1979 Rock Album Releases

1979
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Type

EP

(4)

Live

(4)

LP

(107)

Single

(15)
Genre

AOR

(12)

Country

(13)

Disco

(43)

Folk

(15)

Funk

(22)

Jazz

(24)

Pop

(91)

Punk

(38)

R&B

(22)

Reggae

(11)

Rock

(136)

Soul

(19)
Jun 14
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures
88
critic score
(5)
88
user score
(2,236)
Nov 30
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd
The Wall
78
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(1,938)
May 18
David Bowie - Lodger
David Bowie
Lodger
89
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(590)
Aug 3
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
AC/DC
Highway to Hell
90
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(338)
Aug 15
Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door
Led Zeppelin
In Through the Out Door
57
critic score
(3)
68
user score
(315)
Oct 12
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
Fleetwood Mac
Tusk
93
critic score
(4)
81
user score
(261)
Mar 29
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Supertramp
Breakfast in America
73
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(239)
Nov 23
Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
Public Image Ltd.
Metal Box
95
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(213)
Apr 20
The Pop Group - Y
The Pop Group
Y
85
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(197)
Sep 1
This Heat - This Heat
This Heat
This Heat
91
critic score
(5)
82
user score
(170)
Oct 5
The Police - Reggatta de Blanc
The Police
Reggatta de Blanc
70
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(163)
Jul 9
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Rust Never Sleeps
100
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(110)
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
(107)
Jan 5
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Armed Forces
94
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(104)
Mar 24
Motörhead - Overkill
Motörhead
Overkill
93
critic score
(4)
81
user score
(99)
Sep 1
James Chance & The Contortions - Buy
James Chance & The Contortions
Buy
95
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(96)
Mar 23
Van Halen - Van Halen II
Van Halen
Van Halen II
85
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(89)
Oct 4
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
Blondie
Eat to the Beat
80
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(82)
May 31
Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery
Electric Light Orchestra
Discovery
62
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(77)
Jun 15
Dire Straits - Communiqué
Dire Straits
Communiqué
56
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(73)
Jun 13
The Cars - Candy-O
The Cars
Candy-O
82
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(72)
Mar 3
Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti
Frank Zappa
Sheik Yerbouti
65
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(63)
Sep 17
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Act I
Frank Zappa
Joe's Garage Act I
65
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(60)
May 17
Patti Smith Group - Wave
Patti Smith Group
Wave
63
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(50)
Jan 5
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Queen
Don't Stop Me Now
90
user score
(48)
Oct 27
Motörhead - Bomber
Motörhead
Bomber
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(46)
Feb 20
George Harrison - George Harrison
George Harrison
George Harrison
55
critic score
(2)
68
user score
(45)
Apr 1
Iggy Pop - New Values
Iggy Pop
New Values
75
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(42)
May 23
KISS - Dynasty
KISS
Dynasty
33
critic score
(3)
57
user score
(42)
May 24
Wings - Back to the Egg
Wings
Back to the Egg
40
critic score
(1)
63
user score
(40)
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Nov 1
Aerosmith - Night in the Ruts
Aerosmith
Night in the Ruts
35
critic score
(2)
53
user score
(39)
Feb 1
Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure
Tangerine Dream
Force Majeure
90
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(38)
Apr 1
Lou Reed - The Bells
Lou Reed
The Bells
80
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(37)
Feb 28
Crass - The Feeding of the Five Thousand
Crass
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
40
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(35)
Mar 1
Roxy Music - Manifesto
Roxy Music
Manifesto
72
critic score
(3)
68
user score
(33)
Jan 19
Frank Zappa - Sleep Dirt
Frank Zappa
Sleep Dirt
65
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(32)
Aug 6
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
Bauhaus
Bela Lugosi's Dead
91
user score
(31)
Nov 30
Pink Floyd - Hey You
Pink Floyd
Hey You
91
user score
(31)
Feb 25
Scorpions - Lovedrive
Scorpions
Lovedrive
90
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(30)
Jul 1
Can - Can
Can
Can
60
critic score
(2)
57
user score
(29)
Sep 24
Eagles - The Long Run
Eagles
The Long Run
60
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(29)
Mar 15
Chrome - Half Machine Lip Moves
Chrome
Half Machine Lip Moves
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(27)
Dec 1
Christopher Cross - Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
90
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(27)
Jan 1
Van Morrison - Into the Music
Van Morrison
Into the Music
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(24)
Apr 13
Thin Lizzy - Black Rose: A Rock Legend
Thin Lizzy
Black Rose: A Rock Legend
80
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(22)
Sep 14
Jethro Tull - Stormwatch
Jethro Tull
Stormwatch
40
critic score
(1)
61
user score
(19)
1979
The Flying Lizards - The Flying Lizards
The Flying Lizards
The Flying Lizards
60
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(18)
Jun 11
The Knack - Get The Knack
The Knack
Get The Knack
75
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(18)
Aug 27
Pat Benatar - In the Heat of the Night
Pat Benatar
In the Heat of the Night
70
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(18)
Nov 19
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Live Rust
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Live Rust
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(18)
Mar 1
Journey - Evolution
Journey
Evolution
65
critic score
(2)
62
user score
(16)
Jun 19
Blue Öyster Cult - Mirrors
Blue Öyster Cult
Mirrors
50
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(16)
Oct 1
Toto - Hydra
Toto
Hydra
70
critic score
(1)
66
user score
(15)
Dec
Tuxedomoon - Half-Mute
Tuxedomoon
Half-Mute
90
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(15)
Sep 21
The Police - Message in a Bottle
The Police
Message in a Bottle
92
user score
(14)
Sep 21
Cheap Trick - Dream Police
Cheap Trick
Dream Police
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(14)
Nov 1
ZZ Top - Degüello
ZZ Top
Degüello
90
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(14)
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
(14)
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