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Best of 1981

These were my favorite albums from the year 1981. Not one of my favorite years, but there was still a lot of great stuff.
100The Psychedelic Furs
Talk Talk Talk


Post-Punk
99Fischer-Z
Red Skies Over Paradise


New Wave
98Brian Eno and David Byrne
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts


Experimental Rock
97 New Musik
Anywhere


Synthpop
96The Human League
Dare!


New Romantic
95Praying Mantis
Time Tells No Lies


Heavy Metal
94Sunnyboys
Sunnyboys


Power Pop
93Kraftwerk
Computer World


Electronic
92Radio Birdman
Living Eyes


Punk Rock
91Saga (CAN)
Worlds Apart


Progressive Rock
90Raven (ENG)
Rock Until You Drop


Heavy Metal
89Television Personalities
...And Don't the Kids Just Love It


Indie Pop
88Triumph
Allied Forces


Hard Rock
87UK Decay
For Madmen Only


Gothic Rock
86Electric Light Orchestra
Time


Pop Rock
85The Comsat Angels
Sleep No More


Post-Punk
84Black Flag
Damaged


Hardcore Punk
83A Certain Ratio
To Each...


Post-Punk
82Maanam
Maanam


New Wave
81Cirith Ungol
Frost and Fire


Heavy Metal
80Simple Minds
Sister Feelings Call


New Wave
79MX-80 Sound
Crowd Control


Post-Punk
78Gang of Four
Solid Gold


Art Punk
77Minimal Man
The Shroud Of


Industrial
76Split Enz
Waiata


Pop Rock
75X
Wild Gift


Punk Rock
74Akiko Yano
Tadaima


Art Pop
73Elvis Costello
Trust


Pop Rock
72Wall Of Voodoo
Dark Continent


New Wave
71Y&T
Earthshaker


Hard Rock
70The Birthday Party
Prayers on Fire


Post-Punk
69Squeeze
East Side Story


Pop Rock
68New Order
Movement


Post-Punk
67The Plimsouls
The Plimsouls


Power Pop
66Todd Rundgren
Healing


Progressive Pop
65Stray Cats
Stray Cats


Rockabilly
64Billy Squier
Don't Say No


Hard Rock
63Frank Marino
The Power of Rock and Roll


Hard Rock
62Legend (Jersey)
Legend


Heavy Metal
61Fela Kuti
Coffin for Head of State


Afrobeat
60Demon
Night of the Demon


Hard Rock
59Saxon
Denim and Leather


Heavy Metal
58Electric Sun
Fire Wind


Hard Rock
57Blackfoot
Marauder


Southern Rock
56Rush
Moving Pictures


Hard Rock
55Rupert Hine
Immunity


New Wave
54Japan
Tin Drum


Art Pop
53Dun (FRA1)
Eros


Avant-Prog
52Depeche Mode
Speak & Spell


Synthpop
51Robyn Hitchcock
Black Snake Diamond Role


Psychedelic Pop
50Krokus
Hardware


Hard Rock
49Tygers Of Pan Tang
Spellbound


Heavy Metal
48Adolescents
Adolescents


Hardcore Punk
47Los Jaivas
Alturas de Machu Picchu


Progressive Rock
46Holocaust (UK)
The Nightcomers


Heavy Metal
45Kultivator
Barndomens Stigar


Avant-Prog
44Black Sabbath
Mob Rules


Heavy Metal
43Eskaton
4 Visions


Zeuhl
42Heavy Load
Metal Conquest


Heavy Metal
41The Replacements
Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash


Punk Rock
40The Associates
Fourth Drawer Down


Post-Punk
39The Church
Of Skins and Heart


Jangle Pop
38Echo and The Bunnymen
Heaven Up Here


Post-Punk
37The Gun Club
Fire of Love


Punk Blues
36Minor Threat
In My Eyes


Hardcore Punk
35John Foxx
The Garden


Synthpop
34The Durutti Column
LC


Art Rock
33This Heat
Deceit


Experimental Rock
32Bauhaus
Mask


Gothic Rock
31Riot
Fire Down Under


Heavy Metal
30Venom
Welcome to Hell


Speed Metal
29Josef K
The Only Fun in Town


Post-Punk
28The Sound
From The Lion's Mouth


Post-Punk
27Tuxedomoon
Desire


Post-Punk
26Suburban Lawns
Suburban Lawns


Post-Punk
25Minutemen
The Punch Line


Post-Hardcore
24Wipers
Youth of America


Post-Punk
23Yellow Magic Orchestra
BGM


Synthpop
22The dB's
Stands For Decibels


Power Pop
21Blue Oyster Cult
Fire of Unknown Origin


Hard Rock
20Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Architecture & Morality


Synthpop
19Yellow Magic Orchestra
Technodelic


Synthpop
18Mission of Burma
Signals, Calls, and Marches


Post-Punk
17Accept
Breaker


Heavy Metal
16The Cramps
Psychedelic Jungle


Psychobilly
15The Cure
Faith


Gothic Rock
14Agent Orange
Living in Darkness


Punk Rock
13Scars (SCO)
Author! Author!


Post-Punk
12Soft Cell
Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret


Synthpop
11Ozzy Osbourne
Diary of a Madman


Hard Rock
10T.S.O.L.
Dance With Me


Horror Punk
9Oingo Boingo
Only a Lad


New Wave
8Glenn Branca
The Ascension


Experimental Rock
7Hanoi Rocks
Bangkok Shocks,Saigon Shakes,Hanoi Rocks


Glam Rock
6Minor Threat
Minor Threat


Hardcore Punk
5Prince
Controversy


Synth Funk
4Siouxsie and the Banshees
Juju


Post-Punk
3The Go-Go's
Beauty and the Beat


New Wave
2Def Leppard
High 'n' Dry


Hard Rock
1Iron Maiden
Killers


Heavy Metal
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