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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 25,000 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.
19801,098219,376 Remain In Light (51st)
by Talking Heads
19811,159121,422 Moving Pictures (155th)
by Rush
19821,160154,888 Thriller (74th)
by Michael Jackson
19831,115140,286 Murmur (139th)
by R.E.M.
19841,169193,807 Purple Rain (107th)
by Prince And The Revolution
19851,092148,080 Rain Dogs (105th)
by Tom Waits
19861,195213,850 The Queen Is Dead (21st)
by The Smiths
19871,298208,256 The Joshua Tree (32nd)
by U2
19881,279191,171 Daydream Nation (56th)
by Sonic Youth
19891,324269,101 Doolittle (19th)
by Pixies
Total11,8891,860,237

The best artists of the 1980s were The Smiths, Pixies, Prince, U2, The Cure, The Stone Roses, Metallica, Talking Heads, Sonic Youth and R.E.M..
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RankAlbumArtist
591.

A Secret WishGermany Propaganda
Year of Release:1985Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1985:45Rank Score:394
Rank in 1980s591Overall Rank:3,643
Average Rating:  79/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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592.

Robbie RobertsonCanada Robbie Robertson
Year of Release:1987Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1987:58Rank Score:392
Rank in 1980s592Overall Rank:3,650
Average Rating:  73/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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593.

Pleasant DreamsUnited States Ramones
Year of Release:1981Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1981:70Rank Score:390
Rank in 1980s593Overall Rank:3,664
Average Rating:  71/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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594.

Various PositionsCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1984:62Rank Score:390
Rank in 1980s594Overall Rank:3,670
Average Rating:  74/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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595.

Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death
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United States Dead Kennedys
Year of Release:1987Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1987:59Rank Score:389
Rank in 1980s595Overall Rank:3,674
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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596.

Welcome To The Beautiful SouthUnited Kingdom The Beautiful South
Year of Release:1989Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1989:56Rank Score:388
Rank in 1980s596Overall Rank:3,677
Average Rating:  75/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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597.

Club Classics, Vol. 1United Kingdom Soul II Soul
Year of Release:1989Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1989:57Rank Score:388
Rank in 1980s597Overall Rank:3,682
Average Rating:  73/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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598.

Bonded By BloodUnited States Exodus
Year of Release:1985Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1985:46Rank Score:385
Rank in 1980s598Overall Rank:3,698
Average Rating:  76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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599.

Crest Of A KnaveUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1987Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1987:60Rank Score:385
Rank in 1980s599Overall Rank:3,699
Average Rating:  67/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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600.

Rock For LightUnited States Bad Brains
Year of Release:1983Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1983:55Rank Score:385
Rank in 1980s600Overall Rank:3,700
Average Rating:  74/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1980s composition

Year Albums %


1980 109 11%
1981 121 12%
1982 97 10%
1983 100 10%
1984 98 10%
1985 85 9%
1986 104 10%
1987 92 9%
1988 97 10%
1989 97 10%
Artist Albums %


The Cure 10 1%
R.E.M. 8 1%
Rush 8 1%
Depeche Mode 8 1%
Iron Maiden 8 1%
The Smiths 7 1%
U2 7 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 413 41%
United States 396 40%
Australia 43 4%
Canada 28 3%
Germany 19 2%
Ireland 14 1%
Argentina 11 1%
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