Paste's 80 Best Albums of the 1980s

Paste's 80 Best Albums of the 1980s

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1. Pixies - Doolittle

Pixies - Doolittle
April 18, 1989
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

3. Michael Jackson - Thriller

Michael Jackson - Thriller
November 30, 1982
Critic Score
94
6 reviews

5. The Clash - London Calling

The Clash - London Calling
December 14, 1979
Critic Score
100
3 reviews

7. Paul Simon - Graceland

Paul Simon - Graceland
August 12, 1986
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

8. Talking Heads - Remain in Light

Talking Heads - Remain in Light
October 8, 1980
Critic Score
98
4 reviews

9. U2 - The Joshua Tree

U2 - The Joshua Tree
March 9, 1987
Critic Score
97
6 reviews

13. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
July 25, 1989
Critic Score
94
5 reviews

15. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
September 30, 1985
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

18. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising

De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
March 3, 1989
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

19. Pixies - Surfer Rosa

Pixies - Surfer Rosa
March 21, 1988
Critic Score
89
4 reviews

20. AC/DC - Back in Black

AC/DC - Back in Black
July 25, 1980
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

22. The Police - Synchronicity

The Police - Synchronicity
June 1, 1983
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

25. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Trust

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Trust
January 23, 1981
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

26. Prince - Sign "O" the Times

Prince - Sign
March 31, 1987
Critic Score
100
6 reviews

27. Peter Gabriel - So

Peter Gabriel - So
May 19, 1986
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

29. Bruce Springsteen - The River

Bruce Springsteen - The River
October 17, 1980
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

30. R.E.M. - Murmur

R.E.M. - Murmur
April 12, 1983
Critic Score
95
7 reviews

31. Joy Division - Closer

Joy Division - Closer
July 18, 1980
Critic Score
95
4 reviews

33. XTC - Skylarking

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

34. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising

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

37. Van Halen - 1984

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

38. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

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

40. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill

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

41. Ornette Coleman - In All Languages

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

42. Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw

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

44. The Smiths - The Smiths

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

45. The dB's - Stands for Decibels

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

46. The Clash - Sandinista!

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

49. The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash

The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash
August 1, 1985
Critic Score
87
3 reviews
Original Source: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/02/the-80-best-albums-of-the-1980s.html
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