The 10 Greatest Albums of 1980

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, ‘Organisation’: Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark were one of the most inventive groups to emerge from the U.K. 

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, ‘Against the Wind’: Around 1974, blue-collar rocker Bob Seger made a vow to his frenemies.

The Cramps, ‘Songs the Lord Taught Us’: “I cut your head off and put in my TV set/I use your eyeballs for dials.

Jim Carroll, ‘Catholic Boy’: Has any punk rocker ever killed off as many memorable characters in one song .

Echo and the Bunnymen, ‘Crocodiles’: Echo and Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch was a post-punk wallower with a cocky edge.

Hall and Oates, ‘Voices: Ever savvy about the marketplace, H&O left their Philly soul.

ELO & Olivia Newton-John, ‘Xanadu: Olivia Newton-John starring in a Hollywood musical.

Kurtis Blow, ‘Kurtis Blow’: The first rap album released on a major label.

Rod Stewart, ‘Foolish Behaviour’: Stewart was at the height of his Hollywood excess when he made the wonderfully trashy Foolish Behaviour.

Bob Dylan, ‘Saved’: If Dylan fans didn’t get the message of his Christian reawakening on 1979.

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