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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, Peter Gabriel, The Pretenders 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:2,513
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:606
Average Rating: 75/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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12.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:2,296
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:664
Average Rating: 79/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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13.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,257
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:671
Average Rating: 79/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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14.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,199
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:684
Average Rating: 75/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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15.

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,038
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:734
Average Rating: 78/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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16.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:2,013
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:743
Average Rating: 75/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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17.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:1,928
Rank in 1980s123Overall Rank:782
Average Rating: 75/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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18.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:1,831
Rank in 1980s129Overall Rank:813
Average Rating: 76/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:1,746
Rank in 1980s134Overall Rank:850
Average Rating: 77/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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20.

Blizzard Of OzzUnited Kingdom Ozzy Osbourne
Year of Release:1980Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:1,543
Rank in 1980s150Overall Rank:946
Average Rating: 75/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 1%
Black Sabbath 2 0%
Severed Heads 2 0%
Dome 2 0%
Yes 2 0%
R. Stevie Moore 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 190 36%
United Kingdom 189 36%
Germany 20 4%
Canada 20 4%
Australia 15 3%
Italy 14 3%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
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