian Child" is a defining moment for post-punk, Smith tripping over his own words while Brix's guitarwork anchors the tracks with melodic fury. The band moves over more terrain than their usual sturm-und-drang here, too, stopping off in "L.A." for a go at sleazy, junkyard new wave and paying tribute to Can with "I Am Damo Suzuki". This Nation's Saving Grace is The Fall at their mightiest, Brix's riffs coaxing you in just far enough for the Scanlon/Rogers/Burns/Hanley rhythm section to crush you with a sledgehammer. Genius. --Joe Tangari

014: Sonic Youth
Sister
[SST; 1987]

Sister was the last time Sonic Youth spent the majority of an album in full-on Attack Mode, which explains why it's the fist-clenchers' SY album of choice. The word of the day is "aggressive", with the album's humid production throwing a blanket over the noise to convert all instrumentation and vocalization into power-tool percussion. You can hear the clenched teeth through "Catholic Block" and "White Cross", the grinding machinery on "Pacific Coast Highway". Stranded in the midst, "Cotton Crown" still stands as the band's most romantic moment, frustrating evidence that Thurston and Kim should've sang together far more often. Sister was the last burst of Sonic Youth's early stage before they molted and moved on to bigger labels and bigger audiences, but for those with a preference for their grainy-footage early days, it's their zenith. --Rob Mitchum


015: XTC
Skylarking
[Virgin; 1986]

Of all the words I might use to describe XTC, "warm" didn't really become applicable until the band realized it was okay to like Burt Bacharach. However, on Skylarking, they had the adjective thrust upon them by alpha-producer Todd Rundgren. Taking their already ambitious songs about life, love and the passing of seasons, Rundgren turned what might have been another clever-but-distant outing into a beacon of psychedelic greenery. Andy Partridge's diatribe "Dear God" (a b-side not originally slated for the album) was a modest U.S. hit, but magic tracks like Colin Moulding's "Grass", "Season Cycle", and the weeping, orchestral "1000 Umbrellas"-- all lending a modern sophistication to the amiable eccentricity of The Beatles and Beach Boys-- revealed a more peaceful tune at the core of the album. --Dominique Leone


016: Galaxie 500
On Fire
[Rough Trade; 1989]

A casual listen to On Fire yields little. The spastic vocals drive some crazy. The drumming constantly lags a quarter-measure behind the already-slow compositions. Every song has the exact same rhythm, which happens to be the first one every guitar player learns. But if you're wired a certain way, Wareham's falsetto flights on "Blue Thunder" and "Snowstorm" are the very definition of majestic. You'll notice that guitar and bass compete to see which can spin up with the most achingly melodic leads. Damon Krukowski's cymbal washes demonstrate his preference for color over rhythm. Tying it all together, producer Kramer smeared Vaseline on the lens and shot every scene straight into the golden late-afternoon light. --Mark Richardson

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017: Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime
[SST; 1984]

It's a double-album by a hardcore band that specialized in one-minute funk-punk blasts. That adds up to a lot of songs-- over forty of 'em-- and few are less than fantastic. The first ten tracks are the disjointed warm-up; the middle locks together to make one of the greatest one-sided conversations you'll ever have; the end peters out, exhausted. D. Boon, channeling co-lyricist Mike Watt, rants about politics, disses Michael Jackson, makes fun of suck-ups and reads off "shit from an old notebook". He reminisces about the band's early days, speak-singing the classic prophecy, "Our band could be your life." Even the Van Halen and Steely Dan covers succeed, like singing along to the car radio, while the Minutemen's own jumpy hooks and short, sharp rants are unstoppable. And you wouldn't it know from the edited version on Jackass: The Music, Vol. 1, but "Corona" is a thinking man's feel-good masterpiece. --Chris Dahlen


018: De La Soul
3 Feet High and Rising
[Tommy Boy; 1989]

In 1989, Prince Paul dispensed with his musical pots and pans and ushered hip-hop from its Stone Age into sampledelia-- never before had samples been as versatile, intricate, or as expressive as they were on Three Feet High and Rising. Paul rarely stepped up to the mic here, but his voice resonated throughout history; DJ Shadow, RJD2, Co-Flow, and any number of other sample-based hip-hop acts owe a long thank you letter to the real Prince of the 80s. And let's not forget young MC's Pos, Trugoy, and Mase, who rose to the occasion and matched Paul's sound collage quirk-for-quirk, proving that you didn't have to be hard to rock a mic. --Sam Chennault


019: Public Image, Ltd.
Second Edition
[Virgin; 1980]

Only John Lydon could claim to be "getting rid of the albatross" by tying it around his neck in the form of an obtuse ten-minute album opener. Less a band than a menacing juggernaut, PIL recorded an unforgiving second album, propelled by Keith Levene's livewire guitar work and Jah Wobble's endless, rubbery basslines. Lydon (still Rotten, just not by name) used these perpetual motion machines to launch bitter screeds against society, and it's hard to imagine more anti-social music. But the group were aware of the potential hypocrisies in holding up a dark mirror image to the public, implied by their corporatist name. Second Edition was originally released as Metal Box, literally packaged in cost-prohibitive film canisters. For this, Lydon was eternally grateful to Virgin, his pride and price for showing that major labels were capable of issuing genuinely challenging art for mass consumption. --Christopher Dare

