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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 Clash, The Pretenders and Dire Straits.
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11.

Seventeen SecondsUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1980Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:2,957
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:639
Average Rating:  78/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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12.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:2,909
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:649
Average Rating:  81/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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13.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,781
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:668
Average Rating:  80/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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14.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,771
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:670
Average Rating:  75/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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15.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,677
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:695
Average Rating:  76/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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16.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:2,228
Rank in 1980s128Overall Rank:820
Average Rating:  77/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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17.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:2,143
Rank in 1980s131Overall Rank:844
Average Rating:  78/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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18.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:2,066
Rank in 1980s140Overall Rank:883
Average Rating:  79/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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19.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:1,947
Rank in 1980s147Overall Rank:938
Average Rating:  75/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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20.

Dirty MindUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1980Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:1,933
Rank in 1980s149Overall Rank:943
Average Rating:  76/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Cabaret Voltaire 4 1%
Tangerine Dream 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Queen 2 0%
Scientist 2 0%
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 272 35%
United Kingdom 255 33%
Germany 32 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 24 3%
Jamaica 22 3%
France 19 2%
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