The Best Rock Albums of 1980

Selected by piero scaruffi
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  1. Bruce Springsteen: The River (CBS)
  2. Soft Boys: Underwater Moonlight (Armageddon)
  3. Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (CherryRed)
  4. Cramps: Songs The Lord Taught Us (Illegal)
  5. Feelies: Crazy Rhythms (Stiff)
  6. Colin Newman: A-Z (BeggarsBanquet)
  7. Pere Ubu: Art Of Walking (Rough Trade)
  8. Tuxedomoon: Half Mute (Ralph)
  9. Pop Group: For How Much Longer (Rough Trade)
  10. X: LA (Slash)
  11. Peter Michael Hamel: Colours Of Time (Kuckuck)
  12. Throbbing Gristle: Heathen Earth (Industrial)
  13. MX-80 Sound: Out Of The Tunnel (Ralph)
  14. Talking Heads: Remain In Light (Sire)
  15. Killing Joke: Killing Joke (EG)
  16. Lydia Lunch: Queen Of Siam (Ze)
  17. Durutti Column: The Return of the Durutti Column (Factory)
  18. Polyrock: Polyrock (RCA)
  19. Clock DVA: White Souls In Black Suits (Industrial)
  20. Joy Division: Closer (Factory)
  21. Echo And The Bunnymen: Crocodiles (Korova)
  22. Young Marble Giants: Colossal Youth (RoughTrade)
  23. Clash: Sandinista (CBS)
  24. Suicide: Alan Vega & Martin Rev (Ze)
  25. Love Of Life Orchestra: Geneve (Lust)
  26. Teardrop Explodes: Kilimanjaro (Polydor)
  27. Art Zoyd: Generations Sans Futur (Atem)
  28. Fred Frith: Gravity (Ralph)
  29. Alan Stivell: Symphonie Celtique (CBS)
  30. Aksak Maboul: Un peu de l' Amour des bandits (AtemCrammed)
  31. U2: Boy (Island)
  32. Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel III (Charisma)
  33. AC/DC: Back In Black (Atlantic)
  34. Alan Vega: Alan Vega (Ze)
  35. Police: Zenyatta Mondatta (A&M)
  36. Barnes And Barnes: Voobaha (Rhino)
  37. Iron Maiden: Iron Maiden (Harvest)
  38. Ramones: End Of The Century (Sire)
  39. Rush: Permanent Waves (Mercury)
  40. Half Japanese: 1/2 Gentlemen Not Beasts (Armageddon)
  41. T-Bone Burnette: Truth Decay (Takoma)
  42. Confusional Quartet: Confusional Quartet
  43. Kitaro: Silk Road ( (Kuckuck)
  44. Ultravox: Vienna (Chrysalis)
  45. Dark Day: Exterminating Angel (Plexus)
  46. Diamond Head: Lightning to the Nations (Woolfe)
  47. Frank Perry: Deep Peace (Quartz)
  48. Gandalf: Journey To An Imaginary Land (WEA)
  49. Negativland: Negativland (Seeland)
  50. Van Morrison: Common One (Mercury)
  51. Frank Zappa: Joe's Garage (CBS)
  52. Captain Beefheart: Doc At Radar Station (Virgin)
  53. Lemon Kittens: We Buy A Hammer For Daddy (UnitedDiaries)
  54. Aqsaq Maboul: Un peu de l' Amour des bandits (AtemCrammed)
  55. Martha & The Muffins: Metromusic (DinDisc)
  56. Michael Hurley: Snockgrass (Rounder)
  57. Rhythm Devils: Apocalypse Now Session (Passport)
  58. Daryl Hall: Sacred Songs (RCA)
  59. Bill Bruford: Bruford Tapes (EditionsEG)
  60. Human Sexual Response: Figure 14 (Eat)
  61. Roky Erickson: & The Aliens (CBS)
  62. Jackson Browne: Hold Out (Asylum)
  63. Black Sabbath: Heaven And Hell
  64. John Martyn: Grace And Danger (Island)
  65. Willie Nile: self-titled (Arista)
  66. Idiot Savant: Shakers In A Tantrum Landscape (Artifacts)
  67. XTC: Black Sea (Virgin)
  68. Jah Wobble: Betrayal (Virgin)
  69. Psychedelic Furs: self-titled (CBS)
  70. Suburbs: In Combo (Twin Tone)
  71. Nuns: self-titled (PoshBoy)
  72. Bauhaus: In The Flat Field (4AD)
  73. Glaxo Babies: Nine Minutes To The Disco (Heartbeat)
  74. Metabolist: Hansten Clork (Dromm)
  75. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: self-titled (Dindisc)
  76. Ultravox: Vienna (Chrysalis)
  77. Yello: Solid Pleasure (Ralph)
  78. Buggles: The Age Of Plastic (Island)
  79. Snatch: self-titled (Fetish)
  80. Squeeze: Argybargy (A&M)
  81. Joe King Carrasco And The Crowns (Hannibal)
  82. Dark Day: Exterminating Angel (Lust)
  83. TV Personalities: And Don't The Kids Just Love It (Rough Trade)
  84. Pete Townshend: Empty Glass (Atlantic)
  85. Robin Lee Crutchfield: Exterminating Angel (Lust)
  86. John Gavanti: self-titled (Hyrax)
  87. Nina Hagen: Unbehagen (CBS)
  88. Renaldo And The Loaf: Songs For Swinging Larvae (Ralph)
  89. Snakefinger: Greener Postures (Ralph)
  90. Zantees: Out For Kicks (Bomp)
  91. Sound: Jeopardy (Korova)
  92. Comsat Angels: Waiting For A Miracle (Polydor)
  93. Monochrome Set: Strange Boutique (Dindisc)
  94. Pylon: Gyrate (DB)
  95. Pretenders: self-titled (Real)
  96. Martin Rev: self-titled (Infidelity)
  97. Romantics (Nemperor)
  98. Stiff Little Fingers: Nobody's Heroes (Chrysalis)
  99. Grace Jones: Warm Leatherette (Island)
  100. Visage: self-titled (Polydor)
  101. Steve Winwood: Arc Of A Diver (Island)
  102. Michael Schenker Group: self-titled (Chrysalis)
  103. Damned: Black Album (IRS)
  104. New Musik: From A To B (GTO)
  105. Defunkt: self-titled (Hannibal)
  106. Rubber City Rebels: self-titled (Capitol)

  1. ... In preparation
  2. Love Of Life Orchestra: Extended Niceties
  3. Cramps: Sunglasses After Dark
  4. Joy Division: Love Will Tear Us Apart
  5. Soft Boys: Underwater Moonlight
  6. Feelies: Fa Cé-La
  7. X: Los Angeles
  8. Psychedelic Furs: Sister Europe
  9. Blondie: Call Me
  10. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: Enola Gay
  11. Dead Kennedys: Holiday In Cambodia
  12. Alan Vega: Jukebox Babe
  13. Siouxsee Sioux: Christine
Extended tracks
  1. ... In preparation
  2. Clock DVA: Non
  3. Throbbing Gristle: Heathen Earth
  4. Tuxedomoon: KM/Seeding the Clouds

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