One of my favorite albums is about as old as my (undergraduate senior) students: Steve McQueen was released in 1985. It was by Prefab Sprout, which means mainly by Paddy McAloon, and was produced by Thomas Dolby. A new version was released earlier this year, with the original disc remastered by Dolby, and a second disc of acoustic version of most of the songs by McAloon.
You can find more, including a two-song sample, at my test blog. (That blog doesn’t have the same restriction on including music that apply here at WordPress.com.) Paddy McAloon was a tremendous songwriter; unfortunately his health has not been good of late.