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
1505 votes
04
Iron Maiden
Powerslave

Rating: 4.48
2701 votes
05
Talking Heads
Remain in Light

Rating: 4.48
968 votes
06
Kate Bush
Hounds of Love

Rating: 4.47
486 votes
07
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs

Rating: 4.46
855 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
2112 votes
11
Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Rating: 4.45
1128 votes
12
Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime

Rating: 4.45
938 votes
13
The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead

Rating: 4.44
1567 votes
14
Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime

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

Rating: 4.44
1001 votes
16
Danny Elfman
Batman

Rating: 4.44
24 votes
17
Metallica
Master of Puppets

Rating: 4.43
6125 votes
18
Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast

Rating: 4.43
2989 votes
19
Diamond Head
Lightning to the Nations

Rating: 4.42
305 votes
20
Diamanda Galas
The Litanies of Satan

Rating: 4.42
32 votes
21
Rush
Moving Pictures

Rating: 4.42
2205 votes
22
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Texas Flood

Rating: 4.41
383 votes
23
Pure
Fetor

Rating: 4.41
22 votes
24
Prince
Purple Rain

Rating: 4.41
420 votes
25
Minor Threat
Minor Threat

Rating: 4.4
442 votes
26
Operation Ivy
Energy

Rating: 4.4
681 votes
27
Descendents
Milo Goes to College

Rating: 4.4
706 votes
28
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

Rating: 4.4
1661 votes
29
Mercyful Fate
Melissa

Rating: 4.4
491 votes
30
Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Rating: 4.4
445 votes
31
Dio
Holy Diver

Rating: 4.4
1043 votes
32
Joy Division
Closer

Rating: 4.39
1290 votes
33
Bad Brains
Bad Brains

Rating: 4.39
815 votes
34
Metallica
Ride the Lightning

Rating: 4.39
5332 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: 4.37
298 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
693 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
158 votes
48
Misfits
Walk Among Us

Rating: 4.34
622 votes
49
Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell

Rating: 4.33
1317 votes
50
Los Jaivas
Alturas de Machu Picchu

Rating: 4.33
27 votes
51
Crimson Glory
Transcendence

Rating: 4.33
99 votes
52
Coroner
No More Color

Rating: 4.33
273 votes
53
Naked City
Naked City

Rating: 4.32
312 votes
54
Michael Jackson
Thriller

Rating: 4.32
1002 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
Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones

Rating: 4.31
419 votes
59
Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Rating: 4.31
1906 votes
60
Manilla Road
Mystification

Rating: 4.31
29 votes
61
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden

Rating: 4.31
403 votes
62
Saint Vitus
Born Too Late

Rating: 4.31
165 votes
63
Sodom
Agent Orange

Rating: 4.31
548 votes
64
Dun
Eros

Rating: 4.31
52 votes
65
Bad Religion
No Control

Rating: 4.31
702 votes
66
Sepultura
Beneath the Remains

Rating: 4.31
824 votes
67
Candlemass
Nightfall

Rating: 4.31
321 votes
68
Dead Can Dance
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun

Rating: 4.3
255 votes
69
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Couldn't Stand the Weather

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

Rating: 4.3
2629 votes
71
Husker Du
Zen Arcade

Rating: 4.3
575 votes
72
Swans
Children of God

Rating: 4.3
414 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
Pixies
Surfer Rosa

Rating: 4.29
1622 votes
83
Rush
Permanent Waves

Rating: 4.29
1170 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: 4.28
703 votes
92
Pestilence
Consuming Impulse

Rating: 4.27
392 votes
93
Sonic Youth
Sister

Rating: 4.27
689 votes
94
Voivod
Nothingface

Rating: 4.27
277 votes
95
Fates Warning
Perfect Symmetry

Rating: 4.27
164 votes
96
Anthrax
Among the Living

Rating: 4.27
1257 votes
97
Motorhead
Ace of Spades

Rating: 4.27
612 votes
98
Overkill
The Years of Decay

Rating: 4.27
398 votes
99
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rating: 4.27
32 votes
100
Allan Holdsworth
Metal Fatigue

Rating: 4.27
49 votes
101
Razor
Evil Invaders

Rating: 4.27
98 votes
102
Minor Threat
Out of Step

Rating: 4.26
357 votes
103
Sadus
Illusions

Rating: 4.26
145 votes
104
The Waterboys
This Is the Sea

Rating: 4.26
21 votes
105
Ennio Morricone
Once Upon a Time in America

Rating: 4.26
25 votes
106
Big Daddy Kane
Long Live The Kane

Rating: 4.25
65 votes
107
Paradox
Heresy

Rating: 4.25
36 votes
108
Razor
Violent Restitution

Rating: 4.25
68 votes
109
Wipers
Over the Edge

Rating: 4.25
90 votes
110
Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

Rating: 4.25
186 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
Riot
Thundersteel

