Best Albums of 1980

Genre:  Year:  

01
Geinoh Yamashirogumi
Akira (Original Motion Picture Soundtrac

Rating: 4.52
21 votes
02
Iron Maiden
Powerslave

Rating: 4.48
2722 votes
03
The Cure
Disintegration

Rating: 4.48
1527 votes
04
Talking Heads
Remain in Light

Rating: 4.48
991 votes
05
Kate Bush
Hounds of Love

Rating: 4.47
493 votes
06
Danny Elfman
Batman

Rating: 4.46
25 votes
07
Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us

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

Rating: 4.45
528 votes
09
Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime

Rating: 4.45
960 votes
10
Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Rating: 4.45
1151 votes
11
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs

Rating: 4.45
869 votes
12
Pixies
Doolittle

Rating: 4.45
2126 votes
13
The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead

Rating: 4.44
1589 votes
14
Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique

Rating: 4.44
1009 votes
15
Metallica
Master of Puppets

Rating: 4.43
6183 votes
16
Diamond Head
Lightning to the Nations

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

Rating: 4.43
3018 votes
18
Diamanda Galas
The Litanies of Satan

Rating: 4.42
32 votes
19
Rush
Moving Pictures

Rating: 4.42
2219 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
429 votes
23
Minor Threat
Minor Threat

Rating: 4.41
447 votes
24
Operation Ivy
Energy

Rating: 4.4
684 votes
25
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

Rating: 4.4
1673 votes
26
Los Jaivas
Alturas de Machu Picchu

Rating: 4.4
30 votes
27
Mercyful Fate
Melissa

Rating: 4.4
503 votes
28
Descendents
Milo Goes to College

Rating: 4.4
723 votes
29
Dio
Holy Diver

Rating: 4.4
1050 votes
30
Bad Brains
Bad Brains

Rating: 4.39
833 votes
31
Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Rating: 4.39
454 votes
32
Metallica
Ride the Lightning

Rating: 4.39
5389 votes
33
Joy Division
Closer

Rating: 4.38
1310 votes
34
Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me

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

Rating: 4.38
459 votes
36
King Diamond
Abigail

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

Rating: 4.37
202 votes
38
Jason Becker
Perpetual Burn

Rating: 4.37
147 votes
39
Bathory
Blood Fire Death

Rating: 4.37
707 votes
40
Paul Simon
Graceland

Rating: 4.37
306 votes
41
Peter Gabriel
Melt

Rating: 4.36
218 votes
42
Morbid Angel
Altars of Madness

Rating: 4.36
1031 votes
43
Slayer
Reign in Blood

Rating: 4.36
3454 votes
44
Morbid Saint
Spectrum of Death

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

Rating: 4.34
45 votes
46
Manilla Road
Mystification

Rating: 4.34
28 votes
47
Misfits
Walk Among Us

Rating: 4.34
628 votes
48
Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell

Rating: 4.33
1328 votes
49
Coroner
No More Color

Rating: 4.33
280 votes
50
Toxik
Think This

Rating: 4.33
162 votes
51
Pure
Fetor

Rating: 4.33
23 votes
52
Glenn Gould
Goldberg Variations

Rating: 4.33
23 votes
53
Naked City
Naked City

Rating: 4.32
316 votes
54
Crimson Glory
Transcendence

Rating: 4.32
98 votes
55
The Replacements
Let It Be

Rating: 4.32
448 votes
56
The Waterboys
Fisherman's Blues

Rating: 4.32
22 votes
57
Michael Jackson
Thriller

Rating: 4.32
1014 votes
58
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden

Rating: 4.32
411 votes
59
Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Rating: 4.31
1921 votes
60
Sodom
Agent Orange

Rating: 4.31
559 votes
61
Saint Vitus
Born Too Late

Rating: 4.31
169 votes
62
Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones

Rating: 4.31
428 votes
63
Dun
Eros

Rating: 4.31
52 votes
64
Sepultura
Beneath the Remains

Rating: 4.31
827 votes
65
Bad Religion
No Control

Rating: 4.31
708 votes
66
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Couldn't Stand the Weather

Rating: 4.3
174 votes
67
Husker Du
Zen Arcade

Rating: 4.3
583 votes
68
Faith/Void
Split

Rating: 4.3
28 votes
69
Dead Can Dance
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun

Rating: 4.3
258 votes
70
Candlemass
Nightfall

Rating: 4.3
327 votes
71
Megadeth
Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

