Best Albums of 1980

Genre:  Year:  

01
Geinoh Yamashirogumi
Akira (Original Motion Picture Soundtrac

Rating: 4.52
21 votes
02
Talking Heads
Remain in Light

Rating: 4.48
996 votes
03
Iron Maiden
Powerslave

Rating: 4.48
2724 votes
04
The Cure
Disintegration

Rating: 4.48
1527 votes
05
Danny Elfman
Batman

Rating: 4.48
26 votes
06
Kate Bush
Hounds of Love

Rating: 4.48
503 votes
07
Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us

Rating: 4.46
848 votes
08
Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime

Rating: 4.46
533 votes
09
Pixies
Doolittle

Rating: 4.45
2126 votes
10
Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime

Rating: 4.45
966 votes
11
Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Rating: 4.45
1154 votes
12
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs

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

Rating: 4.45
1591 votes
14
Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique

Rating: 4.44
1011 votes
15
Metallica
Master of Puppets

Rating: 4.43
6203 votes
16
Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast

Rating: 4.43
3022 votes
17
Diamanda Galas
The Litanies of Satan

Rating: 4.42
33 votes
18
Rush
Moving Pictures

Rating: 4.42
2226 votes
19
Diamond Head
Lightning to the Nations

Rating: 4.42
310 votes
20
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Rating: 4.42
60 votes
21
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Texas Flood

Rating: 4.41
386 votes
22
Prince
Purple Rain

Rating: 4.41
433 votes
23
Minor Threat
Minor Threat

Rating: 4.41
449 votes
24
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

Rating: 4.4
1675 votes
25
Operation Ivy
Energy

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

Rating: 4.4
30 votes
27
Descendents
Milo Goes to College

Rating: 4.4
727 votes
28
Mercyful Fate
Melissa

Rating: 4.4
504 votes
29
Dio
Holy Diver

Rating: 4.4
1055 votes
30
Bad Brains
Bad Brains

Rating: 4.39
836 votes
31
Metallica
Ride the Lightning

Rating: 4.39
5408 votes
32
Joy Division
Closer

Rating: 4.39
1318 votes
33
Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

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

Rating: 4.38
880 votes
35
Mercyful Fate
Don't Break the Oath

Rating: 4.38
461 votes
36
King Diamond
Abigail

Rating: 4.37
409 votes
37
Prince
Sign o' the Times

Rating: 4.37
205 votes
38
Paul Simon
Graceland

Rating: 4.37
306 votes
39
Bathory
Blood Fire Death

Rating: 4.37
713 votes
40
Jason Becker
Perpetual Burn

Rating: 4.37
147 votes
41
Manilla Road
Mystification

Rating: 4.37
30 votes
42
Peter Gabriel
Melt

Rating: 4.36
217 votes
43
Morbid Angel
Altars of Madness

Rating: 4.36
1037 votes
44
Slayer
Reign in Blood

Rating: 4.36
3460 votes
45
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Rating: 4.34
45 votes
46
Morbid Saint
Spectrum of Death

Rating: 4.34
230 votes
47
Pure
Fetor

Rating: 4.34
22 votes
48
Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell

Rating: 4.34
1339 votes
49
Misfits
Walk Among Us

Rating: 4.34
631 votes
50
Coroner
No More Color

Rating: 4.33
280 votes
51
Toxik
Think This

Rating: 4.33
164 votes
52
Glenn Gould
Goldberg Variations

Rating: 4.33
23 votes
53
The Replacements
Let It Be

Rating: 4.32
447 votes
54
Naked City
Naked City

Rating: 4.32
318 votes
55
Christian Death
Catastrophe Ballet

Rating: 4.32
31 votes
56
Saint Vitus
Born Too Late

Rating: 4.32
172 votes
57
The Enid
Something Wicked This Way Comes

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

Rating: 4.32
22 votes
59
Michael Jackson
Thriller

Rating: 4.32
1014 votes
60
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden

Rating: 4.32
412 votes
61
Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Rating: 4.32
1922 votes
62
Sodom
Agent Orange

Rating: 4.31
561 votes
63
John Williams
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Soundtrack)

Rating: 4.31
34 votes
64
Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones

Rating: 4.31
431 votes
65
Crimson Glory
Transcendence

Rating: 4.31
99 votes
66
Dun
Eros

Rating: 4.31
52 votes
67
Bad Religion
No Control

Rating: 4.31
710 votes
68
Husker Du
Zen Arcade

Rating: 4.31
583 votes
69
Sepultura
Beneath the Remains

Rating: 4.31
831 votes
70
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Couldn't Stand the Weather

