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
Iron Maiden
Powerslave

Rating: 4.48
2705 votes
04
The Cure
Disintegration

Rating: 4.48
1512 votes
05
Talking Heads
Remain in Light

Rating: 4.48
970 votes
06
Kate Bush
Hounds of Love

Rating: 4.47
487 votes
07
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs

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

Rating: 4.46
839 votes
09
Pixies
Doolittle

Rating: 4.46
2113 votes
10
Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime

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

Rating: 4.45
1130 votes
12
Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime

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

Rating: 4.44
1572 votes
14
Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique

Rating: 4.44
1002 votes
15
Danny Elfman
Batman

Rating: 4.44
24 votes
16
Metallica
Master of Puppets

Rating: 4.43
6137 votes
17
Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast

Rating: 4.43
2995 votes
18
Diamond Head
Lightning to the Nations

Rating: 4.42
305 votes
19
Diamanda Galas
The Litanies of Satan

Rating: 4.42
32 votes
20
Rush
Moving Pictures

Rating: 4.42
2208 votes
21
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Rating: 4.42
61 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
444 votes
26
Operation Ivy
Energy

Rating: 4.4
680 votes
27
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

Rating: 4.4
1663 votes
28
Mercyful Fate
Melissa

Rating: 4.4
492 votes
29
Descendents
Milo Goes to College

Rating: 4.4
709 votes
30
Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Rating: 4.4
447 votes
31
Dio
Holy Diver

Rating: 4.4
1044 votes
32
Bad Brains
Bad Brains

Rating: 4.39
818 votes
33
Joy Division
Closer

Rating: 4.39
1294 votes
34
Metallica
Ride the Lightning

Rating: 4.39
5347 votes
35
Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me

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

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

Rating: 4.37
202 votes
38
King Diamond
Abigail

Rating: 4.37
400 votes
39
Paul Simon
Graceland

Rating: 4.37
302 votes
40
Jason Becker
Perpetual Burn

Rating: 4.37
147 votes
41
Bathory
Blood Fire Death

Rating: 4.37
695 votes
42
Morbid Angel
Altars of Madness

Rating: 4.36
1024 votes
43
Slayer
Reign in Blood

Rating: 4.36
3419 votes
44
Peter Gabriel
Melt

Rating: 4.35
215 votes
45
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Rating: 4.35
46 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
1320 votes
49
Los Jaivas
Alturas de Machu Picchu

Rating: 4.33
27 votes
50
Misfits
Walk Among Us

Rating: 4.33
624 votes
51
Coroner
No More Color

Rating: 4.33
274 votes
52
Crimson Glory
Transcendence

Rating: 4.33
99 votes
53
Glenn Gould
Goldberg Variations

Rating: 4.33
23 votes
54
Naked City
Naked City

Rating: 4.32
313 votes
55
The Replacements
Let It Be

Rating: 4.32
442 votes
56
Michael Jackson
Thriller

Rating: 4.32
1005 votes
57
The Waterboys
Fisherman's Blues

Rating: 4.32
22 votes
58
Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Rating: 4.31
1909 votes
59
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden

Rating: 4.31
404 votes
60
Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones

Rating: 4.31
421 votes
61
Manilla Road
Mystification

Rating: 4.31
29 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
Sepultura
Beneath the Remains

Rating: 4.31
823 votes
66
Bad Religion
No Control

Rating: 4.31
705 votes
67
Candlemass
Nightfall

Rating: 4.31
324 votes
68
Husker Du
Zen Arcade

Rating: 4.3
579 votes
69
Megadeth
Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

Rating: 4.3
2634 votes
70
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Couldn't Stand the Weather

Rating: 4.3
173 votes
71
Dead Can Dance
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun

Rating: 4.3
256 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
Voivod
Dimension Hatross

Rating: 4.29
275 votes
77
John Williams
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Soundtrack)

Rating: 4.29
34 votes
78
Godflesh
Streetcleaner

Rating: 4.29
387 votes
79
Terrorizer
World Downfall

Rating: 4.29
266 votes
80
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I

Rating: 4.29
577 votes
81
Swans
Children of God

Rating: 4.29
420 votes
82
Pixies
Surfer Rosa

Rating: 4.29
1623 votes
83
Rush
Permanent Waves

Rating: 4.29
1173 votes
84
Wipers
Youth of America

Rating: 4.29
160 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
264 votes
88
Christian Death
Catastrophe Ballet

Rating: 4.28
29 votes
89
Running Wild
Port Royal

Rating: 4.28
78 votes
90
Bad Religion
Suffer

Rating: 4.28
706 votes
91
Pestilence
Consuming Impulse

Rating: 4.27
391 votes
92
Fates Warning
Perfect Symmetry

Rating: 4.27
165 votes
93
Voivod
Nothingface

Rating: 4.27
277 votes
94
Sonic Youth
Sister

Rating: 4.27
690 votes
95
Anthrax
Among the Living

Rating: 4.27
1259 votes
96
Overkill
The Years of Decay

Rating: 4.27
400 votes
97
Motorhead
Ace of Spades

Rating: 4.27
614 votes
98
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rating: 4.27
32 votes
99
Razor
Evil Invaders

Rating: 4.27
98 votes
100
Allan Holdsworth
Metal Fatigue

Rating: 4.27
49 votes
101
Sadus
Illusions

Rating: 4.26
145 votes
102
The Waterboys
This Is the Sea

Rating: 4.26
21 votes
103
Ennio Morricone
Once Upon a Time in America

Rating: 4.26
25 votes
104
Minor Threat
Out of Step

Rating: 4.26
360 votes
105
Judge
New York Crew

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

Rating: 4.25
65 votes
107
Paradox
Heresy

Rating: 4.25
36 votes
108
Wipers
Over the Edge

Rating: 4.25
90 votes
109
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets II

Rating: 4.25
290 votes
110
Razor
Violent Restitution

Rating: 4.25
69 votes
111
Sodom
Persecution Mania

Rating: 4.24
395 votes
112
Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate

Rating: 4.24
74 votes
113
Stone
No Anaesthesia!

