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The Highest Rated Albums of 1979

1. The Clash - London Calling

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

2. Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats

Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
December 1, 1979
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

3. Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!

Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
March 5, 1979
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

4. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall

Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
August 10, 1979
Critic Score
98
4 reviews

6. Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box

Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
November 23, 1979
Critic Score
96
5 reviews

7. James Chance & The Contortions - Buy

James Chance & The Contortions - Buy
September 1, 1979
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

8. Talking Heads - Fear of Music

Talking Heads - Fear of Music
August 3, 1979
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

9. Donna Summer - Bad Girls

Donna Summer - Bad Girls
April 25, 1979
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

10. Philip Glass - Einstein on the Beach

Philip Glass - Einstein on the Beach
January 1, 1979
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

11. Gang of Four - Entertainment!

Gang of Four - Entertainment!
September 1, 1979
Critic Score
94
4 reviews

13. The Raincoats - The Raincoats

The Raincoats - The Raincoats
November 3, 1979
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

14. This Heat - This Heat

This Heat - This Heat
September 1, 1979
Critic Score
92
2 reviews

15. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
October 12, 1979
Critic Score
91
3 reviews

16. Wire - 154

Wire - 154
September 1, 1979
Critic Score
91
2 reviews

17. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
June 14, 1979
Critic Score
90
6 reviews

18. AC/DC - Highway to Hell

AC/DC - Highway to Hell
August 3, 1979
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

19. Motörhead - Overkill

Motörhead - Overkill
March 24, 1979
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

20. Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks

Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks
March 1, 1979
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

21. Germs - (GI)

Germs - (GI)
January 0, 1979
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

22. David Bowie - Lodger

David Bowie - Lodger
May 18, 1979
Critic Score
89
4 reviews

24. Chic - Risqué

Chic - Risqué
July 30, 1979
Critic Score
88
3 reviews

25. Sister Sledge - We Are Family

Sister Sledge - We Are Family
January 1, 1979
Critic Score
88
2 reviews
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