NME’s best albums and tracks of 1982

Albums Of The Year

Tracks Of The Year

1
Grandmaster Flash
The Message
2Marvin Gaye
Sexual Healing
3Robert Wyatt
Shipbuilding
4The Jam
A Town Called Malice
5ABC
The Look Of Love
6The Valentine Bros.
Money’s To Tight To Mention
7Yazoo
Only You
8Rhoda & The Special Aka
The Boiler
9Shalamar
There It Is
10Elvis Costello
Man Out Of Time
  1. Rockers Revenge – Walking On Sunshine
  2. Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good
  3. Abc – Poison Arrow
  4. Yazoo – Don’t Go
  5. Odyssey – Inside Out
  6. Afrika Bambaataa – Planet Rock
  7. Wham! – Young Guns Go For It
  8. New Order – Temptation
  9. The Jam – Beat Surrender
  10. The Clash – Straight To Hell
  11. Imagination – Just An Illusion
  12. Southern Death Cult – Fat Man/Moya
  13. Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
  14. Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
  15. Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
  16. Gil Scott-Heron – B-Movie
  17. Madness – House Of Fun
  18. Syl Johnson – Ms Fine Brown Frame
  19. Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
  20. The Clash – Know Your Rights
  21. Malcolm Mclaren – Buffalo Gals
  22. Kid Creole And The Coconuts – Stool Pigeon
  23. Siouxsie And The Banshees – Slow Dive
  24. Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse
  25. Scritti Politti – Faithless
  26. Joan Jett – I Love Rock And Roll
  27. Aretha Franklin – Jump To It
  28. Kool And The Gang – Get Down On It
  29. Orchestra Makassy – Mambo Bado
  30. Yello – Pinball Cha Cha
  31. Cheri – Murphy’s Law
  32. Simple Minds – Promised You A Miracle
  33. Elvis Costello – Head To Toe
  34. Wham! – Wham Rap
  35. Donna Summer – State Of Independence
  36. The Associates – Party Fears Two
  37. Gang Of Four – I Love A Man In Uniform
  38. Hall And Oats – I Can’t Go For That
  39. Soft Cell – Torch
  40. Eddy Grant – I Don’t Wanna Dance
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