Best Albums of 1980

Genre:  Year:  

01
Geinoh Yamashirogumi
Akira (Original Motion Picture Soundtrac

Rating: 4.52
21 votes
02
The Cure
Disintegration

Rating: 4.48
1537 votes
03
Iron Maiden
Powerslave

Rating: 4.48
2730 votes
04
Danny Elfman
Batman

Rating: 4.48
26 votes
05
Talking Heads
Remain in Light

Rating: 4.48
1001 votes
06
Kate Bush
Hounds of Love

Rating: 4.47
503 votes
07
Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime

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

Rating: 4.46
852 votes
09
Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime

Rating: 4.45
973 votes
10
Pixies
Doolittle

Rating: 4.45
2132 votes
11
The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead

Rating: 4.45
1598 votes
12
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs

Rating: 4.45
877 votes
13
Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Rating: 4.45
1156 votes
14
Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique

Rating: 4.44
1012 votes
15
Metallica
Master of Puppets

Rating: 4.44
6218 votes
16
Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast

Rating: 4.43
3032 votes
17
Diamanda Galas
The Litanies of Satan

Rating: 4.42
33 votes
18
Rush
Moving Pictures

Rating: 4.42
2233 votes
19
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Rating: 4.42
60 votes
20
Diamond Head
Lightning to the Nations

Rating: 4.42
313 votes
21
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Texas Flood

Rating: 4.41
387 votes
22
Prince
Purple Rain

Rating: 4.41
433 votes
23
Minor Threat
Minor Threat

Rating: 4.41
452 votes
24
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

Rating: 4.4
1684 votes
25
Operation Ivy
Energy

Rating: 4.4
688 votes
26
Los Jaivas
Alturas de Machu Picchu

Rating: 4.4
30 votes
27
Mercyful Fate
Melissa

Rating: 4.4
504 votes
28
Descendents
Milo Goes to College

Rating: 4.4
731 votes
29
Dio
Holy Diver

Rating: 4.4
1060 votes
30
Metallica
Ride the Lightning

Rating: 4.39
5424 votes
31
Joy Division
Closer

Rating: 4.39
1329 votes
32
Bad Brains
Bad Brains

Rating: 4.39
838 votes
33
Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Rating: 4.39
456 votes
34
Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me

Rating: 4.39
883 votes
35
Mercyful Fate
Don't Break the Oath

Rating: 4.38
462 votes
36
King Diamond
Abigail

Rating: 4.38
409 votes
37
Paul Simon
Graceland

Rating: 4.37
306 votes
38
Pure
Fetor

Rating: 4.37
23 votes
39
Prince
Sign o' the Times

Rating: 4.37
207 votes
40
Bathory
Blood Fire Death

Rating: 4.37
712 votes
41
Jason Becker
Perpetual Burn

Rating: 4.37
147 votes
42
Peter Gabriel
Melt

Rating: 4.36
218 votes
43
Slayer
Reign in Blood

Rating: 4.36
3461 votes
44
Morbid Angel
Altars of Madness

Rating: 4.35
1036 votes
45
Morbid Saint
Spectrum of Death

Rating: 4.35
232 votes
46
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Rating: 4.34
45 votes
47
Manilla Road
Mystification

Rating: 4.34
31 votes
48
Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell

Rating: 4.34
1342 votes
49
Misfits
Walk Among Us

Rating: 4.34
633 votes
50
Naked City
Naked City

Rating: 4.33
319 votes
51
Toxik
Think This

Rating: 4.33
164 votes
52
The Replacements
Let It Be

Rating: 4.33
452 votes
53
Coroner
No More Color

Rating: 4.33
281 votes
54
Glenn Gould
Goldberg Variations

Rating: 4.33
23 votes
55
Christian Death
Catastrophe Ballet

Rating: 4.32
31 votes
56
Crimson Glory
Transcendence

Rating: 4.32
101 votes
57
Saint Vitus
Born Too Late

Rating: 4.32
172 votes
58
The Waterboys
Fisherman's Blues

Rating: 4.32
22 votes
59
The Enid
Something Wicked This Way Comes

Rating: 4.32
22 votes
60
Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Rating: 4.32
1927 votes
61
Michael Jackson
Thriller

Rating: 4.32
1015 votes
62
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden

Rating: 4.32
411 votes
63
Sodom
Agent Orange

Rating: 4.31
562 votes
64
Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones

Rating: 4.31
435 votes
65
Husker Du
Zen Arcade

Rating: 4.31
588 votes
66
John Williams
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Soundtrack)

Rating: 4.31
34 votes
67
Dun
Eros

Rating: 4.31
52 votes
68
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Couldn't Stand the Weather

