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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 16,000 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, The Cure, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, The Pretenders and Dire Straits.
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11.

Sandinista!United Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1980Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:2,515
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:599
Average Rating: 75/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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12.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:2,418
Rank in 1980s91Overall Rank:619
Average Rating: 79/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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13.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,201
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:677
Average Rating: 75/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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14.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,197
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:678
Average Rating: 79/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,131
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:691
Average Rating: 78/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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16.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:1,923
Rank in 1980s117Overall Rank:768
Average Rating: 75/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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17.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:1,923
Rank in 1980s118Overall Rank:769
Average Rating: 75/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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18.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:1,761
Rank in 1980s131Overall Rank:826
Average Rating: 76/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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19.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:1,731
Rank in 1980s134Overall Rank:842
Average Rating: 78/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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20.

Blizzard Of OzzUnited Kingdom Ozzy Osbourne
Year of Release:1980Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:1,510
Rank in 1980s150Overall Rank:939
Average Rating: 75/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 1%
Kevin Coyne 2 0%
Yes 2 0%
Whitesnake 2 0%
Heart 2 0%
Linda Ronstadt 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 192 36%
United Kingdom 188 35%
Canada 20 4%
Germany 20 4%
Australia 15 3%
Italy 14 3%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
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