Dave Thompson

Alternative Rock – Essential Listening Companion (Third Ear, 2000)

Top 40 Singles of the Alternative Era 1975-2000

o Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
o B52s – Rock Lobster
o Beastie Boys – No Sleep Till Brooklyn
o Black Flag – TV Party
o Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap
o Carter USM – Only Living Boy in New Cross
o Chameleons – In Shreds
o Clash – White Man (In Hammersmith Palais)
o Costello, Elvis – Watching the Detectives
o Cranberries – Zombie
o Culture Club – Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
o Damned – New Rose
o Dead Kennedys – California Über Alles
o Devo – Jocko Homo
o Doctor & the Medics – Spirit in the Sky
o Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax
o Fun Boy Three – Tunnel of Love
o Green Day – Longview
o Hole – Violet
o Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
o M – Pop Musik
o Mighty Wah – Come Back
o Ministry – NOW
o Nine Inch Nails – Closer
o Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
o Numan, Gary – Are Friends Electric?
o Offspring – Come Out & Play
o Radiohead – Creep
o Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge
o REM – Radio Free Europe
o Richard Hell – Blank Generation
o Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the UK
o Smith, Patti – Privilege
o Smith, TV – Tomahawk Cruise
o Smiths – How Soon is Now?
o Sonic Youth with Lydia Lunch – Death Valley ‘69
o Theatre of Hate – Westworld
o Time Zone – World Destruction
o Timelords – Doctorin’ the Tardis
o Wreckless Eric – Whole Wide World

10 Star Album List

Many of the albums reviewed during the course of the book are rated on a scale of 1-10, this is a list of all the albums (53) that received 10 stars. Alphabetical order.

o Adverts – Crossing the Red Sea with the…
o Bailey, Chris – Savage Entertainment
o Bananarama – Deep Sea Skiving
o Bauhaus – Sky’s Gone Out
o Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
o Blur – Parklife
o Bush, Kate – The Dreaming
o Buzzcocks – A Different Music in Another Kitchen
o Carter USM – 1992: Love Album
o Clash – London Calling
o Costello, Elvis – This Year’s Model
o County, Wayne & the Electric Chairs – Things Your Mother Never Told You
o Cure – Faith
o Current 93 – All the Pretty Little Horses
o Doctors of Madness – Late Night Movies, All Night Brainstorm
o Dury, Ian & the Blockheads – New Boots & Panties
o Echo & the Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
o Germano, Lisa – Happiness
o Harvey, PJ – To Bring You My Love
o Hüsker Dü – Zen Arcade
o Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
o KLF – Chill Out
o Len Bright Combo – Presents the Len Bright Combo by the…
o Suede (aka London Suede) – Dog Man Star
o Love & Rockets – Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
o Lydia Lunch/Rowland Howard – Shotgun Wedding
o Morrissey – Vauxhall & I
o Marc [Almond] & the Mambas – Torment & Torreros
o Mudhoney – Superfuzz Big Muff
o Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
o Pixies – Surfer Rosa
o Portishead – Dummy
o Public Image Ltd – Metal Box
o Pulp – This is Hardcore
o Radiohead – OK Computer
o Ramones – Ramones [1st album]
o Replacements – Let It Be
o Saint Etienne – Tiger Bay
o Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the…
o Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Flaunt It
o Siouxsie & the Banshees – The Scream
o Sky Cries Mary – This Timeless Turning
o Sleeper – It Girl
o Slits – Return of the Giant Slits
o Smith, Patti – Horses
o Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
o Sweet, Matthew – Girlfriend
o Teardrop Explodes – Kilimanjaro
o Television – Marquee Moon
o This Mortal Coil – It’ll End in Tears
o Thunders, Johnny – So Alone
o U2 – Joshua Tree
o X – Los Angeles