New Musical Express' Greatest Albums of the 1980's

Entertainment: Music NME

### 01. Stone Roses (Stone Roses - 1989) ### 02. Smiths (Queen Is Dead - 1985) ### 03. De La Soul (Three Feet High And Rising - 1989) ### 04. Prince (Sign - 19O' The Times - 1987) ### 05. Public Enemy (It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back - 1988) ### 06. Jesus And Mary Chain (Psychocandy - 1985) ### 07. Smiths (Hatful Of Hollow - 1984) ### 08. Joy Division (Closer - 1980) ### 09. Jam (Sound Affects - 1980) ### 10. New Order (Low-Life - 1985) ### 11. Talking Heads (Remain In Light - 1980) ### 12. Dexy's Midnight Runners (Searching For The Young Soul Rebels - 1980) ### 13. Happy Mondays (Bummed - 1989) ### 14. Pixies (Surfer Rosa - 1988) ### 15. ABC (Lexicon Of Love - 1982) ### 16. Tom Waits (Swordfishtrombones - 1983) ### 17. Teardrop Explodes (Kilimanjaro - 1980) ### 18. Human League (Dare - 1981) ### 19. Prince (Parade - 1986) ### 20. Go-Betweens (16 Lovers Lane - 1988) ### 21. Tom Waits (Rain Dogs - 1985) ### 22. Fall (This Nation's Saving Grace - 1985) ### 23. Pogues (Rum, Sodomy And The Lash - 1985) ### 24. Smiths (Smiths - 1984) ### 25. Elvis Costello (Blood and Chocolate - 1986) ### 26. Dexy's Midnight Runners (Don't Stand Me Down - 1985) ### 27. Wonder Stuff (Eight Legged Groove Machine - 1988) ### 28. Echo And The Bunnymen (Crocodiles - 1980) ### 29. Bruce Springsteen (Nebraska - 1982) ### 30. Donald Fagen (Nightfly - 1982) ### 31. Billy Bragg (Talking With The Taxman About Poetry - 1986) ### 32. Mary Margaret O'Hara (Miss America - 1988) ### 33. Lloyd Cole and The Commotions (Rattlesnakes - 1984) ### 34. Wedding Present (George Best - 1987) ### 35. Big Black (Atomiser - 1987) ### 36. David Byrne and Brian Eno (My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts - 1981) ### 37. Sonic Youth (Sister - 1987) ### 38. Jungle Brothers (Straight Out Of The Jungle - 1988) ### 39. Echo And The Bunnymen (Heaven Up Here - 1981) ### 40. REM (Green - 1988) ### 41. Elvis Costello (Imperial Bedroom - 1982) ### 42. Orange Juice (You Can't Hide Your Love Forever - 1982) ### 43. Marvin Gaye (Midnight Love - 1982) ### 44. Madonna (Like A Prayer - 1989) ### 45. Van Morrison (Beautiful Vision - 1982) ### 46. The The (Infected - 1986) ### 47. Smiths (Meat Is Murder - 1985) ### 48. Lou Reed (New York - 1989) ### 49. Public Enemy (Yo! Bum Rush The Show - 1987) ### 50. Husker Du (Warehouse: Songs And Stories - 1987) ===== Missing: ===== * Teardrop Explodes (17) * Go-Betweens (20) * Wonder Stuff (27) * Echo And The Bunnymen (28) * Donald Fagen (30) * Billy Bragg (31) * Mary Margaret O'Hara (32) * Lloyd Cole and The Commotions (33) * Wedding Present (band) (34) * Big Black (35) * Jungle Brothers (38) * Echo And The Bunnymen (39) * Orange Juice (42) * The The (46)

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Vote RankingList Ranking  

1

1

Stone Roses

Musicians

100% (1 of 1 votes)

40

2

The Smiths

Musicians

0% (0 of 6 votes)

19

3

De La Soul

Vocalists

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

10

4

Prince

Vocalist

54.55% (36 of 66 votes)

3

5

Public Enemy

Musicians

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

30

6

The Jesus and Mary Chain

Musicians

0% (0 of 0 votes)

41

7

The Smiths

Musicians

0% (0 of 6 votes)

39

8

Joy Division

Musicians

0% (0 of 1 votes)

31

9

The Jam

Musicians

0% (0 of 2 votes)

37

10

New Order

Musicians

0% (0 of 2 votes)

25

11

Talking Heads

Musicians

0% (0 of 1 votes)

35

12

Dexy's Midnight Runners

Musicians

0% (0 of 1 votes)

13

13

Happy Mondays

Musicians

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

22

14

The Pixies

Musicians

0% (0 of 1 votes)

34

15

ABC (Band)

Musicians

0% (0 of 3 votes)

20

16

Tom Waits

Musician

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

24

18

The Human League

Musicians

0% (0 of 0 votes)

11

19

Prince

Vocalist

54.55% (36 of 66 votes)

21

21

Tom Waits

Musician

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

16

22

The Fall

Musicians

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

15

23

The Pogues

Musicians

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

42

24

The Smiths

Musicians

0% (0 of 6 votes)

5

25

Elvis Costello

Vocalist

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

36

26

Dexy's Midnight Runners

Musicians

0% (0 of 1 votes)

28

28

Echo & the Bunnymen

Musicians

0% (0 of 0 votes)

8

29

Bruce Springsteen

Vocalist

62.79% (81 of 129 votes)

27

30

Donald Fagen

Musician

0% (0 of 2 votes)

32

31

Billy Bragg

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

33

35

Big Black

Musicians

0% (0 of 1 votes)

26

36

David Byrne

Musicians

0% (0 of 1 votes)

38

36

Brian Eno

Composer

0% (0 of 2 votes)

23

37

Sonic Youth

Musician

0% (0 of 3 votes)

29

39

Echo & the Bunnymen

Musicians

0% (0 of 0 votes)

12

40

R.E.M.

Musicians

53.29% (89 of 167 votes)

6

41

Elvis Costello

Vocalist

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

17

43

Marvin Gaye

Vocalist

33.33% (6 of 18 votes)

9

44

Madonna (Ciccone)

Vocalist

54.76% (161 of 294 votes)

7

45

Van Morrison

Vocalist

66.67% (4 of 6 votes)

44

45

The Chieftains

Musicians

0% (0 of 0 votes)

18

46

The The

Musicians

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

43

47

The Smiths

Musicians

0% (0 of 6 votes)

2

48

Lou Reed

Musician

89.47% (17 of 19 votes)

4

49

Public Enemy

Musicians

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

14

50

Husker Du

Musicians

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)