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The Best Hard Rock Albums of the 1980s by User Score

1.

Rush - Moving Pictures
February 12th, 1981
USER SCORE
84
222 reviews

2.

Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
September 20th, 1980
USER SCORE
83
81 reviews

3.

Motörhead - Ace of Spades
November 8th, 1980
USER SCORE
83
105 reviews

4.

Rush - Permanent Waves
January 1st, 1980
USER SCORE
81
82 reviews

5.

Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
August 23rd, 1988
USER SCORE
79
73 reviews

6.

Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
November 7th, 1981
USER SCORE
79
47 reviews

7.

ZZ Top - Eliminator
March 23rd, 1983
USER SCORE
78
39 reviews

8.

Def Leppard - Pyromania
January 20th, 1983
USER SCORE
78
43 reviews

9.

Def Leppard - Hysteria
August 3rd, 1987
USER SCORE
78
47 reviews

10.

Danzig - Danzig
October 13th, 1988
USER SCORE
77
46 reviews

11.

Living Colour - Vivid
May 3rd, 1988
USER SCORE
77
27 reviews

12.

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

13.

Van Halen - 1984
January 9th, 1984
USER SCORE
76
94 reviews

14.

Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon
November 15th, 1983
USER SCORE
74
29 reviews

15.

Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
July 21st, 1987
USER SCORE
72
389 reviews

16.

Soundgarden - Louder Than Love
September 5th, 1989
USER SCORE
72
48 reviews

17.

Mötley Crüe - Dr. Feelgood
September 1st, 1989
USER SCORE
72
31 reviews

18.

Soundgarden - Ultramega OK
October 31st, 1988
USER SCORE
72
38 reviews

19.

Mötley Crüe - Too Fast for Love
November 10th, 1981
USER SCORE
68
25 reviews

20.

Mötley Crüe - Shout at the Devil
September 26th, 1983
USER SCORE
68
27 reviews

21.

AC/DC - For Those About to Rock We Salute You
November 23rd, 1981
USER SCORE
67
60 reviews

22.

Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin
February 22nd, 1986
USER SCORE
67
30 reviews

23.

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
August 18th, 1986
USER SCORE
65
91 reviews

24.

Judas Priest - Turbo
April 14th, 1986
USER SCORE
64
26 reviews

25.

Led Zeppelin - Coda
November 19th, 1982
USER SCORE
62
128 reviews
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