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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:144 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:2,537
Rank in 1980s89Overall Rank:613
Average Rating:  75/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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12.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:2,357
Rank in 1980s97Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  75/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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13.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,342
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:660
Average Rating:  79/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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14.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,278
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:670
Average Rating:  79/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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15.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,025
Rank in 1980s115Overall Rank:752
Average Rating:  75/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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16.

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:1,976
Rank in 1980s121Overall Rank:771
Average Rating:  79/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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17.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:1,890
Rank in 1980s128Overall Rank:803
Average Rating:  75/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 7 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:1,851
Rank in 1980s131Overall Rank:816
Average Rating:  76/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:1,744
Rank in 1980s137Overall Rank:860
Average Rating:  77/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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20.

Sound AffectsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1980Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:1,675
Rank in 1980s143Overall Rank:889
Average Rating:  77/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 1%
The Babys 2 0%
Queen 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
Linda Ronstadt 2 0%
Whitesnake 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 205 36%
United States 200 35%
Germany 21 4%
Canada 21 4%
Australia 16 3%
Italy 14 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
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