020: This Heat
Deceit
[Rough Trade; 1981]

Superficially, bands like This Heat had very little business existing in the 80s. Their legacy appeared to have been comprised of most of the radical, experimental rock trends of the 70s (drone, prog, free improv, electronics, punk, et al), yet in 1981, it's hard to imagine many other bands sounding as out of place as they did. In retrospect, there may have been a small family of like-minded ensembles (Art Bears, Etron Fou Leloublan, Family Fodder), but virtually no unifying "scene" for this music. That Charles Hayward, Charles Bullen and Gareth Williams' music has impacted out-musicians a generation removed from the actual events speaks volumes of what they accomplished. The first moments of Deceit sound current enough to have been recorded yesterday afternoon. This album is dense, damaged, furious, inspiring (technically, musically, perhaps even politically), and it's a damn fine argument for rock as transcendental experience. --Dominique Leone


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021: Brian Eno & David Byrne
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
[Sire; 1981]

Slick politicians, laughing exorcists, Lebanese folk singers, agitated radio hosts, and radio reverends all shared speaker space with some wildly funky music on My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. With this album, Brian Eno and David Byrne combined programming, live instrumentation and samples into a clever stew that anticipated, in one way or another, nearly every trend in electronic music for at least the next decade. The sonic result of their collaboration expanded on the hypnotic worldbeat experiments of the Eno-produced Talking Heads albums (particularly Remain in Light, as this album was recorded during those sessions), bringing in folk recordings and plying the wasteland of American talk radio for choice material. Popular music turned a corner with this record, and things haven't been the same since. --Joe Tangari


022: My Bloody Valentine
Isn't Anything
[Creation/Sire; 1988]

Sure, it was Loveless in chrysalis, but pupating genius is genius nonetheless. Isn't Anything can be described as a stage in the evolution towards the next album-- the guitars, though warped and shredded, still act like guitars, the vocals haven't yet been absorbed into mix, etc.-- but there was nothing tentative or vestigial about this record. If Isn't Anything wasn't so rippingly aggressive, so instantaneously memorable-upon-first-listen, who knows whether the more oblique Loveless would have been pampered like it was? Nearly as influential as its successor would be, Isn't Anything was an inspiration to bands who, not willing to completely fuck with their axes, were content with getting to third base. --Brendan Reid


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023: The Jesus & Mary Chain
Psychocandy
[Blanco y Negro/Warner Bros; 1985]

The Jesus and Mary Chain stripped pop music down to its essentials and filled all the leftover empty space with white noise. Psychocandy is considered one of the key records in what became shoegaze, but the band's greatest contribution to the movement may have been to make walls of guitar racket seem sensual and feminine. Despite the consistently maxed-out distortion, Psychocandy seems much more pop than rock, more Beach Boys and girl groups than Stooges or Suicide. Not one, but two (rather great) songs use the "Be My Baby" drum intro, for god's sake. --Mark Richardson


024: Gang of Four
Solid Gold
[Warner Bros; 1981]

Solid Gold documents a band that has moved beyond the comparatively simple, chic politics of their punk-funk debut Entertainment! into truly cynical, wicked critique. Despite recent efforts, it's nigh impossible to give Gang of Four too much credit: a vast majority of underground records released since 2000 are grievously indebted to the band whether they know it or not. In the 80s, groups as varied as R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, and INXS all cited them as a key influence. Big Black simply wouldn't exist without them. In the 90s, The Jesus Lizard, Helmet, and Quicksand (who completely ripped off "Paralysed" on their album Slip) added a darker gloss to the Gang's shimmering twang, exposing a new generation to the detached, zombie swagger they all but invented. For sheer societal terror, few bands can approach the resigned paranoia of Solid Gold's finest moments: "If I Could Keep It for Myself", "Cheeseburger" and their most harrowing cut, "He'd Send in the Army". --Chris Ott

025: Black Flag
Damaged
[SST; 1981]

Henry Rollins might be his own running gag now, but without him, Black Flag might have forever remained buried under the miles of garbage calling itself hardcore in Los Angeles circa 1980; with him, Black Flag took on the essential ferocity of men about to snap, and combined that with an acidic sense of humor and these things called "songs"-- a concept that many of the wannabe punkers of the day were still trying to sort out. Damaged hit in 1981, and by 1982, four bars bearing the Black Flag name had been airbrushed across miles and miles of spiked leather. Conflicting feelings of violence, apathy, rage, and self-satire course through this one-- the essential touchstone of the entire genre of West Coast hardcore-- crystallizing the turmoil of the movement. Listen to "Rise Above" and try not to be incensed, then listen to "TV Party" and try not to laugh out loud. That's awesome. --Eric Carr
026: Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Get Happy
[Columbia; 1980]

