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Thanks once more to ngchol for doing the part that required actual work

1 - Pixies - Doolittle (198) (13)

2 - Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (184) (11)

3 - Talking Heads - Remain in Light (133) (10)

4 - Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (125) (9)

5 - Smiths - Queen Is Dead (121) (9)

5 - Stone Roses - Stone Roses (121) (;)

7 - Prince - Sign O' the Times (111) (9)

8 - Joy Division - Closer (101) (:(

9 - Michael Jackson - Thriller (90) (;)

10 - Pixies - Surfer Rosa (88) (8)

11 - Sonic Youth - Sister (86) (9)

12 - Kraftwerk - Computer World (84) (8)

13 - Slayer - Reign In Blood (80) (6)

14 - Metallica - Master Of Puppets (73) (5)

14 - Prince - Purple Rain (73) (7)

16 - Duran Duran - Rio (72) (4)

16 - Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (72) (5)

18 - Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (71) (5)

18 - Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (71) (5)

18 - Public Enemy - It Take A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (71) (7)

21 - Vangelis - Bladerunner (67) (5)

22 - Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (66) (5)

23 - U2 - Joshua Tree (63) (6)

24 - Cure - Disintegration (61) (6)

25 - Fall - Hex Enduction Hour (60) (4)

26 - Jesus And Mary Chain - Psychocandy (58) (6)

27 - New Order - Technique (57) (4)

28 - Michael Jackson - Bad (55) (7)

29 - Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (54) (4)

30 - Guns n' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (49) (4)

31 - My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything (47) (4)

31 - Prince - Dirty Mind (47) (6)

31 - R.E.M. - Murmur (47) (4)

34 - Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (46) (3)

35 - Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me (44) (4)

35 - R.E.M. - Document (44) (3)

37 - Cocteau Twins - Treasure (43) (4)

37 - Glenn Branca - Ascension (43) (3)

39 - Roxy Music - Avalon (42) (4)

39 - U2 - Unforgettable Fire (42) (3)

41 - Replacements - Let It Be (41) (3)

41 - Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (41) (3)

43 - Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (40) (3)

43 - Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (40) (3)

43 - Pixies - Come On Pilgrim (40) (4)

43 - Smiths - Smiths (40) (3)

47 - Fall - Slates (39) (2)

48 - AC/DC - Back In Black (38) (3)

48 - Brian Eno - Apollo (Atmospheres & Soundtracks) (38) (4)

48 - Sisters of Mercy - Floodland (38) (4)

51 - Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill (36) (4)

51 - Galaxie 500 - On Fire (36) (2)

51 - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Your Funeral... My Trial (36) (2)

51 - Nirvana - Bleach (36) (6)

55 - Cure - Pornography (35) (3)

55 - R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (35) (2)

57 - Fall - Perverted By Language (33) (2)

57 - R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction (33) (2)

57 - Smiths - Meat is Murder (33) (3)

60 - De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (32) (4)

60 - Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro (32) (2)

60 - Wonder Stuff - Hup (32) (2)

63 - Pet Shop Boys - Actually (31) (3)

64 - Black Flag - Damaged (30) (3)

64 - R.E.M. - Green (30) (2)

64 - Tears for Fears - Songs from the Big Chair (30) (2)

67 - Big Black - Songs About Fucking (29) (2)

67 - Sonic Youth - Evol (29) (4)

69 - B-52's - Cosmic Thing (28) (3)

69 - Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (28) (3)

69 - Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4 (28) (3)

69 - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Tender Prey (28) (2)

73 - Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night (27) (2)

74 - Devo - Freedom of Choice (26) (4)

74 - House of Love - House of Love (26) (2)

74 - Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen (26) (2)

74 - Smiths - Hatful of Hollow (26) (2)

78 - Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full (25) (2)

78 - Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man (25) (2)

78 - Pet Shop Boys - Introspective (25) (2)

81 - NWA - Straight Outta Compton (24) (3)

81 - Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & The Lash (24) (2)

81 - Talking Heads - Little Creatures (24) (2)

84 - Butthole Surfers - Locust Abortion Technician (23) (3)

84 - Grace Jones - Nightclubbing (23) (2)

84 - Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (23) (2)

84 - Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love (23) (2)

