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

1. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking

Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
August 23rd, 1988
USER SCORE
84
49 reviews

2. Rush - Moving Pictures

Rush - Moving Pictures
February 12th, 1981
USER SCORE
83
130 reviews

3. Motörhead - Ace of Spades

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

4. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz

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

5. Def Leppard - Hysteria

Def Leppard - Hysteria
August 3rd, 1987
USER SCORE
80
27 reviews

6. Van Halen - 1984

Van Halen - 1984
January 9th, 1984
USER SCORE
79
54 reviews

7. AC/DC - Back in Black

AC/DC - Back in Black
July 25th, 1980
USER SCORE
79
206 reviews

8. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman

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

9. Danzig - Danzig

Danzig - Danzig
October 13th, 1988
USER SCORE
78
25 reviews

10. Rush - Permanent Waves

Rush - Permanent Waves
January 1st, 1980
USER SCORE
78
48 reviews

11. Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction

Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
July 21st, 1987
USER SCORE
76
250 reviews

12. Soundgarden - Louder Than Love

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

13. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
August 18th, 1986
USER SCORE
67
53 reviews

14. AC/DC - For Those About to Rock We Salute You

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

15. Led Zeppelin - Coda

Led Zeppelin - Coda
November 19th, 1982
USER SCORE
64
87 reviews

16. Guns N' Roses - G N' R Lies

Guns N' Roses - G N' R Lies
November 29th, 1988
USER SCORE
62
56 reviews

17. Black Sabbath - Headless Cross

Black Sabbath - Headless Cross
April 24th, 1989
USER SCORE
59
29 reviews

18. Black Sabbath - The Eternal Idol

Black Sabbath - The Eternal Idol
November 1st, 1987
USER SCORE
53
26 reviews

19. Black Sabbath - Seventh Star

Black Sabbath - Seventh Star
January 28th, 1986
USER SCORE
50
25 reviews

20. Black Sabbath - Born Again

Black Sabbath - Born Again
August 7th, 1983
USER SCORE
48
33 reviews
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