1981 Post-Punk Album Releases

1981
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EP

(6)

LP

(51)

Single

(25)
Genre

Art Pop

(18)

Country

(10)

Disco

(12)

Funk

(13)

Jazz

(13)

Metal

(14)

Pop

(106)

Post-Punk

(84)

Punk

(27)

Reggae

(13)

Rock

(135)

Soul

(12)
Apr 14
The Cure - Faith
The Cure
Faith
65
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(370)
Jan 1
This Heat - Deceit
This Heat
Deceit
90
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(362)
Nov 13
New Order - Movement
New Order
Movement
77
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(294)
Jun 6
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Juju
80
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(244)
Jul 4
Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls and Marches
Mission of Burma
Signals, Calls and Marches
94
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(124)
Oct 12
U2 - October
U2
October
65
critic score
(3)
65
user score
(120)
Mar 13
Wipers - Youth of America
Wipers
Youth of America
91
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(115)
Oct 10
Bauhaus - Mask
Bauhaus
Mask
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(100)
Feb 2
Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
Talking Heads
Once in a Lifetime
96
user score
(97)
Apr 10
Public Image Ltd. - The Flowers of Romance
Public Image Ltd.
The Flowers of Romance
78
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(80)
Mar 1
Gang of Four - Solid Gold
Gang of Four
Solid Gold
89
critic score
(4)
81
user score
(79)
Jan 1
The Sound - From the Lions Mouth
The Sound
From the Lions Mouth
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(77)
May 30
Echo & the Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
Echo & the Bunnymen
Heaven Up Here
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(76)
Nov
The Durutti Column - LC
The Durutti Column
LC
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(59)
Apr 6
The Birthday Party - Prayers on Fire
The Birthday Party
Prayers on Fire
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(50)
Jun 6
The Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk
The Psychedelic Furs
Talk Talk Talk
87
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(47)
Jan 1
The Raincoats - Odyshape
The Raincoats
Odyshape
80
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(43)
Oct 8
Joy Division - Still
Joy Division
Still
81
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(42)
1981
Au Pairs - Playing With a Different Sex
Au Pairs
Playing With a Different Sex
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(40)
Jan 1
Television Personalities - ...And Don't the Kids Just Love It
Television Personalities
...And Don't the Kids Just Love It
85
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(40)
Nov 1
Minutemen - The Punch Line
Minutemen
The Punch Line
60
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(35)
1981
Crass - Penis Envy
Crass
Penis Envy
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(34)
1981
Nico - Drama of Exile
Nico
Drama of Exile
60
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(29)
Sep
Cabaret Voltaire - Red Mecca
Cabaret Voltaire
Red Mecca
85
critic score
(2)
69
user score
(26)
Apr 27
The Fall - Slates
The Fall
Slates
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(24)
Jun 25
Phew - Phew
Phew
Phew
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(19)
1981
Suburban Lawns - Suburban Lawns
Suburban Lawns
Suburban Lawns
77
user score
(18)
Apr 6
Modern English - Mesh & Lace
Modern English
Mesh & Lace
60
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(18)
Jun 1
Killing Joke - What's THIS For...!
Killing Joke
What's THIS For...!
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(17)
Jun 1
Iggy Pop - Party
Iggy Pop
Party
40
critic score
(2)
49
user score
(17)
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1981
Circus Mort - Circus Mort
Circus Mort
Circus Mort
68
user score
(16)
1981
Tuxedomoon - Desire
Tuxedomoon
Desire
60
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(16)
Aug 4
Josef K - The Only Fun In Town
Josef K
The Only Fun In Town
80
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(16)
Sep
Ludus - The Seduction
Ludus
The Seduction
83
user score
(15)
Mar 6
New Order - Ceremony
New Order
Ceremony
89
user score
(13)
Apr 13
The Church - Of Skins And Heart
The Church
Of Skins And Heart
65
critic score
(2)
66
user score
(12)
Nov 9
Fad Gadget - Incontinent
Fad Gadget
Incontinent
78
user score
(11)
Apr 4
Maanam - Maanam
Maanam
Maanam
79
user score
(10)
Nov 25
The Teardrop Explodes - Wilder
The Teardrop Explodes
Wilder
77
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(10)
1981
Half Japanese - Loud
Half Japanese
Loud
60
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(8)
Aug 21
The Comsat Angels - Sleep No More
The Comsat Angels
Sleep No More
90
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(8)
Apr 5
Matt Johnson - Burning Blue Soul
Matt Johnson
Burning Blue Soul
66
user score
(6)
Mar
Ebba Grön - Kärlek & uppror
Ebba Grön
Kärlek & uppror
67
user score
(5)
Jul 1
Tom Verlaine - Dreamtime
Tom Verlaine
Dreamtime
85
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(5)
1981
The Slits - Return of the Giant Slits
The Slits
Return of the Giant Slits
67
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(4)
1981
The Cleaners From Venus - Blow Away Your Troubles
The Cleaners From Venus
Blow Away Your Troubles
63
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(4)
Dec 4
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Once Upon a Time: The Singles
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Once Upon a Time: The Singles
85
critic score
(2)
88
user score
(4)
Dec 10
Saccharine Trust - Paganicons
Saccharine Trust
Paganicons
30
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(4)
1981
Medium Medium - The Glitterhouse
Medium Medium
The Glitterhouse
71
user score
(3)
1981
Cardiacs - Toy World
Cardiacs
Toy World
72
user score
(3)
1981
The Gordons - The Gordons
The Gordons
The Gordons
90
user score
(3)
Jan 23
Kim Wilde - Kids in America
Kim Wilde
Kids in America
89
user score
(3)
Jun
Magazine - Magic, Murder and the Weather
Magazine
Magic, Murder and the Weather
40
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(3)
1981
Ike Yard - Night After Night
Ike Yard
Night After Night
88
user score
(2)
1981
Táxi - Chiclete
Táxi
Chiclete
80
user score
(2)
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