Rating: 4.3
174 votes
69
Kate Bush
The Dreaming

Rating: 4.3
271 votes
70
Bad Religion
No Control

Rating: 4.3
715 votes
71
Wipers
Youth of America

Rating: 4.3
165 votes
72
Dead Can Dance
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun

Rating: 4.3
261 votes
73
Megadeth
Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

Rating: 4.3
2670 votes
74
Sepultura
Beneath the Remains

Rating: 4.3
832 votes
75
Candlemass
Nightfall

Rating: 4.3
326 votes
76
Vinnie Moore
Mind's Eye

Rating: 4.3
42 votes
77
Big Daddy Kane
It's A Big Daddy Thing

Rating: 4.3
27 votes
78
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I

Rating: 4.29
590 votes
79
Pixies
Surfer Rosa

Rating: 4.29
1639 votes
80
Godflesh
Streetcleaner

Rating: 4.29
391 votes
81
Terrorizer
World Downfall

Rating: 4.29
273 votes
82
Rush
Permanent Waves

Rating: 4.29
1191 votes
83
Swans
Children of God

Rating: 4.29
437 votes
84
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rating: 4.29
33 votes
85
Fates Warning
Perfect Symmetry

Rating: 4.29
171 votes
86
Voivod
Dimension Hatross

Rating: 4.28
282 votes
87
Bad Religion
Suffer

Rating: 4.28
722 votes
88
Voivod
Nothingface

Rating: 4.28
283 votes
89
Running Wild
Port Royal

Rating: 4.28
81 votes
90
Sonic Youth
Sister

Rating: 4.28
701 votes
91
Anthrax
Among the Living

Rating: 4.27
1274 votes
92
Razor
Violent Restitution

Rating: 4.27
75 votes
93
Boogie Down Productions
By All Means Necessary

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

Rating: 4.27
22 votes
95
Pestilence
Consuming Impulse

Rating: 4.27
402 votes
96
Holy Moses
Finished with the Dogs

Rating: 4.27
37 votes
97
Ennio Morricone
Once Upon a Time in America

Rating: 4.27
26 votes
98
Motorhead
Ace of Spades

Rating: 4.27
625 votes
99
Overkill
The Years of Decay

Rating: 4.27
407 votes
100
Laurie Anderson
Big Science

Rating: 4.27
58 votes
101
Allan Holdsworth
Metal Fatigue

Rating: 4.27
49 votes
102
Judge
New York Crew

Rating: 4.26
36 votes
103
Riot
Thundersteel

Rating: 4.26
61 votes
104
Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate

Rating: 4.26
79 votes
105
Faith/Void
Split

Rating: 4.26
29 votes
106
Stone
No Anaesthesia!

Rating: 4.26
33 votes
107
Razor
Evil Invaders

Rating: 4.26
101 votes
108
Sadus
Illusions

Rating: 4.26
148 votes
109
Wipers
Over the Edge

Rating: 4.26
92 votes
110
Minor Threat
Out of Step

Rating: 4.25
366 votes
111
Coil
Horse Rotorvator

Rating: 4.25
127 votes
112
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets II

Rating: 4.25
297 votes
113
NoMeansNo
Wrong

Rating: 4.24
213 votes
114
Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

Rating: 4.24
191 votes
115
Sodom
Persecution Mania

Rating: 4.24
405 votes
116
Big Daddy Kane
Long Live The Kane

Rating: 4.24
66 votes
117
My Bloody Valentine
You Made Me Realise

Rating: 4.24
295 votes
118
Psychic TV
Dreams Less Sweet

Rating: 4.24
25 votes
119
This Heat
Deceit

Rating: 4.24
163 votes
120
Prince
1999

Rating: 4.24
208 votes
121
The Pogues
Rum Sodomy & the Lash

Rating: 4.24
180 votes
122
Cock Sparrer
Shock Troops

Rating: 4.23
30 votes
123
Eric B and Rakim
Follow the Leader

Rating: 4.23
118 votes
124
The Pogues
If I Should Fall from Grace with God

Rating: 4.23
155 votes
125
Misfits
Beware

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

Rating: 4.23
149 votes
127
Flotsam and Jetsam
No Place for Disgrace

Rating: 4.23
107 votes
128
Bad Brains
Rock For Light

Rating: 4.23
320 votes
129
Operation Ivy
Hectic

Rating: 4.23
55 votes
130
The D.O.C.
No One Can Do It Better

Rating: 4.23
60 votes
131
Savatage
Gutter Ballet

Rating: 4.22
149 votes
132
Testament
The Legacy

Rating: 4.22
723 votes
133
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II