84 - Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (23) (3)

84 - Siouxsie & The Banshees - Juju (23) (2)

90 - R.E.M. - Reckoning (22) (2)

91 - Communards - Red (20) (1)

91 - Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (20) (1)

91 - Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters/In God We Trust, Inc (20) (1)

91 - Fugazi - 13 Songs (20) (2)

91 - Galaxie 500 - Today (20) (1)

91 - Human League - Dare! (20) (2)

91 - Saints - All Fools Day (20) (1)

91 - The The - Infected (20) (2)

91 - Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (20) (2)

91 - Wonder Stuff - Eight Legged Groove Machine (20) (1)

101 - Bob Dylan - No Mercy (19) (1)

101 - Breakwater - Splashdown (19) (1)

101 - Chris & Cosey - Techno Primitiv (19) (1)

101 - David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (19) (2)

101 - Happy Mondays - Bummed (19) (1)

101 - Hoodoo Gurus - Stoneage Romeos (19) (1)

101 - Japan - Tin Drum (19) (2)

101 - Metallica - ...And Justice For All (19) (1)

101 - Minor Threat - Complete Discography (19) (1)

101 - New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (19) (4)

101 - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (19) (1)

101 - Prince - Parade (19) (2)

101 - Sonic Youth - Confusion is Sex + Kill Yr (19) (1)

114 - Arthur Russell - World of Echo (18) (1)

114 - Coil - Horse Rotorvator (18) (1)

114 - Fall - Grotesque (After The Gramme) (18) (1)

114 - Herbie Hancock - Lite Me Up! (18) (1)

114 - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Kicking Against The Pricks (18) (2)

114 - Prince - Controversy (18) (1)

114 - Prince - Lovesexy (18) (1)

114 - Propaganda - A Secret Wish (18) (1)

114 - Replacements - Tim (18) (1)

114 - Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hyaena (18) (1)

114 - Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (18) (2)

114 - The The - Soul Mining (18) (1)

114 - Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones (18) (2)

127 - Bad Religion - Suffer (17) (1)

127 - Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (17) (1)

127 - Cure - Head on the Door (17) (1)

127 - Limit - Limit (17) (1)

127 - Metallica - Kill 'Em All (17) (1)

127 - Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi (17) (1)

127 - Pink Floyd - Momentary Lapse of Reason (17) (1)

127 - Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (17) (1)

127 - Roxy Music - Flesh And Blood (17) (1)

127 - Wipers - Over the Edge (17) (1)

127 - Yello - New Mix In One Go (17) (1)

138 - Chronic Sick - Cutest Band In Hardcore (16) (1)

138 - Metallica - Ride the Lightning (16) (1)

138 - Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound of Thunder (16) (1)

138 - Queen - A Kind of Magic (16) (1)

138 - Scott Walker - Climate of Hunter (16) (1)

138 - Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (16) (3)

144 - Bryan Ferry - Boys And Girls (15) (1)

144 - Cocteau Twins - Garlands (15) (1)

144 - Cramps - Pyschedelic Jungle (15) (1)

144 - Cure - Faith (15) (1)

144 - De La Soul - Three Feet High and Rising (15) (2)

144 - Eloy - Ra (15) (1)

144 - Fall - Wonderful And Frightening World of... (15) (1)

144 - Iron Maiden - Powerslave (15) (1)

144 - Jandek - You Walk Alone (15) (1)

144 - King Crimson - Discipline (15) (1)

144 - Nick Straker - Nick Straker (15) (1)

144 - Simple Minds - Once Upon a Time (15) (1)

144 - Smiths - Rank (15) (1)

144 - Steve Reich - New York Counterpoint (15) (1)

144 - Style Council - Introducing The Style Council (15) (1)

144 - Sunnyboys - Sunnyboys (15) (1)

144 - Tom Waits - Raindogs (15) (1)

144 - Wedding Present - Bizarro (15) (1)

162 - Cash Money & Marvelous - Where's the Party At? (14) (1)

162 - David Sylvian - Gone To Earth (14) (1)

162 - Fall - Room To Live (14) (1)

162 - Go-Gos - Beauty And The Beat (14) (1)

162 - Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time (14) (1)

