NME’s best albums and tracks of 1979

Albums Of The Year

Tracks Of The Year

1
The Jam
Eton Rifles
2The Specials
Gangsters
3The Clash
London Calling
4Gloria Gaynor
I Will Survive
5The Jam
Strange Town
6The Police
Message In A Bottle
7Elvis Costello
Oliver’s Army
8Sheila B Devotion
Spacer
9The Jacksons
Shake Your Body
10Public 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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