1979 New Wave Album Releases

1979
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Aug 3
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
Talking Heads
Fear of Music
96
critic score
(5)
86
user score
(1,075)
May 18
David Bowie - Lodger
David Bowie
Lodger
89
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(768)
May 11
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
The Cure
Three Imaginary Boys
80
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(633)
Aug 17
XTC - Drums and Wires
XTC
Drums and Wires
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(223)
Oct 5
The Police - Reggatta de Blanc
The Police
Reggatta de Blanc
70
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(223)
Jul 6
The B-52's - The B-52's
The B-52's
The B-52's
88
critic score
(5)
79
user score
(211)
Sep 7
Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
Gary Numan
The Pleasure Principle
86
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(159)
Dec 27
Pretenders - Pretenders
Pretenders
Pretenders
100
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(132)
Jan 5
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Armed Forces
94
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(121)
Oct 4
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Blondie
Eat to the Beat
80
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(104)
Apr 1
Tubeway Army - Replicas
Tubeway Army
Replicas
85
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(90)
Jun 13
The Cars - Candy-O
The Cars
Candy-O
82
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(87)
Feb 1
Marianne Faithfull - Broken English
Marianne Faithfull
Broken English
83
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(82)
Mar 5
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
Joe Jackson
Look Sharp!
100
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(58)
Nov 17
The Jam - Setting Sons
The Jam
Setting Sons
100
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(57)
Dec 1
Japan - Quiet Life
Japan
Quiet Life
74
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(53)
Apr 1
Iggy Pop - New Values
Iggy Pop
New Values
75
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(51)
Dec 7
The Clash - London Calling
The Clash
London Calling
91
critic score
(1)
95
user score
(50)
Jun 1
Devo - Duty Now for the Future
Devo
Duty Now for the Future
65
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(49)
Oct 1
The Human League - Reproduction
The Human League
Reproduction
45
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(43)
Jun 12
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
The Cure
Boys Don't Cry
91
user score
(38)
Jan
Blondie - Heart of Glass
Blondie
Heart of Glass
94
user score
(33)
1979
Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
Talking Heads
Life During Wartime
87
user score
(24)
Sep 21
The Police - Message in a Bottle
The Police
Message in a Bottle
91
user score
(24)
1979
The Flying Lizards - The Flying Lizards
The Flying Lizards
The Flying Lizards
60
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(20)
1979
Talking Heads - I Zimbra
Talking Heads
I Zimbra
89
user score
(20)
1979
Talking Heads - Cities
Talking Heads
Cities
91
user score
(20)
Dec 14
The Clash - The Guns of Brixton
The Clash
The Guns of Brixton
90
user score
(20)
Apr 9
Squeeze - Cool for Cats
Squeeze
Cool for Cats
90
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(19)
Oct 5
Joe Jackson - I'm The Man
Joe Jackson
I'm The Man
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(17)
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Ann Steel - Ann Steel
Ann Steel
Ann Steel
79
user score
(14)
Oct 11
Simple Minds - Real to Real Cacophony
Simple Minds
Real to Real Cacophony
88
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(14)
Sep
XTC - Making Plans For Nigel
XTC
Making Plans For Nigel
93
user score
(12)
1979
Plastics - Welcome Plastics
Plastics
Welcome Plastics
66
user score
(11)
Apr 1
Simple Minds - Life in a Day
Simple Minds
Life in a Day
50
critic score
(1)
65
user score
(11)
Oct 9
The Boomtown Rats - The Fine Art of Surfacing
The Boomtown Rats
The Fine Art of Surfacing
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(10)
May 11
The Clash - The Cost of Living E.P.
The Clash
The Cost of Living E.P.
69
user score
(6)
Aug 3
Toyah - Sheep Farming in Barnet
Toyah
Sheep Farming in Barnet
78
user score
(4)
1979
M - Pop Muzik
M
Pop Muzik
95
user score
(3)
1979
Oingo Boingo - Demo EP
Oingo Boingo
Demo EP
84
user score
(3)
Mar
The Tubes - Remote Control
The Tubes
Remote Control
80
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(3)
May
M - New York–London–Paris–Munich
M
New York–London–Paris–Munich
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(3)
Aug 11
The Members - At The Chelsea Nightclub
The Members
At The Chelsea Nightclub
90
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(2)
1979
The Records - The Records
The Records
The Records
79
user score
(1)
1979
The Doll - Desire Me
The Doll
Desire Me
80
user score
(1)
1979
The Sinceros - The Sound of Sunbathing
The Sinceros
The Sound of Sunbathing
80
critic score
(1)
45
user score
(1)
1979
Yachts - Yachts
Yachts
Yachts
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(1)
Jun
Yachts - 2-11-78
Yachts
2-11-78
80
user score
(1)
Jun 1
Yachts - Love You Love You
Yachts
Love You Love You
80
user score
(1)
Jul
Sparks - Beat the Clock
Sparks
Beat the Clock
100
user score
(1)
Jul 1
The Korgis - The Korgis
The Korgis
The Korgis
70
user score
(1)
Jul 27
Yachts - Box 202
Yachts
Box 202
80
user score
(1)
Sep 28
Buzzcocks - You Say You Don't Love Me
Buzzcocks
You Say You Don't Love Me
90
user score
(1)
Nov 23
Yachts - Now I'm Spoken For
Yachts
Now I'm Spoken For
60
user score
(1)
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