Top 10s

1985

  1. The Cult - "She Sells Sanctuary"
  2. Kate Bush - "Running Up That Hill"
  3. The Art Of Noise - "Moments In Love"
  4. Skinny Puppy - "Dead Lines"
  5. Love And Rockets - "Ball Of Confusion"
  6. Hüsker Dü - "Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill"
  7. The Jesus And Mary Chain - "Just Like Honey"
  8. Cocteau Twins - "Pink Orange Red"
  9. The Smiths - "Well I Wonder"
  10. The Cure - "Push"

1986

  1. Skinny Puppy - "Dig It"
  2. Beastie Boys - "Fight For Your Right"
  3. New Order - "Bizarre Love Triangle"
  4. Depeche Mode - "Stripped"
  5. Big Black - "Kerosene"
  6. Sonic Youth - "Death To Our Friends"
  7. R.E.M. - "Fall On Me"
  8. Cocteau Twins - "Lazy Calm"
  9. Love And Rockets - "Kundalini Express"
  10. The Smiths - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"

1987

  1. Love And Rockets - "No New Tale To Tell"
  2. R.E.M. - "Lightnin' Hopkins"
  3. The Wedding Present - "A Million Miles"
  4. Sonic Youth - "Schizophrenia"
  5. Pixies - "Caribou"
  6. The Jesus And Mary Chain - "Nine Million Rainy Days"
  7. The Cure - "The Kiss"
  8. The Smiths - "Death Of A Disco Dancer"
  9. New Order - "True Faith"
  10. U2 - "Where The Streets Have No Name"

1988

  1. The Pogues - "Bottle Of Smoke"
  2. Cocteau Twins - "Carolyn's Fingers"
  3. Morrissey - "Everyday Is Like Sunday"
  4. My Bloody Valentine - "Thorn"
  5. Dinosaur Jr. - "Freak Scene"
  6. Nirvana - "Love Buzz"
  7. Pixies - "Broken Face"
  8. Mudhoney - "Touch Me I'm Sick"
  9. Sonic Youth - "Hey Joni"
  10. Fugazi - "Waiting Room"

1989

  1. Ministry - "Burning Inside"
  2. The Wedding Present - "Kennedy"
  3. Lush - "Etheriel"
  4. U2 - "All I Want Is You"
  5. Beastie Boys - "Shadrach"
  6. Nirvana - "Negative Creep"
  7. The Stone Roses - "I Wanna Be Adored"
  8. Pixies - "La La Love You"
  9. The Cure - "Plainsong"
  10. Operation Ivy - "Unity"

1990

  1. Ride - "Seagull"
  2. Slowdive - "Slowdive"
  3. Depeche Mode - "World In My Eyes"
  4. Public Enemy - "Brothers Gonna Work It Out"
  5. Primus - "Too Many Puppies"
  6. The Sundays - "Here's Where The Story Ends"
  7. Cocteau Twins - "Heaven Or Las Vegas"
  8. Lush - "Deluxe"
  9. My Bloody Valentine - "Soon"
  10. The Orb - "Little Fluffy Clouds"

1991

  1. Kitchens Of Distinction - "Drive That Fast"
  2. Primus - "Tommy The Cat"
  3. R.E.M. - "Country Feedback"
  4. A Tribe Called Quest - "Scenario"
  5. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Under The Bridge"
  6. The Wedding Present - "Niagara"
  7. Smashing Pumpkins - "Rhinoceros"
  8. Slint - "Good Morning, Captain"
  9. My Bloody Valentine - "Only Shallow"
  10. Nirvana - "Territorial Pissings"

1992

  1. The Cure - "From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea"
  2. Nine Inch Nails - "Wish"
  3. Sonic Youth - "Sugar Kane"
  4. Beastie Boys - "So What'cha Want"
  5. Tom Waits - "Earth Died Screaming"
  6. Sleep - "Aquarian"
  7. Dr. Dre - "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang"
  8. Wu-Tang Clan - "Protect Ya Neck"
  9. The Orb - "Blue Room (Radio 7)"
  10. Aphex Twin - "Heliosphan"

1993

  1. Stereolab - "French Disko"
  2. Slowdive - "Alison"
  3. Wu-Tang Clan - "Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'"
  4. Mazzy Star - "Fade Into You"
  5. PJ Harvey - "Highway '61 Revisited"
  6. Ice Cube - "It Was A Good Day"
  7. Smashing Pumpkins - "Cherub Rock"
  8. Snoop Dogg - "Gin & Juice"
  9. The Breeders - "Cannonball"
  10. Nirvana - "All Apologies"