"1980 was an extraordinary year in music. It was the first year of
the new decade, the first year of the first completely Beatles-free
decade, and the first year of the first post-punk decade. 1980 also saw
the release of Back in Black, Boy, Second Edition, British Steel, London Calling (in the U.S., anyhow), Underwater Moonlight,Freedom of Choice, Los Angeles, Killing Joke, Black Sea, Dirty Mind, Closer, The Black Album, Ace of Spades, and Double Fantasy. Stunning."