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Pitchfork's 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

Pitchfork's 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

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200. Malcolm McLaren - Duck Rock

Malcolm McLaren - Duck Rock
January 1, 1983
Critic Score
90
1 review

198. Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath

Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
September 7, 1984
Critic Score
90
1 review

197. Whodini - Escape

Whodini - Escape
October 17, 1984
Critic Score
90
1 review

194. Patrice Rushen - Straight from the Heart

Patrice Rushen - Straight from the Heart
April 14, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review

193. Flipper - Album - Generic Flipper

Flipper - Album - Generic Flipper
January 1, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review

192. Salt-n-Pepa - Hot, Cool & Vicious

Salt-n-Pepa - Hot, Cool & Vicious
December 8, 1986
Critic Score
60
1 review

191. Bronski Beat - The Age of Consent

Bronski Beat - The Age of Consent
October 15, 1984
Critic Score
81
2 reviews

190. Ini Kamoze - Ini Kamoze

Ini Kamoze - Ini Kamoze
January 1, 1984
Critic Score
100
1 review

188. Yoko Ono - Season of Glass

Yoko Ono - Season of Glass
June 8, 1981
Critic Score
82
3 reviews

187. Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club

Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club
June 23, 1981
Critic Score
80
1 review

186. Paul McCartney - McCartney II

Paul McCartney - McCartney II
May 16, 1980
Critic Score
71
6 reviews

185. Too $hort - Life is...Too Short

Too $hort - Life is...Too Short
January 31, 1989
Critic Score
100
1 review

184. Change - The Glow of Love

Change - The Glow of Love
May 16, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

183. The B-52's - Wild Planet

The B-52's - Wild Planet
September 27, 1980
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

182. ABBA - The Visitors

ABBA - The Visitors
November 30, 1981
Critic Score
60
2 reviews

181. Nuno Canavarro - Plux Quba

Nuno Canavarro - Plux Quba
August 24, 1988
Critic Score
60
1 review

180. 808 State - Ninety

808 State - Ninety
December 4, 1989
Critic Score
90
1 review

178. Joe Jackson - Night and Day

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

177. Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen

Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen
November 1, 1989
Critic Score
90
1 review

175. Godflesh - Streetcleaner

Godflesh - Streetcleaner
November 13, 1989
Critic Score
87
2 reviews

174. Ornette Coleman - In All Languages

Ornette Coleman - In All Languages
February 1, 1987
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

173. Tina Turner - Private Dancer

Tina Turner - Private Dancer
May 29, 1984
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

172. Duran Duran - Rio

Duran Duran - Rio
May 10, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review

171. Scritti Politti - Cupid & Psyche 85

Scritti Politti - Cupid & Psyche 85
June 10, 1985
Critic Score
90
1 review

170. Yellowman - Mister Yellowman

Yellowman - Mister Yellowman
January 15, 1982
Critic Score
90
1 review

166. Ice-T - Rhyme Pays

Ice-T - Rhyme Pays
November 4, 1987
Critic Score
70
1 review

162. King Sunny Adé and His African Beats - Syncro System

King Sunny Adé and His African Beats - Syncro System
January 1, 1983
Critic Score
50
1 review

158. Judas Priest - British Steel

Judas Priest - British Steel
April 14, 1980
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

157. MC Lyte - Lyte as a Rock

MC Lyte - Lyte as a Rock
September 13, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

156. Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July

Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July
September 29, 1980
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

154. LL Cool J - Radio

LL Cool J - Radio
November 18, 1985
Critic Score
100
1 review
Original Source: https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-200-best-albums-of-the-1980s/
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