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
1508 votes
04
Iron Maiden
Powerslave

Rating: 4.48
2702 votes
05
Talking Heads
Remain in Light

Rating: 4.48
968 votes
06
Kate Bush
Hounds of Love

Rating: 4.47
486 votes
07
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Rating: 4.47
60 votes
08
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs

Rating: 4.46
855 votes
09
Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us

Rating: 4.46
838 votes
10
Pixies
Doolittle

Rating: 4.46
2112 votes
11
Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime

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

Rating: 4.45
1129 votes
13
Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime

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

Rating: 4.44
1569 votes
15
Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique

Rating: 4.44
1002 votes
16
Danny Elfman
Batman

Rating: 4.44
24 votes
17
Metallica
Master of Puppets

Rating: 4.43
6128 votes
18
Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast

Rating: 4.43
2992 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
2208 votes
22
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Texas Flood

Rating: 4.41
384 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
680 votes
27
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

Rating: 4.4
1660 votes
28
Descendents
Milo Goes to College

Rating: 4.4
708 votes
29
Mercyful Fate
Melissa

Rating: 4.4
490 votes
30
Dio
Holy Diver

Rating: 4.4
1043 votes
31
Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Rating: 4.4
447 votes
32
Joy Division
Closer

Rating: 4.39
1291 votes
33
Bad Brains
Bad Brains

Rating: 4.39
816 votes
34
Metallica
Ride the Lightning

Rating: 4.39
5334 votes
35
Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me

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

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

Rating: 4.38
201 votes
38
Paul Simon
Graceland

Rating: 4.37
299 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
694 votes
42
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Rating: 4.36
47 votes
43
Morbid Angel
Altars of Madness

Rating: 4.36
1022 votes
44
Slayer
Reign in Blood

Rating: 4.36
3414 votes
45
Peter Gabriel
Melt

Rating: 4.36
214 votes
46
Morbid Saint
Spectrum of Death

Rating: 4.34
229 votes
47
Toxik
Think This

Rating: 4.34
157 votes
48
Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell

Rating: 4.33
1318 votes
49
Misfits
Walk Among Us

Rating: 4.33
623 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
1004 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: 4.31
442 votes
58
Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones

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

Rating: 4.31
1906 votes
60
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden

Rating: 4.31
402 votes
61
Manilla Road
Mystification

Rating: 4.31
29 votes
62
Sodom
Agent Orange

Rating: 4.31
548 votes
63
Saint Vitus
Born Too Late

Rating: 4.31
165 votes
64
Dun
Eros

Rating: 4.31
52 votes
65
Candlemass
Nightfall

Rating: 4.31
323 votes
66
Bad Religion
No Control

Rating: 4.31
702 votes
67
Sepultura
Beneath the Remains

Rating: 4.31
823 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
2632 votes
71
Husker Du
Zen Arcade

Rating: 4.3
576 votes
72
Holy Moses
Finished with the Dogs

Rating: 4.3
35 votes
73
Vinnie Moore
Mind's Eye

Rating: 4.3
42 votes
74
Big Daddy Kane
It's A Big Daddy Thing

Rating: 4.3
27 votes
75
Faith/Void
Split

Rating: 4.3
27 votes
76
Godflesh
Streetcleaner

Rating: 4.3
386 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
Wipers
Youth of America

Rating: 4.29
159 votes
81
Terrorizer
World Downfall

Rating: 4.29
266 votes
82
Pixies
Surfer Rosa

Rating: 4.29
1622 votes
83
Swans
Children of God

Rating: 4.29
417 votes
84
Rush
Permanent Waves

Rating: 4.29
1172 votes
85
The Enid
Something Wicked This Way Comes

Rating: 4.29
21 votes
86
Boogie Down Productions
By All Means Necessary

Rating: 4.28
74 votes
87
Kate Bush
The Dreaming

Rating: 4.28
263 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
391 votes
93
Voivod
Nothingface

Rating: 4.27
277 votes
94
Anthrax
Among the Living

Rating: 4.27
1259 votes
95
Sonic Youth
Sister

Rating: 4.27
688 votes
96
Fates Warning
Perfect Symmetry

Rating: 4.27
164 votes
97
Motorhead
Ace of Spades

Rating: 4.27
613 votes
98
Overkill
The Years of Decay

Rating: 4.27
399 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
Sadus
Illusions

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

Rating: 4.26
21 votes
104
Minor Threat
Out of Step

Rating: 4.26
358 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
Sodom
Persecution Mania

Rating: 4.25
395 votes
111
Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate

Rating: 4.25
73 votes
112
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets II

Rating: 4.24
288 votes
113
Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

Rating: 4.24
186 votes
114
Stone
No Anaesthesia!

