Album Charts: By Year: By Decade: Top Albums of All-Time

Top Albums of the 1980s

1Metallica
Master Of Puppets (1986)
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Avg Rating: 3.95
(39 ratings)
2Metallica
…And Justice For All (1988)
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Avg Rating: 3.91
(33 ratings)
3Metallica
Ride The Lightning (1984)
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Avg Rating: 3.91
(33 ratings)
4U2
The Joshua Tree (1987)
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Avg Rating: 3.42
(33 ratings)
5Michael Jackson
Thriller (1982)
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Avg Rating: 2.91
(32 ratings)
6The Police
Synchronicity (1983)
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Avg Rating: 3.04
(24 ratings)
7Bruce Springsteen
Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
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Avg Rating: 2.95
(21 ratings)
8Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms (1985)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(6 ratings)
9Guns N' Roses
Appetite For Destruction (1987)
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Avg Rating: 2.97
(32 ratings)
10Prince
Purple Rain [Soundtrack] (1984)
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Avg Rating: 2.56
(18 ratings)
11Bon Jovi
Slippery When Wet (1986)
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Avg Rating: 2.44
(16 ratings)
12Def Leppard
Hysteria (1987)
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Avg Rating: 2.83
(12 ratings)
13Bruce Springsteen
Nebraska (1982)
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Avg Rating: 2.67
(6 ratings)
14Lionel Richie
Can't Slow Down (1983)
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Avg Rating: 1.80
(5 ratings)
15Soundtrack
Dirty Dancing [Soundtrack] (1987)
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Avg Rating: 3.33
(3 ratings)
16Van Halen
1984 (MCMLXXXIV) (1984)
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Avg Rating: 4.00
(1 ratings)
17Talking Heads
Remain In Light (1980)
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Avg Rating: 4.00
(1 ratings)
18AC/DC
Back In Black (1980)
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Avg Rating: 2.68
(19 ratings)
19The Police
Ghost In The Machine (1981)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(7 ratings)
20Richard and Linda Thompson
Shoot Out The Lights (1982)
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Avg Rating: 3.00
(2 ratings)
21Def Leppard
Pyromania (1983)
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Avg Rating: 1.73
(11 ratings)
22Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
Texas Flood (1983)
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Avg Rating: 3.00
(3 ratings)
23Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston (1985)
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Avg Rating: 1.00
(2 ratings)
24Public Enemy
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
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Avg Rating: 1.00
(2 ratings)
25Janet Jackson
Control (1986)
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Avg Rating: 3.00
(1 ratings)
26Journey
Escape (1981)
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Avg Rating: 3.75
(4 ratings)
27ZZ Top
Eliminator (1983)
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Avg Rating: 2.64
(11 ratings)
28U2
War (1983)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(3 ratings)
29Elvis Costello
Imperial Bedroom (1982)
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Avg Rating: 2.50
(2 ratings)
30The Clash
London Calling (1980)
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Avg Rating: 2.79
(19 ratings)
31Prince
Prince **1999** (1982)
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Avg Rating: 1.80
(10 ratings)
32The Pretenders
Pretenders (1980)
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Avg Rating: 3.67
(3 ratings)
33Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Full Moon Fever (1989)
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Avg Rating: 2.67
(3 ratings)
34Prince
Sign "O" The Times (1987)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(1 ratings)
35R.E.M.
Murmur (1983)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(1 ratings)
36Roxy Music
Avalon (1982)
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Avg Rating: 2.50
(6 ratings)
37Beastie Boys
Licensed To Ill (1986)
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Avg Rating: 1.55
(11 ratings)
38Paul Simon
Graceland (1986)
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Avg Rating: 2.29
(7 ratings)
39Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman (1988)
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Avg Rating: 4.00
(1 ratings)
40George Michael
Faith (1987)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(2 ratings)
41Ozzy Osbourne
Blizzard Of Ozz (1981)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(2 ratings)
42Phil Collins
No Jacket Required (1985)
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Avg Rating: 0.00
(0 ratings)
43N.W.A.
