(B-list) Album Chart of 1981

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(B-list) Album Chart of 1981
see also: the main (A-list) Album Chart of 1981
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ONCE UPON A TIMEː THE SINGLES
Siouxsie and The Banshees
Polydor POLS-1056
England
9.37 “A masterpiece” Post-Punk

Jukebox picks: “Spellbound” (9.8) • “Christine” (9.7) • “Hong Kong Garden” (9.6)
TJR saysCompiling 10 singles from 1978 to 1981, this set's packed full of classics and nothing short of excellent from start to ...more →

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THE COLLECTION
Simon and Garfunkel
CBS 10029
the USA
8.34 “Excellent” Folk Rock / Americana; Folk; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “The Sounds Of Silence [’65 single version]” (10) • “Homeward Bound” (10) • “Keep The Customer Satisfied” (9.7)
TJR saysAn amazing way to round up the Simon & Garfunkel story for newly curious fans, packing in 19 cuts from 1965 to 1970, inc...more →

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DANCE CRAZE
Various Artists
Two-Tone Records CHR-TT-5004
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8.31 “Excellent” Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “The Bodysnatchers - Easy Life [live ’80]” (10) • “The Specials - Man At C & A [live ’80]” (9.2) • “The Selecter - Too Much Pressure [live ’80]” (9.1)
TJR saysAn LP which is very dear to my heart, being the first that I ever purchased back when I was 12, in 1981. 'The Best Of Br...more →

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REMEMBER… THE SHANGRI-LAS AT THEIR BEST
The Shangri-Las
Collectables COL-5011
the USA
7.71 “Brilliant” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Out In The Streets” (9.8) • “The Boy” (9.0) • “Leader Of The Pack” (8.8)
TJR saysSplendid compilation of this wonderful girl group, rounding up recordings from 1964 and 1965....more →

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MODERN DANCE
Various Artists
K-Tel NE-1156
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7.05 “Really good” New Wave

Jukebox picks: “Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Joan Of Arc” (10) • “Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay” (9.7) • “Visage - Fade To Grey” (9.7)
TJR saysDecember '81 release on K-Tel, themed towards the electronically inclined new wave singles from '79 to '81, mostly withi...more →

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ME AND MY BIG MOUTH
John Cooper Clarke
Epic EPC-84979
England
6.95 “Good” Poetry; New Wave

Jukebox picks: “Beasley Street” (8.7) • “Thirty Six Hours” (8.4) • “The It Man” (8.0)
TJR saysPools from the 4 LP’s 1978-1980 as well as singles and b-sides, including his one and only hit single - “Gimmix! (Play...more →

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TOP SHUNGU HITS
Various Artists
Unknown
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6.66 “Good” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Devera Ngwena Jazz Band - Devera Ngwena Zhimozhi” (9.1) • “New Storm - Zarura Musio” (8.0) • “Devera Ngwena Jazz Band - Mwana Wenyu” (7.8)
TJR saysShungu means “spirit” or “guts” in Shona – there’s plenty of that here in the music of these Zimbabweans. This fabulous ...more →

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STILL
Joy Division
Factory FACT-40
England
6.55 “Good” Post-Punk; New Wave

Jukebox picks: “Dead Souls” (9.4) • “Ice Age” (8.9) • “Glass” (7.8)
TJR saysAs I'm led to believe, this October, 1981, release was designed to combat bootleggers, which seems fair enough. It's mad...more →

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LIVING ORNAMENTS ’80
Gary Numan
Beggars Banquet BEGA-25
England
6.01 “Decent enough” New Wave; Electronica

Jukebox picks: “Are ’Friends’ Electric? [live ’80]” (8.2) • “I Die: You Die [live ’80]” (7.7) • “This Wreckage [live ’80]” (6.7)
TJR says10 choice cuts from his live set at Hammersmith Odeon on 16th September, 1980, one leg of his tour for the “Telekon” alb...more →

