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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:2,526
Rank in 1980s86Overall Rank:592
Average Rating: 75/100 (255 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:2,361
Rank in 1980s91Overall Rank:630
Average Rating: 79/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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13.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,202
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:670
Average Rating: 79/100 (180 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:2,194
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:672
Average Rating: 75/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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15.

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,070
Rank in 1980s104Overall Rank:705
Average Rating: 78/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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16.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:1,928
Rank in 1980s115Overall Rank:759
Average Rating: 75/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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17.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:1,920
Rank in 1980s117Overall Rank:761
Average Rating: 75/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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18.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:1,771
Rank in 1980s131Overall Rank:815
Average Rating: 76/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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19.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:1,732
Rank in 1980s135Overall Rank:836
Average Rating: 78/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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20.

Blizzard Of OzzUnited Kingdom Ozzy Osbourne
Year of Release:1980Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:1,500
Rank in 1980s152Overall Rank:939
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%
Utopia 2 0%
The Clash 2 0%
Linton Kwesi Johnson 2 0%
The Residents 2 0%
Teena Marie 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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