1980 Pop Album Releases

1980
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Type

LP

(90)

Single

(23)
Genre

Art Pop

(20)

Disco

(22)

Folk

(15)

Funk

(25)

Jazz

(25)

Metal

(18)

New Wave

(102)

Pop

(119)

Punk

(31)

R&B

(22)

Reggae

(19)

Rock

(158)

Soul

(21)
Sep 5
Kate Bush - Never For Ever
Kate Bush
Never For Ever
73
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(605)
Oct 8
Prince - Dirty Mind
Prince
Dirty Mind
99
critic score
(6)
83
user score
(408)
Jun 27
Queen - The Game
Queen
The Game
78
critic score
(4)
71
user score
(321)
Oct 3
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta
100
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(171)
May 16
Paul McCartney - McCartney II
Paul McCartney
McCartney II
60
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(169)
Nov 21
Steely Dan - Gaucho
Steely Dan
Gaucho
88
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(158)
Nov 3
ABBA - Super Trouper
ABBA
Super Trouper
60
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(157)
Nov 17
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Double Fantasy
76
critic score
(4)
69
user score
(128)
Sep 12
XTC - Black Sea
XTC
Black Sea
94
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(119)
Mar 28
Genesis - Duke
Genesis
Duke
80
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(109)
Oct 17
Dire Straits - Making Movies
Dire Straits
Making Movies
86
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(106)
Mar 10
Billy Joel - Glass Houses
Billy Joel
Glass Houses
75
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(97)
Jun 20
The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
The Rolling Stones
Emotional Rescue
70
critic score
(2)
65
user score
(88)
May 9
Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
Grace Jones
Warm Leatherette
88
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(86)
Jan 1
Suicide - Suicide: Alan Vega/Martin Rev
Suicide
Suicide: Alan Vega/Martin Rev
89
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(67)
Nov 26
Blondie - Autoamerican
Blondie
Autoamerican
40
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(62)
Jan 10
The Buggles - The Age of Plastic
The Buggles
The Age of Plastic
65
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(57)
Dec 7
Kate Bush - Babooshka
Kate Bush
Babooshka
90
user score
(54)
Oct
The Residents - Commercial Album
The Residents
Commercial Album
80
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(53)
Dec 5
Queen - Flash Gordon
Queen
Flash Gordon
59
critic score
(5)
43
user score
(53)
Jun 11
Ultravox - Vienna
Ultravox
Vienna
65
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(52)
May 23
Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood
Roxy Music
Flesh + Blood
53
critic score
(2)
68
user score
(45)
Mar 24
The Beach Boys - Keepin' the Summer Alive
The Beach Boys
Keepin' the Summer Alive
31
critic score
(3)
40
user score
(44)
Oct 24
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Organisation
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Organisation
71
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(42)
Oct 24
Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Japan
Gentlemen Take Polaroids
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(39)
Jul 29
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Voices
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Voices
70
critic score
(2)
69
user score
(35)
Sep 23
Barbra Streisand - Guilty
Barbra Streisand
Guilty
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(35)
Nov 10
Visage - Visage
Visage
Visage
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(35)
Sep 22
Kate Bush - Army Dreamers
Kate Bush
Army Dreamers
92
user score
(33)
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Aug 15
The Cars - Panorama
The Cars
Panorama
57
critic score
(3)
65
user score
(29)
Sep 5
Gary Numan - Telekon
Gary Numan
Telekon
72
critic score
(4)
75
user score
(29)
Jan 18
John Foxx - Metamatic
John Foxx
Metamatic
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(28)
Feb 1
Blondie - Call Me
Blondie
Call Me
85
user score
(28)
May 20
KISS - Unmasked
KISS
Unmasked
23
critic score
(3)
32
user score
(28)
Aug 8
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes/Move On
David Bowie
Ashes To Ashes/Move On
90
user score
(28)
1980
Grover Washington, Jr. - Winelight
Grover Washington, Jr.
Winelight
90
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(25)
Apr 14
Kate Bush - Breathing
Kate Bush
Breathing
91
user score
(23)
Apr 21
Pete Townshend - Empty Glass
Pete Townshend
Empty Glass
80
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(23)
Aug 1
Sparks - Terminal Jive
Sparks
Terminal Jive
80
critic score
(1)
65
user score
(23)
Aug 9
George Benson - Give Me The Night
George Benson
Give Me The Night
100
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(23)
Nov 21
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity
REO Speedwagon
Hi Infidelity
90
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(23)
May 13
Elton John - 21 at 33
Elton John
21 at 33
40
critic score
(2)
51
user score
(22)
May 23
The Human League - Travelogue
The Human League
Travelogue
45
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(21)
Jun 5
Yellow Magic Orchestra - ×∞Multiplies
Yellow Magic Orchestra
×∞Multiplies
50
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(21)
Aug 12
Paul Simon - One-Trick Pony
Paul Simon
One-Trick Pony
50
critic score
(2)
65
user score
(21)
Sep 1
Fad Gadget - Fireside Favourites
Fad Gadget
Fireside Favourites
78
user score
(21)
Sep 15
Paul McCartney - Temporary Secretary
Paul McCartney
Temporary Secretary
75
user score
(21)
Aug 5
Pat Benatar - Crimes of Passion
Pat Benatar
Crimes of Passion
75
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(18)
Oct 20
Donna Summer - The Wanderer
Donna Summer
The Wanderer
90
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(18)
Jul 21
ABBA - The Winner Takes It All
ABBA
The Winner Takes It All
86
user score
(17)
Nov 5
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs
Dolly Parton
9 to 5 and Odd Jobs
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(16)
Feb 15
Warren Zevon - Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
Warren Zevon
Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(13)
Jun 25
Split Enz - True Colours
Split Enz
True Colours
80
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(13)
Nov 29
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
Dolly Parton
9 to 5
89
user score
(13)
Dec 31
Steve Winwood - Arc Of A Diver
Steve Winwood
Arc Of A Diver
90
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(13)
1980
Franco Battiato - Patriots
Franco Battiato
Patriots
73
user score
(12)
Oct 13
INXS - INXS
INXS
INXS
45
critic score
(2)
43
user score
(12)
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