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Best Albums of the 1980s by User Score

1.

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
September 16th, 1985
USER SCORE
91
1308 reviews

2.

Talking Heads - Remain in Light
October 8th, 1980
USER SCORE
91
1607 reviews

3.

The Cure - Disintegration
May 2nd, 1989
USER SCORE
90
1042 reviews

4.

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
September 1st, 1984
USER SCORE
89
186 reviews

5.

Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
June 25th, 1984
USER SCORE
89
850 reviews

6.

Joy Division - Closer
July 18th, 1980
USER SCORE
89
1057 reviews

7.

The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
June 16th, 1986
USER SCORE
89
1548 reviews

8.

Prince - Sign
March 31st, 1987
USER SCORE
88
456 reviews

9.

Michael Jackson - Thriller
November 30th, 1982
USER SCORE
88
1190 reviews

10.

Kate Bush - The Dreaming
September 13th, 1982
USER SCORE
88
575 reviews

12.

Metallica - Ride the Lightning
July 27th, 1984
USER SCORE
88
815 reviews

13.

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
October 1st, 1988
USER SCORE
88
814 reviews

14.

Pixies - Doolittle
April 18th, 1989
USER SCORE
88
1275 reviews

16.

Metallica - Master of Puppets
March 3rd, 1986
USER SCORE
87
894 reviews

17.

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
September 16th, 1988
USER SCORE
87
500 reviews

18.

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
September 30th, 1985
USER SCORE
87
522 reviews

19.

Philip Glass - Glassworks
January 1st, 1982
USER SCORE
86
151 reviews

24.

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
July 25th, 1989
USER SCORE
86
558 reviews

25.

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
July 1st, 1984
USER SCORE
86
216 reviews
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