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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

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  1. Undertones: The Undertones
  2. Specials: Specials
  3. Slits: Cut
  4. Fall: Dragnet
  5. Stiff Little Fingers: Inflammable Material
  6. Public Image Limited: Metal Box
  7. Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures
  8. Cure: Three Imaginary Boys
  9. Clash: London Calling
  10. Linton Kwesi Johnson: Forces Of Victory
  11. Skids: Days In Europa
  12. Mikey Dread: African Anthem (The Mikey Dread Show Dubwise)
  13. Jam: Setting Sons
  14. Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps
  15. Various Artists: Intensified! Original Ska 1962-1966
  16. Madness: One Step Beyond
  17. Various Artists: Avon Calling - The Bristol Compilation
  18. Gang Of Four: Entertainment!
  19. Ruts: The Crack
  20. Siouxsie And The Banshees: Join Hands