Some of the things I realised were that I don’t really like much music in the period 81-90 (bar 1988), and I can pinpoint 1996-98 as the years when my music taste took proper form. Also, a list of my all-time favourites would be totally 70s-dominated...
I didn’t include reissues/compilations, but not everything is a full album.
1981 Taana Gardner - Heartbeat
1982 Dinosaur L - 24-24 Music
1983 Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
1984 Les Rita Mitsouko - Rita Mitsouko
1985 Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
1986 Arthur Russell - World of Echo
1987 Sonic Youth - Sister
1988 Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
1989 Pixies - Doolittle*
1990 My Bloody Valentine - Glider EP
1991 My Bloody Valentine - Loveless