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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s by Hayden (2016)  

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This chart isn't based off my overall chart, or influence, or importance, or anything. It's just what albums from the 80's I'm enjoying right now.

I found that the 80's were the only decade that I didn't like the 'big' albums in (Thriller, Back To Black, Stone Roses, Appetite To Destruction, Joshua Tree, It Takes A Nation Of Millions, Murmur, Paul's Boutique) ,but preferred the undiscovered stuff, and all the experimental albums that no one really found out about. (well...Some people found out about them I guess, other wise I'd most likely never get hold of them)

Chart updated: 11/14/2016 21:45 (Created: 12/04/2011 23:39). Chart size: 100 albums.

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On FireUnited States Galaxie 500

(First added to chart: 12/04/2011)
Year of Release:1989Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:5,864
Rank in 1980s48Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  83/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division

(First added to chart: 12/04/2011)
Year of Release:1980Appears in:873 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:27,266
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,136 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants

(First added to chart: 12/04/2011)
Year of Release:1980Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1980:24Rank Score:1,672
Rank in 1980s183Overall Rank:1,136
Average Rating:  79/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth

(First added to chart: 03/01/2012)
Year of Release:1988Appears in:961 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:31,209
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,151 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths

(First added to chart: 12/04/2011)
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,515 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:62,170
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,698 votes)
Comments: 171 comments
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DoolittleUnited States Pixies

(First added to chart: 12/04/2011)
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,615 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:68,510
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,788 votes)
Comments: 191 comments
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Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits

(First added to chart: 12/04/2011)
Year of Release:1985Appears in:696 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:19,401
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (810 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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You Can't Hide Your Love ForeverUnited Kingdom Orange Juice

(First added to chart: 05/13/2012)
Year of Release:1982Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1982:28Rank Score:1,104
Rank in 1980s263Overall Rank:1,599
Average Rating:  79/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Fire Of LoveUnited States The Gun Club

(First added to chart: 04/21/2012)
Year of Release:1981Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1981:12Rank Score:2,185
Rank in 1980s137Overall Rank:892
Average Rating:  79/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Script Of The BridgeUnited Kingdom The Chameleons

(First added to chart: 12/04/2011)
Year of Release:1983Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1983:12Rank Score:2,130
Rank in 1980s143Overall Rank:914
Average Rating:  78/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 13 13%
1981 17 17%
1982 11 11%
1983 5 5%
1984 10 10%
1985 9 9%
1986 8 8%
1987 6 6%
1988 9 9%
1989 12 12%
Artist Albums %


The Chameleons 3 3%
The Replacements 3 3%
The Smiths 3 3%
The Gun Club 2 2%
Talk Talk 2 2%
Galaxie 500 2 2%
Talking Heads 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 47 47%
United Kingdom 45 45%
Australia 5 5%
France 1 1%
Jamaica 1 1%
Estonia 1 1%

Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s chart changes

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fallers Down 1 from 56th to 57th
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fallers Down 1 from 57th to 58th
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From PsychologistHD 08/13/2015 20:58
42 albums in common.

Hello, friend.
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From VanillaBean 02/09/2015 17:26
Discovered On Fire thanks to this chart. Great work as usual Hayden!
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From greatson 06/27/2014 10:24
Great, great Chart!!
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From Antonio-Pedro 10/27/2013 18:08
Great chart This List Represents your vision and musical vision of this decade
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From sssvnnn 09/30/2013 21:30
Again a brilliant decade Chart: Very much feeling for the 80´s!
Lot´s of typical 80`s bands with brilliant albums.
I think the BEA members who don´t like the 80`s music stick to much in the traditional rock`n`roll thinking.
There are so many gorgeous "New-Wave" bands - as your chart proofs.
Lot´s of rare picks...
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From 5thbeatle 07/21/2012 01:47
Solid chart, lots I've missed.
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From armoury 04/05/2012 14:25
I don't understand how Murmur and Stone Roses are "Big albums" especially when Queen is Dead is supposedly not, for the record all 3 are classics
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From CellarDoor 12/04/2011 22:30
Didn't know you liked Young Marble Giants :)
Beautiful top 10 ! I haven't added any EPs to my charts, but You Made Me Realise is a P.E.R.F.E.C.T. release !
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