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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 18,000 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.

Seventeen SecondsUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1980Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:2,613
Rank in 1980s91Overall Rank:618
Average Rating:  78/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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12.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:2,459
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:657
Average Rating:  76/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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13.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,451
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:660
Average Rating:  80/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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14.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,247
Rank in 1980s107Overall Rank:705
Average Rating:  80/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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15.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,035
Rank in 1980s123Overall Rank:776
Average Rating:  75/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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16.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:1,957
Rank in 1980s128Overall Rank:802
Average Rating:  77/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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17.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:1,943
Rank in 1980s129Overall Rank:809
Average Rating:  75/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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18.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:1,901
Rank in 1980s130Overall Rank:823
Average Rating:  77/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:1,766
Rank in 1980s142Overall Rank:885
Average Rating:  79/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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20.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:1,740
Rank in 1980s146Overall Rank:899
Average Rating:  78/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 2%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 1%
The Clash 2 0%
The Blues Brothers 2 0%
The Residents 2 0%
Teena Marie 2 0%
The Babys 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 210 35%
United Kingdom 209 35%
Germany 22 4%
Canada 21 4%
Australia 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 16 3%
Italy 14 2%
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