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The Best Rock Albums of 1980 by User Score

1.

David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
September 12th, 1980
USER SCORE
84
629 reviews

2.

XTC - Black Sea
September 12th, 1980
USER SCORE
83
82 reviews

3.

Prince - Dirty Mind
October 8th, 1980
USER SCORE
83
301 reviews

4.

Bruce Springsteen - The River
October 17th, 1980
USER SCORE
83
166 reviews

5.

Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
October 1st, 1980
USER SCORE
82
240 reviews

6.

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
May 23rd, 1980
USER SCORE
82
111 reviews

7.

This Heat - Health and Efficiency
January 1st, 1980
USER SCORE
82
55 reviews

8.

Motörhead - Ace of Spades
November 8th, 1980
USER SCORE
81
152 reviews

9.

Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
September 20th, 1980
USER SCORE
81
121 reviews

10.

Rush - Permanent Waves
January 1st, 1980
USER SCORE
80
141 reviews

11.

Steely Dan - Gaucho
November 21st, 1980
USER SCORE
79
110 reviews

12.

The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
April 22nd, 1980
USER SCORE
79
356 reviews

13.

Dire Straits - Making Movies
October 17th, 1980
USER SCORE
77
77 reviews

14.

Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine
September 1st, 1980
USER SCORE
77
85 reviews

15.

Genesis - Duke
March 28th, 1980
USER SCORE
77
65 reviews

16.

AC/DC - Back in Black
July 25th, 1980
USER SCORE
76
460 reviews

17.

Billy Joel - Glass Houses
March 10th, 1980
USER SCORE
75
58 reviews

18.

The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
October 3rd, 1980
USER SCORE
73
120 reviews

19.

Blondie - Autoamerican
November 26th, 1980
USER SCORE
73
52 reviews

20.

Queen - The Game
June 27th, 1980
USER SCORE
71
221 reviews

21.

John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy
November 17th, 1980
USER SCORE
68
72 reviews

22.

Paul McCartney - McCartney II
May 16th, 1980
USER SCORE
66
98 reviews

23.

The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
June 20th, 1980
USER SCORE
65
69 reviews
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