Most Underrated Albums of the '80s


The Top Ten

1 Touch - Laura Branigan

The most personal and emotional Laura album of the 80's - Irina2932

2 Runaway Horses - Belinda Carlisle

The most underrated Belinda album. Singles "Leave a Light On", "La Luna", "Summer Rain" and "Vision of You" deserved way bigger recognition - Irina2932

I love this album more than her Heaven On Earth one, which was more selling, but this shows her true vocals.

Probably her greatest album. Includes tracks "La Luna", "Summer Rain", "Vision of You" and "Leave a Light On" - Irina2932

3 Stay on These Roads - A-ha

Love it. But Scoundrel Days was criminally underrated

4 Foreign Affair - Tina Turner

Unfortunately, the album did not perform as well as 'Private Dancer' and 'Break Every Rule' but it was a very cool record - Irina2932

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5 Into a Secret Land - Sandra

With hits "Around My Heart", "Secret Land" and 'Heaven Can Wait" this album should have been much bigger - Irina2932

6 Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire - Bonnie Tyler

My favorite album by Bonnie Tyler. Very underrated record - Irina2932

7 Into the Fire - Bryan Adams

After successful 'Reckless' this one was a big commercial disappointment. Too bad, the album includes many great songs - Irina2932

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8 Hold Me - Laura Branigan
9 Animal Magnetism - Scorpions
10 For Those About to Rock We Salute You - AC/DC

This album is really underrated.

The Contenders

11 Strange Kind of Love - Love and Money
12 Break Every Rule - Tina Turner
13 Big Generator - Yes
14 Out of This World - Europe
15 Night to Remember - Cyndi Lauper

Unlike 'She's So Unusual' and 'True Colors' this one was very overlooked - Irina2932

16 Heaven on Earth - Belinda Carlisle
17 Self Control - Laura Branigan
18 The Long Play - Sandra
19 Faster Than the Speed of Night - Bonnie Tyler
20 Tell It to My Heart - Taylor Dayne
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