162 - Paul Simon - Gracelands (14) (1)

162 - Peter Gabriel - III (14) (2)

162 - Replacements - Don't Tell A Soul (14) (1)

170 - Bomb the Bass - Into the Dragon (13) (1)

170 - Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing (13) (1)

170 - Faith No More - Real Thing (13) (2)

170 - Fall - I Am Kurious Oranj (13) (1)

170 - Flipper - Generic Flipper (13) (1)

170 - INXS - Kick (13) (1)

170 - John Carpenter/Alan Howarth - Escape From New York (13) (1)

170 - Julee Cruise - Floating Into The Night (13) (1)

170 - Lime - Lime II (13) (1)

170 - Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls and Marches (13) (3)

170 - Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me (13) (1)

170 - Stevie Wonder - Hotter than July (13) (1)

170 - This Heat - Deceit (13) (1)

183 - Beat Happening - Jamboree (12) (2)

183 - Birthday Party - Prayers on Fire (12) (1)

183 - Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (12) (1)

183 - Bryan Ferry - Bete Noire (12) (1)

183 - Dire Straits - Love Over Gold (12) (1)

183 - Fall - Bend Sinister (12) (1)

183 - Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (12) (1)

183 - Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (12) (1)

183 - Primitives - Lovely (12) (1)

183 - Primitives - Primitives (12) (1)

183 - Simple Minds - Sparkle in the Rain (12) (1)

183 - Traveling Wilburys - Traveling Wilburys Vol 1 (12) (2)

183 - Ultramagnetic MCs - Critical Beatdown (12) (2)

196 - Billy Joel - Innocent Man (11) (1)

196 - Black Flag - First Four Years (11) (1)

196 - Clannad - Legend (11) (1)

196 - Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll (11) (1)

196 - Echo and the Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here (11) (1)

196 - Fall - Frenz Experiment (11) (1)

196 - Field Mice - Snowball (11) (1)

196 - Jam - Sound Affects (11) (2)

196 - Jungle Brothers - Done by the Forces of Nature (11) (1)

196 - Madonna - True Blue (11) (1)

196 - Marillion - Script for a Jester's Tear (11) (1)

196 - Sepultura - Beneath The Remains (11) (2)

196 - Sick Of It All - Blood, Sweat and No Tears (11) (1)

196 - Silencers - A Letter from St Paul (11) (1)

196 - Spacemen 3 - Playing With Fire (11) (1)

196 - Transvision Vamp - Pop Art (11) (1)

196 - UB40 - Signing Off (11) (1)

196 - XTC - Skylarking (11) (1)

214 - Black Flag - My War (10) (1)

214 - Deodato - Night Cruiser (10) (1)

214 - Go-Betweens - Send Me A Lullaby (10) (1)

214 - Gorilla Biscuits - Start Today (10) (1)

214 - Lyres - On Fyre (10) (1)

214 - Marillion - Clutching at Straws (10) (1)

214 - R.E.M. - Murmer (10) (1)

214 - Roger Waters - Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking (10) (1)

214 - Spacemen 3 - Sound of Confusion (10) (1)

214 - Zapp - Zapp I (10) (1)

224 - Dead Kennedys - Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death (9) (1)

224 - Dentists - Some People Are On The Pitch They Think It's All Over It Is Now (9) (1)

224 - Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (9) (1)

224 - Fall of Saigon - Fall of Saigon (9) (1)

224 - Fire Engines - Aufgeladen und Bereit für Action und Spass (9) (1)

224 - GnR - Appetite for Destruction (9) (1)

224 - Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (9) (2)

224 - INXS - Listen Like Thieves (9) (1)

224 - Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast (9) (1)

224 - Kate Bush - Dreaming (9) (1)

224 - Loop - Heavens End (9) (1)

224 - Marillion - Seasons End (9) (1)

224 - Meat Puppets - II (9) (1)

224 - Paul Simon - Graceland (9) (1)

224 - Popol Vuh - Sei still, wisse ICH BIN (9) (1)

224 - Space Art - Play Back (9) (1)

240 - Big Daddy Kane - Long Live The Kane (8) (1)

240 - Duran Duran - Seven and the Ragged Tiger (8) (1)

