AOTY 2023

1978 Album Releases

1978
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Feb 17
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
Kate Bush
The Kick Inside
76
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(1,296)
Jul 21
Talking Heads - More Songs about Buildings and Food
Talking Heads
More Songs about Buildings and Food
90
critic score
(5)
81
user score
(1,233)
Mar 1
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Brian Eno
Ambient 1: Music For Airports
91
critic score
(5)
84
user score
(1,106)
May 19
Kraftwerk - Die Mensch∙Maschine
Kraftwerk
Die Mensch∙Maschine
77
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(884)
Sep 1
Blondie - Parallel Lines
Blondie
Parallel Lines
93
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(754)
Nov 10
Kate Bush - Lionheart
Kate Bush
Lionheart
57
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(684)
Nov 10
Queen - Jazz
Queen
Jazz
73
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(675)
Apr
Steve Reich and Musicians - Music for 18 Musicians
Steve Reich and Musicians
Music for 18 Musicians
100
critic score
(3)
87
user score
(665)
Feb 10
Van Halen - Van Halen
Van Halen
Van Halen
100
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(656)
Jun 6
The Cars - The Cars
The Cars
The Cars
90
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(630)
Aug 28
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Devo
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
85
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(630)
Aug 1
Wire - Chairs Missing
Wire
Chairs Missing
95
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(507)
Jun 2
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
Bruce Springsteen
Darkness on the Edge of Town
93
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(504)
Jun 9
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
The Rolling Stones
Some Girls
97
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(501)
Mar 17
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
This Year's Model
98
critic score
(5)
82
user score
(465)
Oct 29
Rush
Hemispheres
70
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(452)
Nov 2
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour
The Police
Outlandos d'Amour
83
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(421)
Oct 7
Dire Straits - Dire Straits
Dire Straits
Dire Straits
77
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(389)
Sep 21
大貫妙子 [Taeko Ohnuki] - Mignonne
大貫妙子 [Taeko Ohnuki]
Mignonne
82
user score
(365)
Nov 10
The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope
The Clash
Give 'Em Enough Rope
78
critic score
(4)
77
user score
(354)
Oct 25
坂本龍一 [Ryuichi Sakamoto] - Thousand Knives Of
坂本龍一 [Ryuichi Sakamoto]
Thousand Knives Of
76
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(297)
Oct
The Residents - Not Available
The Residents
Not Available
70
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(293)
Apr 7
Prince - For You
Prince
For You
62
critic score
(4)
69
user score
(285)
Jul 17
Sun Ra - Lanquidity
Sun Ra
Lanquidity
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(274)
Oct 13
Billy Joel - 52nd Street
Billy Joel
52nd Street
70
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(273)
Dec 15
Marvin Gaye
Here, My Dear
84
critic score
(5)
79
user score
(268)
Jan 1
Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
Pere Ubu
The Modern Dance
90
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(259)
Sep 28
Black Sabbath - Never Say Die!
Black Sabbath
Never Say Die!
35
critic score
(2)
54
user score
(257)
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Dec 8
Public Image Ltd. - Public Image (First Issue)
Public Image Ltd.
Public Image (First Issue)
77
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(229)
Oct 13
Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Scream
Siouxsie and the Banshees
The Scream
80
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(228)
Apr
Television - Adventure
Television
Adventure
82
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(226)
Sep 1
Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
Tom Waits
Blue Valentine
68
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(211)
Mar 3
Patti Smith Group - Easter
Patti Smith Group
Easter
87
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(210)
Nov 10
X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
X-Ray Spex
Germ Free Adolescents
91
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(208)
May 5
AC/DC - Powerage
AC/DC
Powerage
67
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(205)
Jun 15
Bob Dylan - Street-Legal
Bob Dylan
Street-Legal
71
critic score
(3)
71
user score
(201)
Nov 18
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Earth, Wind & Fire
September
96
user score
(199)
Jun 1
Magazine - Real Life
Magazine
Real Life
83
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(198)
Feb 10
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Judas Priest
Stained Class
70
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(186)
Feb 17
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
Kate Bush
Wuthering Heights
95
user score
(185)
Sep 21
Ramones - Road to Ruin
Ramones
Road to Ruin
85
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(184)
1978
Harold Budd - The Pavilion Of Dreams
Harold Budd
The Pavilion Of Dreams
75
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(177)
Mar 23
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Kaya
83
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(171)
Mar 18
Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
Big Star
Third/Sister Lovers
100
critic score
(5)
80
user score
(166)
Nov 25
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yellow Magic Orchestra
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(163)
Nov 30
The Residents - Duck Stab / Buster & Glen
The Residents
Duck Stab / Buster & Glen
60
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(158)
Nov 3
The Jam - All Mod Cons
The Jam
All Mod Cons
90
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(150)
Aug 18
The Who - Who Are You
The Who
Who Are You
65
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(149)
Mar 23
Genesis - ...And Then There Were Three...
Genesis
...And Then There Were Three...
77
critic score
(3)
68
user score
(147)
Sep 22
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove
Funkadelic
One Nation Under a Groove
87
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(140)
Oct 1
Brian Eno - Music for Films
Brian Eno
Music for Films
80
critic score
(4)
77
user score
(133)
Jan 18
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy
90
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(131)
Sep 20
Yes - Tormato
Yes
Tormato
39
critic score
(2)
58
user score
(125)
1978
Bobby Caldwell - Bobby Caldwell
Bobby Caldwell
Bobby Caldwell
60
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(118)
Apr 1
Willie Nelson - Stardust
Willie Nelson
Stardust
95
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(117)
Oct 9
Judas Priest - Killing Machine
Judas Priest
Killing Machine
75
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(115)
Oct 21
Neil Young - Comes a Time
Neil Young
Comes a Time
95
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(115)
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