Greatest '80s Albums

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21 ...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.

22 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.

A work of indescribable poetic beauty. A travesty that all those grunt rock albums by hairy Neanderthals are ahead of this. But there's no accounting for taste.

23 Full Moon Fever
24 Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth
25 Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy,s best... spent many a night edbanging and air guitaring to this classic

26 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.

So beautiful a pure masterpiece my third favorite album next to animals and wish you were here by pink Floyd

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

Should be way higher

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27 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

28 Remain In Light - Talking Heads

Should definitely be higher. Amazing album, Talking Heads' best album in my opinion. - Eddiej

29 Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
30 The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
31 Kill 'em All - Metallica V 1 Comment
32 Powerslave - Iron Maiden

The essential 80s metal album. This should be in top 10.

33 Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables - Dead Kennedys
34 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!

Solid start to finish

35 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

36 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.

Just AWESOME! Sandra rocks!

37 The Dreaming - Kate Bush
38 Among the Living - Anthrax
39 It'll End in Tears - This Mortal Coil
40 Doolittle - Pixies

Only 1 good album in the top ten (Master of puppets) and 1 OK one, (slippery when wet). Put Doolittle in at least the top 20 and it might help me forgive the terrible taste on this list just a little. Its without a doubt one of the greatest albums of all time.

Unfortunately, it is irrelevant how good the album is; all that matters is how commercial the artist is. Pixies are the ones influencing Kurt Cobain but sadly (in my opinion) they never became as big. Doolittle is Pixies' best album and deserves to be in the top ten list. Ps: Very excited over new album "Indie Cindy" released the 28:th

The only reason this isn't in the top 10 is because it's not as well known. One of the best albums of all time.

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