Ultimate Guitar’s 25 Best Albums of the ’80s

The ’80s are known for one-hit-wonders, but some ’80s ALBUMS were good as well.  

 

 “Ultimate Guitar” surveyed its readers, and came up with a list of the 25 Best Albums of the ’80s.  Naturally, it skews heavily toward ROCK.  Here’s the list:

 

1.  “Master of Puppets”Metallica, 1986

2.  “Appetite for Destruction”Guns N’ Roses, 1987

3.  “Back in Black”AC/DC, 1980

4.  “The Number of the Beast”Iron Maiden, 1982

5.  “Moving Pictures”Rush, 1981

6.  “Blizzard of Ozz”Ozzy Osbourne, 1981

7.  “Thriller”Michael Jackson, 1982

8.  “Purple Rain”Prince, 1984

9.  “Brothers in Arms”Dire Straits, 1985

10.  “1984”Van Halen, 1984

11.  “Peace Sells . . . But Who’s Buying?”Megadeth, 1986

12.  “Ace of Spades”Motorhead, 1980

13.  “Reign in Blood”Slayer, 1986

14.  “Heaven and Hell”Black Sabbath, 1980

15.  “Texas Flood”Stevie Ray Vaughan, 1983

16.  “The Real Thing”Faith No More, 1989

17.  “Synchronicity”The Police, 1983

18.  “Screaming for Vengeance”Judas Priest, 1982

19.  “Operation: Mindcrime”Queensryche, 1988

20.  “Bleach”Nirvana, 1989

21.  “Fire of Unknown Origin”Blue Oyster Cult, 1981

22.  “Discipline”King Crimson, 1981

23.  “Pretty Hate Machine”Nine Inch Nails, 1989

24.  “Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part 2”Helloween, 1988

25.  “So”Peter Gabriel, 1986

(Ultimate Guitar)