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.
40 years after its release, ‘London Calling’ still stands as the album that signposted a departure from the restrictions and solipsism of first-wave punk.
Although ‘The Wall’ was an extraordinary accomplishment, Roger Waters’ masterpiece effectively signaled the end of Pink Floyd’s classic line-up.
Very little else rivals Public Image Ltd.’s 1979 album ‘Metal Box’ as a more complete expression of everything that post-punk could be.
Sharply dressed, socially switched-on and tremendous fun, ‘The Specials’ typified the 2 Tone era and remains relevant in 2019.
Razor-sharp, angry and intelligent, Gang Of Four’s 1979 debut album ‘Entertainment!’ was instrumental in laying down a template for post-punk that still endures today.
While synthesisers had been around for a while by 1979, Gary Numan’s chilly, immersive album ‘The Pleasure Principle’ represented a Year Zero for commercially successful electronic pop.
Four decades on from its release, The Slits’ scintillating debut album ‘Cut’ still blazes a trail for women in the music industry.
Turning his neuroses inwards, David Byrne and Talking Heads delivered their first proper masterpiece in 1979 with third album ‘Fear Of Music’.