Like something out of a Nick Hornby novel, a British music geek proves that he "gets" soul music. Elvis Costello leads the Attractions through twenty tracks that burst the seams of the original vinyl. At the time, Costello still wrote his lyrics almost entirely in puns and double-entendres-- "love for tender", or "'til I step on the brake to get out of her clutches"-- but the music makes it weightless. The band is giddy, especially Steve Nieve, as Costello slings his tightest set of material ever. Even covers like Sam & Dave's "I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down)" blend right in. --Chris Dahlen


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026: Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Get Happy
[Columbia; 1980]

Like something out of a Nick Hornby novel, a British music geek proves that he "gets" soul music. Elvis Costello leads the Attractions through twenty tracks that burst the seams of the original vinyl. At the time, Costello still wrote his lyrics almost entirely in puns and double-entendres-- "love for tender", or "'til I step on the brake to get out of her clutches"-- but the music makes it weightless. The band is giddy, especially Steve Nieve, as Costello slings his tightest set of material ever. Even covers like Sam & Dave's "I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down)" blend right in. --Chris Dahlen


027: Michael Jackson
Thriller
[Epic; 1982]

I don't care what kind of music your promo bait covers; any 80s list without Thriller is kidding itself. Thanks to a twenty-year campaign waged by Jacko to completely incinerate his artistic integrity, revisiting Thriller is a revelation, cutting through the tabloid baggage with its crisp, sharp-edged Quincy production. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" is sweltering dance-floor Afro-funk highlighting Michael's abhorrence for personal criticism; "Billie Jean"'s paranoid bass and hiccup histrionics are still cooler than its video's illuminated sidewalks; the breakdown in "PYT", with its ecstatic call-and-response and sultry panting, remains the funkiest goddamn thing since James Brown's "Hot Pants". Though the audio equivalent to Star Wars in that it can be held responsible for inspiring perhaps more crap than any other release of its time, Thriller permanently ziplocked the sound of era so that it might forever remain as fresh and vital as the album itself. --Rob Mitchum


028: New Order
Power, Corruption & Lies
[Factory; 1983]

Ian Curtis haunts this album for exactly thirty seconds: until Bernard Sumner's vulnerable vox begin, one can almost detect combustible Curtis imploring us to "Dance! Dance! Dance! Dance! Dance! To the radio!" over the drum-n-bassline opener "Age of Consent". Shifting the lyrical focus from alienation and fascism to love and lovelessness, and mutating the band's sound from marchy rock to marchy dance, this was the peak of the New Order's stellar 80s output, before they'd become soccer-anthem softies begging us to "Rock the Shack". Every synth sweep holds up. Hear the jangle everybody in Athens, Georgia was copping. Hear why Peter Hook is the most fitting name in Britpop. Hear what you're missing if you only know the hits. --William Bowers


029: The Replacements
Let It Be
[Twin/Tone; 1984]

Youngish lad that I am, I heard plenty of worship about the 'Mats before I actually got around to hearing their body of work. Once I finally did, it became pretty clear that Jeff Tweedy is merely the reincarnation of Paul Westerberg's relevancy. Through a career that ran from sloppy alcohol-soaked punk to alt-rock grandpaws (nicely summarized in the first two-thirds of "We're Coming Out"), Let It Be stands as the hingepoint, and I snuggled up to it more closely than most albums of either extreme. Since my memories of the 80s are distorted by childhood haze and retrospective kitsch, Westerberg coughing out "Androgynous" with nothing but tape hiss for company is necessary proof that the decade's fashion struggles were about more than bad haircuts and neon. --Rob Mitchum



030: U2
The Joshua Tree
[Island; 1987]

Oh, how the punks hated U2. Just when they'd managed to dispel the excess of the 70s, here were four lads from Ireland trying to capture the entirety of human pathos in the broad strokes of the rock song. Yet there's an unquenchable yearning here incommensurate with the bloated contentment of the worst of 80s pop. Three of these eleven songs became wildly popular radio anthems still in heavy rotation today, and I'll be damned if they've lost any of their power. The pleasure comes in discovering that the latter tracks prove just as great, from the moody closer "Mothers of the Disappeared" to Bono's aching depiction of just "hangin' on" in "Red Hill Mining Town". Named for flora that flourish even in the heat of the desert, The Joshua Tree features songs about the political fallout of the 20th century, but it truly justifies the oft-overused adjective "timeless". --Christopher Dare


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031: Sonic Youth
EVOL
[SST; 1986]

Like the first slimy creature to pull itself from the primordial muck, EVOL is an aural document of Sonic Youth's One Small Step. Feedback-soaked noise had been their hallmark until this album, but EVOL would mark the true departure point of Sonic Youth's musical evolution-- in measured increments, Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo began to bring form to the formless, tune to the tuneless, and with the help of Steve Shelley's drums, they imposed melody and composition on their trademark dissonance. A breathtaking fusion of avant-garde noise (as far as Rock was concerned) and brilliant, propulsive rock took its first shaky advances out of the storm and didn't look back. That these sonic youths would go on to release two more of the decade's most impressive albums before you could say "Teen Age Riot" only reinforces the prominence of EVOL; this is where the seeds of greatness were sown. --Eric Carr


