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Albums and Tracks of the Year for 1979

Albums and Tracks of the Year for 1979
  • Albums

  • Tracks

Fear Of Music - Talking Heads

Talking Heads

Fear Of Music

  1. Metal Box - Public Image Ltd

    Public Image Ltd
    Metal Box

  2. Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division

    Joy Division
    Unknown Pleasures

  3. Setting Sons - The Jam

    The Jam
    Setting Sons

  4. Entertainment - Gang Of Four

    Gang Of Four
    Entertainment

  5. Armed Forces - Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello
    Armed Forces

  6. Do It Yourself - Ian Dury

    Ian Dury
    Do It Yourself

  7. London Calling - The Clash

    The Clash
    London Calling

  8. Squeezing Out Sparks - Graham Parker

    Graham Parker
    Squeezing Out Sparks

  9. The Specials - The Specials

    The Specials
    The Specials

  1. Linton Kwesi Johnson - Forces Of Victory

  2. The B52's - The B52's

  3. Ry Cooder - Bop Till You Drop

  4. The Raincoats - The Raincoats

  5. Tom Verlaine - Tom Verlaine

  6. Earth Wind And Fire - I Am

  7. The Undertones - The Undertones

  8. Wire - 154

  9. Dave Edmunds - Repeat When Necessary

  10. XTC - Drums And Wires

  11. Pere Ubu - New Picnic Time

  12. The Slits - Cut

  13. Chic - Risque

  14. Police - Regatta De Blanc

  15. The Royal Rasses - Humanity

  16. Israel Vibration - Same Song

  17. Michael Rother - Katzenmusik

  18. Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps

  19. Popol Vuh - Bruder Des Schattens, Sohne Des Lichts

  20. The Fall - Dragnet

  21. The Only Ones - Even Serpents Shine

  22. The Residents - Eskimo

  23. Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming

  24. Tom Waits - Blue Valentine

  25. This Heat - This Heat

  26. Swell Maps - A Train To Marineville

  27. Joe Jackson - I'm The Man

  28. The Red Crayola - Solder Talk

  29. The Human League - Reproduction

  30. David Bowie - Lodger

Eton Rifles - The Jam

The Jam

Eton Rifles

  1. Gangsters - The Specials

    The Specials
    Gangsters

  2. London Calling - The Clash

    The Clash
    London Calling

  3. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

    Gloria Gaynor
    I Will Survive

  4. Strange Town - The Jam

    The Jam
    Strange Town

  5. Message In A Bottle - The Police

    Message In A Bottle
    The Police

  6. Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello
    Oliver's Army

  7. Spacer - Sheila Be Devotion

    Sheila Be Devotion
    Spacer

  8. Shake Your Body - The Jacksons

    The Jacksons
    Shake Your Body

  9. Memories - Public Image Ltd

    Public Image Ltd
    Memories

  1. Public Image Ltd - Death Disco

  2. Chic - My Feet Keep Dancing

  3. The B52s - Rock Lobster

  4. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

  5. XTC - Making Plans For Nigel

  6. Dave Edmunds - Queen Of Hearts

  7. Echo And The Bunnymen - The Pictures On The Wall

  8. Talking Heads - Life During Wartime

  9. The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good And Evil

  10. Earth Wind And Fire - Boogie Wonderland

  11. The Fall - Rowche Rumble

  12. Eddy Grant - Living On The Front Line

  13. Madness - The Price

  14. The Cure - Boys Don't Cry

  15. Lori And The Chameleons - Touch

  16. Joy Division - Transmission

  17. The Undertones - Get Over You

  18. Silicone Teens - Memphis Tennessee

  19. Selecter - On My Radio

  20. M - Pop Music

  21. Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk

  22. Blondie- Heart Of Glass

  23. Sister Sledge - We Are Family

  24. Pretenders - Stop Your Sobbing

  25. TV Personalities - Where's Bill Grundy Now

  26. Leighton Buzzards - Saturday Night Beneath The Plastic Palms

  27. Distractions - Time Goes By So Slow

  28. Graham Parker - Protection

  29. The Specials - A Message To You Rudi

  30. Orchestral Menoeuvres In The Dark - Electricity


 
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