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Best Albums of 1980

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1980 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 19,000 greatest album charts.

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1980 year summaryThe best artists of 1980 were Talking Heads, Joy Division, AC/DC, Dead Kennedys, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, The Cure, Peter Gabriel, The Pretenders and Dire Straits.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1980Appears in:800 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:25,606
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (893 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:704 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:23,361
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (860 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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3.

Back In BlackAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1980Appears in:629 charts
Rank in 1980:3Rank Score:18,788
Rank in 1980s12Overall Rank:84
Average Rating:  79/100 (927 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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4.

Fresh Fruit For Rotting VegetablesUnited States Dead Kennedys
Year of Release:1980Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1980:4Rank Score:5,864
Rank in 1980s39Overall Rank:296
Average Rating:  81/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1980Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1980:5Rank Score:4,200
Rank in 1980s58Overall Rank:417
Average Rating:  80/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

The RiverUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1980Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1980:6Rank Score:4,108
Rank in 1980s59Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  78/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

Peter Gabriel IIIUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1980Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1980:7Rank Score:3,538
Rank in 1980s68Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  81/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

PretendersUnited Kingdom The Pretenders
Year of Release:1980Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1980:8Rank Score:3,198
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  78/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

Making MoviesUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1980Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1980:9Rank Score:2,873
Rank in 1980s84Overall Rank:583
Average Rating:  75/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Sandinista!United Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1980Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1980:10Rank Score:2,842
Rank in 1980s86Overall Rank:589
Average Rating:  75/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 2%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 0%
Stiff Little Fingers 2 0%
Ry Cooder 2 0%
Yes 2 0%
R. Stevie Moore 2 0%
Linda Ronstadt 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 216 35%
United Kingdom 211 35%
Germany 22 4%
Canada 21 3%
Australia 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 16 3%
Italy 15 2%
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