032: Hüsker Dü
Zen Arcade
[SST; 1984]

While R.E.M. crossed over into pop territory, a handful of moderately renowned independent bands continued to make hard art: Sonic Youth, Husker Dü, and The Minutemen dashed all conventions, creating astounding, unique material, overflowing with determined conviction. These bands labored in a tenuous, low-income network, playing houses, hole-in-the-walls, and whenever possible, wealthy liberal arts campuses. Most of the people that helped make said network would agree or concede that up to 1984, Zen Arcade was at once the most artistically and commercially remarkable record to come out of their nascent scene. Bob Mould's out-of-step, trademark Gibson Flying V stood for everything the underground were struggling to prop up, and the smarter-than-hardcore rage of "What's Going On" and "Something I Learned Today" silenced any closed-minded quips about the plaintive "Never Talking to You Again". The blinding winter skies conveyed in "Chartered Trips" and "Pink Turns to Blue" exemplify the power of this massive double album, a testament to the frustration and isolation underground bands fought through in the early 80s, as well as the debt we all owe them. --Chris Ott


033: The Fall
Hex Enduction Hour
[Kamera; 1982]

Beginning with 1980's Grotesque, The Fall set out on a decade-long run of confrontational, controversial and eventually commercial releases. It's definitely controversy-- perhaps more than music-- that lands Hex Enduction Hour its place in our 80s canon. The "Slates" ten-inch that preceded it is far and away their most accessible record prior to 1985's This Nation's Saving Grace, but Hex has history in spades. Mark E. Smith felt the six-member band was going nowhere, and decided Hex Enduction Hour would be the last Fall album, at a then-outlandish running time of sixty minutes. Unbeknownst to him, their offbeat, drum-driven singles had caught the attention of an up-and-coming Motown rep in London, to whom Smith gave a copy of Hex upon request. The infamous first yawp from "The Classical" blared from his office: "Where are the obligatory niggers?! Hey there, fuck-face! Hey there, fuck-face!" and obliterated what could have been one of the more daring marriages in pop history. --Chris Ott



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066: The Dukes of Stratosphear
Psonic Psunspot
[Virgin; 1987]

Despite their adoption of florid costuming and silly pseudonyms like Sir John Johns and The Red Curtain, it remains obvious that The Dukes of Stratosphear could be no other band than XTC. For one, Andy Partridge could never disguise his trademark throaty vocals, and two, the band's sense of songcraft is utterly distinctive. Partridge and Colin Moulding brought some of their best songs to the table for this side project, ensuring it all the life and vitality of the best records in XTC's back catalog. The Beatles/Kinks musichall of "You're a Good Man, Albert Brown", the phased paisley of "You're My Drug", and the Smile-worthy "Pale & Precious" stand wonderfully as single tracks, but as part of the same piece, and crowned with the beautifully frail pop blast "Vanishing Girl", they become a surreal rock-opera of opaque, hallucinogenic wonder. The 60s never sounded so good in the 80s. --Joe Tangari



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065: The Soft Boys
Underwater Moonlight
[Armageddon; 1980]

A psych-pop oddity released at the height of punk, and an incredibly important guitar record, Underwater Moonlight is ageless. Robyn Hitchcock's songwriting was at its demented peak with the kinky insect imagery of "Kingdom of Love", and on the effervescent title track, a saga of drowning lovers. The exuberantly malevolent "I Wanna Destroy You" dared punk to face itself in the mirror, and "The Queen of Eyes" updated The Byrds and found its way into the musical vocabulary of R.E.M. and their countless comrades in the early-80s underground. The Soft Boys were that ever elusive rarity-- muscle and brains in the same package, and the package they made was incredible. --Joe Tangari



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064: Television Personalities
...And Don't the Kids Just Love It
[Rough Trade; 1981]

The kids might have loved it but, given the relative obscurity of this album at the time of its release, not as much as they ought to have. Widely acknowledged as a defining influence on dozens of artists, Television Personalities seem to have been doomed to be the stepping stone to greatness without achieving a fraction of the notoriety of any of the other groundbreaking bands they left their mark on. But that can't detract from the no-frills attraction of this, their debut full-length; the hissy lo-fi techniques that would later come into vogue give And Don't the Kids Just Love It a closeness that wonderfully amplifies the simple directness and charm of the band's charming, wildly catchy twee-pop. Though its fuzzy aesthetics are a result of necessity rather than artistic intent, the album sounds remarkably prescient. Its sugar-high enthusiasm and impeccable hooks don't hurt, either. --Eric Carr



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063: Young Marble Giants
Colossal Youth
[Rough Trade; 1980]

The band would have put it more succinctly, but here's my take: Colossal Youth was Zen disco, new wave haiku, monk-punk that used sweetly perverted Ramones/Pistols minimalism to gently sketch out an exploded drawing of pop music. Though the album's spare, perfectly placed strokes of guitar, bass, organ, and voice would have more of an effect on mopey slowcore types and basement four-trackers, the ineffable thing about the Giants' music was how simultaneously haunting and cheery they could be. "Eating Noddemix" is music for brushing your teeth to the morning after an apocalypse, and the inimitable "Wurlitzer Jukebox" is a dance track for the last man on earth, with a geiger counter relentlessly ticking out the beat. Om, baby, yeah. --Brendan Reid



