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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 23,000 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, Peter Gabriel, The Pretenders, The Clash and Dire Straits.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1980Appears in:974 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:31,345
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:49
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,125 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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2.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:832 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:26,222
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,058 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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3.

Back In BlackAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1980Appears in:720 charts
Rank in 1980:3Rank Score:20,977
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:89
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,099 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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4.

Fresh Fruit For Rotting VegetablesUnited States Dead Kennedys
Year of Release:1980Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1980:4Rank Score:7,449
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  81/100 (403 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1980Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1980:5Rank Score:5,193
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  80/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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6.

The RiverUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1980Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1980:6Rank Score:4,945
Rank in 1980s58Overall Rank:407
Average Rating:  78/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Peter Gabriel IIIUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1980Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1980:7Rank Score:4,177
Rank in 1980s67Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  81/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

PretendersUnited Kingdom The Pretenders
Year of Release:1980Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1980:8Rank Score:3,429
Rank in 1980s78Overall Rank:560
Average Rating:  78/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

Sandinista!United Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1980Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1980:9Rank Score:3,333
Rank in 1980s82Overall Rank:579
Average Rating:  75/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

Making MoviesUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1980Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1980:10Rank Score:3,132
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:618
Average Rating:  77/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Cabaret Voltaire 4 1%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Tangerine Dream 3 0%
Cockney Rejects 2 0%
Bunny Wailer 2 0%
Utopia 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 274 35%
United Kingdom 256 33%
Germany 32 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 24 3%
Jamaica 22 3%
France 19 2%
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