Best Albums of 1981:

1. Pretenders Pretenders 2
2. Tom Petty Hard Promises
3. J.J. Cale Shades
4. The Kinks Give the People What they Want
5. The Who Face Dances
6. Rick Nelson Playing to Win
7. Del Shannon Drop Down and Get Me
8. Badfinger Say No More
9. Abba The Visitors
10. Thin Lizzy Renegade
11. John Cale Honi Soit
12. The Stranglers La Folie
13. Midnight Oil Place Without a Postcard
14. George Harrison Somewhere in England
15. Elvis Costello Trust
16. Boomtown Rats Mondo Bongo
17. The Stanglers The Meninblack
18. Bob Dylan Shot of Love
19. Steve Miller Band Circle of Love
20. King Crimson Discipline
21. Rolling Stones Tattoo You
22. Moody Blues Long Distance Voyager
23. The Searchers Play For Today
24. U2October
25. Genesis Abacab
26. Neil Young Reactor
27. Francoise Hardy A Suivre
28. Cheetah Rock'Roll Women
29. Cure The Faith
30. Echo & the Bunnymen Heaven Up Here
31. Joy Division Still
32. Robyn Hitchcock Black Snake Diamond Role
33. Rose Tattoo Assault & Battery
34. Police Ghost in the Machine
35. Men at Work Business as Usual
36. Eurythmics In the Garden
37. Joan Armatrading Walk Under Ladders
38. Kim Wilde Kim Wilde
39. Marianne Faithful Dangerous Acquaintances
40. Nico Drama of Exile


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