AOTY 2018

1982 Album Releases

1982
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Nov 30
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Michael Jackson
Thriller
94
critic score
(6)
88
user score
(384)
Sep 13
Kate Bush - The Dreaming
Kate Bush
The Dreaming
70
critic score
(1)
90
user score
(161)
May 3
The Cure - Pornography
The Cure
Pornography
61
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(143)
Oct 27
Prince - 1999
Prince
1999
93
critic score
(7)
88
user score
(130)
Mar 22
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast
90
critic score
(3)
88
user score
(126)
Sep 30
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska
91
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(100)
May 14
The Clash - Combat Rock
The Clash
Combat Rock
63
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(76)
Feb 1
Bad Brains - Bad Brains
Bad Brains
Bad Brains
95
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(67)
Nov 19
Led Zeppelin - Coda
Led Zeppelin
Coda
71
critic score
(3)
64
user score
(66)
Sep 12
Descendents - Milo Goes to College
Descendents
Milo Goes to College
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(60)
May 3
Queen - Hot Space
Queen
Hot Space
56
critic score
(4)
53
user score
(52)
Nov 1
Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters
Dead Kennedys
Plastic Surgery Disasters
75
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(52)
May 10
Duran Duran - Rio
Duran Duran
Rio
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(47)
Jan 1
Mission of Burma - Vs.
Mission of Burma
Vs.
93
critic score
(2)
89
user score
(45)
Mar 1
Brian Eno - Ambient 4: On Land
Brian Eno
Ambient 4: On Land
89
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(39)
Feb 12
XTC - English Settlement
XTC
English Settlement
80
critic score
(3)
87
user score
(38)
Mar
Misfits - Walk Among Us
Misfits
Walk Among Us
91
critic score
(3)
88
user score
(37)
Sep 27
Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame
Depeche Mode
A Broken Frame
60
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(35)
May 28
Roxy Music - Avalon
Roxy Music
Avalon
87
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(34)
Jul 17
Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance
73
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(34)
Sep 1
Cocteau Twins - Garlands
Cocteau Twins
Garlands
40
critic score
(1)
64
user score
(30)
Jan 1
Philip Glass - Glassworks
Philip Glass
Glassworks
85
critic score
(3)
91
user score
(28)
Apr 19
Laurie Anderson - Big Science
Laurie Anderson
Big Science
89
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(28)
Mar 8
The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
The Fall
Hex Enduction Hour
80
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(27)
Jul
Talk Talk - The Party's Over
Talk Talk
The Party's Over
70
critic score
(1)
66
user score
(27)
Feb 1
Lou Reed - The Blue Mask
Lou Reed
The Blue Mask
90
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(26)
Sep 9
Rush - Signals
Rush
Signals
80
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(26)
Jun 18
Fleetwood Mac - Mirage
Fleetwood Mac
Mirage
75
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(23)
Sep 21
Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
40
critic score
(1)
53
user score
(23)
Mar 1
Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth
Sonic Youth
Sonic Youth
75
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(22)
Jun 18
King Crimson - Beat
King Crimson
Beat
80
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(22)
Oct 29
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
Donald Fagen
The Nightfly
85
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(22)
Oct 1
Bauhaus - The Sky's Gone Out
Bauhaus
The Sky's Gone Out
60
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(21)
Jan 1
Flipper - Album - Generic Flipper
Flipper
Album - Generic Flipper
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(20)
Sep 20
Dire Straits - Love Over Gold
Dire Straits
Love Over Gold
80
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(20)
Oct 1
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
The Message
85
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(20)
Nov 5
Siouxsie and the Banshees - A Kiss in the Dreamhouse
Siouxsie and the Banshees
A Kiss in the Dreamhouse
60
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(19)
Apr 8
Toto - Toto IV
Toto
Toto IV
65
critic score
(2)
56
user score
(18)
Mar 24
Talking Heads - The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
Talking Heads
The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
92
critic score
(3)
88
user score
(17)
Jun 25
ABC - The Lexicon of Love
ABC
The Lexicon of Love
90
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(17)
Apr 26
Paul McCartney - Tug of War
Paul McCartney
Tug of War
86
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(16)
Dec 29
Neil Young - Trans
Neil Young
Trans
66
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(16)
Jan 1
Swans - Swans
Swans
Swans
50
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(15)
Jan 1
Gang of Four - Songs of the Free
Gang of Four
Songs of the Free
70
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(15)
Jul 2
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Imperial Bedroom
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Imperial Bedroom
93
critic score
(3)
88
user score
(14)
Sep 1
John Cale - Music for a New Society
John Cale
Music for a New Society
88
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(14)
Oct 1
Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love
Marvin Gaye
Midnight Love
80
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(14)
May 10
The Birthday Party - Junkyard
The Birthday Party
Junkyard
60
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(13)
Aug 1
Captain Beefheart - Ice Cream For Crow
Captain Beefheart
Ice Cream For Crow
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(13)
Sep 6
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
60
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(13)
Nov 7
Grace Jones - Living My Life
Grace Jones
Living My Life
60
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(13)
Jun 1
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky
The Alan Parsons Project
Eye in the Sky
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(12)
Aug 1
Dexys - Too-Rye-Ay
Dexys
Too-Rye-Ay
90
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(12)
Jan 1
The Dream Syndicate - The Days of Wine and Roses
The Dream Syndicate
The Days of Wine and Roses
90
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(11)
Sep 4
The Who - It's Hard
The Who
It's Hard
70
critic score
(2)
59
user score
(11)
Sep 12
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84)
Simple Minds
New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84)
75
critic score
(2)
90
user score
(11)
1982
Glenn Gould - Bach: The Goldberg Variations
Glenn Gould
Bach: The Goldberg Variations
97
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(10)
Feb 1
Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
Orange Juice
You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
80
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(10)
Mar 15
Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights
Richard & Linda Thompson
Shoot Out the Lights
100
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(10)
Aug 20
Yazoo - Upstairs At Eric's
Yazoo
Upstairs At Eric's
70
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(10)
Aug 24
R.E.M. - Chronic Town
R.E.M.
