"Why'd I put my heart on every cursive letter?"

- Melanie Martinez 
 

Best Albums of 1981

« View best albums of 1980View best albums of 1982 »

Listed below are the greatest albums of 1981 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 30,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
View by decade:
View by year:
1981 year summaryThe best artists of 1981 were Rush, Black Flag, King Crimson, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Kraftwerk, The Cure, The Police, Electric Light Orchestra and The Human League.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
| RSS feed: | Download CSV file: Log in / register
URL to this chart: |
Collector's summary (top 1,000)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title | Artist
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Moving PicturesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1981Appears in:616 charts
Rank in 1981:1Rank Score:15,602
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  82/100 (829 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
2.

DamagedUnited States Black Flag
Year of Release:1981Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1981:2Rank Score:3,618
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:623
Average Rating:  76/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
3.

DisciplineUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1981Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1981:3Rank Score:3,585
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:630
Average Rating:  80/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
4.

My Life In The Bush Of GhostsMixed Nationality Brian Eno & David Byrne
Year of Release:1981Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1981:4Rank Score:3,445
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  77/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
5.

Computer WorldGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1981Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1981:5Rank Score:3,330
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:676
Average Rating:  80/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
6.

JujuUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1981Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1981:6Rank Score:3,130
Rank in 1980s113Overall Rank:715
Average Rating:  78/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
7.

FaithUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1981Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1981:7Rank Score:2,980
Rank in 1980s118Overall Rank:741
Average Rating:  77/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
8.

Ghost In The MachineUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1981Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1981:8Rank Score:2,787
Rank in 1980s125Overall Rank:791
Average Rating:  75/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
9.

TimeUnited Kingdom Electric Light Orchestra
Year of Release:1981Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1981:9Rank Score:2,592
Rank in 1980s130Overall Rank:848
Average Rating:  73/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
10.

DareUnited Kingdom The Human League
Year of Release:1981Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1981:10Rank Score:2,541
Rank in 1980s131Overall Rank:858
Average Rating:  74/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.

Best Albums of 1981 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 0%
Frank Zappa 5 0%
Kitaro 4 0%
Gary Numan 3 0%
Whitehouse 3 0%
Grateful Dead 2 0%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 334 33%
United Kingdom 274 27%
Germany 63 6%
Australia 43 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Canada 31 3%
France 28 3%
Show all

« View best albums of 1980View best albums of 1982 »

BestEverAlbums.com  Site Newsletter
Sign up to receive the latest site news.
We value your privacy

BestEverAlbums.com   Music Stores
United States  Buy from your favourite store:
eBay Amazon iTunes


Copyright © 2005-2017 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map  |   Hosting by ServInt