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Best Albums of the 1980s by User Score

1. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
September 16th, 1985
USER SCORE
92
505 reviews

2. Talking Heads - Remain in Light

Talking Heads - Remain in Light
October 8th, 1980
USER SCORE
92
670 reviews

3. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead

The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
June 16th, 1986
USER SCORE
91
715 reviews

4. Joy Division - Closer

Joy Division - Closer
July 18th, 1980
USER SCORE
91
533 reviews

5. The Cure - Disintegration

The Cure - Disintegration
May 1st, 1989
USER SCORE
91
419 reviews

6. Pixies - Doolittle

Pixies - Doolittle
April 18th, 1989
USER SCORE
91
673 reviews

7. Kate Bush - The Dreaming

Kate Bush - The Dreaming
September 13th, 1982
USER SCORE
90
203 reviews

8. Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain

Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
June 25th, 1984
USER SCORE
90
373 reviews

9. Prince - Sign "O" the Times

Prince - Sign
March 31st, 1987
USER SCORE
90
205 reviews

10. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
September 30th, 1985
USER SCORE
90
247 reviews

12. The Replacements - Let It Be

The Replacements - Let It Be
October 2nd, 1984
USER SCORE
89
193 reviews

13. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
October 1st, 1988
USER SCORE
89
449 reviews

14. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
July 1st, 1984
USER SCORE
89
103 reviews

15. Metallica - Master of Puppets

Metallica - Master of Puppets
March 3rd, 1986
USER SCORE
89
352 reviews

16. Metallica - Ride the Lightning

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

17. Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
September 16th, 1988
USER SCORE
88
196 reviews

18. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising

De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
March 3rd, 1989
USER SCORE
88
111 reviews

19. Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones

Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
September 1st, 1983
USER SCORE
88
121 reviews

20. Michael Jackson - Thriller

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

21. Prince - 1999

Prince - 1999
October 27th, 1982
USER SCORE
88
154 reviews

25. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska

Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
September 30th, 1982
USER SCORE
88
124 reviews
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