1979 Album Releases

1979
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EP (17)
Live (19)
LP (676)
Single (90)
Jun 14
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures
90
critic score
(6)
90
user score
(1169)
Nov 30
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd
The Wall
78
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(935)
Dec 14
The Clash - London Calling
The Clash
London Calling
100
critic score
(4)
90
user score
(669)
Aug 10
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Michael Jackson
Off the Wall
98
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(413)
Aug 3
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
Talking Heads
Fear of Music
95
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(364)
May 18
David Bowie - Lodger
David Bowie
Lodger
89
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(298)
Sep 1
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
Gang of Four
Entertainment!
94
critic score
(4)
87
user score
(222)
May 11
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
The Cure
Three Imaginary Boys
80
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(193)
Aug 3
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
AC/DC
Highway to Hell
90
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(157)
Aug 15
Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door
Led Zeppelin
In Through the Out Door
70
critic score
(3)
70
user score
(144)
Apr 20
The Pop Group - Y
The Pop Group
Y
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(118)
Oct 12
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
Fleetwood Mac
Tusk
91
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(116)
Nov 23
Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
Public Image Ltd.
Metal Box
96
critic score
(5)
84
user score
(114)
Sep 1
Wire - 154
Wire
154
91
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(105)
Dec 1
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
Throbbing Gristle
20 Jazz Funk Greats
100
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(105)
Oct 19
Prince - Prince
Prince
Prince
72
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(96)
Mar 29
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Supertramp
Breakfast in America
75
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(87)
Aug 17
XTC - Drums and Wires
XTC
Drums and Wires
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(77)
Oct 5
The Police - Reggatta de Blanc
The Police
Reggatta de Blanc
60
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(72)
Jul 6
The B-52's - The B-52's
The B-52's
The B-52's
85
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(71)
Sep 1
This Heat - This Heat
This Heat
This Heat
92
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(65)
Oct 10
The Specials - The Specials
The Specials
The Specials
100
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(63)
Sep 25
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Solid State Survivor
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(62)
Sep 7
The Slits - Cut
The Slits
Cut
88
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(59)
Mar 24
Motörhead - Overkill
Motörhead
Overkill
90
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(56)
Jul 9
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Rust Never Sleeps
100
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(56)
Jan 5
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Armed Forces
94
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(55)
Nov 3
The Raincoats - The Raincoats
The Raincoats
The Raincoats
93
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(53)
Oct 19
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Damn the Torpedoes
97
critic score
(5)
81
user score
(51)
Sep 7
Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
Gary Numan
The Pleasure Principle
84
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(49)
Aug 20
Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming
Bob Dylan
Slow Train Coming
68
critic score
(3)
63
user score
(48)
Sep 1
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
Buzzcocks
Singles Going Steady
95
critic score
(3)
89
user score
(46)
Sep 1
James Chance & The Contortions - Buy
James Chance & The Contortions
Buy
95
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(41)
Mar 16
The Fall - Live at the Witch Trials
The Fall
Live at the Witch Trials
84
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(40)
Apr 23
ABBA - Voulez-Vous
ABBA
Voulez-Vous
65
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(40)
Jan
Germs - (GI)
Germs
(GI)
90
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(39)
Oct 4
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Blondie
Eat to the Beat
80
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(39)
Sep
The Residents - Eskimo
The Residents
Eskimo
85
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(33)
Oct 26
The Fall - Dragnet
The Fall
Dragnet
82
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(33)
Feb 1
Marianne Faithfull - Broken English
Marianne Faithfull
Broken English
85
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(31)
Jun 15
Dire Straits - Communiqué
Dire Straits
Communiqué
50
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(30)
Mar 23
Van Halen - Van Halen II
Van Halen
Van Halen II
85
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(29)
Apr 1
Tubeway Army - Replicas
Tubeway Army
Replicas
85
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(28)
Apr 25
Donna Summer - Bad Girls
Donna Summer
Bad Girls
95
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(28)
Jun 13
The Cars - Candy-O
The Cars
Candy-O
82
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(28)
1979
Robert Ashley - Automatic Writing
Robert Ashley
Automatic Writing
73
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(27)
May 1
The Undertones - The Undertones
The Undertones
The Undertones
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(27)
Sep 17
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Act I
Frank Zappa
Joe's Garage Act I
75
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(27)
Oct 27
Motörhead - Bomber
Motörhead
Bomber
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(27)
1979
Rita Lee - Rita Lee
Rita Lee
Rita Lee
60
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(26)
May 31
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery
Electric Light Orchestra
Discovery
62
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(26)
Jul 30
Chic - Risqué
Chic
Risqué
88
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(26)
Jun 1
Devo - Duty Now for the Future
Devo
Duty Now for the Future
65
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(25)
Sep 27
Leonard Cohen - Recent Songs
Leonard Cohen
Recent Songs
72
critic score
(3)
69
user score
(25)
Jan 1
Philip Glass - Einstein on the Beach
Philip Glass
Einstein on the Beach
95
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(24)
Mar 3
Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti
Frank Zappa
Sheik Yerbouti
65
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(24)
Sep 1
Sparks - No. 1 in Heaven
Sparks
No. 1 in Heaven
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(23)
Apr 1
Iggy Pop - New Values
Iggy Pop
New Values
75
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(21)
Aug 6
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
Bauhaus
Bela Lugosi's Dead
91
user score
(21)
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