The Best Rock Albums of the 1980's

Appendix to my book "A History of Rock Music"
Selected by piero scaruffi
and revised in 2003 by Gianluca Patane and in 2009 by Teun Romme
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1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Best of the 1960's Best of the 1970's Best of the 1980's Best of the 1990's Best of the 2000's Best of the 2010's
TM, ®, Copyright © 1998 Piero Scaruffi
If you know the recording (NOT release) dates of these albums, please send them to me. It is ridiculous that rock music uses the release date instead of the recording or composition dates.

Eps and Minis

The greatest bands of the 1980s

(Check the database of 1980s)
  1. Foetus
  2. Tom Waits
  3. Nick Cave
  4. Swans
  5. Sonic Youth
  6. REM
  7. Unrest
  8. Butthole Surfers
  9. Pixies
  10. Bruce Springsteen
  11. Husker Du
  12. Slint
  13. Savage Republic
  14. Julian Cope
  15. Flaming Lips
  16. Godflesh
  17. Blind Idiot God
  18. Camper VanBeethoven
  19. Cocteau Twins
  20. Rip Rig Panic
  21. Gun Club
  22. Jane Siberry
  23. Metallica
  24. American Music Club
  25. Minutemen
  26. Mission Of Burma
  27. Fetchin Bones
  28. Dead Can Dance
  29. Feelies
  30. Bel Canto
  31. Cramps
  32. Death Of Samantha
  33. Waitresses
  34. Public Image Ltd
  35. Big Black
  36. Red Temple Spirits
  37. Henry Rollins
  38. Ministry
  39. Dream Syndicate
  40. Bitch Magnet
  41. Faith No More
  42. My Bloody Valentine
  43. Djam Karet
  44. X
  45. David Thomas
  46. Zoogz Rift
  47. Dogbowl
  48. Band Of Susans
  49. Replacements
  50. Saccharine Trust
  51. Hugo Largo
  52. Squirrel Bait
  53. In The Nursery
  54. Enya
  55. Primus
  56. Fugazi
  57. Walkabouts
  58. Tackhead
  59. Steel Pole Bath Tub
  60. Missing Foundation
  61. Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic
  62. Killing Joke
  63. Dead Kennedys
  64. Naked Raygun
  65. They Might Be Giants
  66. Stan Ridgeway
  67. Black Flag
  68. Flipper
  69. Of Cabbages And Kings
  70. Soundgarden
  71. Laughing Hyenas
  72. Tuxedomoon
  73. Cure
  74. Muffins
  75. Styrenes
  76. Tom Verlaine
  77. Minor Threat
  78. Fleshtones
  79. Golden Palominos
  80. Necros
  81. Pussy Galore
  82. Del-Lords
  83. Killdozer
  84. Misfits
  85. Tiny Lights
  86. Lazy Cowgirls
  87. UT
  88. Dwarves
  89. Green
  90. Yo La Tengo
  91. Die Kreuzen
  92. Didjits
  93. Guns 'n Roses
  94. fIREHOSE
  95. Bauhaus
  96. Joy Division
  97. Tragic Mulatto
  98. Dinosaur Jr
  99. Universal Congress Of
  100. Live Skull
  101. Sinead O'Connor
  102. Smithereens
  103. Jane's Addiction
  104. Spacemen 3
  105. Bongwater
  106. Galaxie 500
  107. Rudimentary Peni
  108. Bob Mould
  109. Blake Babies
  110. Ozric Tentacles

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