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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 20,000 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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11.

Seventeen SecondsUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1980Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:2,835
Rank in 1980s90Overall Rank:613
Average Rating:  78/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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12.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:2,743
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:633
Average Rating:  80/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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13.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,614
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:655
Average Rating:  80/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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14.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,495
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:679
Average Rating:  77/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,349
Rank in 1980s113Overall Rank:722
Average Rating:  75/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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16.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:2,061
Rank in 1980s128Overall Rank:812
Average Rating:  77/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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17.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:1,981
Rank in 1980s134Overall Rank:845
Average Rating:  79/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:1,980
Rank in 1980s135Overall Rank:846
Average Rating:  80/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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19.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:1,930
Rank in 1980s138Overall Rank:867
Average Rating:  75/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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20.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:1,926
Rank in 1980s139Overall Rank:868
Average Rating:  77/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 0%
Black Sabbath 2 0%
Borbetomagus 2 0%
Ry Cooder 2 0%
Dome 2 0%
The Clash 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 220 34%
United Kingdom 215 34%
Germany 26 4%
Canada 21 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
Australia 18 3%
France 18 3%
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