The following 49 records from 1981 are reviewed on this site:


Queen, Flash Gordon [7]


Brian Eno/David Byrne, My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts [10]

Elvis Costello, Trust [11]

Eric Clapton, Another Ticket [11]

J. J. Cale, Shades [10]

Phil Collins, Face Value [8]


Who, Face Dances [11]


Cure, Faith [10]

Grateful Dead, Reckoning [10]


Frank Zappa, Tinseltown Rebellion [8]

Frank Zappa, Shut Up 'N' Play Yer Guitar [11]

Moody Blues, Long Distance Voyager [10]


Duran Duran, Duran Duran [11]

George Harrison, Somewhere In England [9]


Grand Funk, Grand Funk Lives [9]

Nico, Drama Of Exile [11]

Ramones, Pleasant Dreams [10]


Alice Cooper, Special Forces [12]

Bob Dylan, Shot Of Love [11]

Electric Light Orchestra, Time [11]

Grateful Dead, Dead Set [9]

Replacements, Sorry Ma Forgot To Take Out The Trash [9]

Rolling Stones Tattoo You [14]

Steve Hackett, Cured [9]


Frank Zappa, You Are What You Is [13]

Genesis, Abacab [11]

Renaissance, Camera Camera [8]


Einstürzende Neubauten, Kollaps [11]

Eurythmics, In The Garden [13]

King Crimson, Discipline [13]

Police, Ghost In The Machine [13]

Ringo Starr, Stop And Smell The Roses [11]


10cc, Ten Out Of Ten [6]

AC/DC, For Those About To Rock We Salute You [8]

Black Sabbath, Mob Rules [8]

Cars, Shake It Up [11]

Depeche Mode, Speak And Spell [11]

Rod Stewart, Tonight I'm Yours [5]

Thin Lizzy, Renegade [9]


ABBA, The Visitors [10]

[Month unknown:]

Accept, Breaker [13]

Arthur Brown, Speak No Tech [11]

Birthday Party, Prayers On Fire [12]

Budgie, Nightflight [9]

Carl Wilson, Carl Wilson [9]

Elton John, The Fox [9]

Oingo Boingo, Only A Lad [12]

Residents, Mark Of The Mole [10]

Soft Machine, Land Of Cockayne [8]

U2, October [11]

The following 22 albums in MP3 from 1981 are reviewed on this site:

Camel: Nude

Foreigner: 4

Iggy Pop: Party

INXS: Underneath The Colours

Iron Maiden: Killers

Judas Priest: Point Of Entry

Kraftwerk: Computerwelt

Midnight Oil: Place Without A Postcard

Mike Oldfield: Five Miles Out

Motorhead: No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith

Nazareth: The Fool Circle

Ozzy Osbourne: Diary Of A Madman

Prince: Controversy

Rainbow: Difficult To Cure

Rick Wakeman: 1984

Rush: Moving Pictures

Rush: Exit... Stage Left

Siouxsie & The Banshees: Juju

Sparks: Whomp That Sucker

Tom Petty: Hard Promises

Van Halen: Fair Warning

ZZ Top: El Loco

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