1980 Rock Album Releases

1980
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Type

EP

(3)

LP

(122)

Single

(28)
Genre

Art Pop

(20)

Disco

(22)

Folk

(15)

Funk

(25)

Jazz

(25)

Metal

(18)

New Wave

(102)

Pop

(118)

Punk

(31)

R&B

(22)

Reggae

(19)

Rock

(158)

Soul

(21)
Jul 18
Joy Division - Closer
Joy Division
Closer
95
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(1,456)
Sep 12
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
David Bowie
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
93
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(856)
Jul 25
AC/DC - Back in Black
AC/DC
Back in Black
94
critic score
(7)
76
user score
(618)
Apr 22
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
The Cure
Seventeen Seconds
65
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(550)
Oct 8
Prince - Dirty Mind
Prince
Dirty Mind
99
critic score
(6)
83
user score
(407)
Oct 1
Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
Bauhaus
In the Flat Field
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(330)
Jun 27
Queen - The Game
Queen
The Game
78
critic score
(4)
71
user score
(320)
Oct 17
Bruce Springsteen - The River
Bruce Springsteen
The River
90
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(213)
Nov 8
Motörhead - Ace of Spades
Motörhead
Ace of Spades
95
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(212)
Dec 12
The Clash - Sandinista!
The Clash
Sandinista!
83
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(206)
Jan 14
Rush - Permanent Waves
Rush
Permanent Waves
80
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(185)
May 23
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
90
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(177)
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)
68
user score
(168)
Sep 20
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Ozzy Osbourne
Blizzard of Ozz
90
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(168)
Apr 14
Judas Priest - British Steel
Judas Priest
British Steel
73
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(158)
Nov 21
Steely Dan - Gaucho
Steely Dan
Gaucho
88
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(157)
Nov 17
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Double Fantasy
76
critic score
(4)
69
user score
(127)
Sep 1
Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine
Tom Waits
Heartattack and Vine
75
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(122)
Aug 1
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kaleidoscope
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Kaleidoscope
80
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(119)
Sep 12
XTC - Black Sea
XTC
Black Sea
94
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(118)
Mar 28
Genesis - Duke
Genesis
Duke
80
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(107)
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
(95)
Jun 20
The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
The Rolling Stones
Emotional Rescue
70
critic score
(2)
65
user score
(88)
Jan 1
This Heat - Health and Efficiency
This Heat
Health and Efficiency
82
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(75)
Aug 22
Yes - Drama
Yes
Drama
65
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(73)
Jun 23
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb / Hey You
Pink Floyd
Comfortably Numb / Hey You
96
user score
(72)
Mar 26
Van Halen - Women and Children First
Van Halen
Women and Children First
70
critic score
(2)
69
user score
(67)
Nov 26
Blondie - Autoamerican
Blondie
Autoamerican
40
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(62)
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Aug 1
Captain Beefheart - Doc at the Radar Station
Captain Beefheart
Doc at the Radar Station
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(58)
Nov 1
The Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Card
The Alan Parsons Project
The Turn of a Friendly Card
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(54)
Dec 5
Queen - Flash Gordon
Queen
Flash Gordon
59
critic score
(5)
43
user score
(53)
Feb
The Durutti Column - The Return of the Durutti Column
The Durutti Column
The Return of the Durutti Column
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(52)
May 23
Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood
Roxy Music
Flesh + Blood
53
critic score
(2)
68
user score
(45)
Aug 22
Queen - Another One Bites the Dust
Queen
Another One Bites the Dust
85
user score
(44)
Mar 1
The Pop Group - For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?
The Pop Group
For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?
80
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(38)
Mar 14
Def Leppard - On Through the Night
Def Leppard
On Through the Night
65
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(35)
Jul 29
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Voices
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Voices
70
critic score
(2)
69
user score
(35)
Nov 3
Neil Young - Hawks & Doves
Neil Young
Hawks & Doves
59
critic score
(2)
63
user score
(34)
Mar 1
Glenn Branca - Lesson No. 1
Glenn Branca
Lesson No. 1
89
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(33)
Jan 1
Half Japanese - 1/2 Gentlemen / Not Beasts
Half Japanese
1/2 Gentlemen / Not Beasts
87
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(30)
Apr 1
Lou Reed - Growing Up in Public
Lou Reed
Growing Up in Public
50
critic score
(1)
66
user score
(30)
Aug 15
The Cars - Panorama
The Cars
Panorama
57
critic score
(3)
65
user score
(29)
Apr 8
The Cure - A Forest
The Cure
A Forest
92
user score
(28)
May 20
KISS - Unmasked
KISS
Unmasked
23
critic score
(3)
32
user score
(28)
Nov 1
The Birthday Party - The Birthday Party
The Birthday Party
The Birthday Party
80
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(28)
Feb 1
Blondie - Call Me
Blondie
Call Me
86
user score
(27)
1980
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
Talking Heads
The Great Curve
93
user score
(25)
Aug
Joy Division - She's Lost Control
Joy Division
She's Lost Control
91
user score
(25)
Apr 21
Pete Townshend - Empty Glass
Pete Townshend
Empty Glass
80
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(23)
Nov 21
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity
REO Speedwagon
Hi Infidelity
90
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(23)
Mar 31
Scorpions - Animal Magnetism
Scorpions
Animal Magnetism
50
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(22)
May 13
Elton John - 21 at 33
Elton John
21 at 33
40
critic score
(2)
51
user score
(22)
Jun 14
Blue Öyster Cult - Cultösaurus Erectus
Blue Öyster Cult
Cultösaurus Erectus
60
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(21)
Aug 12
Paul Simon - One-Trick Pony
Paul Simon
One-Trick Pony
50
critic score
(2)
65
user score
(21)
Mar 23
Journey - Departure
Journey
Departure
50
critic score
(2)
61
user score
(19)
Apr 28
Alice Cooper - Flush the Fashion
Alice Cooper
Flush the Fashion
50
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(18)
Aug 5
Pat Benatar - Crimes of Passion
Pat Benatar
Crimes of Passion
75
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(18)
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