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Watchmojo's Top 10 Alternative Bands of the 1980s

"They may not like us, but they can't get away from knowing who we are."
-Robert Smith of The Cure-
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Disintegration (The Cure, 1989)
Disintegration (The Cure, 1989)
2
Pornography (The Cure, 1982)
Pornography (The Cure, 1982)
3
The Head on the Door (The Cure, 1985)
The Head on the Door (The Cure, 1985)
4
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (The Cure, 1987)
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (The Cure, 1987)
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5
Violator (Depeche Mode, 1990)
Violator (Depeche Mode, 1990)
6
Music for the Masses (Depeche Mode, 1987)
Music for the Masses (Depeche Mode, 1987)
7
Songs of Faith and Devotion (Depeche Mode, 1993)
Songs of Faith and Devotion (Depeche Mode, 1993)
8
Black Celebration (Depeche Mode, 1986)
Black Celebration (Depeche Mode, 1986)
9
Automatic for the People (R.E.M., 1992)
Automatic for the People (R.E.M., 1992)
10
Murmur (R.E.M., 1983)
Murmur (R.E.M., 1983)
11
Document (R.E.M., 1987)
Document (R.E.M., 1987)
12
Out of Time (R.E.M. 1991)
Out of Time (R.E.M. 1991)
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13
Songs From the Big Chair (Tears for Fears, 1985)
Songs From the Big Chair (Tears for Fears, 1985)
14
The Seeds of Love (Tears for Fears, 1989)
The Seeds of Love (Tears for Fears, 1989)
15
The Hurting (Tears for Fears, 1983)
The Hurting (Tears for Fears, 1983)
16
Raoul and the Kings of Spain (Tears for Fears, 1995)
Raoul and the Kings of Spain (Tears for Fears, 1995)
17
The Queen Is Dead (The Smiths, 1986)
The Queen Is Dead (The Smiths, 1986)
18
Meat Is Murder (The Smiths, 1985)
Meat Is Murder (The Smiths, 1985)
19
Louder Than Bombs (The Smiths, 1987)
Louder Than Bombs (The Smiths, 1987)
20
The Smiths (The Smiths, 1984)
The Smiths (The Smiths, 1984)
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21
Remain in Light (Talking Heads, 1980)
Remain in Light (Talking Heads, 1980)
22
More Songs About Buildings and Food (Talking Heads, 1978)
More Songs About Buildings and Food (Talking Heads, 1978)
23
Talking Heads: 77 (Talking Heads, 1977)
Talking Heads: 77 (Talking Heads, 1977)
24
Fear of Music (Talking Heads, 1979)
Fear of Music (Talking Heads, 1979)
25
Low-Life (New Order, 1985)
Low-Life (New Order, 1985)
26
Power, Corruption and Lies (New Order, 1983)
Power, Corruption and Lies (New Order, 1983)
27
Technique (New Order, 1989)
Technique (New Order, 1989)
28
Movement (New Order, 1981)
Movement (New Order, 1981)
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29
Touch (Eurythmics, 1983)
Touch (Eurythmics, 1983)
30
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Eurythmics, 1983)
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Eurythmics, 1983)
31
Be Yourself Tonight (Eurythmics, 1985)
Be Yourself Tonight (Eurythmics, 1985)
32
Revenge (Eurythmics, 1986)
Revenge (Eurythmics, 1986)
33
Doolittle (Pixies, 1989)
Doolittle (Pixies, 1989)
34
Surfer Rosa (Pixies, 1988)
Surfer Rosa (Pixies, 1988)
35
Bossanova (Pixies, 1990)
Bossanova (Pixies, 1990)
36
Trompe Le Monde (Pixies, 1991)
Trompe Le Monde (Pixies, 1991)
37
New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84) (Simple Minds, 1982)
New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84) (Simple Minds, 1982)
38
Sparkle in the Rain (Simple Minds, 1984)
Sparkle in the Rain (Simple Minds, 1984)
39
Once Upon a Time (Simple Minds, 1985)
Once Upon a Time (Simple Minds, 1985)
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Street Fighting Years (Simple Minds, 1989)
Street Fighting Years (Simple Minds, 1989)
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