Albums of the year '79-'03

A Listmania! list by Bela Lugosi's Still Dead (UK)
 
Unknown Pleasures
1.  Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
The list author says:
  "1979: Often imitated, never bettered. Runner-up: Public Image Ltd - First Issue"
£5.68   Used & New from: £2.33
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

In The Flat Field
2.  In The Flat Field by Bauhaus
The list author says:
  "1980: The point at which  goth began in earnest, and Bauhaus' best album. Beats "Closer" only because I gave Joy Division last year. Runner-up: Joy Division - Closer"
£10.92   Used & New from: £3.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Faith
3.  Faith by The Cure
The list author says:
  "1981 - possibly my favourite album ever, 37 minutes it is near impossible to flaw. Runner-up: The Birthday Party - Prayers On Fire"
£12.79   Used & New from: £2.69
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Pornography
4.  Pornography by The Cure
The list author says:
  "1982 - I know this is hypocritical but really, Pornography is a journey that deserves the album of the year title as much as Faith. Runner-up: Cocteau Twins - Garlands"
£12.87   Used & New from: £1.49
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Soul Mining
5.  Soul Mining by The The
The list author says:
  "1983 - creepy, bile-filled, angry-young man trapped inside bitter-sweet pop. One of the best pop albums ever made. Runner-up: Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels"
£4.99   Used & New from: £2.48
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Treasure
6.  Treasure by Cocteau Twins
The list author says:
  "1984 - the 3rd amazing Cocteaus album in a row, and they had been honing their skills long enough to turn themselves from simply "amazing" to "astounding". Runner-up: Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance"
£7.85   Used & New from: £3.68
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Psycho Candy
7.  Psycho Candy by Jesus & Mary Chain
The list author says:
  "1985 - The fuzz, the noise, the discordance, but... the beauty inside! Possibly the best opening track on a debut album ever (until Mojo Pin anyway). Runner-up: Dif Juz - Extractions"
£8.82   Used & New from: £2.74
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Queen Is Dead
8.  The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
The list author says:
  "1986 - THE greatest pop album ever made. Much self-examination, wry humour and bleak world views, complementing the best constructed songs of any time. Runner-up: Depeche Mode - Black Celebration"
£5.73   Used & New from: £0.25
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Floodland
9.  Floodland by The Sisters Of Mercy
The list author says:
  "1987 - Listening to this now, a lot of it sounds like gothic cliche. This is because it has been ripped off so much since. Runner-up: The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me"
£10.03   Used & New from: £2.27
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Blue Bell Knoll
10.  Blue Bell Knoll by Cocteau Twins
The list author says:
  "1988 - Possibly the greatest album ever, definitely the most beautiful. Approaching perfect in almost every way. Runner-up: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Tender Prey"
£7.44   Used & New from: £3.29
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Disintegration
11.  Disintegration by The Cure
The list author says:
  "1989 - The 2nd best Cure album (after Faith). 72 minutes I can only flaw slightly and in small petty ways. Runner-up: Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine"
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.35
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Ritual De Lo Habitual
12.  Ritual De Lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction
The list author says:
  "1990 - Put classic rock, funk, metal, misery, actually, pretty much everything that went before in a blender and mixed it until it sounded right. Runner-up: Depeche Mode - Violator"
£6.34   Used & New from: £0.30
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Loveless
13.  Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
The list author says:
  "1991 - You will undoubtedly by now be aware of the stigma attached to this record. It deserves it. Hell, it even beats Spiderland down to 2nd place. Runner-up: Slint - Spiderland"
Used & New from: £3.79
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Spooky
14.  Spooky by Lush
The list author says:
  "1992 - A recent discovery, believe it or not. Before they became another girl-pop band, Lush were a great shoegazing ethereal band! Runner-up: Faith No More - Angel Dust"
Used & New from: £6.25
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Forever
15.  Forever by Cranes
The list author says:
  "1993 - Scary at times, beautiful at others. Spacey and lush. The vocals might take a bit of getting used to, they did for me. Runner-up: Slowdive - Souvlaki"
£13.00   Used & New from: £1.95
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Grace
16.  Grace by Jeff Buckley
The list author says:
  "1994 - A sad loss. The best singer ever and an excellent songwriter too. Such a sad tale but such a great musical legacy! Runner-up: Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral"
£4.70   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)

The Bends
17.  The Bends by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "1995 - With britpop destroying all (including shoegaze >_<), Radiohead decided that, instead, they would forge forward the next era in British songwriting. Runner-up: Sonic Youth - Washing Machine"
£4.14   Used & New from: £0.19
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)

Aenima
18.  Aenima by Tool
The list author says:
  "1996 - Heavy metal should never be the same again. 77 minutes of intensity, beauty and prog-rock expression. And it sold like hotcakes too! Runner-up: Soundgarden - Down On The Upside"
£19.98   Used & New from: £3.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Young Team
19.  Young Team by Mogwai
The list author says:
  "1997 - It was so hard to pick between this and "OK Computer" but I went for this one because I listened to "Mogwai Fear Satan" and fell in love all over again. Runner-up: Radiohead - OK Computer"
Used & New from: £0.40
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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F# A# Oo
20.  F# A# Oo by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The list author says:
  "1998 - When Armageddon comes it will sound a bit like this. And in that case I will it closer. Runner-up: The Gathering - How To Measure A Planet?"
£10.36   Used & New from: £5.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Still Life [Digipak]
21.  Still Life [Digipak] by Opeth
The list author says:
  "1999 - It's extremely heavy, yet extremely lush and melodic at the same time. A light year ahead of any other in their genre. Runner-up: Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile"
£25.42   Used & New from: £3.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

White Pony
22.  White Pony by Deftones
The list author says:
  "2000 - Often an unpopular choice, but this really was a step forward, not just for the Deftones, but for metal in general. Runner-up: A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms"
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.15
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Lateralus
23.  Lateralus by Tool
The list author says:
  "2001 - Took the formula from AEnima to its logical conclusion - less messing about, more music (79 mins in fact). Never once gets dull. Runner-up: Mogwai - Rock Action"
£25.00   Used & New from: £1.93
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

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24.  ( ) by Sigur Růs
The list author says:
  "2002 - Took a while to take impact, but you can just drift away listening to this album, every time. Simply beautiful. Runner-up: Isis - Oceanic"
£7.99   Used & New from: £2.39
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

Thirteenth Step
25.  Thirteenth Step by A Perfect Circle
The list author says:
  "2003 - The ghost of mope-rock and goth past has possessed alt-rock and metal! Hallelujah! Runner-up: Matthew Good - Avalanche"
£10.79   Used & New from: £2.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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