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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 17,000 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:140 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:2,523
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:618
Average Rating:  75/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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12.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:2,291
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:666
Average Rating:  79/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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13.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,271
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:671
Average Rating:  75/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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14.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,262
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:676
Average Rating:  79/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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15.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,015
Rank in 1980s114Overall Rank:763
Average Rating:  75/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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16.

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:1,980
Rank in 1980s118Overall Rank:770
Average Rating:  79/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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17.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:1,904
Rank in 1980s125Overall Rank:801
Average Rating:  75/100 (208 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:1,848
Rank in 1980s129Overall Rank:819
Average Rating:  76/100 (158 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:1,732
Rank in 1980s138Overall Rank:867
Average Rating:  77/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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20.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:1,664
Rank in 1980s143Overall Rank:894
Average Rating:  77/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 1%
The Blues Brothers 2 0%
Dome 2 0%
The Babys 2 0%
Severed Heads 2 0%
Queen 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 196 36%
United Kingdom 192 35%
Canada 20 4%
Germany 20 4%
Australia 16 3%
Italy 14 3%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
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