AOTY 2021

1978 Album Releases

1978
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(34)

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(61)

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(1,266)

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(219)
Feb 17
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
Kate Bush
The Kick Inside
81
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(556)
Jul 21
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food
90
critic score
(5)
82
user score
(541)
Mar 1
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Brian Eno
Ambient 1: Music For Airports
95
critic score
(5)
84
user score
(494)
May 19
Kraftwerk - Die Mensch∙Maschine
Kraftwerk
Die Mensch∙Maschine
85
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(420)
Sep 1
Blondie - Parallel Lines
Blondie
Parallel Lines
93
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(349)
Nov 10
Kate Bush - Lionheart
Kate Bush
Lionheart
65
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(298)
Jan 1
Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
Steve Reich
Music for 18 Musicians
100
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(297)
Nov 10
Queen - Jazz
Queen
Jazz
73
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(285)
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)
83
user score
(267)
Jun 6
The Cars - The Cars
The Cars
The Cars
90
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(266)
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
(262)
Mar 17
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
This Year's Model
99
critic score
(6)
84
user score
(260)
Feb 10
Van Halen - Van Halen
Van Halen
Van Halen
100
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(257)
Aug 1
Wire - Chairs Missing
Wire
Chairs Missing
100
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(255)
Jun 9
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
The Rolling Stones
Some Girls
97
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(244)
Oct 29
Rush - Hemispheres
Rush
Hemispheres
70
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(177)
Nov 10
The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope
The Clash
Give 'Em Enough Rope
78
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(177)
Nov 2
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour
The Police
Outlandos d'Amour
83
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(171)
Oct
The Residents - Not Available
The Residents
Not Available
70
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(160)
Sep 21
Taeko Ohnuki - Mignonne
Taeko Ohnuki
Mignonne
82
user score
(142)
Oct 7
Dire Straits - Dire Straits
Dire Straits
Dire Straits
81
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(127)
Jan 1
Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
Pere Ubu
The Modern Dance
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(124)
Sep 1
Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
Tom Waits
Blue Valentine
71
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(124)
Apr 7
Prince - For You
Prince
For You
62
critic score
(4)
67
user score
(122)
Sep 28
Black Sabbath - Never Say Die!
Black Sabbath
Never Say Die!
35
critic score
(2)
53
user score
(122)
Jul 17
Sun Ra - Lanquidity
Sun Ra
Lanquidity
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(119)
Dec 8
Public Image Ltd. - First Issue
Public Image Ltd.
First Issue
85
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(118)
Oct 13
Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Scream
Siouxsie and the Banshees
The Scream
80
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(114)
Oct 25
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives Of
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Thousand Knives Of
71
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(108)
Jun 1
Magazine - Real Life
Magazine
Real Life
95
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(106)
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Dec 15
Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
Marvin Gaye
Here, My Dear
84
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(106)
Mar 3
Patti Smith Group - Easter
Patti Smith Group
Easter
87
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(103)
Jun 15
Bob Dylan - Street-Legal
Bob Dylan
Street-Legal
71
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(101)
Sep 21
Ramones - Road to Ruin
Ramones
Road to Ruin
90
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(99)
Apr 1
Television - Adventure
Television
Adventure
84
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(91)
Jan 1
Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
Big Star
Third/Sister Lovers
100
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(90)
Oct 13
Billy Joel - 52nd Street
Billy Joel
52nd Street
70
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(90)
May 5
AC/DC - Powerage
AC/DC
Powerage
67
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(87)
Feb 10
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Judas Priest
Stained Class
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(79)
Nov 10
X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
X-Ray Spex
Germ Free Adolescents
91
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(79)
Aug 18
The Who - Who Are You
The Who
Who Are You
65
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(74)
Feb 17
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
Kate Bush
Wuthering Heights
96
user score
(72)
Oct 21
Neil Young - Comes a Time
Neil Young
Comes a Time
95
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(72)
Nov
The Residents - Duck Stab / Buster & Glen
The Residents
Duck Stab / Buster & Glen
60
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(72)
Nov 18
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Earth, Wind & Fire
September
95
user score
(72)
Nov 25
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Yellow Magic Orchestra
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(72)
Sep 1
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove
Funkadelic
One Nation Under a Groove
87
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(69)
Nov 3
The Jam - All Mod Cons
The Jam
All Mod Cons
90
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(69)
Oct 1
Brian Eno - Music for Films
Brian Eno
Music for Films
86
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(64)
Mar 23
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kaya
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Kaya
90
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(63)
Mar 23
Genesis - ...And Then There Were Three...
Genesis
...And Then There Were Three...
77
critic score
(3)
68
user score
(62)
Feb 12
Blondie - Plastic Letters
Blondie
Plastic Letters
65
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(60)
Nov 9
Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
Pere Ubu
Dub Housing
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(59)
Sep 20
Yes - Tormato
Yes
Tormato
39
critic score
(2)
56
user score
(56)
Mar 10
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen
Buzzcocks
Another Music in a Different Kitchen
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(53)
Apr 1
Willie Nelson - Stardust
Willie Nelson
Stardust
95
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(53)
1978
Harold Budd - The Pavilion Of Dreams
Harold Budd
The Pavilion Of Dreams
75
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(52)
Jun 3
Joy Division - An Ideal for Living
Joy Division
An Ideal for Living
60
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(52)
Aug 11
Chic - C'est Chic
Chic
C'est Chic
85
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(52)
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