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The Best Pop Albums of 1981 by User Score

1.

Yukihiro Takahashi - Neuromantic
May 24th, 1981
USER SCORE
85
7 reviews

2.

Gal Costa - Fantasia
November 15th, 1981
USER SCORE
82
9 reviews

3.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Architecture & Morality
November 8th, 1981
USER SCORE
81
72 reviews

4.

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Trust
January 23rd, 1981
USER SCORE
81
31 reviews

5.

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

6.

Rita Lee - Saúde
USER SCORE
81
19 reviews

7.

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

8.

Grand Funk Railroad - Grand Funk Lives
June 15th, 1981
USER SCORE
80
3 reviews

9.

Prince - Controversy
October 14th, 1981
USER SCORE
80
144 reviews

10.

Electric Light Orchestra - Time
July 1st, 1981
USER SCORE
80
54 reviews

11.

Yellow Magic Orchestra - BGM
March 21st, 1981
USER SCORE
79
17 reviews

12.

Men At Work - Business as Usual
November 9th, 1981
USER SCORE
79
57 reviews

13.

Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
July 27th, 1981
USER SCORE
79
69 reviews

14.

Rick Springfield - Working Class Dog
February 24th, 1981
USER SCORE
78
2 reviews

15.

ABBA - The Visitors
November 30th, 1981
USER SCORE
78
69 reviews

16.

Phil Collins - Face Value
February 9th, 1981
USER SCORE
77
29 reviews

17.

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Technodelic
November 21st, 1981
USER SCORE
77
19 reviews

18.

The Stranglers - La folie
November 9th, 1981
USER SCORE
77
11 reviews

19.

Eiichi Ohtaki - A Long Vacation
March 21st, 1981
USER SCORE
77
11 reviews

20.

Duran Duran - Duran Duran
June 15th, 1981
USER SCORE
75
35 reviews

21.

Kim Carnes - Mistaken Identity
April 1st, 1981
USER SCORE
75
10 reviews

22.

Yoko Ono - Season of Glass
June 8th, 1981
USER SCORE
75
14 reviews

23.

Ultravox - Rage in Eden
September 11th, 1981
USER SCORE
74
12 reviews

24.

Olivia Newton-John - Physical
October 13th, 1981
USER SCORE
73
14 reviews

25.

The Cars - Shake It Up
November 6th, 1981
USER SCORE
73
11 reviews
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