1981 Rock Album Releases

1981
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Feb 12
Rush - Moving Pictures
Rush
Moving Pictures
90
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(542)
Apr 14
The Cure - Faith
The Cure
Faith
65
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(482)
Sep 22
King Crimson - Discipline
King Crimson
Discipline
87
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(479)
Sep
This Heat - Deceit
This Heat
Deceit
90
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(461)
Nov
Glenn Branca - The Ascension
Glenn Branca
The Ascension
90
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(328)
Jun 6
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Juju
80
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(315)
Feb 1
David Byrne & Brian Eno - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
David Byrne & Brian Eno
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
87
critic score
(10)
81
user score
(211)
Aug 24
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
The Rolling Stones
Tattoo You
90
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(198)
Jul 27
Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
Stevie Nicks
Bella Donna
83
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(137)
Oct 10
Bauhaus - Mask
Bauhaus
Mask
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(121)
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
(114)
Nov 23
AC/DC - For Those About to Rock We Salute You
AC/DC
For Those About to Rock We Salute You
70
critic score
(2)
66
user score
(114)
Aug 31
The Gun Club - Fire of Love
The Gun Club
Fire of Love
90
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(105)
Apr 10
Public Image Ltd. - The Flowers of Romance
Public Image Ltd.
The Flowers of Romance
78
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(92)
Aug 10
Bob Dylan - Shot of Love
Bob Dylan
Shot of Love
49
critic score
(3)
52
user score
(90)
Nov 7
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
Ozzy Osbourne
Diary of a Madman
75
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(87)
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)
Nov
The Durutti Column - LC
The Durutti Column
LC
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(73)
Apr 29
Van Halen - Fair Warning
Van Halen
Fair Warning
65
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(72)
Jul 1
Blue Öyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin
Blue Öyster Cult
Fire of Unknown Origin
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(68)
Nov 10
Mötley Crüe - Too Fast for Love
Mötley Crüe
Too Fast for Love
65
critic score
(2)
64
user score
(66)
Mar 16
The Who - Face Dances
The Who
Face Dances
60
critic score
(2)
59
user score
(64)
Oct 26
Queen - Under Pressure
Queen
Under Pressure
90
user score
(64)
Apr 6
The Birthday Party - Prayers on Fire
The Birthday Party
Prayers on Fire
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(58)
Jan 1
The Raincoats - Odyshape
The Raincoats
Odyshape
80
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(56)
Jan 23
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Trust
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Trust
93
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(50)
1981
Crass - Penis Envy
Crass
Penis Envy
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(48)
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Nov 2
Queen - Greatest Hits
Queen
Greatest Hits
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(48)
1981
Los Jaivas - Alturas De Machu Pichu
Los Jaivas
Alturas De Machu Pichu
83
user score
(42)
Jun 3
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Journey
Don't Stop Believin'
100
critic score
(1)
59
user score
(41)
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)
Feb 17
Judas Priest - Point of Entry
Judas Priest
Point of Entry
55
critic score
(2)
62
user score
(37)
Nov 10
KISS - Music from "The Elder"
KISS
Music from "The Elder"
27
critic score
(3)
30
user score
(37)
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)
Jan 5
Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
Phil Collins
In the Air Tonight
87
user score
(32)
Nov 6
The Cars - Shake It Up
The Cars
Shake It Up
73
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(32)
1981
Serú Girán - Peperina
Serú Girán
Peperina
81
user score
(30)
Nov 2
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Re-ac-tor
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Re-ac-tor
54
critic score
(2)
59
user score
(30)
May 5
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Hard Promises
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Hard Promises
75
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(28)
Jun 8
Yoko Ono - Season of Glass
Yoko Ono
Season of Glass
82
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(28)
1981
Massacre - Killing Time
Massacre
Killing Time
90
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(27)
Jul 1
Sparks - Whomp That Sucker
Sparks
Whomp That Sucker
75
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(26)
Jan 19
Styx - Paradise Theatre
Styx
Paradise Theatre
73
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(22)
Nov 18
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'n' Roll
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
I Love Rock 'n' Roll
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(22)
May 3
Nick Mason - Fictitious Sports
Nick Mason
Fictitious Sports
60
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(21)
Jun 25
Phew - Phew
Phew
Phew
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(20)
Jun 27
Motörhead - No Sleep 'til Hammersmith
Motörhead
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith
90
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(20)
Jun 29
Kim Wilde - Kim Wilde
Kim Wilde
Kim Wilde
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(20)
1981
Tuxedomoon - Desire
Tuxedomoon
Desire
60
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(19)
Jan 23
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
Joan Jett
Bad Reputation
80
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(19)
May 11
Frank Zappa - Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
Frank Zappa
Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
80
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(19)
Sep 1
Section 25 - Always Now
Section 25
Always Now
79
user score
(19)
Jan
Camel - Nude
Camel
Nude
80
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(18)
May 15
Squeeze - East Side Story
Squeeze
East Side Story
93
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(18)
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