Paste's 80 Best Albums of the 1980s

Paste's 80 Best Albums of the 1980s

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80. X - Los Angeles

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

79. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man

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

78. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full

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

77. Lou Reed - The Blue Mask

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

76. Black Flag - Damaged

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

75. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything

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

74. Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses

Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses
September 28, 1987
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

72. The Blasters - Hard Line

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

69. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
April 1, 1980
Critic Score
100
1 review

68. The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues

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

67. Indigo Girls - Indigo Girls

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

66. Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell

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

65. Nirvana - Bleach

Nirvana - Bleach
June 15, 1989
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

64. Guadalcanal Diary - 2X4

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

63. Bruce Cockburn - Humans

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

62. Pretenders - Pretenders

Pretenders - Pretenders
December 27, 1979
Critic Score
100
3 reviews

61. Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
September 16, 1988
Critic Score
90
4 reviews

59. The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour

The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
March 8, 1982
Critic Score
80
1 review

58. Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust

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

57. Fugazi - 13 Songs

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

54. Steve Earle - Guitar Town

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

53. Los Lobos - By the Light of the Moon

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

52. Squeeze - East Side Story

Squeeze - East Side Story
May 15, 1981
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

51. John Hiatt - Bring the Family

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

50. Crowded House - Crowded House

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

49. The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash

The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash
August 1, 1985
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

48. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
May 13, 1985
Critic Score
80
1 review

46. The Clash - Sandinista!

The Clash - Sandinista!
December 12, 1980
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

45. The dB's - Stands for Decibels

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

44. The Smiths - The Smiths

The Smiths - The Smiths
February 20, 1984
Critic Score
90
4 reviews

42. Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw

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

41. Ornette Coleman - In All Languages

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

40. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill

Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
November 15, 1986
Critic Score
89
2 reviews

38. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

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

37. Van Halen - 1984

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

36. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
November 1, 1985
Critic Score
98
2 reviews

34. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising

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

33. XTC - Skylarking

XTC - Skylarking
October 27, 1986
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

31. Joy Division - Closer

Joy Division - Closer
July 18, 1980
Critic Score
95
4 reviews
Original Source: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/02/the-80-best-albums-of-the-1980s.html
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