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RankAlbumArtist
19.

DoolittleUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1989Appears in:2,015 charts
Rank in 1989:1Rank Score:80,258
Rank in 1980s1Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,269 votes)
Comments: 234 comments
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21.

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,937 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:75,108
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,207 votes)
Comments: 210 comments
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29.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,545 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:55,976
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,773 votes)
Comments: 168 comments
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34.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,473 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:48,913
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:34
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,957 votes)
Comments: 189 comments
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40.

Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,444 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:45,402
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,640 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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44.

DisintegrationUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,285 charts
Rank in 1989:3Rank Score:42,007
Rank in 1980s6Overall Rank:44
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,444 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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54.

Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,224 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:37,914
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:54
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,436 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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64.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,140 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:33,080
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,467 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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71.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,074 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:31,596
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:71
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,536 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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73.

ThrillerUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:1,165 charts
Rank in 1982:1Rank Score:30,722
Rank in 1980s10Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,626 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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Overall chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 6 0%
1950s 209 2%
1960s 640 6%
1970s 1515 15%
1980s 1508 15%
1990s 2000 20%
2000s 2431 24%
2010s 1690 17%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
Various Artists 32 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 28 0%
Frank Zappa 26 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5087 51%
United Kingdom 2647 26%
Canada 468 5%
Australia 235 2%
Mixed Nationality 189 2%
Germany 168 2%
Sweden 155 2%
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