Rating: 4.24
31 votes
115
Riot
Thundersteel

Rating: 4.24
60 votes
116
The Pogues
If I Should Fall from Grace with God

Rating: 4.24
156 votes
117
Psychic TV
Dreams Less Sweet

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

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

Rating: 4.24
286 votes
120
Bad Brains
Rock For Light

Rating: 4.23
315 votes
121
NoMeansNo
Wrong

Rating: 4.23
205 votes
122
Prince
1999

Rating: 4.23
203 votes
123
Laurie Anderson
Big Science

Rating: 4.23
56 votes
124
The Chameleons
Script of the Bridge

Rating: 4.23
145 votes
125
Exodus
Bonded by Blood

Rating: 4.23
748 votes
126
Eric B and Rakim
Follow the Leader

Rating: 4.23
115 votes
127
Testament
The Legacy

Rating: 4.23
715 votes
128
Minutemen
Paranoid Time

Rating: 4.23
48 votes
129
Misfits
Beware

Rating: 4.23
81 votes
130
Coil
Horse Rotorvator

Rating: 4.23
125 votes
131
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II

Rating: 4.23
487 votes
132
Operation Ivy
Hectic

Rating: 4.23
55 votes
133
This Heat
Deceit

Rating: 4.23
161 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
Scratch Acid
Scratch Acid

Rating: 4.22
27 votes
138
Agent Steel
Unstoppable Force

Rating: 4.22
45 votes
139
Sabbat
Dreamweaver

Rating: 4.22
63 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
Kreator
Extreme Aggression

Rating: 4.22
489 votes
146
Savatage
Gutter Ballet

Rating: 4.22
149 votes
147
Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska

Rating: 4.22
398 votes
148
Skinny Puppy
VIVIsectVI

Rating: 4.22
128 votes
149
R.E.M.
Murmur

Rating: 4.22
482 votes
150
Negative Approach
Negative Approach

Rating: 4.22
30 votes
151
Pete Townshend
Empty Glass

Rating: 4.22
30 votes
152
Dark Angel
Darkness Descends

Rating: 4.21
342 votes
153
De La Soul
3 Feet High and Rising

Rating: 4.21
419 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
The Replacements
Tim

Rating: 4.21
272 votes
158
Dead Kennedys
Plastic Surgery Disasters

Rating: 4.21
501 votes
159
Accept
Restless And Wild

Rating: 4.21
185 votes
160
Ensemble Pittoresque
For This Is Past

Rating: 4.2
22 votes
161
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

Rating: 4.2
574 votes
162
Autopsy
Severed Survival

Rating: 4.2
396 votes
163
The Cure
Pornography

Rating: 4.2
849 votes
164
Repulsion
Horrified

Rating: 4.2
205 votes
165
Steve Roach
Dreamtime Return

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

Rating: 4.2
30 votes
167
R.E.M.
Reckoning

Rating: 4.2
306 votes
168
Run DMC
Raising Hell

Rating: 4.2
206 votes
169
U2
The Joshua Tree

Rating: 4.2
1156 votes
170
Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

Rating: 4.2
1080 votes
171
Metal Church
Metal Church

Rating: 4.2
194 votes
172
Iron Maiden
Piece of Mind

Rating: 4.2
2053 votes
173
Sting
...Nothing Like the Sun

Rating: 4.2
43 votes
174
Sacrifice
Forward to Termination

Rating: 4.2
38 votes
175
Ice-T
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What Yo

Rating: 4.2
56 votes
176
Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring

Rating: 4.2
196 votes
177
W.A.S.P.
The Headless Children

Rating: 4.2
125 votes
178
X Japan
Blue Blood

Rating: 4.2
192 votes
179
X
Wild Gift

Rating: 4.19
70 votes
180
King Diamond
''Them''

Rating: 4.19
257 votes
181
The Mekons
Fear And Whiskey

Rating: 4.19
26 votes
182
Annihilator
Alice in Hell

Rating: 4.19
385 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: 4.19
434 votes
186
David Bowie
Scary Monsters

Rating: 4.19
399 votes
187
Fates Warning
Awaken the Guardian

Rating: 4.18
177 votes
188
Peter Gabriel
So

Rating: 4.18
238 votes
189
Philip Glass
Koyaanisqatsi

Rating: 4.18
74 votes
190
Ozric Tentacles
Pungent Effulgent

Rating: 4.18
33 votes
191
Killing Joke
Night Time

Rating: 4.18
119 votes
192
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey

Rating: 4.18
211 votes
193
Stiff Little Fingers
Nobody's Hero

Rating: 4.18
50 votes
194
Harold Budd and Brian Eno
The Pearl

Rating: 4.18
39 votes
195
Fugazi
Fugazi

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

Rating: 4.18
154 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
Kreator
Pleasure to Kill

Rating: 4.18
605 votes



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