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Best Albums of the 1980s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1980s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 15,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
1980647157,714 Remain In Light (59th)
by Talking Heads
198169983,190 Moving Pictures (153rd)
by Rush
1982716108,786 Thriller (72nd)
by Michael Jackson
198366295,986 Murmur (133rd)
by R.E.M.
1984702137,023 Purple Rain (115th)
by Prince & The Revolution
1985645105,634 Rain Dogs (100th)
by Tom Waits
1986728151,631 The Queen Is Dead (22nd)
by The Smiths
1987788151,741 The Joshua Tree (32nd)
by U2
1988819137,868 Daydream Nation (47th)
by Sonic Youth
1989867196,308 Doolittle (19th)
by Pixies
Total7,2731,325,881

The best artists of the 1980s were The Smiths, Pixies, U2, The Cure, The Stone Roses, Metallica, Sonic Youth, Talking Heads, R.E.M. and Guns N' Roses.
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131.

Dare!United Kingdom The Human League
Year of Release:1981Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1981:8Rank Score:1,735
Rank in 1980s131Overall Rank:811
Average Rating: 74/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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132.

The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1United States The Traveling Wilburys
Year of Release:1988Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1988:15Rank Score:1,731
Rank in 1980s132Overall Rank:813
Average Rating: 77/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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133.

Tunnel Of LoveUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1987Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1987:16Rank Score:1,722
Rank in 1980s133Overall Rank:816
Average Rating: 75/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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134.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,710
Rank in 1980s134Overall Rank:821
Average Rating: 77/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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135.

EnergyUnited States Operation Ivy
Year of Release:1989Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1989:15Rank Score:1,707
Rank in 1980s135Overall Rank:822
Average Rating: 74/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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136.

TimeUnited Kingdom Electric Light Orchestra
Year of Release:1981Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1981:9Rank Score:1,663
Rank in 1980s136Overall Rank:844
Average Rating: 71/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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137.

Combat RockUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1982Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1982:12Rank Score:1,645
Rank in 1980s137Overall Rank:848
Average Rating: 75/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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138.

DarklandsUnited Kingdom The Jesus and Mary Chain
Year of Release:1987Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1987:17Rank Score:1,637
Rank in 1980s138Overall Rank:855
Average Rating: 77/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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139.

Script Of The BridgeUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1983Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1983:11Rank Score:1,613
Rank in 1980s139Overall Rank:871
Average Rating: 76/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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140.

Meat Puppets IIUnited States Meat Puppets
Year of Release:1984Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1984:17Rank Score:1,612
Rank in 1980s140Overall Rank:872
Average Rating: 79/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 110 11%
1981 115 12%
1982 96 10%
1983 93 9%
1984 101 10%
1985 89 9%
1986 100 10%
1987 91 9%
1988 105 11%
1989 100 10%
Artist Albums %


The Cure 9 1%
Iron Maiden 8 1%
R.E.M. 8 1%
Talking Heads 7 1%
The Smiths 7 1%
Eurythmics 7 1%
U2 7 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 409 41%
United States 399 40%
Australia 42 4%
Canada 27 3%
Norway 15 2%
Germany 15 2%
Ireland 12 1%
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