1981 Pop Album Releases

1981
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May 10
Kraftwerk - Computerwelt
Kraftwerk
Computerwelt
75
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(669)
Oct 29
Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell
Depeche Mode
Speak & Spell
65
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(394)
May 11
Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
Grace Jones
Nightclubbing
85
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(394)
Jul 31
Electric Light Orchestra - Time
Electric Light Orchestra
Time
50
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(267)
Nov 27
Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
Soft Cell
Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
78
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(264)
Oct 16
The Human League - Dare!
The Human League
Dare!
93
critic score
(4)
77
user score
(254)
Nov 30
ABBA - The Visitors
ABBA
The Visitors
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(250)
Jul 27
Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
Stevie Nicks
Bella Donna
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(244)
Nov 9
Men At Work - Business as Usual
Men At Work
Business as Usual
85
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(223)
Nov 8
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Architecture & Morality
Orchestral Manœuvres in the Dark
Architecture & Morality
92
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(222)
Sep 21
Makoto Matsushita - First Light
Makoto Matsushita
First Light
83
user score
(189)
Jul 31
Journey - Escape
Journey
Escape
65
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(176)
Jul 8
The Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat
The Go-Go's
Beauty and the Beat
84
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(172)
Nov 13
Japan - Tin Drum
Japan
Tin Drum
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(167)
Feb 13
Phil Collins - Face Value
Phil Collins
Face Value
80
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(167)
Aug 10
Bob Dylan - Shot of Love
Bob Dylan
Shot of Love
49
critic score
(3)
50
user score
(156)
Jun 15
Duran Duran - Duran Duran
Duran Duran
Duran Duran
80
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(156)
Oct 26
Queen - Under Pressure
Queen
Under Pressure
91
user score
(153)
Sep 14
Genesis - Abacab
Genesis
Abacab
75
critic score
(2)
60
user score
(152)
Jul 1
Blue Öyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin
Blue Öyster Cult
Fire of Unknown Origin
80
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(141)
Jun 23
Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club
Tom Tom Club
Tom Tom Club
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(119)
Mar 21
Yellow Magic Orchestra - BGM
YMO
BGM
76
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(111)
Sep 21
Franco Battiato - La voce del padrone
Franco Battiato
La voce del padrone
85
user score
(100)
Jun 3
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Journey
Don't Stop Believin'
100
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(94)
Nov 21
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Technodelic
YMO
Technodelic
80
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(94)
Jan 5
Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
Phil Collins
In the Air Tonight
90
user score
(91)
Nov 2
Queen - Greatest Hits
Queen
Greatest Hits
65
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(83)
Sep 1
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Private Eyes
85
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(80)
Jul 2
Foreigner - 4
Foreigner
4
80
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(80)
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Jun 1
George Harrison - Somewhere in England
George Harrison
Somewhere in England
55
critic score
(2)
57
user score
(79)
Jan 23
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Trust
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Trust
93
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(63)
May 24
高橋幸宏 [Yukihiro Takahashi] - Neuromantic
高橋幸宏 [Yukihiro Takahashi]
Neuromantic
81
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(60)
Nov 6
The Cars - Shake It Up
The Cars
Shake It Up
73
critic score
(3)
70
user score
(59)
Jun 21
Kate Bush - Sat in Your Lap
Kate Bush
Sat in Your Lap
93
user score
(56)
Mar 21
Eiichi Ohtaki - A Long Vacation
Eiichi Ohtaki
A Long Vacation
78
user score
(54)
Oct 13
Olivia Newton-John - Physical
Olivia Newton-John
Physical
75
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(54)
1981
Klaus Nomi - Klaus Nomi
Klaus Nomi
Klaus Nomi
87
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(52)
Nov 27
The Human League - Don't You Want Me
The Human League
Don't You Want Me
83
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(51)
Jun 8
Yoko Ono - Season of Glass
Yoko Ono
Season of Glass
86
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(48)
Jan 19
Styx - Paradise Theatre
Styx
Paradise Theatre
73
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(48)
May 5
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hard Promises
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Hard Promises
75
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(47)
Sep 16
Devo - New Traditionalists
Devo
New Traditionalists
50
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(46)
Sep
Laurie Anderson - O Superman
Laurie Anderson
O Superman
84
user score
(44)
Sep 18
Heaven 17 - Penthouse and Pavement
Heaven 17
Penthouse and Pavement
70
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(41)
Jul
ABBA - Lay All Your Love on Me
ABBA
Lay All Your Love on Me
90
user score
(40)
Jul 1
Sparks - Whomp That Sucker
Sparks
Whomp That Sucker
75
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(39)
Aug 15
The Kinks - Give the People What They Want
The Kinks
Give the People What They Want
70
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(39)
Jan 1
Grauzone - Grauzone
Grauzone
Grauzone
72
user score
(35)
Oct 26
The J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame
The J. Geils Band
Freeze Frame
90
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(35)
Nov 9
The Stranglers - La folie
The Stranglers
La folie
60
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(33)
Jun 29
Kim Wilde - Kim Wilde
Kim Wilde
Kim Wilde
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(32)
Nov 15
Gal Costa - Fantasia
Gal Costa
Fantasia
60
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(32)
May 15
Squeeze - East Side Story
Squeeze
East Side Story
93
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(31)
Sep 11
Ultravox - Rage in Eden
Ultravox
Rage in Eden
70
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(29)
Oct 27
Ringo Starr - Stop and Smell the Roses
Ringo Starr
Stop and Smell the Roses
60
critic score
(2)
37
user score
(28)
Sep 1
Alice Cooper - Special Forces
Alice Cooper
Special Forces
60
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(27)
Oct 16
Eurythmics - In the Garden
Eurythmics
In the Garden
50
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(27)
Apr 1
Kim Carnes - Mistaken Identity
Kim Carnes
Mistaken Identity
90
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(27)
Dec 14
Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
Daryl Hall & John Oates
I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
91
critic score
(1)
90
user score
(27)
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