Straight Outta Compton (1989)
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Avg Rating: 0.00
(0 ratings)
44Michael Jackson
Bad (1987)
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Avg Rating: 4.75
(4 ratings)
45Frida
Something's Going On (1982)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(3 ratings)
46Soundtrack
Top Gun [Soundtrack] (1986)
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Avg Rating: 2.50
(2 ratings)
47Madonna
Like A Virgin (1984)
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Avg Rating: 2.33
(3 ratings)
48Jane's Addiction
Nothing's Shocking (1988)
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Avg Rating: 4.00
(1 ratings)
49Joy Division
Closer (1980)
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Avg Rating: 3.00
(2 ratings)
50Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie (1982)
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Avg Rating: 0.00
(0 ratings)
51Anita Baker
Rapture (1986)
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Avg Rating: 0.00
(0 ratings)
52Bonnie Raitt
Nick Of Time (1989)
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Avg Rating: 0.00
(0 ratings)
53Peter Gabriel
So (1986)
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Avg Rating: 3.75
(4 ratings)
54Bruce Springsteen
The River (1980)
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Avg Rating: 3.75
(4 ratings)
55The Cure
Boys Don't Cry (1980)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(4 ratings)
56The Rolling Stones
Tattoo You (1981)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(1 ratings)
57The Replacements
Let It Be (1984)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(1 ratings)
58Cyndi Lauper
She's So Unusual (1983)
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Avg Rating: 4.00
(2 ratings)
59The Clash
Sandinista! (1980)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(2 ratings)
60Talking Heads
Stop Making Sense (1984)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(2 ratings)
61Sade
Diamond Life (1985)
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Avg Rating: 3.33
(3 ratings)
62Run-D.M.C.
Run-D.M.C. (1984)
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(0 ratings)
63Prince
Dirty Mind (1980)
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(0 ratings)
64Luther Vandross
Never Too Much (1981)
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65John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band
Eddie And The Cruisers (1983)
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(0 ratings)
66Linda Ronstadt
Get Closer (1982)
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67Run-D.M.C.
Raising Hell (1986)
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68Eric B & Rakim
Paid In Full (1987)
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69Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique (1989)
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(0 ratings)
70Pixies
Doolittle (1989)
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71Johnny Cash
American Recordings (1988)
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Avg Rating: 4.50
(2 ratings)
72Pixies
Surfer Rosa (1988)
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Avg Rating: 3.00
(1 ratings)
73Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation (1988)
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Avg Rating: 3.00
(1 ratings)
74The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead (1986)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(1 ratings)
75Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Album (1983)
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Avg Rating: 4.00
(2 ratings)
76Jesus And Mary Chain
Psycho Candy (1985)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(1 ratings)
77New Order
Substance (1987)
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Avg Rating: 4.00
(1 ratings)
78Thompson Twins
In The Name Of Love (1982)
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Avg Rating: 0.00
(0 ratings)
79The Replacements
Tim (1985)
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80X
Wild Gift (1981)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(1 ratings)
81The Cure
Disintegration (1989)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(2 ratings)
82Tom Waits
Rain Dogs (1985)
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Avg Rating: 3.00
(2 ratings)
83Sam Cooke
Live at The Harlem Square Club, 1963 (1985)
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Avg Rating: 0.00
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84The Pogues
Rum Sodomy and the Lash (1985)
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Avg Rating: 0.00
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85Minutemen
Double Nickels On The Dime (1984)
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Avg Rating: 0.00
(0 ratings)
86Larry Elgart
Hooked On Swing (1982)
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Avg Rating: 0.00
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87Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
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88The Smiths
Louder Than Bombs (1987)
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Avg Rating: 0.00
(0 ratings)
89EPMD
Strictly Business (1988)
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Avg Rating: 0.00
(0 ratings)
90Big Country
The Crossing (1983)
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Avg Rating: 3.00
(1 ratings)
91The Smiths
Meat Is Murder (1985)
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Avg Rating: 1.00
(1 ratings)
92Los Lobos
How Will The Wolf Survive? (1984)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(1 ratings)
93Culture Club
Kissing To Be Clever (1983)
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Avg Rating: 4.00
(2 ratings)
94The Smiths
The Smiths (1984)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(2 ratings)
95Queen
Flash Gordon [Soundtrack] (1980)
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Avg Rating: 3.50
(2 ratings)
96Black Flag
Damaged (1981)
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Avg Rating: 4.00
(1 ratings)
97Queen
A Kind Of Magic (1986)
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Avg Rating: 5.00
(9 ratings)
98Bruce Springsteen
Tunnel Of Love (1987)
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Avg Rating: 4.33
(3 ratings)
99Madonna
Like A Prayer (1989)
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Avg Rating: 2.20
(5 ratings)
100R.E.M.
R.E.M. No. 5: Document (1987)
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Avg Rating: 0.00
(0 ratings)