Best Albums of 1980

Genre:  Year:  

01
Iron Maiden
Powerslave

Rating: 4.48
2612 votes
02
Talking Heads
Remain in Light

Rating: 4.48
910 votes
03
Tom Waits
Rain Dogs

Rating: 4.48
816 votes
04
The Cure
Disintegration

Rating: 4.47
1432 votes
05
Kate Bush
Hounds of Love

Rating: 4.47
476 votes
06
Pixies
Doolittle

Rating: 4.46
2045 votes
07
Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime

Rating: 4.46
892 votes
08
The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead

Rating: 4.46
1490 votes
09
Minutemen
Double Nickels on the Dime

Rating: 4.45
485 votes
10
Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us

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

Rating: 4.45
1094 votes
12
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Rating: 4.44
54 votes
13
Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique

Rating: 4.44
978 votes
14
Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast

Rating: 4.43
2906 votes
15
Metallica
Master of Puppets

Rating: 4.43
5952 votes
16
Rush
Moving Pictures

Rating: 4.42
2132 votes
17
Diamond Head
Lightning to the Nations

Rating: 4.42
288 votes
18
Danny Elfman
Batman

Rating: 4.41
23 votes
19
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Texas Flood

Rating: 4.41
370 votes
20
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

Rating: 4.41
1612 votes
21
Jason Becker
Perpetual Burn

Rating: 4.41
143 votes
22
Minor Threat
Minor Threat

Rating: 4.4
424 votes
23
Operation Ivy
Energy

Rating: 4.4
670 votes
24
Dio
Holy Diver

Rating: 4.4
1011 votes
25
Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Rating: 4.4
420 votes
26
Diamanda Galas
The Litanies of Satan

Rating: 4.4
29 votes
27
Mercyful Fate
Melissa

Rating: 4.4
477 votes
28
Descendents
Milo Goes to College

Rating: 4.4
686 votes
29
Prince
Purple Rain

Rating: 4.39
405 votes
30
Joy Division
Closer

Rating: 4.39
1242 votes
31
Bad Brains
Bad Brains

Rating: 4.39
795 votes
32
Metallica
Ride the Lightning

Rating: 4.38
5165 votes
33
Mercyful Fate
Don't Break the Oath

Rating: 4.38
439 votes
34
Paul Simon
Graceland

Rating: 4.38
287 votes
35
Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me

Rating: 4.38
812 votes
36
Prince
Sign O' The Times

Rating: 4.37
195 votes
37
John Williams
Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Rating: 4.37
41 votes
38
Morbid Angel
Altars of Madness

Rating: 4.36
987 votes
39
The Band
The Last Waltz [DVD]

Rating: 4.36
22 votes
40
King Diamond
Abigail

Rating: 4.36
383 votes
41
Peter Gabriel
Melt

Rating: 4.36
205 votes
42
Slayer
Reign in Blood

Rating: 4.36
3336 votes
43
Bathory
Blood Fire Death

Rating: 4.35
660 votes
44
Toxik
Think This

Rating: 4.35
152 votes
45
The Replacements
Let It Be

Rating: 4.34
422 votes
46
Morbid Saint
Spectrum of Death

Rating: 4.34
223 votes
47
Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell

Rating: 4.34
1274 votes
48
Misfits
Walk Among Us

Rating: 4.33
604 votes
49
Boogie Down Productions
By All Means Necessary

Rating: 4.33
72 votes
50
Allan Holdsworth
Metal Fatigue

Rating: 4.33
41 votes
51
Swans
Children of God

Rating: 4.32
358 votes
52
Crimson Glory
Transcendence

Rating: 4.32
95 votes
53
Glenn Gould
Goldberg Variations

Rating: 4.32
22 votes
54
Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Rating: 4.31
1848 votes
55
Coroner
No More Color

Rating: 4.31
244 votes
56
Michael Jackson
Thriller

Rating: 4.31
953 votes
57
Husker Du
Zen Arcade

Rating: 4.31
556 votes
58
Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones

Rating: 4.31
406 votes
59
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Couldn't Stand the Weather

Rating: 4.31
164 votes
60
Sepultura
Beneath the Remains

Rating: 4.31
798 votes
61
Scratch Acid
Scratch Acid

Rating: 4.3
23 votes
62
Megadeth
Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

Rating: 4.3
2554 votes
63
John Williams
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Soundtrack)

Rating: 4.3
33 votes
64
David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive

