Favourite Albums of 1980?

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1 Talking Heads - Remain In Light
2 John Foxx - Metamatic. had a solid tilt at my top stop. Such a great album.
3 Colin Newman - a-z
4 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Organisation
5 Robert Palmer - Clues
6 Devo - Freedom of Choice
7 Visage - S/T. the sound of this is awesome
8 Bauhaus - In the flat field
9 The Stranglers - The Gospel
10 Bad Manners - Ska n B
11 Laraaji / Brian Eno - Ambient 3
12 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark s/t
13 Neil Young - Hawks & Doves
14 Harold Budd / Brian Eno - Ambient 2
15 Chrome - Red Exposure
16 Zapp - S/T
17 Hawkwind - Levitation
18 Ry Cooder - Borderline
19 Bad Manners - Loonee Tunes
20 The Motors - Tenement Steps



Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
David Bowie - Scary Monsters and Super Creeps
Genesis - Duke
Judas Priest - British Steel
Killing Joke
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Tom Waits - Heartattack & Vine
U2 - Boy
Yes - Drama



minds his own damn business
What happened to 1979, guys?
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minds his own damn business
Prince - Dirty Mind
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
The Fall - Grotesque (After the Gramme)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
Elvis Costello - Get Happy
Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
Captain Beefheart - Doc At Radar Station
Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July
The Clash - Sandanista
The Residents - Commercial Album
Lennon & Ono - Double Fantasy
The Jacksons - Triumph
Jackson Browne - Hold Out
Suicide: Alan Vega & Martin Rev
Glenn Branca - Lesson No.1
Queen - Flash Gordon/The Game
Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles
Half Japanese - Half Gentlemen/Not Beasts
AC/DC - Back In Black
The Swell Maps - Jane From Occupied Europe



minds his own damn business
Man, after talking the album up for months, I forget about Van's Common One. I'll just drop the DC then.



Devo's Freedom of Choice is my favourite, but it was a pretty strong year for metal. A few not yet mentioned:

Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations
Scorpions - Animal Magnetism
Def Leppard - On Through the Night



A key year for punk as well. From the hardcore side of things, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables by the Dead Kennedys and Los Angeles by X are pretty essential listens, but my favourite punk record would have to be Joan Jett's Bad Reputation (released as Joan Jett in 1980, re-released under the better known title the following year). Maybe the purest example that comes to mind of taking classic rock'n'roll and turning it up way the **** loud (don't Ramones me, dammit).



Devo's Freedom of Choice is my favourite, but it was a pretty strong year for metal. A few not yet mentioned:

Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations
Scorpions - Animal Magnetism
Def Leppard - On Through the Night
UFO - Strangers in the Night
What, no Iron Maiden?:







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The Swell Maps - Jane From Occupied Europe
Need this and Marineville damnit. Only have a couple of LP comps but they're so great.

The Fall - Grotesque (After the Gramme)
damn how could I forget this. Straight in at #3 in 1980 for me.




Any Grace Jones fans here? I've been listening to this one quite a bit lately (mostly because I've been watching Sandra Bernhard's appearances on Letterman and she kept bringing up Grace Jones).






Grotesque is my favorite Fall album, ever.


I like Grace Jones. I only have her greatest hits, but I think most of the tracks are pretty great.



1 Talking Heads - Remain In Light
2 John Foxx - Metamatic. had a solid tilt at my top stop. Such a great album.
3 Colin Newman - a-z
4 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Organisation
5 Robert Palmer - Clues
6 Devo - Freedom of Choice
7 Visage - S/T. the sound of this is awesome
8 Bauhaus - In the flat field
9 The Stranglers - The Gospel
10 Bad Manners - Ska n B
11 Laraaji / Brian Eno - Ambient 3
12 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark s/t
13 Neil Young - Hawks & Doves
14 Harold Budd / Brian Eno - Ambient 2
15 Chrome - Red Exposure
16 Zapp - S/T
17 Hawkwind - Levitation
18 Ry Cooder - Borderline
19 Bad Manners - Loonee Tunes
20 The Motors - Tenement Steps
Two of my favourites right there for sure. A couple of others for me:

Ultravox - Vienna
Gary Numan - Telekon



Dexy's Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine
Wipers - Is This Real
Joy Division - Closer
Elvis Costello - Get Happy
Adam and the Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier
The Fall - Grotesque
Swell Maps - Jane From Occupied Europe
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
Pyschedelic Furs - Psychedelic Furs
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
X - Los Angeles
Seventeeen Second - The Cure
Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
Paul McCartney - McCartney II
Magazine - The Correct Use of Soap
The English Beat - I Just Can't Stop It
The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us
Suicide - Alan Vega and Martin Rev
ACDC - Back in Black
Siouxisie and the Banshees - Kaleidescope
B52s - Wild Planet
Van Morrison - Common One
Captain Beefheart - Doc at the Radar Station
Kid Creole and the Coconuts - Off the Coast of Me
Dead Kennedy's - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
David Bowie - Scary Monsters
Specials - More Specials
Killing Joke - s/t
Prince - Dirty Mind
Remain in Light - Talking Heads
The Residents - Commercial Album
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Steely Dan - Gaucho
Jam - Sound Affects
Sandanista - The Clash



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Disclaimer: This has been like pulling teeth. I saw this thread and my answers were not so great, and I didn't want them compared to previous years, which were night and day.



John Lennon - Double Fantasy (My favorite solo artist, but this is his weakest album)
Bob Marley - Uprising (best Marley album. an anomaly in many ways, rare that someone's final work is their best)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Dire Straits - Making Movies
David Bowie - Scary Monster
Paul McCartney - McCartney II
Nino Ferrer - La Carmencita
The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
Billy Joel - Glass Houses
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
Queen - The Game



Wipers - Is This Real
Oh hell yes.

Although discogs has this as coming out in 79?