1979 Album Releases

1979
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Jun 14
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures
95
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(5,081)
Nov 30
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd
The Wall
78
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(5,035)
Dec 14
The Clash - London Calling
The Clash
London Calling
100
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(3,248)
Aug 10
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Michael Jackson
Off the Wall
98
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(2,747)
Aug 3
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
Talking Heads
Fear of Music
96
critic score
(5)
86
user score
(2,006)
May 11
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
The Cure
Three Imaginary Boys
80
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(1,174)
May 18
David Bowie - Lodger
David Bowie
Lodger
89
critic score
(4)
77
user score
(1,146)
Sep 25
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
Gang of Four
Entertainment!
93
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(929)
Mar 29
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Supertramp
Breakfast in America
73
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(757)
Aug 15
Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door
Led Zeppelin
In Through the Out Door
46
critic score
(5)
65
user score
(697)
Aug 3
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
AC/DC
Highway to Hell
91
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(694)
Sep 25
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Solid State Survivor
83
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(619)
Oct 12
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
Fleetwood Mac
Tusk
91
critic score
(5)
81
user score
(556)
Dec 1
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
Throbbing Gristle
20 Jazz Funk Greats
85
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(511)
Oct 19
Prince - Prince
Prince
Prince
70
critic score
(5)
76
user score
(502)
Sep 1
Wire - 154
Wire
154
93
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(460)
Apr 23
ABBA - Voulez-Vous
ABBA
Voulez-Vous
70
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(418)
Oct 5
The Police - Reggatta de Blanc
The Police
Reggatta de Blanc
70
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(404)
Nov 23
Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
Public Image Ltd.
Metal Box
93
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(392)
Sep 1
This Heat - This Heat
This Heat
This Heat
91
critic score
(5)
80
user score
(377)
Aug 17
XTC - Drums and Wires
XTC
Drums and Wires
85
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(363)
Apr 20
The Pop Group - Y
The Pop Group
Y
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(336)
Jul 6
The B-52's - The B-52's
The B-52's
The B-52's
88
critic score
(5)
78
user score
(330)
Apr 25
Donna Summer - Bad Girls
Donna Summer
Bad Girls
95
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(324)
Mar 24
Motörhead - Overkill
Motörhead
Overkill
88
critic score
(5)
81
user score
(285)
Jul 9
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Rust Never Sleeps
100
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(267)
Sep 7
Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
Gary Numan
The Pleasure Principle
86
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(244)
Mar 23
Van Halen - Van Halen II
Van Halen
Van Halen II
85
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(231)
Sep 1
Contortions
Buy
95
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(224)
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Sep 7
The Slits
Cut
88
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(224)
Nov 3
The Raincoats - The Raincoats
The Raincoats
The Raincoats
90
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(224)
Oct 10
The Specials - The Specials
The Specials
The Specials
88
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(221)
May 31
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery
Electric Light Orchestra
Discovery
62
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(220)
Aug 20
Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming
Bob Dylan
Slow Train Coming
68
critic score
(3)
63
user score
(215)
Sep 1
Sparks - No. 1 in Heaven
Sparks
No. 1 in Heaven
92
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(205)
Oct 19
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Damn the Torpedoes
94
critic score
(7)
78
user score
(198)
Sep 17
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Act I
Frank Zappa
Joe's Garage Act I
65
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(197)
Dec 27
Pretenders - Pretenders
Pretenders
Pretenders
93
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(187)
Feb
Black Flag - Nervous Breakdown
Black Flag
Nervous Breakdown
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(186)
Oct
Germs - (GI)
Germs
(GI)
90
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(178)
Jan 5
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Armed Forces
94
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(176)
Jun 9
Earth, Wind & Fire - I Am
Earth, Wind & Fire
I Am
60
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(171)
1979
Robert Ashley - Automatic Writing
Robert Ashley
Automatic Writing
85
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(167)
Jun 15
Dire Straits - Communiqué
Dire Straits
Communiqué
61
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(166)
1979
Rita Lee - Rita Lee
Rita Lee
Rita Lee
60
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(165)
Mar 16
The Fall - Live at the Witch Trials
The Fall
Live at the Witch Trials
83
critic score
(5)
80
user score
(165)
Sep 1
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
Buzzcocks
Singles Going Steady
95
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(157)
Oct 4
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Blondie
Eat to the Beat
80
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(154)
May 23
Kiss - Dynasty
Kiss
Dynasty
33
critic score
(3)
56
user score
(145)
Mar 3
Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti
Frank Zappa
Sheik Yerbouti
65
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(145)
1979
Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty
Sun Ra and His Arkestra
Sleeping Beauty
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(139)
Feb 20
George Harrison - George Harrison
George Harrison
George Harrison
55
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(138)
Jun 13
The Cars
Candy-O
82
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(135)
Nov 16
Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime
Paul McCartney
Wonderful Christmastime
55
user score
(132)
Jan 5
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Queen
Don't Stop Me Now
92
user score
(132)
Aug 10
Michael Jackson - Rock with You
Michael Jackson
Rock with You
96
user score
(131)
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