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

1.

Prince - Sign
March 31st, 1987
USER SCORE
89
362 reviews

2.

David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
September 12th, 1980
USER SCORE
85
482 reviews

3.

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

4.

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Trust
January 23rd, 1981
USER SCORE
83
27 reviews

5.

Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
June 1st, 1985
USER SCORE
83
90 reviews

6.

XTC - Black Sea
September 12th, 1980
USER SCORE
82
60 reviews

7.

Tina Turner - Private Dancer
May 29th, 1984
USER SCORE
82
41 reviews

9.

Roxy Music - Avalon
May 28th, 1982
USER SCORE
82
74 reviews

10.

Cher - Heart of Stone
June 19th, 1989
USER SCORE
82
33 reviews

11.

Electric Light Orchestra - Time
July 1st, 1981
USER SCORE
82
45 reviews

12.

Steely Dan - Gaucho
November 21st, 1980
USER SCORE
81
66 reviews

13.

Peter Gabriel - So
May 19th, 1986
USER SCORE
81
134 reviews

14.

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

15.

Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
October 9th, 1987
USER SCORE
80
87 reviews

16.

Dire Straits - Making Movies
October 17th, 1980
USER SCORE
80
55 reviews

17.

The Waterboys - This Is the Sea
September 16th, 1985
USER SCORE
80
25 reviews

18.

Sinéad O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra
November 4th, 1987
USER SCORE
80
47 reviews

19.

INXS - Kick
October 19th, 1987
USER SCORE
80
61 reviews

20.

Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night
April 13th, 1987
USER SCORE
80
135 reviews

21.

Prince - Controversy
October 14th, 1981
USER SCORE
80
127 reviews

23.

Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
April 24th, 1989
USER SCORE
80
40 reviews

24.

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
October 14th, 1983
USER SCORE
80
124 reviews

25.

Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
July 27th, 1981
USER SCORE
80
60 reviews
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