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062: R.E.M.
Reckoning
[IRS; 1984]

They were already huge underground, but this is the record that put R.E.M. on mainstream radio for the first time, unleashing the tide that eventually swept the word "alternative" into the national musical vocabulary. Musically, R.E.M. opened up their sound on Reckoning, driving things home more directly than on their debut. "Pretty Persuasion" was one of the band's most gorgeous songs, while the countrified second single "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" was a welcome blast of fresh air on the increasingly artificial airwaves of the early 80s. The record occasionally drop hints that it's not as young as it sounds, but when it does, at least has the good taste not to turn attention from its wrinkles with caked-on mascara. Yeah, Stipe, I'm talking to you. --Joe Tangari



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061: Nurse with Wound
Homotopy to Marie
[United Dairies; 1982]

Steven Stapleton was at his most frightening in the early 1980s, his albums creating stark, edge-of-seat tension with pitch-black textures and forboding silence occasionally broken by scraping metal and humanoid scurrying. Homotopy to Marie is Stapleton's career apex, a twisted masterpiece of minimalism whispering terrifying suggestions of death rituals and torture chambers. This album creeps. It is horror. The 20-minute title track is avant-garde dismembered for sadists and perverts. "The Schmürz" is hulking army men barking in reverse. "The Tumultuous Upsurge" is a grotesque death rattle with robotic toys laughing in proud hysteria. Do not play for children. --Ryan Schreiber



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060: Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska
[Columbia; 1982]

The legend has Springsteen carrying around a four-track cassette of demos for the new album in a ratty back pocket and then deciding finally to release the tape as it was. Nebraska was a precursor to both the unplugged movement and the four-track bedroom folk that swept the indie world in the early 90s, but none of that would matter now if the music weren't so remarkably good. Springsteen's love of the band Suicide helped shape the claustrophobic sound, and the dawn of the Reagan era is usually cited as the album's chief thematic inspiration. Ultimately, the political climate of its birth is irrelevant, as Springsteen's novelist's eye for detail and character ensure that the stories remain timeless. Live versions of these songs with the E Street band confirm that these songs were meant to be performed by a single man, in a room, alone. --Mark Richardson



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059: Guns N' Roses
Appetite for Destruction
[Geffen; 1987]

What are your friends' names? John? Paul? Evan? That's some weak shit next to the ultimate rock-o-nyms: Axl, Slash, Izzy, and Duff (yes, I am leaving out the drummer, the drug-addled Adler whose ejection begged the fantasy-question of how far gone you had to be to get the boot from these guys). Four different cults of personality! Five shaggy, fatless, tat-dappled Icaruses! Such creatures of instinct that Axl's channeling of Bowie and Iggy had to be accidental, right? This album can be summarized by a holy phrase: No filler. Thank god the original robo-rape art got banned; that skull-cross is the perfect visual accompaniment to an album that, along with displaying better songcraft and being more anthemic, was heavier than all of its competition. Alas, the band would later defy rock physics by bloating and disintegrating simultaneously. --William Bowers



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058: Elvis Costello
Imperial Bedroom
[Columbia; 1982]

Costello's famed collaboration with Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick came at a tumultuous time for the earnest rock and roller. With his marriage on the rocks and journalists touting a tryst with legendary NY groupie Bebe Buell, Imperial Bedroom marks Elvis Costello's most personal investment, an unflinching examination of fidelity, trust and the dishonesty of role-playing. He front-loaded the album with the most ambitious song he'd recorded to that point, explosive as the crashing thunderclap that introduces its bridge. To this day, the complicated layering and full bars overlapping in "Beyond Belief" make for an almost psychedelic listening experience, to say nothing of its astounding verse. Costello was already well-established as a master lyricist, but Imperial Bedroom makes clear he was not fucking around this time: "Charged with insults and flattery/ Her body moves with malice/ Do you have to be so cruel to be callous?" --Chris Ott



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057: Pixies
Come On Pilgrim
[4AD; 1987]

Compiled from a demo tape recorded in March, 1987 at Boston's Fort Apache studios, this disc served as the world's first taste of a band that would soon become one of the indie music world's all-time greats. It was, at the time, a curious release for 4AD who, The Birthday Party aside, largely favored jangly pop and gothic romance. But in retrospect, The Pixies would have been at home on any label, mapping their own rugged terrain with their trademark whisper/thunder dynamics and Frank Black's infamous turbulent screeching. Come On Pilgrim is filled with paradox: the narrator of "Caribou" mourns the torture of city life yet wishes for death as its namesake in the peace of wilderness; "Levitate Me" translates lyrics from a folk ballad to a shoegazing rocker; "I've Been Tired" is its most antic song. What possessed them? --Ryan Schreiber



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056: King Crimson
Discipline
[Warner Bros; 1981]

