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1979-1988

1979

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Album of the Year: Pink Floyd, The Wall*

The best of the rest:
The Cure, Three Imaginary Boys
Merzbow, Lowest Music 2
Fred Myrow and Malcolm Seagrave, Phantasm*
Gary Numan, The Pleasure Principle
Nurse with Wound, Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella
Petra, Washes Whiter Than
Tubeway Army, Replicas
XTC, Drums and Wires
Frank Zappa, Joe’s Garage

 

1980

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Album of the Year: Yes, Drama*

The best of the rest:
Russ Ballard, Barnet Dogs
The Cure, Seventeen Seconds
Dead Kennedys, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
The Judy’s, The Wonderful World of Appliances
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Chance*
Merzbow, Fuckexercise
The Vapors, New Clear Days*
Whitehouse, Birthdeath Experience
X, Los Angeles

1981

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Album of the Year: The 150 Murderous Passions, The 150 Murderous Passions

The best of the rest:
Black Flag, Damaged
Blue Öyster Cult, Fire of Unknown Origin*
The Cure, Carnage Visors
Demon, Night of the Demon
Iron Maiden, Killers
The Judy’s, Washarama
Silly Wizard, Wild and Beautiful
V/A, No New York
Whitehouse, Dedicated to Peter Kurten

1982

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Album of the Year: Sutcliffe Jügend, We Spit on Their Graves

The best of the rest:
Accept, Restless and Wild
Bill Cosby, Himself*
The Cure, Pornography
Brenda Hutchinson and Clive Smith, Liquid Sky
Iron Maiden, The Number of the Beast
Merzbow, Paradoxa Paradoxa
Rush, Signals*
V/A, Rat Music for Rat People, vol. 1*
Whitehouse, New Britain

1983

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Album of the Year: Black Flag, The First Four Years*

The best of the rest:
The Cure, The Top
Dio, Holy Diver*
Hüsker Dü, Everything Falls Apart
Iron Maiden, Piece of Mind*
Mercyful Fate, Melissa*
Gary Moore, Victims of the Future
The Replacements, Hootenanny
Southern Death Cult, Southern Death Cult
V/A, Neuengamme

1984

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Album of the Year: Hüsker Dü, Zen Arcade

The best of the rest:
The Cult, Dreamtime
Depeche Mode, Some Great Reward*
Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Welcome to the Pleasuredome*
Guadalcanal Diary, Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man
The Lords of the New Church, The Method to Our Madness*
Mama’s Boys, Mama’s Boys*
Redd Kross, Third Eye
Skinny Puppy, Remission
Swans, Young God

1985

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Album of the Year: Rain Parade, Crashing Dream**

The best of the rest:
Battered Citizens, Police Brutality*
Celtic Frost, To Mega Therion*
The Cult, Love*
Hallow’s Eve, Tales of Terror*
Hüsker Dü, New Day Rising
Mama’s Boys, Power and Passion*
Saint Vitus, Hallow’s Victim
The Sisters of Mercy, First and Last and Always
V/A, The Blasting Concept, vol. 2

1986

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Album of the Year: Skinny Puppy, Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse**

The best of the rest:
Big Black, Atomizer
Death in June, The Wörld that Summer
Dream Death, More Graveyard Delving*
Hüsker Dü, Candy Apple Grey*
Marillion, Misplaced Childhood*
Ministry, Twitch
Nurse with Wound, The Ladies Home Tickler
Queensrÿche, Rage for Order
Swans, Holy Money

1987

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Album of the Year: King Diamond, Abigail**

The best of the rest:
Big Black, Songs About Fucking
Celtic Frost, Into the Pandemonium*
Coil, The Unreleased Themes for Hellraiser
Fields of the Nephilim, Dawnrazor*
Hüsker Dü, Warehouse: Songs and Stories*
The Replacements, Pleased to Meet Me*
The Sisters of Mercy, Floodland*
Skinny Puppy, Cleanse Fold and Manipulate*
The Tear Garden, Tired Eyes Slowly Burning

1988

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Album of the Year: Ministry, The Land of Rape and Honey**

The best of the rest:
Steve Earle, Copperhead Road*
Fields of the Nephilim, The Nephilim*
Diamanda Galàs, You Must Be Certain of the Devil
KMFDM, Don’t Blow Your Top
The Mission, Children
Nurse with Wound, Soliloquy for Lilith: Six Songs for Lilitu
Queensrÿche, Operation: Mindcrime
Skinny Puppy, VIVIsectVI*
Sol Invictus, Against the Modern World

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