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The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of the 1980s by User Score

1. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
September 30th, 1985
USER SCORE
89
365 reviews

2. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska

Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
September 30th, 1982
USER SCORE
86
165 reviews

3. Paul Simon - Graceland

Paul Simon - Graceland
August 12th, 1986
USER SCORE
86
245 reviews

5. Daniel Johnston - Hi, How Are You

Daniel Johnston - Hi, How Are You
September 1st, 1983
USER SCORE
83
186 reviews

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

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

7. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
April 5th, 1988
USER SCORE
82
103 reviews

8. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man

Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
February 2nd, 1988
USER SCORE
82
69 reviews

9. Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love

Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
October 9th, 1987
USER SCORE
81
75 reviews

10. Lou Reed - The Blue Mask

Lou Reed - The Blue Mask
February 1st, 1982
USER SCORE
81
47 reviews

11. Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine

Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine
September 1st, 1980
USER SCORE
79
53 reviews

12. Daniel Johnston - Songs of Pain

Daniel Johnston - Songs of Pain
January 1st, 1980
USER SCORE
79
25 reviews

13. Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights

Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights
March 15th, 1982
USER SCORE
78
25 reviews

14. Neil Young - Freedom

Neil Young - Freedom
October 2nd, 1989
USER SCORE
76
37 reviews

15. Bob Dylan - Infidels

Bob Dylan - Infidels
October 27th, 1983
USER SCORE
75
54 reviews

16. Leonard Cohen - Various Positions

Leonard Cohen - Various Positions
December 11th, 1984
USER SCORE
70
44 reviews

17. Bob Dylan - Shot of Love

Bob Dylan - Shot of Love
August 10th, 1981
USER SCORE
50
33 reviews
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