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The Best Synthpop Albums of the 1980s by User Score

1.

New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
May 2nd, 1983
USER SCORE
87
586 reviews

2.

New Order - Low-Life
May 13th, 1985
USER SCORE
85
245 reviews

3.

Tears For Fears - Songs from the Big Chair
February 25th, 1985
USER SCORE
85
205 reviews

4.

New Order - Brotherhood
September 29th, 1986
USER SCORE
83
159 reviews

5.

New Order - Technique
January 30th, 1989
USER SCORE
83
206 reviews

6.

Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
March 17th, 1986
USER SCORE
83
132 reviews

7.

Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84)
September 12th, 1982
USER SCORE
82
26 reviews

8.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Architecture & Morality
November 8th, 1981
USER SCORE
82
59 reviews

9.

Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses
September 28th, 1987
USER SCORE
82
155 reviews

10.

Japan - Tin Drum
November 13th, 1981
USER SCORE
81
58 reviews

11.

ABC - The Lexicon of Love
June 25th, 1982
USER SCORE
80
35 reviews

12.

Pet Shop Boys - Introspective
October 11th, 1988
USER SCORE
80
56 reviews

13.

The Human League - Dare!
October 16th, 1981
USER SCORE
80
63 reviews

14.

Tears For Fears - The Hurting
March 7th, 1983
USER SCORE
80
68 reviews

15.

The The - Infected
November 17th, 1986
USER SCORE
79
38 reviews

16.

Pet Shop Boys - Actually
September 7th, 1987
USER SCORE
79
82 reviews

17.

Suicide - Suicide: Alan Vega/Martin Rev
January 1st, 1980
USER SCORE
79
35 reviews

18.

Duran Duran - Rio
May 10th, 1982
USER SCORE
79
107 reviews

19.

Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward
September 24th, 1984
USER SCORE
79
89 reviews

20.

Pet Shop Boys - Please
March 24th, 1986
USER SCORE
77
62 reviews

21.

The Buggles - The Age of Plastic
January 10th, 1980
USER SCORE
77
25 reviews

22.

Talk Talk - It's My Life
February 1st, 1984
USER SCORE
76
116 reviews

23.

a-ha - Hunting High and Low
June 1st, 1985
USER SCORE
76
71 reviews

24.

Duran Duran - Duran Duran
June 15th, 1981
USER SCORE
76
32 reviews

25.

Yazoo - Upstairs At Eric's
August 20th, 1982
USER SCORE
75
26 reviews
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