1981 Pop Album Releases

1981
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May 10
Kraftwerk - Computerwelt [Computer World]
Kraftwerk
Computerwelt [Computer World]
90
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(393)
May 11
Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
Grace Jones
Nightclubbing
85
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(242)
Oct 29
Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell
Depeche Mode
Speak & Spell
65
critic score
(2)
69
user score
(184)
Nov 30
ABBA - The Visitors
ABBA
The Visitors
60
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(156)
Oct 16
The Human League - Dare!
The Human League
Dare!
93
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(150)
Jul 27
Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
Stevie Nicks
Bella Donna
83
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(139)
Nov 27
Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
Soft Cell
Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
75
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(128)
Nov 8
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Architecture & Morality
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Architecture & Morality
89
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(127)
Jul 1
Electric Light Orchestra - Time
Electric Light Orchestra
Time
50
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(119)
Nov 9
Men At Work - Business as Usual
Men At Work
Business as Usual
85
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(115)
Nov 13
Japan - Tin Drum
Japan
Tin Drum
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(109)
Aug 10
Bob Dylan - Shot of Love
Bob Dylan
Shot of Love
49
critic score
(3)
51
user score
(92)
May 1
矢野顕子 [Akiko Yano] - Tadaima
矢野顕子 [Akiko Yano]
Tadaima
82
user score
(90)
Feb 13
Phil Collins - Face Value
Phil Collins
Face Value
80
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(84)
Sep 14
Genesis - Abacab
Genesis
Abacab
75
critic score
(2)
59
user score
(82)
Jul 31
Journey - Escape
Journey
Escape
65
critic score
(2)
66
user score
(77)
Jun 15
Duran Duran - Duran Duran
Duran Duran
Duran Duran
80
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(75)
Oct 26
Queen - Under Pressure
Queen
Under Pressure
90
user score
(64)
Jun 23
Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club
Tom Tom Club
Tom Tom Club
80
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(60)
Mar 21
Yellow Magic Orchestra - BGM
YMO
BGM
76
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(59)
Jan 23
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Trust
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Trust
93
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(50)
Nov 2
Queen - Greatest Hits
Queen
Greatest Hits
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(48)
Nov 21
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Technodelic
YMO
Technodelic
80
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(43)
Jun 21
Kate Bush - Sat in Your Lap
Kate Bush
Sat in Your Lap
91
user score
(41)
Jun 3
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Journey
Don't Stop Believin'
100
critic score
(1)
60
user score
(40)
Sep 1
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Private Eyes
85
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(39)
Jul 2
Foreigner - 4
Foreigner
4
90
critic score
(1)
65
user score
(38)
Jun 1
George Harrison - Somewhere in England
George Harrison
Somewhere in England
55
critic score
(2)
59
user score
(35)
Oct 13
Olivia Newton-John - Physical
Olivia Newton-John
Physical
75
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(34)
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Klaus Nomi - Klaus Nomi
Klaus Nomi
Klaus Nomi
87
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(33)
Jan 5
Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
Phil Collins
In the Air Tonight
86
user score
(33)
Mar 21
Eiichi Ohtaki - A Long Vacation
Eiichi Ohtaki
A Long Vacation
78
user score
(32)
Nov 6
The Cars - Shake It Up
The Cars
Shake It Up
73
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(32)
Jun 8
Yoko Ono - Season of Glass
Yoko Ono
Season of Glass
82
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(29)
May 5
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hard Promises
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Hard Promises
75
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(28)
Jul 1
Sparks - Whomp That Sucker
Sparks
Whomp That Sucker
75
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(26)
Sep 18
Heaven 17 - Penthouse and Pavement
Heaven 17
Penthouse and Pavement
80
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(25)
Jul 15
Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates
Rickie Lee Jones
Pirates
90
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(23)
Sep 11
Ultravox - Rage in Eden
Ultravox
Rage in Eden
70
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(23)
Sep 16
Devo - New Traditionalists
Devo
New Traditionalists
50
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(23)
Jan 19
Styx - Paradise Theatre
Styx
Paradise Theatre
73
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(22)
May 24
Yukihiro Takahashi - Neuromantic
Yukihiro Takahashi
Neuromantic
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(21)
Jun 29
Kim Wilde - Kim Wilde
Kim Wilde
Kim Wilde
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(20)
Jul
ABBA - Lay All Your Love on Me
ABBA
Lay All Your Love on Me
88
user score
(20)
Nov 9
The Stranglers - La folie
The Stranglers
La folie
60
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(19)
May 15
Squeeze - East Side Story
Squeeze
East Side Story
93
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(18)
Aug 15
The Kinks - Give the People What They Want
The Kinks
Give the People What They Want
70
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(18)
Nov 27
The Human League - Don't You Want Me
The Human League
Don't You Want Me
83
critic score
(1)
92
user score
(18)
Jan 1
Grauzone - Grauzone
Grauzone
Grauzone
72
user score
(17)
May 20
Elton John - The Fox
Elton John
The Fox
55
critic score
(2)
54
user score
(17)
Nov 15
Gal Costa - Fantasia
Gal Costa
Fantasia
60
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(17)
Sep 1
Alice Cooper - Special Forces
Alice Cooper
Special Forces
60
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(16)
Apr 1
Kim Carnes - Mistaken Identity
Kim Carnes
Mistaken Identity
90
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(15)
Oct 16
Eurythmics - In the Garden
Eurythmics
In the Garden
50
critic score
(2)
64
user score
(15)
1981
Caetano Veloso - Outras Palavras
Caetano Veloso
Outras Palavras
60
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(14)
Oct 19
INXS - Underneath the Colours
INXS
Underneath the Colours
50
critic score
(2)
48
user score
(13)
Nov 6
Rod Stewart - Tonight I'm Yours
Rod Stewart
Tonight I'm Yours
80
critic score
(2)
66
user score
(13)
May 21
Taeko Ohnuki - Aventure
Taeko Ohnuki
Aventure
78
user score
(12)
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