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The Best Synthpop Albums of the 1980s by User Score

1. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies

New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
May 2nd, 1983
USER SCORE
88
375 reviews

2. New Order - Low-Life

New Order - Low-Life
May 13th, 1985
USER SCORE
86
162 reviews

3. Tears For Fears - Songs from the Big Chair

Tears For Fears - Songs from the Big Chair
February 25th, 1985
USER SCORE
84
103 reviews

4. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Architecture & Morality

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Architecture & Morality
November 8th, 1981
USER SCORE
84
27 reviews

5. New Order - Brotherhood

New Order - Brotherhood
September 29th, 1986
USER SCORE
84
109 reviews

6. New Order - Technique

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

7. Depeche Mode - Black Celebration

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

8. Japan - Tin Drum

Japan - Tin Drum
November 13th, 1981
USER SCORE
83
28 reviews

9. Tears For Fears - The Hurting

Tears For Fears - The Hurting
March 7th, 1983
USER SCORE
82
40 reviews

10. Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses

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

11. Pet Shop Boys - Actually

Pet Shop Boys - Actually
September 7th, 1987
USER SCORE
81
44 reviews

12. Pet Shop Boys - Introspective

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

13. Duran Duran - Rio

Duran Duran - Rio
May 10th, 1982
USER SCORE
80
67 reviews

14. The Human League - Dare!

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

15. Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward

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

16. Suicide - Suicide: Alan Vega/Martin Rev

Suicide - Suicide: Alan Vega/Martin Rev
January 1st, 1980
USER SCORE
78
27 reviews

17. a-ha - Hunting High and Low

a-ha - Hunting High and Low
June 1st, 1985
USER SCORE
78
36 reviews

18. Pet Shop Boys - Please

Pet Shop Boys - Please
March 24th, 1986
USER SCORE
78
33 reviews

19. Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
November 27th, 1981
USER SCORE
76
33 reviews

20. Talk Talk - It's My Life

Talk Talk - It's My Life
February 1st, 1984
USER SCORE
75
57 reviews

21. Kraftwerk - Electric Café

Kraftwerk - Electric Café
December 16th, 1986
USER SCORE
74
43 reviews

22. Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell

Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell
October 29th, 1981
USER SCORE
72
53 reviews

23. Depeche Mode - Construction Time Again

Depeche Mode - Construction Time Again
August 22nd, 1983
USER SCORE
70
45 reviews

24. Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame

Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame
September 27th, 1982
USER SCORE
69
44 reviews

25. Talk Talk - The Party's Over

Talk Talk - The Party's Over
July 0th, 1982
USER SCORE
68
44 reviews
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