Rating: 4.3
174 votes
71
Faith/Void
Split

Rating: 4.3
28 votes
72
Megadeth
Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

Rating: 4.3
2665 votes
73
Dead Can Dance
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun

Rating: 4.3
258 votes
74
Terrorizer
World Downfall

Rating: 4.3
272 votes
75
Candlemass
Nightfall

Rating: 4.3
326 votes
76
Kate Bush
The Dreaming

Rating: 4.3
271 votes
77
Vinnie Moore
Mind's Eye

Rating: 4.3
42 votes
78
Voivod
Dimension Hatross

Rating: 4.3
279 votes
79
Pixies
Surfer Rosa

Rating: 4.29
1632 votes
80
Wipers
Youth of America

Rating: 4.29
161 votes
81
Rush
Permanent Waves

Rating: 4.29
1181 votes
82
Godflesh
Streetcleaner

Rating: 4.29
393 votes
83
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I

Rating: 4.29
585 votes
84
Fates Warning
Perfect Symmetry

Rating: 4.29
168 votes
85
Big Daddy Kane
It's A Big Daddy Thing

Rating: 4.29
26 votes
86
Bad Religion
Suffer

Rating: 4.29
714 votes
87
Swans
Children of God

Rating: 4.28
430 votes
88
Running Wild
Port Royal

Rating: 4.28
80 votes
89
Voivod
Nothingface

Rating: 4.28
283 votes
90
Sonic Youth
Sister

Rating: 4.28
699 votes
91
Anthrax
Among the Living

Rating: 4.27
1269 votes
92
Boogie Down Productions
By All Means Necessary

Rating: 4.27
75 votes
93
Razor
Violent Restitution

Rating: 4.27
75 votes
94
Pestilence
Consuming Impulse

Rating: 4.27
401 votes
95
The Waterboys
This Is the Sea

Rating: 4.27
22 votes
96
Motorhead
Ace of Spades

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

Rating: 4.27
26 votes
98
Overkill
The Years of Decay

Rating: 4.27
408 votes
99
Laurie Anderson
Big Science

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

Rating: 4.27
32 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
Razor
Evil Invaders

Rating: 4.26
102 votes
105
Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate

Rating: 4.26
79 votes
106
Stone
No Anaesthesia!

Rating: 4.26
33 votes
107
Holy Moses
Finished with the Dogs

Rating: 4.26
37 votes
108
Sadus
Illusions

Rating: 4.26
148 votes
109
Minor Threat
Out of Step

Rating: 4.26
363 votes
110
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets II

Rating: 4.25
294 votes
111
NoMeansNo
Wrong

Rating: 4.25
209 votes
112
Coil
Horse Rotorvator

Rating: 4.25
125 votes
113
Sodom
Persecution Mania

Rating: 4.24
404 votes
114
Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

Rating: 4.24
191 votes
115
Big Daddy Kane
Long Live The Kane

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

Rating: 4.24
181 votes
117
Psychic TV
Dreams Less Sweet

Rating: 4.24
25 votes
118
My Bloody Valentine
You Made Me Realise

Rating: 4.24
292 votes
119
Agent Steel
Unstoppable Force

Rating: 4.24
46 votes
120
This Heat
Deceit

Rating: 4.24
162 votes
121
Bad Brains
Rock For Light

Rating: 4.24
320 votes
122
The Pogues
If I Should Fall from Grace with God

Rating: 4.24
156 votes
123
Prince
1999

Rating: 4.24
208 votes
124
Eric B and Rakim
Follow the Leader

Rating: 4.24
117 votes
125
Wipers
Over the Edge

Rating: 4.23
88 votes
126
Misfits
Beware

Rating: 4.23
82 votes
127
The Chameleons
Script of the Bridge

Rating: 4.23
148 votes
128
Flotsam and Jetsam
No Place for Disgrace

Rating: 4.23
107 votes
129
Operation Ivy
Hectic

Rating: 4.23
55 votes
130
Cock Sparrer
Shock Troops

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

Rating: 4.23
496 votes
132
Testament
The Legacy

Rating: 4.23
725 votes
133
Bathory
Under the Sign of the Black Mark

Rating: 4.23
424 votes
134
The D.O.C.
No One Can Do It Better

Rating: 4.23
60 votes
135
Savatage
Gutter Ballet

Rating: 4.22
149 votes
136
Stevie Ray Vaughan
In Step

Rating: 4.22
116 votes
137
Exodus
Bonded by Blood

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

Rating: 4.22
94 votes
139
Kreator
Extreme Aggression

Rating: 4.22
494 votes
140
Eric B and Rakim
Paid in Full

Rating: 4.22
281 votes
141
De La Soul
3 Feet High and Rising

Rating: 4.22
420 votes
142
Pete Townshend
Empty Glass

Rating: 4.22
30 votes
143
Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska

