Slant Magazine's 100 Best Albums of the 1980s

Slant Magazine's 100 Best Albums of the 1980s

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100.

Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. One
April 10, 1989
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

98.

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

97.

George Clinton - Computer Games
November 5, 1982
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

94.

U2 - War
February 28, 1983
Critic Score
89
6 reviews

93.

The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
September 23, 1985
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

92.

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

90.

Metallica - Master of Puppets
March 3, 1986
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

88.

Pet Shop Boys - Actually
September 7, 1987
Critic Score
87
2 reviews

87.

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

86.

The Human League - Dare!
October 16, 1981
Critic Score
93
4 reviews

85.

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

82.

Sonic Youth - EVOL
May 1, 1986
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

81.

R.E.M. - Reckoning
April 9, 1984
Critic Score
91
4 reviews

80.

The Clash - Combat Rock
May 14, 1982
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

79.

The Cure - Pornography
May 3, 1982
Critic Score
61
3 reviews

78.

Bangles - Different Light
January 1, 1986
Critic Score
63
3 reviews

75.

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

74.

Cocteau Twins - Treasure
November 1, 1984
Critic Score
90
1 review

73.

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
July 1, 1984
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

72.

Sonic Youth - Sister
June 1, 1987
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

71.

Kate Bush - The Dreaming
September 13, 1982
Critic Score
82
4 reviews

70.

Lou Reed - New York
January 10, 1989
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

67.

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

66.

The Replacements - Tim
October 1, 1985
Critic Score
92
3 reviews

65.

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

64.

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

63.

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

62.

George Michael - Faith
October 30, 1987
Critic Score
87
4 reviews

61.

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
September 1, 1984
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

60.

Madonna - True Blue
June 30, 1986
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

Time stamped with '80s-era keyboard and drum synths, True Blue, though chockfull of hits, is the most dated of Madonna's albums.

57.

Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
September 30, 1982
Critic Score
91
4 reviews

56.

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

55.

Kate Bush - The Sensual World
October 16, 1989
Critic Score
88
3 reviews

54.

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

53.

Prince - Dirty Mind
October 8, 1980
Critic Score
99
6 reviews

52.

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
July 28, 1986
Critic Score
90
4 reviews

51.

The Smiths - The Smiths
February 20, 1984
Critic Score
91
5 reviews
Original Source: http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/article/best-albums-of-the-1980s
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