NME’s best albums and tracks of 1980

Albums Of The Year

Tracks Of The Year

1
Joy Division
Love Will Tear Us Apart
2The Jam
Going Underground
3The Beat
Mirror In The Bathroom
4Joy Division
Atmosphere
5David Bowie
Ashes To Ashes
6Bow Wow Wow
Your Cassette pet
7Grace Jones
Private Life
8David Bowie
Fashion
9Bow Wow Wow
C30 C60 C90 Go
10Stevie Wonder
Master Blaster
  1. The Teardrop Explodes – Treason
  2. Dexys Midnight Runners – Geno
  3. The Jam – Start!
  4. UB40 – Food For Thought/King
  5. Elvis Costello – New Amsterdam
  6. A Certain Ratio – Shack Up
  7. Echo And The Bunnymen – Rescue
  8. UB40 – My Way Of Thinking/I Think It’s Going To Rain Today
  9. Kurtis Blow – The Breaks
  10. The Beat – Best Friend/ Stand Down Margaret
  11. Elvis Costello – I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down
  12. The Cramps – Drug Train
  13. The Fall – Fiery Jack
  14. Dexys Midnight Runners – Dance Stance
  15. Robert Palmer – Johnny & Mary
  16. The Beat – Hands Off…She’s Mine
  17. The Subterraneans – My Flamingo
  18. Magazine – A Song From Under The Floorboards
  19. Comsat Angels – Independence Day
  20. The Undertones – My Perfect Cousin
  21. The Stray Cats – Runaway Boys
  22. Robert Wyatt – At Last I Am Free
  23. Robert Palmer – Looking For Clues
  24. Dexy Midnight Runners – There, There, My Dear
  25. Madness – My Girl
  26. Squeeze – Another Nail In My Heart
  27. A Certain Ratio – Flight
  28. The Au Pairs – Diet/It’s Obvious
  29. Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica
  30. Cabaret Voltaire – Seconds Too Late
  31. Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
  32. Elvis Costello – Hi-Fidelity
  33. Aswad – Warrior Charge
  34. Richard Hell – Love Comes In Spurts
  35. Smack – Edward Fox
  36. The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me
  37. Bette Bright – Hello I’m Your Heart
  38. Linx – Rise And Shine
  39. Siouxsie And The Banshees – Happy House
  40. Adam And The Ants – Dog Eat Dog
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