- David Bowie - Scary Monsters
- Echo & the Bunnymen - Porcupine
- Siouxsie & the Banshees - Kaleidoscope
- New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
- My Bloody Valentine - Isn’t Anything
With respect to the Cure’s Pornography, the Cult’s Love, everything by Tears for Fears, ABC’s Lexicon of Love, Human League’s Dare, Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation, and, you know, it was a really good decade for music, despite the Aqua Net hair-do’s.