the jesus and mary chain - psychocandy
ABC - lexicon of love
orange juice - you can't hide your love forever
omd - s/t
the wedding present - bizarro
josef k - entomology (although released post 80s they were all recorded in the 80s)
the fire engines - lubricate your living room
au pairs - playing with a different sex
young marble giants - colossal youth
wire - a bell is a cup until it is stuck
i took out:
talking heads - fear of music
gang of four - entertainment
because they were released in 1979.
i also did have two orange juice albums in there but i thought it a bit much. it is really hard to choose.
also in no order because that would actually be impossible.