Rating: 4.3
2657 votes
72
Christian Death
Catastrophe Ballet

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

Rating: 4.3
42 votes
74
Voivod
Dimension Hatross

Rating: 4.3
278 votes
75
Terrorizer
World Downfall

Rating: 4.3
270 votes
76
Kate Bush
The Dreaming

Rating: 4.29
267 votes
77
Pixies
Surfer Rosa

Rating: 4.29
1633 votes
78
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I

Rating: 4.29
579 votes
79
Godflesh
Streetcleaner

Rating: 4.29
392 votes
80
Rush
Permanent Waves

Rating: 4.29
1178 votes
81
Big Daddy Kane
It's A Big Daddy Thing

Rating: 4.29
26 votes
82
John Williams
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Soundtrack)

Rating: 4.29
33 votes
83
The Enid
Something Wicked This Way Comes

Rating: 4.29
21 votes
84
Swans
Children of God

Rating: 4.28
425 votes
85
Wipers
Youth of America

Rating: 4.28
160 votes
86
Bad Religion
Suffer

Rating: 4.28
713 votes
87
Fates Warning
Perfect Symmetry

Rating: 4.28
165 votes
88
Holy Moses
Finished with the Dogs

Rating: 4.28
36 votes
89
Voivod
Nothingface

Rating: 4.28
282 votes
90
Boogie Down Productions
By All Means Necessary

Rating: 4.27
75 votes
91
The Waterboys
This Is the Sea

Rating: 4.27
22 votes
92
Anthrax
Among the Living

Rating: 4.27
1265 votes
93
Running Wild
Port Royal

Rating: 4.27
79 votes
94
Pestilence
Consuming Impulse

Rating: 4.27
399 votes
95
Motorhead
Ace of Spades

Rating: 4.27
622 votes
96
Sonic Youth
Sister

Rating: 4.27
697 votes
97
Razor
Evil Invaders

Rating: 4.27
101 votes
98
Laurie Anderson
Big Science

Rating: 4.27
58 votes
99
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rating: 4.27
32 votes
100
Overkill
The Years of Decay

Rating: 4.27
405 votes
101
Allan Holdsworth
Metal Fatigue

Rating: 4.27
49 votes
102
Sadus
Illusions

Rating: 4.27
147 votes
103
Judge
New York Crew

Rating: 4.26
36 votes
104
Razor
Violent Restitution

Rating: 4.26
74 votes
105
Ennio Morricone
Once Upon a Time in America

Rating: 4.26
25 votes
106
Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate

Rating: 4.26
77 votes
107
Stone
No Anaesthesia!

Rating: 4.26
33 votes
108
Minor Threat
Out of Step

Rating: 4.26
364 votes
109
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets II

Rating: 4.25
292 votes
110
Sodom
Persecution Mania

Rating: 4.25
401 votes
111
NoMeansNo
Wrong

Rating: 4.24
209 votes
112
Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

Rating: 4.24
192 votes
113
Big Daddy Kane
Long Live The Kane

Rating: 4.24
64 votes
114
Riot
Thundersteel

Rating: 4.24
60 votes
115
The Pogues
Rum Sodomy & the Lash

Rating: 4.24
181 votes
116
Psychic TV
Dreams Less Sweet

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

Rating: 4.24
290 votes
118
The Pogues
If I Should Fall from Grace with God

Rating: 4.24
156 votes
119
Bad Brains
Rock For Light

Rating: 4.24
320 votes
120
Prince
1999

Rating: 4.24
206 votes
121
Eric B and Rakim
Follow the Leader

Rating: 4.24
117 votes
122
Coil
Horse Rotorvator

Rating: 4.23
126 votes
123
Wipers
Over the Edge

Rating: 4.23
88 votes
124
Misfits
Beware

Rating: 4.23
82 votes
125
Flotsam and Jetsam
No Place for Disgrace

Rating: 4.23
107 votes
126
Operation Ivy
Hectic

Rating: 4.23
55 votes
127
Cock Sparrer
Shock Troops

Rating: 4.23
31 votes
128
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II

Rating: 4.23
492 votes
129
The D.O.C.
No One Can Do It Better

Rating: 4.23
60 votes
130
Exodus
Bonded by Blood

Rating: 4.22
754 votes
131
Minutemen
Paranoid Time

Rating: 4.22
49 votes
132
Testament
The Legacy

Rating: 4.22
720 votes
133
This Heat
Deceit

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

Rating: 4.22
420 votes
135
Paradox
Heresy

Rating: 4.22
38 votes
136
Savatage
Gutter Ballet

Rating: 4.22
150 votes
137
The Chameleons
Script of the Bridge

Rating: 4.22
148 votes
138
Scientist
Rids the World of the Curse of the Vampires

Rating: 4.22
52 votes
139
Stevie Ray Vaughan
In Step

Rating: 4.22
116 votes
140
Kreator
Extreme Aggression

Rating: 4.22
493 votes
141
Slick Rick
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Rating: 4.22
94 votes
142
Agent Steel
Unstoppable Force

