Best Albums of 1980

Genre:  Year:  

01
Iron Maiden
Powerslave

Rating: 4.48
2622 votes
02
Talking Heads
Remain in Light

Rating: 4.48
917 votes
03
Los Jaivas
Alturas de Machu Picchu

Rating: 4.48
21 votes
04
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs

Rating: 4.48
818 votes
05
The Cure
Disintegration

Rating: 4.47
1437 votes
06
Kate Bush
Hounds of Love

Rating: 4.47
476 votes
07
Pixies
Doolittle

Rating: 4.46
2051 votes
08
Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime

Rating: 4.46
893 votes
09
The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead

Rating: 4.45
1497 votes
10
Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime

Rating: 4.45
486 votes
11
Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us

Rating: 4.45
814 votes
12
Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Rating: 4.45
1095 votes
13
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Rating: 4.44
54 votes
14
Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique

Rating: 4.44
981 votes
15
Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast

Rating: 4.43
2915 votes
16
Metallica
Master of Puppets

Rating: 4.43
5964 votes
17
Rush
Moving Pictures

Rating: 4.42
2137 votes
18
Diamond Head
Lightning to the Nations

Rating: 4.42
289 votes
19
Danny Elfman
Batman

Rating: 4.41
23 votes
20
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

Rating: 4.41
1614 votes
21
Jason Becker
Perpetual Burn

Rating: 4.41
143 votes
22
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Texas Flood

Rating: 4.41
370 votes
23
Minor Threat
Minor Threat

Rating: 4.4
423 votes
24
Dio
Holy Diver

Rating: 4.4
1016 votes
25
Operation Ivy
Energy

Rating: 4.4
674 votes
26
Mercyful Fate
Melissa

Rating: 4.4
479 votes
27
Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Rating: 4.4
421 votes
28
Descendents
Milo Goes to College

Rating: 4.4
690 votes
29
Diamanda Galas
The Litanies of Satan

Rating: 4.4
29 votes
30
Prince
Purple Rain

Rating: 4.4
405 votes
31
Joy Division
Closer

Rating: 4.39
1244 votes
32
Bad Brains
Bad Brains

Rating: 4.39
798 votes
33
Metallica
Ride the Lightning

Rating: 4.38
5175 votes
34
Mercyful Fate
Don't Break the Oath

Rating: 4.38
442 votes
35
Paul Simon
Graceland

Rating: 4.38
288 votes
36
Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me

Rating: 4.38
813 votes
37
Prince
Sign O' The Times

Rating: 4.37
195 votes
38
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Rating: 4.37
41 votes
39
The Band
The Last Waltz [DVD]

Rating: 4.36
22 votes
40
Morbid Angel
Altars of Madness

Rating: 4.36
993 votes
41
King Diamond
Abigail

Rating: 4.36
384 votes
42
Peter Gabriel
Melt

Rating: 4.36
206 votes
43
Slayer
Reign in Blood

Rating: 4.36
3341 votes
44
Bathory
Blood Fire Death

Rating: 4.35
662 votes
45
Toxik
Think This

Rating: 4.35
152 votes
46
The Replacements
Let It Be

Rating: 4.35
423 votes
47
Morbid Saint
Spectrum of Death

Rating: 4.34
223 votes
48
Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell

Rating: 4.34
1281 votes
49
Misfits
Walk Among Us

Rating: 4.34
607 votes
50
Boogie Down Productions
By All Means Necessary

Rating: 4.33
72 votes
51
Allan Holdsworth
Metal Fatigue

Rating: 4.33
41 votes
52
Swans
Children of God

Rating: 4.32
359 votes
53
Crimson Glory
Transcendence

Rating: 4.32
96 votes
54
Glenn Gould
Goldberg Variations

Rating: 4.32
22 votes
55
Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Rating: 4.31
1855 votes
56
Coroner
No More Color

Rating: 4.31
244 votes
57
Husker Du
Zen Arcade

Rating: 4.31
558 votes
58
Michael Jackson
Thriller

Rating: 4.31
953 votes
59
Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones

Rating: 4.31
407 votes
60
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Couldn't Stand the Weather

Rating: 4.31
165 votes
61
Sepultura
Beneath the Remains

Rating: 4.31
800 votes
62
Scratch Acid
Scratch Acid

Rating: 4.3
23 votes
63
Megadeth
Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

Rating: 4.3
2561 votes
64
David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive

Rating: 4.3
61 votes
65
John Williams
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Soundtrack)

Rating: 4.3
33 votes
66
Holy Moses
Finished with the Dogs

Rating: 4.3
35 votes
67
Sodom
Agent Orange

Rating: 4.3
542 votes
68
Candlemass
Nightfall

Rating: 4.3
315 votes
69
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden

