TOP 10 LANDMARK MUTE RECORDS RELEASES 1980-1990
10) - LAIBACH - OPUS DEI (1987)
9) DIAMANDA GALAS - YOU MUST BE CERTAIN OF THE DEVIL (1988)
You Must Be Certain of the Devil is the final instalment in her "Masque of the Red Death" trilogy about the AIDS epidemic. The selections from this instalment are rooted in American gospel music.
8) RECOIL - BLODLINE
Bloodline is the third album by Recoil, released April 14, 1992. It was recorded at Konk Studio in London, during sessions that lasted from January to March 1991, being mixed later that same year. The album was produced by Alan Wilder, engineered by Steve Lyon, and assisted by Dave Eringa.
The Innocents is the third studio album by English synth-pop duo Erasure, released on 10 April 1988 by Sire and Reprise Records in the United States and on 18 April 1988 by Mute Records in Germany and the United Kingdom. Produced by Stephen Hague, it was the release that made Erasure superstars in their home country of the UK and gave them their breakthrough in the US.
7) ERASURE - THE INNOCENTS (1988)
6) YAZOO - UPSTAIRS AT ERIC'S (1982)
Upstairs at Eric's is the debut studio album by English synth-pop duo Yazoo (known in North America as Yaz). It was released on 20 August 1982 by Mute Records. It was produced by the band and E.C. Radcliffe, with assistance from Mute label boss Daniel Miller on some of the tracks.
5) DEPECHE MODE - SOME GREAT REWARD (1984)
4) MARK STEWART - AS THE VENEER OF DEMOCRACY STARTS TO FADE (1985)
As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade is the second album by British singer Mark Stewart, released in 1985 through Mute Records.
Under the Flag is the third studio album released on September 1 1982, by experimental electronic artist Fad Gadget. It was recorded at Blackwing Studios, All Hallows Church, London. The album produced by Fad Gadget and John Fryer.
3) FAD GADGET - UNDER THE FLAG (1982)
2) NITZER EBB - THAT TOTAL AGE
That Total Age is the debut album of the British EBM group Nitzer Ebb. After its release, it spawned the hit single "Join in the Chant," which hit #9 on the US dance chart in 1987.
Violator is the seventh studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was first released on 19 March 1990 by Mute Records internationally, and by Sire and Reprise Records in the United States.
1) DEPECHE MODE - VIOLATOR (1990)