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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: 04/16/2014 03:55 (Created: 12/04/2011 23:39). Chart size: 100 albums.

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On FireUnited States Galaxie 500
Year of Release:1989Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1989:5Rank Score:3,760
Rank in 1980s54Overall Rank:380
Average Rating: 83/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,056 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:47,772
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,062 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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3. (4) Up1

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:577 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:19,938
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: 85/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4. (3) Down1

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:1,447
Rank in 1980s143Overall Rank:915
Average Rating: 77/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5. (9) Up4

Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:650 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:23,771
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: 84/100 (712 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:14,319
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:97
Average Rating: 85/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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You Can't Hide Your Love ForeverUnited Kingdom Orange Juice
Year of Release:1982Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1982:24Rank Score:880
Rank in 1980s228Overall Rank:1,387
Average Rating: 76/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Fire Of LoveUnited States The Gun Club
Year of Release:1981Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1981:12Rank Score:1,333
Rank in 1980s159Overall Rank:985
Average Rating: 78/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Script Of The BridgeUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1983Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1983:11Rank Score:1,577
Rank in 1980s133Overall Rank:843
Average Rating: 77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Spirit Of EdenUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1988Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1988:4Rank Score:6,362
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:234
Average Rating: 84/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 15 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%
The Gun Club 2 2%
Talk Talk 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%

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84/100 (from 7 votes)
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88/100
  
95/100
10/27/2013 18:07
89/100
  
90/100
09/30/2013 21:30
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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 lethalnezzle 11/04/2012 02:11
I'm boosting my rating to 90/100 upon looking over this chart again. I'd recommend listening to Orange Juice's last album (1984's The Orange Juice) if you can find it. It's funkier and more slickly produced than the perfect YCHYLF, but despite losing some of the debut's boyish charm the songs are surprisingly strong. A hidden gem. Anyway, great '80s chart.
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From 5thbeatle 07/21/2012 01:47
Solid chart, lots I've missed.
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From lethalnezzle 06/18/2012 01:43
List is very nice, top 5 is perfect. Need to find a space in there somwhere for The Great Adventures of Slick Rick though.
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From joyofdivision 04/07/2012 23:11
Music from the Penguin Cafe is a great album, and well worth a listen. Your 80's chart is brilliant and possibly the best one I've seen yet :)
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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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