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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 24,000 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 Cure, The Pretenders and The Clash.
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11.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:3,009
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:644
Average Rating:  80/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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12.

Seventeen SecondsUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1980Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:2,916
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:661
Average Rating:  78/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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13.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,795
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:690
Average Rating:  80/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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14.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,736
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:705
Average Rating:  76/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,706
Rank in 1980s110Overall Rank:713
Average Rating:  75/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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16.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:2,384
Rank in 1980s127Overall Rank:798
Average Rating:  77/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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17.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:2,122
Rank in 1980s136Overall Rank:882
Average Rating:  78/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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18.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:2,082
Rank in 1980s141Overall Rank:900
Average Rating:  79/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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19.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:2,069
Rank in 1980s142Overall Rank:908
Average Rating:  75/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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20.

Blizzard Of OzzUnited Kingdom Ozzy Osbourne
Year of Release:1980Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:1,941
Rank in 1980s151Overall Rank:969
Average Rating:  76/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 14 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%
The Monochrome Set 2 0%
Art Ensemble Of Chicago 2 0%
The Babys 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 277 36%
United Kingdom 260 33%
Germany 32 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 24 3%
Jamaica 22 3%
Italy 19 2%
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