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Best Albums of 1981

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1981 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 25,000 greatest album charts.

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1981 year summaryThe best artists of 1981 were Rush, Black Flag, King Crimson, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Kraftwerk, The Police, The Cure, The Human League and Electric Light Orchestra.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Moving PicturesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1981Appears in:506 charts
Rank in 1981:1Rank Score:13,771
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:155
Average Rating:  82/100 (727 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

DamagedUnited States Black Flag
Year of Release:1981Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1981:2Rank Score:3,224
Rank in 1980s92Overall Rank:628
Average Rating:  77/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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3.

DisciplineUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1981Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1981:3Rank Score:3,046
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:657
Average Rating:  79/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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4.

My Life In The Bush Of GhostsMixed Nationality Brian Eno & David Byrne
Year of Release:1981Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1981:4Rank Score:2,882
Rank in 1980s105Overall Rank:690
Average Rating:  77/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

Computer WorldGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1981Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1981:5Rank Score:2,800
Rank in 1980s108Overall Rank:712
Average Rating:  80/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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6.

JujuUnited Kingdom Siouxsie And The Banshees
Year of Release:1981Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1981:6Rank Score:2,646
Rank in 1980s117Overall Rank:750
Average Rating:  78/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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7.

Ghost In The MachineUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1981Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1981:7Rank Score:2,634
Rank in 1980s119Overall Rank:755
Average Rating:  75/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

FaithUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1981Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1981:8Rank Score:2,428
Rank in 1980s127Overall Rank:822
Average Rating:  76/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

DareUnited Kingdom The Human League
Year of Release:1981Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1981:9Rank Score:2,326
Rank in 1980s129Overall Rank:842
Average Rating:  74/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

TimeUnited Kingdom Electric Light Orchestra
Year of Release:1981Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1981:10Rank Score:2,310
Rank in 1980s130Overall Rank:847
Average Rating:  72/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1981 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Frank Zappa 5 1%
Whitehouse 3 0%
Tangerine Dream 2 0%
Johnny Cash 2 0%
UB40 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 306 34%
United Kingdom 252 28%
Germany 54 6%
Australia 42 5%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
France 27 3%
Canada 27 3%
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