Rock music underwent rapid growth throughout the 1980s, which gave rise to a number of outstanding albums that are still recognizable today. The hard rock anthem “Appetite for Destruction” by Guns N’ Roses debuted, capturing the unbridled intensity of the genre and highlighting Axl Rose’s distinctive vocals. U2’s “The Joshua Tree” cemented the band’s reputation as world-renowned artists by fusing moving lyrics with a massive aural setting. Fans and critics alike were moved by The Cure’s ethereal sounds, and their album “Disintegration” went on to become a landmark in post-punk and gothic rock. Furthermore, “Back in Black” by AC/DC, which had timeless anthems and thrilling performances, established the benchmark for great hard rock albums.
Best Rock Albums 1980's