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The Best Pop Rock Albums of the 1980s

1.

Prince - Sign "O" the Times
March 31, 1987
Critic Score
100
7 reviews

2.

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

3.

Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
June 3, 1981
Critic Score
100
1 review

4.

Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
October 9, 1987
Critic Score
99
4 reviews

5.

Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
June 1, 1985
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

6.

The Beatles - Past Masters, Volume Two
March 7, 1988
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

7.

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

8.

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Trust
January 23, 1981
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

10.

The Police - Every Breath You Take
May 20, 1983
Critic Score
91
1 review

12.

Traveling Wilburys - Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
October 18, 1988
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

13.

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

14.

Don Henley - The End Of The Innocence
June 27, 1989
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

15.

Tina Turner - Private Dancer
May 29, 1984
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

16.

The Police - Synchronicity
June 1, 1983
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

17.

Pretenders - Learning to Crawl
January 1, 1984
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

18.

J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame
October 26, 1981
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

19.

Sting - ...Nothing Like the Sun
October 13, 1987
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

20.

Freddie Mercury - Mr. Bad Guy
April 29, 1985
Critic Score
90
1 review

21.

Glenn Frey - The Allnighter
June 19, 1984
Critic Score
90
1 review

22.

Olivia Newton-John - Physical
October 13, 1981
Critic Score
90
1 review

23.

Kim Carnes - Mistaken Identity
April 1, 1981
Critic Score
90
1 review

24.

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

25.

Al Jarreau - Breakin' Away
January 1, 1981
Critic Score
90
1 review
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