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The Best New Wave Albums of the 1980s by User Score

1.

Talking Heads - Remain in Light
October 8th, 1980
USER SCORE
91
1252 reviews

2.

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
September 1st, 1984
USER SCORE
88
133 reviews

3.

New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
May 2nd, 1983
USER SCORE
87
621 reviews

4.

Soda Stereo - Signos
November 10th, 1986
USER SCORE
87
28 reviews

6.

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
April 1st, 1980
USER SCORE
85
106 reviews

7.

Tears For Fears - Songs from the Big Chair
February 25th, 1985
USER SCORE
85
224 reviews

8.

New Order - Low-Life
May 13th, 1985
USER SCORE
85
269 reviews

9.

Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues
May 31st, 1983
USER SCORE
84
408 reviews

10.

Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
May 9th, 1980
USER SCORE
84
53 reviews

11.

Charly García - Clics Modernos
November 5th, 1983
USER SCORE
84
30 reviews

12.

The The - Soul Mining
October 21st, 1983
USER SCORE
83
80 reviews

13.

Prince - Dirty Mind
October 8th, 1980
USER SCORE
83
220 reviews

14.

New Order - Brotherhood
September 29th, 1986
USER SCORE
83
172 reviews

16.

XTC - English Settlement
February 12th, 1982
USER SCORE
82
71 reviews

17.

Japan - Tin Drum
November 13th, 1981
USER SCORE
82
65 reviews

18.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Architecture & Morality
November 8th, 1981
USER SCORE
81
65 reviews

19.

Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84)
September 12th, 1982
USER SCORE
81
28 reviews

20.

Men At Work - Business as Usual
November 9th, 1981
USER SCORE
81
47 reviews

21.

The Human League - Dare!
October 16th, 1981
USER SCORE
81
71 reviews

22.

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Get Happy!!
February 15th, 1980
USER SCORE
80
41 reviews

23.

Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain
April 1st, 1983
USER SCORE
80
38 reviews

24.

Pretenders - Pretenders
January 11th, 1980
USER SCORE
80
60 reviews

25.

The B-52's - Wild Planet
September 27th, 1980
USER SCORE
80
32 reviews
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