Best Albums of 1980

Genre:  Year:  

01
Joy Division
Love Will Tear Us Apart

Rating: 4.61
27 votes
02
Geinoh Yamashirogumi
Akira (Original Motion Picture Soundtrac

Rating: 4.52
22 votes
03
The Cure
Disintegration

Rating: 4.48
1501 votes
04
Talking Heads
Remain in Light

Rating: 4.48
967 votes
05
Iron Maiden
Powerslave

Rating: 4.48
2698 votes
06
Kate Bush
Hounds of Love

Rating: 4.47
484 votes
07
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs

Rating: 4.46
854 votes
08
Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us

Rating: 4.46
837 votes
09
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Rating: 4.46
59 votes
10
Pixies
Doolittle

Rating: 4.46
2111 votes
11
Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Rating: 4.45
1127 votes
12
Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime

Rating: 4.45
935 votes
13
Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime

Rating: 4.44
512 votes
14
The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead

Rating: 4.44
1567 votes
15
Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique

Rating: 4.44
1000 votes
16
Danny Elfman
Batman

Rating: 4.44
24 votes
17
Pure
Fetor

Rating: 4.43
22 votes
18
Metallica
Master of Puppets

Rating: 4.43
6121 votes
19
Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast

Rating: 4.43
2986 votes
20
Diamond Head
Lightning to the Nations

Rating: 4.42
305 votes
21
Diamanda Galas
The Litanies of Satan

Rating: 4.42
32 votes
22
Rush
Moving Pictures

Rating: 4.42
2204 votes
23
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Texas Flood

Rating: 4.41
383 votes
24
Prince
Purple Rain

Rating: 4.41
419 votes
25
Minor Threat
Minor Threat

Rating: 4.4
442 votes
26
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

Rating: 4.4
1659 votes
27
Descendents
Milo Goes to College

Rating: 4.4
705 votes
28
Operation Ivy
Energy

Rating: 4.4
679 votes
29
Dio
Holy Diver

Rating: 4.4
1039 votes
30
Mercyful Fate
Melissa

Rating: 4.4
491 votes
31
Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Rating: 4.4
444 votes
32
Joy Division
Closer

Rating: 4.39
1289 votes
33
Bad Brains
Bad Brains

Rating: 4.39
816 votes
34
Metallica
Ride the Lightning

Rating: 4.39
5323 votes
35
Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me

Rating: 4.38
860 votes
36
Mercyful Fate
Don't Break the Oath

Rating: 4.38
452 votes
37
Prince
Sign o' the Times

Rating: 4.38
201 votes
38
Paul Simon
Graceland

Rating: 4.38
297 votes
39
Jason Becker
Perpetual Burn

Rating: 4.37
147 votes
40
King Diamond
Abigail

Rating: 4.37
398 votes
41
Bathory
Blood Fire Death

Rating: 4.37
692 votes
42
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Rating: 4.36
46 votes
43
Slayer
Reign in Blood

Rating: 4.36
3412 votes
44
Morbid Angel
Altars of Madness

Rating: 4.36
1022 votes
45
Peter Gabriel
Melt

Rating: 4.35
213 votes
46
Morbid Saint
Spectrum of Death

Rating: 4.34
228 votes
47
Toxik
Think This

Rating: 4.34
157 votes
48
Misfits
Walk Among Us

Rating: 4.34
621 votes
49
Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell

Rating: 4.33
1316 votes
50
Los Jaivas
Alturas de Machu Picchu

Rating: 4.33
27 votes
51
Crimson Glory
Transcendence

Rating: 4.33
99 votes
52
Naked City
Naked City

Rating: 4.32
312 votes
53
Coroner
No More Color

Rating: 4.32
271 votes
54
Michael Jackson
Thriller

Rating: 4.32
1001 votes
55
Glenn Gould
Goldberg Variations

Rating: 4.32
22 votes
56
The Waterboys
Fisherman's Blues

Rating: 4.32
22 votes
57
The Replacements
Let It Be

Rating: 4.32
443 votes
58
Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Rating: 4.31
1905 votes
59
Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones

Rating: 4.31
419 votes
60
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden

Rating: 4.31
402 votes
61
Manilla Road
Mystification

Rating: 4.31
29 votes
62
Saint Vitus
Born Too Late

Rating: 4.31
165 votes
63
Sodom
Agent Orange

Rating: 4.31
548 votes
64
Swans
Children of God

Rating: 4.31
411 votes
65
Dun
Eros

Rating: 4.31
52 votes
66
Sepultura
Beneath the Remains

Rating: 4.31
824 votes
67
Candlemass
Nightfall

Rating: 4.31
320 votes
68
Bad Religion
No Control

Rating: 4.31
699 votes
69
Dead Can Dance
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun

Rating: 4.3
255 votes
70
Megadeth
Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

Rating: 4.3
2623 votes
71
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Couldn't Stand the Weather

