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The Best Hard Rock Albums of the 1980s

1.

Rush - Moving Pictures
February 12, 1981
Critic Score
100
1 review

2.

Motörhead - No Remorse
September 15, 1984
Critic Score
100
1 review

3.

Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
August 10, 1988
Critic Score
100
1 review

4.

Living Colour - Vivid
May 3, 1988
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

5.

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

6.

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

7.

Def Leppard - Hysteria
August 3, 1987
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

8.

Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
July 21, 1987
Critic Score
90
6 reviews

9.

Def Leppard - Pyromania
January 20, 1983
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

10.

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

11.

Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
August 23, 1988
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

12.

Whitesnake - Slide It In
January 1, 1984
Critic Score
90
1 review

13.

Winger - Winger
August 10, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

14.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Album
July 1, 1983
Critic Score
90
1 review

15.

The Cult - Electric
April 6, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review

16.

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

17.

Whitesnake - Whitesnake
April 7, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review

19.

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

20.

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

21.

Foreigner - 4
July 2, 1981
Critic Score
90
1 review

22.

Europe - The Final Countdown
May 26, 1986
Critic Score
90
1 review

23.

Billy Squier - Don't Say No
April 13, 1981
Critic Score
90
1 review

24.

Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
May 10, 1984
Critic Score
90
1 review

25.

Aldo Nova - Aldo Nova
January 1, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review
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