Rating: 4.24
60 votes
115
The Pogues
If I Should Fall from Grace with God

Rating: 4.24
156 votes
116
Psychic TV
Dreams Less Sweet

Rating: 4.24
25 votes
117
Bad Brains
Rock For Light

Rating: 4.24
314 votes
118
The Pogues
Rum Sodomy & the Lash

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

Rating: 4.24
285 votes
120
NoMeansNo
Wrong

Rating: 4.23
205 votes
121
Prince
1999

Rating: 4.23
203 votes
122
Laurie Anderson
Big Science

Rating: 4.23
56 votes
123
The Chameleons
Script of the Bridge

Rating: 4.23
145 votes
124
Eric B and Rakim
Follow the Leader

Rating: 4.23
115 votes
125
Exodus
Bonded by Blood

Rating: 4.23
747 votes
126
Testament
The Legacy

Rating: 4.23
715 votes
127
Minutemen
Paranoid Time

Rating: 4.23
48 votes
128
Misfits
Beware

Rating: 4.23
81 votes
129
Coil
Horse Rotorvator

Rating: 4.23
125 votes
130
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II

Rating: 4.23
487 votes
131
Operation Ivy
Hectic

Rating: 4.23
55 votes
132
This Heat
Deceit

Rating: 4.23
161 votes
133
Sabbat
Dreamweaver

Rating: 4.23
64 votes
134
Stone
No Anaesthesia!

Rating: 4.23
31 votes
135
Cock Sparrer
Shock Troops

Rating: 4.23
31 votes
136
The D.O.C.
No One Can Do It Better

Rating: 4.23
60 votes
137
Flotsam and Jetsam
No Place for Disgrace

Rating: 4.22
105 votes
138
Dark Angel
Darkness Descends

Rating: 4.22
340 votes
139
Scratch Acid
Scratch Acid

Rating: 4.22
27 votes
140
Agent Steel
Unstoppable Force

Rating: 4.22
45 votes
141
Stevie Ray Vaughan
In Step

Rating: 4.22
115 votes
142
Bathory
Under the Sign of the Black Mark

Rating: 4.22
415 votes
143
King's X
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

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

Rating: 4.22
93 votes
145
Kreator
Extreme Aggression

Rating: 4.22
488 votes
146
Scientist
Rids the World of the Curse of the Vampires

Rating: 4.22
50 votes
147
R.E.M.
Murmur

Rating: 4.22
480 votes
148
Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska

Rating: 4.22
399 votes
149
Savatage
Gutter Ballet

Rating: 4.22
149 votes
150
De La Soul
3 Feet High and Rising

Rating: 4.22
418 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
Japan
Tin Drum

Rating: 4.21
48 votes
157
Dead Kennedys
Plastic Surgery Disasters

Rating: 4.21
501 votes
158
The Replacements
Tim

Rating: 4.21
271 votes
159
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

Rating: 4.21
574 votes
160
Accept
Restless And Wild

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

Rating: 4.2
22 votes
162
R.E.M.
Reckoning

Rating: 4.2
304 votes
163
Autopsy
Severed Survival

Rating: 4.2
396 votes
164
The Cure
Pornography

Rating: 4.2
848 votes
165
Steve Roach
Dreamtime Return

Rating: 4.2
35 votes
166
New Model Army
Thunder and Consolation

Rating: 4.2
30 votes
167
Run DMC
Raising Hell

Rating: 4.2
206 votes
168
Metal Church
Metal Church

Rating: 4.2
194 votes
169
Iron Maiden
Piece of Mind

Rating: 4.2
2051 votes
170
U2
The Joshua Tree

Rating: 4.2
1154 votes
171
Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

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

Rating: 4.2
43 votes
173
Repulsion
Horrified

Rating: 4.2
205 votes
174
Sacrifice
Forward to Termination

Rating: 4.2
38 votes
175
X Japan
Blue Blood

Rating: 4.2
193 votes
176
Ice-T
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What Yo

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

Rating: 4.2
196 votes
178
W.A.S.P.
The Headless Children

Rating: 4.2
125 votes
179
Annihilator
Alice in Hell

Rating: 4.19
385 votes
180
X
Wild Gift

Rating: 4.19
70 votes
181
King Diamond
''Them''

Rating: 4.19
257 votes
182
The Mekons
Fear And Whiskey

Rating: 4.19
26 votes
183
Oingo Boingo
Only a Lad

Rating: 4.19
50 votes
184
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Uprising

Rating: 4.19
166 votes
185
Joe Satriani
Surfing With The Alien

Rating: 4.18
433 votes
186
David Bowie
Scary Monsters

Rating: 4.18
398 votes
187
Fates Warning
Awaken the Guardian

Rating: 4.18
177 votes
188
Philip Glass
Koyaanisqatsi

Rating: 4.18
74 votes
189
Ozric Tentacles
Pungent Effulgent

Rating: 4.18
33 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
Harold Budd and Brian Eno
The Pearl

Rating: 4.18
39 votes
196
Marillion
Script for a Jester's Tear

Rating: 4.18
154 votes
197
Mission of Burma
Signals, Calls, and Marches

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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