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The Best Hard Rock Albums of 1980

1.

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

2.

AC/DC - Back in Black
July 25, 1980
Critic Score
94
7 reviews

3.

Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
September 20, 1980
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

4.

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

5.

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

6.

38 Special - Wild-Eyed Southern Boys
January 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

7.

Triumph - Progressions of Power
March 25, 1980
Critic Score
80
1 review

8.

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

9.

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

10.

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

11.

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

12.

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

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

KISS - Unmasked
May 20, 1980
Critic Score
24
2 reviews
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