Rating: 4.3
379 votes
70
Dun
Eros

Rating: 4.3
52 votes
71
Vinnie Moore
Mind's Eye

Rating: 4.3
42 votes
72
Saint Vitus
Born Too Late

Rating: 4.3
150 votes
73
The Waterboys
Fisherman's Blues

Rating: 4.3
22 votes
74
Bad Religion
No Control

Rating: 4.29
672 votes
75
Manilla Road
Mystification

Rating: 4.29
29 votes
76
Pixies
Surfer Rosa

Rating: 4.29
1583 votes
77
Rush
Permanent Waves

Rating: 4.29
1128 votes
78
Terrorizer
World Downfall

Rating: 4.29
263 votes
79
Godflesh
Streetcleaner

Rating: 4.29
359 votes
80
Kate Bush
The Dreaming

Rating: 4.29
251 votes
81
Dead Can Dance
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun

Rating: 4.29
248 votes
82
Voivod
Dimension Hatross

Rating: 4.29
264 votes
83
Agent Steel
Unstoppable Force

Rating: 4.29
49 votes
84
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I

Rating: 4.28
561 votes
85
Minor Threat
Out of Step

Rating: 4.28
342 votes
86
Running Wild
Port Royal

Rating: 4.28
76 votes
87
Wipers
Youth of America

Rating: 4.27
146 votes
88
Anthrax
Among the Living

Rating: 4.27
1229 votes
89
Voivod
Nothingface

Rating: 4.27
272 votes
90
Razor
Evil Invaders

Rating: 4.27
101 votes
91
Sonic Youth
Sister

Rating: 4.27
663 votes
92
Motorhead
Ace of Spades

Rating: 4.27
598 votes
93
King's X
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

Rating: 4.27
98 votes
94
The Waterboys
This Is the Sea

Rating: 4.26
21 votes
95
Pestilence
Consuming Impulse

Rating: 4.26
366 votes
96
Ennio Morricone
Once Upon a Time in America

Rating: 4.26
25 votes
97
Faith/Void
Split

Rating: 4.26
25 votes
98
Bad Religion
Suffer

Rating: 4.26
668 votes
99
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rating: 4.26
31 votes
100
Sting
...Nothing Like the Sun

Rating: 4.26
37 votes
101
Fates Warning
Perfect Symmetry

Rating: 4.26
156 votes
102
Overkill
The Years of Decay

Rating: 4.26
376 votes
103
Scientist
Rids the World of the Curse of the Vampires

Rating: 4.26
49 votes
104
Riot
Thundersteel

Rating: 4.25
55 votes
105
Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

Rating: 4.25
175 votes
106
Sadus
Illusions

Rating: 4.25
144 votes
107
Wipers
Over the Edge

Rating: 4.25
85 votes
108
Big Daddy Kane
It's A Big Daddy Thing

Rating: 4.25
26 votes
109
Negative Approach
Negative Approach

Rating: 4.25
30 votes
110
The Pogues
Rum, Sodomy & The Lash

Rating: 4.25
172 votes
111
Prince
1999

Rating: 4.24
197 votes
112
Paradox
Heresy

Rating: 4.24
37 votes
113
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets II

Rating: 4.24
278 votes
114
Sodom
Persecution Mania

Rating: 4.24
393 votes
115
NoMeansNo
Wrong

Rating: 4.24
198 votes
116
Coil
Horse Rotorvator

Rating: 4.24
117 votes
117
The Chameleons
Script of the Bridge

Rating: 4.24
136 votes
118
Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate

Rating: 4.24
67 votes
119
Bad Brains
Rock For Light

Rating: 4.24
310 votes
120
The D.O.C.
No One Can Do It Better

Rating: 4.24
59 votes
121
This Heat
Deceit

Rating: 4.24
151 votes
122
Dark Angel
Darkness Descends

Rating: 4.24
334 votes
123
The Pogues
If I Should Fall From Grace With God

Rating: 4.23
149 votes
124
Skinny Puppy
VIVIsectVI

Rating: 4.23
125 votes
125
Stone
No Anaesthesia!

Rating: 4.23
30 votes
126
Exodus
Bonded by Blood

Rating: 4.23
733 votes
127
Misfits
Beware

Rating: 4.23
82 votes
128
Sabbat
Dreamweaver

Rating: 4.23
65 votes
129
De La Soul
3 Feet High and Rising

Rating: 4.23
402 votes
130
My Bloody Valentine
You Made Me Realise

Rating: 4.23
272 votes
131
Psychic TV
Dreams Less Sweet

Rating: 4.23
24 votes
132
Big Daddy Kane
Long Live The Kane

Rating: 4.23
59 votes
133
Japan
Tin Drum

Rating: 4.23
44 votes
134
Operation Ivy
Hectic

Rating: 4.23
55 votes
135
Philip Glass
Metamorphosis I-V, for piano

Rating: 4.23
42 votes
136
Testament
The Legacy

Rating: 4.22
698 votes
137
The Replacements
Tim

Rating: 4.22
261 votes
138
Pete Townshend
Empty Glass

Rating: 4.22
27 votes
139
Stevie Ray Vaughan
In Step

Rating: 4.22
115 votes
140
Eric B and Rakim
Follow the Leader

Rating: 4.22
113 votes
141
Savatage
Gutter Ballet

Rating: 4.22
143 votes
142
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II

