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NME Albums Of The Year 1979 by New Music Express (1979)  

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Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:601 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:9,592
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:292
Average Rating:  84/100 (786 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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Metal BoxUnited Kingdom Public Image Ltd.
Year of Release:1979Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1979:11Rank Score:4,228
Rank in 1970s146Overall Rank:603
Average Rating:  78/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,517 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:50,002
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,805 votes)
Comments: 151 comments
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Setting SonsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1979Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1979:18Rank Score:2,969
Rank in 1970s203Overall Rank:846
Average Rating:  79/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:9,299
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:303
Average Rating:  81/100 (558 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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Armed ForcesUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1979Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1979:14Rank Score:3,513
Rank in 1970s168Overall Rank:721
Average Rating:  80/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Do It YourselfUnited Kingdom Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1979:234Rank Score:68
Rank in 1970s2,441Overall Rank:18,272
Average Rating:  75/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,281 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:94,762
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,557 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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Squeezing Out SparksUnited Kingdom Graham Parker
Year of Release:1979Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1979:53Rank Score:671
Rank in 1970s546Overall Rank:2,892
Average Rating:  76/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1979:12Rank Score:3,950
Rank in 1970s155Overall Rank:645
Average Rating:  79/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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NME Albums Of The Year 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Ry Cooder 1 3%
The Police 1 3%
Joy Division 1 3%
This Heat 1 3%
The Raincoats 1 3%
The Royal Rasses 1 3%
The Jam 1 3%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 24 60%
United States 11 28%
Germany 2 5%
Jamaica 2 5%
Canada 1 3%

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