Were punk and new wave really so powerful as to banish prog from rock history? For a few English "dinosaurs", certainly not. Guitarist Robert Fripp had already earned his hip underground stripes working with Brian Eno throughout the 70s, but for this version of his celebrated prog outfit, he attempted to completely destroy the barriers that would segregate cliques. Keeping drummer Bill Bruford from the previous incarnation of the band, and adding guitarist/vocalist Adrian Belew (who'd played with David Bowie and on Talking Heads' earth-shattering Remain in Light) and bassist Tony Levin (who'd played with John Lennon and would go on to back Peter Gabriel), Fripp's gang played music as angular and tense as any post-punk group while as precise and rhythmically propulsive as a Bartok string quartet. Songs like the title track, "Thela Hun Ginjeet", and "Frame by Frame" are almost-danceable maxi-minimalist etudes, and obvious precursors to virtually all math-rock. --Dominique Leone



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055: The Police
Synchronicity
[A&M; 1983]

The Police were never a punk band, but that didn't stem accusations that the group were ditching their rock roots for adult contemporary. Nor were the Police ever New Romantics, but the themes suggest meaning behind the makeup: romanticism not from supposed individuality, but in the synchronous parallels of our modern lives. The band was indeed taking a distinct move toward pop with Synchronicity, but not from substance. Sting never shied away from the tensions below the surface: not just in "Every Breath You Take", but in songs like "Synchronicity II", in which "many miles away, something crawls from the slime at the bottom of a dark Scottish lake," its identity never revealed. Er... about that shadow on the door of the cottage... --Christopher Dare



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054: Big Black
Songs about Fucking
[Touch & Go; 1987]

Child molestation, urban decay, hopeless apathy, trucking, and racial commentary were all fair game to Big Black, and the screeching, clanking thud of their proto-industrial sound was only a shade less disturbing than their subject matter. Dave Riley's bass is a metallic, twisted train wreck, and Steve Albini's every word so bile-drenched it barely makes it past his lips. This, combined with the searing buzzsaw guitars and the violent percussive force of a jackhammer, will strip the enamel straight off your goddamn teeth. Their pervasive stench clings to the entirety of the burgeoning industrial movement, and Songs About Fucking is the still the biggest, baddest sound on the block; underestimate it at your own peril. --Eric Carr



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053: Mission of Burma
Signals, Calls & Marches
[Ace of Hearts; 1981]

Mission of Burma soundly countered the feel-good 70s rock and roll of The Cars (Boston's biggest export at the time), but their difficult, indulgent shows alienated most of their potential audience. As drummer Peter Prescott recently quipped in L.A.: "You guys are a lot nicer to us than your parents were." Signals, Calls & Marches housed their one inescapable hit, "That's When I Reach for My Revolver", which, in comparison to screaming post-punk/pre-hardcore numbers like "Outlaw" and "Fame and Fortune", sounds flat and somewhat dated. But "This Is Not a Photograph" holds up best of all, a delegate for the songs of Mission of Burma's first wave. --Chris Ott



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052: Eric B. & Rakim
Paid in Full
[4th & Broadway; 1987]

Although Rakim didn't invent the art of rhyming, he was the one who defined what it meant to be a hip-hop lyricist. With a flow that would've melted glaciers, Rakim handled the beat with a precision that sounded otherworldly to '87 ears, igniting an entire generation of MC imitators. On Paid in Full, he used rhymes like putty to sculpt a lyrical masterpiece that hasn't been touched since. "I Ain't No Joke", "Paid in Full", "Move the Crowd"... how could you even pretend to fuck with Rakim Allah? And, oh yeah, the beats were also on-point, regardless of who produced them. --Sam Chennault



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051: Leonard Cohen
I'm Your Man
[Columbia; 1988]

You know you're cool when you get all dressed up in shades and a blazer just to be eating a banana on your album cover. And dig the David Lynch font of the song titles. I'm Your Man is the perfect midpoint for Cohen's career-- it rivals the poetry of 1969's Songs from a Room, but labors under the resort-lounge production of the apocalyptic, Oliver Stoned 1992 release The Future (yo, everyone knows that 2001's Ten New Songs was a non-representative carjacking). My theory is that there are two Leonard Cohen robots, one of which is a genius lyricist, and one of which is a melodramatic, obtuse-voiced mercenary who will speak-croon over the most Karaokean arrangements. Yet who else sings lines as piercing as "It's Father's Day and everybody's wounded," or, "Let me be somebody I admire"? He talks to Hank Williams, he says we're talking to our pockets, and without his concrete odes to monkey-mailing there might not be a Smog, or even Iron & Wine. --William Bowers



050: Spacemen 3
The Perfect Prescription
[Fire; 1987]

Hipsters the world over have tried to assert that, of The Perfect Prescription and Playing with Fire, the latter is Spacemen 3's landmark achievement. You will never tell me this and escape unscathed. Though both are massively haunting works of dystopian misery and contented addiction, The Perfect Prescription's dreamweapon is its stunning melodic depth. Whereas Playing with Fire showed the band already splintering, the bulk of its songs written solo, The Perfect Prescription's tracklist consists entirely of collaborations between the band's two primary members, and proves they were at their euphonic best when working together. The record drips with harrowing accounts of habitual users denying their dependence, yet its droning astral reverence pressures you to try it yourself, replicating the bliss of the altered state in gossamer keyboards and celestially aligned vocals. This is your brain on drugs. --Ryan Schreiber

