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Rolling Stone - Top albums of the 80's

This is a reader's list, so it doesn't count, but I figured I'd post it anyway.

1. The Joshua Tree, U2
2. Appetite For Destruction, Guns N' Roses
3. Thriller, Michael Jackson
4. Born in the USA, Bruce Springsteen
5. Purple Rain, Prince
6. Back in Black, AC/DC
7. The Queen is Dead, The Smiths
8. London Calling, The Clash
9. Disintigration, The Cure
10. Master of Puppets, Metallica

I'm surprised to see 7 and 9 on the list. About London Calling, apparently they're going by the US release dates.

Re: Rolling Stone - Top albums of the 80's

Here is the link to the true list, by the magazine:

Top 10:
10.Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
9.Richard and Linda Thompson - 'Shoot Out the Lights
8.R.E.M - Murmur
7.Michael Jackson - Thriller
6.Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.
5.Paul Simon - Graceland
4.Talking Heads - Remain in Light
3.U2 - The Joshua Tree
2.Prince - Purple Rain
1.The Clash - London Calling

RS Should Update That List...

it was done in 1989. Although it's done Essential Albums, 500 Greatest Albums, etc. since then.