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RYM's Top 1000 1980s Albums

These are the top 1000 albums from the 1980s as according to the users of rateyourmusic.com. Does not include film scores, sound collages, sketch comedies or classical music.
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avg. score: 95 of 1000 (9%)
required scores: 1, 16, 47, 95, 156 

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Pixies - Doolittle
Pixies - Doolittle
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The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
3
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
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Joy Division - Closer
Joy Division - Closer
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Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
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The Cure - Disintegration
The Cure - Disintegration
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Metallica - Master of Puppets
Metallica - Master of Puppets
8
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
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9
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
10
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
11
Pixies: Surfer Rosa
Pixies: Surfer Rosa
12
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Slayer - Reign in Blood
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Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
14
The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
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Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
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The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
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Swordfishtrombones (Tom Waits, 1983)
Swordfishtrombones (Tom Waits, 1983)
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Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
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Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain
Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain
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The Cure - Pornography
The Cure - Pornography
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21
R.E.M.- Murmur
R.E.M.- Murmur
22
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
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Metallica - ...And Justice for All
Metallica - ...And Justice for All
24
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
25
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
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Sonic Youth - Sister
Sonic Youth - Sister
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Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
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Rush - Moving Pictures
Rush - Moving Pictures
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Michael Jackson - Thriller
Michael Jackson - Thriller
30
The Replacements - Let It Be
The Replacements - Let It Be
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Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
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Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me
Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me
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33
The Smiths - The Smiths
The Smiths - The Smiths
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Kate Bush - The Dreaming
Kate Bush - The Dreaming
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Metallica - Kill 'em All
Metallica - Kill 'em All
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Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
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Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
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The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
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Husker Du - Zen Arcade
Husker Du - Zen Arcade
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This Heat - Deceit
This Heat - Deceit
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