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

1. XTC - Black Sea

XTC - Black Sea
September 12th, 1980
USER SCORE
87
30 reviews

2. David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
September 12th, 1980
USER SCORE
86
320 reviews

3. Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen

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

4. Peter Gabriel - So

Peter Gabriel - So
May 19th, 1986
USER SCORE
83
75 reviews

6. Sinéad O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra

Sinéad O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra
November 4th, 1987
USER SCORE
83
25 reviews

7. Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love

Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
October 9th, 1987
USER SCORE
83
59 reviews

8. Roxy Music - Avalon

Roxy Music - Avalon
May 28th, 1982
USER SCORE
83
47 reviews

9. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
October 14th, 1983
USER SCORE
82
78 reviews

10. Prince - Controversy

Prince - Controversy
October 14th, 1981
USER SCORE
82
84 reviews

11. Prince & The Revolution - Around the World in a Day

Prince & The Revolution - Around the World in a Day
April 22nd, 1985
USER SCORE
81
67 reviews

12. Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night

Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night
April 13th, 1987
USER SCORE
81
76 reviews

13. Prince - Lovesexy

Prince - Lovesexy
May 10th, 1988
USER SCORE
80
55 reviews

14. The Police - Synchronicity

The Police - Synchronicity
June 1st, 1983
USER SCORE
80
96 reviews

15. INXS - Kick

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

16. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
October 1st, 1984
USER SCORE
80
97 reviews

17. Dire Straits - Love Over Gold

Dire Straits - Love Over Gold
September 20th, 1982
USER SCORE
80
33 reviews

18. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever

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

19. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
May 13th, 1985
USER SCORE
79
90 reviews

20. Dire Straits - Making Movies

Dire Straits - Making Movies
October 17th, 1980
USER SCORE
79
30 reviews

21. Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna

Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
July 27th, 1981
USER SCORE
78
30 reviews

22. Cyndi Lauper - True Colors

Cyndi Lauper - True Colors
September 15th, 1986
USER SCORE
78
25 reviews

23. David Bowie - Let's Dance

David Bowie - Let's Dance
April 14th, 1983
USER SCORE
77
282 reviews

24. Genesis - Duke

Genesis - Duke
March 28th, 1980
USER SCORE
76
26 reviews

25. Donald Fagen - The Nightfly

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
October 29th, 1982
USER SCORE
76
30 reviews
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