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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 26,000 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:203 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:3,197
Rank in 1980s95Overall Rank:646
Average Rating:  78/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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12.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:3,157
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:651
Average Rating:  80/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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13.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:3,147
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:653
Average Rating:  79/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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14.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,941
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:697
Average Rating:  76/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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15.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,762
Rank in 1980s117Overall Rank:736
Average Rating:  75/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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16.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:2,555
Rank in 1980s125Overall Rank:794
Average Rating:  79/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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17.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:2,485
Rank in 1980s127Overall Rank:816
Average Rating:  76/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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18.

Los AngelesUnited States X
Year of Release:1980Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:2,149
Rank in 1980s144Overall Rank:923
Average Rating:  78/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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19.

Dirty MindUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1980Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:2,138
Rank in 1980s146Overall Rank:927
Average Rating:  77/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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20.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:2,091
Rank in 1980s152Overall Rank:947
Average Rating:  75/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 3%
Cabaret Voltaire 4 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Tangerine Dream 3 0%
Gregory Isaacs 2 0%
Scientist 2 0%
Queen 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 290 36%
United Kingdom 268 33%
Germany 37 5%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Canada 25 3%
Jamaica 22 3%
Italy 19 2%
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