Best Albums of 1980


01
Geinoh Yamashirogumi
Akira (Original Motion Picture Soundtrac

4.52
21 votes
02
The Cure
Disintegration

4.48
1543 votes
03
Iron Maiden
Powerslave

4.48
2731 votes
04
Talking Heads
Remain in Light

4.48
1002 votes
05
Kate Bush
Hounds of Love

4.47
504 votes
06
Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime

4.47
540 votes
07
Danny Elfman
Batman

4.46
25 votes
08
Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us

4.46
852 votes
09
Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime

4.45
973 votes
10
Pixies
Doolittle

4.45
2132 votes
11
The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead

4.45
1599 votes
12
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs

4.45
879 votes
13
Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

4.45
1156 votes
14
Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique

4.44
1012 votes
15
Metallica
Master of Puppets

4.44
6220 votes
16
Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast

4.43
3033 votes
17
Diamanda Galas
The Litanies of Satan

4.42
33 votes
18
Rush
Moving Pictures

4.42
2237 votes
19
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

4.42
60 votes
20
Diamond Head
Lightning to the Nations

4.42
312 votes
21
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Texas Flood

4.41
387 votes
22
Prince
Purple Rain

4.41
434 votes
23
Minor Threat
Minor Threat

4.41
453 votes
24
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

4.4
1684 votes
25
Operation Ivy
Energy

4.4
689 votes
26
Mercyful Fate
Melissa

4.4
504 votes
27
Descendents
Milo Goes to College

4.4
731 votes
28
Dio
Holy Diver

4.4
1060 votes
29
Metallica
Ride the Lightning

4.39
5426 votes
30
Joy Division
Closer

4.39
1332 votes
31
Bad Brains
Bad Brains

4.39
838 votes
32
Los Jaivas
Alturas de Machu Picchu

4.39
31 votes
33
Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

4.39
458 votes
34
Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me

4.38
886 votes
35
Mercyful Fate
Don't Break the Oath

4.38
462 votes
36
King Diamond
Abigail

4.38
409 votes
37
Prince
Sign o' the Times

4.37
208 votes
38
Paul Simon
Graceland

4.37
306 votes
39
Bathory
Blood Fire Death

4.37
713 votes
40
Pure
Fetor

4.37
23 votes
41
Jason Becker
Perpetual Burn

4.37
147 votes
42
Peter Gabriel
Melt

4.36
218 votes
43
Morbid Angel
Altars of Madness

4.36
1037 votes
44
Slayer
Reign in Blood

4.36
3462 votes
45
Morbid Saint
Spectrum of Death

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

4.34
45 votes
47
Manilla Road
Mystification

4.34
31 votes
48
Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell

4.34
1345 votes
49
Misfits
Walk Among Us

4.33
635 votes
50
Toxik
Think This

4.33
164 votes
51
The Replacements
Let It Be

4.33
453 votes
52
Coroner
No More Color

4.33
281 votes
53
Glenn Gould
Goldberg Variations

4.33
23 votes
54
Naked City
Naked City

4.33
320 votes
55
Christian Death
Catastrophe Ballet

4.32
31 votes
56
Crimson Glory
Transcendence

4.32
101 votes
57
The Waterboys
Fisherman's Blues

4.32
22 votes
58
The Enid
Something Wicked This Way Comes

4.32
22 votes
59
Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

4.32
1929 votes
60
Michael Jackson
Thriller

4.32
1017 votes
61
Saint Vitus
Born Too Late

4.32
171 votes
62
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden

4.32
411 votes
63
Sodom
Agent Orange

4.31
561 votes
64
Husker Du
Zen Arcade

4.31
589 votes
65
John Williams
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Soundtrack)

4.31
34 votes
66
Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones

4.31
436 votes
67
Kate Bush
The Dreaming

4.31
271 votes
68
Dead Can Dance
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun

4.3
261 votes
69
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Couldn't Stand the Weather

4.3
174 votes
70
Wipers
Youth of America

4.3
166 votes
71
Bad Religion
No Control

4.3
715 votes
72
Megadeth
Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

4.3
2670 votes
73
Sepultura
Beneath the Remains

4.3
833 votes
74
Candlemass
Nightfall

4.3
329 votes
75
Vinnie Moore
Mind's Eye

4.3
42 votes
76
Big Daddy Kane
It's A Big Daddy Thing

4.3
27 votes
77
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I

4.29
590 votes
78
Pixies
Surfer Rosa

4.29
1639 votes
79
Terrorizer
World Downfall

4.29
275 votes
80
Godflesh
Streetcleaner

4.29
391 votes
81
Rush
Permanent Waves

4.29
1192 votes
82
Swans
Children of God

4.29
437 votes
83
Dun
Eros

4.29
52 votes
84
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

4.29
33 votes
85
Voivod
Dimension Hatross

4.28
282 votes
86
Fates Warning
Perfect Symmetry

4.28
172 votes
87
Bad Religion
Suffer

4.28
722 votes
88
Voivod
Nothingface

4.28
284 votes
89
Sonic Youth
Sister

4.28
702 votes
90
Anthrax
Among the Living

4.27
1274 votes
91
Boogie Down Productions
By All Means Necessary

4.27
75 votes
92
Razor
Violent Restitution

4.27
75 votes
93
The Waterboys
This Is the Sea

4.27
22 votes
94
Pestilence
Consvming Impvlse

4.27
404 votes
95
Running Wild
Port Royal

4.27
81 votes
96
Holy Moses
Finished with the Dogs

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

4.27
26 votes
98
Motorhead
Ace of Spades

4.27
628 votes
99
Overkill
The Years of Decay

4.27
407 votes
100
Laurie Anderson
Big Science

4.27
58 votes
101
Allan Holdsworth
Metal Fatigue

4.27
49 votes
102
Judge
New York Crew

4.26
36 votes
103
Riot
Thundersteel

4.26
61 votes
104
Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate

4.26
79 votes
105
Faith/Void
Split

4.26
29 votes
106
Stone
No Anaesthesia!

