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Paste's 80 Best Albums of the 1980s

Paste's 80 Best Albums of the 1980s

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80.

X - Los Angeles
April 26, 1980
Critic Score
100
1 review

79.

Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
February 2, 1988
Critic Score
89
4 reviews

78.

Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full
July 7, 1987
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

77.

Lou Reed - The Blue Mask
February 1, 1982
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

76.

Black Flag - Damaged
December 5, 1981
Critic Score
94
3 reviews

75.

My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
November 1, 1988
Critic Score
94
3 reviews

74.

Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses
September 28, 1987
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

72.

The Blasters - Hard Line
February 1, 1985
Critic Score
70
1 review

69.

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
April 1, 1980
Critic Score
96
2 reviews

68.

The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues
October 1, 1988
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

67.

Indigo Girls - Indigo Girls
February 28, 1989
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

66.

Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell
May 15, 1986
Critic Score
92
3 reviews

65.

Nirvana - Bleach
June 15, 1989
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

64.

Guadalcanal Diary - 2X4
January 1, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review

63.

Bruce Cockburn - Humans
November 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
1 review

62.

Pretenders - Pretenders
January 11, 1980
Critic Score
100
3 reviews

61.

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
September 16, 1988
Critic Score
98
5 reviews

59.

The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
March 8, 1982
Critic Score
88
2 reviews

58.

Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust
August 1, 1987
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

57.

Fugazi - 13 Songs
October 1, 1989
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

54.

Steve Earle - Guitar Town
March 5, 1986
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

53.

Los Lobos - By the Light of the Moon
January 1, 1987
Critic Score
80
1 review

52.

Squeeze - East Side Story
May 15, 1981
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

51.

John Hiatt - Bring the Family
May 29, 1987
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

50.

Crowded House - Crowded House
June 1, 1986
Critic Score
70
1 review

49.

The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash
August 1, 1985
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

48.

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
May 13, 1985
Critic Score
85
3 reviews

46.

The Clash - Sandinista!
December 12, 1980
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

45.

The dB's - Stands for Decibels
January 1, 1981
Critic Score
90
1 review

44.

The Smiths - The Smiths
February 20, 1984
Critic Score
91
5 reviews

42.

Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw
April 28, 1982
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

41.

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

40.

Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
November 15, 1986
Critic Score
90
4 reviews

38.

U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
October 1, 1984
Critic Score
74
3 reviews

37.

Van Halen - 1984
January 9, 1984
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

36.

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
November 18, 1985
Critic Score
99
3 reviews

34.

Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
January 1, 1985
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

33.

XTC - Skylarking
October 27, 1986
Critic Score
98
3 reviews

31.

Joy Division - Closer
July 18, 1980
Critic Score
97
6 reviews
Original Source: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/02/the-80-best-albums-of-the-1980s.html
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