Rating: 4.22
499 votes
134
Bathory
Under the Sign of the Black Mark

Rating: 4.22
425 votes
135
Stevie Ray Vaughan
In Step

Rating: 4.22
116 votes
136
Kreator
Extreme Aggression

Rating: 4.22
496 votes
137
Exodus
Bonded by Blood

Rating: 4.22
764 votes
138
Slick Rick
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Rating: 4.22
94 votes
139
King's X
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

Rating: 4.22
108 votes
140
Ensemble Pittoresque
For This Is Past

Rating: 4.22
23 votes
141
Eric B and Rakim
Paid in Full

Rating: 4.22
281 votes
142
Pete Townshend
Empty Glass

Rating: 4.22
30 votes
143
Dark Angel
Darkness Descends

Rating: 4.22
348 votes
144
The Replacements
Tim

Rating: 4.21
278 votes
145
Skinny Puppy
VIVIsectVI

Rating: 4.21
130 votes
146
De La Soul
3 Feet High and Rising

Rating: 4.21
421 votes
147
Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska

Rating: 4.21
406 votes
148
Paradox
Heresy

Rating: 4.21
40 votes
149
The Cure
Pornography

Rating: 4.21
866 votes
150
Dead Kennedys
Plastic Surgery Disasters

Rating: 4.21
517 votes
151
The Pretenders
Pretenders II

Rating: 4.21
26 votes
152
Sabbat
Dreamweaver

Rating: 4.21
64 votes
153
Deathrow
Deception Ignored

Rating: 4.21
38 votes
154
X Japan
Blue Blood

Rating: 4.21
195 votes
155
Japan
Tin Drum

Rating: 4.21
50 votes
156
Run DMC
Raising Hell

Rating: 4.21
209 votes
157
R.E.M.
Murmur

Rating: 4.21
491 votes
158
U2
The Joshua Tree

Rating: 4.21
1179 votes
159
W.A.S.P.
The Headless Children

Rating: 4.2
127 votes
160
Cardiacs
A Little Man and a House...

Rating: 4.2
32 votes
161
Autopsy
Severed Survival

Rating: 4.2
402 votes
162
Agent Steel
Unstoppable Force

Rating: 4.2
47 votes
163
Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

Rating: 4.2
1093 votes
164
Sting
...Nothing Like the Sun

Rating: 4.2
45 votes
165
Steve Roach
Dreamtime Return

Rating: 4.2
35 votes
166
Iron Maiden
Piece of Mind

Rating: 4.2
2074 votes
167
Metal Church
Metal Church

Rating: 4.2
196 votes
168
Fates Warning
Awaken the Guardian

Rating: 4.2
181 votes
169
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

Rating: 4.2
597 votes
170
King Diamond
''Them''

Rating: 4.2
265 votes
171
Harold Budd and Brian Eno
The Pearl

Rating: 4.2
38 votes
172
Sacrifice
Forward to Termination

Rating: 4.2
38 votes
173
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Uprising

Rating: 4.2
165 votes
174
Scratch Acid
Scratch Acid

Rating: 4.2
28 votes
175
The Mekons
Fear And Whiskey

Rating: 4.2
28 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
204 votes
178
Philip Glass
Koyaanisqatsi

Rating: 4.2
74 votes
179
Scientist
Rids the World of the Curse of the Vampires

Rating: 4.19
54 votes
180
Ozric Tentacles
Pungent Effulgent

Rating: 4.19
36 votes
181
Accept
Restless and Wild

Rating: 4.19
196 votes
182
R.E.M.
Reckoning

Rating: 4.19
311 votes
183
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey

Rating: 4.19
218 votes
184
X
Wild Gift

Rating: 4.19
71 votes
185
Oingo Boingo
Only a Lad

Rating: 4.19
50 votes
186
David Bowie
Scary Monsters

Rating: 4.19
413 votes
187
Annihilator
Alice in Hell

Rating: 4.19
392 votes
188
Minutemen
Paranoid Time

Rating: 4.19
51 votes
189
Marillion
Clutching at Straws

Rating: 4.19
105 votes
190
Joe Satriani
Surfing With The Alien

Rating: 4.19
438 votes
191
Peter Gabriel
So

Rating: 4.18
241 votes
192
Repulsion
Horrified

Rating: 4.18
214 votes
193
Destruction
Infernal Overkill

Rating: 4.18
189 votes
194
The The
Infected

Rating: 4.18
22 votes
195
N.W.A.
Straight Outta Compton

Rating: 4.18
854 votes
196
Mission of Burma
Signals, Calls, and Marches

Rating: 4.18
156 votes
197
Kreator
Pleasure to Kill

Rating: 4.18
614 votes
198
Onslaught
The Force

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

Rating: 4.18
42 votes
200
Japan
Gentlemen Take Polaroids

Rating: 4.18
28 votes



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