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The Best Modern English Albums, Ranked

Updated March 29, 2019 85 votes 32 voters8 items

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We're ranking the best Modern English albums of all time. One of the best new wave bands, Modern English's discography features several popular songs, like "I Melt with You" and "Hands Across the Sea." What is the greatest Modern English album ever?

From their debut album Mesh & Lace to their 2016 album Take Me to the Trees, this list of Modern English albums also includes After the Snow, Ricochet Days, and Soundtrack.

Vote up the best Modern English albums, and vote down the ones that were disappointing.

  • Photo: 4AD

    1. Someone's Calling
    2. Life in the Gladhouse
    3. Face of Wood
    4. Dawn Chorus
    5. I Melt with You
    6. After the Snow
    7. Carry Me Down
    8. Tables Turning

    • Release Date: 1982
    14
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  • Photo: Sire
    2

    Stop Start

    1. The Border
    2. Ink & Paper
    3. Night Train
    4. I Don’t Know the Answer
    5. Love Breaks Down
    6. Breaking Away
    7. The Greatest Show
    8. Love Forever
    9. Start Stop
    10. Stop Start

    • Release Date: 1986
    8
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  • Photo: 4AD
    3

    Mesh & Lace

    1. 16 Days
    2.  Just a Thought
    3. Move in Light
    4. Grief
    5. The Token Man
    6. A Viable Commercial
    7. Black Houses
    8. Dance of Devotion (A Love Song)

    • Release Date: 1981
    12
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    4

    Ricochet Days

    1. Rainbows End
    2. Machines
    3. Spinning Me Round
    4. Ricochet Days
    5. Hands Across the Sea
    6. Blue Waves
    7. Heart
    8. Chapter 12

    • Release Date: 1984
    7
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