AOTY 2018

1978 Album Releases

1978
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Jul 21
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food
100
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(165)
Mar 1
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Brian Eno
Ambient 1: Music For Airports
95
critic score
(5)
86
user score
(138)
May 19
Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine
Kraftwerk
The Man-Machine
85
critic score
(2)
88
user score
(128)
Feb 17
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
Kate Bush
The Kick Inside
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(109)
Sep 1
Blondie - Parallel Lines
Blondie
Parallel Lines
93
critic score
(3)
87
user score
(99)
Jun 2
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
Bruce Springsteen
Darkness on the Edge of Town
93
critic score
(4)
89
user score
(93)
Mar 17
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
This Year's Model
98
critic score
(5)
87
user score
(87)
Jun 9
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
The Rolling Stones
Some Girls
98
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(83)
Aug 1
Wire - Chairs Missing
Wire
Chairs Missing
100
critic score
(2)
89
user score
(80)
Aug 28
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Devo
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(72)
Nov 10
Queen - Jazz
Queen
Jazz
76
critic score
(4)
75
user score
(65)
Jan 1
Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
Steve Reich
Music for 18 Musicians
100
critic score
(4)
89
user score
(62)
Jun 6
The Cars - The Cars
The Cars
The Cars
90
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(62)
Feb 10
Van Halen - Van Halen
Van Halen
Van Halen
100
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(60)
Nov 10
The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope
The Clash
Give 'Em Enough Rope
77
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(59)
Nov 10
Kate Bush - Lionheart
Kate Bush
Lionheart
60
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(54)
Sep 1
Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
Tom Waits
Blue Valentine
77
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(40)
Sep 21
Ramones - Road to Ruin
Ramones
Road to Ruin
90
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(40)
Nov 2
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour
The Police
Outlandos d'Amour
85
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(40)
Mar 3
Patti Smith Group - Easter
Patti Smith Group
Easter
89
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(36)
Oct 29
Rush - Hemispheres
Rush
Hemispheres
60
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(35)
Apr 1
Television - Adventure
Television
Adventure
84
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(34)
Apr 7
Prince - For You
Prince
For You
62
critic score
(4)
68
user score
(34)
Dec 8
Public Image Ltd. - First Issue
Public Image Ltd.
First Issue
85
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(33)
Oct
The Residents - Not Available
The Residents
Not Available
70
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(32)
Jan 1
Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
Pere Ubu
The Modern Dance
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(31)
Oct 21
Neil Young - Comes a Time
Neil Young
Comes a Time
95
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(31)
Jan 1
Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
Big Star
Third/Sister Lovers
100
critic score
(2)
89
user score
(28)
Jun 3
Joy Division - An Ideal for Living
Joy Division
An Ideal for Living
60
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(28)
Nov 10
X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
X-Ray Spex
Germ Free Adolescents
90
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(26)
Feb 10
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Judas Priest
Stained Class
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(24)
May 5
AC/DC - Powerage
AC/DC
Powerage
70
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(24)
Jun 15
Bob Dylan - Street-Legal
Bob Dylan
Street-Legal
71
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(24)
Oct 13
Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Scream
Siouxsie and the Banshees
The Scream
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(24)
Oct 7
Dire Straits - Dire Straits
Dire Straits
Dire Straits
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(23)
Nov 17
The Doors - An American Prayer
The Doors
An American Prayer
40
critic score
(1)
60
user score
(23)
Aug 18
The Who - Who Are You
The Who
Who Are You
65
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(21)
Sep 1
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove
Funkadelic
One Nation Under a Groove
87
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(21)
Dec 15
Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
Marvin Gaye
Here, My Dear
84
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(21)
Jun 1
Magazine - Real Life
Magazine
Real Life
95
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(20)
Nov 3
The Jam - All Mod Cons
The Jam
All Mod Cons
95
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(19)
Sep 28
Black Sabbath - Never Say Die!
Black Sabbath
Never Say Die!
35
critic score
(2)
54
user score
(18)
Oct 1
Black Flag - Nervous Breakdown
Black Flag
Nervous Breakdown
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(18)
Oct 1
Brian Eno - Music for Films
Brian Eno
Music for Films
86
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(18)
Jul 17
Sun Ra - Lanquidity
Sun Ra
Lanquidity
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(17)
Nov 25
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yellow Magic Orchestra
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(17)
Feb 12
Blondie - Plastic Letters
Blondie
Plastic Letters
70
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(16)
Oct 9
Judas Priest - Killing Machine
Judas Priest
Killing Machine
90
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(16)
Nov 9
Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
Pere Ubu
Dub Housing
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(16)
Jan 22
Captain Beefheart - Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)
Captain Beefheart
Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(15)
Mar 10
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen
Buzzcocks
Another Music in a Different Kitchen
70
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(15)
Mar 23
Genesis - ...And Then There Were Three...