Chronic Town
73
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(10)
Sep 20
The Gun Club - Miami
The Gun Club
Miami
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(10)
1982
Yasuaki Shimizu - Kakashi
Yasuaki Shimizu
Kakashi
80
user score
(9)
Jan 1
Nurse with Wound - Homotopy to Marie
Nurse with Wound
Homotopy to Marie
78
critic score
(2)
66
user score
(9)
Jan 19
Bad Religion - How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
Bad Religion
How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
60
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(9)
Feb 25
Diamanda Galás - The Litanies of Satan
Diamanda Galás
The Litanies of Satan
80
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(9)
Mar 29
Scorpions - Blackout
Scorpions
Blackout
75
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(9)
Apr 14
Van Halen - Diver Down
Van Halen
Diver Down
55
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(9)
May 21
Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
Discharge
Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(9)
May 24
Blondie - The Hunter
Blondie
The Hunter
45
critic score
(2)
54
user score
(9)
Jun 24
The Replacements - Stink
The Replacements
Stink
73
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(9)
Oct 21
Devo - Oh, No! It's Devo!
Devo
Oh, No! It's Devo!
55
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(9)
Nov 1
Orange Juice - Rip It Up
Orange Juice
Rip It Up
70
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(9)
Jan 1
David Lynch & Alan R. Splet - Eraserhead
David Lynch & Alan R. Splet
Eraserhead
88
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(8)
Jan 1
Chuck Berry - The Great Twenty-Eight
Chuck Berry
The Great Twenty-Eight
100
critic score
(2)
88
user score
(8)
Mar 18
Asia - Asia
Asia
Asia
90
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(8)
Aug 1
Aerosmith - Rock in a Hard Place
Aerosmith
Rock in a Hard Place
35
critic score
(2)
42
user score
(8)
Oct 1
Joni Mitchell - Wild Things Run Fast
Joni Mitchell
Wild Things Run Fast
70
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(8)
Jan 1
Black Flag - Everything Went Black
Black Flag
Everything Went Black
60
critic score
(1)
66
user score
(7)
Feb 27
Felt - Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty
Felt
Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty
70
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(7)
Sep 27
The Fall - Room To Live: Undilutable Slang Truth!
The Fall
Room To Live: Undilutable Slang Truth!
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(7)
Oct 2
Accept - Restless and Wild
Accept
Restless and Wild
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(7)
Oct 13
KISS - Creatures of the Night
KISS
Creatures of the Night
38
critic score
(3)
45
user score
(7)
Jan
Hüsker Dü - Land Speed Record
Hüsker Dü
Land Speed Record
40
critic score
(2)
65
user score
(6)
Jan 15
Yellowman - Mister Yellowman
Yellowman
Mister Yellowman
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(6)
Apr
Luis Alberto Spinetta - Kamikaze
Luis Alberto Spinetta
Kamikaze
79
user score
(6)
Jun 1
Joe Jackson - Night and Day
Joe Jackson
Night and Day
85
critic score
(2)
89
user score
(6)
Jul 1
X - Under the Big Black Sun
X
Under the Big Black Sun
90
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(6)
Aug 11
The Go-Go's - Vacation
The Go-Go's
Vacation
70
critic score
(2)
64
user score
(6)
Oct 4
Daryl Hall & John Oates - H2O
Daryl Hall & John Oates
H2O
75
critic score
(2)
57
user score
(6)
Oct 4
Culture Club - Kissing to Be Clever
Culture Club
Kissing to Be Clever
80
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(6)
Oct 6
Madonna - Everybody
Madonna
Everybody
81
user score
(6)
Nov 1
Phil Collins - Hello, I Must Be Going!
Phil Collins
Hello, I Must Be Going!
70
critic score
(2)
63
user score
(6)
Nov 5
George Harrison - Gone Troppo
George Harrison
Gone Troppo
40
critic score
(2)
49
user score
(6)
1982
Haruomi Hosono - Philharmony
Haruomi Hosono
Philharmony
82
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(5)
Jan 1
Alice Coltrane - Turiya Sings
Alice Coltrane
Turiya Sings
78
user score
(5)
Jan 1
Pauline Oliveros - Accordion & Voice
Pauline Oliveros
Accordion & Voice
83
user score
(5)
Jan 1
Steve Reich - Tehillim
Steve Reich
Tehillim
88
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(5)
Jan 1
Daniel Johnston - Don't Be Scared
Daniel Johnston
Don't Be Scared
40
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(5)
Mar 12
The Jam - The Gift
The Jam
The Gift
55
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(5)
Apr 9
Elton John - Jump Up!
Elton John
Jump Up!
70
critic score
(2)
56
user score
(5)
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