240 - Golden Palominos - A Dead Horse (8) (1)

240 - Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids (8) (1)

240 - Jesus And Mary Chain - Darklands (8) (1)

240 - John Hiatt - Slow turning (8) (1)

240 - Oingo Boingo - Only a Lad (8) (1)

240 - Prince - Batman (8) (1)

240 - Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (8) (1)

240 - Telescopes - Taste (8) (1)

240 - Vangelis - Soil Festivities (8) (1)

251 - Amebix - Arise (7) (1)

251 - Birthday Party - Junkyard (7) (1)

251 - Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band - All Night Long (7) (1)

251 - Erasure - Innocents (7) (1)

251 - George Clinton - Computer Games (7) (1)

251 - Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette (7) (1)

251 - Kate Bush - Sensual World (7) (1)

251 - Laughing Clowns - Laughter Around The Table (7) (1)

251 - Wedding Present - George Best (7) (1)

260 - 7 Seconds - Skins, Brains and Guts (6) (1)

260 - Chaka Kahn - I Feel for You (6) (1)

260 - Culture Club - Colour by Numbers (6) (1)

260 - Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm of a Dying Sun (6) (1)

260 - Duran Duran - Notorious (6) (1)

260 - Harold Budd / Elizabeth Fraser / Robin Guthrie / Simon Raymonde - Moon And The Melodies (6) (1)

260 - Hoodoo Gurus - Mars Needs Guitars! (6) (1)

260 - Jungle Brothers - Straight Out The Jungle (6) (1)

260 - Run DMC - Run DMC (6) (1)

260 - Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising (6) (2)

260 - Soul 2 Soul - Club classics volume 1 (6) (1)

260 - Steely Dan - Gaucho (6) (1)

272 - ABC - Lexicon Of Love (5) (1)

272 - Afghan Whigs - Up in It (5) (1)

272 - B-52's - Wild Planet (5) (1)

272 - Bad Brains - Bad Brains (5) (1)

272 - Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - Ice Cream For Crow (5) (1)

272 - Cowboy Junkies - Trinity Session (5) (1)

272 - Def Leppard - Hysteria (5) (1)

272 - Imagination - Body Talk (5) (1)

272 - Iron Maiden - Killers (5) (1)

272 - Megadeth - Killing is my Business... And Business is Good! (5) (1)

272 - Mikey Dread - World War III (5) (1)

272 - Prince - 1999 (5) (1)

272 - Rush - Moving Pictures (5) (1)

272 - Siouxsie & The Banshees - Tinderbox (5) (1)

272 - Sparks - Angst In My Pants (5) (1)

272 - Tears for Fears - Hurting (5) (1)

272 - Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years (5) (1)

289 - Big Daddy Kane - It's A Big Daddy Thing (4) (1)

289 - Carcass - Symphonies of Sickness (4) (1)

289 - David Bowie - Let's Dance (4) (1)

289 - Descendents - Milo Goes To College (4) (2)

289 - Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain (4) (1)

289 - Fleshtones - Hexbreaker (4) (1)

289 - Imagination - In The Heat Of The Night (4) (1)

289 - Jesus And Mary Chain - Barbed Wire Kisses (4) (1)

289 - Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Tropical Gangsters (4) (1)

289 - Lou Reed - New York (4) (1)

289 - Siege - Drop Dead (4) (1)

289 - Siouxsie & The Banshees - Kaleidoscope (4) (1)

289 - Talk Talk - Colour Of Spring (4) (1)

289 - Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (4) (1)

303 - Angry Samoans - Back From Samoa (3) (1)

303 - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising (3) (1)

303 - Glove - Blue Sunshine (3) (1)

303 - Go-Betweens - Tallulah (3) (1)

303 - Go-Gos - Talk Show (3) (1)

303 - Grace Jones - Slave To The Rhythm (3) (1)

303 - Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind (3) (1)

303 - Jun Fukamachi - Quark (3) (1)

303 - Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down (3) (1)

303 - Madness - Absolutely (3) (1)

303 - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Organisation (3) (1)

303 - Rick James - Street Songs (3) (1)

303 - Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (3) (1)

316 - Black Uhuru - Chill Out (2) (1)