Rating: 4.3
60 votes
65
Sodom
Agent Orange

Rating: 4.3
539 votes
66
Saint Vitus
Born Too Late

Rating: 4.3
149 votes
67
Dun
Eros

Rating: 4.3
52 votes
68
Candlemass
Nightfall

Rating: 4.3
314 votes
69
Vinnie Moore
Mind's Eye

Rating: 4.3
42 votes
70
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden

Rating: 4.3
378 votes
71
The Waterboys
Fisherman's Blues

Rating: 4.3
22 votes
72
Bad Religion
No Control

Rating: 4.29
671 votes
73
Terrorizer
World Downfall

Rating: 4.29
261 votes
74
Manilla Road
Mystification

Rating: 4.29
29 votes
75
Rush
Permanent Waves

Rating: 4.29
1121 votes
76
Pixies
Surfer Rosa

Rating: 4.29
1581 votes
77
Kate Bush
The Dreaming

Rating: 4.29
250 votes
78
Voivod
Dimension Hatross

Rating: 4.29
264 votes
79
Agent Steel
Unstoppable Force

Rating: 4.29
49 votes
80
Dead Can Dance
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun

Rating: 4.29
247 votes
81
Godflesh
Streetcleaner

Rating: 4.28
353 votes
82
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I

Rating: 4.28
557 votes
83
Holy Moses
Finished with the Dogs

Rating: 4.28
34 votes
84
Minor Threat
Out of Step

Rating: 4.28
342 votes
85
Running Wild
Port Royal

Rating: 4.28
76 votes
86
Anthrax
Among the Living

Rating: 4.27
1227 votes
87
Wipers
Youth of America

Rating: 4.27
146 votes
88
Voivod
Nothingface

Rating: 4.27
272 votes
89
Sonic Youth
Sister

Rating: 4.27
661 votes
90
Razor
Evil Invaders

Rating: 4.27
101 votes
91
King's X
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

Rating: 4.27
98 votes
92
Motorhead
Ace of Spades

Rating: 4.26
594 votes
93
The Waterboys
This Is the Sea

Rating: 4.26
21 votes
94
Pestilence
Consuming Impulse

Rating: 4.26
364 votes
95
Faith/Void
Split

Rating: 4.26
25 votes
96
Ennio Morricone
Once Upon a Time in America

Rating: 4.26
25 votes
97
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rating: 4.26
31 votes
98
Bad Religion
Suffer

Rating: 4.26
667 votes
99
Sting
...Nothing Like the Sun

Rating: 4.26
37 votes
100
Fates Warning
Perfect Symmetry

Rating: 4.26
156 votes
101
Riot
Thundersteel

Rating: 4.25
55 votes
102
Sadus
Illusions

Rating: 4.25
144 votes
103
Wipers
Over the Edge

Rating: 4.25
85 votes
104
Overkill
The Years of Decay

Rating: 4.25
374 votes
105
Big Daddy Kane
It's A Big Daddy Thing

Rating: 4.25
26 votes
106
Negative Approach
Negative Approach

Rating: 4.25
30 votes
107
Scientist
Rids the World of the Curse of the Vampires

Rating: 4.25
48 votes
108
Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

Rating: 4.25
174 votes
109
The Pogues
Rum, Sodomy & The Lash

Rating: 4.25
172 votes
110
Coil
Horse Rotorvator

Rating: 4.24
117 votes
111
Paradox
Heresy

Rating: 4.24
37 votes
112
Prince
1999

Rating: 4.24
196 votes
113
Sodom
Persecution Mania

Rating: 4.24
393 votes
114
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets II

Rating: 4.24
278 votes
115
NoMeansNo
Wrong

Rating: 4.24
198 votes
116
Bad Brains
Rock For Light

Rating: 4.24
311 votes
117
The Chameleons
Script of the Bridge

Rating: 4.24
136 votes
118
Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate

Rating: 4.24
67 votes
119
The D.O.C.
No One Can Do It Better

Rating: 4.24
59 votes
120
Dark Angel
Darkness Descends

Rating: 4.24
333 votes
121
The Pogues
If I Should Fall From Grace With God

Rating: 4.23
149 votes
122
Skinny Puppy
VIVIsectVI

Rating: 4.23
125 votes
123
Exodus
Bonded by Blood

Rating: 4.23
731 votes
124
Misfits
Beware

Rating: 4.23
82 votes
125
Sabbat
Dreamweaver

Rating: 4.23
65 votes
126
De La Soul
3 Feet High and Rising

Rating: 4.23
401 votes
127
Psychic TV
Dreams Less Sweet

Rating: 4.23
24 votes
128
Big Daddy Kane
Long Live The Kane

Rating: 4.23
59 votes
129
My Bloody Valentine
You Made Me Realise

Rating: 4.23
271 votes
130
Operation Ivy
Hectic

Rating: 4.23
55 votes
131
Japan
Tin Drum

Rating: 4.23
44 votes
132
This Heat
Deceit

Rating: 4.23
150 votes
133
Philip Glass
Metamorphosis I-V, for piano

Rating: 4.23
42 votes
134
Testament
The Legacy

Rating: 4.22
697 votes
135
Stone
No Anaesthesia!

