The magnificent epitaph for Ian Curtis and Joy Division, ‘Closer’ is a bleak and beautiful masterpiece that very few have subsequently equalled.
A symbol of youthful spirit at the dawn of Thatcherism, Dexys Midnight Runners’ debut ‘Searching For The Young Soul Rebels’ is still remarkably fresh.
A milestone in the development of British indie in 1980 because of its quiet economy, ‘Colossal Youth’ was the only album from the short-lived Young Marble Giants.
After two albums of breakneck post-punk, 1984’s ‘Let It Be’ was the moment that The Replacements finally came of age.
Derided at the time, Beastie Boys’ kaleidoscopic second album ‘Paul’s Boutique’ helped to turn sampling into a fine art form.
Gothic, emotionally ravaged and spectacularly beautiful, The Cure released their finest album ‘Disintegration’ in 1989.
A debut album that captured the imaginations of a generation, ‘The Stone Roses’ turns 30.
One of the most influential indie records of all time, Pixies’ star-making second album ‘Doolittle’ was released in April 1989.
One of the greatest monuments to hip-hop’s golden age of the late Eighties, De La Soul’s colourful and idiosyncratic 1989 debut ‘3 Feet High And Rising’ remains seminal.
New Order’s 1989 LP ‘Technique’ was the final instalment in a dazzling run of exceptional singles and albums in the Eighties.