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The Best Pop Rock Albums of 1980

1.

The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
October 3, 1980
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

2.

XTC - Black Sea
September 12, 1980
Critic Score
94
3 reviews

3.

David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
September 12, 1980
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

4.

Bruce Cockburn - Humans
November 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

5.

Loverboy - Loverboy
November 0, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

6.

Robbie Dupree - Robbie Dupree
January 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

7.

Donna Summer - The Wanderer
October 20, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

8.

REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity
November 21, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

9.

Steely Dan - Gaucho
November 21, 1980
Critic Score
88
3 reviews

10.

Dire Straits - Making Movies
October 17, 1980
Critic Score
86
3 reviews

11.

Genesis - Duke
March 28, 1980
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

12.

Pete Townshend - Empty Glass
April 21, 1980
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

13.

Robert Palmer - Clues
September 1, 1980
Critic Score
80
1 review

14.

Split Enz - True Colours
June 25, 1980
Critic Score
80
1 review

16.

John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy
November 17, 1980
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

17.

Pat Benatar - Crimes of Passion
August 5, 1980
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

18.

Billy Joel - Glass Houses
March 10, 1980
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

19.

Paul McCartney - McCartney II
May 16, 1980
Critic Score
71
6 reviews

20.

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Voices
July 29, 1980
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

21.

The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
June 20, 1980
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

22.

Boz Scaggs - Middle Man
April 20, 1980
Critic Score
65
2 reviews

23.

Cheap Trick - All Shook Up
October 24, 1980
Critic Score
60
2 reviews

24.

Carly Simon - Come Upstairs
June 16, 1980
Critic Score
60
1 review

25.

Kenny Loggins - Kenny Loggins Alive
September 0, 1980
Critic Score
60
1 review
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