1979 Rock Album Releases

1979
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Jun 14
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures
95
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(5,008)
Nov 30
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd
The Wall
78
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(4,962)
Dec 14
The Clash - London Calling
The Clash
London Calling
100
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(3,209)
Aug 3
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
Talking Heads
Fear of Music
96
critic score
(5)
86
user score
(1,976)
May 18
David Bowie - Lodger
David Bowie
Lodger
89
critic score
(4)
77
user score
(1,133)
Mar 29
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Supertramp
Breakfast in America
73
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(741)
Aug 15
Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door
Led Zeppelin
In Through the Out Door
46
critic score
(5)
65
user score
(690)
Aug 3
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
AC/DC
Highway to Hell
90
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(685)
Oct 12
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
Fleetwood Mac
Tusk
91
critic score
(5)
81
user score
(546)
Oct 5
The Police - Reggatta de Blanc
The Police
Reggatta de Blanc
70
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(395)
Nov 23
Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
Public Image Ltd.
Metal Box
93
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(391)
Sep 1
This Heat - This Heat
This Heat
This Heat
91
critic score
(5)
80
user score
(373)
Aug 17
XTC - Drums and Wires
XTC
Drums and Wires
85
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(357)
Apr 20
The Pop Group - Y
The Pop Group
Y
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(332)
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
(325)
Mar 24
Motörhead - Overkill
Motörhead
Overkill
88
critic score
(5)
81
user score
(283)
Jul 9
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Rust Never Sleeps
100
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(261)
Sep 7
Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
Gary Numan
The Pleasure Principle
86
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(242)
Mar 23
Van Halen - Van Halen II
Van Halen
Van Halen II
85
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(228)
May 31
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery
Electric Light Orchestra
Discovery
62
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(213)
Aug 20
Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming
Bob Dylan
Slow Train Coming
68
critic score
(3)
63
user score
(211)
Sep 17
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Act I
Frank Zappa
Joe's Garage Act I
65
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(193)
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
(191)
Dec 27
Pretenders - Pretenders
Pretenders
Pretenders
93
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(184)
Jan 5
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Armed Forces
94
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(173)
Jun 15
Dire Straits - Communiqué
Dire Straits
Communiqué
61
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(164)
1979
Rita Lee - Rita Lee
Rita Lee
Rita Lee
60
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(164)
Oct 4
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Blondie
Eat to the Beat
80
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(153)
May 23
Kiss - Dynasty
Kiss
Dynasty
33
critic score
(3)
57
user score
(145)
Mar 3
Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti
Frank Zappa
Sheik Yerbouti
65
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(144)
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Feb 20
George Harrison - George Harrison
George Harrison
George Harrison
55
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(134)
Jun 13
The Cars
Candy-O
82
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(134)
Jan 5
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Queen
Don't Stop Me Now
92
user score
(133)
May 24
Wings - Back to the Egg
Wings
Back to the Egg
40
critic score
(3)
63
user score
(126)
Feb 1
Marianne Faithfull - Broken English
Marianne Faithfull
Broken English
83
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(118)
Apr 4
Tubeway Army - Replicas
Tubeway Army
Replicas
85
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(115)
Oct 27
Motörhead - Bomber
Motörhead
Bomber
60
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(113)
Nov 19
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts II & III
Frank Zappa
Joe's Garage Acts II & III
60
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(110)
May 17
Patti Smith Group - Wave
Patti Smith Group
Wave
63
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(100)
Jun 12
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
The Cure
Boys Don't Cry
94
user score
(97)
Mar 19
The Beach Boys - L.A. (Light Album)
The Beach Boys
L.A. (Light Album)
30
critic score
(2)
39
user score
(97)
Jan 19
Frank Zappa - Sleep Dirt
Frank Zappa
Sleep Dirt
65
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(89)
Aug 6
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
Bauhaus
Bela Lugosi's Dead
91
user score
(88)
Oct 7
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Join Hands
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Join Hands
45
critic score
(2)
69
user score
(86)
Mar 5
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
Joe Jackson
Look Sharp!
100
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(86)
Nov 17
The Jam - Setting Sons
The Jam
Setting Sons
80
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(86)
Feb 28
Crass - The Feeding of the Five Thousand
Crass
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
40
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(86)
Dec 1
Japan - Quiet Life
Japan
Quiet Life
74
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(85)
Jun 1
Devo - Duty Now for the Future
Devo
Duty Now for the Future
65
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(79)
Jan
Blondie - Heart of Glass
Blondie
Heart of Glass
92
user score
(74)
Apr 1
Iggy Pop - New Values
Iggy Pop
New Values
75
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(71)
Feb 1
Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure
Tangerine Dream
Force Majeure
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(70)
Nov 16
Aerosmith - Night in the Ruts
Aerosmith
Night in the Ruts
43
critic score
(3)
55
user score
(68)
Mar 15
Chrome - Half Machine Lip Moves
Chrome
Half Machine Lip Moves
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(67)
Dec 1
Christopher Cross - Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
90
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(65)
Sep 24
Eagles - The Long Run
Eagles
The Long Run
60
critic score
(2)
66
user score
(63)
Jul 1
Can - Can
Can
Can
60
critic score
(2)
53
user score
(63)
Apr
Lou Reed - The Bells
Lou Reed
The Bells
70
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(61)
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