"Daddy, what did you listen to when you were a kid?"

A Listmania! list by Stephen Jenkins (London, UK)
 
Low-Life
1.  Low-Life by New Order
The list author says:
  "Taking another step closer to becoming a perfect pop group."
£7.39   Used & New from: £3.04
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Sound Affects
2.  Sound Affects by The Jam
The list author says:
  "Weller's musical influences finally move beyond The Kinks and The Who. All the better for it too."
£5.93   Used & New from: £1.73
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

The Specials
3.  The Specials by The Specials
The list author says:
  "A record that refused to leave my record player for a good six months. When punk met reggae."
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.48
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Sulk
4.  Sulk by Associates
The list author says:
  "You'll probably never hear two singles better than Party Fears Two and Club Country."
£42.14   Used & New from: £11.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

UB44
5.  UB44 by UB40
The list author says:
  "The long forgotten 3rd studio album from 1982. My favourite of the pre-Labour Of Love period."
£7.61   Used & New from: £3.02
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Eden
6.  Eden by Everything But the Girl
The list author says:
  "From the mid 80s *new jazz* scene. Their first and best longplayer."
£10.00   Used & New from: £1.44
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

London 0 Hull 4
7.  London 0 Hull 4 by Housemartins
The list author says:
  "Indie Marxists who thankfully didn't take themselves too seriously."
£6.20   Used & New from: £3.31
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

New Chapter
8.  New Chapter by Aswad
The list author says:
  "Melodic and militant. Before they traded roots for pop."
Used & New from: £14.91
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Our Favourite Shop
9.  Our Favourite Shop by Style Council
The list author says:
  "Weller followed The Jam with something even better.  No other record better described 80s Britain."
£6.00   Used & New from: £2.67
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Soul Mining
10.  Soul Mining by The The
The list author says:
  "I've Been Waiting For Tomorrow (All Of My Life) says it all really."
£10.00   Used & New from: £1.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Get Happy
11.  Get Happy by The Attractions
The list author says:
  "20 tracks in about 40 minutes. A new wave take on Stax/Volt."
£13.99   Used & New from: £2.92
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Fun Boy Three
12.  The Fun Boy Three by Fun Boy Three
The list author says:
  "Terry, Neville and Lynval leave The Specials in the middle of the night..."
£17.92   Used & New from: £1.02
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Keep Moving
13.  Keep Moving by Madness
The list author says:
  "No longer Nutty but better than ever. Madness grow up."
£17.20   Used & New from: £3.44
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Cupid & Psyche 85
14.  Cupid & Psyche 85 by Scritti Politti
The list author says:
  "Glossy and synthetic but perfectly formed pop."
Used & New from: £6.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Special Beat Service
15.  Special Beat Service by The Beat
The list author says:
  "By '82 the 2-Tone fad had long expired, so when The Beat made their best album few noticed."
£14.99   Used & New from: £2.37
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
16.  New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) by Simple Minds
The list author says:
  "Before the rubbish Stadium Rock phase they made records as good as this one."
£5.17   Used & New from: £2.47
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

The Correct Use of Soap
17.  The Correct Use of Soap by Magazine
The list author says:
  "The 2nd to last Magazine LP from '81. All of the prog elements had now been streamlined into a twisted replica of a modern soul record. Brilliant."
£7.95   Used & New from: £2.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
18.  Searching For The Young Soul Rebels by Dexy's Midnight Runners
The list author says:
  "The sharp tongued There, There My Dear is one of the best written Singles ever released. Dexy's brilliant 1979 debut."
£5.02   Used & New from: £0.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

She Was Only A Grocer's Daughter
19.  She Was Only A Grocer's Daughter by Blow Monkeys
The list author says:
  "The 3rd studio album from 1987. A camp version of The Style Council, for lack of a better description."
Used & New from: £12.92
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Solid Gold/Another Day, Another Dollar
20.  Solid Gold/Another Day, Another Dollar by Gang of Four
The list author says:
  "Their 2nd album took them even closer to the dancefloor."
£5.94   Used & New from: £3.13
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Too Much Pressure
21.  Too Much Pressure by Selecter
The list author says:
  "A female fronted 2-Tone group. Rawer and less Chart friendly than the others. Better for it."
Used & New from: £27.95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Fine Young Cannibals
22.  Fine Young Cannibals by Fine Young Cannibals
The list author says:
  "After The Beat split Cox and Steele hooked up with a remarkable vocalist and made this lovely replica of a Motown record."
£6.43   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Swoon
23.  Swoon by Prefab Sprout
The list author says:
  "Few seem to remember their 1983 debut album."
£6.49   Used & New from: £2.55
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Head on the Door
24.  The Head on the Door by The Cure
The list author says:
  "Once the sulking stopped they released this gorgeous 1985 album."
£10.00   Used & New from: £2.28
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

High Land, Hard Rain
25.  High Land, Hard Rain by Aztec Camera
The list author says:
  "Astonishing to think Roddy Frame was just 19 when this was released in '83"
Used & New from: £1.07
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Tin Drum
26.  Tin Drum by Japan
The list author says:
  "One of quite a few records I'd secretly play when my mates were nowhere in sight."
£10.06   Used & New from: £1.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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