Greatest '80s Albums

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301 Under the Sign of the Black Mark - Bathory
302 South of Heaven - Slayer
303 Mirrors - Sandra
304 Back to Mystery City - Hanoi Rocks
305 Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne
306 Heaven & Hell - Black Sabbath
307 Double Nickels On the Dime - Minutemen
308 Rain Dogs - Tom Waits
309 Plastic Surgery Disasters - Dead Kennedys
310 Gate Crashing - Living In a Box
311 Welcome to the Real World - MR Mister
312 The $5.98 E. P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited
313 The Miracle - Queen
314 Moving Pictures - Rush

Common, this is the best Rush's album, and one of the best albums in recent music history

the best one! just listen to 'tom sawyer' or 'limelight' and you'll know what I mean.

They got it all together on this album. Lyrics, synthesizers, guitars and a shorter format that made it easy for FM radio to start playing Rush, finally!

315 Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston

This album marked Whitney as one of the greatest singers/vocalists ever (if not the Greatest). Brilliant ballads "Greatest Love of All", "Saving All My Life for You" and catchy dance-pop track "How Will I Know" can prove it - Irina2932

316 Rio - Duran Duran

Seriously...How can ANYONE dispute Duran Duran's Rio album? It literally defined what 80s popular music was going to sound like, and practically defined 80s glamour culture.

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317 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.

318 Bad - Michael Jackson

The phenomenon that ruled the 80s had only two releases in this decade. One changed the world forever and the follow-up to that was even better than first! BAD is Michael's most consistent album with every song being an equal winner. Sadly it couldn't out-perform its predecessor "thriller" due to various non-musical factors.

Thriller is overrated. This album set a new standard for Michael. He even wrote a large portion of the songs himself and produced almost all the tracks. This was truly the beginning of the best!

Even though Thriller was his best-selling album, Bad has and always will be my favorite, he definitely grew as an artist.

This should definitely be a least 2nd but all the MJ fans had to group up on Thriller to get MJ to number 1 lol - IIBK

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319 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.

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