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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 25,000 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:180 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:3,150
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:642
Average Rating:  80/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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12.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:3,043
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:658
Average Rating:  79/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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13.

Seventeen SecondsUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1980Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:3,030
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:663
Average Rating:  78/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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14.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,859
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:695
Average Rating:  76/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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15.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,689
Rank in 1980s114Overall Rank:738
Average Rating:  75/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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16.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:2,494
Rank in 1980s125Overall Rank:794
Average Rating:  78/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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17.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:2,441
Rank in 1980s126Overall Rank:815
Average Rating:  76/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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18.

Dirty MindUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1980Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:2,145
Rank in 1980s139Overall Rank:900
Average Rating:  76/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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19.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:2,087
Rank in 1980s148Overall Rank:931
Average Rating:  78/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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20.

Los AngelesUnited States X
Year of Release:1980Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:2,077
Rank in 1980s149Overall Rank:935
Average Rating:  78/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
Cabaret Voltaire 4 0%
Tangerine Dream 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
The Blues Brothers 2 0%
Linton Kwesi Johnson 2 0%
The Babys 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 286 35%
United Kingdom 265 33%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 25 3%
Jamaica 22 3%
France 19 2%
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