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The Best Rock Albums of the 1980s by User Score

26. The Cure - Pornography

The Cure - Pornography
May 3rd, 1982
USER SCORE
85
242 reviews

28. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising

Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
January 1st, 1985
USER SCORE
85
72 reviews

30. U2 - The Joshua Tree

U2 - The Joshua Tree
March 9th, 1987
USER SCORE
85
255 reviews

31. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Tinderbox

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Tinderbox
April 22nd, 1986
USER SCORE
84
26 reviews

32. R.E.M. - Document

R.E.M. - Document
September 1st, 1987
USER SCORE
84
112 reviews

33. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands
October 18th, 1987
USER SCORE
84
89 reviews

34. Swans - Children of God

Swans - Children of God
January 1st, 1987
USER SCORE
84
163 reviews

35. Bauhaus - In the Flat Field

Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
October 1st, 1980
USER SCORE
84
98 reviews

36. Sonic Youth - EVOL

Sonic Youth - EVOL
May 1st, 1986
USER SCORE
84
168 reviews

37. The Cure - The Head on the Door

The Cure - The Head on the Door
August 26th, 1985
USER SCORE
84
178 reviews

38. Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen

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

39. King Crimson - Discipline

King Crimson - Discipline
September 22nd, 1981
USER SCORE
83
108 reviews

40. Peter Gabriel - So

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

41. Motörhead - Ace of Spades

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

43. Pixies - Come on Pilgrim

Pixies - Come on Pilgrim
September 28th, 1987
USER SCORE
83
95 reviews

44. Rush - Moving Pictures

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

45. Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love

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

46. Lou Reed - New York

Lou Reed - New York
January 10th, 1989
USER SCORE
83
35 reviews

47. Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig

Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig
September 1st, 1985
USER SCORE
83
34 reviews

48. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking

Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
August 23rd, 1988
USER SCORE
83
50 reviews

49. Roxy Music - Avalon

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

50. The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come

The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come
September 28th, 1987
USER SCORE
83
260 reviews
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