Rating: 4.22
46 votes
143
Eric B and Rakim
Paid in Full

Rating: 4.22
281 votes
144
Pete Townshend
Empty Glass

Rating: 4.22
30 votes
145
Sabbat
Dreamweaver

Rating: 4.21
63 votes
146
King's X
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

Rating: 4.21
105 votes
147
Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska

Rating: 4.21
402 votes
148
Skinny Puppy
VIVIsectVI

Rating: 4.21
130 votes
149
Dark Angel
Darkness Descends

Rating: 4.21
344 votes
150
Dead Kennedys
Plastic Surgery Disasters

Rating: 4.21
511 votes
151
The Replacements
Tim

Rating: 4.21
276 votes
152
Sting
...Nothing Like the Sun

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

Rating: 4.21
420 votes
154
Deathrow
Deception Ignored

Rating: 4.21
38 votes
155
Japan
Tin Drum

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

Rating: 4.21
488 votes
157
Accept
Restless And Wild

Rating: 4.21
192 votes
158
Run DMC
Raising Hell

Rating: 4.21
207 votes
159
The Cure
Pornography

Rating: 4.2
860 votes
160
X Japan
Blue Blood

Rating: 4.2
195 votes
161
Autopsy
Severed Survival

Rating: 4.2
402 votes
162
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

Rating: 4.2
587 votes
163
Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

Rating: 4.2
1087 votes
164
New Model Army
Thunder and Consolation

Rating: 4.2
30 votes
165
Steve Roach
Dreamtime Return

Rating: 4.2
35 votes
166
King Diamond
''Them''

Rating: 4.2
264 votes
167
Iron Maiden
Piece of Mind

Rating: 4.2
2068 votes
168
U2
The Joshua Tree

Rating: 4.2
1160 votes
169
Repulsion
Horrified

Rating: 4.2
210 votes
170
R.E.M.
Reckoning

Rating: 4.2
309 votes
171
Sacrifice
Forward to Termination

Rating: 4.2
38 votes
172
Ice-T
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What Yo

Rating: 4.2
56 votes
173
Scratch Acid
Scratch Acid

Rating: 4.2
28 votes
174
The Mekons
Fear And Whiskey

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

Rating: 4.2
125 votes
176
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Uprising

Rating: 4.2
166 votes
177
Ensemble Pittoresque
For This Is Past

Rating: 4.2
23 votes
178
Negative Approach
Negative Approach

Rating: 4.19
31 votes
179
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey

Rating: 4.19
215 votes
180
X
Wild Gift

Rating: 4.19
71 votes
181
Oingo Boingo
Only a Lad

Rating: 4.19
50 votes
182
Annihilator
Alice in Hell

Rating: 4.19
390 votes
183
Metal Church
Metal Church

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

Rating: 4.19
437 votes
185
Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring

Rating: 4.19
203 votes
186
David Bowie
Scary Monsters

Rating: 4.19
404 votes
187
Marillion
Clutching at Straws

Rating: 4.19
105 votes
188
Peter Gabriel
So

Rating: 4.19
240 votes
189
Philip Glass
Koyaanisqatsi

Rating: 4.18
73 votes
190
Fates Warning
Awaken the Guardian

Rating: 4.18
175 votes
191
The The
Infected

Rating: 4.18
22 votes
192
Kreator
Pleasure to Kill

Rating: 4.18
609 votes
193
N.W.A.
Straight Outta Compton

Rating: 4.18
851 votes
194
Stiff Little Fingers
Nobody's Hero

Rating: 4.18
50 votes
195
Harold Budd and Brian Eno
The Pearl

Rating: 4.18
39 votes
196
Philip Glass
Metamorphosis I-V, for piano

Rating: 4.18
42 votes
197
Cardiacs
A Little Man and a House...

Rating: 4.18
31 votes
198
Dinosaur Jr.
Bug

Rating: 4.18
454 votes
199
Destruction
Infernal Overkill

Rating: 4.18
189 votes
200
Wipers
Is This Real?

Rating: 4.18
127 votes



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