1980 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)
Jul 18
Joy Division - Closer
Joy Division
Closer
95
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(1,535)
Sep 12
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
David Bowie
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
93
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(896)
Sep 5
Kate Bush - Never For Ever
Kate Bush
Never For Ever
70
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(653)
Jul 25
AC/DC - Back in Black
AC/DC
Back in Black
94
critic score
(7)
75
user score
(646)
Apr 22
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
The Cure
Seventeen Seconds
65
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(589)
Sep 2
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
88
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(560)
Oct 8
Prince - Dirty Mind
Prince
Dirty Mind
99
critic score
(6)
83
user score
(427)
Jun 27
Queen - The Game
Queen
The Game
78
critic score
(4)
71
user score
(346)
Oct 1
Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
Bauhaus
In the Flat Field
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(343)
Apr 14
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden
80
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(331)
Apr 25
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell
78
critic score
(5)
77
user score
(276)
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
(237)
Nov 8
Motörhead - Ace of Spades
Motörhead
Ace of Spades
95
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(224)
Oct 17
Bruce Springsteen - The River
Bruce Springsteen
The River
90
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(221)
Dec 12
The Clash - Sandinista!
The Clash
Sandinista!
83
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(212)
Oct 20
U2 - Boy
U2
Boy
75
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(204)
Jan 14
Rush - Permanent Waves
Rush
Permanent Waves
80
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(202)
Apr 1
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
The Feelies
Crazy Rhythms
94
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(196)
Sep 20
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Ozzy Osbourne
Blizzard of Ozz
95
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(187)
May 23
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
90
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(185)
May 16
Paul McCartney - McCartney II
Paul McCartney
McCartney II
60
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(179)
Oct 3
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta
100
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(176)
Apr 14
Judas Priest - British Steel
Judas Priest
British Steel
73
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(171)
Nov 21
Steely Dan - Gaucho
Steely Dan
Gaucho
88
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(169)
Nov 3
ABBA - Super Trouper
ABBA
Super Trouper
60
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(165)
Apr 26
X - Los Angeles
X
Los Angeles
95
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(151)
Nov 17
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Double Fantasy
76
critic score
(4)
69
user score
(140)
Feb 1
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
Young Marble Giants
Colossal Youth
91
critic score
(6)
80
user score
(135)
Sep 29
Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July
Stevie Wonder
Hotter Than July
88
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(132)
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Nov 1
The Sound - Jeopardy
The Sound
Jeopardy
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(128)
Sep 12
XTC - Black Sea
XTC
Black Sea
94
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(127)
Sep 1
Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine
Tom Waits
Heartattack and Vine
75
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(126)
Aug 1
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kaleidoscope
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Kaleidoscope
80
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(123)
May 22
Diana Ross - Diana
Diana Ross
Diana
86
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(122)
Sep 1
Killing Joke - Killing Joke
Killing Joke
Killing Joke
95
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(121)
Mar 28
Genesis - Duke
Genesis
Duke
80
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(119)
Oct 17
Dire Straits - Making Movies
Dire Straits
Making Movies
86
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(118)
May 14
Devo - Freedom of Choice
Devo
Freedom of Choice
67
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(111)
Mar 10
Billy Joel - Glass Houses
Billy Joel
Glass Houses
75
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(107)
Jun 23
Bob Dylan - Saved
Bob Dylan
Saved
48
critic score
(3)
45
user score
(103)
Jun 28
The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
The Soft Boys
Underwater Moonlight
91
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(103)
Jun 10
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Uprising
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(102)
Jul 18
Echo & the Bunnymen - Crocodiles
Echo & the Bunnymen
Crocodiles
85
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(97)
Jan 19
Wipers - Is This Real?
Wipers
Is This Real?
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(96)
Jun
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Joy Division
Love Will Tear Us Apart
80
critic score
(1)
93
user score
(93)
Jun 20
The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
The Rolling Stones
Emotional Rescue
70
critic score
(2)
65
user score
(91)
Sep 25
Rita Lee - Rita Lee
Rita Lee
Rita Lee
84
user score
(91)
May 9
Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
Grace Jones
Warm Leatherette
88
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(87)
Jan 1
Laraaji - Ambient 3: Day of Radiance
Laraaji
Ambient 3: Day of Radiance
80
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(84)
Jun 23
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb / Hey You
Pink Floyd
Comfortably Numb / Hey You
96
user score
(80)
Sep 27
The B-52's - Wild Planet
The B-52's
Wild Planet
90
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(80)
Jan 1
This Heat - Health and Efficiency
This Heat
Health and Efficiency
82
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(77)
Aug 22
Yes - Drama
Yes
Drama
65
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(75)
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)
Jan 1
Suicide - Suicide: Alan Vega/Martin Rev
Suicide
Suicide: Alan Vega/Martin Rev
89
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(72)
Nov 17
The Fall - Grotesque (After the Gramme)
The Fall
Grotesque (After the Gramme)
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(71)
Mar 26
Van Halen - Women and Children First
Van Halen
Women and Children First
70
critic score
(2)
69
user score
(70)
May
The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us
The Cramps
Songs the Lord Taught Us
79
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(70)
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