Rating: 4.3
173 votes
72
Husker Du
Zen Arcade

Rating: 4.3
574 votes
73
Holy Moses
Finished with the Dogs

Rating: 4.3
35 votes
74
Vinnie Moore
Mind's Eye

Rating: 4.3
42 votes
75
Big Daddy Kane
It's A Big Daddy Thing

Rating: 4.3
27 votes
76
Faith/Void
Split

Rating: 4.3
27 votes
77
Voivod
Dimension Hatross

Rating: 4.3
274 votes
78
John Williams
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Soundtrack)

Rating: 4.29
34 votes
79
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I

Rating: 4.29
575 votes
80
Godflesh
Streetcleaner

Rating: 4.29
387 votes
81
Terrorizer
World Downfall

Rating: 4.29
266 votes
82
Rush
Permanent Waves

Rating: 4.29
1170 votes
83
Pixies
Surfer Rosa

Rating: 4.29
1622 votes
84
Wipers
Youth of America

Rating: 4.29
158 votes
85
Kate Bush
The Dreaming

Rating: 4.29
262 votes
86
The Enid
Something Wicked This Way Comes

Rating: 4.29
21 votes
87
Boogie Down Productions
By All Means Necessary

Rating: 4.28
74 votes
88
Judge
New York Crew

Rating: 4.28
34 votes
89
Christian Death
Catastrophe Ballet

Rating: 4.28
29 votes
90
Running Wild
Port Royal

Rating: 4.28
78 votes
91
Bad Religion
Suffer

Rating: 4.27
700 votes
92
Sonic Youth
Sister

Rating: 4.27
689 votes
93
Voivod
Nothingface

Rating: 4.27
277 votes
94
Pestilence
Consuming Impulse

Rating: 4.27
390 votes
95
Fates Warning
Perfect Symmetry

Rating: 4.27
164 votes
96
Allan Holdsworth
Metal Fatigue

Rating: 4.27
48 votes
97
Anthrax
Among the Living

Rating: 4.27
1256 votes
98
Motorhead
Ace of Spades

Rating: 4.27
611 votes
99
Overkill
The Years of Decay

Rating: 4.27
396 votes
100
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rating: 4.27
32 votes
101
Razor
Evil Invaders

Rating: 4.27
98 votes
102
Minor Threat
Out of Step

Rating: 4.26
357 votes
103
The Waterboys
This Is the Sea

Rating: 4.26
21 votes
104
Ennio Morricone
Once Upon a Time in America

Rating: 4.26
25 votes
105
Sadus
Illusions

Rating: 4.26
145 votes
106
Wipers
Over the Edge

Rating: 4.26
89 votes
107
Big Daddy Kane
Long Live The Kane

Rating: 4.25
65 votes
108
Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

Rating: 4.25
185 votes
109
Razor
Violent Restitution

Rating: 4.25
68 votes
110
Paradox
Heresy

Rating: 4.25
36 votes
111
Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate

Rating: 4.25
73 votes
112
Sodom
Persecution Mania

Rating: 4.24
394 votes
113
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets II

Rating: 4.24
288 votes
114
The Pogues
If I Should Fall from Grace with God

Rating: 4.24
155 votes
115
Riot
Thundersteel

Rating: 4.24
60 votes
116
The Pogues
Rum Sodomy & the Lash

Rating: 4.24
177 votes
117
Psychic TV
Dreams Less Sweet

Rating: 4.24
25 votes
118
Bad Brains
Rock For Light

Rating: 4.24
314 votes
119
My Bloody Valentine
You Made Me Realise

Rating: 4.23
283 votes
120
NoMeansNo
Wrong

Rating: 4.23
205 votes
121
Prince
1999

Rating: 4.23
203 votes
122
Eric B and Rakim
Follow the Leader

Rating: 4.23
115 votes
123
Testament
The Legacy

Rating: 4.23
714 votes
124
Exodus
Bonded by Blood

Rating: 4.23
747 votes
125
Minutemen
Paranoid Time

Rating: 4.23
48 votes
126
The Chameleons
Script of the Bridge

Rating: 4.23
144 votes
127
Misfits
Beware

Rating: 4.23
81 votes
128
Coil
Horse Rotorvator

Rating: 4.23
125 votes
129
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II

Rating: 4.23
487 votes
130
Operation Ivy
Hectic

Rating: 4.23
55 votes
131
This Heat
Deceit

Rating: 4.23
161 votes
132
Sabbat
Dreamweaver

Rating: 4.23
64 votes
133
Stone
No Anaesthesia!

