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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1980Appears in:679 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:22,357
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: 85/100 (771 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:620 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:21,187
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: 85/100 (762 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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3.

Back In BlackAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1980Appears in:559 charts
Rank in 1980:3Rank Score:17,564
Rank in 1980s12Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: 79/100 (824 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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4.

Fresh Fruit For Rotting VegetablesUnited States Dead Kennedys
Year of Release:1980Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1980:4Rank Score:5,783
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:275
Average Rating: 80/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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5.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1980Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1980:5Rank Score:3,700
Rank in 1980s60Overall Rank:420
Average Rating: 80/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

The RiverUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1980Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1980:6Rank Score:3,545
Rank in 1980s64Overall Rank:439
Average Rating: 78/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

PretendersUnited Kingdom The Pretenders
Year of Release:1980Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1980:7Rank Score:2,837
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:527
Average Rating: 78/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Peter Gabriel IIIUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1980Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1980:8Rank Score:2,706
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:556
Average Rating: 80/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.

Making MoviesUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1980Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1980:9Rank Score:2,677
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:558
Average Rating: 76/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Seventeen SecondsUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1980Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1980:10Rank Score:2,577
Rank in 1980s83Overall Rank:581
Average Rating: 77/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 1%
Nurse With Wound 2 0%
The Blues Brothers 2 0%
The Babys 2 0%
The Blues Band 2 0%
Queen 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 192 36%
United Kingdom 188 35%
Germany 20 4%
Canada 20 4%
Australia 15 3%
Italy 14 3%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
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