The Best Post-Punk Albums of 1980

1. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
April 1, 1980
Critic Score
100
1 review

2. Talking Heads - Remain in Light

Talking Heads - Remain in Light
October 8, 1980
Critic Score
98
5 reviews

3. Joy Division - Closer

Joy Division - Closer
July 18, 1980
Critic Score
95
4 reviews

4. The Jam - Sound Affects

The Jam - Sound Affects
November 28, 1980
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

5. Lydia Lunch - Queen of Siam

Lydia Lunch - Queen of Siam
February 9, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

6. The Comsat Angels - Waiting for a Miracle

The Comsat Angels - Waiting for a Miracle
September 5, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

7. Swell Maps - Jane from Occupied Europe

Swell Maps - Jane from Occupied Europe
July 28, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

8. The Sound - Jeopardy

The Sound - Jeopardy
November 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

9. Pylon - Gyrate

Pylon - Gyrate
January 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

11. Colin Newman - A-Z

Colin Newman - A-Z
October 13, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

12. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kaleidoscope

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kaleidoscope
August 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

13. Killing Joke - Killing Joke

Killing Joke - Killing Joke
September 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

14. Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth

Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
February 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
9 reviews

15. Bauhaus - In the Flat Field

Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
October 1, 1980
Critic Score
86
2 reviews

16. Echo & the Bunnymen - Crocodiles

Echo & the Bunnymen - Crocodiles
July 18, 1980
Critic Score
86
4 reviews

17. Simple Minds - Empires and Dance

Simple Minds - Empires and Dance
September 12, 1980
Critic Score
81
2 reviews

19. The Fall - Grotesque (After the Gramme)

The Fall - Grotesque (After the Gramme)
November 17, 1980
Critic Score
80
1 review

20. The Birthday Party - The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party - The Birthday Party
November 1, 1980
Critic Score
80
1 review

21. Chrome - Half Machine Lip Moves

Chrome - Half Machine Lip Moves
August 0, 1980
Critic Score
80
1 review

22. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
June 0, 1980
Critic Score
80
1 review

23. U2 - Boy

U2 - Boy
October 20, 1980
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

24. The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro

The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro
October 2, 1980
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

25. This Heat - Health and Efficiency

This Heat - Health and Efficiency
January 1, 1980
Critic Score
74
2 reviews
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