1980 New Wave Album Releases

1980
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Oct 8
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Talking Heads
Remain in Light
98
critic score
(8)
91
user score
(2,731)
Sep 12
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
David Bowie
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
93
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(896)
Apr 1
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
The Feelies
Crazy Rhythms
94
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(196)
Oct 3
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta
100
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(176)
Nov 17
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Double Fantasy
76
critic score
(4)
69
user score
(140)
Sep 12
XTC - Black Sea
XTC
Black Sea
94
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(127)
May 14
Devo - Freedom of Choice
Devo
Freedom of Choice
67
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(111)
May 9
Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
Grace Jones
Warm Leatherette
88
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(87)
Sep 27
The B-52's - Wild Planet
The B-52's
Wild Planet
90
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(80)
Nov 28
The Jam - Sound Affects
The Jam
Sound Affects
88
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(75)
Jul 11
Dexys - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
Dexys
Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(73)
Feb 15
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Get Happy!!
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Get Happy!!
97
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(68)
Nov 26
Blondie - Autoamerican
Blondie
Autoamerican
40
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(65)
Jan 10
The Buggles - The Age of Plastic
The Buggles
The Age of Plastic
65
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(62)
Jun 11
Ultravox - Vienna
Ultravox
Vienna
65
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(53)
Aug 1
Adam and the Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier
Adam and the Ants
Kings of the Wild Frontier
70
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(42)
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)
76
user score
(40)
May 1
The Beat - I Just Can't Stop It
The Beat
I Just Can't Stop It
100
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(37)
Nov 10
Visage - Visage
Visage
Visage
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(36)
Feb 1
Blondie - Call Me
Blondie
Call Me
84
user score
(30)
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)
1980
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
Talking Heads
The Great Curve
94
user score
(28)
Aug 8
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes/Move On
David Bowie
Ashes To Ashes/Move On
90
user score
(28)
Feb 1
Iggy Pop - Soldier
Iggy Pop
Soldier
55
critic score
(2)
59
user score
(26)
May 1
Magazine - The Correct Use of Soap
Magazine
The Correct Use of Soap
85
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(26)
Sep 12
Simple Minds - Empires and Dance
Simple Minds
Empires and Dance
81
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(22)
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May 23
The Human League - Travelogue
The Human League
Travelogue
45
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(21)
1980
The Monochrome Set - Strange Boutique
The Monochrome Set
Strange Boutique
80
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(19)
Feb
Squeeze - argybargy
Squeeze
argybargy
97
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(19)
Apr 28
Alice Cooper - Flush the Fashion
Alice Cooper
Flush the Fashion
50
critic score
(1)
66
user score
(19)
Sep 26
Madness - Absolutely
Madness
Absolutely
45
critic score
(2)
69
user score
(17)
Jan 3
The Jim Carroll Band - Catholic Boy
The Jim Carroll Band
Catholic Boy
75
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(15)
Jun 25
Split Enz - True Colours
Split Enz
True Colours
80
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(14)
Jul
The Vapors - New Clear Days
The Vapors
New Clear Days
90
critic score
(1)
75
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)
1980
Polyrock - Polyrock
Polyrock
Polyrock
75
user score
(9)
Jan 1
R. Stevie Moore - Clack!
R. Stevie Moore
Clack!
80
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(5)
Sep 17
Oingo Boingo - Oingo Boingo
Oingo Boingo
Oingo Boingo
78
user score
(5)
1980
Units - Digital Stimulation
Units
Digital Stimulation
85
user score
(4)
Mar
Mx-80 Sound - Out of the tunnel
Mx-80 Sound
Out of the tunnel
89
user score
(4)
Jul
Athletico Spizz 80 - Do A Runner
Athletico Spizz 80
Do A Runner
84
user score
(4)
Oct 1
Joe Jackson - Beat Crazy
Joe Jackson
Beat Crazy
80
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(4)
1980
The Nuns - The Nuns
The Nuns
The Nuns
60
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(3)
1980
Original Mirrors - Original Mirrors
Original Mirrors
Original Mirrors
30
critic score
(1)
53
user score
(3)
1980
Human Sexual Response - Fig. 14
Human Sexual Response
Fig. 14
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(3)
1980
Bob Chance - It's Broken!
Bob Chance
It's Broken!
55
user score
(3)
1980
Family Fodder - Monkey Banana Kitchen
Family Fodder
Monkey Banana Kitchen
60
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(3)
1980
Taxi Girl - Cherchez le garçon
Taxi Girl
Cherchez le garçon
70
user score
(2)
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