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

2.

Sonic Youth - Sister
June 1st, 1987
USER SCORE
84
281 reviews

3.

Big Black - Atomizer
January 1st, 1986
USER SCORE
83
134 reviews

4.

Sonic Youth - EVOL
May 1st, 1986
USER SCORE
82
235 reviews

5.

Big Black - Songs About Fucking
January 1st, 1987
USER SCORE
81
201 reviews

7.

Swans - Public Castration Is a Good Idea
January 1st, 1986
USER SCORE
80
46 reviews

9.

Flipper - Album - Generic Flipper
January 1st, 1982
USER SCORE
77
37 reviews

10.

The Birthday Party - Prayers on Fire
April 6th, 1981
USER SCORE
77
31 reviews

11.

Swans - Filth
USER SCORE
77
445 reviews

12.

Butthole Surfers - Hairway To Steven
April 11th, 1988
USER SCORE
75
33 reviews

13.

Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising
March 1st, 1985
USER SCORE
73
139 reviews

14.

Slint - Tweez
January 1st, 1989
USER SCORE
71
125 reviews

15.

Sonic Youth - Confusion is Sex
February 1st, 1983
USER SCORE
71
114 reviews

16.

Swans - Holy Money
March 27th, 1986
USER SCORE
71
193 reviews

17.

Swans - Young God
February 7th, 1984
USER SCORE
71
64 reviews

18.

Swans - Cop
May 1st, 1984
USER SCORE
70
248 reviews

19.

Swans - Greed
January 1st, 1986
USER SCORE
67
201 reviews

20.

The Flaming Lips - Oh My Gawd!!!
January 6th, 1987
USER SCORE
66
27 reviews

21.

The Flaming Lips - Hear It Is
January 21st, 1986
USER SCORE
56
30 reviews
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