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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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1980 year summaryThe best artists of 1980 were Talking Heads, Joy Division, AC/DC, Dead Kennedys, The Cure, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, The Pretenders, Dire Straits and Peter Gabriel.
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11.

Sandinista!United Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1980Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:2,501
Rank in 1980s85Overall Rank:592
Average Rating: 75/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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12.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:2,272
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:640
Average Rating: 79/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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13.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,224
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:653
Average Rating: 79/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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14.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,202
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:662
Average Rating: 75/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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15.

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,022
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:708
Average Rating: 78/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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16.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:1,896
Rank in 1980s115Overall Rank:754
Average Rating: 75/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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17.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:1,867
Rank in 1980s120Overall Rank:767
Average Rating: 75/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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18.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:1,788
Rank in 1980s128Overall Rank:794
Average Rating: 78/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:1,769
Rank in 1980s129Overall Rank:799
Average Rating: 76/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

Blizzard Of OzzUnited Kingdom Ozzy Osbourne
Year of Release:1980Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:1,503
Rank in 1980s149Overall Rank:928
Average Rating: 75/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 1%
The Clash 2 0%
Dolly Parton 2 0%
The Residents 2 0%
The Blues Brothers 2 0%
The Babys 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 188 36%
United States 188 36%
Canada 20 4%
Germany 19 4%
Australia 14 3%
Italy 14 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
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