4.26
33 votes
107
Razor
Evil Invaders

4.26
101 votes
108
Sadus
Illusions

4.26
148 votes
109
Minor Threat
Out of Step

4.25
366 votes
110
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets II

4.25
298 votes
111
Coil
Horse Rotorvator

4.25
127 votes
112
Wipers
Over the Edge

4.25
93 votes
113
NoMeansNo
Wrong

4.25
214 votes
114
Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

4.24
191 votes
115
Sodom
Persecution Mania

4.24
405 votes
116
Big Daddy Kane
Long Live The Kane

4.24
66 votes
117
My Bloody Valentine
You Made Me Realise

4.24
295 votes
118
Prince
1999

4.24
209 votes
119
Psychic TV
Dreams Less Sweet

4.24
25 votes
120
This Heat
Deceit

4.24
163 votes
121
The Pogues
Rum Sodomy & the Lash

4.24
180 votes
122
Cock Sparrer
Shock Troops

4.23
30 votes
123
The Pogues
If I Should Fall from Grace with God

4.23
155 votes
124
Misfits
Beware

4.23
82 votes
125
The Chameleons
Script of the Bridge

4.23
149 votes
126
Eric B and Rakim
Follow the Leader

4.23
119 votes
127
Flotsam and Jetsam
No Place for Disgrace

4.23
107 votes
128
Bad Brains
Rock For Light

4.23
320 votes
129
Operation Ivy
Hectic

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

4.23
60 votes
131
Savatage
Gutter Ballet

4.22
149 votes
132
Testament
The Legacy

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

4.22
501 votes
134
Stevie Ray Vaughan
In Step

4.22
116 votes
135
Kreator
Extreme Aggression

4.22
496 votes
136
Bathory
Under the Sign of the Black Mark

4.22
428 votes
137
Exodus
Bonded by Blood

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

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

4.22
108 votes
140
Ensemble Pittoresque
For This Is Past

4.22
23 votes
141
Eric B and Rakim
Paid in Full

4.22
281 votes
142
Pete Townshend
Empty Glass

4.22
30 votes
143
Dark Angel
Darkness Descends

4.22
348 votes
144
The Replacements
Tim

4.21
278 votes
145
Skinny Puppy
VIVIsectVI

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

4.21
421 votes
147
The Cure
Pornography

4.21
869 votes
148
Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska

4.21
406 votes
149
Paradox
Heresy

4.21
40 votes
150
Dead Kennedys
Plastic Surgery Disasters

4.21
518 votes
151
The Pretenders
Pretenders II

4.21
26 votes
152
Sabbat
Dreamweaver

4.21
64 votes
153
Deathrow
Deception Ignored

4.21
38 votes
154
X Japan
Blue Blood

4.21
195 votes
155
Japan
Tin Drum

4.21
50 votes
156
Run DMC
Raising Hell

4.21
209 votes
157
R.E.M.
Murmur

4.21
493 votes
158
U2
The Joshua Tree

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

4.2
127 votes
160
Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

4.2
1098 votes
161
Autopsy
Severed Survival

4.2
403 votes
162
Cardiacs
A Little Man and a House...

4.2
32 votes
163
Agent Steel
Unstoppable Force

4.2
47 votes
164
Steve Roach
Dreamtime Return

4.2
35 votes
165
Sting
...Nothing Like the Sun

4.2
45 votes
166
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

4.2
598 votes
167
Iron Maiden
Piece of Mind

4.2
2077 votes
168
Fates Warning
Awaken the Guardian

4.2
181 votes
169
King Diamond
''Them''

4.2
265 votes
170
Metal Church
Metal Church

4.2
197 votes
171
Harold Budd and Brian Eno
The Pearl

4.2
38 votes
172
Sacrifice
Forward to Termination

4.2
38 votes
173
Ice-T
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What Yo

4.2
56 votes
174
Scratch Acid
Scratch Acid

4.2
28 votes
175
The Mekons
Fear And Whiskey

4.2
28 votes
176
Philip Glass
Koyaanisqatsi

4.2
74 votes
177
Scientist
Rids the World of the Curse of the Vampires

4.19
54 votes
178
Ozric Tentacles
Pungent Effulgent

4.19
36 votes
179
Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring

4.19
205 votes
180
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey

4.19
218 votes
181
R.E.M.
Reckoning

4.19
313 votes
182
Peter Gabriel
So

4.19
240 votes
183
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Uprising

4.19
165 votes
184
Accept
Restless and Wild

4.19
197 votes
185
X
Wild Gift

4.19
71 votes
186
Oingo Boingo
Only a Lad

4.19
50 votes
187
David Bowie
Scary Monsters

4.19
413 votes
188
Repulsion
Horrified

4.19
216 votes
189
Annihilator
Alice in Hell

4.19
392 votes
190
Minutemen
Paranoid Time

4.19
51 votes
191
Marillion
Clutching at Straws

4.19
105 votes
192
Joe Satriani
Surfing With The Alien

4.19
438 votes
193
The The
Infected

4.18
22 votes
194
N.W.A.
Straight Outta Compton

4.18
854 votes
195
Destruction
Infernal Overkill

4.18
189 votes
196
Mission of Burma
Signals, Calls, and Marches

4.18
156 votes
197
Kreator
Pleasure to Kill

4.18
614 votes
198
Onslaught
The Force

4.18
53 votes
199
Dinosaur Jr.
Bug

4.18
462 votes
200
Philip Glass
Metamorphosis I-V, for piano

4.18
42 votes



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