Critic Score
User Score

The Best Art Rock Albums of the 1980s

1. The Velvet Underground - VU

The Velvet Underground - VU
February 5, 1985
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

2. David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
September 12, 1980
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

3. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
May 23, 1980
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

5. Phew - Phew

Phew - Phew
June 25, 1981
Critic Score
90
1 review

8. King Crimson - Discipline

King Crimson - Discipline
September 22, 1981
Critic Score
90
1 review

9. Captain Beefheart - Ice Cream For Crow

Captain Beefheart - Ice Cream For Crow
August 1, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review

11. John Cale - Music for a New Society

John Cale - Music for a New Society
September 1, 1982
Critic Score
88
2 reviews

14. King Crimson - Beat

King Crimson - Beat
June 18, 1982
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

15. Felt - Space Blues

Felt - Space Blues
August 0, 1988
Critic Score
80
1 review

16. The Durutti Column - Vini Reilly

The Durutti Column - Vini Reilly
March 0, 1989
Critic Score
80
1 review

17. The Durutti Column - LC

The Durutti Column - LC
November 0, 1981
Critic Score
80
1 review

18. The Police - Ghost in the Machine

The Police - Ghost in the Machine
October 2, 1981
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

19. Scott Walker - Climate of Hunter

Scott Walker - Climate of Hunter
March 1, 1984
Critic Score
70
1 review

21. King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair

King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair
March 27, 1984
Critic Score
60
2 reviews

22. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
September 6, 1982
Critic Score
60
1 review

23. John Cale - Honi Soit

John Cale - Honi Soit
March 0, 1981
Critic Score
60
1 review

24. Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood

Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood
May 23, 1980
Critic Score
53
2 reviews
NEXT »
MORE GENRES:

Connect with AOTY
Like Us
Follow Us

July Playlist
Forums
Vinyl Me, Please