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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s by Hayden (2014)  

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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: 06/01/2014 16:15 (Created: 12/04/2011 23:39). Chart size: 100 albums.

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On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:4,516
Rank in 1980s47Overall Rank:349
Average Rating: 83/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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2. (3) Up1

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:643 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:21,802
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: 85/100 (783 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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3. (4) Up1

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,099
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:712
Average Rating: 78/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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4. (5) Up1

Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:710 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:24,914
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: 84/100 (812 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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5. (6) Up1

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:508 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:15,853
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:93
Average Rating: 85/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,180 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:52,565
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,204 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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You Can't Hide Your Love ForeverUnited Kingdom Orange Juice
Year of Release:1982Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1982:20Rank Score:1,174
Rank in 1980s198Overall Rank:1,195
Average Rating: 78/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Fire Of LoveUnited States The Gun Club
Year of Release:1981Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1981:11Rank Score:1,665
Rank in 1980s142Overall Rank:884
Average Rating: 79/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Script Of The BridgeUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1983Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1983:11Rank Score:1,614
Rank in 1980s144Overall Rank:909
Average Rating: 76/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Spirit Of EdenUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1988Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 1988:4Rank Score:7,273
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:229
Average Rating: 83/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 18 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 9 9%
1985 10 10%
1986 8 8%
1987 6 6%
1988 9 9%
1989 12 12%
Artist Albums %


The Chameleons 3 3%
The Smiths 3 3%
The Replacements 3 3%
Dead Kennedys 2 2%
Television Personalities 2 2%
Pixies 2 2%
The Gun Club 2 2%
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Country Albums %


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

Top 100 Music Albums of the 1980s chart changes

Biggest climbers
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Rain Dogs
by Tom Waits
climbers Up 1 from 5th to 4th
Daydream Nation
by Sonic Youth
climbers Up 1 from 4th to 3rd
Colossal Youth
by Young Marble Giants
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 4 from 2nd to 6th
Doolittle
by Pixies

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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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