1980 Album Releases

1980
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(77)

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(54)

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(1,226)

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(7)

Single

(334)
Oct 8
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Talking Heads
Remain in Light
97
critic score
(7)
91
user score
(1,874)
Jul 18
Joy Division - Closer
Joy Division
Closer
95
critic score
(4)
89
user score
(1,164)
Sep 12
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
David Bowie
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
90
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(648)
Jul 25
AC/DC - Back in Black
AC/DC
Back in Black
94
critic score
(7)
76
user score
(479)
Sep 5
Kate Bush - Never For Ever
Kate Bush
Never For Ever
73
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(405)
Sep 2
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
88
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(386)
Apr 22
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
The Cure
Seventeen Seconds
65
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(381)
Oct 8
Prince - Dirty Mind
Prince
Dirty Mind
99
critic score
(6)
83
user score
(315)
Oct 1
Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
Bauhaus
In the Flat Field
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(257)
Jun 27
Queen - The Game
Queen
The Game
78
critic score
(4)
71
user score
(237)
Apr 14
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden
80
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(224)
Apr 25
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell
78
critic score
(5)
77
user score
(194)
Oct 17
Bruce Springsteen - The River
Bruce Springsteen
The River
90
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(179)
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)
81
user score
(163)
Oct 20
U2 - Boy
U2
Boy
75
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(159)
Apr 1
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
The Feelies
Crazy Rhythms
96
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(158)
Dec 12
The Clash - Sandinista!
The Clash
Sandinista!
83
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(155)
Nov 8
Motörhead - Ace of Spades
Motörhead
Ace of Spades
95
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(154)
Jan 14
Rush - Permanent Waves
Rush
Permanent Waves
80
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(144)
Apr 26
X - Los Angeles
X
Los Angeles
100
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(129)
Oct 3
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta
100
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(128)
Sep 20
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Ozzy Osbourne
Blizzard of Ozz
90
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(124)
Apr 14
Judas Priest - British Steel
Judas Priest
British Steel
70
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(121)
Nov 3
ABBA - Super Trouper
ABBA
Super Trouper
60
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(117)
Nov 21
Steely Dan - Gaucho
Steely Dan
Gaucho
88
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(117)
May 23
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
90
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(116)
May 16
Paul McCartney - McCartney II
Paul McCartney
McCartney II
60
critic score
(2)
66
user score
(111)
Feb 1
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
Young Marble Giants
Colossal Youth
90
critic score
(8)
80
user score
(110)
Nov 1
The Sound - Jeopardy
The Sound
Jeopardy
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(99)
Jan 11
Pretenders - Pretenders
Pretenders
Pretenders
100
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(91)
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Sep 1
Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine
Tom Waits
Heartattack and Vine
75
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(89)
Aug 1
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kaleidoscope
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Kaleidoscope
80
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(86)
Jun 28
The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
The Soft Boys
Underwater Moonlight
95
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(85)
Sep 1
Killing Joke - Killing Joke
Killing Joke
Killing Joke
95
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(83)
Sep 12
XTC - Black Sea
XTC
Black Sea
94
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(83)
Jun 23
Bob Dylan - Saved
Bob Dylan
Saved
48
critic score
(3)
45
user score
(81)
Oct 17
Dire Straits - Making Movies
Dire Straits
Making Movies
86
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(81)
Sep 29
Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July
Stevie Wonder
Hotter Than July
85
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(80)
Nov 17
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Double Fantasy
76
critic score
(4)
68
user score
(80)
May 14
Devo - Freedom of Choice
Devo
Freedom of Choice
67
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(77)
May 9
Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
Grace Jones
Warm Leatherette
88
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(75)
Jun 20
The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
The Rolling Stones
Emotional Rescue
70
critic score
(2)
66
user score
(73)
Jan 19
Wipers - Is This Real?
Wipers
Is This Real?
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(72)
Sep 25
Rita Lee - Rita Lee
Rita Lee
Rita Lee
84
user score
(71)
Mar 28
Genesis - Duke
Genesis
Duke
80
critic score
(4)
77
user score
(68)
Jul 18
Echo & the Bunnymen - Crocodiles
Echo & the Bunnymen
Crocodiles
85
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(68)
Jun 10
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Uprising
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(65)
May
The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us
The Cramps
Songs the Lord Taught Us
79
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(63)
May 22
Diana Ross - Diana
Diana Ross
Diana
83
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(63)
Mar 10
Billy Joel - Glass Houses
Billy Joel
Glass Houses
75
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(62)
Jun
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Joy Division
Love Will Tear Us Apart
80
critic score
(1)
92
user score
(59)
Nov 28
The Jam - Sound Affects
The Jam
Sound Affects
88
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(58)
Jan 1
This Heat - Health and Efficiency
This Heat
Health and Efficiency
74
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(57)
Feb 4
Ramones - End of the Century
Ramones
End of the Century
68
critic score
(3)
68
user score
(57)
Nov 17
The Fall - Grotesque (After the Gramme)
The Fall
Grotesque (After the Gramme)
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(56)
Feb 15
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Get Happy!!
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Get Happy!!
97
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(55)
Sep 27
The B-52's - Wild Planet
The B-52's
Wild Planet
95
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(55)
Jan 1
Laraaji - Ambient 3: Day of Radiance
Laraaji
Ambient 3: Day of Radiance
80
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(54)
Jan 1
Suicide - Suicide: Alan Vega/Martin Rev
Suicide
Suicide: Alan Vega/Martin Rev
89
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(54)
Jul 11
Dexys - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
Dexys
Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(53)
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