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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 16,000 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:138 charts
Rank in 1980:11Rank Score:2,525
Rank in 1980s88Overall Rank:612
Average Rating: 75/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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12.

Crazy RhythmsUnited States The Feelies
Year of Release:1980Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1980:12Rank Score:2,288
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:668
Average Rating: 79/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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13.

Permanent WavesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1980Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1980:13Rank Score:2,259
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:673
Average Rating: 79/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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14.

Heaven And HellUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1980Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1980:14Rank Score:2,202
Rank in 1980s102Overall Rank:687
Average Rating: 75/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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15.

Colossal YouthUnited Kingdom Young Marble Giants
Year of Release:1980Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,042
Rank in 1980s110Overall Rank:738
Average Rating: 79/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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16.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1980:16Rank Score:2,030
Rank in 1980s112Overall Rank:744
Average Rating: 75/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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17.

Zenyatta MondattaUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1980Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1980:17Rank Score:1,873
Rank in 1980s127Overall Rank:806
Average Rating: 75/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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18.

Get Happy!!United Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1980Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1980:18Rank Score:1,845
Rank in 1980s128Overall Rank:814
Average Rating: 76/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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19.

Ace Of SpadesUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1980Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1980:19Rank Score:1,746
Rank in 1980s135Overall Rank:854
Average Rating: 77/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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20.

Blizzard Of OzzUnited Kingdom Ozzy Osbourne
Year of Release:1980Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1980:20Rank Score:1,543
Rank in 1980s150Overall Rank:951
Average Rating: 75/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1980 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Cabaret Voltaire 3 1%
Art Ensemble Of Chicago 2 0%
The Monochrome Set 2 0%
Heart 2 0%
Saxon 2 0%
Linton Kwesi Johnson 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 194 36%
United Kingdom 191 35%
Germany 20 4%
Canada 20 4%
Australia 16 3%
Italy 14 3%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
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