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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 20,000 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.

Seventeen SecondsUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1980Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:2,743
Rank in 1980s91Overall Rank:626
Average Rating:  78/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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12.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:2,701
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  80/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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13.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,486
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:674
Average Rating:  77/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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14.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,386
Rank in 1980s109Overall Rank:702
Average Rating:  80/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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15.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,343
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:718
Average Rating:  75/100 (375 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:2,112
Rank in 1980s124Overall Rank:780
Average Rating:  77/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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17.

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:1,999
Rank in 1980s130Overall Rank:823
Average Rating:  80/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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18.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:1,980
Rank in 1980s132Overall Rank:834
Average Rating:  79/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:1,929
Rank in 1980s137Overall Rank:852
Average Rating:  75/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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20.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:1,920
Rank in 1980s138Overall Rank:856
Average Rating:  77/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 0%
The Residents 2 0%
Xynn 2 0%
Dolly Parton 2 0%
Ry Cooder 2 0%
Saxon 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 220 35%
United Kingdom 214 34%
Germany 26 4%
Canada 21 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
Australia 18 3%
France 18 3%
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