Rating: 4.22
474 votes
143
Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska

Rating: 4.22
390 votes
144
Slick Rick
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

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

Rating: 4.22
460 votes
146
Bathory
Under the Sign of the Black Mark

Rating: 4.22
394 votes
147
Kreator
Extreme Aggression

Rating: 4.22
481 votes
148
Repulsion
Horrified

Rating: 4.21
207 votes
149
Razor
Violent Restitution

Rating: 4.21
68 votes
150
Ice-T
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What Yo

Rating: 4.21
54 votes
151
Autopsy
Severed Survival

Rating: 4.21
386 votes
152
Flotsam and Jetsam
No Place for Disgrace

Rating: 4.21
105 votes
153
Eric B and Rakim
Paid in Full

Rating: 4.21
270 votes
154
U2
The Joshua Tree

Rating: 4.21
1126 votes
155
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

Rating: 4.21
555 votes
156
X Japan
Blue Blood

Rating: 4.21
190 votes
157
Deathrow
Deception Ignored

Rating: 4.21
39 votes
158
Janet Jackson
Control

Rating: 4.2
22 votes
159
Dead Kennedys
Plastic Surgery Disasters

Rating: 4.2
474 votes
160
Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

Rating: 4.2
1038 votes
161
The Cure
Pornography

Rating: 4.2
815 votes
162
Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring

Rating: 4.2
185 votes
163
Iron Maiden
Piece of Mind

Rating: 4.2
2001 votes
164
Agnostic Front
United Blood

Rating: 4.2
23 votes
165
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Uprising

Rating: 4.2
161 votes
166
Accept
Restless And Wild

Rating: 4.2
179 votes
167
Run DMC
Raising Hell

Rating: 4.19
193 votes
168
Wipers
Is This Real?

Rating: 4.19
121 votes
169
King Diamond
Them

Rating: 4.19
245 votes
170
Annihilator
Alice in Hell

Rating: 4.19
378 votes
171
Philip Glass
Koyaanisqatsi

Rating: 4.19
73 votes
172
Oingo Boingo
Only a Lad

Rating: 4.19
47 votes
173
R.E.M.
Reckoning

Rating: 4.19
293 votes
174
David Sylvian
Brilliant Trees

Rating: 4.19
29 votes
175
New Model Army
Thunder and Consolation

Rating: 4.19
29 votes
176
Joe Satriani
Surfing With The Alien

Rating: 4.19
431 votes
177
Peter Gabriel
So

Rating: 4.19
225 votes
178
W.A.S.P.
The Headless Children

Rating: 4.19
120 votes
179
Steve Roach
Dreamtime Return

Rating: 4.19
32 votes
180
N.W.A.
Straight Outta Compton

Rating: 4.18
811 votes
181
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey

Rating: 4.18
200 votes
182
David Bowie
Scary Monsters

Rating: 4.18
390 votes
183
Crimson Glory
Crimson Glory

Rating: 4.18
66 votes
184
Metal Church
Metal Church

Rating: 4.18
187 votes
185
Fugazi
Fugazi

Rating: 4.18
146 votes
186
X
Wild Gift

Rating: 4.18
72 votes
187
Minutemen
Paranoid Time

Rating: 4.18
45 votes
188
Kreator
Pleasure to Kill

Rating: 4.18
591 votes
189
The Pretenders
Pretenders

Rating: 4.18
62 votes
190
Sacrifice
Forward to Termination

Rating: 4.18
37 votes
191
Harold Budd and Brian Eno
The Pearl

Rating: 4.18
40 votes
192
Killing Joke
Night Time

Rating: 4.17
118 votes
193
Metallica
...And Justice for All

Rating: 4.17
4771 votes
194
Nuclear Assault
Handle With Care

Rating: 4.17
142 votes
195
The Jam
Sound Affects

Rating: 4.17
83 votes
196
Cacophony
Speed Metal Symphony

Rating: 4.17
98 votes
197
Iron Maiden
Somewhere in Time

Rating: 4.17
1659 votes
198
Meat Puppets
Up on the Sun

Rating: 4.17
132 votes
199
Cardiacs
A Little Man and a House...

Rating: 4.17
30 votes
200
Grim Reaper
Rock You To Hell

Rating: 4.17
27 votes



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