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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, The Cure, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, The Pretenders, Peter Gabriel and Dire Straits.
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11.

Sandinista!United Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1980Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:2,530
Rank in 1980s86Overall Rank:593
Average Rating: 75/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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12.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:2,252
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:657
Average Rating: 79/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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13.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,216
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:667
Average Rating: 75/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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14.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,193
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:673
Average Rating: 79/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,041
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:708
Average Rating: 78/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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16.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:1,911
Rank in 1980s116Overall Rank:758
Average Rating: 75/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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17.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:1,899
Rank in 1980s120Overall Rank:763
Average Rating: 75/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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18.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:1,783
Rank in 1980s130Overall Rank:806
Average Rating: 78/100 (158 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:1,772
Rank in 1980s131Overall Rank:812
Average Rating: 76/100 (151 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:1,500
Rank in 1980s153Overall Rank:935
Average Rating: 75/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 1%
The Blues Band 2 0%
Magazine 2 0%
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 2 0%
Dolly Parton 2 0%
Family Fodder 2 0%
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Country Albums %


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