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049: Mission of Burma
Vs.
[Ace of Hearts; 1982]

Boston's finest art-punk trio-plus-tape-guy recorded just one studio full-length, and it's a massive legacy. Assessable not in tunes but in grinding velocity, it's texturally complex and high-energy. Roger Miller's guitar varies from hypnotic repetition on "Trem Two" to sounding like a power line flailing in a pool of rain, while the rhythmic noise divides into shards for Martin Swope's tape manipulations; Miller as vocalist is prone to outbursts and declamations, while Clint Conley sings with his vulnerabilities in barbed wire on his sleeve. --Chris Dahlen

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048: R.E.M.
Document
[IRS; 1987]

As addressed by the double-sided pun on the sleeve, "File Under Fire", Document featured a harder, more focused R.E.M. From "The One I Love" to "Fireplace", it was as if the band had become enflamed by the times. It was their most political album yet, with songs like "Exhuming McCarthy" and "Welcome to the Occupation" indicting the Reaganite indulgences of the 1980s. Avian imagery formed the album's other aesthetic undercurrent in "King of Birds" and "Disturbance at the Heron House", hinting at a phoenix-like rebirth. With their fifth album, R.E.M. emerged into the mainstream while managing to address politics with a dignity shared by few other visible acts of the era, at the same time offering a new path to the murmuring underground. Of course, they also gave us the timeless acronym "ITEOTWAWKI (AIFF)". --Christopher Dare

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047: John Zorn
Naked City
[Tzadik; 1989]

In many ways, John Zorn's po-mo mishmash Naked City project was the academic fruition of no-wave. Just like The Contortions and DNA (one of Zorn's faves), Naked City's effortless deconstruction of popular sounds seemed at once a reaction to the music, and completely apart from it. Ever wondered how the James Bond theme would sound if reinterpreted as noise-rock? They covered that. Always wished that those hardcore drummers could mix a little be-bop into their repertoire? Your wait was over. But Naked City was more than just raucous genre-bending; it was a visceral, sometimes violent (especially regarding the murder and bondage imagery Zorn associated with much of the music) display of controlled freedom-- and all of that performed by some of the most accomplished musicians to have ever been associated with rock. No New York, indeed. --Dominique Leone

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046: XTC
English Settlement
[Virgin; 1982]

Exit quirky English new wave, enter nervous breakdown. To Andy Partridge, it was clear XTC couldn't go on producing the same stage-ready sparxx at this point, and this double-LP was something of a sonic renaissance. The band's penchant for spiking the pop punch began a gradual shift towards the pastoral and "arty", yet these tunes could hardly be described as pretentious. Perhaps taking cues from the Talking Heads and The Police (XTC toured with both), world music touches began to creep into the band's mix, and a whole range of state-of-the-80s synth technology helped flesh out Partridge and Colin Moulding's still-maturing craft. "Ball and Chain", "Jason and the Argonauts", and "Snowman" are but a few of the songs from English Settlement that could not have appeared on any of their previous records, such was the complexity of the themes and arrangements. Of course, Partridge would soon explore these avenues to an extent that could no longer maintain the band's breakneck zeal in any capacity-- but that's another story. --Dominique Leone

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045: Prince
Sign 'O' The Times
[Paisley Park/Warner Bros; 1987]

Along with The White Album and Exile on Main Street, Sign 'O' The Times is the template for the perfect double album. Take an artist at the peak of his powers, give him the space to work all his crazy ideas to their logical conclusion, and then edit the results into a varied four-sided collection. Club classics ("Hot Thing", "U Got the Look"), ballads of epic rock ("The Cross"), sexy R&B ("Adore"), and flat-out amazing pop songs ("I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man," "If I Was Your Girlfriend") are all here in abundance. Oh yeah, he wrote, played, produced and sang just about everything himself, too. Was he the greatest quadruple threat ever? Listen and decide for yourself. --Mark Richardson

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044: Kraftwerk
Computer World
[Warner Bros; 1981]

The standard critic's line points to Computer World as the turn where the rest of electronic music caught the inside corner before dusting the dour Germans completely on the sad back stretch of the mid-80s. The truth is, Ralf and Florian were no longer interested in being ahead of the game in 1981, and Computer World was their chance to celebrate the arrival of the world that they'd been promising for so long. And what's a celebration without good pop songs? Ditties like "It's More Fun to Compute" and "Home Computer" show Kraftwerk at their most playful and self-aware, their electronics hadn't sounded this rich and warm since Autobahn, and the beautifully edited three-song stretch of "Pocket Calculator", "Numbers", and "Computer World 2" is perhaps Kraftwerk's finest sequence on record. Don't stop believing (until side two of Electric Café, that is.) --Mark Richardson

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043: Run-DMC
Raising Hell
[Profile; 1986]

