Playing off the tension between punk energy and arty intellectualism, Mission Of Burma were one of American punk’s most visionary bands.
The last of their masterpieces, 1981’s ‘Computer World’ represented Kraftwerk’s perfection of form and content.
Released in 1981, ‘My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts’ remains a landmark in the evolution of sampling and production.
A bold, creative blowout sprawling across a triple album, The Clash’s 1980 epic ‘Sandinista!’ demonstrated how broad punk’s church could be.
A key milestone in the development of West Coast punk, ‘Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables’ was an energetic, technically accomplished and politically switched-on debut.
The magnificent epitaph for Ian Curtis and Joy Division, ‘Closer’ is a bleak and beautiful masterpiece that very few have subsequently equalled.
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.
One of the most influential indie records of all time, Pixies’ star-making second album ‘Doolittle’ was released in April 1989.
30 years ago, My Bloody Valentin’s first LP for creation records became one of the cornerstones of the shoegaze genre. Much imitated, but never bettered.