I went to Metafilter and all I got was this lousy blog entry
Top 100 albums of the '80s, courtesy of pitchforkmedia. The list is heavy on critically acceptables like The Mekons and Mission of Burma, and bereft of any Maiden or Mercyful Fate. Not even Master of Puppets, usually the token hipster acknowledgement of metal's existence, makes it on there.
Numbers 7–4 are a rich vein of fine music, though.
Weird timing on pichfork's part. Didn't we see a lot of these lists around, oh, 1990?