FACT's 100 Best Albums of the 1980s

FACT's 100 Best Albums of the 1980s

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100. Various Artists - Ultimate Breaks & Beats

Various Artists - Ultimate Breaks & Beats
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

99. Hans-Joachim Roedelius - Wenn Der Südwind Weht

Hans-Joachim Roedelius - Wenn Der Südwind Weht
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

98. Whodini - Escape

Whodini - Escape
October 17, 1984
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

97. Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction

Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction
July 1, 1988
Grindcore
Critic Score
65
2 reviews
User Score
66
4 reviews

96. Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi

Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi
Critic Score
NR
User Score
81
3 reviews

95. Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. One

Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. One
April 10, 1989
R&B
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
86
3 reviews

94. Skin - Blood, Women, Roses

Skin - Blood, Women, Roses
January 1, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
87
1 review

93. Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain

Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain
April 1, 1983
Jangle Pop
Critic Score
85
4 reviews
User Score
85
8 reviews

92. Einstürzende Neubauten - Kollaps

Einstürzende Neubauten - Kollaps
October 5, 1981
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
80
2 reviews

91. Charanjit Singh - Synthesizing: Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat

Charanjit Singh - Synthesizing: Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat
Critic Score
87
2 reviews
User Score
NR

90. Foetus - Nail

Foetus - Nail
October 1, 1985
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
75
7 reviews

89. Jack The Tab - Acid Tablets Volume One

Jack The Tab - Acid Tablets Volume One
June 27, 1988
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

88. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
January 21, 1983
Critic Score
78
4 reviews
User Score
77
7 reviews

87. Mad Professor & Pato Banton - Mad Professor Captures Pato Banton

Mad Professor & Pato Banton - Mad Professor Captures Pato Banton
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

86. Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark

Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
May 11, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
89
4 reviews

85. Virginia Astley - From Gardens Where We Feel Secure

Virginia Astley - From Gardens Where We Feel Secure
January 1, 1983
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
65
4 reviews

84. Naked City - Torture Garden

Naked City - Torture Garden
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
78
1 review

83. Tantra - The Double Album

Tantra - The Double Album
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

82. Lustmord - Paradise Disowned

Lustmord - Paradise Disowned
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

81. Momus - The Poison Boyfriend

Momus - The Poison Boyfriend
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

80. Antena - Camino Del Sol

Antena - Camino Del Sol
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

79. Suicide - Suicide: Alan Vega/Martin Rev

Suicide - Suicide: Alan Vega/Martin Rev
January 1, 1980
Synthpop
Critic Score
88
2 reviews
User Score
88
11 reviews

78. Tackhead - Tackhead Tape Time

Tackhead - Tackhead Tape Time
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

77. Inner City - Paradise

Inner City - Paradise
January 1, 1989
House
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
75
1 review

76. Polyrock - Polyrock

Polyrock - Polyrock
Critic Score
NR
User Score
66
1 review

75. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence OST

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence OST
May 1, 1983
Critic Score
50
1 review
User Score
90
3 reviews

74. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
September 2, 1980
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
82
4 reviews
User Score
88
49 reviews

73. Zazou / Bikaye / Cy 1 - Noir Et Blanc

Zazou / Bikaye / Cy 1 - Noir Et Blanc
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

72. Ramleh - Hole In The Heart

Ramleh - Hole In The Heart
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

71. Fabio Frizzi - Paura Nella Città Dei Morti Viventi

Fabio Frizzi - Paura Nella Città Dei Morti Viventi
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

70. Scientist - Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires

Scientist - Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
80
4 reviews

69. Colin Newman - Commercial Suicide

Colin Newman - Commercial Suicide
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

68. Geto Boys - Grip It! On That Other Level

Geto Boys - Grip It! On That Other Level
March 19, 1989
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
69
1 review

67. The Monochrome Set - Strange Boutique

The Monochrome Set - Strange Boutique
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

66. Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey

Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey
October 11, 1988
Industrial Metal
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
79
8 reviews

65. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
April 14, 1988
Hip Hop
Critic Score
97
5 reviews
User Score
90
96 reviews

64. David Sylvian - Secrets of the Beehive

David Sylvian - Secrets of the Beehive
November 7, 1987
Art Pop
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
82
7 reviews

63. Bongwater - Double Bummer

Bongwater - Double Bummer
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

62. Various Artists - Street Sounds UK Electro

Various Artists - Street Sounds UK Electro
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

61. Jandek - Six and Six

Jandek - Six and Six
January 1, 1981
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
NR

60. John Foxx - Metamatic

John Foxx - Metamatic
January 18, 1980
Critic Score
NR
User Score
95
1 review

59. Just-Ice - Back To The Old School

Just-Ice - Back To The Old School
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

58. Nocturnal Emissions - Drowning in a Sea of Bliss

Nocturnal Emissions - Drowning in a Sea of Bliss
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

57. Vangelis - Blade Runner

Vangelis - Blade Runner
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
91
7 reviews

56. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Road to the Riches

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Road to the Riches
March 14, 1989
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
84
3 reviews

55. Final Cut - Deep In 2 The Cut

Final Cut - Deep In 2 The Cut
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

54. Nurse with Wound - Soliloquy For Lilith

Nurse with Wound - Soliloquy For Lilith
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

53. Sade - Diamond Life

Sade - Diamond Life
July 16, 1984
Sophisti-Pop
Critic Score
95
2 reviews
User Score
85
36 reviews

52. Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness

Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
May 12, 1989
Death Metal
Critic Score
65
2 reviews
User Score
87
7 reviews

51. Galaxie 500 - On Fire

Galaxie 500 - On Fire
September 1, 1989
Slowcore
Critic Score
95
5 reviews
User Score
88
95 reviews
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