Until I reached adolescence, I grew up in an isolated town in central Louisiana. Although the community was a majority African-American, most of us had only heard of hip-hop before Run-DMC. But after Jam Master Jay & Co dropped, there was a steady stream of cars headed to New Orleans in search of boomboxes and Adidas sneakers. Soon, the swamp was alive with the sounds of boom bap; and our parents and teachers watched in horror as we snapped, popped, and spat our way through childhood. Run-DMC took hip-hop out of the cities and introduced it to the world. They introduced us to a culture that is now the most wide-spread and influential youth culture in the world, making them every bit as important as Bob Dylan or the Rolling Stones. This is the group at their peak. [R.I.P. Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell: 01.25.62-10.30.02] --Sam Chennault

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042: Cowboy Junkies
The Trinity Session
[RCA; 1988]

It's amazing how many of the stylistic tropes of The Trinity Session have come to be a standard fare of the underground music scene. Now it would almost seem like an indie music cliché, but there just weren't many slow, country-tinged bands recording the Live 1969 version of "Sweet Jane" in 1988. Cowboy Junkies created a sound from VU's street poetry, traditional folk songs, Hank Williams, and Patsy Cline, then recorded it all live through a single microphone in a church in Toronto with the studied reverence of Midwestern graduate students. It still sounds great in the dark. --Mark Richardson

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041: Beastie Boys
Licensed to Ill
[Def Jam; 1986]

[Bowers:] Ryan, why is this on the list? [Schreiber:] Mmmfhhmm... [Bowers]: Dude, wake up! How'd you get a Twinkie in your effin' hair? Why are we honoring Licensed to Ill? Hasn't it become the frat lodestone it was supposedly lampooning? Wasn't it beneath them? Wasn't it condescending? Didn't even their concerts on this album's tour amount to statements of contempt for their audience, like their dumb videos? Wasn't this a callous move by Rick Rubin/Russell Simmons to cash in on "Walk This Way" rock-hop with a bunch of vaudevillian palefaces? [Schreiber:] You mean Elvises? This album is epochal. Think to when you first heard it. Then think to the last time you played it, how good the songs you didn't skip were. [Bowers:] You're right. In 1986 and in 2002, "The New Style", "Paul Revere", "Rhymin' and Stealin'" and "Hold It Now Hit It" made/make no sense and made/make perfect sense, as the Beasties rant like used car salesmen about fast food, hard drugs, and general malfeasance over rickety-suave backbeat clusters. And "Brass Monkey" keeps stealing my brain's lunch money. [Schreiber:] Then quit yer bitchin'. --William Bowers






040: Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me
[SST; 1987]

It's appropriate that one of the most revolting, festering cysts on rock and roll's enduring legacy grew out of contempt for the incomparably deluded fratboys and prissy, politically correct dilettantes at UMASS, Amherst College, Holyoke, Hampshire, and of course, Smith. Dinosaur Jr recorded three albums in this environment before succumbing to a then-infamous personality clash between bassist Lou Barlow and lead singer/guitarist J Mascis; You're Living All Over Me is the finest document of their struggle, combining elements of Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, Jimi Hendrix and hardcore punk in a bubbling cauldron of disease. Mascis' wavering whine skirts annoyance thanks to even more grating, explosive distortion-- it's a low-fidelity overload unheard of in 1987, save perhaps for Big Black's turgid racket or Sonic Youth's Bad Moon Rising. The brutal onslaughts "Sludgefeast" and "Tarpit" are countered by a pair of twang pop songs ("In a Jar" and a version of Peter Frampton's "Show Me the Way"), but there's an economical middle ground where you'll find "Raisans", "The Lung" and "Little Fury Things", the best of Barlow-era Dinosaur Jr's proto-grunge rock. --Chris Ott

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039: The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses
[Silvertone; 1989]

The Stone Roses arrived so fully formed upon the release of their debut that it destroyed them altogether. This record simultaneously gathers the disparate strands of UK rock in the 80s and predicts the Britpop of the 90s. Guitar hooks drip from the stereo like honey spiked with acid and a dab of arsenic. Vocalist Ian Brown exudes boredom and venom in equal measure, calmly repeating, "I wanna be adored/ You adore me," as a mantra and confidently declaring, "I Am the Resurrection," as though it were pre-written. And it all sounded so good you believed it, even if just for a moment. --Joe Tangari

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038: The Cure
Disintegration
[Fiction/Elektra; 1989]

A titan of an album (clocking in at 70+ minutes with its two cassette/CD bonus tracks), Disintegration outlines every reason The Cure inherited the word "atmospheric" following the demise of Joy Division; though it wants for a single as glorious as "Just Like Heaven", Disintegration stands unquestionably as Robert Smith's magnum opus. The title track is without peer in their catalog, a tyrannical eight-minute epic swirling with formless, distant melodies and sinister, writhing lyrics. "Pictures of You", at 7½ minutes, was nicely trimmed and remixed for 1990 radio play, but as with "Fascination Street" (the album's lead single, also heavily edited), the sonorous guitar architect

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