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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 19,000 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, The Cure, Peter Gabriel, The Pretenders and The Clash.
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11.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:2,675
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:621
Average Rating:  80/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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12.

Seventeen SecondsUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1980Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:2,577
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:646
Average Rating:  78/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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13.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,482
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:663
Average Rating:  76/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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14.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,272
Rank in 1980s113Overall Rank:722
Average Rating:  80/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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15.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,208
Rank in 1980s117Overall Rank:746
Average Rating:  75/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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16.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:2,115
Rank in 1980s122Overall Rank:772
Average Rating:  77/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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17.

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:2,071
Rank in 1980s125Overall Rank:787
Average Rating:  79/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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18.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:1,906
Rank in 1980s135Overall Rank:843
Average Rating:  75/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:1,866
Rank in 1980s139Overall Rank:861
Average Rating:  78/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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20.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:1,843
Rank in 1980s141Overall Rank:872
Average Rating:  77/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 2%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 0%
Teena Marie 2 0%
REO Speedwagon 2 0%
The Clash 2 0%
Nurse With Wound 2 0%
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 218 35%
United Kingdom 213 34%
Germany 25 4%
Canada 21 3%
Australia 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
France 17 3%
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