Rating: 4.22
403 votes
144
Dark Angel
Darkness Descends

Rating: 4.21
347 votes
145
King's X
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

Rating: 4.21
105 votes
146
Skinny Puppy
VIVIsectVI

Rating: 4.21
130 votes
147
Paradox
Heresy

Rating: 4.21
40 votes
148
Dead Kennedys
Plastic Surgery Disasters

Rating: 4.21
513 votes
149
Sting
...Nothing Like the Sun

Rating: 4.21
45 votes
150
Sabbat
Dreamweaver

Rating: 4.21
64 votes
151
The Replacements
Tim

Rating: 4.21
275 votes
152
Deathrow
Deception Ignored

Rating: 4.21
38 votes
153
Minutemen
Paranoid Time

Rating: 4.21
50 votes
154
Japan
Tin Drum

Rating: 4.21
50 votes
155
The Cure
Pornography

Rating: 4.21
862 votes
156
R.E.M.
Murmur

Rating: 4.21
490 votes
157
Run DMC
Raising Hell

Rating: 4.21
209 votes
158
X Japan
Blue Blood

Rating: 4.2
196 votes
159
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

Rating: 4.2
592 votes
160
U2
The Joshua Tree

Rating: 4.2
1166 votes
161
W.A.S.P.
The Headless Children

Rating: 4.2
126 votes
162
Autopsy
Severed Survival

Rating: 4.2
403 votes
163
Iron Maiden
Piece of Mind

Rating: 4.2
2070 votes
164
The Pretenders
Pretenders II

Rating: 4.2
25 votes
165
New Model Army
Thunder and Consolation

Rating: 4.2
30 votes
166
Steve Roach
Dreamtime Return

Rating: 4.2
35 votes
167
Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

Rating: 4.2
1086 votes
168
Metal Church
Metal Church

Rating: 4.2
196 votes
169
King Diamond
''Them''

Rating: 4.2
265 votes
170
Scientist
Rids the World of the Curse of the Vampires

Rating: 4.2
53 votes
171
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey

Rating: 4.2
215 votes
172
Harold Budd and Brian Eno
The Pearl

Rating: 4.2
38 votes
173
Sacrifice
Forward to Termination

Rating: 4.2
38 votes
174
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Uprising

Rating: 4.2
165 votes
175
Scratch Acid
Scratch Acid

Rating: 4.2
28 votes
176
The Mekons
Fear And Whiskey

Rating: 4.2
28 votes
177
Ice-T
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What Yo

Rating: 4.2
56 votes
178
R.E.M.
Reckoning

Rating: 4.2
309 votes
179
Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring

Rating: 4.19
203 votes
180
Accept
Restless and Wild

Rating: 4.19
196 votes
181
Negative Approach
Negative Approach

Rating: 4.19
31 votes
182
Onslaught
The Force

Rating: 4.19
52 votes
183
Repulsion
Horrified

Rating: 4.19
212 votes
184
Fates Warning
Awaken the Guardian

Rating: 4.19
178 votes
185
Peter Gabriel
So

Rating: 4.19
239 votes
186
X
Wild Gift

Rating: 4.19
71 votes
187
Oingo Boingo
Only a Lad

Rating: 4.19
50 votes
188
David Bowie
Scary Monsters

Rating: 4.19
410 votes
189
Joe Satriani
Surfing With The Alien

Rating: 4.19
437 votes
190
Annihilator
Alice in Hell

Rating: 4.19
392 votes
191
Marillion
Clutching at Straws

Rating: 4.19
104 votes
192
Ozric Tentacles
Pungent Effulgent

Rating: 4.19
35 votes
193
Philip Glass
Koyaanisqatsi

Rating: 4.18
73 votes
194
Destruction
Infernal Overkill

Rating: 4.18
189 votes
195
The The
Infected

Rating: 4.18
22 votes
196
Ensemble Pittoresque
For This Is Past

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

Rating: 4.18
154 votes
198
N.W.A.
Straight Outta Compton

Rating: 4.18
851 votes
199
Kreator
Pleasure to Kill

Rating: 4.18
614 votes
200
Philip Glass
Metamorphosis I-V, for piano

Rating: 4.18
42 votes



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