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THE BEST OF COUNTRY AND WESTERN
Various Artists
DGR DGR-2002
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5.98 “Average” Country; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Johnny Cash - There You Go” (9.6) • “Jerry Lee Lewis and his pumping piano - Down The Line” (8.4) • “Johnny Cash - Cry! Cry! Cry!” (8.4)
TJR saysSpanning 21 years and 3 decades, 1949 to 1969, a Dutch label 2LP compilation of 32 tough ol' country hits....more →

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MERENGUES FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Various Artists
Lyrichord LLST-7351
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5.94 “Average” Latin

Jukebox picks: “Grupo de Bachata - La Cotorrita De Rosa” (7.1) • “Local Musicians Recorded In Santiago - Noche Me La Llevo” (6.9) • “Grupo de Bachata - Desiderio Arias” (6.7)
TJR saysOn the New York indie Lyrichord, specialists in traditional and contemporary world music. The acoustic field recordings ...more →

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NO SLEEP ’TIL HAMMERSMITH
Motörhead
Bronze BRON-535
England
5.81 “Average” Rock

Jukebox picks: “Ace Of Spades [live ’81]” (9.0) • “Motörhead [live ’81]” (7.1) • “The Hammer [live ’81]” (6.6)
TJR saysA huge success for them after the success with the “Ace Of Spades” single and album, this live set, recorded in March an...more →

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GREATEST HITS
Queen
EMI EMTV-30
England
5.76 “Average” Rock; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Fat Bottomed Girls” (9.0) • “Another One Bites The Dust” (7.9) • “Flash” (7.5)
TJR saysOne of the most famous greatest hits records of all-time, although it was compiled differently in different territories....more →

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LIZZY KILLERS
Thin Lizzy
Vertigo 6359 060
Ireland
5.75 “Average” Rock

Jukebox picks: “Whiskey In The Jar” (8.6) • “The Boys Are Back In Town” (7.2) • “Do Anything You Wanna Do” (6.1)
TJR saysEuropean compilation, rounding up 11 of their biggest songs, 1972 to 1980....more →

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W N W G - MOONLIGHT RADIO
Various Artists
Armageddon Records MOON-1
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5.65 “Average”

Jukebox picks: “Artery - Into The Garden” (7.4) • “The Pinkies - Cartoon” (6.4) • “Flying Club - Next Two Minutes” (6.3)
TJR saysAlmost wholly recorded and mixed at Silo Studio, Barnes, London in July and August, 1981, especially conceptualized as a...more →

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GREATEST HITS - ENTERTAINMENT THROUGH PAIN
Throbbing Gristle
Rough Trade ROUGH-US-23
England
5.41 “Below average” Electronica; Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “What A Day” (8.1) • “Six Six Sixties” (7.7) • “Hamburger Lady” (6.4)
TJR saysRough Trade ROUGH US 23 (LP). Released in October 1981. The label have this to say: Subtitled Entertainment Through P...more →

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THE BEST OF RAINBOW
Rainbow
Polydor PODV-2
England
4.93 “Poor” Rock

Jukebox picks: “All Night Long” (7.5) • “Since You Been Gone” (7.0) • “Stargazer” (6.4)
TJR saysCompiles 19 tracks from the Hertfordshire rockers first 5 LPs: “Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow” (1975), “Rising” (1976), “L...more →

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CRY TUFF DUB ENCOUNTER CHAPTER IV
Prince Far I and The Arabs
Trojan Records TRLS-205
Jamaica
4.93 “Poor” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Sound Gesture” (5.5) • “Deadly Command” (5.3) • “Foundation Stepper” (5.1)
TJR saysThe version album to this year's “Voice Of Thunder”, not a vocal peep from Far I, and a very lacklustre affair to my ear...more →

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SUPER HITS # 1
Various Artists
Ronco RTL-2058-A
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4.88 “Poor” Pop; New Wave

