Favourite Albums of 1981?

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1 The Gordons - s/t
2 Bauhaus-mask
3 Devo - New Traditionalists
4 Lindsey Buckingham - Law And Order. too high? No.
5 YMO - Technodelic
6 Brian Eno - David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
7 Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Reactor
8 Bob Dylan - Shot Of Love. underrated
9 Chrome - Blood on the moon
10 Midnight Oil - Place Without A Postcard
11 Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark - Architecture & Morality
12 The Undertones - Positive Touch
13 Roger - The Many Facets Of Roger
14 Sparks - Whomp That Sucker



Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
David Byrne & Brian Eno - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Def Leppard - High 'n' Dry
King Crimson - Discipline
Rush - Moving Pictures
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Last Great Movie Seen
Black Sunday (Bava, 1960)



  • Phil Collins - Face Value
  • Journey - Escape
  • The Police - Ghost in the Machine
  • The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
  • Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall in Love
  • Hall & Oates - Private Eyes
  • Kool & The Gang - Something Special
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - Raise!
  • Randy Crawford - Secret Combination
  • U2 - October
  • The Human League - Dare
  • Bobby Womack - The Poet
  • Al Jarreau - Breakin' Away
  • Prince - Controversy
  • The Whispers - This Kind of Lovin'
  • Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
  • Kraftwerk - Computer World



Heavy Metal: Music From the Motion Picture



minds his own damn business
The Time
Duran Duran
Level 42
A Certain Ratio - To Each
This Heat - Deceit
The Birthday Party - Prayers on Fire
Rick James - Street Songs
Public Image Ltd - Flowers of Romance
Funkadelic - Electric Spanking of War Babies
Glenn Branca - The Ascension
Black Uhuru - Red
Genesis - Abacab
The Fall - Slates
Cabaret Voltaire - Red Mecca
The Raincoats - Odyshape
Rocky Erickson - The Evil One
Einsturzende Neubauten - Kollaps
Oingo Boingo - Only a Lad
The Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
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Television Personalities - And Don't the Kids Just Love It
Birthday Party - Prayers on Fire
Public Image - Flowers of Romance
X - Wild Gift
Black Uhuru - Red
Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk
Yoko Ono - Season of Glass
GoGos - Beauty and the Beat
Pretenders - II
Replacements - Sorry Ma Forgot to Take Out the Trash
Altered Images - Happy Birthday
Mink De Ville - Coup de Grace
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
Tom Tom Club - s/t
ABBA - The Visitors
Damaged - Black Flag
The Blasters - s/t
Durutti Column - LC
Raincoats - Odyshape
This Heat - Deceit



A system of cells interlinked
Toto - Turn back
Iron Maiden - Killers
Rush - Moving Pictures
Billy Squire - Don't Say No
Van Halen - Fair Warning
Killing Joke - What's This for?
The Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat
Journey - Escape
Def Leppard - High-n-Dry
Genesis - Abacab
Triumph - Allied Forces
The Police - Ghost in the Machine
Rush - Exit...Stage Left
Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
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Oh God I am such a plonker. Completely forgot about my clearcut #1 LP for 1981: