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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 Dire Straits.
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11.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:2,656
Rank in 1980s93Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  79/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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12.

Seventeen SecondsUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1980Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:2,620
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:645
Average Rating:  78/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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13.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,526
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:666
Average Rating:  76/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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14.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,464
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:675
Average Rating:  80/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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15.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,347
Rank in 1980s111Overall Rank:708
Average Rating:  75/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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16.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:2,115
Rank in 1980s125Overall Rank:777
Average Rating:  77/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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17.

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:1,987
Rank in 1980s132Overall Rank:829
Average Rating:  79/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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18.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:1,951
Rank in 1980s133Overall Rank:837
Average Rating:  75/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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19.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:1,921
Rank in 1980s136Overall Rank:847
Average Rating:  77/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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20.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:1,902
Rank in 1980s137Overall Rank:853
Average Rating:  78/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 0%
The Fall 2 0%
Hazel O'Connor 2 0%
Status Quo 2 0%
Warren Zevon 2 0%
Ry Cooder 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 219 35%
United Kingdom 213 34%
Germany 25 4%
Canada 21 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
Australia 18 3%
France 18 3%
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