Rolling Stone Five-Star Rated (Mostly Rock) Albums: The 1980s

All of the five-star rated albums (as reviewed by a certain music magazine that gathers no moss).

2008-11-25 – Added ALBUM: The Sound Of The Smiths: The Very Best of the Smiths; ARTIST: The Smiths.
2005-07-04 – Initially published.

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  1. 1989; ALBUM: The Sound Of The Smiths: The Very Best of the Smiths; ARTIST: The Smiths
  2. 1989; ALBUM: Freedom; ARTIST: Neil Young
  3. 1989; ALBUM: Doolittle; ARTIST: Pixies
  4. 1988; ALBUM: Straight Outta Compton; ARTIST: N.W.A.
  5. 1988; ALBUM: Daydream Nation; ARTIST: Sonic Youth
  6. 1987; ALBUM: Tunnel of Love; ARTIST: Bruce Springsteen
  7. 1987; ALBUM: The Joshua Tree; ARTIST: U2
  8. 1987; ALBUM: Sign ‘O’ the Times; ARTIST: Prince
  9. 1987; ALBUM: Document; ARTIST: R.E.M.
  10. 1987; ALBUM: Appetite for Destruction; ARTIST: Guns N’ Roses
  11. 1986; ALBUM: The Queen is Dead; ARTIST: The Smiths
  12. 1986; ALBUM: Raising Hell; ARTIST: Run-D.M.C.
  13. 1986; ALBUM: Master of Puppets; ARTIST: Metallica
  14. 1986; ALBUM: Graceland; ARTIST: Paul Simon
  15. 1985; ALBUM: Rain Dogs; ARTIST: Tom Waits
  16. 1985; ALBUM: Essential Clash; ARTIST: The Clash
  17. 1984; ALBUM: Diamond Life; ARTIST: Sade
  18. 1984; ALBUM: Born in the U.S.A.; ARTIST: Bruce Springsteen
  19. 1983; ALBUM: The Final Cut; ARTIST: Pink Floyd
  20. 1982; ALBUM: Tug Of War; ARTIST: Paul McCartney
  21. 1982; ALBUM: The Message; ARTIST: Grandmaster Flash
  22. 1982; ALBUM: The Blue Mask; ARTIST: Lou Reed
  23. 1982; ALBUM: Original Musiquarium I; ARTIST: Stevie Wonder
  24. 1982; ALBUM: It’s Hard; ARTIST: The Who
  25. 1981; ALBUM: Tattoo You; ARTIST: The Rolling Stones
  26. 1981; ALBUM: Pirates; ARTIST: Rickie Lee Jones
  27. 1980; ALBUM: Zenyatta Mondatta; ARTIST: The Police
  28. 1980; ALBUM: Sandinista!; ARTIST: The Clash
  29. 1980; ALBUM: Remain in Light; ARTIST: Talking Heads

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