316 - Blue Nile - Hats (2) (1)

316 - Clash - Combat Rock (2) (1)

316 - Deacon Blue - Raintown (2) (1)

316 - Duran Duran - Duran Duran (2) (1)

316 - Earth Wind & Fire - Raise! (2) (1)

316 - EPMD - Strictly Business (2) (1)

316 - Felt - Poem of the River (2) (1)

316 - George Benson - Give me the Night (2) (1)

316 - King Diamond - Them (2) (1)

316 - Madonna - Like A Virgin (2) (1)

316 - New Order - Substance (2) (1)

316 - Residents - Commercial Album (2) (1)

316 - Rhys Chatham - An Angel Moves Too Fast To See (For 100 Electric Guitars, Electric Bass, And Drums) (2) (1)

316 - Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue (2) (1)

316 - Stevie Nicks - Rock A Little (2) (1)

316 - Suzanne Vega - Suzanne Vega (2) (1)

316 - Wham! - Make it Big. (2) (1)

334 - Butthole Surfers - Psychic.. (1) (1)

334 - Cult - Electric (1) (1)

334 - David Bowie - Scary monsters and supercreeps (1) (1)

334 - Eric Serra - Subway OST (1) (1)

334 - Five Star - Silk and Steel (1) (1)

334 - Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (1) (1)

334 - Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1) (1)

334 - Hue and Cry - Seduced and Abandoned (1) (1)

334 - Janet Jackson - Control (1) (1)

334 - Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Mambo Nassau (1) (1)

334 - Megadeth - Peace Sells.. (1) (1)

334 - Opal - Happy Nightmare Baby (1) (1)

334 - Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon (1) (1)

334 - Patrick Cowley - Megatron Man (1) (1)

334 - Simple Minds - Sons and Fascination / Sister Feelings Call (1) (1)

334 - Slayer - South of Heaven (1) (1)

334 - Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good (1) (1)

334 - Terry Riley - Harp of New Albion (1) (1)

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As before, I've probably missed a small number of near-dupes - I can see I've missed one for It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, for example - so I'll reissue the list later in the week if necessary...

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And Siouxsie enter the chart at 84. Bunch of philistines, the lot of you :)

(and Blade Runner is two words :()

(In other news - awesome job collating everything, ngchol/larry! Nice to see just how wrong people's tastes are ;))

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Much as I appreciate the work you guys put into these lists, I do massively prefer the selection process (listening to lots of great albums) and the discussion thread to the list itself. I'm hoping the 70s list will be more to my tastes - I don't really know 90% of the stuff that got voted for here.

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neither do the people who voted. they just list whatever the NME tells them to like.

lol

Prince and The Beastie Boys, well known staples of NME coverage.

Thanks again, larrydavidsanger and Ngchol! I didn't manage to get a full 20 together due to time constraints and the limited amount of 80s music I own. Sure I will be able to stuff my 70s list with Floyd and Zeppelin.

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lol

Prince and The Beastie Boys, well known staples of NME coverage.

They used to be, in the late 80s / early 90s. I've no idea if the NME still do bang on about them, but there you go.

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A couple more duplicates:

31 - R.E.M. - Murmur (47) (4)

214 - R.E.M. - Murmer (10) (1)

101 - David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (19) (2)

334 - David Bowie - Scary monsters and supercreeps (1) (1)

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Aye, me too. Most difficult as well, though - it was hell having to dig out all those back copies of NME from 80-89 just to check whether what I wanted to vote for fitted into the accepted template.

That Pitchfork one can't be correct, though: only five of their Top 10 are in my Top 20 and the rest don't feature at all. Is there a list somewhere even more correct than the NME one we've been following all these years, do you think? :bye:

Thanks for putting this together, larry and ngchol.

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Jimmy sent me a cd once with a dB's track on it. It was much better than that one. Spy in the House of Love perhaps?

Good memory! Its probably my favourite but I don't think they released it as a single:

Spy in the House of Love

VerticalSlum: All their stuff is available on Spotify. First two LPs are the most critically acclaimed but I prefer the slightly poppier album 'Like This'. Has aged well.

http://open.spotify.com/album/4GRz7r8WSmpHcFevhPhwtc

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