Genesis
...And Then There Were Three...
70
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(15)
Oct 13
Billy Joel - 52nd Street
Billy Joel
52nd Street
80
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(15)
Nov 1
The Residents - Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen
The Residents
Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen
60
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(15)
Sep 20
Yes - Tormato
Yes
Tormato
39
critic score
(2)
57
user score
(14)
Feb 1
Lou Reed - Street Hassle
Lou Reed
Street Hassle
75
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(13)
Apr 1
Willie Nelson - Stardust
Willie Nelson
Stardust
95
critic score
(2)
89
user score
(13)
Oct 25
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives Of
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Thousand Knives Of
60
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(13)
1978
Harold Budd - The Pavilion Of Dreams
Harold Budd
The Pavilion Of Dreams
75
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(12)
Mar 23
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Kaya
80
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(12)
Jun 2
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
75
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(12)
Jun 7
Grace Jones - Fame
Grace Jones
Fame
60
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(12)
Sep 22
Buzzcocks - Love Bites
Buzzcocks
Love Bites
70
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(12)
Jan 20
XTC - White Music
XTC
White Music
60
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(11)
Jan 18
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy
74
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(10)
May 1
Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight
Cheap Trick
Heaven Tonight
100
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(10)
Jul 1
Can - Out of Reach
Can
Out of Reach
52
critic score
(3)
44
user score
(10)
Oct 13
XTC - Go 2
XTC
Go 2
55
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(10)
Dec 1
Jean-Michel Jarre - Equinoxe
Jean-Michel Jarre
Equinoxe
60
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(10)
Aug 11
Chic - C'est Chic
Chic
C'est Chic
85
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(9)
1978
Chico Buarque - Chico Buarque
Chico Buarque
Chico Buarque
80
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(8)
Oct 1
Cheap Trick - At Budokan
Cheap Trick
At Budokan
100
critic score
(1)
91
user score
(8)
Oct 2
The Beach Boys - M.I.U. Album
The Beach Boys
M.I.U. Album
34
critic score
(3)
45
user score
(8)
Nov
Various Artists - No New York
Various Artists
No New York
81
user score
(8)
Nov 20
Parliament - Motor Booty Affair
Parliament
Motor Booty Affair
90
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(8)
Jun 1
The Alan Parsons Project - Pyramid
The Alan Parsons Project
Pyramid
60
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(7)
Aug 31
Jandek - Ready for the House
Jandek
Ready for the House
80
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(7)
Sep 15
Frank Zappa - Studio Tan
Frank Zappa
Studio Tan
60
critic score
(2)
64
user score
(7)
Oct 15
Toto - Toto
Toto
Toto
80
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(7)
Jan 1
Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits
Hank Williams
40 Greatest Hits
100
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(6)
Jan 1
La Düsseldorf - Viva
La Düsseldorf
Viva
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(6)
Feb 17
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
Kate Bush
Wuthering Heights
98
user score
(6)
Apr 7
The Band - The Last Waltz
The Band
The Last Waltz
80
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(6)
Apr 9
Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
Rainbow
Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(6)
May 2
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - You're Gonna Get It!
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
You're Gonna Get It!
60
critic score
(2)
62
user score
(6)
May 25
David Gilmour - David Gilmour
David Gilmour
David Gilmour
60
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(6)
Oct 16
Elton John - A Single Man
Elton John
A Single Man
40
critic score
(1)
56
user score
(6)
Dec 11
The Jacksons - Destiny
The Jacksons
Destiny
70
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(6)
1978
Bobby Caldwell - Bobby Caldwell
Bobby Caldwell
Bobby Caldwell
60
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(5)
Jan 1
Nina Simone - Baltimore
Nina Simone
Baltimore
50
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(5)
Mar 1
Japan - Adolescent Sex
Japan
Adolescent Sex
90
critic score
(1)
62
user score
(5)
Mar 1
Nick Lowe - Jesus of Cool
Nick Lowe
Jesus of Cool
98
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(5)
Mar 1
Tangerine Dream - Cyclone
Tangerine Dream
Cyclone
60
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(5)
Mar 31
Wings - London Town
Wings
London Town
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(5)
Apr
Rita Lee - Babilônia
Rita Lee
Babilônia
60
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(5)
May 12
The Stranglers - Black And White
The Stranglers
Black And White
50
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(5)
Jun 20
Foreigner - Double Vision
Foreigner
Double Vision
80
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(5)
Sep 1
Bryan Ferry - The Bride Stripped Bare
Bryan Ferry
The Bride Stripped Bare
50
critic score
(1)
46
user score
(5)
Sep 18
Gene Simmons - Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons
55
critic score
(2)
22
user score
(5)
Sep 21
Taeko Ohnuki - Mignonne
Taeko Ohnuki
Mignonne
71
user score
(5)
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