Greatest '80s Albums

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21 Heaven on Earth - Belinda Carlisle Heaven on Earth - Belinda Carlisle

I hate when people call Belinda "one-hit wonder". This album is an absolute masterpiece and its biggest hit Heaven Is a Place On Earth is NOT the best here.

Magically beautiful.. Deserves more.. But thriller will always be the BEST FOREVER!

22 Stay on These Roads - a-ha Stay on These Roads - a-ha

Every bit as good as their debut album. This should be in top ten. I bought it again on vinyl recently and its even better sounding than I remembered.

23 ...And Justice for All - Metallica ...And Justice for All - Metallica

One of the most underrated albums in history of music! Lyrics, riffs, solos, James voice... just magnificently. Not the best, but one of the best albums ever, that's for sure.

24 Scoundrel Days - A-ha Scoundrel Days - A-ha

One of the best albums of the world! - luiseocosta

Every song on this album is brilliantly composed.. a mini album in itself. Never 'felt' an album as much as this one... it's truly in my soul. It's also much better than the first album. Happy to see others appreciate as much as I do.

25 Hounds of Love - Kate Bush Hounds of Love - Kate Bush

This is a masterpiece which has stood the test of time. Running up that hill one of the most haunting passionate beautiful songs of all time my 2nd favourite cloud busting so emotional she was barely 25 when this came out but Kate showed such wisdom and maturity in this Magnus opus

Why is the number 1 80s album so low down the list, its criminal.

26 Full Moon Fever Full Moon Fever
27 Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth
28 Rhythm Nation 1814 - Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 - Janet Jackson

Classic album from 1989. It's my favorite Janet Jackson record - so powerful, deep and personal! 'Escapade', 'Black Cat', 'Come Back to Me' and 'Love Will Never Do (Without You)' are my favorite songs but I adore the whole track list - Irina2932

There's a few clunkers ("The Knowledge" comes to mind) but unbelievably solid for a dance album. Still sounds good now. - GBrady

Vanessa Hudgens' version of 'Come Back to Me' sounds similar to Janet Jackson's version. - kristyrosepetal4

Janet Jackson is so talented.. Her voice is really sweet.. Love her

29 The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths

This is my second favourite album of all time (first being everyone is here the Finn brothers)! How is it 105? Anyone who cannot appreciate The Smiths is missing 99% of their emotions.

Well, the best album of the last century is #124. The internet is dead. No taste. The end.

Some of the greatest examples of Morrisey & Marr's songwriting abilities are on this album. Some essential tracks are "The Queen Is Dead", "There's A Light That Never Goes Out" & "The Boy With The Thorn In Hos Side"

30 Remain In Light - Talking Heads Remain In Light - Talking Heads
31 Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
32 The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
33 Kill 'em All - Metallica Kill 'em All - Metallica V 1 Comment
34 1984 - Van Halen 1984 - Van Halen

1984 has some of the greatest tracks of Van Halen like: Top Jimmy, House Of Pain, I'll Wait, Jump, Panama, Drop Dead Legs, Girls Gone Bad And Hot For Teacher. Wait? That's all of the tracks on 1984! Wow! It's just such a great album.

35 Reckless - Bryan Adams Reckless - Bryan Adams

Fantastic track list. Not to deep, romantic and moving. Bryan wrote & composed all the songs here. He's true musical genius. Tracks 'Heaven', 'Summer of '69', 'Run to You', 'One Night Love Affair', 'Somebody' were memorable. - Irina2932

Not one bad Flippin track on the album. You just put it on and jam or go. This was before he got all soft and squishy in the 90s. Next to van halen ' 5150 and Journey Escape albums, a definite favorite of the 80s!

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36 Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables - Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables - Dead Kennedys
37 Like a Virgin - Madonna Like a Virgin - Madonna

HOW IS THIS NOT IN THE TOP 10?! Madonna was the standout star of the 80's with like a virgin. This album turned her into an mtv icon. The material girl at her true best

How come this isn't at a higher position? This album was and still is iconic. - FlakyCuddles43

38 Operation: Mindcrime - Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime - Queensryche
39 Long Play - Sandra Long Play - Sandra

Awesome album - (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena, In the Heat of the Night are classics! - Oxana36

She became a huge star in Europe when this awesome album came out. She was popular in Asia too.

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40 The Dreaming - Kate Bush The Dreaming - Kate Bush
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