Critics
Users

Best Albums of the 1980s by User Score

1.

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
September 16th, 1985
USER SCORE
91
2,394 ratings

2.

Talking Heads - Remain in Light
October 8th, 1980
USER SCORE
90
2,567 ratings

3.

The Cure - Disintegration
May 2nd, 1989
USER SCORE
90
1,669 ratings

4.

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
September 1st, 1984
USER SCORE
90
305 ratings

5.

Mai Yamane - Tasogare
USER SCORE
89
11 ratings

6.

Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
June 25th, 1984
USER SCORE
89
1,348 ratings

7.

The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
June 16th, 1986
USER SCORE
89
2,342 ratings

8.

Michael Jackson - Thriller
November 30th, 1982
USER SCORE
89
1,946 ratings

9.

Prince - Sign
March 31st, 1987
USER SCORE
88
708 ratings

10.

Joy Division - Closer
July 18th, 1980
USER SCORE
88
1,457 ratings

11.

Metallica - Master of Puppets
March 3rd, 1986
USER SCORE
88
1,453 ratings

13.

Kate Bush - The Dreaming
September 13th, 1982
USER SCORE
88
1,041 ratings

14.

Charly García - Yendo de la cama al living
October 28th, 1982
USER SCORE
88
28 ratings

15.

Talking Heads - The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
March 24th, 1982
USER SCORE
87
87 ratings

16.

Metallica - Ride the Lightning
July 27th, 1984
USER SCORE
87
1,328 ratings

17.

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
October 1st, 1988
USER SCORE
87
1,139 ratings

18.

Motörhead - No Sleep 'til Hammersmith
June 27th, 1981
USER SCORE
87
17 ratings

19.

John Williams - Raiders Of The Lost Ark
June 0th, 1981
USER SCORE
87
16 ratings

20.

Pixies - Doolittle
April 18th, 1989
USER SCORE
87
1,914 ratings

21.

Fausto - Por Este Rio Acima
November 19th, 1982
USER SCORE
87
25 ratings

23.

John Williams - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
May 16th, 1980
USER SCORE
87
37 ratings

25.

Philip Glass - Mishima
USER SCORE
87
21 ratings
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