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Rolling Stone (US) - The 80 Greatest Albums of 1980 (2020)

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80. Hall and Oates, 'Voices'
79. The Cramps, 'Songs the Lord Taught Us'
78. Rod Stewart, 'Foolish Behaviour'
77. Jim Carroll, 'Catholic Boy'
76. Bob Dylan, 'Saved'
75. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, 'Against the Wind'
74. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, 'Organisation'
73. ELO & Olivia Newton-John, 'Xanadu'
72. Echo and the Bunnymen, 'Crocodiles'
71. Kurtis Blow, 'Kurtis Blow'
70. Genesis, 'Duke'
69. Police, 'Zenyatta Mondatta'
68. Peter Gabriel, 'III (Melt)'
67. Neil Young, 'Hawks and Doves'
66. Wipers, 'Is This Real?'
65. Chaka Khan, 'Naughty'
64. Adam and the Ants, 'Kings of the Wild Frontier'
63. The Soft Boys, 'Underwater Moonlight'
62. Dolly Parton, '9 to 5 and Odd Jobs'
61. Bauhaus, 'In the Flat Field'
60. Pete Townshend, 'Empty Glass'
59. The Psychedelic Furs, 'Psychedelic Furs'
58. The Fall, 'Grotesque (After the Gramme)'
57. Roxy Music, 'Flesh and Blood'
56. The Gap Band, 'The Gap Band 3'
55. Squeeze, 'Argybargy'
54. Pat Benatar, 'Crimes of Passion'
53. J. Geils Band, 'Love Stinks'
52. The Cure, 'Seventeen Seconds'
51. Joan Jett, 'Bad Reputation'
50. Swell Maps, 'Jane From Occupied Europe'
49. Van Halen, 'Women and Children First'
48. Kate Bush, 'Never for Ever'
47. Black Sabbath, 'Heaven and Hell'
46. Donna Summer, 'The Wanderer'
45. Van Morrison, 'Common One'
44. Pylon, 'Gyrate'
43. Shalamar, 'Three for Love'
42. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, 'Doc at the Radar Station'
41. Iron Maiden, 'Iron Maiden'
40. Siouxsie and the Banshees, 'Kaleidoscope'
39. Rush, 'Permanent Waves'
38. Grace Jones, 'Warm Leatherette'
37. Billy Joel, 'Glass Houses'
36. Smokey Robinson, 'Warm Thoughts'
35. Devo, 'Freedom of Choice'
34. Joan Armatrading, 'Me Myself I'
33. Young Marble Giants, 'Colossal Youth'
32. Rolling Stones, 'Emotional Rescue'
31. Public Image Ltd., 'Second Edition'
30. George Jones, 'I Am What I Am'
29. Black Uhuru, 'Sinsemilla'
28. Ozzy Osbourne, 'Blizzard of Ozz'
27. Paul McCartney, 'McCartney II'
26. Teddy Pendergrass, 'TP'
25. John Prine, 'Storm Windows'
24. U2, 'Boy'
23. The Feelies, 'Crazy Rhythms'
22. Stevie Wonder, 'Hotter Than July'
21. The B-52’s, 'Wild Planet'
20. John Lennon and Yoko Ono, 'Double Fantasy'
19. Various Artists, 'Wanna Buy a Bridge?'
18. Judas Priest, 'British Steel'
17. Steely Dan, 'Gaucho'
16. The Jam, 'Sound Affects'
15. Chic, 'Real People'
14. The English Beat, 'I Just Can’t Stop It'
13. Elvis Costello and the Attractions, 'Get Happy!!'
12. Motörhead, 'Ace of Spades'
11. Bob Marley and the Wailers, 'Uprising'
10. Joy Division, 'Closer'
9. Diana Ross, 'Diana'
8. Bruce Springsteen, 'The River'
7. David Bowie, 'Scary Monsters'
6. X, 'Los Angeles'
5. The Pretenders, 'Pretenders'
4. AC/DC, 'Back in Black'
3. Prince, 'Dirty Mind'
2. Talking Heads, 'Remain in Light'
1. The Clash, 'London Calling'
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There's a large contingent of the music press that has successfully ret-conned London Calling as an 80s album. To those journalists: it's not. It came out on December 14th, 1979.

That being said, if it WERE an 80s album, it would be the best 80s album, so it's not like I care all too much.
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Nick wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:55 pm There's a large contingent of the music press that has successfully ret-conned London Calling as an 80s album. To those journalists: it's not. It came out on December 14th, 1979.

That being said, if it WERE an 80s album, it would be the best 80s album, so it's not like I care all too much.
It wasn’t actually released in the US until January 1980, so I’d say that initially it made since for RS and other American publications to include it on 1980 year and decade lists. Of course, it no longer makes sense to do that but we all know how RS feels about modernization.
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Holden wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:13 pm
Nick wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:55 pm There's a large contingent of the music press that has successfully ret-conned London Calling as an 80s album. To those journalists: it's not. It came out on December 14th, 1979.

That being said, if it WERE an 80s album, it would be the best 80s album, so it's not like I care all too much.
It wasn’t actually released in the US until January 1980, so I’d say that initially it made since for RS and other American publications to include it on 1980 year and decade lists. Of course, it no longer makes sense to do that but we all know how RS feels about modernization.
It's consistent, at least, since their old list of the best '80s albums had it topping the list, and their old versions of the 500 Albums list had it as the only "80s" album in the top ten. (But the new version, which also has it as the highest-ranked '80 album, does note it came out in 1979, so I don't know what's up with that).
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In the end, this is a solid list. Pretty hard to argue with that top ten. I guarantee that a few years ago, X wouldn't have been able to outpace Bruce on a list like this.
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StevieFan13 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:31 pm In the end, this is a solid list. Pretty hard to argue with that top ten. I guarantee that a few years ago, X wouldn't have been able to outpace Bruce on a list like this.
Both albums Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetable by Dead Kennedys and Sardinista! by Clash are excluded...Closer being that low it's a shame!Good old rolling stone being as always clockwork stone :whistle:
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The Sound's Jeopardy is the biggest exclusion I see.
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i liked it, thanks a lot jackson !
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