Rating: 4.23
31 votes
134
Cock Sparrer
Shock Troops

Rating: 4.23
31 votes
135
The D.O.C.
No One Can Do It Better

Rating: 4.23
60 votes
136
Flotsam and Jetsam
No Place for Disgrace

Rating: 4.22
105 votes
137
Dark Angel
Darkness Descends

Rating: 4.22
340 votes
138
Scratch Acid
Scratch Acid

Rating: 4.22
27 votes
139
Agent Steel
Unstoppable Force

Rating: 4.22
45 votes
140
Stevie Ray Vaughan
In Step

Rating: 4.22
115 votes
141
Bathory
Under the Sign of the Black Mark

Rating: 4.22
415 votes
142
King's X
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

Rating: 4.22
104 votes
143
Slick Rick
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Rating: 4.22
93 votes
144
Scientist
Rids the World of the Curse of the Vampires

Rating: 4.22
50 votes
145
R.E.M.
Murmur

Rating: 4.22
478 votes
146
Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska

Rating: 4.22
399 votes
147
Kreator
Extreme Aggression

Rating: 4.22
488 votes
148
De La Soul
3 Feet High and Rising

Rating: 4.22
417 votes
149
Laurie Anderson
Big Science

Rating: 4.22
55 votes
150
Savatage
Gutter Ballet

Rating: 4.22
149 votes
151
Skinny Puppy
VIVIsectVI

Rating: 4.22
128 votes
152
Pete Townshend
Empty Glass

Rating: 4.22
30 votes
153
Negative Approach
Negative Approach

Rating: 4.22
30 votes
154
Eric B and Rakim
Paid in Full

Rating: 4.21
278 votes
155
Deathrow
Deception Ignored

Rating: 4.21
38 votes
156
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

Rating: 4.21
573 votes
157
Japan
Tin Drum

Rating: 4.21
48 votes
158
Dead Kennedys
Plastic Surgery Disasters

Rating: 4.21
501 votes
159
The Replacements
Tim

Rating: 4.21
271 votes
160
Accept
Restless And Wild

Rating: 4.21
185 votes
161
Ensemble Pittoresque
For This Is Past

Rating: 4.2
22 votes
162
Oingo Boingo
Only a Lad

Rating: 4.2
49 votes
163
Autopsy
Severed Survival

Rating: 4.2
395 votes
164
R.E.M.
Reckoning

Rating: 4.2
303 votes
165
The Cure
Pornography

Rating: 4.2
847 votes
166
Steve Roach
Dreamtime Return

Rating: 4.2
35 votes
167
New Model Army
Thunder and Consolation

Rating: 4.2
30 votes
168
Run DMC
Raising Hell

Rating: 4.2
206 votes
169
Metal Church
Metal Church

Rating: 4.2
194 votes
170
Iron Maiden
Piece of Mind

Rating: 4.2
2050 votes
171
Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

Rating: 4.2
1080 votes
172
Sting
...Nothing Like the Sun

Rating: 4.2
43 votes
173
U2
The Joshua Tree

Rating: 4.2
1154 votes
174
Repulsion
Horrified

Rating: 4.2
205 votes
175
Sacrifice
Forward to Termination

Rating: 4.2
38 votes
176
Ozric Tentacles
Pungent Effulgent

Rating: 4.2
33 votes
177
Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring

Rating: 4.2
196 votes
178
Ice-T
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What Yo

Rating: 4.2
56 votes
179
W.A.S.P.
The Headless Children

Rating: 4.2
125 votes
180
Annihilator
Alice in Hell

Rating: 4.19
385 votes
181
X
Wild Gift

Rating: 4.19
70 votes
182
X Japan
Blue Blood

Rating: 4.19
192 votes
183
King Diamond
''Them''

Rating: 4.19
257 votes
184
The Mekons
Fear And Whiskey

Rating: 4.19
26 votes
185
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Uprising

Rating: 4.19
166 votes
186
David Bowie
Scary Monsters

Rating: 4.19
398 votes
187
Joe Satriani
Surfing With The Alien

Rating: 4.18
433 votes
188
Fates Warning
Awaken the Guardian

Rating: 4.18
177 votes
189
Philip Glass
Koyaanisqatsi

Rating: 4.18
74 votes
190
Peter Gabriel
So

Rating: 4.18
237 votes
191
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey

Rating: 4.18
210 votes
192
Killing Joke
Night Time

Rating: 4.18
119 votes
193
Fugazi
Fugazi

Rating: 4.18
150 votes
194
Stiff Little Fingers
Nobody's Hero

Rating: 4.18
50 votes
195
Mission of Burma
Signals, Calls, and Marches

Rating: 4.18
153 votes
196
Harold Budd and Brian Eno
The Pearl

Rating: 4.18
39 votes
197
Marillion
Script for a Jester's Tear

Rating: 4.18
154 votes
198
Crimson Glory
Crimson Glory

Rating: 4.18
70 votes
199
Philip Glass
Metamorphosis I-V, for piano

Rating: 4.18
42 votes
200
Cardiacs
A Little Man and a House...

Rating: 4.18
31 votes



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