1979 Album Releases

1979
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EP

(40)

Live

(47)

LP

(1,203)

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(7)

Single

(249)
Jun 14
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures
88
critic score
(5)
88
user score
(1,884)
Nov 30
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd
The Wall
78
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(1,583)
Dec 14
The Clash - London Calling
The Clash
London Calling
100
critic score
(5)
89
user score
(1,094)
Aug 10
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Michael Jackson
Off the Wall
98
critic score
(4)
87
user score
(802)
Aug 3
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
Talking Heads
Fear of Music
96
critic score
(5)
86
user score
(676)
May 18
David Bowie - Lodger
David Bowie
Lodger
89
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(507)
May 11
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
The Cure
Three Imaginary Boys
80
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(377)
Sep 25
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
Gang of Four
Entertainment!
94
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(377)
Aug 3
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
AC/DC
Highway to Hell
90
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(279)
Aug 15
Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door
Led Zeppelin
In Through the Out Door
57
critic score
(3)
68
user score
(266)
Dec 1
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
Throbbing Gristle
20 Jazz Funk Greats
85
critic score
(4)
81
user score
(225)
Oct 12
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
Fleetwood Mac
Tusk
93
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(213)
Nov 23
Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
Public Image Ltd.
Metal Box
96
critic score
(5)
83
user score
(204)
Apr 20
The Pop Group - Y
The Pop Group
Y
85
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(187)
Mar 29
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Supertramp
Breakfast in America
73
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(186)
Oct 19
Prince - Prince
Prince
Prince
72
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(186)
Sep 1
Wire - 154
Wire
154
94
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(177)
Sep 1
This Heat - This Heat
This Heat
This Heat
91
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(150)
Sep 25
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Solid State Survivor
85
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(149)
Aug 17
XTC - Drums and Wires
XTC
Drums and Wires
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(136)
Oct 5
The Police - Reggatta de Blanc
The Police
Reggatta de Blanc
70
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(134)
Jul 6
The B-52's - The B-52's
The B-52's
The B-52's
85
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(128)
Apr 23
ABBA - Voulez-Vous
ABBA
Voulez-Vous
65
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(126)
Nov 3
The Raincoats - The Raincoats
The Raincoats
The Raincoats
90
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(110)
Sep 7
Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
Gary Numan
The Pleasure Principle
86
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(108)
Apr 25
Donna Summer - Bad Girls
Donna Summer
Bad Girls
95
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(103)
Sep 7
The Slits - Cut
The Slits
Cut
88
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(102)
Jan 5
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Armed Forces
94
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(97)
Jul 9
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Rust Never Sleeps
100
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(95)
Aug 20
Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming
Bob Dylan
Slow Train Coming
68
critic score
(3)
63
user score
(95)
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Oct 10
The Specials - The Specials
The Specials
The Specials
100
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(89)
Oct 19
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Damn the Torpedoes
94
critic score
(7)
79
user score
(87)
Mar 24
Motörhead - Overkill
Motörhead
Overkill
93
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(85)
Sep 1
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
Buzzcocks
Singles Going Steady
95
critic score
(3)
87
user score
(80)
Sep 1
Sparks - No. 1 in Heaven
Sparks
No. 1 in Heaven
92
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(77)
Oct 4
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Blondie
Eat to the Beat
80
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(77)
Sep 1
James Chance & The Contortions - Buy
James Chance & The Contortions
Buy
95
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(76)
Mar 16
The Fall - Live at the Witch Trials
The Fall
Live at the Witch Trials
84
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(72)
Mar 23
Van Halen - Van Halen II
Van Halen
Van Halen II
85
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(72)
Jan
Germs - (GI)
Germs
(GI)
90
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(69)
Apr 1
Tubeway Army - Replicas
Tubeway Army
Replicas
85
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(61)
Jun 15
Dire Straits - Communiqué
Dire Straits
Communiqué
56
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(61)
Sep
The Residents - Eskimo
The Residents
Eskimo
85
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(59)
1979
Robert Ashley - Automatic Writing
Robert Ashley
Automatic Writing
73
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(58)
Feb 1
Marianne Faithfull - Broken English
Marianne Faithfull
Broken English
83
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(58)
May 31
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery
Electric Light Orchestra
Discovery
62
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(58)
Feb
Black Flag - Nervous Breakdown
Black Flag
Nervous Breakdown
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(57)
1979
Rita Lee - Rita Lee
Rita Lee
Rita Lee
60
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(56)
Jun 13
The Cars - Candy-O
The Cars
Candy-O
82
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(56)
Jul 30
Chic - Risqué
Chic
Risqué
88
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(54)
Mar 3
Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti
Frank Zappa
Sheik Yerbouti
65
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(51)
Jun 13
Joni Mitchell - Mingus
Joni Mitchell
Mingus
62
critic score
(3)
70
user score
(49)
Sep 17
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Act I
Frank Zappa
Joe's Garage Act I
65
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(49)
Oct 26
The Fall - Dragnet
The Fall
Dragnet
82
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(48)
May 1
The Undertones - The Undertones
The Undertones
The Undertones
95
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(47)
Mar 5
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
Joe Jackson
Look Sharp!
100
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(44)
Sep 27
Leonard Cohen - Recent Songs
Leonard Cohen
Recent Songs
71
critic score
(4)
69
user score
(43)
Nov 12
The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette
The Damned
Machine Gun Etiquette
84
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(43)
Jan 1
Philip Glass - Einstein on the Beach
Philip Glass
Einstein on the Beach
95
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(41)
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