AOTY 2018

1979 Album Releases

1979
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Jun 14
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures
90
critic score
(6)
91
user score
(623)
Nov 30
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd
The Wall
83
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(492)
Dec 14
The Clash - London Calling
The Clash
London Calling
100
critic score
(3)
90
user score
(379)
Aug 10
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Michael Jackson
Off the Wall
98
critic score
(4)
87
user score
(205)
Aug 3
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
Talking Heads
Fear of Music
90
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(188)
May 18
David Bowie - Lodger
David Bowie
Lodger
89
critic score
(4)
81
user score
(168)
Sep 1
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
Gang of Four
Entertainment!
94
critic score
(4)
89
user score
(110)
May 11
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
The Cure
Three Imaginary Boys
80
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(87)
Aug 3
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
AC/DC
Highway to Hell
90
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(81)
Aug 15
Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door
Led Zeppelin
In Through the Out Door
70
critic score
(3)
70
user score
(79)
Oct 12
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
Fleetwood Mac
Tusk
91
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(61)
Nov 23
Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
Public Image Ltd.
Metal Box
96
critic score
(5)
85
user score
(59)
Sep 1
Wire - 154
Wire
154
91
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(52)
Apr 20
The Pop Group - Y
The Pop Group
Y
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(50)
Oct 19
Prince - Prince
Prince
Prince
72
critic score
(4)
77
user score
(50)
Mar 29
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Supertramp
Breakfast in America
75
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(38)
Jul 6
The B-52's - The B-52's
The B-52's
The B-52's
90
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(36)
Aug 17
XTC - Drums and Wires
XTC
Drums and Wires
90
critic score
(1)
87
user score
(35)
Oct 5
The Police - Reggatta de Blanc
The Police
Reggatta de Blanc
60
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(35)
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
(35)
Oct 10
The Specials - The Specials
The Specials
The Specials
100
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(33)
Dec 1
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
Throbbing Gristle
20 Jazz Funk Greats
100
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(33)
Sep 7
The Slits - Cut
The Slits
Cut
88
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(32)
Jul 2
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Rust Never Sleeps
100
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(31)
Nov 3
The Raincoats - The Raincoats
The Raincoats
The Raincoats
93
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(31)
Aug 20
Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming
Bob Dylan
Slow Train Coming
68
critic score
(3)
65
user score
(29)
Sep 1
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
Buzzcocks
Singles Going Steady
100
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(29)
Sep 1
This Heat - This Heat
This Heat
This Heat
92
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(28)
Jan 5
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Armed Forces
98
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(27)
Sep 25
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Solid State Survivor
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(27)
Mar 16
The Fall - Live at the Witch Trials
The Fall
Live at the Witch Trials
84
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(24)
Mar 24
Motörhead - Overkill
Motörhead
Overkill
85
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(20)
Jun 13
The Cars - Candy-O
The Cars
Candy-O
82
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(20)
Sep 1
James Chance & The Contortions - Buy
James Chance & The Contortions
Buy
95
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(20)
Apr 23
ABBA - Voulez-Vous
ABBA
Voulez-Vous
70
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(19)
Sep 7
Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
Gary Numan
The Pleasure Principle
84
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(19)
Sep 17
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Act I
Frank Zappa
Joe's Garage Act I
75
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(19)
Feb 1
Marianne Faithfull - Broken English
Marianne Faithfull
Broken English
85
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(18)
Dec 27
Pretenders - Pretenders
Pretenders
Pretenders
100
critic score
(3)
87
user score
(18)
Jan
Germs - (GI)
Germs
(GI)
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(17)
Mar 3
Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti
Frank Zappa
Sheik Yerbouti
65
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(17)
Oct 4
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Blondie
Eat to the Beat
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(17)
Oct 26
The Fall - Dragnet
The Fall
Dragnet
82
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(17)
Mar 23
Van Halen - Van Halen II
Van Halen
Van Halen II
85
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(15)
Apr 1
Iggy Pop - New Values
Iggy Pop
New Values
75
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(14)
Jun 1
Devo - Duty Now for the Future
Devo
Duty Now for the Future
70
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(14)
Jun 15
Dire Straits - Communiqué
Dire Straits
Communiqué
50
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(14)
Sep 27
Leonard Cohen - Recent Songs
Leonard Cohen
Recent Songs
72
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(14)
May 1
The Undertones - The Undertones
The Undertones
The Undertones
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(13)
May 17
Patti Smith Group - Wave
Patti Smith Group
Wave
65
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(13)
Sep
The Residents - Eskimo
The Residents
Eskimo
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(13)
Sep 1
Sparks - No. 1 in Heaven
Sparks
No. 1 in Heaven
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(13)
1979
Robert Ashley - Automatic Writing
Robert Ashley
Automatic Writing
60
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(12)
Feb 1
Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure
Tangerine Dream
Force Majeure
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(12)
Jun 13
Joni Mitchell - Mingus
Joni Mitchell
Mingus
63
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(12)
Nov 17
The Jam - Setting Sons
The Jam
Setting Sons
100
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(12)
Jan 1
Philip Glass - Einstein on the Beach
Philip Glass
Einstein on the Beach
95
critic score
(2)
90
user score
(11)
Mar 1
Roxy Music - Manifesto
Roxy Music
Manifesto
72
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(11)
May 31
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery
Electric Light Orchestra
Discovery
62
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(11)
Sep 4
Grace Jones - Muse
Grace Jones
Muse
50
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(11)
Nov 1
Aerosmith - Night in the Ruts
Aerosmith
Night in the Ruts
35
critic score
(2)
56
user score
(11)
Nov 12
The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette
The Damned
Machine Gun Etiquette
87
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(11)
1979
Rita Lee - Rita Lee
Rita Lee
Rita Lee
60
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(10)
Jan 1
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Press Color
Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Press Color
84
critic score
(3)
69
user score
(10)
Feb 5
Bee Gees - Spirits Having Flown
Bee Gees
Spirits Having Flown
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(10)
Mar 5
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
Joe Jackson
Look Sharp!
