Here's Chris' top 10 picks:
1. Throw Your Arms Around Me by Hunters & Collectors, Human Frailty, 1986
2. Bittersweet by Hoodoo Gurus, Mars Needs Guitars!, 1985
3. Rise by Public Image Ltd, Album, 1986
4. Lullaby by The Cure, Disintegration, 1989
5. It's My Life by Talk Talk, It's My Life, 1984
6. Blister In The Sun by Violent Femmes, Violent Femmes, 1983
7. You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties by Jona Lewie, 1980
8. The Race by Yello, 1988
9. Lips Like Sugar by Echo & the Bunnymen, Echo & the Bunnymen, 1987
10. How Soon Is Now? by The Smiths, Meat Is Murder, 1985
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Photo: Chris Young Credit: Andrea Marshall
Here, Chris explains why alternative '80s music means so much to him.