Jukebox picks: “Madness - Grey Day” (10) • “Simple Minds - Love Song” (9.4) • “Tenpole Tudor - Wünderbar” (9.2)
TJR saysAn altogether more acceptable alternative to the Top of The Pops albums not featuring the real artists, now becoming the...more →

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DISCO NITES
Various Artists
Ronco RTL-2056-A
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4.76 “Poor” Disco / Funk

Jukebox picks: “Lipps Inc. - Funkytown” (8.7) • “Beggar and Co. - (Somebody) Help Me Out” (7.6) • “McFadden and Whitehead - Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” (7.1)
TJR saysA good value compilation from Ronco, casting an eye over the disco era from 1974 to 1981. As a nice bonus, “Disco Daze”,...more →

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MORE MOTOWN MAGIC
Various Artists
Music For Pleasure MFP-50536
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4.53 “Poor” Soul; Disco / Funk; Pop Ballad; Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “The Supremes - Stoned Love” (7.6) • “Smokey Robinson and The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown” (6.8) • “Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine” (6.3)
TJR says20 Motown hits from 1964 to 1974 crammed into the grooves of this Music For Pleasure LP. These budgets do offer value fo...more →

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CHARTBUSTERS ’81 VOLUME 1
Various Artists
K-Tel ‎NE-1142
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4.13 “Lame” Pop; New Wave

Jukebox picks: “The Human League - Open Your Heart” (8.4) • “Ultravox - Vienna” (8.3) • “Depeche Mode - Just Can’t Get Enough” (7.5)
TJR says19 of the latest UK chart hits on this K-Tel compilation, buy Volume 1 and Volume 2 free. They were all at it in 1981, g...more →

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KEEP ON DANCIN’
Various Artists
T.K. Records TKR-54300
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4.08 “Lame” Caribbean

Jukebox picks: “George McCrae - It’s Been So Long” (9.5) • “Jimmy Bo Horne - Spank” (8.9) • “George McCrae - Rock Your Baby” (7.5)
TJR saysSingle edits of 18 big disco hits on Henry Stone's famous T.K. label, spanning the years 1974 to 1979....more →

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CHARTBUSTERS ’81 VOLUME 2
Various Artists
K-Tel ‎NE-1142
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3.88 “Terrible” New Wave; Pop

Jukebox picks: “UB40 - One In Ten” (10) • “Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Souvenir” (9.7) • “Madness - Shut Up” (9.0)
TJR says19 of the latest UK chart hits on this K-Tel compilation, Volume 2 was free if you bought Volume 1. They were all at it ...more →

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GREATEST HITS
Bill Haley and his Comets
Phoenix 10 PHX-306
the USA
3.59 “Terrible” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Shake, Rattle And Roll [live]” (4.3) • “See You Later Alligator [live]” (4.2) • “Rock The Joint [live]” (4.2)
TJR saysNot that it’s the worst record in the world, it's just that I find the whole idea of live recordings rather detestable....more →

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NOTHING HERE NOW BUT THE RECORDINGS
William S. Burroughs
Industrial Records IR-0016
the USA
2.99 “Dire” Avant-Garde; Speech / Chat

Jukebox picks: “Last Words Of Hassan Sabbah” (4.8) • “We See The Future Through The Binoculars Of The People” (4.7) • “It’s About Time To Identify Oven Area” (4.5)
TJR saysDais Records press-release for the 2015 re-issue: In 1980, Genesis P-Orridge and Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson (then ...more →

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THE GEORGE BENSON COLLECTION
George Benson
Warner Bros. Records 2HW-3577
the USA
2.29 “Dire” Disco / Funk; Jazz; R n B

Jukebox picks: “White Rabbit” (5.5) • “Never Give Up On A Good Thing” (4.2) • “Nature Boy” (3.9)
TJR saysMulti-label compilation featuring 16 of his big songs from 1968 to 1981, including his two latest singles, “Turn Your...more →



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