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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 15,000 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, Dire Straits and Peter Gabriel.
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1.

Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1980Appears in:669 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:21,942
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: 85/100 (748 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:608 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:20,896
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: 85/100 (739 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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3.

Back In BlackAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1980Appears in:546 charts
Rank in 1980:3Rank Score:17,274
Rank in 1980s12Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: 79/100 (800 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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Fresh Fruit For Rotting VegetablesUnited States Dead Kennedys
Year of Release:1980Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1980:4Rank Score:5,767
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:272
Average Rating: 81/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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5.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1980Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1980:5Rank Score:3,649
Rank in 1980s60Overall Rank:419
Average Rating: 80/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

The RiverUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1980Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1980:6Rank Score:3,472
Rank in 1980s63Overall Rank:435
Average Rating: 78/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

PretendersUnited Kingdom The Pretenders
Year of Release:1980Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1980:7Rank Score:2,764
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:530
Average Rating: 78/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Making MoviesUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1980Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1980:8Rank Score:2,669
Rank in 1980s74Overall Rank:549
Average Rating: 76/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.

Peter Gabriel IIIUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1980Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1980:9Rank Score:2,635
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:557
Average Rating: 80/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

Seventeen SecondsUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1980Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1980:10Rank Score:2,502
Rank in 1980s83Overall Rank:586
Average Rating: 77/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 1%
Dolly Parton 2 0%
Suicide 2 0%
Black Sabbath 2 0%
Kevin Coyne 2 0%
Yes 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 188 36%
United Kingdom 187 36%
Germany 19 4%
Canada 19 4%
Italy 14 3%
Australia 14 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
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