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The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of the 1980s

1.

Paul Simon - Graceland
August 12, 1986
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

2.

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
September 30, 1985
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

3.

Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights
March 15, 1982
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

4.

Lyle Lovett - Lyle Lovett
January 1, 1986
Critic Score
100
1 review

5.

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

6.

Neil Young - Freedom
October 2, 1989
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

8.

Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
April 5, 1988
Critic Score
91
3 reviews

9.

Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
September 30, 1982
Critic Score
91
4 reviews

10.

Lou Reed - The Blue Mask
February 1, 1982
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

11.

Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates
July 15, 1981
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

13.

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

14.

Billy Bragg - Brewing Up with Billy Bragg
November 1, 1984
Critic Score
90
1 review

15.

Tracey Thorn - A Distant Shore
September 1, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review

16.

Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing
April 1, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review

17.

Attila The Stockbroker - Ranting At The Nation
May 0, 1983
Critic Score
90
1 review

18.

John Martyn - Grace & Danger
June 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

19.

Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
February 2, 1988
Critic Score
89
4 reviews

20.

Daniel Johnston - Hi, How Are You
September 1, 1983
Critic Score
89
2 reviews

21.

Sinéad O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra
November 4, 1987
Critic Score
88
4 reviews

22.

Mary Margaret O'Hara - Miss America
January 1, 1988
Critic Score
88
2 reviews

23.

Bob Dylan - Infidels
October 27, 1983
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

24.

Richard Thompson - Hand of Kindness
June 1, 1983
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

25.

Joe Jackson - Night and Day
June 1, 1982
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
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