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Best of 1980

Taking another stab at catching up on the lists I've been working on. Overall rating for 1980: 4.5
100Any Trouble
Where Are All the Nice Girls?


New Wave (True #89)
99The Heats
Have an Idea


Power Pop (True #81)
98Pylon (US)
Gyrate


Post-Punk (True #75)
97Elvis Costello
Get Happy!!


New Wave
96White Spirit
White Spirit


Hard Rock
95New Musik
From A to B


Synthpop
94Young Marble Giants
Colossal Youth


Post-Punk
93The Jam
Sound Affects


New Wave
92Samson
Head On


Heavy Metal
91Van Halen
Women and Children First


Hard Rock
90Methusalem
Journey Into the Unknown


Space Disco
89Osamu Kitajima
Masterless Samurai


Psychedelic Folk
88Adam and the Ants
Kings of the Wild Frontier


New Wave
87Fad Gadget
Fireside Favourites


Post-Punk
86Krokus
Metal Rendez-vous


Hard Rock
85Whitesnake
Ready An' Willing


Hard Rock
84The Vapors
New Clear Days


New Wave
83The Monochrome Set
Strange Boutique


Post-Punk
82Ultravox
Vienna


Synthpop
81Dixie Dregs
Dregs of the Earth


Jazz-Rock
80Chrome
Red Exposure


Experimental Rock
79Magazine
The Correct Use Of Soap


New Wave
78Pointed Sticks
Perfect Youth


Power Pop
77The Damned
The Black Album


Punk Rock
76Al Di Meola
Splendido Hotel


Jazz Fusion
75Dirty Looks
Dirty Looks


Power Pop
74Swell Maps
Jane From Occupied Europe


Art Punk
73Scorpions
Animal Magnetism


Hard Rock
72Zapp
Zapp


Synth Funk
71Roky Erickson
Roky Erickson And The Aliens


Psychedelic Rock
70Japan
Quiet Life


Art Pop
69The Only Ones
Baby's Got a Gun


Power Pop
68Michael Schenker Group
The Michael Schenker Group


Hard Rock
67Visage
Visage


New Romantic
66Witchfynde
Give 'em Hell


Heavy Metal
65Tuxedomoon
Half-Mute


Experimental Rock
64The Cramps
Songs the Lord Taught Us


Psychobilly
63Echo and The Bunnymen
Crocodiles


Post-Punk
62The Comsat Angels
Waiting for a Miracle


Post-Punk
61The Flying Lizards
The Flying Lizards


Experimental Rock
60Joe Jackson
Beat Crazy


New Wave
59Sarcofagus
Envoy of Death


Heavy Metal
58Outlaws
Ghost Riders


Southern Rock
57The Gordons
Future Shock


Noise Rock
56Manilla Road
Invasion


Heavy Metal
55The Teardrop Explodes
Kilimanjaro


Post-Punk
54 The Records
Crashes


Power Pop
53Prince
Dirty Mind


Synth Funk
52Japan
Gentlemen Take Polaroids


Art Pop
51Alan Vega
Alan Vega


Rockabilly
50Saxon
Strong Arm of the Law


Heavy Metal
49MX-80 Sound
Out of the Tunnel


Art Punk
48Thin Lizzy
Chinatown


Hard Rock
47Split Enz
True Colours


Pop Rock
46The Associates
The Affectionate Punch


Post-Punk
45Saxon
Wheels of Steel


Heavy Metal
44The Psychedelic Furs
The Psychedelic Furs


Post-Punk
43Siouxsie and the Banshees
Kaleidoscope


Post-Punk
42Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark


Synthpop
41Tatsuro Yamashita
Ride on Time


City Pop
40Simple Minds
Empires and Dance


Post-Punk
39Rush
Permanent Waves


Progressive Rock
38The Pop Group
For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?


Experimental Rock
37The Beat
I Just Can't Stop It


2 Tone
36Discharge
Fight Back


D-Beat
35Yes
Drama


Progressive Rock
34Squeeze
Argybargy


Power Pop
33Glenn Branca
Lesson No. 1


Experimental Rock
32John Foxx
Metamatic


Synthpop
31Colin Newman
A-Z


Post-Punk
30Brats
1980


Punk Rock - Heavy Metal
29Devo
Freedom of Choice


New Wave
28X
Los Angeles


Punk Rock
27Original Mirrors
Original Mirrors


New Wave
26Ozzy Osbourne
Blizzard of Ozz


Heavy Metal
25White Boy and the Average Rat Band
White Boy and the Average Rat Band


Heavy Psych
24Suicide
Suicide: Alan Vega and Martin Rev


Synth Punk
23Circle Jerks
Group Sex


Hardcore Punk
22Black Sabbath
Heaven and Hell


Heavy Metal
21The Cure
Seventeen Seconds


Post-Punk
20The Durutti Column
The Return of the Durutti Column


Art Rock
19The Sound
Jeopardy


Post-Punk
18The Units
Digital Stimulation


Synth Punk
17Judas Priest
British Steel


Heavy Metal
16Joy Division
Closer


Post-Punk
15Gary Numan
Telekon


Synthpop
14Motorhead
Ace of Spades


Heavy Metal
13XTC
Black Sea


New Wave
12Wipers
Is This Real?


Punk Rock
11The Soft Boys
Underwater Moonlight


Neo-Psychedelia
10Angel Witch
Angel Witch


Heavy Metal
9Harold Budd and Brian Eno
Ambient 2 - The Plateaux of Mirror


Ambient
8The Feelies
Crazy Rhythms


Post-Punk
7Bauhaus
In the Flat Field


Gothic Rock
6Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables


Hardcore Punk
5Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden


Heavy Metal
4Flowers
Icehouse


New Wave
3Diamond Head
Lightning to the Nations


Heavy Metal
2Talking Heads
Remain in Light


New Wave
1David Bowie
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)


Art Rock
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