Rating: 4.22
29 votes
136
Pete Townshend
Empty Glass

Rating: 4.22
27 votes
137
Stevie Ray Vaughan
In Step

Rating: 4.22
115 votes
138
Eric B and Rakim
Follow the Leader

Rating: 4.22
113 votes
139
The Replacements
Tim

Rating: 4.22
260 votes
140
Savatage
Gutter Ballet

Rating: 4.22
143 votes
141
Bathory
Under the Sign of the Black Mark

Rating: 4.22
395 votes
142
Slick Rick
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Rating: 4.22
90 votes
143
Repulsion
Horrified

Rating: 4.22
208 votes
144
Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska

Rating: 4.22
389 votes
145
Kreator
Extreme Aggression

Rating: 4.22
481 votes
146
Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II

Rating: 4.21
471 votes
147
Autopsy
Severed Survival

Rating: 4.21
384 votes
148
Razor
Violent Restitution

Rating: 4.21
68 votes
149
Ice-T
The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What Yo

Rating: 4.21
54 votes
150
R.E.M.
Murmur

Rating: 4.21
458 votes
151
Flotsam and Jetsam
No Place for Disgrace

Rating: 4.21
105 votes
152
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

Rating: 4.21
554 votes
153
Eric B and Rakim
Paid in Full

Rating: 4.21
270 votes
154
U2
The Joshua Tree

Rating: 4.21
1123 votes
155
Deathrow
Deception Ignored

Rating: 4.21
39 votes
156
Janet Jackson
Control

Rating: 4.2
22 votes
157
X Japan
Blue Blood

Rating: 4.2
189 votes
158
Dead Kennedys
Plastic Surgery Disasters

Rating: 4.2
474 votes
159
Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring

Rating: 4.2
183 votes
160
Iron Maiden
Piece of Mind

Rating: 4.2
1997 votes
161
The Cure
Pornography

Rating: 4.2
814 votes
162
Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance

Rating: 4.2
1032 votes
163
W.A.S.P.
The Headless Children

Rating: 4.2
119 votes
164
Wipers
Is This Real?

Rating: 4.2
120 votes
165
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Uprising

Rating: 4.2
161 votes
166
Accept
Restless And Wild

Rating: 4.19
177 votes
167
Run DMC
Raising Hell

Rating: 4.19
193 votes
168
Annihilator
Alice in Hell

Rating: 4.19
378 votes
169
Oingo Boingo
Only a Lad

Rating: 4.19
47 votes
170
King Diamond
Them

Rating: 4.19
244 votes
171
Peter Gabriel
So

Rating: 4.19
226 votes
172
New Model Army
Thunder and Consolation

Rating: 4.19
29 votes
173
David Sylvian
Brilliant Trees

Rating: 4.19
29 votes
174
Crimson Glory
Crimson Glory

Rating: 4.19
66 votes
175
Joe Satriani
Surfing With The Alien

Rating: 4.19
431 votes
176
Steve Roach
Dreamtime Return

Rating: 4.19
32 votes
177
R.E.M.
Reckoning

Rating: 4.19
291 votes
178
Fugazi
Fugazi

Rating: 4.19
145 votes
179
N.W.A.
Straight Outta Compton

Rating: 4.19
809 votes
180
David Bowie
Scary Monsters

Rating: 4.18
387 votes
181
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey

Rating: 4.18
201 votes
182
Agnostic Front
United Blood

Rating: 4.18
22 votes
183
Philip Glass
Koyaanisqatsi

Rating: 4.18
72 votes
184
X
Wild Gift

Rating: 4.18
72 votes
185
Kreator
Pleasure to Kill

Rating: 4.18
588 votes
186
Metal Church
Metal Church

Rating: 4.18
185 votes
187
Minutemen
Paranoid Time

Rating: 4.18
45 votes
188
The Pretenders
Pretenders

Rating: 4.18
62 votes
189
Sacrifice
Forward to Termination

Rating: 4.18
37 votes
190
Harold Budd and Brian Eno
The Pearl

Rating: 4.18
40 votes
191
Killing Joke
Night Time

Rating: 4.17
118 votes
192
Metallica
...And Justice for All

Rating: 4.17
4760 votes
193
The Jam
Sound Affects

Rating: 4.17
82 votes
194
Nuclear Assault
Handle With Care

Rating: 4.17
142 votes
195
Iron Maiden
Somewhere in Time

Rating: 4.17
1650 votes
196
Meat Puppets
Up on the Sun

Rating: 4.17
132 votes
197
Cardiacs
A Little Man and a House...

Rating: 4.17
30 votes
198
Grim Reaper
Rock You To Hell

Rating: 4.17
27 votes
199
Misfits
Earth A.D.

Rating: 4.17
445 votes
200
Testament
The New Order

Rating: 4.17
716 votes



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