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The Best Hard Rock Albums of 1980

1. Motörhead - Ace of Spades

Motörhead - Ace of Spades
November 8, 1980
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

2. AC/DC - Back in Black

AC/DC - Back in Black
July 25, 1980
Critic Score
92
4 reviews

3. Rush - Permanent Waves

Rush - Permanent Waves
January 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

4. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz

Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
September 20, 1980
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

5. Van Halen - Women and Children First

Van Halen - Women and Children First
March 26, 1980
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

6. Billy Squier - The Tale of the Tape

Billy Squier - The Tale of the Tape
May 0, 1980
Critic Score
70
1 review

7. Def Leppard - On Through the Night

Def Leppard - On Through the Night
March 14, 1980
Critic Score
65
2 reviews

8. Thin Lizzy - Chinatown

Thin Lizzy - Chinatown
October 10, 1980
Critic Score
60
2 reviews

9. Whitesnake - Ready an' Willing

Whitesnake - Ready an' Willing
May 31, 1980
Critic Score
60
1 review

10. Blue Öyster Cult - Cultösaurus Erectus

Blue Öyster Cult - Cultösaurus Erectus
June 14, 1980
Critic Score
60
1 review

11. Alice Cooper - Flush the Fashion

Alice Cooper - Flush the Fashion
April 28, 1980
Critic Score
50
1 review

12. Scorpions - Animal Magnetism

Scorpions - Animal Magnetism
March 31, 1980
Critic Score
50
1 review

13. Molly Hatchet - Beatin' the Odds

Molly Hatchet - Beatin' the Odds
September 0, 1980
Critic Score
40
1 review
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