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RankAlbumArtist
19.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:2,096 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:83,083
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,352 votes)
Comments: 241 comments
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21.

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,983 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:76,177
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,279 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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29.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,570 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:55,895
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,822 votes)
Comments: 175 comments
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36.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,503 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:49,457
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:36
Average Rating:  82/100 (2,003 votes)
Comments: 194 comments
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40.

Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,495 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:46,687
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,708 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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44.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,336 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:43,141
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:44
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,499 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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56.

Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,254 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:38,096
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,472 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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67.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,174 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:33,432
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,514 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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70.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,101 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:32,611
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:70
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,583 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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72.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:1,213 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:31,861
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:72
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,683 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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Overall chart

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 6 0%
1950s 208 2%
1960s 641 6%
1970s 1523 15%
1980s 1496 15%
1990s 1975 20%
2000s 2393 24%
2010s 1761 18%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
Various Artists 30 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Frank Zappa 25 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5038 50%
United Kingdom 2668 27%
Canada 455 5%
Mixed Nationality 240 2%
Australia 216 2%
Germany 172 2%
Sweden 160 2%
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