100
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(10)
Apr 1
Tubeway Army - Replicas
Tubeway Army
Replicas
85
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(10)
Jul 1
Can - Can
Can
Can
50
critic score
(1)
59
user score
(10)
Jul 1
Swell Maps - A Trip to Marineville
Swell Maps
A Trip to Marineville
80
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(10)
Jul 30
Chic - Risqué
Chic
Risqué
88
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(10)
Aug 6
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
Bauhaus
Bela Lugosi's Dead
90
user score
(10)
Sep 1
Buzzcocks - A Different Kind of Tension
Buzzcocks
A Different Kind of Tension
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(10)
Sep 24
Eagles - The Long Run
Eagles
The Long Run
60
critic score
(2)
65
user score
(10)
Oct 1
The Human League - Reproduction
The Human League
Reproduction
60
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(10)
Mar 30
Magazine - Secondhand Daylight
Magazine
Secondhand Daylight
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(9)
Apr 1
Lou Reed - The Bells
Lou Reed
The Bells
80
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(9)
Feb 20
George Harrison - George Harrison
George Harrison
George Harrison
55
critic score
(2)
63
user score
(8)
Feb 28
Crass - The Feeding of the Five Thousand
Crass
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
40
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(8)
Mar 15
The Boys Next Door - Door, Door
The Boys Next Door
Door, Door
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(8)
Mar 19
The Beach Boys - L.A. (Light Album)
The Beach Boys
L.A. (Light Album)
28
critic score
(3)
43
user score
(8)
Oct 13
Elton John - Victim of Love
Elton John
Victim of Love
30
critic score
(1)
28
user score
(8)
Oct 27
Motörhead - Bomber
Motörhead
Bomber
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(8)
Jan 19
Frank Zappa - Sleep Dirt
Frank Zappa
Sleep Dirt
65
critic score
(2)
68
user score
(7)
Apr 25
Donna Summer - Bad Girls
Donna Summer
Bad Girls
95
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(7)
Oct 1
Toto - Hydra
Toto
Hydra
70
critic score
(1)
64
user score
(7)
Oct 2
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Survival
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Survival
60
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(7)
Oct 7
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Join Hands
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Join Hands
40
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(7)
Oct 19
Madness - One Step Beyond...
Madness
One Step Beyond...
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(7)
Dec 1
Christopher Cross - Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(7)
Jan 1
Van Morrison - Into the Music
Van Morrison
Into the Music
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(6)
May 23
KISS - Dynasty
KISS
Dynasty
40
critic score
(2)
39
user score
(6)
Jun 9
Earth, Wind & Fire - I Am
Earth, Wind & Fire
I Am
60
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(6)
Jun 11
The Knack - Get The Knack
The Knack
Get The Knack
75
critic score
(2)
63
user score
(6)
Jun 22
Queen - Live Killers
Queen
Live Killers
68
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(6)
Jul 1
The Cramps - Gravest Hits
The Cramps
Gravest Hits
65
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(6)
Aug
John Carpenter - Halloween
John Carpenter
Halloween
80
critic score
(1)
90
user score
(6)
Sep 21
The Stranglers - The Raven
The Stranglers
The Raven
70
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(6)
Oct 30
Stevie Wonder - Journey Through
Stevie Wonder
Journey Through "The Secret Life of Plants"
75
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(6)
Jan 1
The Soft Boys - A Can of Bees
The Soft Boys
A Can of Bees
78
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(5)
Jan 1
Cluster - Grosses Wasser
Cluster
Grosses Wasser
68
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(5)
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