1980 Album Releases

1980
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Oct 8
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Talking Heads
Remain in Light
98
critic score
(5)
92
user score
(1025)
Jul 18
Joy Division - Closer
Joy Division
Closer
95
critic score
(4)
90
user score
(754)
Sep 12
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
David Bowie
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
90
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(394)
Jul 25
AC/DC - Back in Black
AC/DC
Back in Black
92
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(264)
Sep 2
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
88
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(229)
Oct 8
Prince - Dirty Mind
Prince
Dirty Mind
99
critic score
(6)
85
user score
(189)
Apr 18
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
The Cure
Seventeen Seconds
71
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(188)
Sep 5
Kate Bush - Never For Ever
Kate Bush
Never For Ever
70
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(146)
Oct 1
Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
Bauhaus
In the Flat Field
86
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(133)
Apr 14
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden
83
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(131)
Jun 27
Queen - The Game
Queen
The Game
78
critic score
(4)
72
user score
(131)
Oct 17
Bruce Springsteen - The River
Bruce Springsteen
The River
90
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(122)
Oct 20
U2 - Boy
U2
Boy
77
critic score
(6)
77
user score
(101)
Apr 25
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell
78
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(100)
Dec 12
The Clash - Sandinista!
The Clash
Sandinista!
75
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(91)
Apr 1
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
The Feelies
Crazy Rhythms
96
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(85)
Nov 8
Motörhead - Ace of Spades
Motörhead
Ace of Spades
95
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(82)
Apr 1
Brian Eno & Harold Budd - Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror
Brian Eno & Harold Budd
Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror
82
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(79)
Apr 1
X - Los Angeles
X
Los Angeles
100
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(76)
Feb 1
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
Young Marble Giants
Colossal Youth
91
critic score
(9)
84
user score
(70)
Apr 14
Judas Priest - British Steel
Judas Priest
British Steel
73
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(69)
Sep 20
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Ozzy Osbourne
Blizzard of Ozz
90
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(67)
Jan 1
Rush - Permanent Waves
Rush
Permanent Waves
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(66)
Oct 3
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta
100
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(56)
May 23
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
90
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(54)
Sep 1
Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine
Tom Waits
Heartattack and Vine
75
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(53)
Sep 12
XTC - Black Sea
XTC
Black Sea
91
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(51)
Aug 1
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kaleidoscope
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Kaleidoscope
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(50)
Nov 1
The Sound - Jeopardy
The Sound
Jeopardy
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(50)
Jan 11
Pretenders - Pretenders
Pretenders
Pretenders
100
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(48)
May 14
Devo - Freedom of Choice
Devo
Freedom of Choice
67
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(45)
Nov 21
Steely Dan - Gaucho
Steely Dan
Gaucho
88
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(45)
Nov 3
ABBA - Super Trouper
ABBA
Super Trouper
60
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(42)
Jun 10
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Uprising
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(41)
Oct 17
Dire Straits - Making Movies
Dire Straits
Making Movies
85
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(41)
Jun 28
The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
The Soft Boys
Underwater Moonlight
95
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(39)
May 9
Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
Grace Jones
Warm Leatherette
88
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(38)
Jun 23
Bob Dylan - Saved
Bob Dylan
Saved
48
critic score
(3)
43
user score
(38)
Nov 28
The Jam - Sound Affects
The Jam
Sound Affects
90
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(38)
May 16
Paul McCartney - McCartney II
Paul McCartney
McCartney II
71
critic score
(6)
67
user score
(37)
Jun 20
The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
The Rolling Stones
Emotional Rescue
70
critic score
(2)
68
user score
(37)
Jul 18
Echo & the Bunnymen - Crocodiles
Echo & the Bunnymen
Crocodiles
86
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(37)
Jan 19
Wipers - Is This Real?
Wipers
Is This Real?
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(35)
Feb 4
Ramones - End of the Century
Ramones
End of the Century
68
critic score
(3)
71
user score
(35)
Nov 26
Blondie - Autoamerican
Blondie
Autoamerican
40
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(35)
Sep 29
Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July
Stevie Wonder
Hotter Than July
85
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(34)
Feb 15
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Get Happy!!
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Get Happy!!
97
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(33)
May
The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us
The Cramps
Songs the Lord Taught Us
75
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(33)
Nov 17
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Double Fantasy
74
critic score
(3)
66
user score
(33)
Jan 1
Suicide - Suicide: Alan Vega/Martin Rev
Suicide
Suicide: Alan Vega/Martin Rev
89
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(32)
Jan 1
Laraaji - Ambient 3: Day of Radiance
Laraaji
Ambient 3: Day of Radiance
80
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(31)
Sep 1
Killing Joke - Killing Joke
Killing Joke
Killing Joke
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(31)
Nov 17
The Fall - Grotesque (After the Gramme)
The Fall
Grotesque (After the Gramme)
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(31)
Feb 5
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
The Cure
Boys Don't Cry
80
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(29)
Mar 28
Genesis - Duke
Genesis
Duke
80
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(29)
Aug 1
Captain Beefheart - Doc at the Radar Station
Captain Beefheart
Doc at the Radar Station
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(29)
Aug 22
Yes - Drama
Yes
Drama
65
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(29)
Sep 25
Rita Lee - Rita Lee
Rita Lee
Rita Lee
82
user score
(29)
Jan 1
Daniel Johnston - Songs of Pain
Daniel Johnston
Songs of Pain
60
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(25)
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