30 Alternative albums that Turn 30 Years Old in 2016

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Here are 30 New Wave/Post Punk/Alt Rock Albums that Turn 30 Years Old in 2016, if you’re like me you’re feeling old right now.

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1. Public Image Ltd‘Album’

Released: January 27, 1986
Produced By: John Lydon, Bill Laswell
Group Members on this Album:
John Lydon
Bernard Fowler
Nicky Skopelitis
Steve Vai
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Jonas Hellborg
Tony Williams
Ginger Baker

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2. Depeche Mode‘Black Celebration’

Released: March 17, 1986
Produced By: Depeche Mode, Gareth Jones, Daniel Miller
Group Members on this Album:
Martin Gore
Dave Gahan
Andy Fletcher
Alan Wilder

3. Pretty In Pink – ‘Soundtrack’ – February 28, 1986
4. Pet Shop Boys‘Please’ – March 24, 1986
5. Sigue Sigue Sputnik‘Flaunt It’ – March 1986

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6. Hüsker Dü‘Candy Apple Grey’

Released: March 1986
Produced by: Bob Mould and Grant Hart
Group Members on this Album:
Bob Mould
Grant Hart
Greg Norton

7. Book Of Love‘S/T’ – April 1, 1986
8. The Blow Monkeys‘Animal Magic’ – April 7, 1986
9. Art Of Noise‘In Visible Silence’ – April 14, 1986
10. Cocteau Twins‘Victorialand’ – April 14, 1986

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11. Siouxsie and the Banshees‘Tinderbox’

Released: April 21, 1986
Produced by: Siouxsie and the Banshees
Group Members for this release:
Siouxsie Sioux
Steven Severin
Budgie
John Valentine Carruthers

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12. The Cure‘Standing on a Beach’

Released: May 6, 1986
Produced by: The Cure
Group Members for this release:
Robert Smith
Lol Tolhurst
Michael Dempsey
Simon Gallup
Matthieu Hartley
Steve Goulding
Phil Thornalley
Andy Anderson
Porl Thompson
Boris Williams

13. The Ramones‘Animal Boy’ – May 19, 1986
14. Laurie Anderson ‘Home of the Brave’ – May 26, 1986
15. Sonic Youth ‘EVOL’ – May 1986

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16. The Smiths‘The Queen Is Dead’

Released: June 16, 1986
Produced by: Morrissey, Johnny Marr
Group Members on this release:
Morrissey
Johnny Marr
Andy Rourke
Mike Joyce

 

17. Crowded House‘S/T’ – June 1986
18. Ministry – ‘Twitch’ – July 8, 1986
19. 54-40 – ‘S/T’ – July 1986
20. Big Country – ‘The Seer’ – July 14, 1986

 

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21. R.E.M.‘Lifes Rich Pageant’

Released on: July 28, 1986
Produced by: Don Gehman
Group Members on this release:
Bill Berry
Peter Buck
Mike Mills
Michael Stipe

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22. Skinny Puppy‘Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse’
Released on: Sept 5, 1986
Produced by: Dave Ogilvie, cEvin Key
Group Members on this release:
Dwayne Goettel
Dave Ogilvie
cEvin Key
Nivek Ogre

 

23. Killing Joke‘Brighter Than a Thousand Suns’ – Nov 1986
24. Kate Bush‘The Whole Story’ – Nov 10, 1986
25. The The‘Infected’ – Nov 17, 1986
26. Kraftwerk‘Electric Café’ – Dec 16, 1986

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27. New Order‘Brotherhood’

Released on: Sept 29, 1986
Produced by: New Order
Group Members on this release:
Bernard Sumner
Peter Hook
Stephen Morris
Gillian Gilbert

28. OMD‘The Pacific Age’ – Sept 29, 1986
29. Billy Bragg‘Talking with the Taxman About Poetry’ – Sept 1986

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30. XTC‘Skylarking’

Released on: Oct 27, 1986
Produced by: Todd Rundgren
Group Members on this release:
Andy Partridge
Colin Moulding
Dave Gregory

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13 Responses to 30 Alternative albums that Turn 30 Years Old in 2016

  1. pfl1982 says:

    you forgot…

    Big Black-Atomizer
    Cro-Mags-The Age of Quarrel
    Naked Raygun-All Rise
    New Model Army-The Ghost of Cain
    Poison Idea-Kings of Punk
    Pussy Galore-Groovy Hate Fuck
    Moving Targets-Burning In Water

  2. John says:

    Erasure’s debut album, “Wonderland”, is also 30 this year.

  3. cgarciashaw says:

    Reblogged this on Soundtrack of the '80s and commented:
    The folks at Sonic More Music took the time to put together a list of 30 alternative albums turning 30 this year. What a great year of music!

  4. Pingback: 30 Albums Turning 30 in 2016 | Soundtrack of the '80s

  5. JOHNNY says:

    It was a very good year!

  6. Jens Lyon says:

    Ah, the music of my angst-ridden teen years!

  7. Leaving out 2 major albums

    Butthole Surfers – Rembrandt Pussyhorse and The Flaming Lips Debut album – Hear It Is

  8. Public Image’s “album” is really timeless, but the other ones?

  9. Throwing Muses debut album 1986.

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