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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 16,000 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.
1980672160,918 Remain In Light (59th)
by Talking Heads
198172485,068 Moving Pictures (164th)
by Rush
1982742111,111 Thriller (72nd)
by Michael Jackson
198369698,275 Murmur (135th)
by R.E.M.
1984738140,046 Purple Rain (116th)
by Prince & The Revolution
1985677108,267 Rain Dogs (98th)
by Tom Waits
1986765155,719 The Queen Is Dead (22nd)
by The Smiths
1987826154,192 The Joshua Tree (32nd)
by U2
1988855141,209 Daydream Nation (47th)
by Sonic Youth
1989900200,525 Doolittle (19th)
by Pixies
Total7,5951,355,331

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

Combat RockUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1982Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1982:12Rank Score:1,738
Rank in 1980s131Overall Rank:830
Average Rating: 76/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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132.

Tunnel Of LoveUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1987Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1987:16Rank Score:1,738
Rank in 1980s132Overall Rank:831
Average Rating: 75/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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133.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:1,730
Rank in 1980s133Overall Rank:834
Average Rating: 78/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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134.

Low LifeUnited Kingdom New Order
Year of Release:1985Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1985:13Rank Score:1,714
Rank in 1980s134Overall Rank:842
Average Rating: 78/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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135.

Dare!United Kingdom The Human League
Year of Release:1981Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1981:8Rank Score:1,705
Rank in 1980s135Overall Rank:846
Average Rating: 73/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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136.

TimeUnited Kingdom Electric Light Orchestra
Year of Release:1981Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1981:9Rank Score:1,690
Rank in 1980s136Overall Rank:852
Average Rating: 71/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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137.

Bad BrainsUnited States Bad Brains
Year of Release:1982Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1982:13Rank Score:1,683
Rank in 1980s137Overall Rank:855
Average Rating: 73/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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138.

JujuUnited Kingdom Siouxsie & The Banshees
Year of Release:1981Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1981:10Rank Score:1,654
Rank in 1980s138Overall Rank:871
Average Rating: 76/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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139.

ParadeUnited States Prince & The Revolution
Year of Release:1986Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1986:13Rank Score:1,637
Rank in 1980s139Overall Rank:875
Average Rating: 75/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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140.

Script Of The BridgeUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1983Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1983:11Rank Score:1,624
Rank in 1980s140Overall Rank:885
Average Rating: 76/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 111 11%
1981 111 11%
1982 96 10%
1983 94 9%
1984 100 10%
1985 88 9%
1986 105 11%
1987 93 9%
1988 103 10%
1989 99 10%
Artist Albums %


The Cure 9 1%
R.E.M. 8 1%
Iron Maiden 8 1%
The Smiths 7 1%
U2 7 1%
Depeche Mode 7 1%
Ramones 7 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 411 41%
United States 399 40%
Australia 41 4%
Canada 26 3%
Germany 15 2%
Norway 15 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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