A list of top twenty albums of 1979 chosen by Peel appeared in Sounds on 29th December 1979, along with other writers of the paper, who also chose their top twenty albums of that year.
Peel's Album List
- Undertones: The Undertones
- Specials: Specials
- Slits: Cut
- Fall: Dragnet
- Stiff Little Fingers: Inflammable Material
- Public Image Limited: Metal Box
- Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures
- Cure: Three Imaginary Boys
- Clash: London Calling
- Linton Kwesi Johnson: Forces Of Victory
- Skids: Days In Europa
- Mikey Dread: African Anthem (The Mikey Dread Show Dubwise)
- Jam: Setting Sons
- Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps
- Various Artists: Intensified! Original Ska 1962-1966
- Madness: One Step Beyond
- Various Artists: Avon Calling - The Bristol Compilation
- Gang Of Four: Entertainment!
- Ruts: The Crack
- Siouxsie And The Banshees: Join Hands
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