Rating: 4.24
31 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
NoMeansNo
Wrong

Rating: 4.24
206 votes
117
Psychic TV
Dreams Less Sweet

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

Rating: 4.24
287 votes
119
The Pogues
Rum Sodomy & the Lash

Rating: 4.24
179 votes
120
Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

Rating: 4.24
188 votes
121
Bad Brains
Rock For Light

Rating: 4.23
315 votes
122
Prince
1999

Rating: 4.23
203 votes
123
Laurie Anderson
Big Science

Rating: 4.23
56 votes
124
Exodus
Bonded by Blood

Rating: 4.23
748 votes
125
Eric B and Rakim
Follow the Leader

Rating: 4.23
115 votes
126
Testament
The Legacy

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

Rating: 4.23
146 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
Operation Ivy
Hectic

Rating: 4.23
55 votes
132
This Heat
Deceit

Rating: 4.23
161 votes
133
Cock Sparrer
Shock Troops

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

Rating: 4.23
60 votes
135
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II

Rating: 4.22
489 votes
136
Negative Approach
Negative Approach

Rating: 4.22
29 votes
137
Flotsam and Jetsam
No Place for Disgrace

Rating: 4.22
105 votes
138
Scratch Acid
Scratch Acid

Rating: 4.22
27 votes
139
Agent Steel
Unstoppable Force

Rating: 4.22
45 votes
140
Sabbat
Dreamweaver

Rating: 4.22
63 votes
141
Kreator
Extreme Aggression

Rating: 4.22
489 votes
142
Stevie Ray Vaughan
In Step

Rating: 4.22
115 votes
143
Bathory
Under the Sign of the Black Mark

Rating: 4.22
416 votes
144
King's X
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

Rating: 4.22
104 votes
145
Savatage
Gutter Ballet

Rating: 4.22
149 votes
146
Slick Rick
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Rating: 4.22
94 votes
147
Pete Townshend
Empty Glass

Rating: 4.22
30 votes
148
Scientist
Rids the World of the Curse of the Vampires

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

Rating: 4.22
483 votes
150
Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska

Rating: 4.22
400 votes
151
Dark Angel
Darkness Descends

Rating: 4.21
342 votes
152
De La Soul
3 Feet High and Rising

Rating: 4.21
419 votes
153
Skinny Puppy
VIVIsectVI

Rating: 4.21
128 votes
154
Eric B and Rakim
Paid in Full

Rating: 4.21
278 votes
155
Deathrow
Deception Ignored

Rating: 4.21
38 votes
156
Dead Kennedys
Plastic Surgery Disasters

Rating: 4.21
502 votes
157
The Replacements
Tim

Rating: 4.21
272 votes
158
Accept
Restless And Wild

Rating: 4.21
185 votes
159
Japan
Tin Drum

Rating: 4.2
49 votes
160
Autopsy
Severed Survival

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

Rating: 4.2
577 votes
162
New Model Army
Thunder and Consolation

Rating: 4.2
30 votes
163
Steve Roach
Dreamtime Return

Rating: 4.2
35 votes
164
Repulsion
Horrified

Rating: 4.2
205 votes
165
The Cure
Pornography

Rating: 4.2
850 votes
166
Run DMC
Raising Hell

Rating: 4.2
206 votes
167
Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

Rating: 4.2
1082 votes
168
Iron Maiden
Piece of Mind

Rating: 4.2
2055 votes
169
Metal Church
Metal Church

Rating: 4.2
194 votes
170
U2
The Joshua Tree

Rating: 4.2
1157 votes
171
Sting
...Nothing Like the Sun

Rating: 4.2
43 votes
172
Sacrifice
Forward to Termination

Rating: 4.2
38 votes
173
R.E.M.
Reckoning

Rating: 4.2
307 votes
174
Ice-T
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What Yo

Rating: 4.2
56 votes
175
W.A.S.P.
The Headless Children

Rating: 4.2
125 votes
176
Ensemble Pittoresque
For This Is Past

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

Rating: 4.2
197 votes
178
X Japan
Blue Blood

Rating: 4.2
192 votes
179
King Diamond
''Them''

Rating: 4.19
258 votes
180
X
Wild Gift

Rating: 4.19
70 votes
181
Annihilator
Alice in Hell

Rating: 4.19
385 votes
182
Oingo Boingo
Only a Lad

Rating: 4.19
50 votes
183
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Uprising

Rating: 4.19
166 votes
184
Joe Satriani
Surfing With The Alien

Rating: 4.19
434 votes
185
David Bowie
Scary Monsters

Rating: 4.19
399 votes
186
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey

Rating: 4.18
212 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
Kreator
Pleasure to Kill

Rating: 4.18
605 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
Marillion
Script for a Jester's Tear

Rating: 4.18
154 votes
197
Crimson Glory
Crimson Glory

Rating: 4.18
70 votes
198
Philip Glass
Metamorphosis I-V, for piano

Rating: 4.18
42 votes
199
Marillion
Clutching at Straws

Rating: 4.18
104 votes
200
Cardiacs
A Little Man and a House...

Rating: 4.18
31 votes



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